(in chronological order)
Varadarajan, S. & Ladage, S., (2022). Introducing incremental levels of inquiry in an undergraduate chemistry laboratory: A case study on short lab course, Journal of Chemical Education, 99 (12), 3822-3832. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.2c00297
Varadarajan, S. & Ladage, S., (2022). Exploring the role of scaffolds in problem-based learning (PBL) in an undergraduate chemistry laboratory, Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 23, 159-172
Ladage, S., George, H., Chunawala, S., (2021). Reflections on the Cascade Model for Teacher Professional Development: A Case Study of RSC-Yusuf Hamied Inspirational Chemistry Programme in India, Voices of Teachers & teacher educators, X, 120-135
Varadarajan, S. & Ladage, S., (2021). Adapting an inquiry-based approach for undergraduate chemistry laboratory courses: an exploratory study, Current Science, 121, 354-359
Carneiro G., Parulekar T., Shridhar G. & Ladage S. (2016). Experimenting with the teaching of organic chemistry – the process-oriented guided inquiry learning way Current Science, 111(7), 1152-1155.
Ravishankar, L., Ladage, S., & Shridhar, G. (2016). Is research mandatory for teaching undergraduate chemistry? Current Science,110(6), 972-973.
Ravishankar, L., Ladage, S., & Shridhar, G. (2015). Assessment and evaluation in tertiary chemistry education:are we bothered? Current Science. 109(01), 18-20.
Ladage, S., & Ravishankar, L. (2013). Making learning in chemistry laboratory more meaningful. Current Science. 104(10), 1269-1270.
Ravishankar, L., Ladage, S., & Shridhar, G. (2013). Exciting undergraduates towards organic chemistry: A study circle approach. Current Science. 105(9), 1227-1229
Ladage, S. (1994). Study of Students’ difficulties in balancing chemical equations, Chemistry Education, Jan-March 1994, 35-40.
Ladage, S. (1993). The Periodic Table: a preliminary study of students’ understanding & Difficulties, Chemistry Education, July-Sept 1993, 23-29.
(in chronological order)
Ladage Savita(2014). Research and Development in Chemistry Education at HBCSE: An Overview. HBCSE, Mumbai.
Sen Das Indrani (2014). National Initiative on Undergraduate Studies(NIUS) Chemistry: Towards meaningful learning in chemistry . HBCSE, Mumbai.
Narvekar Swapna (2014). Learning from the Chemistry Olympiad laboratory. HBCSE, Mumbai
Ladage, S., Ravishankar L., and Shridhar, G. (2010). Exciting students towards organic chemistry: a study circle approach, paper presented at 21st Biennial Conference on Education in Chemistry held at University of Texas, Denton, USA, August 2010.
Ladage, S. and Narvekar, S. (2009) Indian National Chemistry Olympiad Examinations: Implications for teaching and learning of chemistry, Chemistry in ICT age, a book of proceeding of 20th International conference in Chemical Education , Springer, 2009.
Savita Ladage (1995). Identifying Students’ Misconcepts & Learning Barriers in Chemistry & Designing & Evaluating appropriate Remedial Measures, Ph. D. Thesis, HBCSE, TIFR, (Submitted to the University of Mumbai), Mumbai, 1995
Ladage S. and Narvekar S. (2013). Indian National Chemistry Olympiad – Theory Papers with Solutions (2002-2004)., HBCSE, Mumbai.
Ladage S. and Narvekar S. (2013). Indian National Chemistry Olympiad – Theory Papers with Solutions (2005-2007)., HBCSE, Mumbai.
Ladage, S., Narvekar, S. and Sen, I. (2013). Experimental Problems In Chemistry (2003-2007), Mumbai: HBCSE, Mumbai.
Ladage, S. and Samant, S. (eds.). (2012). Chemical Education. First International Conference on Education in Chemistry, HBCSE , Mumbai. Narosa: New Delhi.
Ladage, S., Narvekar, S. and Sen, I. (2009). Experimental Problems in Chemistry (2003-2007), April 2009.
Ladage, S., Narvekar, S. and Sen, I. (2009). Challenging Experiments in Chemistry, published by HBCSE, April 2009.
Ladage, S. (2009). Interesting Experiments for Undergraduate Chemistry, Published by HBCSE, April 2009.
Ladage, S. and Narvekar, S. (complied) (2008).Indian National Chemistry Olympiad- Theory Examination Papers (2003 – 2007), February 2008.
Ladage, S. and Kumar, A. (eds.). (2001). Preparatory problems, 33rd International chemistry Olympiad, 2001.
Ladage, S. (1993). The Fascinating Story of the Periodic Table, Oxford University Press,1993.
Shridhar, G., Ladage, S., Ravishankar, L., (2021). Enhancing Students’ Engagement and Understanding in Organic Chemistry by Participative Learning, In B. Murray and P. Kreke (Ed.). Engaging Students in Organic Chemistry (pp 1-13) ACS Symposium Series, 1378, American Chemical Society DOI:10.1021/bk-2021-1378.pr002
Ladage Savita : Indian Chemistry Olympiad Programme: outcomes of the Decade, Chemistry in ICT age, Springer, 2009.
Ladage Savita and Narvekar Swapna : Indian National Chemistry Olympiad Examinations: Implications for teaching and learning of chemistry, Chemistry in ICT age, Springer, 2009.
Ravishankar Lakshmy and Ladage Savita : Laboratory courses in Organic Chemistry: a Case Study, Chemistry in ICT age, Springer, 2009.
Srivastava Nilima and Ladage Savita : Models and activities for interactive chemistry, Technical Report No. 36, published by HBCSE, April 97.
Building Educators in Science Technology and Mathematics (BESTM) Project Work Report
Vinay B. R. (2020). Exploring the students’ conceptual understanding of redox reactions and electrochemical cell at the macro, micro and symbolic levels of representations using the Predict-Observe-Explain (POE) approach.
Articles in Teacher Magazines
George, H., Shaikh, M., & Ladage, S. (2021, October). The marvellous world of chemical compounds. Teacher Plus.
Ladage, S., & George, H. (2020, September). Misconceptions can mess it up. Teacher Plus, 18(8), 49-51.
George, H., Malhotra-Dalvi, A., Muralidhar, A., Ladage, S., & Chunawala, S. (2020, July). Sing, draw, play or invent. Teacher Plus, 18(6), 16-19.
George, H., Bhujbalrao, R., Ladage, S., & Chunawala, S. (2019, October). Learner centred strategies. Teacher Plus, 17(9), 53-55.
Ladage, S. & Joshi, T. (2017, February), The periodic table: a window to the history of chemistry!, I wonder-rediscovering school science, Azim Premaji University, 3, 37-43.
Ladage S., Narvekar S. & Sen I. (2015). Making undergraduate Chemistry Laboratory meaningful learning place: Some implementable changes. Chemical Axis, Vol.14, No.2, Pg. No 21-25, September 2015, ISSN 2249-8842.
Joshi, T. & Ladage, S. (2013, September). ‘Oh Yes! I’m going to be a Chemist!’ The Chemical Axis, 12 (2), 8-13
Sen I. & Narvekar S. (2013). Acid or Base, the colour tells it all. Teacher Plus Magazine Hyderabad. Pg. No. 28-31, May – June 2013.
To view Indian Chemistry Olympiad problems/books visit
To view National Initiative on Undergraduate Science (NIUS) chemistry publications, visit
Resources on periodic table
Joshi, T. & Ladage, S. (2013, September). ‘Let’s Meet the Chemical Elements!’ (Information Cards) HBCSE, TIFR
Ladage, S. & Joshi, T. (2013, June). ‘The Fascinating Story of the Periodic Table’ (Flyer) HBCSE, TIFR