Vijitha Rajan

Areas of Interest & Expertise

Sociology of Childhood(s) and Education, Educational Inequalities, Migration and Education


Vijitha is a faculty with the School of Education.

Prior to joining the university, Vijitha was a Senior Research Fellow at University of Delhi. In 2018 – 19, she was a Commonwealth scholar at School of Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds, UK. Her doctoral research is on understanding educational exclusion of migrant children and foregrounds the discord between mobile childhoods and immobile schools in the Indian context.


Publications and Writings

  • Rajan, V. (upcoming). The ontological Crisis of Schooling: Situating Migrant Childhoods and Educational Exclusion. Contemporary Education Dialogue. SAGE Journals.
  • Rajan, V. (upcoming). Educational Exclusion of Children of Distress Migrants in India: Some Reflections. The Primary Teacher. NCERT.
  • Dyer, C., & Rajan, V. (2020). Educating South Asia’s mobile children. In P. Sarangapani & R. Pappu (Ed.). Global Education Systems: Handbook of Education Systems in South Asia. Springer.
  • Rajan, V. (2020). Ethnography and Migrant Children: Perspectives and Challenges. NEOS: A Publication of the Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group.
  • Rajan, V. (2019). Gowramma’s Ghost and Bengaluru’s Zero’ Out-of-school Children. Economic and Political Weekly, 54(40), 30 – 34.
  • Rajan, V, et al (2018). What does it Mean to Home school a Child? A narrative inquiry into the philosophies and experiences of two urban parents in the National Capital Region (NCR). MERI Journal of Education 13 (2), 11 – 30.
  • Rajan, V. (2018). Stolen childhoods’? Observations on Education of Migrant Children. Economic & Political Weekly, 53(11), 24 – 27.
  • Rajan, V. (2015). [Review of the book Inhabiting childhood’: children, labour and schooling in postcolonial India, by S. Balagopalan]. Contemporary South Asia, 23(2), 223 – 224.