Adithi Muralidhar

Adithi Muralidhar did post graduation in Zoology  and specialised in Environmental Sciences, from University of Mumbai. She worked as a Zoology lecturer for a while, before getting professionally involved in several science education projects. At HBCSE, her work extends to the Science education for diversity project, School science research and development project, Vigyan Pratibha project, Teacher professional development programmes, design and technology education and Environment education. She also continues to work in the area of wildlife and environment. Adithi has a keen interest in socio-cultural issues, and understanding the dynamics of society and environment.

Tel: 91-22-25072222
Email: adithi@hbcse.tifr.res.in

Publications

In Journals

Shinde, R., Muralidhar, A., & Chunawala, S. (2020). Making environmental studies engaging for elementary school students. ASE International, Issue 10, 45-57.

Mohan, A., Muralidhar, A., & Singh, B. (2020). Gould’s Shortwing Heteroxenicus stellatus and Chestnut-crowned Bush Warbler Cettia major in the Great Himalayan National Park, Himachal Pradesh. Indian Birds: Journal of South Asian Ornithology 15(6), 185-187.

Mohan, A., and Muralidhar, A. (2019). Nesting of Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica in Goa, India and a review of breeding records from peninsular India. Indian Birds: Journal of South Asian Ornithology 15(3), 90-93.

Muralidhar, A. (2019). Rendezvous with an Eighth Grader: Insights for Design and Technology Education. Voice of Teachers and Teacher Educators Vol VII(II), 129-136.

Muralidhar A. & N. Kulkarni (2018/17): Uncommon record of Dung Beetle (Family Scarabaeidae) feeding on Bamboo Pit Viper Trimeresurus gramineus (Shaw, 1802) from Chorla Ghats, India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 114. doi: 10.17087/jbnhs/2017/v114/114151

Muralidhar, A., and Barve,. S. (2013). Peculiar choice of nesting of Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus) in an urban area in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Indian Birds: Journal of South Asian Ornithology 8(1), 6-9.

In Conference Proceedings

Malhotra-Dalvi, A.,Muralidhar, A., Dolas, A., Shinde, R., & Chunawala, S. (2020). Designing and making roller coasters by Indian middle school students. In K.K. Mashood, T. Sengupta, C. Ursekar, H. Raval and S. Dutta (Eds.), Proceedings of epiSTEME8: Eighth international conference to review research on Science, TEchnology and Mathematics Education, HBCSE (pp. 199-201). India: HBCSE/Gaurang Publishing Globalize Pvt. Ltd.

Muralidhar, A. (2018). Environment education at HBCSE: A review. In Proceedings of One Day Teachers’ Conference on “Moving towards a better understanding of the environment” (pp. 3- 9). Navi Mumbai: Navi Mumbai Science Foundation.

Muralidhar, A., Kapil, R., & Chunawala, S. (2018). Design and technology education’s potential to address diversity. In S. Ladage and S. Narvekar (Eds.), Proceedings of epiSTEME7: Seventh international conference to review research on Science, TEchnology and Mathematics Education, HBCSE (pp. 49-57). India: CinnamonTeal.

Muralidhar, A., Kapil, R., & Chunawala, S. (2016). Design and technology education as an inclusive approach to teaching-learning. In N. Tiwari et al. (Eds.), Abstract booklet of the National Seminar on Education of Socially Disadvantaged Groups, Regional Institute of Education (RIE 2016) (p. 7). Bhopal: RIE.

Chunawala, S., Birwatkar, P., Muralidhar, A. & Natarajan, C. (2013). Looking at science through the lens of diversity: View of Indian students and teachers. In G. Nagarjuna, A. Jamakhandi and E. Sam (Eds.), Proceedings epiSTEME 5: International Conference to Review Research on Science, Technology and Mathematics Education (pp. 185-191). India: Cinnamonteal.

Expository articles

George, H., Malhotra-Dalvi, A., Muralidhar, A., Ladage, S., & Chunawala, S. (2020, July). Sing, draw, play or invent. Teacher Plus 18(6), 16-18.

Dutta, D., & Muralidhar, A. (July, 2020). In search of a panacea: Herb collection in the Himalayas
Round Glass Sustain. 

Muralidhar, A. (2020, March). Desert National Park: The abundant life of the sand and scrubs. Round Glass Sustain. 

Dolas, A., Muralidhar, A., & Chunawala, S. (2020, February). Triggering creative expression. Teacher Plus 18(2), 18-19.

Muralidhar, A. (2019, August-September). दक्षिण का चेरापूंजी: अगुम्बे. Cycle 2(3), 10-13.

Muralidhar, A. (2019, February). A fancy for flight. Teacher Plus 17(2), 52-56.

Muralidhar, A. (2019, January). Discover, describe and draw birds: Handouts and resource list for the activity on observing birds. Teacher Plus 17(1), 52-56.

Muralidhar, A. (2018, December). An urban nature refuge. Hornbill Oct-Dec 2018(4), 30-32.

Muralidhar, A. (2018, December). Meaningful ways an urbanite can contribute to wildlife conservation- Part 1 (republished). BYN@88 Newsletter, Vol 3 (2), 6.

Muralidhar, A. (2018, October). Discover, describe and draw birds. Teacher Plus, 16(9), 32-35.

Muralidhar, A. & Krishnan, A. (2018, August). Why study birds? Teacher Plus 16(7), 48-50.

Muralidhar, A. (2018, July). All that is left: Metal, glass and medical waste. BYN@88 Newsletter, Vol 3 (1), 4.

Muralidhar, A. (2018). What can we do with all that plastic? BYN@88 Newsletter, Vol 2 (3), 6-8.

Muralidhar, A. (2018). What to do with all that paper? BYN@88 Newsletter, Vol 2(2), 3.

Muralidhar, A. (2017). Traversing through wilderness: An urbanite’s reflections. Blackbuck, Vol 28 (1-4), pp. 7-13.

Muralidhar, A. (2017, August). Understanding the waste hierarchy. BYN@88 Newsletter, Vol 2(1), 1-2.

Muralidhar, A. (2017, February). Addressing the elephant in the room, or rather the dumping ground outside your room. BYN@88 Newsletter, Vol 1 (3), 2.

Muralidhar, A.  (2017, January 23). Children as change agents: A case study from Karnataka. The Last Wilderness Foundation website. Online retrieved from http://thelastwilderness.org

Gupta, D., Muralidhar, A., & Chunawala, S. (2017). What robotics can bring to the teaching table. Teacher Plus, 15(1), 38-40.

Muralidhar, A. (2015, September). The big story..of everything. Teacher Plus, 41-42.

Muralidhar, A. (2015, August). Think, Create and test. Teacher Plus, 46-47.

Edited Books/ Volumes/ Newsletters

Chunawala, S., Natarajan, C., Birwatkar, P., Muralidhar, A., & Thakur, B. (2012). Case study of School 1. Mumbai: HBCSE, TIFR.

Chunawala, S., Natarajan, C., Birwatkar, P., Muralidhar, A., & Thakur, B. (2012). Case study of School 2. Mumbai: HBCSE, TIFR.

Chunawala, S., Natarajan, C., Birwatkar, P., Muralidhar, A., & Thakur, B. (2012). Case study of School 3. Mumbai: HBCSE, TIFR.

Chunawala, S., Natarajan, C., Birwatkar, P., Muralidhar, A., & Thakur, B. (2012). Case study of school 4. Mumbai: HBCSE, TIFR.

Chunawala S., Muralidhar A., Birwatkar, P. and Natarajan, C. (2012). Towards science education for diversity: A teacher researcher collaborative workshop, HBCSE, Mumbai, December 2011.

Other documentation

Chunawala, S., Muralidhar, A., Birwatkar, P. and Natarajan, C. (2012). Towards Science Education for Diversity: A teacher Researcher Collaborative Workshop, HBCSE, Mumbai, December 2011.