Educational Leadership

By Prof. Atasi Mohanty   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 3912
In the context of Global, Multicultural & Virtual work environments domain knowledge alone is not a sufficient guarantee for professional success. Since long we have been talking about organizational leadership or corporate leadership. In fact leadership is an adjective mostly attached to the growth of industry. Rarely do we realize the importance of leadership in educational institutions. This course is designed to help the teaching/Academic professionals to understand how educational leadership can transform and enhance the effectiveness of educational institutions. This course intends to focus on academic community and to encourage individual members to develop various skills, competencies, abilities to enhance their leadership skills. It will also help them to develop awareness into their self-motivation, reflective practices, critical thinking and positive plans of actions for enhancing their leadership impact and institutional effectiveness. This course is aimed to mobilize human resources of education sector, educational administration and prospective teachers.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : M.A.in Education/ M.E, PG Course, Elective Course
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : All Educational Institutes & Educational Professionals
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Faculty Domain for Experienced
Credit Points : 2
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 16 Sep 2022
Enrollment Ends : 08 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 25 Sep 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Educational Management & Leadership: Issues & challenges
Week 2: Professional Development & the Reflective Practitioner
Week 3: Professional Ethics & Values in Teaching
Week 4: Key Challenges for Educational Leaders: Grooming Capable & Authentic Educational Leaders
Week 5: Emotional Intelligence & Educational Leadership
Week 6: Leadership for Managing Diversity & Inclusion  in  Education
Week 7: Educational  Leadership in a changing World : 21st Century Challenges
Week 8: Innovative Pedagogy ,Technology & Turnaround Leadership : The Stakeholders’ Perspectives

Books and references

1) Educational Leadership: Key Challenges and Ethical Tensions ; Author-Patrick Duignan, Cambridge University Press
2) Educational Leadership: Context, Strategy and Collaboration; Author- Margaret Preedy, Nigel Bennett and Christine Wise, SAGE publication

Instructor bio

Prof. Atasi Mohanty

IIT Kharagpur
Prof. Atasi Mohanty has done her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Centre of Advanced Study in Psychology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India. She has also earned her M.Phil. degrees both in Education and Psychology. Prior to joining Centre for Educational Technology, IIT Kharagpur, she was teaching in Visva-Bharati university, Santiniketan. Her area/s of teaching and research interest/s are Educational Psychology, Teacher Education, Mental Health & Human Resource Development. She has also organized Workshops/Seminar/Short Term Courses on Professional Development and Educational Leadership.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 25 September 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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