University of Delhi
Faculty Member Profile


Prof. Anita Rampal

     33 Chhatra Marg, Delhi University Delhi 110007

Educational Qualifications

Physics M.Sc.

Delhi University


Physics Ph.D

Delhi University


Career Profile

Jamia Millia Islamia

Lecturer in Education


Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

Nehru Fellow


Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

UGC Research Scientist


Department of Education, Delhi University



Areas of Specialization / Interest

Research interests include participatory curriculum development for formal and non-formal education systems with a focus on critical pedagogy; cognition and communication of science and mathematics including indigenous knowledge systems; policy analysis for equity in education; teacher education; literacy and human development;

Subjects Taught

Teaching of Physics’ (B.Ed.) at JMI

‘Teaching of Science in the Primary School’ (D. Ed.), JMI

Designed and taught new courses on ‘Science and Society’ (B.Ed.) and ‘Sociology and Philosophy of Science’ (M.Sc.Ed) at JMI

Foundation Course ‘Modern Indian Education’ (B.Ed.), DU

Elective Course on ‘Primary Education in India’ (B.Ed.), DU

‘Perspectives on Elementary Education’ (M.Phil.), DU

‘Knowledge, Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Elementary School’(M.Ed.), Delhi University

Science Education (M.Ed.), Delhi University

Ph.D. Courses on Culturally Responsive Education; Socio-Cultural Perspectives in Mathematics Education; 


Paper presentation on ‘Educating the Common Collective: Pedagogies for Sharing and Caring’ at the International Conference on Rural Reconstruction and Sustainable Development, Southwest University, China.

Seminar presentation on ‘Curriculum reform efforts for equity and social justice and the Right to Education in India‘ at the Department of Education and Psychology, Freie University Berlin, Germany.

Presentation on ‘Education Policy and Maulana Azad’ at the International Conference on ‘Cultural Institutions and Knowledge Arenas, post 1947: Revisiting the role of Maulana Azad’, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library and the Institute of Economic Growth.

Keynote address on ‘School Mathematics for Equity and Justice’ at the National Conference on Recent Developments in Mathematics, in Honour of Sriniwas Ramanujam, Patna University.

Panel presentation on ‘The Access-Quality Conundrum’ at the WISCOMP Conference on Equity, Access and Quality in Education: Challenges before Jammu and Kashmir, India International Centre

Chaired and presented at the Seminar on Education for Sustainable Development, Sehar - Annual Day of the Department of Elementary Education, Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi

Conducted sessions on ‘Quality of Education’ at the Mid Career Training Programme of IAS officers, LBS National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie

Chaired the session on ‘Development Sector Initiatives in Education: Stories from the Field’, Annual International Conference, Comparative Education Society of India, Jammu University.

Conducted a session on ‘Textbook Development in India’ for curriculum planners and textbook writers of Maldives, Training Workshop organised by the Centre for Environment Education, Ahmedabad

Chaired and conducted a session on ‘Teaching Environmental Studies: Issues, Concerns and Challenges’ at the National Seminar on Empowering Teachers, Mata Sundari College, New Delhi.

Delivered the Keynote Address on Drama in Education at the theatre workshop for teachers conducted by NPSC and Ramjas School.

Chaired the Inaugural session at the Workshop on Countering Gender Stereotypes through School Education, NDMC Convention Centre, New Delhi.

Participated in the National Consultative Meet on Extension of Right to Education Act to Secondary School, NUEPA, New Delhi.

Participated in consultations of the National Advisory Council on the Right to Education and related issues

Research Projects (Major Grants/Research Collaboration)

Coordinated the ‘Quality Education Project’ supported by UNICEF, hosted by the Centre for Science Education and Communication, Delhi University.

Coordinated the Development of the ‘Sourcebook on Assessment of Children’s Learning in EVS’, as part of an NCERT collaboration with MHRD.

Member of the International Research Network on Theorizing Children’s Participation

Advisor, DAAD Student Exchange Programme in collaboration with Freie University, Berlin

Awarded the UKIERI Staff Exchange Project hosted by Queen’s University Belfast

Awards and distinctions

The Delhi Mathematics Talent Scholarship

National Fellowship (as Merit List Position Holder)             

Gold Medal for a National Record in Chemistry- All India Hr. Secondary Board

National Science Talent Scholarship                                       

Department of Atomic Energy Jr. Research Fellowship    

Department of Atomic Energy Sr. Research Fellowship    

U.G.C. Research Project (Science Education)                        

Nehru Fellowship (Education and National Development)   

U.G.C. Research Scientist (Science Education)                   

Nehru Chair Professorship, MS University, Baroda                                   

Other Activities

Public Service / University Service / Consulting Activity

Member of the HRD Minister’s Round Table on School Education; Member of Sub-Group on Feasibility of the Indian Education Service

Chair, Committee on Revising and Implementing the RTE in the state of J&K

Chair, Committee to Review and Revise the D.El.Ed. and ETTC syllabi in the state of J&K.

Member, NCTE Committee to Review the Guidelines for the Conduct of Teacher Eligibility Test.

Member, Committee on the Scheme for National Innovation Scholarships, Office of the Adviser to the PM, Public Information, Infrastructure and Innovations, Planning Commission

Member, Advisory and Implementation Committee for CTET, CBSE.

Member, NCTE Committee on Policy to Monitor Open Distance Learning Courses in Teacher Education.

Member, Departmental Advisory Committee, Department of School and Non-Formal Education, NUEPA.

Member, Joint Review Mission on Implementation of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme on Teacher Education.

Member, Steering Committee and Advisory Board Meeting for National Multilingual Resource Centre, JNU.

Member, National Programme Committee, National Initiative on Mathematics Education

Served as Member, Planning Commission Steering Committee for Elementary Education and Literacy;

Served as Academic Advisor for a US Fulbright–Nehru Research Fellow

Member, NAC RTE Task Force on Curriculum and Pedagogy

Served as Chairperson, Textbook Development Teams at the Primary Stage, NCERT

Member, General Body, Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO (INCCU).

Served as Member, Expert Committee on Restructuring Teacher Education, Kerala Higher Education Council.

Founding and Governing Body Member of Bhoomika Creative Dance Centre

Served as Member, Board of Trustees National Foundation of India.

Served as Member Academic Reforms Committee, Department of Atomic Energy

Member, All India People’s Science Network

Member of Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti.

Member of All India People’s Science Network

Member of Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti.