University Education Commission (1948-49)

1)In November, 1948, the Government of India appointed a university Education Commission.

2)The chairman of the commission was Dr. Radhakrishnan, and that’s why also call Radhakrishnan Commission.

3)The commission had 10 members and the commission was inaugurated by Abdul Kalam Azad.

4)The committee submitted its report in August 1949.

5)This was first commission after the independence of India.

6)The aim of the commission was study and identify the problems in higher education all over the India and suggesting solutions for the problems.

7)The method of study was questionnaire teachers, students, staffs, etc. To know the pro

8)Dr. S. Radhakrishnan was vice-chancellor of Banaras Hindu University. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan was second president of India.

The Aims of University Education in this New India 

1)The Impact of Political Change

2)Universities as the Organs of Civilisation

3)Intellectual Adventure

4)An Integrated Way of Life

5))Wisdom and Knowledge

6)Aims of the Social order. Democracy, Justice, liberty, equality, national and international integration and understanding.

Standards of Teaching

1)To enhance the Standard of the university level.

2)Reforms in secondary education and intermediated college.

3)Cooperation between schools and universities

4)Overcrowding should be minimised.

5)Experimental work should be enhanced.

6)Occupational institutes should be open and Technicians to be recruited 180 days of instruction excluding examination day.

7)Proper libraries and Laboratories.

Religious Education

1)Respect of religion

2)Formation of secular state

3)Freedom of social practice

4)All educational institutions start  work with a few minutes for silent meditation.

5)Great religious leaders like Gautama the Buddha, Confucius, Zoroaster, Socrates, Jesus, Somkara, Ramanuja, Madhava, Mohammad, Kabir, Nanak, Gandhi ji should be taught in first year of the degree course.

Medium of Instruction

1)International technical and scientific terminology be adopted and assimilated and spellings should be fixed as per our India language and Indian scripts.

2)Medium of instruction for higher education should be replaced by Indian language but cannot be Sanskrit due to some vital difficulties

3)Pupils at the higher secondary and University stages be made conversant, with three languages: the regional language, the Federal language and English.

4)Higher education should be imparted through regional language with the option to use with use of national language for some subjects or all subjects.

5)English should be studies in school and Universities to enhance knowledge.


1)They recommended psychological and achievement tests to be used after higher secondary school students for the final test at the end of twelve years of schooling.

2)This and other relevant information serve as basis of an admission examination to the first degree course at the university.

3)The American Council on Education Cooperative Psychological and General Achievement Tests would serve as a model.

4)Examiners should be selected with great care. No one should serve as an examiner in a subject which he has not taught for at least five years.

Women’s Education

1)Women are being admitted in increasing numbers.

2)No discrimination.

3)Intelligent educational guidance.

4)Co-educational institutions.

5)Same salaries for women teachers.