Dr Balasubramanyam Chandramohan

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Dr Balasubramanyam Chandramohan
PhD (University of Sheffield)
Position/Fellowship type:
Senior Research Fellow
Fellowship term:
to 31-Jan-2025
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Home institution:
Institure of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
020 7862 8850/07779 162674
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Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Academic Support, Colonies & Colonization, emigration & immigration, Communities, Classes, Races, Cultural memory, English Literature, Globalization & Development, International Relations, Political Institutions
Summary of research interests and expertise:

Transnational Education in the Commonwealth covering organisational issues (state, private and civil society), pedagogy, course delivery, assessment, student experience, and Commonwealth values; interdisciplinary learning and teaching in higher education.

Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
02-Mar-2015 Cameroon Journal of Studies in the Commonwealth

Journal articles

 Joint Editor; Latest issue Vol 2, no. 2, March 2015. ISSN (Online) 2411-1325

01-Jan-2015 Monograph on Transnational Education on the Commonwealth


Forthcoming. Monograph on Transnational Education in the Commonwealth. Edited publication of Seminars delivered in the ICWS Seminar Series on Language Policy and Practice in the Commonwealth

Relevant Events

Related events:

Date Details
18-Mar-2015 The Royal Commonwealth Society (Bath and District) Question Time

Panellist, along with Professor Christina Slade (Vice Chancellor of Bath Spa University), Mark Robinson, Politician & Chair of the Commonwealth Consortium for Education, and Dr Jonathan Lawley, a member of the Business Council for Africa; approx. 70 participants.

11-Mar-2015 A Young Commonwealth

 Commonwealth Commemorative Conference, University of Douala, Douala, Cameroon. Jointly with Professor Kizitus Mpoche, University of Douala. The theme of the conference was 'A Young Commonwealth'. At the conference, academic discussions and student activities focussed on the following topics: A Young Commonwealth - Youth as a Resource in National Development; A Young Commonwealth, Cultural Heritage and Commonwealth Values; A Young Commonwealth and Globalisation; Education in/about the Commonwealth: Pedagogy and Research; Commonwealth Alumni and Student Societies

11-Feb-2015 Conference on Private Finance and Funding in International Higher Education

Neil Stewart Associates, London, Conference on Private Finance and Funding in International Higher Education (together with the Council for Education in the Commonwealth); Commentator on two papers: highlighted the relative paucity of partnerships with universities in Africa and the potential effects if Higher Education is classified as a service by the World Trade Organisation.

05-Feb-2015 Quality Assurance and Enhancement in Higher Education: A Transnational Experience

 Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh State, India

02-Feb-2015 Towards a BRICS University: three models

 QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) Conversations in Asia, NOIDA, New Delhi, India, 2-4 February; Member of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Roundtable, and my presentation ‘Towards a BRICS University: three models’, focussed on regionalisation of Higher Education and how this could be enhanced by establishing a dedicated university using one or more models – bricks and mortar, Internet portal, and MOOCs. I also contributed to discussion during the rest of the Seminar, which was focussed on international ranking of universities, especially by QS.

30-Jan-2015 Open Educational Materials (OER) in Transnational Education

 Indira Gandhi Open University, New Delhi; Guest Lecture to staff and students on local adaptation and enhancing relevance of content in transnational  education thought the use of OER.

05-Jan-2015 Guest Lecturer on the MA in Media and Development

 Guest Lecturer on the MA in Media and Development course at the University of Westminster, London. Also, observed and offered comments on student presentations

14-Jul-2014 How did we connect with the world in 2013-14?

 Conference paper presentation: ‘Art as Illusion’ Conference; Warnborough College, Canterbury, Kent; 14-17 July; Paper on ‘How did we connect with the world in 2013-14? (A survey of trends in transnational practice, teaching, learning and research in Art and Design subjects UK Higher Education institutions)’

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