Prof. S. P. Gupta

Prof. Sushil Prakash Gupta

Professor of Education
(fmr.) Director, SOE, Rajarshi Tandon Open University
(fmr.) Director, ICCCE, Allahabad University
(fmr.) Reader, Department of Education, Allahabad University

463 Mumford Ganj
Allahabad, U.P. 211002

Telephone: (+91) 945 004 9201
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Prof. Gupta is an educationist with more than 35 years of experience in teaching, research, and academic administration. His key contributions to the field of education include investigating the state of education in India, shaping the concepts for measurement and evaluation in education, and promoting education for all via distance and open learning. He has published more than 30 books, more than 60 research papers, and served on several selection committees, editorial boards, conference/workshop panels, and expert committees of UGC, NCTE, DEC, etc. Prof. Gupta's work has received several awards by the central and state governments, including the Education Award by the Human Resource and Development Minister of India and the Madan Mohan Malviya Award by the Prime Minister of India.

In addition to pedagogy, Prof. Gupta has taken keen interest in the functioning of educational institutions. In fact, he considers education administrators, education providers, and education seekers as the three pillars of an educational institution. His key administrative roles includes chairing the university wide B.A. admissions committee of Allahabad University, leading the Institute of Correspondence Courses and Continuing Education, Allahabad University (with over 100 employees and 25,000 students at peak strength) as Director, setting up B.Ed. Department as well as School of Education at UPRTOU from bottom up, coordinating state wide B.Ed. admissions at UPRTOU, and performing as acting Vice Chancellor of UPRTOU for a short period.

Research Interests
  • History and Development of Education in India
  • Problems in Education
  • Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Psychology
  • Distance Education

Teaching Experience
  • Education Award, Govt. of India
    For the book, Shikshha ka Tana-Bana
    Given by Hon'ble Shri M. M. Joshi, then HRD Minister of India.

  • Madan Mohan Malviya Award, Govt. of U.P.
    For the book, Bhartiya Shikshha ka Itihas, Vikas evam Samasyayen
    Given by Hon'ble Shri Atal Bihari Vajpai, then Prime Minister of India.

  • Madan Mohan Malviya Award, Govt. of U.P.
    For the book, Shikshha tatha Manovigyan me Adhunil Mapan tatha Mulyankan
    Given by Hon'ble Shri Moti Lal Vora, then Governor of Uttar Pradesh.

  • Viklang jan Swabhiman Samman, Swaraj Viklang Seva Samiti
    For contribution to Education, Training and Rehabilitation of disabled persons
    Given by Hon'ble Shri Arun Tandon, Justice, Allahabad High Court.

  • Anushansha Puraskar
    For the book, Shikshha me Mapan tatha Mulyankan
    Given by Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan, Lucknow.

  • M.Phil. Merit Scholarship, Meerut University.

  • UGC Junior Research Fellowship.

Special Accomplishments
  • Written more than 40 Books on different topics
  • Published about 100 Papers/Articles
  • Edited Periodicals and other Publications
  • Acted as Resource Person in several Workshops/Seminars
  • Worked in various important Administrative Capacities
  • Conducted statewide B.Ed. Admission Tests
  • Organized several Seminars/Workshops as Convener
  • Member of several Professional Bodies
  • Introduced several Innovations in Admission/Course Design/ Examinations
  • Worked as Expert-Member of NCTE-DEC Joint Committee
  • Worked as Expert-Member in several Selection Committee
  • Edited more than 10 Books / Souvenirs
  • Member of several Academic and Administrative Bodies of the University
  • Developed several Psychological Tools
  • Worked as Expert Member of the DEC Committee
  • Worked frequently as Resource Person in Orientation / Refresher Courses

Academic and Administrative Experiences
  1. Worked as Course Coordinator in Several Orientation Courses of ASC of Allahabad University
  2. Worked as In-charge M.A. (Education) Admissions for Several Years
  3. Worked as In-charge, Departmental Time-Table Committee for Several Years
  4. Worked as Senior Member, M.Ed. Admissions Committee for several years
  5. Worked as Chairman B.A. Admissions Committee of Allahabad University in the 1995-96
  6. Worked as Program Officer, N.S.S. Allahabad University
  7. Worked as O.S.D. (Evaluation and Examinations) Allahabad University
  8. Worked as member of Boards of Studies, Research Degree Committees and Academic Council
  9. Conducted Adult Education Program for class IV Employees of Allahabad University
  10. Worked as Member, Research Screening Committee of Arts Faculty of Allahabad University
  11. Founder Editor of "AYRE Journal of Education"
  12. Contributed a lot in Curriculum Revision of B.A., M.A. and M.Ed. Classes of A.U., Allahabad
  13. Participated in Several Seminars / Workshops
  14. Worked as Resources Person in several Orientation and Refresher Courses and Institutes.
  15. Guided M.Ed. and Doctorate Research Work since 1980
  16. Member of several Academic and Professional Bodies.
  17. Worked as N.G.O. in N.F.E. Program
  18. Constructed and standardized several Psychological and Educational Tests
  19. FOUR books awarded, given by the Hon'ble Prime Minister, Hon'ble HRD Minister, Hon’ble Governor of UP
  20. Received M.Phil. Merit Scholarship and J.R.F.
  21. Founder President of "Association for the Promotion of Educational Activities and Research"
  22. Founder Editor of "APEAR Journal of Education"
  23. Worked as Director, Institute of Correspondence Courses of Allahabad University for about 7 Years
  24. Introduced several Innovations in the Examinations
  25. Worked as Member of Academic Council of Allahabad University
  26. Worked as Member of Executive Council, Academic Council, Research Degree Committee, Examination Committee, Board of Studies in Education and Finance Committee
  27. Participated actively in the Development and Up-gradation of Courses
  28. Introduced several Innovations in various Academic Programs
  29. Organized State wide B.Ed. Admission Tests as Coordinator
  30. Established B.Ed. Department in U P R T Open University, Allahabad
  31. Organized several National Seminars and Workshops as Convener
  32. Organized Non-Credit Programs on the Panchayati Raj and on the India's Spiritual Heritage
  33. Organized several Workshops/Training Programs in the field of Distance Education
  34. Worked as In-charge MBA and MCA Program of U P R T Open University, Allahabad
  35. Member, Editorial Board of Indraprastha Journal of Education
  36. Member, Editorial Board of International Journal of Communication Development
  37. Member, Advisory Board , Indian Journal of Development Research
  38. Chief Editor, UPRTOU Journal of Research and ODL Studies
  39. Organized a 7-Day Workshop on Research Methodology as Convener


Research Papers

Workshops, Seminars, Conferences