The Chairman of the University Education Commission established in 1948 was Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. The commission was also known as the Radhakrishnan Commission.
The commission was set up by the Government of India to review the state of higher education in the country and to recommend reforms. The commission submitted its report in 1949, which made a number of important recommendations, including:
- The establishment of a University Grants Commission (UGC) to fund and coordinate higher education in the country.
- The introduction of a three-year degree course at the undergraduate level.
- The development of postgraduate and research studies.
- The improvement of the quality of teaching and learning.
The Radhakrishnan Commission’s recommendations had a major impact on the development of higher education in India. The UGC was established in 1956, and the three-year degree course was introduced in 1961. The commission’s recommendations also helped to promote the development of postgraduate and research studies, and to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was a distinguished philosopher and educator. He was the Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University from 1931 to 1936, and the Vice-Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University from 1939 to 1948. He was also the Ambassador of India to the Soviet Union from 1949 to 1952, and the Vice-President of India from 1952 to 1962. He served as the President of India from 1962 to 1967.
Dr. Radhakrishnan was a visionary leader who made a significant contribution to the development of higher education in India. His legacy continues to inspire educators and students across the country.