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Geography of Educational Institutions: Geospatial method in identifying Educational Deserts and Oasis-A Case study
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  • Manulal Ram,
  • Manoharan A N,
  • Deepika Lakshman,
  • Resmi Varghese
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Abstract

Many studies have pointed out that the learner’s choice in opting a programme or the institution of study is largely driven by the institution’s geographic proximity. By assigning a constant buffer radius (geographic reach) for every institution, proximity analysis demarcates regions of lower and higher number of institutional choices available for a learner belonging to that region. Such geographic regions of educational deserts and educational oasis have been identified with respect to institutions of arts and science undergraduate programmes in the state of Kerala. The understanding of the relationship between the geography and the density of educational intuitions in a region will assist the educational planners and administrators and particularly beneficial in learner or parent perspective