• Department of Policy Studies
Area of Expertise
Education and Development
Political-Economy & Welfare State
L N Venkataraman is a Faculty Member at the Department of Policy Studies in TERI School of Advanced Studies (TERI SAS). Before joining TERI SAS, he has been an Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of Education in Universität Bielefeld, Germany; and, at the Centre for Development Support in the University of the Free State, South Africa.
His academic works can be consulted in the Economic and Political Weekly; Development in Practice and Indian Journal of Human Development among others. As a university professional, he has been closely associated with various scholars; public intellectuals in India as well as abroad; and actively sharing perspectives and delivering lectures.
He was a Research Fellow of the Centre for Research on Higher Education and Development (CRHED) in South Africa, and the Research School on Education and Capabilities (EduCap) in Germany. Also, he was one of the Thematic Coordinators of the Human Development and Capabilities Association (HDCA) (during 2014-2020), USA; Emerging Researchers’ Group (ERG) [2012-13] European Educational Research Association (EERA), Germany.
Venkataraman, L N (2019), “Publication or Public Action? Discursive spaces of disengagements in India”, In G. S. Suresh Babu (Ed.) Education and the Public Sphere: Exploring the Structures of Mediation in Post-Colonial India, Routledge, The United Kingdom. (93-105). [ISBN 9781138495371].
Venkataraman, L N (2018), “The privatisation of public welfare in India”, Social Work and Society, Vol. 16, Issue 2, (pp. 1-5). [ISSN 1613-8953].
Venkataraman, L N (2018) “Can Lateral Entry in the IAS Ensure Good Governance?”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 53, No. 32, (pp. 1-6). [ISSN 00129976].
Venkataraman, L N (2018), “Capitals and Capabilities: Social reproduction of inequalities in Sripuram”, In Lopez-Fogues, Aurora and Firdevs Melis Cin (Ed), Youth, Gender and the Capabilities Approach to Development: Rethinking Opportunities and Agency from a Human Development Perspective, Routledge, New York. (pp. 92-107). [ISBN-13: 978-1138234680].
Venkataraman, L N (2016), “New Education Policy and the continuing contentions in India”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 51, No. 35, (pp. 47-50). [ISSN 00129976].
Venkataraman, L N (2016), “Social Sciences in India: Premises and promises of Capability Approach” Indian Journal of Human Development, Vol. 10, No. 1, (pp. 1-11) [ISSN 0973-7030]. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0973703016654560
Venkataraman, L N (2015), Social construction of capabilities and intersectional complexities in a Tamil village, Development in Practice, Vol. 25, No. 8, (pp. 1170-1181), [ISSN 0961-4524]. https://doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2015.1083537
Venkataraman, L N (2014), Orphan-schooling in India: A reflexive account from Sripuram, Sociological Bulletin: Journal of the Indian Sociological Society, Vol. 63, No. 2, (pp. 302-313), [ISSN 0038-0229]. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0038022920140207
Venkataraman, L N (2014), Caste, Class and Education: The intersectional implications of capabilities formation in a South Indian village, In Otto and Schäfer (Ed.), New Approaches Towards the Good Life: Applications and Transformations of the Capability Approach, Barbara Budrich Publishers, Germany, (pp. 107-121). [ISBN 978-3-8474-0157-5].
Venkataraman, L N (2014), “Caste and the mainstream narratives”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLIX, No. 6, (pp. 76-77). [ISSN 00129976].