Dr. Md Nawaz Sarif

Present Position: Assistant Professor

Department of Education, School of Education

E-mail: nawaz1.sarif@adamasuniversity.ac.in


  • Ph.D (Education), Department of Education, School of Education, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya
  • M.Ed., School of Education, Pondicherry University, Puducherry
  • M.A. in Geography, Department of Geography, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
  • B.Ed., Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
  • B.A. (Hons.) in Geography, Department of Geography, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
  • UGC-NET & JRF in Education & Geography

Research Key Areas:

  • Geography Education
  • Teaching Pedagogy
  • Gender & Human Rights Issues in Education
  • Mental Health & Well-being
  • School & Higher Education Policy & Practices
  • Psychological Tool Constructions
  • Mixed Methods Research- Qualitative & Quantitative Studies


  • Guest Faculty, Department of Education, School of Education, North-eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, 2022-2023
  • Elected as Student Representative at the School of Education, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, 2014-15
  • Nominated as a Representative of NEHU Scholars at the Academic Council (Decision-making body) of North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, 2017-18

Research Publication (s):

  • Number of Research Papers Published in Peer Reviewed Journals- 02
  • Number of Research Papers Published in UGC-Listed Journals – 06
  • Number of Research Papers Published in Web of Science Indexed Journals- 01
  • Number of Book-Chapters- 04

Published Articles in Magazines & Newspapers

  • Number of Articles Published in National & State-level Newspapers- 10
  • Number of Articles Published in National & International-level Magazines- 13

Selected Publications:

  1. Nawaz, S. (2019). Swami Vivekananda’s philosophical teachings and his thoughts and ideas on education. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research, 8(5). (Peer-Reviewed)
  2. Nawaz, , Khardewsaw, M. & Vandana (May, 2020). A qualitative study of students’ interest, learning difficulty, and teachers’ teaching methods in Geography in secondary schools of Meghalaya. Journal of Indian Education (NCERT). (UGC-Care Listed)
  3. Nawaz, S & Vandana (2020). Stress, anxiety, and depression among adolescents in relation to sex and school management – An empirical study from Meghalaya, Education India Journal: A Quarterly Referred Journal of Dialogues on Education, ISSN 2278-2435, Vol. 9, Issue-4. (UGC-Care Listed)
  4. Nawaz, S. & Vandana. (2021). Digital learning, students’ mental health and role of psychological capital amidst Covid-19 pandemic in Ensemble, 1. DOI: https://doi.org/10.37948/ensemble-2021-sp1-a013. (UGC-Care Listed)
  5. Nawaz, S, Ngasainao, G. & Vandana (2021). Psychological capital and academic adjustment among first-year university students in Meghalaya, North-east India. International Journal of Education and Psychology in the Community, 11(1&2), 211-224. (Peer-Reviewed)
  6. Nawaz, & Vandana (2022). Correlates and antecedents of academic achievement: A systematic review. International Journal of Educational Sciences, 36(1-3), 19-29. (Web of Science)
  7. Nawaz, & Vandana (2022). Psychological capital, its correlates and antecedents: A systematic review. Education India Journal: A Quarterly Referred Journal of Dialogue on Education, 11, 108-119. (UGC-Care Listed)
  8. Nawaz, & Vandana (2022). Stress, anxiety, and depression among school students: A cross-sectional study. Journal of Education, 48(3). (NCERT). (UGC-Care Listed)
  9. Nawaz, S. (2022). A study of self-leadership among university students in Shillong, North-east India. Indian Journal of Adult Education, 83(2), 47-61. (UGC-Care Listed)
  10. Nawaz, S. & Vandana (2021). Self-leadership, psychological capital and academic adjustment of first-year university students in East Khasi Hills District of In Mohakud, S.S. (Eds.) Happiness and Well-Being: A pedagogical Discourse. Divya Publication, Odisha, India, ISBN 978-81-949732-2.
  11. Nawaz, S. (2021). National Education Policy 2020 in the Light of School Education: A Critical In Savita Mishra (Eds.), The National Education Policy 2020: A Trajectory to Make India A Global Knowledge Superpower (pp. 93-118), ABS Books Publisher, New Delhi, India, ISBN: 978-93-8722-1.
  12. Nawaz, S. (2021). Teaching through Tragedy: How Teachers can Cope with the Virtual Classroom. In Sujin Babu and Ram Ramaswamy (Eds.), Higher Education Going Online: The Challenges in India (pp. 131-134), Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru, India, ISBN: 978-81-950664-5-2.
  13. Nawaz, (2021). E-learning in India in times of pandemic: Current status, emerging issues, and measures. In Udayan Mandal and Ujjwal Mahato (Eds.), Challenges of Online Education during the Crisis of COVID-19 (pp. 97-115), New Delhi Publishers, New Delhi, India, ISBN: 978-93-91012-13-7
  14. Nawaz, (2020, June 07). Revisiting the discourse on online and face-to-face classes amidst Covid-19 lockdown: Digital outreach, strength-weakness analysis, and constructivist view. The South Asian Journal (magazine) Available: http://southasiajournal.net/revisiting-the-discourse-on-online-and-face-to-face- classes-amidst-covid-19-lockdown-digital-outreach-strength-weakness-analysis- and-constructivist-view/
  15. Nawaz, S. (2020, June 25). Why banning online classes for primary kids isn’t a good idea amidst Covid-19. The Kashmir Times (newspaper). Available: http:// kashmirtimes.com/newsdet.aspx?q=103298
  16. Nawaz, (2020, June 26). How is India’s education sector coping with the pandemic? Status quo, challenges, and future implications of E-learning. The Critical Edges (international student magazine). Available: https://criticaledges.com/2020/06/26/how-is-indias-education-sector-coping- with-the-pandemic/
  17. Nawaz, (2020, June 20). Digital class amidst COVID-19: A far dream for millions. The Beyond Headlines (news portal). Available: https://beyondheadlines.in/2020/06/digital-class-amidst-covid-19-a-far-dream- for-millions/
  18. Nawaz, (2020, August 28). Teaching through tragedy: How teachers can cope with the virtual classroom. The Confluence (editorially moderated discussion forum, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore). Available: http://confluence.ias. ac.in/teaching-through-tragedy-how-teachers-can-cope-with-the-virtual- classroom/
  19. Nawaz, (2020, September 2). Stigma – An untold side of COVID-19; Experiencing a series of intensified racism, religious atrocities, social phobia, and discriminatory behaviours in India in times of pandemic. (international student magazine). Available: https://criticaledges.com/ 2020/09/02/stigma-untold/
  20. Nawaz, S. (2021, Oct. 5). Downswing trouble. The Milleniumpost (newspaper) Available: http://www.millenniumpost.in/opinion/downswing -trouble-455087
  21. Nawaz, S. (2021, Oct. 13). Student suicide in India: A brewing concern. The South Asian Journal (Magazine). Available: http://southasiajournal. net/student-suicides- in-india-a-brewing-concern/
  22. Nawaz, S. (2022, December 15). Still a far-off dream. The Milleniumpost (newspaper) Available: https://www.millenniumpost.in/opinion/still-a-far-off-dream-502319