Abhayraj previously taught public law at the Jindal Global Law School of the OP Jindal Global University in Sonipat, Haryana where he also co-directed the Centre for Public Law & Jurisprudence from September 2009 to July 2012.
He is actively associated with the Environment Support Group, Bangalore (http://www.esgindia.org), and has also been associated with the Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute, Berkeley, USA; Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, USA; Culture Move, Bangalore and other national and international advocacy, activism and research groups for several years now.
Aditi was born in Bangalore and did her school education there. She studied her Cambridge O - level and A - level at Centre for Learning, and majored in physics, chemistry and mathematics with statistics at A- level. She did an integrated B.S - M.S specializing in Chemical Sciences at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research - Kolkata and took minor courses in ecology, statistics and cell biology. Her research interest is in nanoscience, in which she worked at the DST Unit of Nanoscience at Indian Institute of Technology –Madras. Her research is on graphene and luminescent noble metal quantum clusters. She has also worked on the effect of nanomaterials on fresh water sources as well as on bacterial cells. She did a short time industrial project in Biocon-Bangalore in the peptide synthesis unit.
Before joining us Aditi was teaching 11th and 12th standard students who were aspiring to write national level competitive exams like IIT - JEE and AIIMS. She wishes to pursue working in science and education and be a part of creating healthy learning environments.
Amman's research interests are currently in social stratification and education, social theory and the sociology of organizations. Amman did his M.Sc. in Anthropology with Divyadarshi Kapoor from Punjab University, Chandigarh and then did his M.Phil and Ph.D. with Avijit Pathak at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems at JNU. He worked for a while at the Academic Staff College at JNU, after which he was a full-timer with Eklavya at Hoshangabad, MP from 2000 to 2003. Amman taught a semester at the HBCSE and then joined the department of Humanities and Social Science at the IIT Kanpur, where he regularly received commendations for excellence in teaching.
Amman has been guest faculty for the M.A. programme in Elementary Education at TISS. He is associated with several NGOs including Eklavya, Pragat Shikshan Sansthan, Digantar, etc. He is in the editorial collective of Contemporary Education Dialogue and believes Indian academics must write both for scholarly interaction as well as for the people.
Before joining AzimPremji University, Anil was a Professor of History at the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi. He has taught at various universities - Delhi University, Osaka University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, University of North London and, as Visiting Professor at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. He has researched the history of communalism, especially its linkages with everyday life. He has also helped develop a Tokyo-based oral archive on the Partition of India. His interests include the social and religious history of modern South Asia, the history of the Indian National Movement, and History and Social Science Education.
Anil was a Commonwealth Scholar at St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK from where he got his Ph.D. for a dissertation that dealt with religious identities in nineteenth and early twentieth century Punjab. He has also been a Centre of Excellence Fellow at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan.
Anil has helped develop various History textbooks published by the NCERT. He has written for the History textbooks of Classes VIII, XI and XII. He has lectured and imparted training on History Education and Social Science Education including Education for Peace.
Aninditahas been pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology from NIMHANS and has just submitted her thesis on “Personal growth: Processes and determinants in college youth” which is on positive psychology.Her interest areas include promotion and prevention of mental health, youth development, intentional self-development, personal growth goal pursuit processes and possible selves.
Prior to this, Aninditacompleted her M. Phil in Medical and Social psychology from RINPAS, Ranchi. She received the UGC JRF as well as SRF during her M. Phil and Ph. D. She also received the gold medal for topping the University in M. Phil. She is registered under the Rehabilitation Council of India as a clinical psychologist. She has experience in psychotherapy, psychological assessment, tool development and quantitative and qualitative research.
Ankur worked in the Department of Psychology at Christ University from 2010 to 2013. Apart from teaching core courses in developmental psychology, she was actively involved in research and publication activities of the Department. During her term she guest edited the Social Science journal Artha and guided MPhil and doctoral students on topics ranging from disability to geriatrics. She coordinated training programmes for senior faculty of the University and served as the curriculum review coordinator for the Department. She was also actively involved in the student mentoring programme.Ankur has been a resource person for several workshops for teachers and students particularly on topics related to adolescence and creativity learning.
She taught at American University of Kuwait for a period of three years from 2007 to 2010 and in Lady Irwin College and Gargi College in University of Delhi for a period of five years during 1996 and 2000. Here she taught courses in Child Development and Education and was involved in research in the area of integrated education for children with learning difficulties. Ankur was a recipient of gold medal for first position in MSc and the Junior Research Fellowship awarded by the UGC.
At present, she contributes to a weekly column for The New Indian Express where she addresses students on areas related to life skills, school learning and adolescence
Annapurna’s current research interests include livelihoods, women empowerment through financial services and micro-enterprises.
She has been working in the areas of SME financing, Microfinance, Financial Inclusion and Social Performance Management for 10 years. She has extensive field experience in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. She has worked with Small Industries Development Bank of India and has been a consultant to multiple organizations in the development sector.
Anu has a PhD in Science Education from the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. Her research is in the area of Cognitive Ethnography of Science learning. She holds an M.Sc. in Physics and works with children on science learning projects. She is involved in developing research based curriculum and pedagogies for meaningful learning of science in schools. Prior to her PhD, she worked as a Researcher in the area of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy at NMR Research Center of IISc, Bangalore for two and a half years.
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Anupama has an M.Sc in Mathematics and has also done her M.Ed
She has eleven years of experience in teaching Mathematics for higher classes in The Aditya Birla School, Kumarapatnam, Karnataka; three years of experience as a teacher trainer in The Teacher Foundation, Bangalore. She has worked towards teacher development and teacher support, by conducting workshops, observing classes and giving needed support in teaching for the teachers.
Prior to joining Azim Premji University, Arima was teaching in the University of Delhi. She also served as a Social Scientist in IC-HEALTH, Delhi (an initiative of World Health Organization and Global Forum for Health Research) and Institute of Public Health, Bangalore. She has more than twelve years of research experience examining research themes in the areas of medical sociology, sociology of childhood and sociology of poverty and marginalization. In the area of medical sociology, she has been working on a wide range of issues including social construction of chronic illness, notions of ‘evidence’, in medicine and other healings systems, immunization and mother-child health, health systems governance and methodological interface between social science and public health.
She has received her training (M.A., M.Phil and Ph.D) in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. She had been an academic visitor to several universities including University of Minnesota, USA, Glasgow Caledonian University, University of Edinburgh in UK, and University of Oslo, Norway.
She has been a recipient of the M.N. Srinivas Memorial Prize (2006) for her article published in the Economic and Political Weekly (2005) on an ethnography of chronic hunger based on her doctoral work. She has also received the Charles Wallace Visiting Fellowship (2009) to do research on comparative healing practices in the University of Edinburgh, UK. Apart from several journal articles and book chapters, she has authored the book on ‘Hunger and Famine in Kalahandi: An Anthropological Study (Delhi, Pearson Longman, 2010), edited ‘Health, illness and Medicine: Ethnographic Readings’ (Delhi, Orient BlackSwan 2010) and co-edited with Suhita Chopra Chatterjee on Multiple voices and stories: Narratives of health and illness (Delhi, Orient BlackSwan, 2013).