T. N. Seema

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Dr T. N. Seema
MP of Rajya Sabha for Kerala
In office
3rd April 2010 to 2nd April 2016
Personal details
Born (1963-06-01)1 June 1963
Nationality Indian
Political party Communist Party of India (Marxist)
Spouse(s) Shri G. Jayaraj
Residence TC 42/366(1), Shreevaraham, Vallakadavu P.O., Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Alma mater University of Kerala
Profession Social worker, Politician, Teacher and Educationist
Website tnseema.in

Dr T. N. Seema (born 1 June 1963) is an Indian social worker, teacher, and politician who is currently a member of parliament (for Rajya Sabha) elected from Kerala for the Communist Party of India (Marxist).[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Seema was on born on 1 June 1963 in Thrissur in the Indian state of Kerala. She is a graduate of University of Kerala, Kerala in Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts (Malayalam). She completed Ph.D. in Malayalam Literature from University of Kerala and diploma in Tamil and Universalising Social Security from Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore and Hague, Netherlands respectively. She has done many research programmes on subjects including anganwadi centres, decentralised planning, gender study manual, N.R.E.G.A. and Self Help Groups (S.H.G.) She was a teacher of Malayalam language and literature in Government Colleges from 1991 to 2008. She married G. Jayaraj on 23 December 1986. She has one daughter.[1]

T N Seema is also the Kerala State President and National Vice President AIDWA, and the State Committee Member of CPI(M) in Kerala.


Seema was elected to Rajya Sabha in April 2010. As an upper house member, she was in the Standing Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Member, Committee on Empowerment of Women, Committee on office of profi, Member, Consultative Committee on Zonal Railway User's, Southern Railways.

She has been an editor of a women's monthly, "Sthreesabdam" as a member of State Executive Committee of Kudumbashree Poverty Alleviations Mission, Kerala.[1]