Archana Mehendale is an Adjunct Honorary Professor at Centre for Education, Innovation and Action Research, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai since 2015. Prior to this, she has worked with the Centre for Child and Law,
National Law School of India, Bangalore where she helped to design and
launch the Post Graduate Diploma in Child Rights Law.
Archana is a trained social worker with a doctorate in social sciences
from the National Law School of India. Her research interests lie in the
area of education law and policy, child labour, inclusive education and
child rights in general. She was a member of the CABE committee which
drafted the right to education legislation in India.