Dr. S. Srinivasa Rao
Associate Professor
Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies
School of Social Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi

Off. Phone : 91 -11 - 2670 4753
Residence : 91 11 - 26741237
Mobile : 09910512553
E-Mail : srinivasarao@mail.jnu.ac.in and srinivas.zhces@gmail.com

S. Srinivasa Rao is Associate Professor of Sociology of Education at Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Prior to joining JNU, he had been a Consultant in the Technical Support Group (TSG) to Ministry of HRD for District Primary Education Programme (DPEP) (1997) and has also worked as a Consultant to the Campus Diversity Initiative (CDI) Programme of the Ford Foundation (1998 – 99). His teaching and research interests include diversity, equity, access, excellence in education. He has been a recipient of Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute's Faculty Research Fellowship for 2005 and Faculty Enrichment Award for 2011; Asia Fellow Award of the Asian Scholarship Foundation (ASF) for 2007, Bangkok. He has published many research papers in journals and edited books published by reputed publishers and editors. He is co-editor of 'Sociology of Education in India: Changing Contours and Emerging Concerns', (Oxford University Press, New Delhi: 2013).

EDUCATION

Institution (from – to) Degrees obtained
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) (1992-97) Ph D in Sociology of Education
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) (1990-92) M. Phil in Educational Studies (Sociology of Education); Grade A- (CGPA 7.33)
University of Hyderabad (1988-90) M. A in Sociology; First Class (60%)
Nagarjuna University (1985-88) B Sc (Physics); First Class (66 %)
Board of Intermediate Education (1983-85) Intermediate (+2) with Physics, Maths and Chemistry; First Class (74.8%)

AWARDS / FELLOWSHIPS / HONOURS

Invited as Guest Researcher, at Institute of International Education (IIE), Department of Education, Stockholm University, October 22 - November 2, 2012. (But, could not avail due to personal reasons)

SHASTRI FELLOW. 2011-12. Faculty Enrichment Fellowship, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, Calgary (Canada) and New Delhi (India). Visited Faculty of Education, McGill University; and Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto (June-July 2011)

Elected General Secretary; Comparative Education Society of India (CESI), a constituent of World Congress of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) (January 2011 to December 2012)

ASIA FELLOW (2006-07), by Asian Scholarship Foundation, Bangkok. Availed the Award as a Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia, for a period of nine months (March – December, 2007) , as part of the Fellowship.

FACULTY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (Canadian Studies), 2005. Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, New Delhi. Availed the Fellowship as a Visiting Scholar at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, for five weeks in May – June, 2005.

University Grants Commission (UGC) Junior and Senior Research Fellowship (JRF and SRF) for Doctoral Study, 1992 – 97.

Andhra Pradesh State Merit Scholarship for Under-graduation (1985 – 88)

PRESENT AND PAST WORK EXPERIENCE
(Total Experience, post Ph D: 15 years)

April, 2009 onwards: ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION, Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.

April, 2003 – April, 2009: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (Senior Lecturer), Sociology of Education, Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, School of Social Sciences, JNU, New Delhi.

April, 1999 – April 2003: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Sociology of Education, Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, School of Social Sciences, JNU, New Delhi.

Jan 1998 to Apr 1999: CONSULTANT, Academic Support & Programme Co-ordination; Campus Diversity Initiative, Project of the Ford Foundation in India, Educational Resources Centre, New Delhi.

Aug 1997 to Dec 1997: CONSULTANT – Appraisal, Monitoring & Supervision, National Technical Support Group (TSG), District Primary Education Programme (DPEP), Educational Consultants India Limited (Ed.CIL), New Delhi.

EVALUATION /BASELINE /FEASIBILITY /FIELD RESEARCH STUDIES

Educational Review/Evaluation of Delhi Public Schools in Hisar, Chandigarh, and Pinjore (September – October, 2009); in Bangalore (North and South) (September 2010); Vidyut Nagar (May, 2012).

End of the Project Evaluation of Janshala (Community School) Programme of the Bodh, an NGO working in Alwar district of Rajasthan. The project was supported by the N(o)VIB. December, 2008 – January, 2009.

Baseline Assessment Study on the schooling of urban poor in a migrant settlement in Delhi. Looked into the educational aspirations of the urban poor community; Member of the Core Research Team to build University – School Network at ZHCES, JNU, supported by Sir Ratan Tata Trust.

Participated in the Integrated Education for Disabled Children – Impact Assessment Study of the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), An Autonomous Body Under Ministry of Social Justice, Government of India. The involvement in the Study included training of the Field Investigators in Social Survey, monitoring of the data collection work and preparing an independent Report on the implementation of the IEDC Scheme in Rajasthan( October, 2004). (Coordinated by RCI, New Delhi);

Involved in designing, executing and preparing a Report of a student field work in Kusumpur Pahari Slum Cluster in Delhi. The title of the project was "Education among the Urban Poor". The study was sponsored by the Department of Special Assistance Programme of the UGC, ZHCES, JNU, March – November 2004.

Participated as a technical expert in a Baseline Assessment Study to project the educational needs of the migratory population of twelve settlements in Chennai. The study was sponsored by KKSS, one the partner organizations of Christian Children's Fund (CCF), India. The study attempted to explore the possibilities of bringing the children of the ever-migrating communities like gypsies in a Metropolitan context., January 2004.

Monitored a survey of fourteen villages in Pondicherry in order to draft the educational plans for universalisation of elementary education. The project was conducted by the 'Community Seva Centre', a Community Based Organisation, in its programme of overall community development in those villages, February 2004.

Conducted Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) in Dindigul, Tamil Nadu. To prepare village level plans for development and prioritizing the developmental needs of select villages in the district. For KKSS, a partner organization of the CCF, India. February 2004.

Participated in the National Evaluation Study on Civil Works Under District Primary Education Programme (DPEP) for Government of India. The Study was coordinated by the Educational Consultants India Limited (Ed.CIL), New Delhi. Visited six districts of Andhra Pradesh, three of which are funded by the DFID and the other three were supported through the World Bank loan to Government of India. The districts include Cuddapah, Mahboob Nagar, Adilabad, Nellore, Karim Nagar, and Warangal. The team comprised of three members from different backgrounds, one from Archtecture, another from Civil Engineering and the third from the Social Sciences. (April – June 2002);

Designed and executed a short-term field project by the students on the Primary Schooling in an Urbanised Village, Mahipalpur of NCT of Delhi. Undertaken with the assistance from Department of Special Assistance Programme of the UGC, ZHCES, JNU, September - October, 2001.

A Feasibility Study on Strengthening of Rural Colleges, Sponsored by the Ford Foundation, 1998. (With a team of five members)

COURSES CURRENTLY TEACHING AT THE POST-GRADUATE LEVEL

'Education and Society: An Introduction to Sociology of Education'

'Sociology of Education: Themes and Perspectives'

"Education and Diversity in Multicultural Societies"

'Qualitative Research Methods'

'Education in India: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives'

RESEARCH SUPERVISION (as on May 2013)

Status M Phils Ph Ds
Awarded 20 4
Currently working 2 10
De-registered, but continue to work   4

PUBLICATIONS

Book

2013. "Sociology of Education in India: Changing Contours and emerging Concerns', (Oxford University Press: New Delhi) (Co-Editor)

2007. 'Sociological Perspectives of Education', New Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).

Book Chapters and Journal Articles

2013. 'Structural Exclusion in Everyday Institutional Life: Labeling of Stigmatised Groups in an IIT' in "Sociology of Education in India: Changing Contours and emerging Concerns', edited by Geetha B. Nambissan and S. Srinivasa Rao, (Oxford University Press: New Delhi).

2013. 'Sociology of Education in India: Trajectory, Location and Concerns' (Co-author), in "Sociology of Education in India: Changing Contours and emerging Concerns', edited by Geetha B. Nambissan and S. Srinivasa Rao, (Oxford University Press: New Delhi).

2011. 'Revisiting Equality Debate in India and the UK: Race, Caste, Class Intersections in Education', (Co-author) in 'Education and Social Justice in the Era of Globalization: Perspectives from India and the UK', edited by Marie Lall and Geetha B. Nambissan, (Routledge: New Delhi).

2010. Between the Ethnic and the Market Agendas: Impact of Affirmative Action and Neo-liberal Reforms on Malaysian Higher Education, Contemporary Education Dialogue, Volume 7, no. 2, pp. 193 – 224.

2009. 'Globalisation, Affirmative Action and Higher Education Reforms in Malaysia: A Tightrope Walk between Equality and Excellence', The Asian Scholar, the E-Journal of ASF, Issue No.5, (http://www.asianscholarship.org/asf/ejourn/index.html/.)

2009. "The Schooling of Immigrant Children in Canada: A Critique of Multicultural Education", in Christopher Raj and Marie McAndrew (Eds). 'Multiculturalism: Public Policy and Problem Areas in Canada and India', Manak Publishers: New Delhi, pp. 254 – 267.

2008. "India's Language Debates and Education of Linguistic Minorities", Economic and Political Weekly, vol. 43, no. 36, pp. 63 – 69.

2008. "Equality in Higher Education: The Impact of Affirmative Action Policies in India", in Sukhadeo Thorat and Narender Kumar (Eds.). (2008). In Search of Inclusive Policy: Addressing Graded Inequality, Jaipur: Rawat Publishers, pp286 – 311. (Originally published in Edgar Beckham (ed.), Global Collaborations: The Role of Higher Education in Diverse Democracies, Washington D.C: Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2002, pp. 41 – 62.)

2007. "Neglected Terrain in the Quest for Equality: Women in Elite Engineering and Technology Education in India", in Tilak, J. B. G. (Ed.). Women's Education and Development, Delhi: Gyan Publishers, pp. 187 – 212.

2006. "Engineering and Technology Education in India: Uneven Spread, Quality, and Social Coverage", Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, Vol. No. , pp. 205 – 225.

2006. "Primary Schooling among the Urban Poor: Perspectives from a Study of a Slum in Metropolitan Delhi", in D. Venkateswarlu et.al. (Eds.). Facets of Urban Society in India: Processes, Problems, and Development, New Delhi: Serials Publications, pp. 207 – 221.

2005. 'Survey Research Design' (CH. 19), in Research Methodologies and Methods Book II, New Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Open University.

2005. 'Survey Instrumentation' (CH. 20), in Research Methodologies and Methods Book II, New Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Open University.

2005. ''Execution of Survey Method' (CH. 21), in Research Methodologies and Methods Book II, New Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Open University.

2002. "Dalits in Education and Workforce", Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. xxxvii, no.29, July 20 – 26, 2002, pp. 2998 – 3000.

2002. "Equality in Higher Education: The Impact of Affirmative Action Policies in India", in Edgar Beckham (ed.), Global Collaborations: The Role of Higher Education in Diverse Democracies, Washington D.C: Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2002, pp. 41 – 62.

1999. "Primary Education in India: Policy Perspectives", (Co-author) in Durga Prasad and Misra (eds.), "Basic Rural Infrastructure and Services for Improved Quality of Life", NIRD, Hyderabad, 1999.

Invited Book Reviews

2010. 'The Issue of Language', a review of 'English Education and the Question of Indian Nationalism: A Perspective on the Vernacular' by Santosh Dash, in The Book Review, vol. 34, no. 6, June, 2010, pp.24–25.

2006. "Affirmative Action in United States and India: A Comparative Perspective" by Thomas E. Weisskopf, in Contemporary Education Dialogue, 3 (2), pp. 218 – 223.

2006. "Life at School: An Ethnographic Study" (Second Edition) by Meenakshi Thapan, in The Book Review, November.

2005. "Political agenda of education: A Study of Colonialist and Nationalist Ideas" by Krishna Kumar, in The Book Review, 29(10), pp14 – 15.

2003. "Negotiating Identities: Women in the Indian Diaspora", by Aparna Rayaprol, for Indian Journal of Gender Studies, vol.10, no.2, pp. 366 – 371.

2002. "Elementary Education in Rural India: A Grassroots View", Edited by A. Vaidyanathan and P.R. Gopinathan Nair, for The Book Review, vol. XXVI, no. 3, p.31.

1996. "Girls Schooling, Women's autonomy and Fertility change in South Asia" edited by Roger Jeffery and Alaka Basu, Sociological Bulletin, September 1996, pp.279-282.

1995. "Conflict, Competition or Co-operation: Dilemmas of State Education Policy making" by Douglas M.Abrams, Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, vol.9, no.1, pp.124 126.

1994. "Private Initiative and Public Policy in Education" ed. by R.P.Singh, Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, vol.8, no.4, pp.484 489.

1994. "Sociology and the Third World Perspective" by Orlando Albornoz, Journal of Educational Planing and Administration, vol.8, no.3, pp.331 334.

1992. "Tribal Development in India: A Trend Report", by M.Satyanarayana, Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, vol.6, no.3, pp.307 308.

1991. "Education of Masses in India" by M.G.Mali, Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, vol.5, no.3, pp.331 332.

1991. "Elite and Social Change: A study of Elite Formation in India" by Suren Navalakha, Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, vol.5, no.1, 1991, pp.99 102.

Popular Articles

2009. 'From Vision to Act: Milestones in Education', Hindustan Times, HT Horizons, Nov 11.

2004. "Privatisation of Education will Produce Excellence and Merit is entirely Wrong Argument", Mulnivasi Organiser, Vol. 1, no. 5, pp3 – 5 and 17

2002. "Diversity, Discrimination and Disadvantage", Beyond the Margins, A Quarterly Newsletter for Diversity and Multicultural Education, July, 2002, New Delhi, Pp.6-7

"Diversity Concerns in Higher Education", Edit Page Lead Article, The Hindu, December 15, 2001.

"Non Formal Education in Perspective", Open Page (Education), The Hindu, Madras, 20 December 1994.

"Impediments to Educating the Indian Girl Child" (Gender Page), The Pioneer, New Delhi, 17 June 1992.

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS

Had been a part of the joint collaborative project between Institute of Education (IoE), University of London and Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, JNU. Produced a joint paper with Dr. Marie Lall of IoE, which is forthcoming in a volume on 'Education and Social Justice in the Era of Globalisation'.

COORDINATION OF SEMINARS/CONFERENCES

Member, Advisory Committee, CESI annual Conference 2012, University of Jammu, October 10-12, 2012.

Member, Advisory Committee, CESI Annual Conference 2011, University of Hyderabad, November 16-18, 2011.

Organising Secretary, Annual Conference of Comparative Education Society of India (CESI). Theme: Globalisation, Educational Change and Reforms: Comparative Perspectives. November 15 – 17, 2010, JNU, New Delhi.

National seminar on 'Education Policy and Practice: Emerging Scenarios', March 13 – 14, 2009 (Co-organiser).

National Seminar on 'Sociology of Education in India: Looking Back, Looking Ahead', March 2006 (Co-Organiser).

Coordinated UGC Orientation Course (General), for Academic Staff College, JNU, 18 October – 11 November, 2004. Designed and conducted the Course in which 64 teachers of Humanities and Social Sciences from all parts of the country participated. About 77 percent of the participants rated the Course as Outstanding.

Organising Committee Member, International Colloquium of VCs of South Asian Region, JNU, New Delhi. March 2 – 4, 2005.

PARTICIPATION IN SEMINARS / WORKSHOPS

INTERNATIONAL

International Seminar on 'Age and Grade Appropriate Training to Prepare Out-of-School Children for Schooling: Issues and Chalenges', July 3-5, 2012, New Delhi, CARE India and Stockholm University.

55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Society (CIES), Montreal May 1- 5, 2011, Presented a paper on 'Neoliberal reforms and discourses on equality in higher education: Comparative Perspectives from India and Malaysia'.

South Asian Conference on 'Inclusive Policies in Higher Education in South Asia', Presented India country paper on 'Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Indian Higher Education', Organised by Martin Chautari, Khatmandu, Nepal April 26 – 27, 2010

Presented a paper on 'Higher Education Reforms and Affirmative Action: Some Dilemmas in India and Malaysia', British Academy funded conference on ' Inequality and Affirmative Action', November 9 – 10, 2009

Presented a paper on 'Globalisation, Affirmative Action and Higher Education Reforms in Malaysia', at the Eighth Asia Fellows Conference, 'Sheltered States, Troubled peoples, Threatened Cultures: Contemporary Prospects and Challenges for Asia's Change Makers', Bangkok, June 25 – 26, 2008.

Presented a joint paper (with Marie Lall) on 'Caste, Race and Class Intersections in Education: Revisiting the Equality Debate in India and UK in the Age of Globalisation at a Bi-national Seminar on Education, Exclusion and Social Justice in a Globalising World', Institute of Education, University of London, May 19 – 25, 2008.

Presented a Seminar on "India's Language Debates and Education of Linguistic Minorities", School of Language Studies and Linguistics, National University of Malaysia (UKM), November 16, 2007.

Presented a Seminar on "Globalization and Higher Education reforms in Malaysia: Implications for Organization, Access and Excellence", Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, National University of Malaysia (UKM), December 7, 2007.

Participated in the Conference of the ASIA FELLOWS, Bangkok, July 1-4, 2006.

Presented a Paper entitled, "Ethno-cultural Diversity and Educational Experiences of the Immigrant Children: A Critique of the Canadian Policies of Multicultural Education", in an International Seminar on 'Multiculturalism in India and Canada: Problem Areas and Policy Issues', Jointly organised by JNU and University of Montreal, December 5 – 7, 2005.

Participated in a Tri-national Seminar at Tarry Town, New York, 20 – 24 October 1999. Presented the country paper on the 'Impact of Affirmative Action Policies in Higher Education'. India, USA, and South Africa participated in the Seminar.

Participated in a one day Symposium on 'Campus Diversity in Higher Education' at City College of New York (CCNY), 25 October, 1999.

Participated in a Global Symposium on 'Diversity, Democracy and Social Responsibility', at Albuquerque, New Mexico, 26 – 31 October 1999.

International Conference on "Basic Education from the Child's Perspective", jointly organised by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and IDS, Sussex, at New Delhi, July 25-27, 1999.

NATIONAL

Presented a paper on 'Fee-Reimbersement Scheme in AP: Welfare measure or Neoliberal Move', at a two day National Seminar on 'Higher Education in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities', at National institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore, April 4-5, 2013.

Presented on 'Inter-disciplinarity or Multi-disciplinarity in Educational Studies: A Sociologist's View', at a Round Table on 'Theory and Method in Educational Research: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives' at a national graduate students' seminar on 'Inter-disciplinarity in Educational Studies: Concepts, Theories and Approaches', March 12-14, 2013, JNU, New Delhi

Advisory Committee meeting, ICSSR Project on 'Educational status of SCs in Andhra Pradesh', University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, March 28, 2013

National Resource Group Workshop/ meeting, Girls' Education, February 28, 2013, CARE India, New Delhi
Research Advisory Committee meeting for the study on 'Discrimination in Higher Education', February 15, 2013, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies (IIDS), New Delhi.

Advisory Committee meeting, ICSSR Project on 'Educational status of SCs in Maharashtra', Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, February 4, 2013

Chaired a session on 'Urban Poor and Education' at the Annual Conference of the Comparative Education Society of India (CESI) – 2012; October 10-12, 2012, University of Jammu, Jammu.

Coordinated panels on 'Higher Education' and Development Sector Initiatives in Education', at the Annual Conference of the Comparative Education Society of India (CESI) – 2012; October 10-12, 2012, University of Jammu, Jammu.

Presented a paper on "'Engineering Higher Education Reforms in Andhra Pradesh: The Crisis of Neo-liberalism and its Implications' at the Annual Conference of the Comparative Education Society of India (CESI) – 2012; October 10-12, 2012, University of Jammu, Jammu.

Chaired and spoke at a national seminar on ' Standardisation of Education: Comparative Material in the Debate on Diversity in Education', February 10-11, 2012, Organised by the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, JNU. The panel was on 'Alternative Schooling'.

Discussant at Workshop on 'Research on Discrimination and Exclusion' for young social scientists, Organised by Programme for the Study of Discrimination and Exclusion, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 5th December 2011

Annual Conference of Comparative Education Society of India (CESI) at University of Hyderabad, November 16 – 18, 2011. Presented a paper on 'Are IITs world class?'

Participated in a Workshop on Academic Programme for the Programme for the Study of Discrimination and Exclusion, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, October 31, 2011. Prepared and presented the concept note for the Academic Programme of PSDE.

Participated in a workshop to discuss the semester based syllabus of the B.A. Programme (6 semesters) of Faculty of Education, CIE, University of Delhi, October 7, 2011.

Participated in a brainstorming workshop on Technology Vision 2035 (Educational Technology), Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council (TIFAC) is an autonomous body of Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, December 9, 2011.

Annual Conference of Comparative Education Society of india (CESI, New Delhi, November 15 – 17, 2010, presented a paper on 'Ethnicisation or globalization: Malaysia Perspectives'.

Presented a paper on 'Question of Equality in the Context of Neo-liberal Reforms in Higher Education', Dr. Ambedkar Chair, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, JNU, Dec 6 – 7, 2009.

Presented a paper on 'Urban Poor and education: Social Context of Kusumpur Pahari in Delhi' at a Seminar on 'Linking Universities and Schools: Towards Equity and Quality', University – School Resource Network, JNU, October 30 – 31, 2009.

Discussant at the seminar on 'Educational Quality', USRN, New Delhi, July 13, 2009
Panel Speaker at a workshop on 'Studying Social Exclusion in Service Delivery', UNICEF and IIDS, New Delhi, June 2 – 3, 2009.

Panel Speaker at the National Consultation on Private – Public Partnerships in Education' at National University for Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), May, 2009.

Presented a paper on 'Equality and/or Excellence: Persisting Dilemma in Higher Education' at the National seminar on 'Education policy and Practice: Emerging Scenarios', ZHCES/SSS/JNU, March 2009.

Presented a paper on 'Diversity and Discrimination in Multicultural Societies', Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, March 25, 2008.

Presented a Paper on 'Situating Excellence and Equality in Higher Education: The Story of Exclusion and Discrimination in an IIT' at a National Seminar on 'Discrimination and Affirmative Action in Professional Higher Education', organised by Programme for the Study of Discrimination and Exclusion, School of Social Sciences, JNU, 27 April, 2006.

Presented a Paper on "Exclusion and Discrimination in Elite Institutions of Higher Education in India: Evidence from an IIT" at a National Seminar on "Sociology of Education in India: looking Back, Looking Ahead", March 9 – 10, 2006, JNU.

Participated in a one day workshop on developing the modalities for 'Annual Work Plan and Budgets' for Sarva Siksha Abhiyan of Government of India, Educational Consultants India Limited, New Delhi, March 10, 2005.

Participated in a Workshop to discuss the courses being evolved for the Collaborative PG Programme in Educational Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies (Bangalore), in Delhi, 5 – 6 February, 2005.

Participated in a Workshop on Research Methodologies and Methods in Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences, IGNOU. Presented a Paper on 'Survey Method in Social Sciences', 26 -27 October, 2004.

Participated in a National Seminar on "Women's Education and Development" at Mrs. Helena Kaushik Women's College, Malsisar, Jhunjhunu district, Rajasthan, 31 July – 2 August, 2004. Presented a Paper on "Neglected Terrain in the Quest for Women's Equality: Women in Engineering and Technology Education in India".

Addressed in a symposium on 'Privatisation of Higher Education', organised by the All India Backward Classes (SC, ST, OBC) And Minority Communities Employees Federation (BAMCEF), New Delhi, May2, 2004.

Participated in a seminar "Education and Social Science Paradigms", JNU, New Delhi, March, 2004.

Participated in a Workshop on DPEP National Civil Works Evaluation, Organised by the Technical Support Group of Ed. CIL, New Delhi, February 11-12, 2002.

Participated in a Workshop on the development of a course on 'Social Context of Education', Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), 8 – 9 August, 2001

Principals' Conference on Planning for Future Diversity Initiatives, White Fields, Bangalore, 1 – 4 June 2001. Addressed the group on the topic, "Contextualising the Diversity Initiatives in Indian Higher Education'
Participated in a one day Symposium on 'Diversity Issues in Higher Education', India International Centre, New Delhi, January 25, 2001.

ENGAGEMENT WITH PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES/ JOURNALS/ COMMITTEES

Elected General Secretary; Comparative Education Society of India (CESI) (January 2011 to December 2012)

Editorial Board member, International Journal of Technology and Inclusive Education

Editor, Beyond the Margins, a quarterly News Letter for Multicultural Education (for four issues)

Member, Textbook Development Committee, Class XI Sociology, NCERT

Member, Course Design Committee, Faculty of Education, IGNOU

Member, Expert Group, School of Extension and Development Studies, IGNOU

Member, Resource Group, Care India

Advisory Committee, ICSSR Project on 'Educational Status of SCs in Maharashtra', Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai

Advisory Committee, ICSSR Project on 'Educational status of SCs in Andhra Pradesh', University of Hyderabad and CESS, Hyderabad

Advisory Committee, Project on 'Caste Discrimination in Higher Education', Indian Institute of Dalit Studies (IIDS), New Delhi

RESPONSIBILITIES PERFORMED WITHIN JNU

Current

Elected Member, Executive Council, JNU (November 2012 – November, 2014)
Member, University Court, JNU, (November 2012 – November, 2014)
Member, Board of Studies, School of Social Sciences, JNU

Past

Member, Committee on Advanced Studies and Research (CASR), School of Social Sciences (SSS)
Member, Board of Studies, School of Social Sciences (SSS),
Member, Standing Committee, Programme for the Study of Discrimination and Exclusion (PSDE), School of Social Sciences (SSS)
Member, Advisory Committee, Programme for the Study of Discrimination and Exclusion (PSDE), School of Social Sciences (SSS)
Member, Academic Council, JNU
Member, University Court, JNU

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