Block Level Analysis of Regional Disparities in Educational Development in Punjab
Anil Behl1, Ripudaman Singh2

1Anil Behl, Research Scholar, Department of Geography, School of Arts & Languages, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara (Punjab), India.
2Ripudaman Singh, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, School of Arts & Languages, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara (Punjab), India.
Manuscript received on 03 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 May 2019 | PP: 312-317 | Volume-7 Issue-6S5 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10510476S519/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: Educational development is equally vital component of the development process, as is the component of economic development. Both reciprocate each other as economic development works with in an educational support and educational development gets stimulated by economic growth. Various researchers see association of both in conceptual terms and others discourse these as distinguishable and should be looked in to distinctly for identifying in consistency amongst each other. Nonetheless one thing is very clear that educational development is significantly correlated to socio-economic development. Thus in order to reduce regional disparities in the educational development, geographers must identify disparities in the educational patterns, which is a prerequisite for regional planning. Present study analysis regional disparities in the level of educational institutional development at block level in Punjab. Indicators representing data on the distribution of primary, middle and high/senior secondary schools have been taken for investigation. These indicators were correlated to area and population. The development block has been chosen as the basic unit of study. UNDP’s technique has been used to work out the deprivation and development scores of each block for data analysis and to discern regional disparities in educational development in Punjab.
Keywords: Development Blocks, Educational Development, Regional Disparities, Socio-Economic Development, Punjab.
Scope of the Article: Smart Learning and Innovative Education Systems