Rohit trained as a teacher under David Horsburgh in the Neelbagh School, and taught at the elementary level for about 15 years. He is the founder secretary of Digantar, a voluntary organization in Jaipur engaged in providing alternative education to rural children. Digantar endeavours to nurture self-motivated and independent learners equipped with the ability to think critically. He continues as Secretary of Digantar and honorary Director of one of its units The Academic Resource Unit (TARU)

Presently he also works as a Professor and Director Academic Development in Azim Premji University, Bangalore. His association with Azim Premji Foundation in various collaborative efforts goes back to about a decade. He also taught a philosophy of education course in TISS, Bombay.

Rohit has been part of many NCERT initiatives in developing material and curriculum through various committees. He was an integral part of the National Curriculum Framework 2005 process as a member of the National Steering Committee, drafting committee and Chair of Focus Group on Curriculum, Syllabus and Textbooks. He is also a part of the collaborative group of institutions that developed the M.A. Elementary Education programme of TISS and has been involved with capacity building of educational functionaries at the national level and with various states.

His formal education is graduation in science and masters in mathematics. schools education through indifferently functioning government schools in rural Rajasthan.

Areas of Interest

Epistemology of education

Curriculum studies and teacher education

Teaching areas

Philosophy of Education

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    What is the english meaning of ‘Vivekshilta’ in the lecture of Rohit Dhankar,
    ‘ shiksha, vivkshilta aur mataropan’ by rohit Dhankar,
    foundation day speech at MVCOE, UNIVERSTIY OF DELHI IN 2006-2007


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