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Prof. Vimala Ramachandran


Vimala Ramachandran, has been working on elementary education, girls’ education and women’s empowerment. She conceptualised and launched Mahila Samakhya (1988-89), a women’s education programme of Government of India programme based in the Department of Education, MHRD. She was the Managing Trustee of HealthWatch – a network of researchers and activists engaged with women’s health – from 1994 to 2004.

She established Educational Resource Unit in 1998 as a network of researchers and practitioners working on education and empowerment. She has published extensively on education policy and practice, gender issues and women’s empowerment.

Vimala did her MA (1976) and M Phil (1979) in Political Science in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and was a Rotary International scholar (1983-84) at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. More...


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Professor: Chair on Teacher Management and Development

Elementary Education, Girls’ Education and Women’s Empowerment





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