Neelima Menon

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Philosophy of Education
  • Curriculum and Society
  • Pedagogy and Society
  • Philosophy of Development
  • Creative Writing


Neelima holds a Master’s degree in Development and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Azim Premji University. During her Master’s, she explored the scope of Gandhian philosophy of education (Nai Talim) in urban contexts and facilitated sessions at a community children’s library in Bengaluru.

She briefly worked in the fields of environment education and instructional design, after which she returned to her alma mater to join two consecutive projects. First, as project manager of the online undergraduate Biology textbook iThink Biology. Second, as co-author of The Nature and Purpose of Education—an introductory textbook on the philosophy of education, currently being prepared for publishing. 

Neelima continues to read philosophy of education and hopes to explore the interlinkages between curriculum, pedagogy, and social change. In her spare time, she enjoys reading literary fiction and watching ceramic and pottery videos online.