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Dr Murali Krishna Mallepaku

Assistant Professor , Hyderabad campus

Coordinator - Centre for English Language and Development,
TISS-Azim Premji School of Education
Chairperson - Academic Programmes

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Political Science, Public Administration, Osmania University,
Master of Arts in English with specialisation in English Language Education, Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL now EFLU),
M.Phil. in English, CIEFL,
PhD. in English, University of Hyderabad

Dr. Murali Krishna Mallepaku is Assistant Professor with TISS-Azim Premji School of Education. Dr. Murali Krishna got his academic qualifications in Social Sciences, English Language Education, Literature and Interdisciplinary Studies. He teaches courses in the stream of Education for Bachelors, Masters and Research students. 

Dr. Murali Krishna developed the Centre for English Language and Development that offers customized non-credited short term and full term modular courses to nurture academic English competence and mentors students joining social science stream with diverse regional, social and educational experiences.  

He received his MA and M.Phil from CIEFL, Hyderabad. His M.Phil. research grounded in auto-ethnographic study of dalit education is a first of its kind to focus on schooling and higher education of working class first generation dalits. This study interrogates the educational theory from margins. He received his PhD from University of Hyderabad for his research on Dalit autobiography as historical document of emancipatory politics in India. He was an ICSSR-CSDS institutional doctoral fellow (2005-2008) at Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.

Murali Krishna works towards building responsive systems to deliver social justice through dialogue for enriching academic experiences and diversity in the arena of higher education.

Before joining TISS, Murali Krishna taught courses at Delhi University and Ambedkar University, Delhi (AUD). 

Currently, Murali Krishna is involved in a series of research projects on migrant workers during the COVID19 crisis.

Core areas of research interests include Studies in Autobiography; Social Marginalities; Migrants and 'invisible' labor; Transformative Pedagogies; Subjectivity; Education for Social Change; Innovations in Teaching and Assessment; English for Social Science Education.

M. Murali Krishna. 'Pedagogic Practice and the Violence Against Dalits in Schooling’ in Christine Sleeter et al. (Eds) 2012. School Education, Pluralism and Marginality. Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan.

Murali Krishna completed social studies textbook revision project with AP SCERT and assessment projects on enrolment and dropout trends in school education in backward regions of Telangana.

In the area of Cultural Studies, a project titled, 'Compilation of Theoretical Debates on Caste and Gender in Telugu' was completed in collaboration with faculty from Cultural Studies, EFLU, Hyderabad. The project was funded by the Research Council, TISS, Mumbai.

  • Courses Taught in the M.Phil. Programme:

    Evolution of Indian Education System

  • Courses Taught in the M.A. Education Programme:

    History of Education (Core Course)
    Understanding Language (Core Course)
    Teaching of English (Elective Course)
    Education, Nation-State and Globalization (CBCS Course)
    Understanding the Field of Education (Core Course)
    Caste, Tribe and Education (Elective Course)

  • Courses Taught in the BA Programme:

    Understanding Education
    English Language

  • Modern Indian Language-Telugu

Email: murali.krishna[at]tiss[dot]edu




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