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Dr Poonam Sharma

Assistant Professor , Mumbai campus

Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education

PhD Social Sciences (2010-2018),
MA Education (2007-2009),
B.El.Ed. (2001-2005)

Poonam Sharma is a teacher educator and ethnographer. Before joining her current position she has worked as a teacher educator in pre-service teacher education as well as NGO sector. She began her career as a primary school teacher. 

Her Ph D research was a year-long ethnographic work focusing on the educational experiences of children in the context of the family-school relationship. The study was based in a town close to Delhi. The study brought together the new sociological perspectives on children/childhood and ethnographic expertise for understanding families and schools. Her research was supported by the NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi) Doctoral fellowship award 2011. 

She received DAAD Student Exchange Program Fellowship for the year 2010 (Desutscher Akadmischer Austausch Dienst, 2010). 



Pre-service teacher education programmes 

School management 

Low fee Paying private schools 

Childhood Studies 


Private Supplementary Tutoring

Sharma, P (2018) Management of home-school relationship: Role of schools principals in low fee paying private schools in Manisha Jain. Archana Mehendale, Rahul Mukopadhayay, Padma Sarangapani and Christopher Winch (Eds) School Education in India: Market, State and Quality. Routledge, New Delhi



Re-imagining Teacher Education – Lessons from the International


 SPARC   Ongoing 
 Programme Evaluation of School Management committees in four states of India   Save the Children   June 2019 
Documentation of the ‘Best Practices of a School-Based Teacher Education Program’ at Muktangan- a Mumbai based NGO.  Report submitted to MHRD July 2018

Child Development & Cognition Learning (MA Elementary Education programme) 

Qualitative research Methodology (M Phil in Education) 

Education and Society ( Teacher Education programme for Afghan teacher-educators)

School Observations ( M A Education) 

Email: poonam.sharma[at]tiss[dot]edu