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Manish Jain

Associate Professor
E-mail:manish[at]aud[dot]ac[dot]in

PhD in Education, University of Delhi

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Affiliation

SCHOOL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Education & Research

PhD (2009, Department of Education, Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi. Dissertation titled, ‘Civics Curriculum and the Idea of Citizen since Late Nineteenth Century’’.

M.Ed. (1999), Department of Education. Dissertation titled, ‘Elementary School Civics after Independence: A Content Analysis of Textbooks’.
B.Ed. (1995), M.A. Political Science (1994), B.A. (H) Political Science (1992).

Manish’s teaching and research interests lie at the intersections of history, politics, and sociology of education along with an emerging engagement with auto/biographical narratives. These interests find expression in the areas of Histories of education and school disciplines in colonial and post-colonial societies; Memories of School/ing and Teacher’s work and lives; Sociology of Education; Education Policies; Comparative Education; Gender and Education; Social Science Curriculum and Citizenship education; Urban Inequality and Education; Politics of textbooks; and Democratic and critical pedagogy.


Research Projects

  • Jain, M. (Ongoing). Early Language and Literacy Education in Colonial India: A Socio-Historical Study, in Early Literacy Initiative Project, TISS-Hyderabad, Academic collaborator with Dr. Shailaja Menon and Dr. Rahul Mukhopdhyay (Jan 2017 – Dec. 2019, Rs. Twenty Six Lakhs Eighteen Thousand Six Hundred, funded by Tata Trusts).
  • Jain, M. (2016-17). Privatisation of Schools in Villages Across Three States (in India), with Dr. Sunita Singh, CECED, AUD.         
  • Jain, M. (2016-17). Project Partner, Education of Girls in Haryana, Fairchance Foundation, University of Warwick.
  • Jain, M. (2011-2012). Comparative Inquiry into the Post RTE School Scenario in India: Survey of Schools (Institutional Quality, Teachers and Parents)’, with Padma Sarangapani and Rahul Mukhopadhyay, funded by MHRD (Rs. Eight Lakhs).
  • Jain, M. (2010-2011). ‘Framing Citizens: Civics in Colonial and Postcolonial India’, funded by Centre for the Study of Sociology in Education, TISS, Mumbai (Rs. Two Lakh Ninety Five Thousand).

 

Past Employment

Before joining AUD, Manish was Assistant Professor at the Centre for the Study of Sociology in Education, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (May 2009 – April 2011). At TISS, he taught ‘Pedagogy of Social Studies’ and ‘Policy, Institutions and Practices’ in M.A. Education (Elementary), ‘Polity, Governance and Public Policy’ in M.A. (Social Work), ‘Civil Society and Development’ in M.A. (Development Studies) and M. Phil. Seminar Course ‘School differentiation and Quality’ courses.

Before TISS, he worked as Research Coordinator with an NGO, NEG-FIRE, New Delhi (April 2008 - January 2009) and as Consultant, Pedagogy of Democracy with the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi in its project ‘State of Democracy in South Asia’ (SDSA) under the Lokniti Programme, (September 2005- February 2006).

He has a decade long experience as a school-teacher (P.G.T. Political Science). He taught Social Science and Political Science to Secondary and Senior Secondary Classes and guided colleagues teaching elementary classes at Mahavir Senior Model School, Delhi, (1995- 2005).

Manish has also been a visiting faculty in History of Education (2011 and 2012) and Pedagogy of Social Studies (2008-09) in the M.A. Education (Elementary) programme of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai.
 

Publications

Book:

Jain, Manish, Mukhopadhyay, Rahul, Mehandale, Archana, Winch, Christopher and Sarangapani, Padma (eds.). 2018. School Education in India: Market, State and Quality. Abingdon/New York: Routledge.

Published Articles:

  • Jain, Manish. 2018. History Textbooks and the Idea of India, in The Idea of India: Conference Proceedings of The International Conference on The Idea of India, held in Calcutta from 14 to 17 August 2017, Calcutta: The Seagull Foundation for the Arts, (pp. 78-84)
  • Jain, Manish. 2018. ‘Public, Private and Education in India: A Historical Overview’, in Jain, Manish, Mehandale, Archana, Mukhopadhyaya, Rahul, Sarangapani, Padma and Winch, Christopher (eds.), School Education in India: Quality and Diversity, Abingdon/New York: Routledge (pp. 31-66).
  • Jain, Manish, Sarangapani, Padma, Mukhopadhyay, Rahul and Parul. 2018. ‘Recovering the Practice and Profession of Teaching’, in Jain, Manish, Mehandale, Archana, Mukhopadhyaya, Rahul, Sarangapani, Padma and Winch, Christopher (eds.), School education in India: Market, State and Quality, Abingdon/New York: Routledge (pp. 123-138).
  • Jain, Manish. 2018. ‘Schools, Market and Citizenship in Delhi’, in Jain, Manish, Mehandale, Archana, Mukhopadhyaya, Rahul, Sarangapani, Padma and Winch, Christopher (eds.), School Education in India: Market, State and Quality, Abingdon/New York: Routledge (pp. 191-226).
  • Jain, Manish. 2017. Upniveshwad, Aupniveshik Shiksha aur Macaulay (Colonialism, Colonial Education and Macaulay). In Agnihotri, R., Dewan, H., Chaturvedi, A., Sudhir, V., & Dwivedi, R. (Eds.). Macaulay, Elphinstone aur Bhartiya Shiksha. New Delhi: Vani Prakashan (pp. 235-249). ISBN: 978-93-5229-721-4 (HB) 978-93-5229-722-1 (PB).
  • Jain, Manish. 2015. ‘Curriculum Studies in India: Colonial Roots and Postcolonial Trajectories’ in William F. Pinar (ed.) Curriculum Studies in India: Intellectual Histories, Present Circumstances, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, (pp. 111 – 139). ISBN 978-1-349-50209-7.
  • Jain, Manish. 2014. ‘Upniveshwad, Aupniveshik Shiksha aur Macaulay (Colonialism, Colonial Education and Macaulay’, Mool Prashn, January-March, pp. 32-42.
  • Jain, Manish. 2013. ‘Shiksha Ka Itihas (History of Education)’, Shiksha Vimarsh, 15(4), July-August, pp. 16-23. ISSN: 2231-0509.
  • Jain, Manish. 2013. ‘Challenges for Revitalizing Teacher Education in India: JRMs and beyond’, Voice of Teachers and Teacher Educators, 2 (2), June, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, New Delhi, pp. 12-17. ISSN 2455-1376.
  • Jain, Manish, George, Alex M. and Pushkar, Pankaj. 2012. ‘Kaisee Hon Pathyapustaken – Sansad Ke Vichar Aur Chhatron Ki Apekshayen (What kind of Textbooks: Ideas of Parliament and Expectations of Students)’, Shiksha Vimarsh, 14(4-5), July – Oct., pp. 119-135. ISSN: 2231-0509.
  • Jain, Manish. 2012. ‘Aupniveshik aur Swatantra Bharat Main Pathyapustaken: Vivad, Sarokar aur Sabak (Textbooks in Colonial and Independent India: Controversies, Concerns and Lessons)’, Shiksha Vimarsh, 14: 4-5, July-Oct., pp. 183-191. ISSN: 2231-0509.
  • Jain, Manish and Nawani, Disha. 2011. ‘Learners and Learning in India: History, Perspectives and Contexts’, in Yong Zhao (ed.) Handbook of Asian Education: A Cultural Perspective, pp. 503-528, New York: Routledge. ISBN13: 978-0-8058-6445-8 (hbk).
  • Jain, Manish. 2011. ‘Kaksha Mein Uthe Sawal (Questions raised in the Class), Samayilk Varta, 34 (5-6), pp. 42-43.
  • Jain, Manish and Saxena, Sadhana. 2010. ‘Politics of Low Cost Schooling and Low Teacher Salary’, Economic and Political Weekly, 45 (18), pp.79-80.
  • Jain, Manish. (2008). ‘Aupniveshik Bharat Mein Nagrik Shastra aur Nagrikta” (Civics and Citizenship in Colonial India)’, Shiksha Vimarsh, 10 (5), pp. 19-27. ISSN: 2231-0509.
  • Jain, Manish. (2005). ‘Social Studies and Civics: Past and Present in the Curriculum’, Economic and Political Weekly, 40 (19), pp. 1939-1942.
  • Jain, Manish (2004). ‘Civics, Citizens and Human Rights: Civics Discourse in India’, Contemporary Education Dialogue, 1 (2), pp. 165-198. ISSN: 09731849.    

Book Reviews

  • Jain, Manish. 2016. ‘Review of Sprout: A Social Geography of Rajasthan by Yemuna Sunny’, Shiksha Vimarsh, 18: 2, March-April, pp. 33-35. ISSN: 2231-0509.
  • Jain, Manish. 2015. ‘Review of New Perspectives in the History of Indian Education edited by Parimala V. Rao’, Contemporary Education Dialogue 12 (1), pp. 110 - 115. ISSN: 09731849.
  • Jain, Manish. 2012. ‘Kaksha Main Loktantra aur Parivartan Ka Aakhyan (Narrative of Democracy and Change in the Classroom)’,  Review of Meri Gramin Shala Kee Diary (Country School Diary) by Julia Weber Gordon, Shiksha Vimarsh, 14: 3, May-June, pp. 30-34. ISSN: 2231-0509.
  • Jain, Manish. 2012. ‘Voices and Silences of/in Educational Policy and Research. Review of Who Goes to School? Exploring Exclusion in Indian Education edited by R. Govinda’, The Book Review, 36: 8, August, pp. 20-21.
  • Jain, Manish. 2009. ‘Book Review of Hasan, Zoya and Menon, Ritu (2005). Educating Muslim Girls: A Comparison of Five Indian Cities, (New Delhi: Women Unlimited)’, Social Change, 39 (4), pp. 621-622. ISSN: 00490857.
  • Jain, Manish. 2008. ‘Book Review of Kaushik, Amit (2005). Shiksha: The Challenge of Indian Education, (New Delhi: Tehelka and Buffalo Books)’, Seminar, 592, pp. 60-61. 

  

Paper Presentations/Invited Lectures 

  • Jain, Manish. 2018. ‘Learning through Social Sciences’, Invited lecture in the colloquium on Learning Without Burden: 25 years of Yashpal Committee Report, CEIAR, TISS Mumbai and APSoE, Hyderabad, 6-7 December.
  • Jain, Manish. 2018. ‘Quality Education’, Invited lecture in the Lucknow Youth Convention 2018, Organised by terre des homes, Lucknow, 16 November.
  • Jain, Manish. 2018. ‘Teacher Education in the context of Diversity: Experiences from India’, Invited lecture in the seminar series Diversity and Heterogeneity in School and University, University of Bayreuth, Germany, 30 May.
  • Jain, Manish. 2018. ‘Politics of an Idea: Corporate Social Responsibility and Educating the Poor in India’, paper presented at the Department of General Pedagogy, University of Bayreuth, Germany, 23 May.
  • Jain, Manish. 2017. ‘Public, Private, Quality and Pedagogy’, paper presented at the Seminar on “Public Policy Aspects of Elementary Education”, National Institute of Public Finance & Policy, New Delhi, 9 December.
  • Jain, Manish. 2017. ‘Education, Girl Child and Corporate Social Responsibility’, in Workshop on Gender and Human Rights in India, Ambedkar University Delhi and University of Washington-Bothell, AUD, 16 March.
  • Jain, Manish. 2017. ‘Indigenous Education in Nineteenth Century India and the Politics of Indigeneity and Postcoloniality’, Paper presented in the Policy Seminar on Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Youth Empowerment (2-3 March), National University of Educational Planning and Research (NUEPA), New Delhi, 2 March.
  • Jain, Manish. 2017. ‘Interfacing and Teaching Social Science and Cinema in Schools’, talk given at the workshop on Film as a Pedagogical Tool for Social Science Teaching, CIE, University of Delhi, 4 February.
  • Jain, Manish. 2016. ‘Nationalist Imaginations in the Colonial World: Civics and Citizen in India since First World War’, paper presented at the annual international conference of the Comparative Education Society of India (CESI), Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, 19-21 November.
  • Jain, Manish. 2016. ‘Reading Caste in Colonial Education: Questions, Sources and Interpretations’, invited lecture at the Workshop on Research Methods in Education (17 – 28 October), National University of Educational Planning and Research (NUEPA), New Delhi, 24 October.
  • Jain, Manish and Chughtai, Mariam. 2016. ‘India and Pakistan: Contested Histories, Historiography and Pedagogy’, paper presented at the History Educators International Research Network (HEIRNET) 13th International Conference, Faculty of Education, University of Murcia, Murcia – Spain, 5th-7th September.
  • Jain, Manish. 2016. ‘Postcolonial Predicament: Teaching History of Education in Modern India’, presentation at the Teaching the History of Education Roundtable, International Centre for Historical Research in Education (ICHRE) Summer Conference, Institute of Education, University College London, 7 July.
  • Jain, Manish. 2016. ‘Authentic and Global Citizen: The Politics of Curriculum in Globalized India’, paper presented at the Faculty of Education, University of Sussex, 6 July.
  • Jain, Manish. 2016. ‘Public, Private and Education in India: A Historical Overview’, paper presented at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, 5 July.
  • Jain, Manish. 2016. ‘Character and Citizenship Education in Late Colonial India: An Analysis of Civics Textbooks c.1920-c.1940’, paper presented at the History in Education Special Interest Group at the University College London (UCL) Institute of Education, 4 July.
  • Jain, Manish. 2016. ‘Margins of Colonial Modernity: Rural Citizens, Poverty and Civic(s) Education’, paper presented at the German Historical Institute London (GHIL), 28 June.
  • Jain, Manish. 2016. ‘Educating Modern India: The Curious Categories of Public and Private’, paper presented at the South Asia Day at Warwick, Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick, 22 June.
  • Jain, Manish. 2016. ‘Historical Perspective of Higher Education in India’, invited presentation at the National Workshop for University Officers on University Governance, New Delhi, 30 March.
  • Jain, Manish. 2016. ‘Educating the Girl Child: A Feminist Perspective on the Right to Education and Gender Equality’, invited lecture at the Regional Institute of Education, Bhopal, 27 March.
  • Jain, Manish. 2016. ‘Gendered Spaces and Texts’, Invited lecture before student-faculty delegation from University of Washington-Bothell, AUD, 18 March.
  • Jain, Manish. 2015. ‘Reading Colonialism, Citizenship and Textbooks’, invited lecture at the Workshop on Qualitative Research Methods in Education (27 July – 14 August), National University of Educational Planning and Research (NUEPA), New Delhi, 10 August.
  • Jain, Manish. 2015. ‘Comparing and Reading Other Society through Textbooks’, invited lecture at the Workshop on Qualitative Research Methods in Education (27 July – 14 August), National University of Educational Planning and Research (NUEPA), New Delhi, 11 August.
  • Jain, Manish. 2015. ‘The New Subject(s): Civics and the ‘Citizen’ in Colonial India’, paper presented at the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (GEI), Braunschweig (Germany), 17 June.
  • Jain, Manish. 2015. ‘Character, Citizenship and Civics in Late Colonial India (1918-1947)’, paper presented at the Transnational Research Group (TRG), Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS), University of Gottingen (Germany), 27 May.
  • Jain, Manish. 2015. ‘How Far Should Educational Process be Directed and Supported by the Government?’, National Seminar on Transforming Pedagogy in India, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla, 7-8 April.
  • Jain, Manish. 2015. ‘Schools, Qualities and Citizenship in Delhi, paper presented at the conference on Education in Delhi: Marginalisation, Diversity and Schools, 18–20 March, Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD).
  • Jain, Manish. 2015. ‘Contesting Perspectives on Citizenship and Education’, invited lecture at Mata Sundari College, University of Delhi, 19 February.
  • Jain, Manish. 2014. ‘History of Education and the Question of Inequality’. Discussant at the international conference on ‘Modern Transformations and the Challenges of Inequalities in Education in India’, organized by Department of History, University of Delhi, Ramjas College, University of Delhi and NMRC, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, University of Delhi, 27-29 November.
  • Jain, Manish.  2014. ‘Conflict, Violence and Education in Kandhamal’, paper presented at the annual international conference of the Comparative Education Society of India (CESI), University of Delhi, 16-18 November.
  • Jain, Manish. 2014. ‘Reading Education Policies with focus on Kothari Commission’, invited Extension Lecture, Department of Educational Studies, Faculty of Education, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 30 September. 
  • Jain, Manish. 2014. ‘Dalit Autobiography and Education: Sociological Perspective of Dalit Literature’, in the National Seminar on Interrelationship of Ambedkarism and Indian Dalit Literature. Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, New Delhi, 29 September.
  • Jain, Manish. 2014. ‘Curriculum in India’, invited lecture in the IN-STEP programme for Teacher Educators going to Arizona University. MHRD, New Delhi, 26 July.
  • Jain, Manish. 2014. ‘Education Policies’, invited lecture in the Summer Teacher Fellowship Programme 2014, RRCE, University of Delhi, 26 June.
  • Jain, Manish. 2014. ‘History of Teachers in Colonial and Postcolonial India’, invited lecture in the Summer Teacher Fellowship Programme 2014, RRCE, University of Delhi, 19 June.
  • Jain, Manish. 2014. ‘Educating Poor Girl Child: A Feminist Perspective on Education and Gender Equality’, invited lecture in the symposium on ‘Education – Equality and Justice’. Azim Premji Foundation, Puducherry and Chennai, 9 and 10 May.
  • Jain, Manish. 2014. ‘Caste and Educational Inequality in Colonial India’, invited lecture at Azim Premji University, Bangalore (Bengaluru), 14 April.
  • Jain, Manish. 2013. ‘State, Civil Society and Regulation in Education: Historical Inquiries’, paper presented at the Collaborative Workshop on Education Policy, on the theme of Regulation in Education, Organised by TISS, APU, AUD, and NUEPA, 16-21 December, TISS-Hyderabad.
  • Jain, Manish. 2013. ‘Locating Voices and School in Contemporary Delhi’, at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Education, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi, 29 November.
  • Jain, Manish. 2013. ‘Critical Thinking: Its Importance and Relevance in Teaching of History’, invited lecture at the Department of Elementary Education, Institute of Home Economics, New Delhi, 3rd April.
  • Jain, Manish. 2013. ‘Public and Private in Education in India: A Historical Overview’, invited lecture at NUEPA, New Delhi, 14 March.
  • Jain, Manish. 2013. ‘State and Non-State Actors in Education in India: A Historical Overview’, paper presentation at the Seminar Course on Quality and Education, 17 January, Organised by TISS-Hyderabad, India and Kings College, London.
  • Jain, Manish. 2012. ‘Character, Citizenship and Civics in Late Colonial India’, paper presented at the annual international conference of the Comparative Education Society of India (CESI), University of Jammu, 10-12 October.
  • Jain, Manish. 2012. ‘Studying/Researching Colonial Education and Curriculum in a Comparative Frame’, lecture at the CESI pre-conference Workshop on Comparative Education, on the theme ‘Reimagining Comparative Education and its Challenge’. Jammu University, 9 October.
  • Jain, Manish. 2012. ‘Critical Pedagogy and Social Inclusion: Questions from Recent Controversy over Political Science Textbooks’, invited lecture in the 8th 3-week Refresher Course in Human Rights & Social Inclusion (Interdisciplinary). Academic Staff College, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 3rd September.
  • Jain, Manish. 2012. ‘Issues Emerging from Recent Controversy in Political Science Textbooks:  Pedagogic and Social Implications’, Panel Discussion, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, 5 June.
  • Jain, Manish. 2012. ‘Emerging Trends in Education in Contemporary India: A Human Rights Perspective’, invited lecture in the UGC sponsored workshop on Human Rights and Ethics Education, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi, 21 January.
  • Jain, Manish. 2011. ‘Introducing a Textbook: Policies and Contestations in Nineteenth Century Colonial India’, paper presented at the annual international conference of the Comparative Education Society of India (CESI), University of Hyderabad, 16-18 November.
  • Jain, Manish. 2010. ‘Public, Private and Education: A Historical Overview’, paper presented in the workshop on Comparative Inquiry into School Scenario, TISS, Mumbai, 17-18 December.
  • Jain, Manish, 2010. ‘Colonial Knowledge, Colonial Citizen: Civics in Colonial India’, paper presented at the annual international conference of the Comparative Education Society of India (CESI), JNU, 15-17 November.
  • Jain, Manish. 2009. ‘Thinking about Teachers and Teaching in Contemporary Times: Some Preliminary Notes’, Paper presented in the workshop on Comparative Inquiry into School Scenario, TISS, Mumbai, 17-18 December.
  • Jain, Manish. 2009. ‘Beyond Deskilled Wage Labourer: ‘Teachers as Transformative Intellectuals’, paper presented at the Second Peoples Education Congress, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, Mumbai, 05-08 October.
  • Jain, Manish. 2008. ‘Frames of Citizenship: Civics in Colonial and Independent India’, Invited lecture at the Interdisciplinary seminar jointly organised by Department of Sociology and Political Science and Public Administration, University of Pune, 24 October.
  • Jain, Manish. 2008. ‘Libraries for the Marginalized: Experiences and Challenges’, Paper presentation on behalf of NEG-FIRE in the international conference on School Libraries, Udaipur, 3-5 October.
  • Jain, Manish. 2008. ‘Inflections of Gender: Civics and Citizenship in Colonial India, paper presented at the research students seminar organised by the Centre for Women’s Development and Studies, University of Delhi, 7 March.
  • Jain, Manish, 2006. Selected to present paper, The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion: Civics Textbooks and Citizenship in India. International Conference on ‘The Textbook Worldwide- Past, Present, Future’, at the Grande Bibliotheque and the Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Montreal, 11-14 April.
  • Jain, Manish. 2005. ‘Imagery of the White Man?: ‘Citizen’, ‘Ward’, and the State in Bourinot’s Civics’, paper presented at the Conference in the Honour of Prof. Jean Barman, Green College, University of British Columbia, 18 March.
  • Jain, Manish. 2003. ‘Making Citizens of / and the Nation through the Curriculum’, paper presented at the 8th Annual Cultural Studies Workshop jointly organised by the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC), Roskilde University of Denmark, Centre for Basic Research, Kampala, Uganda and SEPHIS of International Institute of Social History, the Netherlands, Goa, 17 – 22 February.
  • Jain, Manish. 2002. ‘Civics, Citizen and Human Rights: A Critical Introduction to the Educational Discourse in India’, paper presented at the Symposium on ‘Schooling and Citizenship’, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India, 24-25 January.
  • Jain, Manish. 2001. ‘Civics, Citizen and Human Rights’, paper presented at the National Workshop on Human Rights, Developing Countries Research Centre, University of Delhi, March.
  • Jain, Manish. 1999. ‘Evolution of Civics and the Citizen in India’, paper presented at the South Asian Conference on Education, Department of Education, University of Delhi, 14-18 November.    

Professionl Activities/Awards

Professional Awards/Fellowships 

  • Canadian Studies Doctoral Fellowship by Shastri Indo- Canadian Institute (SICI), New Delhi/Calgary, which enabled him to be a doctoral fellow at the Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness, University of British Columbia (September 2004-April 2005).
  • Doctoral Fellowship by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi (2007 – 2008).
  • Otto Bennemann Fellowship for Innovative Methodological Approaches in International Textbook Research at the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (GEI), Braunschweig (Germany), May-June 2015.
  • Visiting Fellowship of the Transnational Research Group (TRG) Poverty and Education in India at the German Historical Institute London (GHIL), May-July 2016.
  • Visiting Fellow, Centre for Education Studies, University of Warwick (UK), September 2016 - August 2017.
  • Visiting Professor at the Department of General Pedagogy, University of Bayreuth, Germany, May – June 2018.

Professional Activities

 

Professional Bodies

  • Manish has been Joint Secretary of the Comparative Education Society of India (CESI) (2012-14) and member of its Executive Council member (2010-12). He was part of the Conference Organizing Committee of the 2014 International Conference of CESI held at Delhi.
  • He is also a life-member of Indian Association of Women’s Studies (IAWS).

 

Guest Editor

  • Voice of Teachers and Teacher Educators, Published by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, (Vol. IV (1) April 2015; Vol. III (1), September 2014; Vol. II (3), December 2013; Vol. II (2), June 2013)

Resource Person

  • He has been a resource person in different workshops organized by TISS-AUD-APU-NUEPA, Digantar, Room to Read, Azim Premji Foundation and Eklavya. These workshops were in the domains of Education Policy, on the theme of Regulation in Education (2013); Gender and Education (2013); Policy and Education (2013); History of Education and Social Sciences (2012); Nature and Pedagogy of Social Science and Civics (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009); Comparative Education, on the theme ‘Reimagining Comparative Education and its Challenge’.

Official Committees

Textbook/Syllabus Development:

  • Member, Core Committee and Social Science Sub-Committee on Syllabus Reduction, Directorate of Education, Government of Delhi 2015-16.
  • Member, Syllabus Review Committee for Social Sciences set up by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), India, 2005.
  • Member, Political Science Textbook Development Committee for Class IX-XI set up by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), India, 2005-07.
  • Member, Civics Textbook Development Team, classes VI - VIII, State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Delhi 2003-04.

Teacher Education:

  • Member, Core Group for drafting Pre Service TE curriculum for Tata Trust, 2017.
  • Member, Joint Review Mission (JRM) on Teacher Education for the State of Tamil Nadu (May 2014) and Tripura (June 2013), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, New Delhi.
  • Member, Sub-Committee of National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) on Two Year B.Ed. Syllabus (2013-14).
  • Member, Sub-Committee of National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) on Revision of M.Ed. Norms and Standards (September-October 2013).
  • NCTE Nominee for workshop on revision of D.Ed. course, West Bengal Board of Primary Education (29-30 August 2013).
  • NCTE Nominee for UGC inspection of TMU, Moradabad (December 2013).
  • Member, Sub-Committee of National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) on model syllabi for Elementary level Teacher Education courses (D.Ed.) (2010) (designed 4 courses: Education, Society, Curriculum and Learners; Contemporary Indian Society; Diversity, Gender and Inclusive Education; and Social Science Education). 

Organisation of Conferences

  • Convener, Conference on ‘Education in Delhi: Marginalisation, Diversity and Schools’, 18-20 March 2015, School of Education Studies, Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD)
  • Member, Organising Committee of the 5th Annual International Conference of the Comparative Education Society of India (CESI), University of Delhi, 16-18 November.
  • Consultancy

    • Consultant on Gender-Responsive Teaching (GRT) project for Room to Read (RtR), India 2013-14.
    • Consultant on Pedagogy of Democracy with the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi in its project ‘State of Democracy in South Asia’ (SDSA) under the Lokniti Programme, September 2005- February 2006.
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