Dr. Kalpana Ranganath Kharade

Adjunt Associate Professor at K J Somaiya College of Education

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  • Institute:
    K J Somaiya College of Education
  • Location:
    Vidyavihar - Mumbai
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  • Contact Details:

    Landline No. : 022 21022265

    Extension No. : 5104

  • Office Address :

    K.J. Somaiya Comprehensive College of Education, Training & Research. Vidya Vihar (E), Mumbai- 400 077.

  • Timings For Visitors:

    Mon-Sat 11.00 to 5.30

  • Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Kalpana Kharade, a former elementary school teacher with teaching experience in urban BMC and Private schools , has scaled great heights professionally all due to sheer determination and persistence. She is presently Associate Professor, a recognized  PhD guide and  Vice Principal of the College of Education. At KJSCCETR , right from its inception, her prowess  in subjects such as Philosophical Foundations of Education, Methods of Teaching Languages, Teacher Education , Institutional Building and Evaluation is manifested in her effective curriculum transaction . A staunch propounder of inclusive education, especially for the visually challenged, Dr Kharade‘s thrust research areas include Qualitative research methods, Inclusive education, Instructional interventions for struggling readers and writers, Visually challenged and for children with diverse needs. She has persistently and diligently worked on preparing Personality development programs for the visually challenged girls, English speaking programs for vernacular medium students etc. Her scholarly pursuits have culminated in evolving instructional modules for constructivist learning strategies. Dr Kharade is a dynamic member of the committee on the Status of Blind Women, Guest speaker at the National Association for the Blind (NAB) and an proficient resource person for the IGNOU and YCMOU graduate education programmes. In recognition of her unstinted devotion to the field of education, she has been honored with the Neelam Kanga award (2002), Best Teacher award (2002) and Giant Group award for academic excellence (2007). In November 2011, Dr Kalpana and Ms Rupal Thakkar jointly presented a paper in the London International Conference on Education which was very well appreciated by the participants.




D.Ed,Maharashtra Board,1977

S.S.C,Pune Board,1975


  • K.j. Somaiya Comprehensive College of Education, Training & Research, Associate Professor, June 1991 - January 2019
  • Non Academic

  • Philosophy of Education
  • English Method
  • Marathi Method
  • Action Research
  • Teacher Education
  • Higher Education Studies
  • History,politics and Economics of Education
  • Curriculum Studies
  • institutional Development and Evaluation
  • Phd in Education
  • inclusive Education
  • Pedagogical innovation
  • Educational Diversity
  • inclusive Education
  • Curriculum Planning

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  • Awards and Appreciations: 1. Received Neelam Kanga Award, Awarded by The National Association for The Blinds for Academic Excellence in 2002. 2. Received Vocational Award, Awarded by The Rotary international in 2002 for Academic Excellence and Achievements. 3. Received Award for Physically Challenged Teacher by The Lions Club international in 2002. 4. Received Award Given by The Blind Men’s Association for Academic Excellence, at The 5th All india Conference for The Blind Women at Amrawati in September 2004. 5. Received Award for The Academic Achievements Given by The Giant Group in March 2007. 6. Felicitated by A.i.a.s.h.a. international for The Academic Achievements in March 2007. 7. Felicitated by “maharashtra Navnirman Sena” in October 2010.for Life Time Achievements. 8. Received State Level Award for “best Employee” by The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for The Year 2012. 9. Received Somaiya Vidyavihar Award for Best Research Publication on 9th September 2014 10. Received Vocational Award for Phenomenal Contribution by Rotery international on 10th October 2014. 11. Received National Role Model Award Given by The Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on 3rd December 2014 12. Received Hirkani Award on 26th of Feb 2015 Given by Mumbai Doordarshan

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