DR AJIT MONDAL

Assistant Professor & Head
Areas of interest:
History of Education in India, Educational Sociology, Teacher Education, Educational Technology, Contemporary Issues in Education, Comparative Education
Qualification
Ph.D. in Education in 2015, Kalyani University on ‘The UEE in India: A Historical Analysis with Reference to the RTE Act’, 2009
Published Papers in Peer Reviewed / Refereed Journals

  1. Mete, J. & Mondal, A. (2011). Response to Child Labour in India, YOJANA  (English),  Ministry  of  Information  &  Broadcasting, Government  of  India,  New  Delhi,  ISSN- 0971-8400, Vol. 55, pp. 41–44, November, 2011
  2. Mondal, A. & Mete, J. (2012).Women Empowerment and Education in the Context of India, University News, Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, ISSN- 0566-2257,   Vol. 50, No. 20, pp. 12 – 18. May 14 – 20, 2012
  3. Mondal, A. & Mete, J. (2012). ICT  in Indian Higher Education: Opportunities and Challenges, Bhatter  College Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, Bhatter College, Datan, Paschim Medinipur, WB, ISSN: 2249-3301, Vol. II, 2012, pp. 2-11.
  4. Mondal, A. & Mete, J. (2012). Right to Education – An Appraisal, Kurukshetra – A Journal on Rural Development, Ministry Rural, Development, Government of India. New Delhi, ISSN-0021-5660, Vol. 60, No. 11, pp.11 – 14, Sept. 2012     
  5. Mondal, A. & Mete, J. (2013). Higher Education and Quality Research in India: An Overview, University News – A Weekly Journal of Higher Education, , Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, ISSN-0566-2257, Vol. 51, No. 19, pp. 3 – 10, May 13-19, 2013
  6. Mondal, A. & Mete, J. (2013). Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation – An Appraisal, Issues and Ideas in Education, Chitkara University, Chandigarh, Punjab, ISSN 2320 – 7655, Vol. 1, No, 2, pp. 1–18, September 2013
  7. Mondal, A. & Mete, J. (2013). Tagore on Rural Reconstruction – A Lesson, University News – A Weekly Journal of Higher Education, Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, ISSN- 0566-2257, 0566-2257, Vol. 51, No. 43, pp. 20-24,Oct.28 – Nov. 03, 2013
  8. Mondal, A. & Mete, J. (2013). Education of Children with Disabilities in India – Policy Perspective and Concerns, Indian Journal of Educational Research, Department  of  Education,  University  of Calcutta, West Bengal. ISSN: 2277-3819, Vol. II, pp. 56-67, March 2013
  9. Mondal, A. & Mete, J. (2014). Value – Oriented Education in India: The Policy Perspective, University News – A Weekly Journal of Higher Education, Association of India Universities (AIU), New Delhi, ISSN-0566-2257, Vol. 51, No. 42, pp. 9-14, December. 30, 2013 – January 05, 2014
  10. Mondal, A. & Mete, J. (2014). Education for Sustainable Development in India: The Policy Perspective, University News – A Journal of Higher Education, Association of Indian Universities( AIU), New Delhi, ISSN- 0566-2257, Vol. 52, No. 23, pp. 20-28, June 09 – 15, 2014
  11. Mondal, A. (2014). Equity Issues in the Context of the RTE Act, 2009, The Primary Teacher Journal, National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi, Volume XXXIX, Number – 3,  pp. 5-14,  ISSN: 0970-9282, July 2014
  12. Mondal, A. & Mete, J. (2014). Tagore’s Santiniketan School A Retrospective View, Bangladesh Education Journal, A half-yearly journal published by Bangladesh Forum for Educational Development (BAFED) with financial assistance from Action Aid Bangladesh BAFED, Bangladesh, ISSN: 1811-0762, Volume 13, Number 2, pp. 49-57, December 2014
  13. Mondal, A, & Mete, J. (2014). A Historical Analysis of UEE with reference to the RTE Act, 2009, Journal of Educational Chronicle, Indian Institute of Professional Studies, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, ISSN: 2229-6220, Volume 5, Number 2, pp. 1-8, December 2014                     
  14. Mondal, A. (2015). Inclusions in Education in the Context of the Right to Education Act, 2009, Journal of Disability Management and Special Education, Ramkrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, ISSN: 2229-5143, Volume 5, Number 1, pp. 67-75, January 2015
  15. Mondal, A. (2015). A Study on the Awareness about the RTE Act, 2009 among Teachers of Elementary.GHG Journal of Sixth Thought, GHG Khalsa College of Education, Ludhiana, Punjab, ISSN: 2348-9936, pp. 1-4, Vol.2, No.1, March – 2015
  16. Mondal, A. (2016). Central Schemes to Boost Secondary Education, Kurukshetra – A Journal on Rural Development, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, New Delhi, ISSN: 0021-5660, Vol. 64, No. 03, pp.41-43, January, 2016         
  17. Mondal, A. (2017). Free and Compulsory Primary Education in India under the British Raj: A Tale of an Unfulfilled Dream, SAGE Open Journal (SAGE PublicationsInc.)July-September2017:1–12,https. //doi.org/10.1177/2158244017727

 

Publication of Books

  1. Mondal, A. & Mete, J. (2016). Right to Education in India, Volume I – History  Since 1813, New Delhi: Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., pp. 1-280, ISBN: 978-81-212-1336-3
  2. Mondal, A. & Mete, J. (2016). Right to Education in India, Volume II – Act 2009, New Delhi: Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., pp. 1- 308, ISBN: 978-81-212-1337
  3. Mondal, A. (2017). A Discourse on Educational Programmes in India [UEE, SSA, RTE, RMSA, RUSA], New Delhi: Kanishka Publishers, Distributors

 

Publication of Edited Books

  1. Mete, J. & Mondal, A. (Ed.) (2013). Teacher Education, New Delhi: APH Publishing Corporation, pp. 1 – 296, ISBN – 978-93-313-1966-1
  2. Mete, J. & Mondal, A. (Ed.) (2013). Emerging Issues on Women Empowerment, New Delhi: Kunal Books – Publishers & Distributors. Pp. 1- 553, ISBN- 978-93-82420-20-0
  3. Mete, J. & Mondal, A. (Ed.)(2014). Encyclopaedia of Right to Education (Set of 3
    Volumes),
    New Delhi: APH Publishing Corporation, pp. 1 – 1122, ISBN – 978-93-
    313-2280-7
  4. Mondal, A. & Mete, J. (Ed.) (2015). An Outline of Value Education, New Delhi:  Kunal Books – Publishers & Distributors, Pp. 1-331, ISBN: 978-93- 82420-75-0
  5. Mondal, A. & Mete, J. (Ed.) (2015). A Discourse on Value Education, New Delhi:
    Kunal Books – Publishers & Distributors, Pp. 1-356, ISBN: 978-93- 82420-74-3
  6. Mondal, A. & Mete, J. (Ed.) (2015). Higher Education- Emerging Issues and Concerns, New Delhi: APH Publishing Corporation, Pp. 1-658, ISBN: 978-93-313-2703-1
  7. Mondal, A. (Ed.) (2017). Pivotal Issues in Indian Education. New Delhi: KALPAZ Publications, ISBN: 978-93-5128-259-4.
  8. Mondal, A. & Narula, M. (2018).  Education in Emerging India. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers & Distributors. (In Press)

 

Participation and Papers Presented in Seminars & Symposium

  1. Presented a paper entitled “West Bengal Secondary Education Board towards a New Evaluation System” in the NUEPA Sponsored National Level Seminar on “Policies Adopted and Practices by the Board of Secondary Education on Various Issues: Affiliation, Admission, Recruitment, Curriculum and Examination”  organized by the Department of Education, University of Gour Banga, Malda, West Bengal, held on 9th & 10th December, 2010
  2. Presented a paper in Bengali entitled “Rabindra Sikshachintar Swarup” in the UGC sponsored International Level Seminar on “ Ekabinsha Shatak O Rabindranath” organized by the Centre for Studies & Research on Tagore, Rabindranath Bharati University, Kolkata, held on 28th & 29th March, 2011
  3. Presented a paper entitled Tagore and Sriniketan : Experiments with Rural Re- construction” in the UGC sponsored National Level Seminar on  “Rabindranath Tagore: Nationalism & Internationalism” organized by the  Shimurali Sachinananda College of Education, Shimurali, District –  Nadia, West Bengal, held on 19th & 20th August, 2011          
  4. Paper a paper entitled “The RTE Act, 2009: Salient Features and Problems of Implementation Issues” in the MHRD, Government of India, sponsored National Level Seminar on “Reality & Practices of NCTE Curriculum Framework – 2009 in the Light of National Curriculum Framework – 2005”Department of Education, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, West Bengal, held on 22nd & 23rd September, 2011
  5. Presented a paper entitled Quality Issues in Elementary Education in the Context of SSA” in the UGC sponsored National Level Seminar on “Perspectives of Quality Management in Education” organized by the Department of Education, Surendranath College for Women, Kolkata, West Bengal, held on 2nd & 3rd December, 2011
  6. Participated in the UGC, New Delhi, sponsored International Level Seminar on “ Sri Ramkrishna’ Ideas and Our Times” organized by the Ramkrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math, West Bengal, held on 19th to 21st January, 2012
  7. Presented a paper entitled “RTE Act, 2009: Opportunities and Challenges in the 21st Century” in the UGC sponsored National Level Seminar on “ Education in the 21st Century” organized by Shimurali Sachinananda College of Education, Shimurali, District –  Nadia, West Bengal, held on March 13rd & 14th , 2012
  8. Presented a paper entitled “Education in the Vision of Swami Vivekananda” in the MHRD, Government of India, sponsored International Level Seminar on “ Thoughts and Ideas of Swami Vivekananda on Education” organized by the Department of Education, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, West Bengal, held on 18th &19th April, 2012
  9. Presented a paper in Bengali entitled “Sikshar Madhyam – Sangbadpatra O Sankritir Madhyam Siksha” in the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India, New Delhi sponsored International Level Seminar on “ “National Service Scheme on Development of Youths & News Media and Bengali Culture” organized by  National Service Scheme (NSS), University of Kalyani, Kalyani, West Bengal, held on 3rd & 4th  May, 2012
  10. Presented a paper entitled “Distance Education in India – A Brief Review” in the UGC, New Delhi, sponsored National Level Seminar on “ Higher Education 2020 – New Strategies for Empowerment and Growth” organized by the St. Joseph’s College of Commerce. Bangalore, held on 6th & 7th September, 2012
  11. Presented a paper entitled “Sustainable Development through Education in India” in the UGC, New Delhi, sponsored National Level Seminar on “Education for Sustainable Development in 21st Century” organized by the Union Christian Training College, MSD, West Bengal, held on 4th & 5th October, 2012
  12. Presented a paper entitled “The RTE Act, 2009: A Historical Analysis in the Context of UEE” in the UGC, New Delhi, sponsored National Level Seminar on “Right to Education & Its Proper Implementation: Problems and Way-Out for Better Future” organized by the Kaliachak College, Kaliachak, Malda, West Bengal, 22nd & 23rd  November, 2013
  13. Presented  a paper entitled “Equity Issues in the Context of the RTE Act, 2009” in the International Level Seminar on “Women’s Empowerment or Power Equity: A Challenge to 21st Century India in the Context of Human Rights” organized by the Centre for Women’s Studies, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, West Bengal, held on10th April, 2014
  14. Presented a paper entitled “Empowering Indian Tribal through Education – A Post Independence Narration” in the National Level Seminar on “Modern Trends in Education: Issues and Challenges” organized by the Jakir Hossain B. ED. College, Murshidabad, held on 15th &16th November, 2014      
  15. Presented a paper entitled “Movement Discourse on Right to Education in India from Directive Principle to Fundamental Right – An Appraisal” in the International Level Seminar on “Different Perspectives of Education in Modern Society” organized by the JRSET College of Education, Chakdaha, District – Nadia, West Bengal, held on 21st  & 22nd February, 2015
  16. Presented a paper entitled “Rastriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) – A Discourse on Its Theory and Practice” in the International Level Symposium on “Contemporary Trends in Education” organized by Kingston Educational Institute, in Collaboration with Department of Education, West Bengal State University, Barasat, West Bengal, held on
  17.  Presented a paper entitled Digital Library – A Paradigm Shift in Education and Research in India” in the UGC Sponsored National Level Seminar on “ Exertion to Establish Knowledge Society: Responsibility of Academic Libraries”, organized by Central Library, Shimurali Sachinandan College of Education, Shimurali, District – Nadia, West Bengal, held on 24th & 25th September, 2016
  18. Presented a paper entitled “Free and Compulsory Education in India after the
    Constitutional Era – A History of Denial”
    in the UGC Sponsored National Level Seminar on “Contemporary Issues In Indian Education” organized by Department of Education, Haringhata Mahavidyalaya, Haringhata, District – Nadia in Collaboration with Muragachha Govt. College, held on the 28th & 29th September, 2016
  19. Presented a paper entitled “Choosing a Meaningful Career – Its Stages of Making Choice and Factors in the UGC Sponsored National Level Seminar on “Guidance and Counselling for College Students – Necessity and Implementation” organized by the Department of Education, Panihati Mahavidyalaya, Sodepur, West Bengal, on 18th & 19th November, 2016
  20. Presented a paper entitled “Teaching as a Professor in Indian Context – A Debatable Issue in the 21st Century” in the National Level Seminar on “Teacher Education in 21st Century” organized by the Jalangi B.ED. College held on 16th September, 2017.

 

Participation in Workshop

  1. Participated in the MHRD, Government of India sponsored 6 Days National Level Workshop on “Curriculum and Pedagogical Practice” organized by Department of Education (IASE), University of Kalyani, Kalyani, West Bengal, held on  1st  March to 6th  March, 2012
  2. Participated in the MHRD, Government of India sponsored 7 Days National Level Workshop on “Research Methodology” organized by the Department of Education (IASE), University of Kalyani, Kalyani, West Bengal, held on 13th June to 20th June, 2012.
  3. Participated in the MHRD, Governemnt sponsored 7 Days National Level Workshop on “Modification of Teacher Education Curriculum” organized by the Department of Education (IASE), University of Kalyani, Kalyani, West Bengal, held on 12th December to 19th December, 2012
  4. Participated in the IQAC, Ramkrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur & Department of Higher Education, Government of West Bengal sponsored 2 Days State Level Workshop on “NAAC Assessment and Accreditation: Implementation at the Institutional Level” organized by IQAC, Ramkrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur, West Bengal, held on 13th & 14th July, 20015
  5. Participated in the Workshop on ‘Academic Performance Indicators and Assessment for Teachers’ organized by P. N. Das College, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, held on the 8th April, 2017.
  6. Participated in the One – Day National Seminar on “ Gearing up for Changes: In the Accreditation Process and Implimentation of the CBCS and CAS”, Organized by the IQAC, Hiralal Mazumdar Memorial College for Women, Kolkata – 35, held on 29th January, 2018.
  7. Attended as a Resource Person at “ Eight Days Sate Level Residential Workshop for Development of Material on D. El. Ed. Curriculum of West Bengal” organized by DIET, Hooghly, SCERT, Government of West Bengal, dated 11th February, 2016 to 18th February, 2016
  8. Attended as a Resource Person in the Programme for 6 Days at SCERT (West Bengal) for the “Workshop on Syllabus and Content Editing of D. El. Ed. Course” facilitated by SCERT, West Bengal, managed by DIET, South 24 Parganas, dated 21st April, 2016 to 26th April, 2016.
  9. Delivered a speech in the seminar on “Delinquency among Adolescents: Strategies and Perspective” organized by the Bhimpur Mohanananda College of Education, Bhimpur, Nadia in collaboration with Sudhirranjan Lahiri Mahavidyalaya, Majdia, Nadia, West Bengal, held on the 31st March, 2017.
  10. Delivered a speech entitled “Developmental Discourse on Right to Free and Compulsory Education in India after Independence” in the workshop organized by the Department of Education, Haringhata Mahavidyalaya, Haringhata, Nadia, held on 16th May, 2017.

Other Academic Activities

    • Editor of the EDULIGHT – A UGC Approved Multidisciplinary Peer-Reviewed Journal, Council of Edulight – A Researchers’ Organization, Kalyani, West Bengal, India (ISSN: 2278-9545).
    • Member of the Editorial Board of the UGC Approved Referred Journal: Issues and Ideas of Education (IIE), Chitkara University,Chandigarh,ISSN:23207655
    • Member of the Board of Moderation in Education at B.A. (Honours & General) & Question Setter in Education at B.A. (Honours & General) in different Universities & Autonomous Colleges.
    • Member of the UG Syllabus Committee in Education (Honours & General), Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol, West Bengal
    • Member of the IQAC, Surendranath College for Women, 24, M. G. Road, Kolkata, West Bengal
    • Convener of the Purchase Committee and Career Counselling Committee, Surendranath College for Women, 24 M.G. Road, Kolkata – 9
    • Acted as Question Setter of B.A. (Honours & General in Education) at different universities in West Bengal
    • Performed as Head Examiner of the Answer Scripts of B.A. (General) Education, Paper – II, Exam. 2016, University of Calcutta, 2016
    • Acting as HOD, Department of Education, SNCW since 1/1/207
    • Participated in the 116th Orientation Programme, held from 19th December, 2016 to 14th January, 2017 organized by the HRDC – ASC, CU and Refresher Course in Teacher Education from 6th March, 2018 to 26th March, 2018, organized by the HRDC – ASC, CU