Dr. Maila. Roja Lakshmi did her MA in Sociology from University of Hyderabad in 2007, M.Phil in Sociology from Pondicherry University in 2009. She did her PG diploma in Human Rights from University of Hyderabad in 2016. She pursued her PhD. in Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, entitled on 'Secondary Education in Andhra Pradesh: A Comparative Study of APRS and Private Residential Schools' from School of Social Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad in 2016. Her area of specialization includes sociology of education, tribal studies, women studies, human rights, Social and women entrepreneurship, social exclusion and marginality. She worked as an Assistant Professor for 7 years at Centre for Studies in Social Management, School of Social Sciences, Central University of Gujarat (CUG), Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. Her area of interests includes sociology of education, life skills education, marginality and social exclusion, women and tribal studies, Social entrepreneurship, Human Rights, and Social movements. She has published research papers in the reputed journals including Sage, Elsevier and UGC Care list journals, such as Sambodhi and Infokara. Among others included in IIM Indore Management Journal, and in Bloomsbury, New Delhi. She has presented papers in more than 55 conferences including one in Abroad, and in International and National reputed institutions such as IISC, EDI, IITs, IIMs and in Central and State Universities.