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Adithi Muralidhar

Adithi has done her post graduation in Zoology and specialised in Environmental Sciences, from University of Mumbai. She has also done her MA in Educational Communication. She worked as a Zoology lecturer for a while, before getting professionally involved in several science education projects. At HBCSE, her work extends to the Science education for diversity project, School science research and development project, Teacher professional development programmes, Inclusive aspects of design and technology education and Environment education. She also continues to work in the area of wildlife and environment conservation. Adithi has a keen interest in socio-cultural issues, and understanding the dynamics of society and environment.

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Sinha, R., & Muralidhar, A. (2021, June). Interactive resource on birds. Retrieved from


Publications (Papers in Journals/ Conference Proceedings/ Pedagogical Articles/ Edited Volumes/ Popular or Expository articles/ technical reports etc)


Chougule M., & Muralidhar, A. (2021, August). Colour Columns. Teacher Plus 19(7), 6-8.


Dutta, D., & Muralidhar, A. (2021). From moong to mongoose: Exploring nature in cities. Current Conservation, 14(3), 5-8.

Muralidhar, A. (2021, February). “While” away at the window. Teacher Plus 19(2), 46-48.


Muralidhar, A., & Krishnan, A. (2021). Rediscover, describe, and draw birds. In B. Choksi, G. Date, A. Gupta, R. Mani and K. Subramaniam (Eds.), Exploring science and mathematics with Vigyan Pratibha Learning Units, Class 8: Teacher Version (pp. 105-136). Mumbai: HBCSE.


Muralidhar, A. (2021). Worksheets for Rediscover, describe, and draw birds. In B. Choksi, G. Date, A. Gupta, R. Mani and K. Subramaniam (Eds.), Exploring science and mathematics with Vigyan Pratibha Learning Units, Class 8: Student version (pp. 47-56). Mumbai: HBCSE.


Malhotra-Dalvi, A., Muralidhar, A., & Chunawala, S. (2021). Design of symbolic science characters: A visual design exercise with children. E-Proceedings of Designing for Children-With focus on ‘Play + Learn’, International Conference. Organised by IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India, 28-30 January 2021.


Muralidhar, A., & Dutta, D. (2020, November). High and dry: The gradual erosion of Ladakh’s ‘dry toilet’ culture. RoundGlass Sustain


George, H., Malhotra-Dalvi, A., Muralidhar, A., Ladage, S., & Chunawala, S. (2020, July). Sing, draw, play or invent. Teacher Plus 18(6), 16-18.


Shinde, R., Muralidhar, A., & Chunawala, S. (2020). Making environmental studies engaging for elementary school students. ASE International, Issue 10, 45-57.
Dutta, D., & Muralidhar, A. (July, 2020). In search of a panacea: Herb collection in the Himalayas.Round Glass Sustain. Retrieved from
Mohan, A., Muralidhar, A., & Singh, B. (2020). “Gould’s Shortwing Heteroxenicus stellatus and Chestnut-crowned Bush Warbler Cettia major in the Great Himalayan National Park, Himachal Pradesh. Indian Birds: Journal of South Asian Ornithology 15(6), 185-187.
Muralidhar, A. (2020, March). Desert National Park: The abundant life of the sand and scrubs. Round Glass Sustain. Retrieved from
Dolas, A., Muralidhar, A., & Chunawala, S. (2020, February). Triggering creative expression. Teacher Plus 18(2), 18-19.
Malhotra-Dalvi, A.,Muralidhar, A., Dolas, A., Shinde, R., & Chunawala, S. (2020). Designing and making roller coasters by Indian middle school students. In K.K. Mashood, T. Sengupta, C. Ursekar, H. Raval and S. Dutta (Eds.), Proceedings of epiSTEME8: Eighth international conference to review research on Science, TEchnology and Mathematics Education, HBCSE (pp. 199-201). India: HBCSE/Gaurang Publishing Globalize Pvt. Ltd.
Mohan, A., and Muralidhar, A. (2019). Nesting of Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica in Goa, India and a review of breeding records from peninsular India. Indian Birds: Journal of South Asian Ornithology 15(3), 90-93.
Muralidhar, A. (2019, August-September). दक्षिण का चेरापूंजी: अगुम्बे. Cycle 2(3), 10-13.
Muralidhar, A. (2019). Rendezvous with an Eighth Grader: Insights for Design and Technology Education. Voice of Teachers and Teacher Educators VII(II), 129-136.
Muralidhar, A. (2018, October). Discover, describe and draw birds. Teacher Plus, 16(9), 32-35.


Muralidhar, A. & Krishnan, A. (2018, August). Why study birds? Teacher Plus 16(7), 48-50.


Muralidhar, A. (2018, July). All that is left: Metal, glass and medical waste. BYN@88 Newsletter, Vol 3 (1), 4.


Muralidhar, A. (2018). What can we do with all that plastic? BYN@88 Newsletter, Vol 2 (3), 6-8.

Muralidhar, A. (2018). Environment education at HBCSE: A review. In Proceedings of One Day Teachers’ Conference on “Moving towards a better understanding of the environment” (pp. 3- 9). Navi Mumbai: Navi Mumbai Science Foundation.


Muralidhar, A., Kapil, R., & Chunawala, S. (2018). Design and technology education's potential to address diversity. In S. Ladage and S. Narvekar (Eds.), Proceedings of epiSTEME7: Seventh international conference to review research on Science, TEchnology and Mathematics Education, HBCSE (pp. 49-57). India: CinnamonTeal.


Muralidhar A. & N. Kulkarni (2018/17): Uncommon record of Dung Beetle (Family Scarabaeidae) feeding on Bamboo Pit Viper Trimeresurus gramineus (Shaw, 1802) from Chorla Ghats, India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 114. doi: 10.17087/jbnhs/2017/v114/114151


Muralidhar, A. (2017). Traversing through wilderness: An urbanite's reflections. Blackbuck* (Special Issue 2012) Vol 28(1-4), pp. 7-13.


Muralidhar, A. (2017, August). Understanding the waste hierarchy. BYN@88 Newsletter, Vol 2(1), 1-2. 


Muralidhar, A. (2017, February). Addressing the elephant in the room, or rather the dumping ground outside your room. BYN@88 Newsletter, Vol 1(3), 2.


Muralidhar, A.  (2017, January 23). Children as change agents: A case study from Karnataka. The Last Wilderness Foundation website. Online retrieved from

Gupta, D., Muralidhar, A., & Chunawala, S. (2017, January). What robotics can bring to the teaching table. Teacher Plus, 15(1), 38-40. 


Muralidhar, A., Kapil, R., & Chunawala, S. (2016). Design and Technology Education as an inclusive approach to teaching-learning. Paper presented at the National Seminar on Education of Socially Disadvantaged Groups in India, Regional Institute of Education, Bhopal. March 5, 2016.


Chandrasekharan, S., Murthy, S., Banerjee, G., Muralidhar, A. (Eds.). (2015). Proceedings of epiSTEME 6: International Conference to Review Research on Science, Technology and Mathematics Education. Mumbai: Cinnamonteal.

Muralidhar, A. (2015, September). The big story..of everything. Teacher Plus, pp 41-42.

Muralidhar, A. (2015, August). Think, Create and test. Teacher Plus, pp 46-47.


Chunawala, S., Muralidhar, A., Nair, M., Prabhu, D., Gupta, D., & Sharma, P. (Eds). (2015, July). Reflections: Official newsletter of International Physics Olympiad 2015 (Issues 1-9). Mumbai: HBCSE. Online versions can be accessed from:


Chunawala, S., Birwatkar, P., Muralidhar, A., and Natarajan, C. (2013). Looking at science through the lens of diversity: View of Indian students and teachers. In Nagarjuna G., Jamakhandi, A. and Sam, E. (Eds.). Proceedings epiSTEME 5: International Conference to Review Research on Science, Technology and Mathematics Education (pp 185-191). Mumbai: Cinnamonteal.


Chunawala, S., Muralidhar, A., Birwatkar, P. and Natarajan, C. (2012). Towards Science Education for Diversity: A teacher Researcher Collaborative Workshop, HBCSE, Mumbai, December 2011.


Involved in the following Projects

1. Design and Technology Education  

2. School Science Research and Development

3. Science Education for Diversity

4. Nature/Environment Education

5. Vigyan Pratibha

6. HBCSE Waste Management


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