Ankur Madan

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Inclusive Education in the Indian context
  • Epistemology of Inclusive Education
  • Childhood Studies in India


Ankur Madan is the Director of the School of Education 

Ankur joined the Azim Premji University in 2013. Prior to that she has worked in the University of Delhi, The American University of Kuwait, and Christ (Deemed to be University), Bangalore. 

Her Masters and doctoral degrees are from the University of Delhi in the areas of Human Development and Childhood Studies. In her doctoral work, she explored the concept of integrated education in schools in Delhi and since then has been deeply interested in the education of children with disabilities. Over the years, through her teaching and writing, she has explored the concept of inclusive education from various facets. Currently, her interest is in exploring the epistemology of inclusive education to arrive at an indigenous understanding of the concept. 

Her interest also lies in childhood studies, the representation of the child’s voice in research related to children, and in exploring adult-child relationships. 


Publications and Writing 

  • Madan, A. (in press). Constructing Inclusive Education in the Context of India: Examining the Emerging Epistemologies. In Tuli, M. and Chaudhary, N. (Eds.). Reframing the Context of Developmental Psychology. IAP
  • Madan, A. (2024). Implementing inclusive education in early childhood settings: Preparing teachers for the role. In K. Pandya, J. Shastri, and V. Datta (Eds.). Teaching the Young: The Early Childhood Profession in India, 138 – 147.Orient BlackSwan: New Delhi. 
  • Madan, A. 2023: Book Review: A classroom with a view: Notes from the Krishnamurthy Schools, Issue 15, Nurturing well being in schools, Part 2, Learning Curve.ISSN: 2582 – 1644. 
  • Madan, A. (2023−2019): Editor : University Practice Connect, Azim Premji University series: Madan, A. (2023−2019): Editor : University Practice Connect, Azim Premji University series: https://practiceconnect.azimpr…;
  • Madan, A. (2020). Embracing inclusion: The role of the school head.Indian Journal of School Health and Well being,Vol 6,Issue 1, ISSN: 2349 – 5464.
  • Madan, A.(2020). Differentiating instruction: One size does not fit all, Issue 7, Learning Curve. ISSN: 2582 – 1644. 
  • Dhingra,C. & Madan,A. (2020). Systemic Issues in the Implementation of a State Government Program for Education of Children with Disabilities in India. Indian Journal of School Health and Well being,Vol 6,Issue 1, ISSN: 2349 – 5464. 
  • Isaac, A. T & Madan, A. (2019). Normalization of violence against adolescents. Indian Journal of School Health and Well being,Vol. 5, Issue 2. ISSN: 2349 – 5464. 
  • Madan, A. (2018). Inclusive education in India: Concept, practice and the way forward. In Ghai, A. (Ed.) Disability in South Asia, 330 – 348.Sage: New Delhi. 
  • Madan, A., Srinivasan, R. & Pandya, K. (2017). Parent-child relationship in India: Changing contours, emerging trends. In Saraswathi, T.S. , Menon, S. & Madan, A. (Eds.) Childhoods in India: Traditions, Trends and Transformations, 109 – 129. Routledge: New Delhi. 
  • Childhoods in India: Traditions, Trends and Transformations Saraswathi, T. S. Menon, S. and Madan, A. (Editors). 2017. Published by Routledge, India.
  • Meeting the Inclusion Agenda: Taking the Matter into Our Own Hands, The New Leam, June 2016
  • Inclusion is the way forward, Learning Curve, Issue: XXIII, 2014 
  • Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities: Preparing Schools to Meet the Challenge, Electronic Journal of Inclusive Education, Vol. 3, no. 1, 2013 
  • Fortnightly column in a leading newspaper on Adolescence: The New Indian Express: From 2012 – 13.
  • Can Children in Indian Classrooms be Taught’ to Think Out of the Box?, International Multi-Disciplinary e‑Journal, Vol. II, Issue-II, Feb ‑2013, 17 – 28. ISSN 2277 — 4262 
  • A Study Exploring the Link between Attachment Styles and Social Networking Habits of Adolescents in Urban Bangalore, International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2013, 1 – 12, ISSN 2250 – 3153
  • Creativity Education in India: Breaking Barriers. In R. Jacobs (Ed.) Creative engagements with children: International perspectives, Chapter in e‑book, Inter​-dis​pli​nary​.net , Oxfordshire, UK, ISBN: 978−1−84888−127−3
  • A Case for Inclusive Education: A Study of Remedial Programmes for Children with Learning Difficulties, The Child in the New Millennium, Veeraraghavan, V, Singh, S. Khandelwal, K.A. (Eds.)/ISBN: 81−901297−2−4, 85 – 96. 
  • Parent Involvement, Seminar, 462, 32 – 35, ISSN 0971 – 6742, 1998