About Me

I am a PhD student in the Inter-disciplinary Program in Educational Technology, at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
My advisor is Prof. Sahana Murthy.
As a part of my research, I am keen on investigating the thinking skills that are predominantly used in engineering design. I am particularly interested in Divergent and Convergent thinking skills.

Course Work

  • Introduction to Educational Technology
  • Instructional Design
  • Educational Technology - Tools Lab
  • Knowledge Structure and Learning System Design
  • Research Methods in Educational Technology
  • Adaptive Tutoring Systems
  • Advanced Topics in Cognition
  • Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining


Thesis related research

Thesis Topic:
A TEL environment for divergent and convergent thinking skills in the context of engineering design.
First annual progress seminar: APS 1 report

Other research

  • Geometry-via-Gestures (G-v-G):
    A TEL environment for teaching and learning 3-Dimensional Geometry to school students, using task appropriate gestures. You can find details here.
  • Effectiveness study of Pedagogical strategies in undergraduate Physics lab


  • PIVOTeeING: A Flipped Approach in a Postgraduate Solid State Devices Course, ICCE 2017
  • Game Based Learning of Blood Clotting Concepts, ICALT 2016
  • Geometry via Gestures: Learning 3D geometry using gestures, T4E 2016
  • Exploring effects of immersivity across three dimensions in Training Design: Technology Integration Training Workshop for Engineering Teachers in India, ICCE 2016
  • Geometry via Gestures: Design of a gesture based application to teach 3D Geometry, Workshop on Emerging Pedagogies for Computer-Based Learning in ICCE 2016.

Other Academic Activities

Participated as Teaching Assistant for:

  • STTP for using SEQUEL in teaching at Fr. Agnel Polytechnic, Vashi
  • Two days workshop on effective integration of ICT tool in teaching and learning at GMRIT, Rajam
  • MOOC - Educational Technology for Engineering Teachers
  • MOOC - Pedagogy for effective use of ICT for school teachers


Ground Floor,
Mathematics Building,
Near Central Library
IIT Bombay,Powai
Email: soumya.n[at]iitb.ac.in