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Kaustubh Rau

Email: [email protected]

Kaustubh Rau is faculty at the School of Arts and Sciences at Azim Premji University from January 2019. Prior to joining APU, he worked as a middle and high-school teacher at Rishi Valley School, where he utilized activity-based curricula for teaching general science and biology. After his post-doctoral experience at the University of California, Irvine, he did a stint as Fellow, Young Investigator Program at the National Centre for Biological Science (TIFR), Bangalore.

Academic Qualifications

PhD (Materials Science and Engineering), University of Florida.
B. E. Maharashtra Institute of Technology.


Introduction to Biology, Biology Research Seminar, Understanding India 3: India's Futures.

Areas of Interest

Science and Society, Educational practice, Nature awareness for children.

Publications and Writings
  • Rau, K. (2019, September 8). What does it mean to do biology in the age of extinction.
  • Rau K. R., The exploration of Biology through Art: some reflections from the classroom. iWonder , p63-71, issue 4, Jan 2018.
  • Rau K. R., A teacher’s views on conservation education, Protected Area Update , p24, February 2017.

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