Centre for Education Innovation and Action Research

About Us


The Centre for Education Innovation and Action Research (CEIAR) is an independent centre at TISS Mumbai. It was established in 2015 to engage with and promote innovation in school curriculum, teacher education and higher education curriculum and pedagogy. The Centre provides incubation and promotion of innovation that address the needs of Indian education and engages with innovative use of new technologies and media to raise relevance, quality and standards of education. Towards this, the Centre collaborates and engages with research, development, teaching and field action.  The Centre offers MA Education, BEd MEd (Integrated, NCTE recognised) and  MPhil and PhD in Education.  It also offers short term, blended and online courses and programmes:  the Reflective Teaching with ICT for inservice teachers and teacher educators and the Post Graduate Certificate in Education Perspectives and Research for Teacher Educators and Administrators.


The Centre is active in fostering collaborations and inviting global expertise to steer research, training and educational exchanges across cultures. Some of our India partners include Center for Education Research and Practice, Jaipur; Department of Education, Mizoram University, Aizawl; Eklavya, Bhopal; Homi Bhabha Centre for Science education, TIFR, Mumbai; National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru; State Council of Education and Research and Training( SCERT), Chhattisgarh; Tata Class Edge; Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune; Govt. of Chhattisgarh; Govt. of Mizoram; Govt. of Rajasthan and Govt. of Telangana. Our international partners include Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA USA and Trinity College, Dublin. We also have been awarded the UGC-UKIERI grant for collaboration between Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Azim Premji University, and King’s College, London and have conducted workshops in UK and India and have participated in faculty exchanges under this grant.


The Centre’s flagship action research programme, the Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx) (http://clix.tiss.edu), was awarded the UNESCO-King Hamad Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education (2017 edition) and also Open Education Awards for Excellence Resources, Tools and Practices under the category of Open Collaboration in 2019 from Open Education Consortium.


Since 2019 a new Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education is under development with support from the Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT: 2019-2020) and with Tata Trusts. This initiative proposes to engage with teaching, research, policy advocacy and collaboration to revitalise the sector of teacher education in India.


 Mandatory Disclosure-

1. Faculty List for BEd MEd Integrated - Faculty List

2. Staff List for BEd MEd Integrated - Staff List