The Institute offers two programmes M.Phil and Ph.D in Education (Interdisciplinary), affiliated to the University of Pune. The academic faculty of the Centre for Educational Studies is involved in these programmes. The faculty apart from teaching also undertakes interdisciplinary research in education and social sciences and conducts a number of extension activities. The present faculty of this centre is;

Prof. Murzban Jal – Professor & Director, CES

Murzban Jal did his Ph.D. from the Department of Philosophy, Panjab University on Marx’s theory of fetishism and consequently worked at the Centre for Civilizations, New Delhi. He was Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla and an Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) Senior Fellow where he worked on the ethnography of the makings of a minority community in India.


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Email:  murzbanjal@hotmail.com

Prof. Manoj Kar – Professor

Prof. Manoj Kar, is Professor in Health Systems, Education & Policy Studies, at the Center for Educational Studies, IIE. Prof. Kar is a Social Scientist and Public Systems Management Specialist in health development having more than 20 years of academic, research, capacity building in public policy & governance and actively engaged in teaching, research, consultancy & advisory services in the field of Public Health, Health Education & Behavioral Research Studies.

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Email: manojkar.iie10@gmail.com

Dr. Jyoti Bawane – Associate Professor

Dr. Jyoti Bawane, is specialized in the areas of teacher education, information and communication technologies and online education. Some of the research efforts undertaken are related to the input processes adopted by teacher education programmes, teachers’ affiliation towards ICT and understand the social context and concerns of teachers in Ashram schools. These research studies were funded by different institutions like the Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR), National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT) and the Savithribai Phule Pune University.

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Email:  jbawane@yahoo.com

Dr. Vikas Mane – Associate Professor

Dr.Vikas Mane is working as Associate Professor in the Centre for Educational Studies of the Indian Institute of Education. He has done his Doctoral studies in the area of Globalization and Higher Education from the then University of Pune. He received the UGC NET- JR Fellowship for his doctoral studies. As a researcher his subjects of interest include Political Science, Sociology and Education, especially in an Interdisciplinary approach. His areas of research include Globalization and education (especially Higher Education), education of the marginalized communities and an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge and practice.

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Email: vmane4@yahoo.co.in

Dr. Vrushali Dehadray – Assistant Professor

Dr. Vrushali Dehadray has been working in the area of education from the last few years. Educational Psychology, Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Inclusive Education are the areas which appeal her most. She was engaged in a research project assessing the access and quality of early childhood education imparted in the rural area which was funded by ICSSR. She worked with UNICEF and Maharashtra State Council for Educational Research and Training (MSCERT) to improve the quality of ECE in cotton producing areas of Maharashtra.


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Email:  vrushali_roy@yahoo.com

Dr. Santosh Sabale – Assistant Professor

Dr. Santosh Sabale has completed his M.A. and Ph.D. from Savitribai Phule Pune University. He was also an Erasmus Mundus Fellow at University of Deusto, Spain in 2009-10. His research areas of interest are related to social and educational marginalization of deprived sections, social exclusion & inclusive policy, ethnic and racial studies etc. He has also been involved in the NLM Project under the Ministry of Rural Development, New Delhi. The Project involves the tasks which assigned by the ministry under Swacch Bharat Mission for identifying and monitoring the ODF districts in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.

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Email:  santoshsabale@gmail.com