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Faculty

Dr. C. Suvasini
  • Associate Professor

My Masters was in Psychology from the University of Delhi. Following this, I undertook M.Phil in Education, from Faculty of Education, University of Delhi. I have recently completed my PhD from the Centre for International Education, University of Sussex. My research I examined how International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme students in an international school performed social class, and how these performatives were related to the larger discursive realities. My research, conducted in a provincial town of Tamil Nadu is one of the few ethnographic studies on schooling in contemporary India. My Phd was fully funded by the Chancellors International Research Scholarship, offered by the University of Sussex.

I started my teaching career in the Department of Elementary Education, Lady Shri Ram College for Women. I joined Miranda House in 2006, when the Bachelor of Elementary Education was established in the college. My research interest is in the broad area of sociology of education. 

I teach psychology papers, and also supervise final year students’ school internship and project. I was also the Teacher-in Charge of the Department from July 2020 to June 2022

Ms. Neetu Rana
  • Associate Professor

Ms. Neetu Rana is an associate professor and joined Miranda House Elementary Education department in 2008. She has B.El.Ed. degree and Master degree in Education from the University of Delhi. She has also done Masters degree in Sociology and Hindi and now pursuing her PHD from Jamia Millia Islamia . Her area specialization is social science Education. Her areas of interest are Teacher Education, Elementary Education Policies and School Internship.She has participated in a number of International and National seminars and conferences. She has done sevral workshops for teachers of govt schools   .She has presented papers in National seminar.  She is member of RAC (research Advisory committee)  of SCERT, DIET Pitampura. Her publications include 'Motivational Strategies Using in Classrooms ,Problem of student teacher during internship programme,Teaching Social Science With Games,Online and Digital Education,Importance of Time Table in School etc. Presented several  lectures as subject expert of social science in the seminars Organized by SCERTand Tech Mahindra Organization for PGT, TGT  teachers of govt. school.She can be reached at neetu.rana@mirandahouse.ac.in 

Dr. A.R. Sitalakshmi
  • Associate Professor

With an academic background in Chemistry and Education with specialization in Science Education, Sitalakshmi joined the Department of Elementary Education, Miranda House in 2007. She teaches papers of Science, pedagogy of Science, and pedagogy of Environmental Studies. She also supervises school internship and research projects of B.El.Ed. IV final year students.

Sitalakshmi has done M.Sc. in  Chemistry from University of Delhi, M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Education from Central institute of Education, University of Delhi. Her research work for PhD is an in-depth qualitative study of students’ conceptual change about specific science concepts.The study involved the design and conduct of an  intervention incorpotating  multiple representations with a four step constructivist pedagogy to address students' alternative conceptions.  

Her academic and research interests are Science learning and pedagogy (with particular interest in nature of Chemistry and students’ learning and assessment in Chemistry), Education for Sustainable development, STE(A)M Education and Teacher Education. International conferences where she has made oral presentations of her research include the IUPAC International Conference on Chemistry Education, (ICCE 2018), University of Sydney, International Conference on Science Education, NIE, Singapore (ISEC 2014 , 2018). 

Dr. Upali Chakravarti
  • Associate Professor

Dr. Upali Chakravarti has done her Ph.D. from JNU New Delhi. Her specialization is developmental psychology and special education. Her research interests are in the area of psychology, special education and disability studies.

Ms. Ashu Threja Malhotra
  • Assistant Professor

Ms.Ashu Threja Malhotra is an Assistant Professor with Department of Elementary Education since January  2009. She has pursued M.Phil (Education),M.Sc.(Mathematics),M.Ed.,B.Ed. and B.Sc.(Mathematics ) from Delhi University.She has experience of teaching Mathematics to Primary ,Middle and Senior School students across Public and Government Schools.She pursued her research in exploring Constructivist Approaches of Teaching Mathematics in Elementary Grades.

She has coauthored series of Primary Mathematics Books titled Mathematics Without Tears (O to V ).

Her areas of research and interests include Mathematics Education and Teacher Education.

She is involed in teaching of subjects related with Pedagogy of Mathematics .

 

Dr. Barnali Biswas
  • Associate Professor

 

Dr Barnali Biswas is the Tacher Incharge of the department . 

She has done M.A, M.Phil & Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru University) Dr Barnali  has done graduation from Presidency University,  Kolkata. She has completed Ph. D, M.Phil and M.A from Jawaharlal Nehru University. She has done Special courses on Education in M.Phil from Zakir Hussain Centre, J.N.U. She has over 13 years experience of teaching in the B.El.Ed Programme.  She is involved in teaching subjects related to social science education. 

She has been a recipient of the UGC Junior Research Fellowship and Senior Research Fellowship from UGC. She was professionally associated with many research organizations and completed several projects on education, forest rights in tribal areas, gender and development issues. 

As Social Scientist, Resource Person and Educationist her research areas of interest are around issues of education and marginalization, child rights, gender, decentralisation, panchayats and various other socio- economic, political, cultural aspects.  She was a project investigator in DU Innovation Project on Disaster Management. She has presented numerous papers in national and international conferences and seminars. She has several publications in the field of social science education, gender and panchayats. 

She was on CCL from 2.06.2021 to 10.3.2022

Ms. Rekha Badsiwal
  • Assistant Professor

Ms. Rekha Badsiwal has been teaching in the Department of Elementary Education since January 2009 and engages with Education papers like Basic Concepts in Education and practicum papers including Internship- Reflections, Project and School Contact Programme. Her research interests include curriculum studies, Mathematics Education and Teacher Education.

She completed her MA Education (Elementary) from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai in 2008 and qualified NET-JRF in 2007/08. She is currently pursuing PhD from TISS, Mumbai. 

Dr. Archana Kushwaha
  • Assistant Professor

Dr Archana Kushwaha, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Elementary Education at Miranda House, University of Delhi since January 2009. She completed her Ph.D., M.Phil., M.Ed., M.A. (English) and B.A (Hons.) English from the University of Delhi. She started her career as a TGT English in Sardar Patel Vidyalaya and moved on to university teaching to become an English Language Educator in 2008. She specializes in English Language Teaching and was involved in English Language Proficiency Course (ELPC) run under the aegis of Institute of Life Long Learning (ILLL) and the Department of Adult and Continuing Education and Extension (DACEE), University of Delhi, from 2008 – 2016 as a member of the Teaching, Planning, Materials Development and Assessment team.  Her interests include Teacher Education, Early Literacy teaching and Materials Development. She has published papers in National and International Journals and has presented papers at various Seminars and Conferences. She is also a resource person for in-service NDMC school teachers, DAV schools, Ambedkar University, Delhi and IP University.   

Ms. Geetanjai Yadav
  • Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc)

Ms. Geetanjali Yadav pursued her Post-graduation in Medical Biotechnology,  Master in Education ( M.Ed), and M.Phil (Social Sciences). Along with her multidisciplinary educational background, she also possesses four years of teaching-learning experience as a Natural Science teacher in schools under the Government of NCT, Delhi and currently, she has been working as an Assistant Professor (Science & its Pedagogy) at the Department of Elementary Education, Miranda House, the University of Delhi since seven years. She likes to work with children and is interested in exploring their milieu.  She is a Resource Person for the NCERT programme 'Teaching Learning Initiative for Inclusive Classrooms' under the Ministry of Education, India. She also worked as Resource Person at SCERT and Plan India ( an NGO). Her recent book is 'Current Social Problems' (2022) in which she worked as an Associate Editor. Her areas of interest are Science Education, Teacher Education, Environmental Studies, Counseling & Guidance, and Curriculum studies. 

Dr. Shilpa Jaiswal
  • Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc)

She has a Masters degree in Mathematics and in Education from Jamia Millia Islamia. She has completed M. Phil. (Education) and Ph.D. (Education) from Jamia Millia Islamia. She has also worked in MHRD project - Mathematics Programme for Early Primary Grades with Department of Elementary Education at NCERT. She is participating as a Resource Person in Live intractive sessions on  PM eVidya (One Class One Channel) DTH-TV Channels orgnanised by CIET, NCERT, New Delhi.  

Ms. Swarnlata Sah
  • Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc)

My post- graduations are in Education and Hindi Literature. I did my M.Ed , from Department of Education, University of Delhi and M.A in Hindi Literature from Himachal Pradesh University. I hold M.Phil in Education, from Department of Education, University of Delhi. Currently I am pursuing Ph.D in Education, from Department of Education, University of Delhi. My research area is exploration of pre- service teachers’ conception and understanding for literacy teaching in elementary grades. To understand this phenomenon I will be using Freire’s critical literacy framework. The advent of online virtual classes due to corona virus pandemic has made the technology one of the important features of our education system. My study will also factor in this aspect while understanding the conception of literacy teaching amongst pre service teachers.

I started my teaching career in the Department of Elementary Education, Institute of Home Economics, and University of Delhi in 2007. I taught there from 2007 to 2010. In July 2010, I joined Mata Sundri College for women, University of Delhi and taught there till 2013. I joined Miranda house in 2015 and since then I have been teaching in the college. All my appointments were on Ad-hoc basis.

I have conducted various workshops with NCERT, Vidya Bhavan, DIET, SCERT (Delhi) for in-service teachers. 

I have been involved in developin teaching learnign resource materials and modules for NCERT, DIET, SCERT (Delhi). 

I teach language education related theory and practicum papers, and also supervise final year students’ school internship and project. I also take School Contact program practicum with a group of first year students.  

Dr. Suday Narayan Prasad
  • Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc)

Dr. Suday Narayan Prasad, Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc) in the Department of Elementary Education, Miranda house, University of Delhi, India, has a vast experience in the field of teaching, research publication, editing journal & supervision of pupil teachers elementary to PG level. Dr. Prasad has awarded his Ph.D. in Education on the topic “A Study on National Education Policy in Prospect of Teacher’s Quality.” He has qualified from premier Institutions of the Country his B.Ed. & M.Ed. from Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi. Dr. Prasad has awarded UGC JRF in Sociology and UGC NET in Education. He also qualified CTET & BSITET. Before joining the current position he was Assistant Professor in Education (M.Ed.) at Shiv College of Education, CRS University Haryana India. Previously he worked as an   Assistant Professor in Education (B.Ed.) at BSAIE, MD University Haryana India. He started his professional journey at a very young age as Lecturer in Sociology, Delhi Government and KVS, New Delhi. For last 15 years he has been acted as a resource person / Academic counselor for M.A. Sociology with several studies centers of IGNOU. His research interests /specializations include Sociology of Education, Social Theory of Education, Gender Studies, Policy in Education, Teacher Education, Comparative &International Education, Higher Education, Educational Planning & Administration, Skills in Education, Social Science Education, Sociology of Development, Inequalities and Social Exclusion. Dr. Prasad has various publications& editorial credits in the field of his interests. He has keen with E-Teaching &Digital Pedagogy.

Ms. Richa Gupta
  • Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc)

Richa Gupta has done Masters in Education and Masters in Psychology. She has been working in the area of Education and Psychology. Her areas of interest are teacher education, gender and childhood.

Kamal
  • Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc)

Mr. Kamal has been pursuing Ph. D from the Department of Education, Delhi University. He has completed M. Ed and B. Ed from the Department of Education, Delhi University. He has also done his M.A and B.A (Hons) in Political Science to the Department of Political Science & Shivaji College, Delhi University. He has also done UGC NET in Education. He has been faculty in the Department of Elementary Education since Jan 2020. He has also taught in B.El.Ed Department in Aditi Mahavidyalaya, Delhi University. His areas of interest cover social theory of education, pedagogy of social science, equality and education, teacher education. He has published a research article in ‘Contemporary Dialogue’ and one research article published in edited book ‘Reader in social theory of Education’. He has attended various workshops i.e. Micro Teaching in faculty development programme in KRRCH, Ethnographic Research in the Department of Anthropology, Delhi University, Human Rights and Pedagogy in Education Department, Delhi University. He has participated and presented the paper titled ‘Dalit Identity: Psychosocial Construction’ in the seminar organized in the Department of Education, Delhi University. He has also having certificate of appreciation for participation in ‘School Experience Programme (SEP) 2014-15 conducted for B.Ed. students, Department of Education, Delhi University.

PRACHI JHA
  • Assistant Professor

Ms. Prachi is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Elementary Education. 

She did her Graduation in B. Com. (H) from Kirori Mal College of University of Delhi. She has Master's in Commerce, Education, Philosophy and Sociology. 

She has research interest in Pedagogy of Social Science . 

She has been teaching theory papers like Contemporary India, Gender and Schooling, Curriculum Studies and Basic Concept of Education. Also,  practicum papers like School Contact Programme, Classroom Management and Material development and Evaluation.