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Dr Anusha Ramanathan


Centre for Education Innovation and Action Research

Ph.D (English)

M.Phil (English)

M.A (English)

B.A, (English)

Anusha Ramanathan has worked as Curriculum Consultant in the Centre for Education, Innovation and Action Research (CEIAR) since 2015.

She leads TPD English and coordinates the academic aspects of TISSx, an Open edX based MOOC platform. She co-leads TPD-Implementation for CLIx and is a part of the CLIx English Team. She teaches Language Education, Assessment and Academic Skills courses across MA Education, BEd-MEd, MA Education for Teacher Educators from Afghanistan programmes. She also designs, develops and facilitates Language Education and Mentoring Courses for Reflective Teaching with ICT. She, further, conducts research in the areas of language and teacher education. 

Anusha has years of teaching experience at UG and PG levels. She teaches MA English, Mass Media and MBA students across colleges of the University of Mumbai and autonomous colleges. She has worked as a research assistant, course coordinator, content writer, editor, teacher trainer and corporate trainer through her career. 

Her expertise lies in English Language Teaching, English Literature, Assessment and Evaluation, technology-based learning and Teacher Professional Development. 


  • Assessment and Evaluation 
  • English Language Teaching 
  • Higher Education (Humanities) 
  • Literature Studies 
  • Online and Distance Education
  • Policy and Practice
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Technogy-enabled learning


  • Co-Author: Thirumalai, B., Ramanathan, A., Charania, A., and Stump, G. (2019). Designing for Technology-Enabled Reflective Practice: Teachers’ Voices on Participating in a Connected Learning Practice.' In Setty, R., Iyengar, R., Witenstein, M., Byker, E., Kidwai, H. (eds) Teaching and Teacher Education. South Asian Education Policy, Research, and Practice. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. Print ISBN: 978-3-030-26878-7. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26879-4_11 
  • Sole Author: Ramanathan, A. (2019).'Need for Intervention in Assessment: Rater Training', Journal of Emerging Technologies and Emerging Research. www.jetir.org. pp. 709-14. ISSN-2349-5162
  • First Author: Ramanthan, A. and Das, P. (2018). ‘Teaching Language through Literature’ in LangLit. Vol 5. Issue 1. www.langlit.org. (Aug 2018). pp 385-389. ISSN-2349-5189. Retrieved from http://langlit.org/langlit-current-issue/
  • Co-author: Jayendran, N. and Ramanathan, A. (2018). ‘The Value of Stories in English Language Learning.’ “The Value of Story-Making Activities in the English Classroom”. Language and Language Teaching Vol 7, No 1, Issue 13. January 2018. pp 47-51. Retrieved from http://sgsmt.yojaks.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Language-and-Language-Teaching-Jan-2018-pdf.io-9.pdf 
  • Co-author: Jayendran, N., Murali, L. Ramanathan, A., Thomas, J., Bhonsale, S., Nagpal, S. and Kulkarni, M. (2018). ‘Task Complexity, Peer Interaction and Learner Autonomy: A Case Study’. International Journal of Language, Literature, Culture and Education, Issue 1. (2018). Retrieved from http://icsai.org/ijllce/archive/2018/issue1/ijllce-068.html 
  • Co-author: Evaluation of Centrally Sponsored Scheme on Teacher Education in States and UTs: Report. Mumbai: Tata Institute of Social Sciences. (October 2017).
  • First Author: Ramanathan, A. Rosenheck, L. and Jayendran, N. (2016). ‘The CLIx English Open Story Tool: Reflections on Design.’ Paper presented in LINC 2016 7th Conference Proceedings, Digital Inclusion: Transforming Education through Technology. Cambridge: Office of Digital Learning, MIT. (2016) pp 199-208. Retrieved from: https://linc2016.mit.edu/files/2016/08/LINC-Proceedings-2016-1.pdf 
  • Sole Author: Ramanthan, A. (2014). ‘Map me (K)not: Do we really understand reality as it is, or do we construct as we are trained to?’ in General Semantics: A Critical Companion edited by Deepa Mishra. Delhi: Pencraft International (2014). pp 182-192.


Co-designed and developed CLIx English Modules (https://clixoer.tiss.edu)

Co-designed, developed and facilitated MOOC and Blended Learning Courses for Reflective Teaching with ICT (RTICT) for in-service teachers (www.tissx.tiss.edu)

  • S-01: Communicative English Language Teaching
  • E-04: Designing Learning Experiences for the English Language Classroom
  • E-08: Mentoring for TPD

Co-designed and developed Blended Learning Courses for MA Education for Teacher Educators in Afghanistan (MA TEMP)

  • CC-5: Introduction to Assessment and Evaluation
  • OCP-1: First Language Pedagogy
  • OCP-10: Teaching of English (as a Second and Foreign Language)

Teacher Professional Development Chapter in CLIx Guidebook on Gitbook (in production).


Awards and Achievements 

  • Recepient of UGC-UKEIRI-India-to-UK Faculty Award 2015-16.
  • Co-author of proposal, presentation and report sent to Open Education Consortium which won CLIx the Open Collaboration Award for Excellence 2019
  • Judge, Key Note Speaker, Key Resource Person and/or Panelist at various events, seminars, conferences and workshops.

Design and Development 

  • Co-design and deploy courses for Reflective Teaching with ICT programme (Focus Areas: Language Education, Mentoring, ICT in Education, Assessment). (since 2017)
  • Co-designed and developed tools, lessons and modules for CLIx English. (2015-2017)
  • Co-designed curriculum for BEd English Language Specialisation courses. (2016)
  • Designing Staff Training Programmes at TISS (2014).
  • Co-designed curriculum for Self-Financing Certificate Courses for Proficiency in English and Children’s Literature (2012)
  • Designed and deployed ‘Language Enhancement Classes’ for post graduate, MPhil and PhD students at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Deonar – 88 (2005 - 2016)

Coordination and Organisation 

  • Coordinate academic aspects of TISSx, an Open edX based MOOC platform) 
  • Co-coordinate TPD-Implementation for CLIx (since 2016)
  • Coordinated Course on Assessments in English Language Teaching conducted by King's College, London under the UGC-UKEIRI collaboration between the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and KCL. (April-July 2017).
  • Coordinated with PrathamBooks StoryWeaver Team for CLIx English Modules development materials. (2016 onwards)
  • Coordinated and was instructor for ‘Language Enhancement Classes’ for post graduate, MPhil and PhD students at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Deonar – 88 (2005-2016)
  • Coordinated Self-Financing Certificate Courses for Proficiency in English, Department of English, University of Mumbai (2014-16)
  • Coordinated Staff Training Programmes at TISS (2014).
  • Coordinated BMM Department at Bunts Anna Leela College of Commerce and Economics, Kurla (2010-11)


  • Lead TPD English Research into Teacher Beliefs and Practices.
  • Co-designed and led study on Teacher Perspectives on Online Learning for Self and Professional Development. (March - May 2019)
  • Worked as part of CEIAR Team on a national study of School Management Committees commissioned by Save the Children. (2019)
  • Worked as part of CEIAR Team on a national evaluative report of the CSSTE (Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Teacher Education) scheme. I was part of the report writing team in generating a consolidated analysis of the findings of the functioning of TE institutes in 11 States and 2 UTs in India based on field survey conducted across 91 institutions from June-August 2017.
  • Co-designed student baseline and midline tools for CLIx English. (2015-17)
  • Co-designed and co-analysed teacher baseline, midline and endline tools for CLIx English. (2016-18)
  • Co-designed, developed and deployed field trials for CLIx English tools and lessons (2015-16)
  • Designed and conducted study and presented findings of a 2-month Research Project on ‘Effectiveness of Moodle and the evaluation of the Distance Period’, MA Education (Elementary), TISS, Deonar – 88. (Oct – Nov 2008)


TISS (MA Education, BEd-MEd, MA Education for Teacher Educators)

  • Language Education courses
  • Assessment 
  • Academic Writing

TISS (Short Term Programmes) 

  • Reflective Teaching with ICT 
  • Contemporary Education Perspectives and Research

Other Venues

  • MPhil-PhD (Focus Areas: English Literature and Research Skills)
  • MA English (Focus Areas: English Language Teaching, Text Analysis, Literary Criticism, New Literatures, Academic Skills)
  • Mass Media (Focus Areas: Advertising, Communication, Creative Writing, Culture Studies, Film Studies, Journalism)
  • MBA (Focus Areas: Businesses Ethics, Business Perspectives in the Global Context, Communicatiion, Creative Writing and Appreciation of Creatives)
  • Teacher Training (Focus Areas: English Language, Technology-based learning)

Research Guide /Mentoring 

  • Students of MA Education and MA Education for Teacher Educators (at TISS) 
  • Students of MA English (At University of Mumbai and affiliated colleges) 
  • Students of MBA 
  • Students of BMS 


Email: anusha.ramanathan[at]tiss[dot]edu