Pallavi Varma Patil

Areas of Interest & Expertise

Children’s Libraries, Sustainable Cities, Children’s Literature


Pallavi Varma Patil is a faculty with the School of Development.

Trained in public policy and management from the International Institute of Social studies (ISS) in the Netherlands, Pallavi has over fourteen years of work experience in the development sector. 

She has worked with child rights issues, alternatives in education, and sustainable, community-led waste management practices through her work with Childline India Foundation (CIF) in Mumbai, Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT), in Mumbai, and Waste Wise Trust (WWT) in Bangalore. Her prior research and work has been in the domains of public-private partnerships and child welfare policies.

She is working on environment education, activity-based learning, and Gandhi’s Nai Talim- productive work as pedagogy.


Publications and Writings

Film on Missing and runaway children in India, Film on waste management facility in Bangalore, Several training manuals for CHILDLINE.