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Prof Disha Nawani

Professor , Mumbai campus

Dean - School of Education

M.Phil. (JNU),
Ph.D. (JNU)

Member, Think Tank- Teacher Education, Directorate of Teacher Education and SCERT, Odisha, 2018-19.

Expert for thematic consultation on Re-vamping Teacher Education for Quality Teachers of Dept of School Education and Literacy, MHRD, New Delhi, Nov 2015.

Member, IQAC, St. Xaviers Institute of Education, 2015-17.

Member, Joint Review Mission, appointed by MHRD, to examine Teacher Education Institutions in Delhi, 2016.

Member,  Committee appointed by National Council of Teacher Education, MHRD to implement three of the recommendations made by Justice Verma Commission on re-vitalizing Teacher Education in India, 2013-14.

Member, Joint Review Mission, appointed by MHRD, to examine Teacher Education Institutions in Andhra Pradesh, 2014.

Member, Joint Review Mission, appointed by MHRD, to examine Teacher Education Institutions in Tripura, 2013.

Expert Advisor on a seven state comparative study on Activity Based Learning funded by UNICEF and conducted by Education Initiatives, Bengaluru (April 2012-15).

Member, core team on a Study of the Implementation of CCE in seven states in India, UNICEF, August 2014-15.

Member, Experts for thematic consultation on New Education Policy on “Revamping Teacher Education for quality teachers”, National Level Conference, Department of school education and Literacy, MHRD, Nov 2015

Member, Executive Committee, Comparative Education Society of India (2013-17)

Member, National Resource Group for Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyaan (2015-17), MHRD

Review Editor, Contemporary Education Dialogues, New Delhi: SAGE Publications.


Co-coordinated a 3-year Action Research Project on,  "Research, Policy, Advocacy and Evaluation: Teacher Development and Resource Centres in Karnataka", supported by NRTT , Aug 2010-July 13.


Led a Research study on, "Evaluation of Educational Incentives for Minority Communities in Maharashtra", funded by State Minority Commission, Maharashtra, Jan 2012- June 2013.



Nawani, D (2019), Bin bhaye hoye na preet: resilience of the fear-based examination-detention policy in the Indian education system in. Raina, J. Elementary Education in India: Policy shifts, issues and challenges, Routledge South Asian Edition: New Delhi

Nawani, D (2018) Modifying school textbooks: Disregarding children's experiences, Economic & Political Weekly, Vol LIII No 29, pp 12-15.

Nawani, D (2018) Social reform through curricular design: Inclusion or Exclusion? In Brahme, M, Sureshbabu, M, Muller, T (eds) Inclusive education in India: Concepts, Methods and Practice. Mosaic Books: New Delhi.

Nawani, D (2018), “Examination for elimination: Celebrating fear and penalizing failure”, Handbook of Education in India: Debates, Policies and Practices, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group: London and New york

Nawani, D (2018). Is there a learning crisis in schools? Seminar.706, pp.50-54.

Nawani, D (2018). CBSE leaks: To really reform India’s education system, we need to think beyond board exams, https://amp.scroll.in/article/874006/cbse-leaks-to-really-reform-indias-education-system-we-need-to-think-beyond-board-exams.

Nawani, D (2018). 'Assessing ASER 2017”, Economic & Political Weekly, Volume 53, Issue No. 8, pp. 14-17.

Nawani, D (2017). Shiksha ka adhikaar: Kya hum sahi raastey par hai, Shiksha Vimarsh, Year 19, No.6, pp.19-26.

Nawani, D (2017). “Vidyalayi Pustakein: Utkrishtta se betukepan kee aur”, Shiksha Vimarsh, Year 19, Number 3, pp. 37-43.

Nawani, D (2017), “Textbooks: Hear our voice”, Voices of Teachers and Teacher Educators, Volume V, Issue II, pp.20-25.

Nawani, D (2017). Right to Education: Are we on the right track?, Economic & Political Weekly, Vol. LII, No. 31, 21-25.

Nawani, D (2017). School Textbooks: From Sublime to the Ridiculous, Economic & Political Weekly, Vol. 52, No. 9, 16-19.

https://scroll.in/article/832985/the-development-of-school-textbooks-is-serious-business-and-must-be-monitored-rigorously (republished..Apri1 5, 2017)

Nawani, D (2016). Sakaratmak Shiksha Niti ke Chintajanak Pahalu (Hindi), Shiksha Vimarsh, Year 18, No.5, 13-19.

Nawani, D (2016). School Education: Policy strengths and concerns, Economic & Political Weekly, Vol. LI, No.35, 43-7.

Nawani, D (ed)(2016), Teaching-Learning Resources for School Education, New Delhi: SAGE Publications.

Nawani, D (2016), Quality Education in Contemporary India, Yojana, June, 2016, pp. 26-8.

Learn without fear of failure, Hindustan Times, March 30, 2015.

Nawani, D (2015), Schoolon mein aanklan pe punarchintan (Hindi) in. Shiksha Vimarsh, year 17, No 3, May-June, pp. 25-35.

Nawani, D (2015). Are private schools better?, Economy& Industry- A Confederation of Indian Industry Initiative, February- March 2015, Volume 3, Issue 5.

Nawani, D (2015). Re-thinking Assessments in Schools, Economic & Political Weekly, Jan 17, Vol L, No. 3, 37-41.

Nawani, D. (2014). Learning beyond textbooks, The Hindu, 5th Dec 2014.

Nawani, D (2014). The Elusive Nature of Educational Incentives, Economic & Political Weekly, Sept 13, Vol XLIX, No. 37, 71-78.

Nawani, D. (2014), Caste among schoolchildren, Economic & Political Weekly, Sept 6, Vol XLIX, No. 36, 67-69.

Nawani, D (2014), North-east Indians and others: Discrimination, Prejudice and Textbooks, Economic & Political Weekly, June 14, Vol XLIX, No. 24, 19-21.

Nawani, D. (2014) Ek baatcheet Krishna Kumar Ke Saath (Hindi), Shaikshnik Sandarbh, 90 (33), 27-42.

Nawani, D. (2014), Preparing Teachers and Teacher Educators in India: Justice Verma Commission and Beyond, Voices of Teachers and Teacher Educators, 2(3), 39-44.

Nawani, D (2013), Corporal Punishment in Schools, Economic & Political Weekly, June 15, Vol XLVIII No. 24, 23-26.

Nawani, D (2013), Reflections on Annual Status of Educational Research 2013, Economic & Political Weekly, March 23, Vol. XLVIII, No. 12, pp. 19-22.

Nawani, D (2013), Continuously and comprehensively evaluating children, Economic & Political Weekly, Vol. XLVIII, Jan 12, 2013, 33-40.

Nawani, D (2013), Inclusion, Equity and Elementary Education, Yojana, pp. 31-34.

Nawani, D & Joshi, K. C. (2012), TLM: Zaroorat ya vivashta, Shaikshnik Sandarbh, Year 5, No. 25, July-October, 59-73.

Nawani, D (2012), What is learning and where is it happening, Economic and Political Weekly, Aug 11, Vol. XLVII, No. 32, 94-96.

Nawani, D, Jain, M, (2010). Learners and Learning in India: History, Perspectives and Contexts, in Yong Zhou (Eds.) Handbook of Asian Education: A Cultural Perspective (503-528) New York: Routledge.

Nawani, D (2010). School Textbooks: Understanding Frameworks for Analysis, Contemporary Education Dialogue, Volume 7:2, 157-192.

Batra. P, Nawani, D (2010). Social Science Texts: A pedagogic perspective in P. Batra (Eds) Social Science Teaching in Schools: Challenges and Perspectives (197-262). New Delhi: Sage Publication Pvt. Ltd.



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Email: disha.nawani[at]tiss[dot]edu