Ph.D. 1997, Sociology of Education, JNU, New Delhi.
M.Phil. 1992, Educational Studies, Grade A-, J NU, New Delhi. (FGPA: 7.33)
MA 1990, Sociology, FIRST DIVISION, University of Hyderabad.
Sociology of Education; Educational organisations; Urban society and education; Education and affirmative action policies; Sociological theories and thinkers; Diversity and equity in Education; Comparative education
April, 2015 onwards: Professor of Sociology of Education; ZHCES, School of Social Sciences, JNU
April, 2009 - April, 2015: Associate Professor of Sociology of Education; ZHCES, School of Social Sciences, JNU
April, 2003 – April, 2009: Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer), Sociology of Education, ZHCES, School of Social Sciences, JNU
April, 1999 – April 2003: Assistant Professor, Sociology of Education, ZHCES, School of Social Sciences, JNU.
Jan, 1998 to Apr, 1999: CONSULTANT (Academic Support & Programme Co-ordination)
Campus Diversity Initiative, Project of the Ford Foundation in Higher Education in India, Educational Resources Centre, New Delhi.
Aug, 1997 to Dec, 1997: CONSULTANT (Appraisal & Supervision)
National Technical Support Group, District Primary Education Programme (DPEP), Educational Consultants India Limited (Ed.CIL), New Delhi.
January to June, 1992: Research Associate, ICSSR Journal of Abstracts and Reviews in Sociology and Social Anthropology
PRESIDENT, Comparative Education Society of India (CESI), a professional body of researchers of educational studies in India, January1, 2019 - December 31, 2020 (2 years).
VICE-PRESIDENT, Comparative Education Society of India (CESI), a professional body of researchers of educational studies in India, January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018 (2 years).
VISITING FELLOW, Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad March 2015
FACULTY ENRICHMENT FELLOWSHIP, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. Visited Faculty of Education, McGill University; and Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto (June-July 2011)
GENERAL SECRETARY, Comparative Education Society of India (CESI), a professional body of researchers of educational studies in India, January 2010 to December, 2012 (3 years).
ASIA FELLOW (2006-07), by Asian Scholarship Foundation, Bangkok. Availed the Award as a Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia, for a period of nine months (March – December, 2007) , as part of the Fellowship. Conducted post-doctoral research on impact of globalisation on higher education in Malaysia.
FACULTY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (Canadian Studies), 2005. Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, New Delhi. Availed the Fellowship as a Visiting Scholar at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. Conducted a post-doctoral study on schooling experiences of immigrant children in Canada.
UGC - JRF in Sociology; July 1992 to July 1997
Andhra Pradesh State Merit Scholarship; 1985-1988 (For undergraduate study at AP Resdidential Degree College, Nagarjuna Sagar)
Had been a part of the joint collaborative project between Institute of Education (IoE), University of London and Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, JNU. Produced a joint paper with Dr. Marie Lall of IoE, which is forthcoming in a volume on ‘Education and Social Justice in the Era of Globalisation’.
2017. "Production of an 'Educational' City: Shadow Education Economy and Restructuring of Kota in India", in Pink, W. T. and G W. Noblit (Eds.). Second International Handbook of Urban Education, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, pp. 417 - 443.
2017. Transition from Elite to Mass System of Higher Education: What does Massification Mean for Equality? Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, Volume XXXI, number 2, pp. 141 - 156.
2017. School Closures and Mergers: A Multi-State Study of Policy and Its Impact on Public Education System - Telangana, Odisha and Rajasthan, New Delhi: Save the Children.
2013. ‘Structural Exclusion in Everyday Institutional Life: Labeling of Stigmatised Groups in an IIT’ in ‘Sociology of Education in India: Changing Contours and emerging Concerns’, edited by Geetha B. Nambissan and S. Srinivasa Rao, (Oxford University Press: New Delhi).
2010. Between the Ethnic and the Market Agendas: Impact of Affirmative Action and Neo-liberal Reforms on Malaysian Higher Education, Contemporary Education Dialogue, Volume 7, no. 2, pp. 193 – 224.
2018. Community Participation through Civil society Organisation: Bodh's Model of Co-Governance and its Impact on Community schooling in Rajasthan, Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, Volume 32, no. 4, pp. 263-278.
2018. "Max Weber's Contribution to the Sociology of Education: A Critical Appreciation" (Co-authored), Contemporary Education Dialogue, A Sage Journal, Volume 15, number 1, pp. 73 - 92
2017. Widening Marginality in Access to Primary education in Tribal Areas: Impact of school Closures and the Policy of Rationalisation, (Co-authored), International Journal of Indigenous & Marginalised Affairs, Volume 3, number 1, pp. 5 - 24.