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Rohit Dhankar


Rohit is a Professor of Philosophy of Education in Azim Premji University, Bangalore. His association with Azim Premji Foundation in various collaborative efforts goes back to about a decade. He also teaches a philosophy of education course in TISS, Bombay.

Rohit has been part of many NCERT initiatives in developing material and curriculum through various committees. He was an integral part of the National Curriculum Framework 2005 process as a member of the National Steering Committee, drafting committee and Chair of Focus Group on Curriculum, Syllabus and Textbooks. He is also a part of the collaborative group of institutions that developed the M.A. Elementary Education programme of TISS and has been involved with capacity building of educational functionaries at the national level and with various states.

He trained as a teacher under David Horsburgh in the Neelbagh School, and taught at the elementary level for about 15 years. Rohit is the founder secretary of Digantar, a voluntary organization in Jaipur engaged in providing alternative education to rural children. Digantar endeavours to nurture self-motivated and independent learners equipped with the ability to think critically.

His formal education is graduation in science and masters in mathematics, school education through indifferently functioning government schools in rural Rajasthan.

Academic Qualifications

M.Sc. Mathematics

Areas of Interest

Curriculum and epistemology
Curriculum studies and teacher education

Teaching areas

Philosophy of Education
Teacher Education
Aims of education, human beings

Publications and Writings

List of papers and published books:

Published in Shiksha Vimarsh (Hindi)

Presented in conferences/seminars and/or used in various capacity building programmes:



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