IATE organizes two memorial lectures at its Annual Conference
Prof. T.K.N. Menon Memorial Lecture
Prof. S.N. Mukherjee Memorial Lecture
Prof. T.K.N.Menon was an eminent Indian scholar of Education and Psychology whose work was widely held across the globe. He was the founder secretary of the Association of Teacher Training Colleges which was renamed as IATE in 1966. Being one of the tallest scholars of his time he was associated with various responsibilities in the country and abroad. He was young intellectual associate of Parmeshwaran Pillai Govinda Pillai when he was editor with People’s Publishing House, a CPI institution in Delhi. He headed the Department of Education and Psychology of M.S. University Baroda. He was Rappoteur General of Regional Conference on Problems in Asian Teacher Training and a Course for Teacher Educators organized by UNESCO at Manila in May 1962. He was one of the first members of the Governing Body of NCERT (1961). He was also Director of Directorate of Extension Programmes for Secondary Education, New Delhi. He was member of the Study Team for Selected Educational Schemes (1961) setup by Planning Commission and Ministry of Education.
Most widely held works by Thekkey Kottiejath Narrayana Menon are as follows:
- Prof. S.N. Mukerjee was born in village Gabsi of Burdwan district, West Bengal. He hailed from a famous Bengali Family settled in Jabalpur. His father Rai Bahadur A.L.Mukerjee was a reputed educationist of his time. Prof. S.N. Mukerjee received his education in Govt High School Saugar, Robrtson College Jabalpur, Morris College Nagpur, Spencer Training College Jabalpur, Institute of Education, University of London, Trinity College Dubli and Teachers College Columbia University, New York.
- He was associated with Gaikwad’s Baroda State and the M.S, University Baroda for nearly three decades. He developed the Faculty of Education and Psychology from a tiny institution to a comprehensive college with a guidance bureau and a research and publication division. During his deanship it was granted the status of Centre for Advanced Studies in Education(CASE).
- Mukerjee received the Alumni Fellowship Award of the Teachers College, Columbia University in 1953. In 1965 Prof. S.N. Mukerjee joined the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi as head of two newly started prestigious departments, Department of Educational Administration and Department of Foundations of Education.
- In 1968 Prof. Mukerjee left the NCERT and joined as the Principal of India’s one of the most prestigious colleges, Vidya Bhawan, Udaipur. He joined the State College of Education, Jabalpur as the UGC Professor. He was honoured by Rajasthan Vidyapith (Deemed University) in 1979.
- As Dean of the Faculty of Education in the M.S University Baroda he brought his Faculty in close contact with the Michigan and Frankfurt Universities through two important Projects. He was closely associated with World Education Fellowship and AACTF.
As a member of the Executive Committee of the ICET he worked on a number of international projects. He organized the First Asian Conference on Teacher Education in Asia at Bangalore in July 1971 and was the Chairman of its Second Conference held in Bhopal in October 1980. He was the editor of four educational Quarterly Journals.
- In 1981 he contributed a Chapter in Histoire Mondiale De Education published by Presses Universitaires De France. He rceived Swami Pranbananda Award in Education from the UGC for his unique contribution to History of Education and Educational Administration.
- In May 1982 Prof. S.N. Mukerjee gifted his entire landed property to BHARAT SEVASHRAM SANGH. .
- Prof. was keenly associated with the formation of the Association of Training Colleges in November 1950 at Baroda (Vadodra) which after was renamed as IATE in the 9th Annual Conference ,Trivandrum under his presidentship He was closely associated with the IATE through out his life. He will always remain an inspiration for IATE.
- Mukerjee received the Alumni Fellowship Award of the Teachers College, Columbia University in 1953.
- He was honoured by Rajasthan Vidyapith ( Deemed University) in 1979.
- He rceived Swami Pranbananda Award in Education from the UGC for his unique contribution to History of Education and Educational Administration.