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Dr. Pankaj Das

Assistant Professor, Education


Dr. Pankaj Das (Ph.D. University of Delhi) has obtained his training in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics. Before joining Sharda University, he had a couple of years of teaching experiences of B.Ed and B.El.Ed programmes at Delhi University. He has worked as the ICSSR and NCERT doctoral fellow for his Ph. D topic at CIE, University of Delhi. He has good number of publications in his credits in the forms of books, reviews and research articles in journals in national and international repute. He has also attended a course on “Life and Thought of Gandhi”, at Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS), Shimla. In the recent years, he has presented research papers at University of British Columbia, Canada, University of Japan and University of Rotterdam, Netherlands


  • Teaching -10 years
  • Research – 02 years
  • Ph.D
  • M.Phil
  • M.A
  • M.Ed
  • B.Ed
  • NET 
Award & Recognition

  • ICSSR Doctoral Fellow
  • NCERT Doctoral Fellow
  • NUEPA (JRF) Fellow


  • “Girls at Risk Investigating the Extent and Process of Dropping Out in Elementary Education in India”,  International Journal of Learner Diversities and Identities, USA. 2013, Vol. 19, No.1, pp. 1-18. ISSN 2327-0128. 
  • Process of Girls Dropout in School Education Analysis of Selected Cases in India. In Engendering Empowerment Education and Equality e-Conference Report. 12 April – 14 May 2010. United Nations Girls Education Initiative New York USA. 

Books Published 

  • Das, P (2012). Child Schooling in India (ed.).New Delhi Shipra Publications. ISBN 978-81-7541-648-2 (HB) / ISBN 978-81-7541-649-9 (PB).
  • Das, P (2011). Potential Dropout in Elementary Education. New Delhi Sonali Publications. ISBN 978-81-8411-368-6.

Paper Presentations in Abroad:

  • “Child Labour, Migration and School Exclusion: A Sad Story of Tribal Girls in India” at Sheffield, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom,  May 2019
  • “Linking Gender, Development, and Adivasi: The Politics of School Exclusion of Tribal Girls in India” at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, August 2018.
  • “Feminine Socialisation and Education of Tribal Girls the Politics of School Exclusion” at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Hague, Netherlands, October 2017.
  • “Silent Exclusion and Child Schooling A Case Study of India” in The Asian Conference on Education and International Development at Art Centre Kobe, Kobe, Japan, March 2017.
  • “Situational Analysis of the Vulnerability of Potential Dropouts A Case Study of Indian schools” in International Conference on Learning at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, July 2016.  

Paper Presentations in India:

  • “Investigating the Dropout Situations of Migrant Tribal Girls in Odisha” in 2nd International Conference on ‘Migration and Diasporas Emerging Diversities and Development Challenges, 22nd-23rd March 2017 at Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.
  • “Feminine Socialisation, Tribal Girls and Dropping Out The Politics of Girls Schooling” in National Seminar on “Education and Politics in India A Perspective From Below”, 24th -25th February 2017, organised by Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad.
  • “An Empirical Study on the effects of psychosocial factors and the ‘Girls at Risk” in National Seminar on “Exploring Psychosocial Perspectives in Education”, 28th January 2017, organised by CIE, Department of Education, CIE, University of Delhi.
  • “Absenteeism in Indian Schooling A Situational analysis of Schooling Behaviour of the Children of Govt. schools” in National Seminar on Implementation of Educational Policies and Programmes in India Stocktaking and Ways Ahead, 10th -11th March 2016, organised by M.P Institute of Social Science Research, Ujjain.
  • “Silent Exclusion of Marginalised Children in Elementary Education Case Study of Madhya Pradesh” in National Seminar on Education of Socially Disadvantaged Groups in India, 04th -06th March 2016, organised by Regional Institute of Education (RIE), Bhopal.
  • “Reproductive Health Education and Adolescent Girls A Situational Analysis in India” in National Symposium on Reproductive Health in India Concerns and Awareness, 12th February 2016, organised by Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi.
  • “Feminine Socialisation and Schooling The Politics of Girls Dropping Out” in VMMF Research Scholars Workshop on Engendering Social Change Practices of Resistance, 30th – 31st January 2016, at IIC, organised by Centre for Women's Development Studies, New Delhi
  • “Inclusion of the Excluded: A Case study of the Children with Special Needs in Delhi Schools” in National Seminar on ‘Access to Education for Students with a Disability: Issues and Challenges (AESDIC-2015), 3rd December 2015 at BHU, organised by Department of Statistics, BHU, Varanasi.
  • “Silent Exclusion in School A Threat to RTE” in Educational Symposium on The Changing Contours of Indian Education- Issues and Challenges, 12th -13th February 2014, organised by Department of Education, Shyama Prasad Mukherji College for Women, University of Delhi.
  • “Exploring the Disempowerment of the Empowered A tale of two states of Girls in School Context in India” in First WDC International Conference on “Empowerment of Women in the Developing World”, 1st -2nd April 2013, organized by WDC, Shivaji College, University of Delhi in collaboration with WSDC, DU, and NIDM, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
  • “Schooling and Silent Exclusion in Education Open Schooling; an Alternative Perspective towards Access and Equity in Education” in International Conference on “Education for All Role of Open Schooling”, 13th -15th March 2013, organized by National Institute of Open Schooling (MHRD, GOI).
  • “Pedagogy of Social Liberation An Agenda in Schooling India” in National Conference on Mass literacy and Basic Life Skills The Unfinished Modernist Project in India, 3rd -4th March 2011, organised by Group of Adult Education, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
  • “Educational Equity Issues of Exclusion and Inclusion in Policy” in the National Seminar on “Educational Equity Issues and Challenges in Policy”, 5th-7th March 2009, sponsored by UNESCO and UNICEF at Department of Education, CIE, University of Delhi.


  • “Life and Thought of Gandhi”, at Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS), Shimla. 
  • Orientation Training of Managers of Old Age Homes for Strengthening Health Care Services”, organized by National Institute of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi

Area of Interest

  • Sociology of Education
  • Educational Philosophy
  • School Education
  • Social science Education