Ph.D.s Awarded

Conceptualizing Justice-centred Science and Environment Education in the Context of the M(East) Ward in Mumbai [Synopsis] [Thesis]
Himanshu Srivastava
Advisor: Prof. K. Subramaniam
Provisional Degree Certificate: May 15, 2023
Final Degree Certificate:
TIFR Deemed University

Empirical studies of students’ conception of Area-measurement, and their implications for Mathematics Education [Synopsis] [Thesis]
Jeenath Rahaman
Advisors: Prof. K. Subramaniam and Prof. Sanjay Chandrasekharan
Provisional Degree Certificate: January 31, 2023
Final Degree Certificate: February 17, 2023
TIFR Deemed University

Investigating students' alternative conceptions in elementary thermodynamics and developing and testing activity-based modules to address them [Synopsis] [Thesis]
Shirish R. Pathare
Advisors: Prof. Savita Ladage and Prof. H. C. Pradhan
Provisional Degree Certificate: January 3, 2022
Final Degree Certificate: February 25, 2022
TIFR Deemed University 

Touchy Feely Vectors: A design-based study examining the role of representational media in STEM cognition [Synopsis] [Thesis]
Durgaprasad Karnam
Advisors: Prof. Aniket Sule and Prof. Sanjay Chandrasekharan
Provisional Degree Certificate: October 28, 2021
Final Degree Certificate: February 25, 2022
TIFR Deemed University

Exploring Implications of the Social Model of Disability for Mathematics Education [Synopsis] [Thesis]
Rossi D’Souza
Advisor: Prof. K. Subramaniam
Provisional Degree Certificate : April 27, 2021
Final Degree Certificate : September 24, 2021
TIFR Deemed University

Investigating and Supporting Teachers' Knowledge of and Responses to Students' Mathematical Thinking [Synopsis] [Thesis]
Shikha TakkerAdvisor: Prof. K. Subramaniam
Provisional Degree Certificate : January 13, 2021
Final Degree Certificate: February 26, 2021
TIFR Deemed University

Inclusive science education in elementary & secondary schools with a focus on strategies for teaching science to students with visual impairments  [Synopsis] [Thesis]
Amit Sharma  
Advisor: Prof. Sugra Chunawala
Provisional Degree Certificate : December 3, 2020
Final Degree Certificate: February 26, 2021
TIFR Deemed University 

Doing to being: Developing pro-environmental motivations through urban farming in schools [Synopsis] [Thesis
Deborah Dutta
Advisors: Prof. Sanjay Chandrasekharan and Dr. Ankush Gupta
Provisional Degree Certificate : July 7, 2020
Final Degree Certificate: September 30, 2020
TIFR Deemed University

Transacting inquiry in middle school science classrooms:A study exploring the nature of discourse and a spectrum of outcomes [Synopsis] [Thesis
Aisha M. Kawalkar
Advisor: Prof. Jyotsna Vijapurkar
Provisional Degree Certificate: July 7, 2020
Final Degree Certificate: September 30, 2020
TIFR Deemed University

Student Questioning in Student Talk: Understanding the Process and its Role in Doing Science [Synopsis] [Thesis]
Gurinder Singh
Advisor: Prof. K. K. Mishra and Prof. Karen Haydock
Provisional Degree Certificate : June 22, 2020
Final Degree Certificate: September 30, 2020
TIFR Deemed University

Solving for pattern: An operational-level model to redesign engineering education for sustainability [Synopsis] [Thesis
Geetanjali Date
Advisor: Prof. Sanjay Chandrasekharan
Provisional Degree Certificate : August 14, 2019
Final Degree Certificate: September 13, 2019
TIFR Deemed University

Graphicacy issues in school textbooks and designing learning contexts to address them [Synopsis] [Thesis]
Amit Dhakulkar
Advisor: Prof. G. Nagarjuna
Provisional Degree Certificate : October 8, 2018
Final Degree Certificate: February 15, 2019
TIFR Deemed University

Supporting In-service Professional Development of Mathematics Teachers: The Role of Beliefs and Knowledge [Synopsis][Thesis]
Ruchi Kumar
Advisor: Prof.. K. Subramaniam
Provisional Degree Certificate : May 11, 2018
Final Degree Certificate: August 31, 2018
TIFR Deemed University 

Rethinking Representational Competence: Cognitive mechanisms, empirical studies, and the design of a new media intervention [Synopsis] [Thesis]
Prajakt Pande
Advisor: Dr. Sanjay Chandrasekharan
Provisional Degree Certificate : May 11, 2018
Final Degree Certificate: August 31, 2018
TIFR Deemed University 

The cognitive role of external representations in understanding DNA structure [Synopsis] [Thesis]
Anveshna Srivastava
Advisor: Dr. Sanjay Chandrasekharan
Provisional Degree Certificate : December 13, 2017
Final Degree Certificate: February 16, 2018
TIFR Deemed University

Conceptualizing Critical Science Education through Socioscientific Issues [Synopsis] [Thesis]
Aswathy Raveendran 
Advisor: Prof. Sugra Chunawala 
Provisional Degree Certificate : October 11, 2017
Final Degree Certificate: February 16, 2018
TIFR Deemed University

Work, Knowledge and Identity: Implications for school learning of out-of-school mathematical knowledge [Synopsis] [Thesis]
Arindam Bose
Advisor: Prof. K. Subramaniam
Provisional Degree Certificate : April 20, 2015
Final Degree Certificate: September 4, 2015
TIFR Deemed University

Development and evaluation of a concept inventory in rotational kinematics [Synopsis] [Thesis]
Mashood K. K.
Advisor: Prof. Vijay Singh
Provisional Degree Certificate : September 30, 2014
Final Degree Certificate: February 6, 2015
TIFR Deemed University

Investigating Students', Teachers' and Designers' Ideas about Design and Developing Design Activities for Indian Middle School Students. [Synopsis] [Thesis]
Farhat Ara
Advisor: Prof. Sugra Chunawala
Provisional Degree Certificate : April 17, 2013
Final Degree Certificate: June 7, 2013
TIFR Deemed University

Cognitive Studies in Relativity [Synopsis]
Atanu Bandyopadhyay
Advisor:  Prof. Arvind Kumar & Prof. H. C. Pradhan
Provisional Degree Certificate : June 14, 2011
Final Degree Certificate: July 1, 2011
TIFR Deemed University

Spatial Cognition and Visualization in Elementary Astronomy Education [Synopsis] [Thesis]
Shamin Padalkar
Advisor: Prof. Jayashree Ramadas
Provisional Degree Certificate : February 2011
Final Degree Certificate: July 1, 2011
TIFR Deemed University 

Visual Depictions and Mental Visualisation of Human Body Systems in Middle School Students [Synopsis] [Thesis]
Sindhu Mathai
Advisor: Prof. Jayashree Ramadas
Provisional Degree Certificate : February 23, 2011
Final Degree Certificate: July 1, 2011
TIFR Deemed University

Understanding Causality in Natural Selection: Towards the Problematic of Learning Darwin’s Theory of Evolution [Synopsis] [Thesis]
Abhijeet Bardapurkar
Advisor: Dr. G. Nagarjuna
Provisional Degree Certificate : March 30, 2009
Final Degree Certificate: May 8, 2009
TIFR Deemed University 

Investigating Middle School Students’ Perceptions of Technology and Developing Design and Technology Education Units to Study Students’ Design Productions [Synopsis] [Thesis]

Ritesh P. Khunyakari
Advisor: Prof. Chitra Natarajan
Provisional Degree Certificate: December 26, 2008
Final Degree Certificate: May 8, 2009
TIFR Deemed University 

Introducing Indian Middle School Students to Collaboration and Communication Centred Design and Technology Education: A Focus on Socio –Cultural and Gender Aspects [Synopsis] [Thesis]
Swati Mehrotra
Advisor: Prof. Sugra Chunawala
Provisional Degree Certificate : December 10, 2008
Final Degree Certificate: December 12, 2008
TIFR Deemed University

Developing a Learning Sequence for Transiting from Arithmetic to Elementary Algebra [Synopsis] [Thesis]
Rakhi Banerjee
Advisor: Dr. K. Subramaniam
Provisional Degree Certificate : October 22, 2008
Final Degree Certificate: December 12, 2008
TIFR Deemed University

Development of Innovative Experimental Problems and Demonstrations in Physics with Suitable Instructional Strategy For them and Investigating their Effectiveness in Laboratory Training [Synopsis] [Thesis]
Rajesh B. Khaparde
Advisor: Prof. H. C. Pradhan
June 2001, University of Mumbai

Interactive Instructional Systems for Elucidating Concepts in Chemistry[Synopsis]
Syed Safi Athar
Advisor: Prof. Arvind Kumar & Prof. S. C. Agarkar
July 1999, University of Mumbai

Identifying Student's Misconcepts and Learning Barriers in Chemistry and Designing and Evaluating Appropriate Remedial Measures
Savita A. Ladage [Thesis]
Advisor: Shri. V. G. Kulkarni
January 1995, University of Bombay 

The Impact of Science Education in Terms of Human Resource Development in Socio-Economically Deprived Groups (With Special Emphasis on Career Selection) [Synopsis] [Thesis
Sugra Chunawala
Advisor: Shri. V. G. Kulkarni
April 1992, University of Poona

Mathematical Modelling of Literacy Progression and Information Diffusion
Manjusha S. Kulkarni
Advisor: Shri. V. G. Kulkarni & Prof. Arvind Kumar
1992, University of Poona

Developing Instructional Strategies to Overcome Difficulties in Concept Formation in Science and Mathematics[Synopsis]
Sudhakar C. Agarkar
Advisor: Shri. V. G. Kulkarni
March 1987, University of Poona

Curriculum Development in Science Relevant to the Indian School System [Synopsis]
Jayashree Ramadas
Advisor: Shri. V. G. Kulkarni
July 1981, University of Poona