LEC First Batch – Faculty

Usha Mukunda

Usha Mukunda studied English literature in Calcutta and later took a post graduate degree in Library Science from the Bangalore University. She is deeply interested in nurturing discerning readers and users of the library, not only at CFL but in all places where children abide.

Amrita Patwardhan

Amrita Patwardhan is part the elementary education portfolio of the Tata Trusts . She has done her MPhil in Education from Central Institute of Education, Delhi University. She represents the Trusts on the National Mission on Libraries. She is deeply interested in early literacy and children’s literature.

Sujata Noronha

Is an educator who works with children and teachers and is deeply interested in the power of the printed word and the gateways and pathways to access and grow from reading.

Kamal Mahendroo

Kamal Mahendroo works with Vidya Bhawan Society , Udaipur and represented the VBERC in coordinating the first LEC with the Trust.

Shivani Bajaj

Shivani Bajaj works part time with Tata Trusts and runs a children’s book club from her home. She has a keen interest in children’s literature and education .


Visiting Faculty

Various experts with spefic domain knowledge and experience were invited to facilitate sessions during the contact period of the course. They were

Gurbachan Singh

works with the Azim Premji Foundation and is based in Bhopal


An independent poet and poetry educator

Shikha Tripathi

Ph.d Scholar, University of Delhi

Swarnlata Sah

Teaching B.El. Ed graduates in Mata Sundri college for Women, University of Delhi.

Arnavaz Kharas, Manjiri Nimkar and Keerti Jayaram additionally supported participants as mentors and co facilitators during some sessions.

Partner organisations



Course Administrators

The First course in design, organisation, logistics, transalations and administrative support was enabled and strengthened by VBERC team comprising of

Jyoti Chordia

Yashodhara Kaneria

Shobha Shankar Nagda


Jaya Rathore

Kamini Upadhayay

Anjana Rao