Sriti Ganguly


B.A. (Hons.) (University of Delhi);
M.A. (Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy) (Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi);
M.Phil. (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi);

Ph.D. candidate (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)

Sriti Ganguly is a researcher interested in understanding educational realities in the urban context. Her areas of interest are education of marginalized groups, poverty and forms of exclusion based on class, caste, space and gender. Her doctoral research, being undertaken from Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, focuses on differentiation and distinction among the urban poor of Delhi and explores whether education becomes a marker of difference and distinction. She had completed her MPhil from JNU on caste based segregation in Indian cities and how a segregated settlement shapes the worldviews of its inhabitants and in turn is shaped by them.


She completed her Masters in Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy from Jamia Millia Islamia and was awarded a gold medal for securing the highest grade after the completion of the course. She has also briefly interned with UN-Women in 2012 where she was responsible for research, documentation and development of a Gender Experts Roster.


Sriti has been publishing with reputed journals and publishers. Some of her best publications are: “Socio-spatial Stigma and Segregation: A Balmiki Colony in Central Delhi” (Economic and Political Weekly) and “Social Construction of a Segregated Urban Space and its Effects on Education: A case study of the Balmikis of Delhi” (Contemporary Education Dialogue), “Widening Marginality in Access to Primary Education in Tribal Areas: Impact of School Closures and the Policy of Rationalisation” (International Journal of Indigenous & Marginalised Affairs). A few more articles are under consideration. She has also contributed to the development of course material (In Print) for Introductory Sociology course of Bachelors in Sociology, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi.


She has presented her work at various national and international seminars/conferences held in IIT, Madras; TISS, Mumbai; University of Hyderabad; JNU, New Delhi; Right to Education Forum; etc. She attended a workshop on urban marginality jointly organized by Max Weber Stiftung India and the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore. She was accorded the ‘Best Paper Award’ at the Young Scholar’s Seminar organized by Centre for the Study of Discrimination and Exclusion, JNU, in 2015.


She has worked on a project with the Save the Children on School Closures and Mergers, mapping its impact on school going children from marginalized communities in three different states of India (Rajasthan, Telangana and Odisha), which involved extensive fieldwork in diverse geographic, linguistic and socio-economic contexts. The Report that was published by Save the Children has received wide attention from civil society organisations, policy makers and the academic community. She also had a brief stint with Butterflies, a non governmental organization, in the year 2010 where her work involved research on the status of street and homeless children in Delhi.