Dr. Vikas Gupta

Department of History

University of Delhi

Dr. Vikas Gupta teaches in the Department of History, University of Delhi. Dr. Vikas Gupta is Advisory Editorial Board Member of Contemporary Education Dialogue published by Sage. 

Dr. Vikas Gupta is also associated with many organizations. For instance, he is Organizing Secretary of the All-India Forum for Right to Education (AIFRTE) which is formed of its 80+ member organizations and numerous fraternal and associate organizations across the country and which is striving for fully and directly state funded common education system from KG to PG. 

Dr. Vikas Gupta is a member of the Board of Trustees of Kishore Bharati, which has been a pioneering organization in the field of learner centric and socially contextualized transformative learning process and environment conservation.

Dr. Vikas Gupta is an Executive Member of Indian Social Science Academy. He is also the Joint Secretary of SAMBHAVANA, an organization working for the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities.

The German Historical Institute and Charles Wallace Trust for India provided to Dr. Vikas Gupta fellowships for archival studies in the UK in the year 2015. Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) awarded him a two-year project on “Inequality and Education in Modern India” in October 2014. ICHR had also awarded Dr. Vikas Gupta with a grant in 2008 enabling him to go to UK for collecting certain archival documents on colonial education.

His broad area of academic research includes historical and contemporary aspects of education in modern India with special focus on curricular knowledge, social inequalities, state policies and school practices. Besides this, he is interested in the history of language, nationalism and community relations in South Asia; and in the history of modern France: he has been teaching courses on these issues to Post-Graduate students.

Dr. Vikas Gupta jointly published with KM Shrimali and others a book on Teaching History from Aakar in 2013. He has co-edited a volume with Rama Kant Agnihotri and Minati Panda Modernist Transformations and Educational Inequality in India which is in print from Orient Blackcswan. Beside these, he has contributed many book chapters in different volumes and articles in leading journals as shown in the following list of publications. He has delivered lectures at different internationally and nationally renowned educational institutions as mentioned in the following list of conference presentations.

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