• Dr. Rajesh S. Chandanpat Ex-Dean Faculty of Education, Gondwana University, Gadchiroli


Babasaheb Ambedkar & Ambedkar’s Thoughts, Views of Education & Higher Education


Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb Ambedkar, was one of the architects of Indian Constitution. He was a well known politician and an eminent jurist. Ambedkar’s efforts to eradicate the social evil like untouchability and caste restriction were remarkable. The leader, fought for the right of the dalits and other socially backward classes. He was appointed as the first Law Minister in the Cabinet of Jawaharlal Nehru. He posthumously awarded the BharatRatna, India’s highest civilian honor in 1990. He was a scholar, jurist and a revolutionist. His contribution ranges from educational reforms made by the British Indian Government in the education system from before independence to the post-Independence era. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, the frontier of Dalits emphasized on the need of education.  He compared education with the milk of tigress and added that one who will drink it; won’t seat calm.

Dr. Ambedkar in one of his thoughts says, “If one wants to develop the society then he/she need to spread up the. Education eradicates the bias of the people which result on to minimize the exploitation, domination, of those people who try to take the benefit of the so called illiterate people. If the people get knowledge through education then they can face the problems created by the dominators. Education reforms opinions; it tries to remove the wall built among us which is considered as the first stage of our development”. This paper discusses his thoughts on higher education and how he has the lion’s share in reframing the definition of education amongst the common.


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Dr. Rajesh S. Chandanpat. (2018). DR. B. R. AMBEDKAR’S THOUGHTS ON HIGHER EDUCATION. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 4(1). Retrieved from http://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/1461