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Ravi J. Matthai Centre For Educational Innovation

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The Ravi J. Matthai Centre for Educational Innovation (RJMCEI) was formally established in 1991. It is named after Professor Ravi J. Matthai (1927-1984), the first full-time Director of IIMA, who was deeply interested in rural education. From an initial focus on institution building and higher education, the mandate of the RJMCEI has gradually expanded to include primary education, literacy and secondary education. The Centre has a robust research agenda built around innovations in education and innovative approaches to countering problems in education.

The Centre has a long history of working with the Government of India and various state governments on management in education. It has participated in the assessments of various programs such as the District Primary Education Programme, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, National Literacy Campaigns and Post-Literacy Campaigns, Shiksha Karmi and the Navodaya Vidyalaya scheme. It has also worked on curriculum packages in elementary education, emergency education for earthquake-affected regions, innovations within the public educational system, and has prepared a number of studies of educational performance. Its more significant projects include the Same Language Subtitling project, built on the principle of reinforcing the learning of newly literate people through sub-titling of songs in the same language, and the development of a peer-driven, decentralized professional development system based on teacher-initiated innovations. The RJMCEI has also developed a number of case studies of innovative schools, rural institutions of higher education and management education institutions in India and other SAARC countries and Africa.

The RJMCEI has also been involved in capability building in the educational sector. It runs a popular one-week programme for leadership development in secondary schools. In addition, the RJMCEI has conducted leadership programs for heads of management institutes, engineering colleges and Industrial Training Institutes, directors of the State Educational Research and Training Councils, and other government officials. The doctoral program of the Centre, ‘Innovation and Management in Education’, is a unique interdisciplinary offering that incorporates innovation in education into the broader framework of an advanced degree in management.

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The Ravi J. Matthai Centre for Educational Innovation (RJMCEI) was formally established in 1991. It is named after Professor Ravi J. Matthai (1927-1984), the first full-time Director of IIMA, who was deeply interested in rural education. From an initial focus on institution building and higher education, the mandate of the RJMCEI has gradually expanded to include primary education, literacy and secondary education. The Centre has a robust research agenda built around innovations in education and innovative approaches to countering problems in education.

The Centre has a long history of working with the Government of India and various state governments on management in education. It has participated in the assessments of various programs such as the District Primary Education Programme, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, National Literacy Campaigns and Post-Literacy Campaigns, Shiksha Karmi and the Navodaya Vidyalaya scheme. It has also worked on curriculum packages in elementary education, emergency education for earthquake-affected regions, innovations within the public educational system, and has prepared a number of studies of educational performance. Its more significant projects include the Same Language Subtitling project, built on the principle of reinforcing the learning of newly literate people through sub-titling of songs in the same language, and the development of a peer-driven, decentralized professional development system based on teacher-initiated innovations. The RJMCEI has also developed a number of case studies of innovative schools, rural institutions of higher education and management education institutions in India and other SAARC countries and Africa.

The RJMCEI has also been involved in capability building in the educational sector. It runs a popular one-week programme for leadership development in secondary schools. In addition, the RJMCEI has conducted leadership programs for heads of management institutes, engineering colleges and Industrial Training Institutes, directors of the State Educational Research and Training Councils, and other government officials. The doctoral program of the Centre, ‘Innovation and Management in Education’, is a unique interdisciplinary offering that incorporates innovation in education into the broader framework of an advanced degree in management.

List of Courses

  • Gamification, Technology and Learning Motivation
  • Enterprise and Innovations in Education
  • Structural Equation Modeling
  • Communication for Management Teachers
  • Socio-political Contexts of Research in Management
  • Technology and Education
  • Organizational Development and Change in Educational Institutions
  • Analyzing and Evaluating Educational Policy
  • Change and Innovation in Education
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Education
  • Education: Theory, Policy and Practice
  • Economics of Education: Empirical Approach
  • How to Motivate Students for Learning?
  • Communication for Management Teachers
  • Gamification, Technology and Learning Motivation
  • Enterprise and Innovations in Education
  • Gamification, Technology and Learning Motivation
  • Enterprise and Innovations in Education
  • Strategic Leadership for Schools in a Changing Environment

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