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Prof. (Dr.) T. V. Thulasidharan


Permanent Address : 

Vimalalayam, Vettethitta PO

Piravanthoor, Kollam Dist, Kerala.

PIN: 689696

Official Address :

Professor, School of Pedagogical Sciences,

Mahatma Gandhi University,

P.D. Hills PO, Kottayam – 686560

Academic Qualifications: 

Ph. D. (Education)
M. Ed.
M.A. Sociology.
M.A. Political Science

Research Experience:

Guiding Ph. D., M.Phil. &  M. Ed. level.
Guided more than 55 M.Ed. Thesis.
Guided 4. M.Phil. Thesis.

Guiding Ph. D. level:

Awarded Ph. D. Degree to 2 students
9 Students are now doing Ph.D. under guidance.

Title  of Awarded Ph.D:

“Preparation  and Testing of Learning Modules in Environmental Science at Higher Secondary Level”                    (K.K. John- 2008).
“A Study of the Effect and Relationship between Some Selected Correlates of Achievement in  Social Science of Secondary School Students.”(Mathew Joseph 2009)

Teaching Experience : 18 Years

U G- Level – 5 years at B. Ed. level.
P G.- Level- 13 Years at M.Ed  level.
M. Phil classes   since 2000

Administrative Experience

Acted as  Principal on additional charge in University College of Teacher Education (UCTE) from 1999 to 2005 at various UCTE’s.

  • Principal on additional  charge  in UCTE – Nedunkandom  (27-10-1999 to 28-2-2000)
  • Principal on additional charge in UCTE – Vaikom (12-11-2000 to 5-3-2001)
  • Principal on additional charge in UCTE – Thodupuzha. (7-3-2001 to 4.9.2002)
  • Principal on additional charge in UCTE – Erattupetta (9-11-2002  to 7-3-2005)

Co-ordinator for University Colleges of Teacher Education

  • Worked as Co-ordinator for  University Colleges of Teacher Education from 8.4. 2005 to 31.8. 2008.
  • Co-ordinator for UGC sponsored  Civil Service Coaching for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students and Minority Communities
  • Coordinator for Remedial Coaching for  SC/ST and Minority Communities.
  • Coordinator   Placement Cell , Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

Membership in  University  Bodies

  • Senate Member in Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
  • Member in the  Board of Studies, P.G. & U.G. in M.G. University, Kottayam.
  • Member in the Board of Studies P.G. & U.G. in   Kannur University.
  • Member of Faulty of  Education Kannur University.

Membership in  Research Organizations

  • Life member in all India Association of Educational Technology
  • Life member of India  Adult Education Association.
  • Life member of IAEWP (International Association of Educators  for World Peace
  • Life member of AIAER (All India Association for Educational Research)
  • Life member of CTE  (Council of Teacher Education).
  • Member in National Institute of Continuing Education.
  • Member in National  Literacy Mission.
  • Member in Punalur  Social Service Society.
  • Peer team Member in NCTE SRC Bangalore

Publications :

Book                                             – 1
Research articles                       –  8
Published Seminar  abstracts -14
Participation                              – 36
International Conference participated and paper presentation – 14
National Seminars/Workshops/Conferences Attended              – 36

Particulars of Publication


Social Science Education: Methodology of Teaching and Pedagogic Analysis   Calicut University Central Co-operative Store, 2006


  • Scheduled Tribe Students in Wyanad: A Study on their Academic Achievement  in Creative Psychologist 1993, Vol 5. No. 192.
  • Relationship between Creativity and Self Derogation among Higher Secondary Students, in  Pedagogics, Vol. No. 1 1998.
  • Achievement  as related to Peer Adjustment – A Study among higher secondary students in Pedagogics Vol. II. No. 1, 2001
  • Grading system at Secondary Level in Pedagogics Vol. I.. No. 1. 2004.
  • Social anxiety and Academic Achievement among  Higher Secondary School Students in Pedagogics Vol. No.1 December 2006.
  • Environmental Sustainability  as a Vital source for Sustainable Development in  Pedagogics Vol VI. No.1 Sept 2007.
  • Test Anxiety and self-esteem among Senior Secondary School Students in Indian Journal of Applied Psychology April 2008. Vol. 45, 26- 30.
  • Influence of Locus of Control and Examination Anxiety among student teachers in  Pedagogics Vol. VIII No. 1 December 2008.

International Conferences Attended and Papers Presented

  • International Conference on Social Responsibilities in an  Individualistic Era – A Challenge to Non-formal   Adult Education at Mithranikethan  People’s College  (MPC), Thiruvanathaopuram on 29th to 31st October 2002.
  • Scholastically Backward Children: Victims of Chalk and Talk. International Conference on Beyond Chalk and Talk: Challenges and opportunities for Teaching in the Digital Age (Department of Educational Technology Society for Educational Technology, Research and Development & Tamilnadu State Council for Higher Education, Thiruchirapallli) 2005.
  • Challenges of Teacher Education in the context of  Inclusive Education. International Conference,  Teacher Education in the context of Globalization. (Banglore University Department of Education New Horizon College of Education and Teacher Educators Cultural and Educational forum, Banglore). 2005.
  • Empowering Rural School Students for Meeting the New Challenges of Education – some Practical Suggestions. International Conference on Teaching Techniques in Rural School (All India Association for Educational Research, Chennai, Tamilnadu). 2006.
  • Moral value Awareness and self-Derogation among Institutionalized Children. International Conference and Empowering Learners Beyond Cognition. VOC college of Education, Thottukudi South India) 2006.
  • Emotional Intelligence of Primary School Teachers – International Conference Educational Research and Learning Beyond cognition (St. Thomas College of Teacher Education, Pala and All India Association for Educational Research, Kottayam, Kerala), 2007.
  • Emotional Intelligence for Empowering Professional Eminence Among Secondary School Teachers. International  Conference, ICEREG- 07 on Educational Research  in the Era of Globalization (Department of Education, Periyar University Salem) 2007.
  • Integrating Technology  in to Teacher Education for Quality Enhancement. International Seminar on quality Enhancement in Educational Communication (Department of Educational Technology Bharatidasan University, Thiruchirappalli, India) 2008.
  • Privatization of Higher Education  in the Global Scenario. International Conference. INCOFED 2008 on Higher Education and Globalization: Prospectus and challenges. (Department of Education, Mother Thersa womens University, Kodaikanal) 2008.
  • Inclusive Education Need for the Hour. International Conference on Education, Research and innovations for inclusive Societies. (School of Educations & HRD Drairdian University, Kuppam,  Andrapradesh). 2009.
  • Presented  a paper titled  “Values in Educational Leadership in the three days International Conference on Educational Leadership preparation and Practices in India”  organized by Sri. Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Education, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu in collaboration with Howard University, Washington DC USA and Educators  International Inc. USA on 1 to 13 June 2009.
  • Presented a paper titled “Relationship between spiritual intelligence and scientific attitude among youth. In the two days International Seminar   cum VIII State Convention on Development Education : 21sty Century Paradigms for teachers” organised  by Development of Education, University of Kerala, Thiruvnanathapuram in collaboration with  CTE on 30thand 31st October 2009.
  • Presented a paper titled “Attitude  of parents and teachers of secondary school towards inclusive education in the International Conference on Adaptability  and Responsiveness in Teacher Education in Govt. College of Teacher Education  Thycadu Trivandrum in connection with centenary celebrations on 18th and 19th of June 2010.
  • Presented a paper titled ”Moral values and leadership qualities among  Teacher Educands in the Ninth Annual Convention and International Seminar  of Council for Teacher Education K (CTE) Kerala State  Centre on Peace Education: An Orientation for Gen Next on 13th & 14th August 2010 at St. Thomas College of Teacher Education Pala.

National  Seminars/ Workshops / Conferences Attended

  • UGC-Financed  Seminar on Excellence in Higher Education with special reference to Autonomous colleges Organized by University of Kerala, Thiruvanathapuam  17th  to 18th October 1988.
  • Seminar on Educational  Techniques and Analytical strategies in Educational Research organized by school of Pedagogical Sciences Mahatma Gandhi University on  March 1998.
  • Workshop in Environmental Education Development of Curriculum for B.Ed  and M. Ed. courses organized by School of Pedagogical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam, March 1998.
  • National Level of Research Methodology course conducted by  NCERT TTTI, Tharamani Chennai  in Nov. 1998.
  • National Grass root level HIV/ AIDS Counselling workshop sponsored by NACCO, Vellere on 26th and 28th March 1998.
  • Seminar on Qualitative Improvement of Education through Educational Technology  State convention of   All India Association for Educational Technology organized by  AIAET Trivandrum Chapter in September 1989.
  • National Seminar on Teacher Education at Dekshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha  Kochi, on 18th April  2000.
  • Workshop on Restructuring B. Ed Curriculum organized by Mahatma Gandhi University under the auspicious of Education  Board of Studies  and Pedagogical Sciences in July 2002.
  • South Zone Conference of Adult Education held at Thiruvanathapuram 10th and  11th  May 2003.
  • National Symposium on New Dimensions of Teacher Education organized by the School of Pedagogical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University in March 2004.
  • State Seminar on Challenges of Teacher Education  in the Emerging context Organized in connection with the 3rd State Convention of Council for Teacher Education Kerala Statecentre in July  2004.
  • Seminar on Social Transformation through Higher Education Organized by the Jeevadhara Socio Religious Research Centre in collaboration with School of Pedagogical Sciences, Social Services and Department of Adult Education, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam in September 2004.
  • AMSES 2005: An International Seminar on Revamping Teacher Education conducted by Mar Sevarious Memorial Training College Chengaroor, Kerala State, in January 2005.
  • State convention and National Services on Teacher Education in the Twenty first century organized by the Council for Teacher Education CTE Kerala State centre  at Ernakulam in August 2005.
  • International Education Meet 2006 (IEM’06) Organized by Government of Kerala at Kochin February 2006.
  • Workshop for B.Ed College Teachers organized by School of Pedagogical  Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University  in March 2008.
  • Seminar on Value Reinforcement in Education (Significance of Affective Domain in Morel Renaissance) organized by Jeevadhara, School of Pedagogical Sciences, School of Gandhian Thought and Development Studies, Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam. Kerala in September 2008.
  • National Seminar on Issues and Challenges in Teacher Empowerment organized by  the School of  Pedagogical  Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University  in September 2008.
  • National Seminar on Advanced Computing organized by School of Computer Sciences and Computer Science student Association Mahatma Gandhi University. Kottayam in December 2008.
  • Workshop on Environmental Education Resource Book Dissemination and Orientation workshop for key Resources Persons organized under the programme titled Environmental Education in Teacher Educations, a joint initiative of the National Council for Environmental Education Ahammedbad in February 2009 at Bangalore
  • Workshop on Environmental Education Resource Book Dissemination and Orientation workshop for key Resources Persons organized under the programme titled Environmental Education in Teacher Educations, a joint initiative of the National Council for Environmental Education Ahammedabad on 17th – 19th  February 2009 at Bangalore
  • Inclusive Education Need for the Hour. International Conference on Education, Research and innovations for inclusive Societies. (School of Educations & HRD Dravidian University, Kuppam,  Andrapradesh). March  2009.
  • National Seminar (UGC SAP DRS Phase I) on ‘Hindswaraj’ organized by School of Gandhian Thought and Development Studies, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam in March. 2009.
  • Three days Seminar cum workshop on Advancing ESD in Teacher Education: Trends and Prospects in Educational Research held at  IASE, R. V. Teachers College, Bangalore in March 2009.
  • University workshop on Research Projects on the theme Capacity Building an Enhancement initiative on Research Projects Organized by Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam in April 2009.
  • One day University Workshop  on the Theme Capacity Building and Enhancement Initiative and Research Projects held  on April 2nd 2009 at the University Campus organized by Mahatma Gandhi University
  • Values in Educational Leadership Conference on Educational Leadership Preparation and Practices in India.  Sri Ramakrishna Mission  Vidyalaya College of Education , Coimbatoreon 11th  to 13th June 2009.
  • Presented a paper titled “Certain Models  and Strategies for Youth Empowerment: a Brief discussion” in the National   Colloquium on Strategies for Youth Empowerment organized by  School of Youth Studies and Extension , RGNIYD University during 17 and 18th Sept. 2009 at Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of youth Development  Sreeperumbathur, Tamil Nadu.
  • Presented a paper entitled  “Relationship between  Spiritual Intelligence and Scientific Attitude  among Youth in the International Seminar and 8th State Convention  on Development Education : 21st Century  Paradigms for Teachers organized by Dept. of Education , University of Kerala on 30th an 31st October 2009.
  • Inter University Workshop on ‘The Orbit of Unified B.Ed. Degree Programme’ organized by the School of Pedagogical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University , Kottayam   November 2009
  • Presented a paper entitled  Life Long Learning for Sustainable Development  in the 58th All India Adult Education Conference Organized by  Indian Adult Education Association , New Delhi in collaboration with Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram and Peace Trust Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu form Dec 11th  – 13th 2009.
  • Participated  in the National Seminar on “Education of Individuals with Special Needs : Challenges and Prospects” organized by School of Behavioural Sciences , Mahatma GandhiUniversity, Kottayam on 16-3-2010.
  • Participated  in the National Seminar on “Interactive Exploration toward Quality  Research Continuum” organized  by School of Pedagogical Sciences , Mahatma Gandhi University , Kottayam  on 26-3-2010.
  • Attended the National level Seminar on “Honing Researcher’s skills through Methodological Orientation” organized by School of Pedagogical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam from 7-7-2010 to 9-7-2010.
  • Interuniversity  Workshop  on “Proximity   Towards the Creation of Quality Research Framework” organized by School of Pedagogical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University on 9th April 2010.
  • Nano workshop on “Spiralling towards the Refinement of the Assessment and Evaluation of B. Ed. Programme” organized by School of Pedagogical Sciences , Mahatma Gandhi University on 12th April 2010.

Subject Expert

  • Subject expert of the University Inspection Team for the affiliation of New Colleges and Courses- B. Ed & M. Ed Courses
  • Subject Expert- M.Ed. Entrance test in Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.
  • Peer team Member in NCTE SRC Bangalore for the on the spot recommendation of Colleges of Teacher Education in Tamilnadu, Andrapradesh and Karnataka states  from 2004 onwards.
  • Subject Expert for SET Examination of Kerala.

Resource Person

  • Resource Person of State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT)
  • Resource person of District Institute for Educational Training ( DIET)
  • Resource person of Training College at BEd. and M.Ed. level.
  • Resource person of DIET Programme Advisory Committee  (PAC) of Idukki and Alappuzha Districts.
  • Member of the Curriculum Review and Research Cell (CRRC) – in SPS – No. SF.1/3/SPS – CRRC /2020/97/dtd 9.9.1997  Work done: Evaluation of DPEP – textbooks

Examination Board

  • Member of the UG & PG Exam Board (External & Internal) of Kerala, Calicut , Kannur and Mahatma Gandhi Universities.
  • Member in the Adjudication panel for M.Phil and Ph.D. Theses from   various Universities in and out of the state.
  • Chairman of question paper setting for Kerala, Calicut Universities M.Ed. Programme,
  • M.Sc. Anatomy in School of Medical Education, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.
  • Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Pedagogics in eh School of Pedagogical Sciences.

P.D. Hills


Dr. T.V. Thulasidharan