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Prof. (Dr.) Asha J. V.

Professor & Head of the Department

School of Pedagogical Sciences
Mahatma Gandhi University
Priyadarsini Hills P.O., Kottayam
PIN: 686 560, Kerala, India
Ph: 9447043489

Prof. Asha J.V. did her MA(English), M.Ed and M.Phil from the University of Kerala and PhD from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University , Surat. She is an awardee of ICSSR Post Doctoral Fellowship. She started her career as a Post Graduate Teacher in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan under MHRD, Govt. of India. She served as Assistant Professor in Sree Narayana Training College, Nedunganda, Varkala and in Dept. of Education, University of Kerala. While working as Associate Professor in University of Kerala, she joined School of Pedagogical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University as Direct Professor in May, 2018.

Prof. Asha J.V. has accomplished various academic and administrative responsibilities, such as Course Coordinator for M.Ed. and Academic Coordinator for M.Phil. at the University of Kerala and Mahatma Gandhi University; Dean, Faculty of Education, Mahatma Gandhi University from 2020 to 2022; Hon. Director of the Curriculum Development Centre, University of Kerala from October 2008 to May 2018; and the present Coordinator of the Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad Chair for National Integration constituted in School of Pedagogical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University. She is nominated as the Chairperson of Curriculum Committee for Early Childhood Care and Education, SCERT in 2022 and Member, Research Advisory Committee, SCERT. She had been an expert consultant to many State Government Institutions like SIET, SIEMAT, DIET and National level Institutions like RIE, Mysore and Universities like the M S University, Baroda; CU Rajasthan, Punjabi University, Madurai Kamaraj University, Karpagam University, Bharathiar University, Bharathidasan University, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tamilnadu Teacher Education University, CU, Kerala; Kannur University etc. She was a member of Board of studies of the University of Kerala and University of Calicut and member of Faculty of Education in University of Kerala. She has been a Member Coordinator/Member for various visiting Teams of NAAC and contributed to the accreditation process of Higher Education Institutions across India. She has served as Subject expert for various selection committees for Recruitment and CAS of teachers of various levels in many Universities and Colleges. As an expert member, she served Inspection Commissions to affiliated Colleges of University of Kerala and Mahatma Gandhi University. Prof. Asha has academic and research collaborations with Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE, HELP University, Malaysia, Taylor’s University, Malaysia, London School of Management Education, UK etc.
In the research arena, Prof. Asha has successfully completed five major/minor research projects funded by various National/Govt. agencies. She had been a recognized research guide of the University of Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram) till 2018 and an external guide of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Thirunelveli. Under her guidance 21 scholars have successfully awarded PhD and presently 7 students are pursuing research leading to PhD under her guidance in Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. Her mentees include 2 US Full Bright scholars and 3 Post Doctoral Fellows of ICSSR, UGC and University of Kerala. Being guide to 18 M.Phil. students and 85 M.Ed. students she has contributed to innovative research areas. Her extensive research publication includes 46 articles in Scopus indexed/Web of Science journals/UGC-CARE listed/approved journals/other peer-reviewed journals, edited/authored 12 books, presented papers in 129 international/national/state level conferences/seminars, developed 8 training modules for workshops, one award winning educational short film, 4 e-contents and organized 14 National/ State level Seminars/Workshops. She is presently associated with SPARC project as Indian CoPI. Her contributions to educational initiatives are diverse, from conducting extension programmes to organizing Curriculum Fairs and Cyber awareness campaigns. Her dedication to mentorship is evident in the progression of her scholars across various prestigious positions/programmes.

Educational Qualifications

Qualification/ Examination Awarding University/ Institution Month
B. Sc. (Mathematics) University of Kerala 1986
M. A. (English – Language and Literature) University of Kerala 1988
B. Ed. (English) University of Kerala 1989
M. Ed. (English) University of Kerala 1990
M. A. (English) Osmania University 1994
M. Phil. (Education) University of Kerala 1995
Ph. D (Education) South Gujarat University 2002
Post Doctoral Fellowship ICSSR, MHRD, New Delhi 2012

Teaching Experience

Name of Institution Designation Period of Service
Sree Narayana Training College
Nedunganda, Varkala
Lecturer in Education (English) 01/10/1992 31/03/1993
Kerala University Teacher Education Centre, Kollam Lecturer in Education (English) 21/11/1994 31/10/1995
Kendriya Vidyalayas
Post Graduate Teacher
in English
04/12/1995 28/05/2003
Sree Narayana Training College
Nedunganda, Varkala
Lecturer in Education (English) 02/06/2003 27/06/2007
Department of Education
University of Kerala
Assistant Professor 28/06/2007 27/06/2015
Department of Education
University of Kerala
Associate Professor 28/06/2015 23/05/2018
School of Pedagogical Sciences
Mahatma Gandhi University
Professor 24/05/2018
Till Date

Research Experience

Name of Institution Designation Period of Service
University of Kerala Research Guide 2009 Onwards
M. S. University Research Guide 2007 – 2018
Mahatma Gandhi University Research Guide 2018 Onwards

Research Projects

Title of Project Awarding Agency Duration
Including the Excluded – A Need
Analysis to Identify the Infrastructural
and Technological Aspects
Kerala State Higher
Education Council
Govt. of Kerala
2 Years
Environmental Constraints faced by
the Adolescents belonging to
an outlier Community of
Kerala – An Analysis
UGC, New Delhi 1 Year
6 Months
Development of a ‘Musically
adapted Multimedia Package’
for fostering social skills of
the mentally challenged
CDS, Govt. of Kerala 2 Years
Review of existing Text Book I – VIII
vis-a-vis Curriculum in Quality
Improvement of Elementary
SSA, Kerala 1 Year
Capacity Building for the Educational
Excellence of SC/ST, and OBC Students
New Delhi
2 Years

Research Supervision

Degree Awarded Submitted On-going
Post Doctoral 04 01
Ph. D 16 03 07
M. Phil. 14 03
M. Ed. 68 04


Type Authored Co-authored Total
Books 03 03 06
Edited Books 04 02 06
Chapters in Edited Books 17 21 38
Conference Proceedings 16 48 64
Articles in Journals 18 23 41
Training Modules for Workshops 08 08

Seminars/ Conferences/ Workshops

Type / Level International National Regional
Seminar 14 27 14
Conference 18 15 02
Workshop 02 03 02
Organising Secretary 00 12 00
Total 34 57 18

Professional Development Programme

Name of the Programme Organising Agency Duration
Orientation Programme UGC Academic Staff College
University of Kerala
30th July to 26th August, 2004
(28 Days)
Refresher Course UGC Academic Staff College
University of Kerala
09th to 30th December, 2003
(21 Days)
Refresher Course UGC Academic Staff College
University of Kerala
09th to 30th December, 2007
(21 Days)
IT Training Programme for Women Teacher Educators Department of Education
University of Kerala
08th to 16th June, 2009
(1 Week)
IT Training for Preparation of Learning Packages using Adapted Free Softwares Govt. College of Teacher
Education and Curriculum Development Centre
Department of Education
University of Kerala
15th to 23rd June, 2009
(1 Week)
IT Training for Teacher Educators and Researchers Curriculum Development Centre
Department of Education
University of Kerala
18th to 26th July, 2011
(1 Week)

E – Content Development

Title Type Agency
Multimedia E-Learning Package – English Self Learners Self – interactive modules Sree Narayana Training College, Nedunganda
E-Content Using Free Software ‘HOTPOTATOS’ for Learning History Teacher Assisted Learning Modules Curriculum Development Centre (CDC)
Music Adapted Multimedia E – Content E – Content Centre for Disability Studies, Govt. of Kerala
Multi Media Package for Environmental Education Multi Media Package Curriculum Development Centre (CDC)
‘Say No to Ragging’ Educational Short Film Curriculum Development Centre (CDC)

Participation in Corporate Life of the Institution

Nature of Involvement Duration/ Period
Academic Coordinator – M. Ed.
(University of Kerala)
2010 – 2012
Course Coordinator – M. Ed.
(University of Kerala)
2016 – 2018
Academic Coordinator – M. Phil.
(University of Kerala)
2010, 2012 & 2015
Course Coordinator – M. Ed.
(Mahatma Gandhi University)
2019 – 2021
NAAC Coordinator
School of Pedagogical Sciences
Mahatma Gandhi University
2018 – Till Date

Membership in Learned Bodies

Name of the Body Nature/ Duration of Membership
Board of Studies in Education (PG)
(University of Kerala)
2009 – 2015
Faculty of Education
(University of Kerala)
2013 – 2019
Council of Teacher Education (CTE) Kerala Chapter Executive Member
2010 – 2012
Researchers Guide of Innovations (RGI), India State Secretary,
2007 Onwards
Centre for English, Govt. HSS, Neyyatinkara, Thiruvananthapuram Member, Advisory Council
2011 – 2012
Society for Promotion of Alternate Computation and Employment (SPACE), IT Mission, Kerala Educational Collaboration (MoU)
2009 – 2018

Other Responsible Works Undertaken

  • Additional duty as Director, Curriculum Development Centre, University of Kerala during 2009-2018
  • Developed the M.Phil Curriculum Frame in Education for University of Kerala during 2010-11
  • Developed Course frame and materials for IT-training workshops conducted by CDC, University of Kerala.
  • Member, Selection Committee/External expert GCTE, JRF to SRF,
    FDP interview
  • Member, Advisory Board, District Centre for English, Govt. of Kerala
  • Subject expert, Inspection team, University of Kerala.
  • Member, Peer Review Team, International Interdisciplinary Journals like IJELL, JITE & CRDEEP Journals
  • Resource person for refresher courses and Orientation programmes
  • Question setter for State level public and competitive exams.

Consultation and other Outreach Activities

  • Provides academic support to SCERT, Pariksha Bhavan , PSC,
    other Universities etc as Question Setter and Expert Consultant
  • Contributes expertise as Resource person in National/ International Seminars
  • Organised National Seminars and Workshops
  • Organised School Extension Programmes and Vacation Classes
  • Organized Curriculum Fair 2016, 2017 & 2018
  • Cyber Awareness campaign in 2010 and brought out a hand book in collaboration with C-DAC, KELSA, KSITM and Kerala Police Hi-tech Cell
  • Organized ICT orientation workshops for researchers and teachers

(Asha J. V.)