Indumathi is an educationist with around 15 years of experience in different organisations. She has been a guest faculty at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and taught courses for the students of MA Education-Gender and Education and Science Education, Mumbai and has been consulting with Quest Alliance, Bangalore till recently. At Quest Alliance, she was involved in curriculum development for the STEM for Girls program and carried out a research titled – STEM Mindsets, Careers and Women – A India Study. She was associated with I Am A Teacher, Gurgaon, and Azim Premji University (APU), Bangalore. She has worked extensively in teacher development – both in-service and pre-service teacher education. As a part of B.Ed course development, she contributed to courses in science pedagogy at APU. She has designed courses, workshops, short certificate, and online courses, taught and mentored teachers. She has consulted with NCTE and SCERT, Sikkim Government in the revision of D.El.Ed programmes. She has worked with Karnataka Knowledge Commission and consulted with NCERT and KSEEB during her stint at APU. She started her journey in education as a nature education assistant at Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore, and worked as a science teacher in TVS Academy.
Indumathi completed her PhD in Education from Tata Institute of Social Sciences in 2019. She explored- Gender and learning of science and the intersections of class and family for her thesis. She has completed Masters in Elementary Education from TISS as well as a Masters in Botany from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. She has published in international and national peer reviewed journals, written research reports and magazine articles for teachers and teacher educators. She has been a recipient of ESRC fellowship, UK, and DAAD scholarship, Germany.
Her research interests are gender and education, education and inequality, sustainable education, environment education, feminist science studies and teacher professional development.