Vimala Ramachandran Director, ERU Consultants Private Limited, New Delhi, has been working on elementary education, girls’ education, women’s empowerment and the intersection between health, nutrition, education and child care practices in children. She was involved in the conceptualisation of Mahila Samakhya (Education for Women’s Equality) and served as the first National Project Director from 1988-93 in MHRD, GOI. She established Educational Resource Unit (now known as ERU Consultants Private Limited) in 1998 as a network of researchers and practitioners working on education. From 2011 to mid-2015 she was a National Fellow and Professor of Teacher Management and Development in NUEPA. She has published several book and articles drawing form her work pre-primary, elementary and secondary education focusing on gender and equity issues, teacher status and motivation and systemic barriers to realising the equity goals of national policies and programmes around for elementary and adult education and most recently have been engaged in researching educational needs of out of school youth – especially girls.
She is on the governing board of three NGOs working in the field of education, training and women’s empowerment – ANANDI Gujarat, ETASHA SOCIETY New Delhi and INDIA EDUCATION COLLECTIVE, Karnataka and member of the Research Council of Azim Premji University, Bangalore.