Managing Committee Members

Professor of Sociology, University of Mysuru

Mob. 9448051680

Prof. R.Indira formerly Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Sociology and Director of International Centre at the University of Mysore, has heldsuch positionsas Dean of the Faculty of Arts &Honorary Director of the Centre for Women’s Studies, and is a member of many university bodies and committees both at the national and state level. She has worked asLead Researcher in many national and international research projects having a strong focus on social issues. She has been a recipient of two Fulbright fellowships from the United States India Education Foundation viz. Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USAand Fulbright Visiting Lecturer Fellowship involving teaching assignments at the University of Iowa; four Fellowships from the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute and Senior Fellowship from the Indian Council for Social Science Research, New Delhi.She has also been a visiting faculty at Study India Programs of the Universities of Puget Sound, Iowa, Delaware, Princeton, Michigan& Florida  International University and has been conferred an Honorary Adjunct Facultypositionin International Studies by the University of Iowa, USA in recognition of her services to the mission of international programs of the University. She has authored several books and articles in journals, edited volumes and newspapers both in English and Kannada and has been a Contributor and Editor of Subject Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Journals; Theme based books and Translation Projects andhas been conferred literary awards and recognitionsfor her works on social issues.

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D.R Sahu

Affiliation: Professor of Sociology, University of Lucknow.

Mobile : 9415014116

Areas of Interest: Movement and Development Studies and Gender Studies. Served as Professor and Head, Sociology, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Odisha (2010-12) and organized 36th All India Sociological Conference as Organizing Secretary. Served as Joint Secretary of Ethnographic and Folk Culture Society, Regional Secretary, Indian Anthropological Association, Treasurer, Orissa Sociological society, and Convener, Research Committee 17, Indian Sociological Society Social Movements (2011-15) Presently, serving as Professor and Head, Dept. of Sociology at University of Lucknow and organised 43rd AISC as organizing Secreatry in 2017, Secretary/Treasurer, Research Committee 48, Social Movements, Collective Action and Social Change, International Sociological Association, (2014-18). Publications include Sociology of Social Movement (ed), SAGE 2012 and more than 22 research papers. Completed more than 20 research projects and extended consultancies to various agencies.

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Hemixa Rao 

Affiliation: Professor and Head, Department of Sociology, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat


Mobile: 09427222290

Prof. Hemixa Rao was an ex- Vice-chancellor in HNGU PATAN. She is working as a Professor and Head Department of Sociology, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat. She has 34 years teaching experience. More than 45 students are awarded PhD degree under her guidance, 8 students pursuing PhD and more than 50 students awarded M.Phil. degree.She has published more than 15 books and more than 45 articles published in national, international and at state level journals. She has completed more than 15 projects sponsored by UGC, ICSSR, state government etc. She has worked as a chairperson, NAAC peer team in more than 60 colleges. And member’s in so many NGO’s and works in various committees.


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Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology University of Kerala, Kariyavattom Campus
Kariyavattom P.O., Thiruvananthapuram, 695 581
Kerala, India


Mobile: 91-9447739189 

He is India Coordinator and PI of World Science Project that studies effects of ICT on developing countries since 2003. He was a Visiting India Scholar to Cleveland State University, Ohio, USA. He was awarded ICSSR Senior Research Fellowship, FLAIR Research Excellence Award by Government of Kerala, and World Sci Excellence Award from the World Science Project, USA.


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Biswajit Ghosh 

Affiliation: Professor of Sociology, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan, West Bengal-713104


Mobile: 9002769014 

Biswajit Ghosh is in the profession since 1987. He did his Masters from The University of Calcutta and M. Phil/Ph. D from Jawaharlal Nehru University. His areas of interests are Society and Culture in India, Indian Sociology, Industrial Sociology, Sociology of Development & Environment, Population Studies, and Gender Studies.


Jagan karade 1Jagan Karade

Affiliation: Associate Professor, Deptt. of Sociology, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra.

Mobile: 09850027207

Jagan Karade is the author of three books and five edited books. His several articles are published in reputed journals and edited books. He has completed two Major Research Project which funded by UGC, New Delhi (2011) and ICSSR, New Delhi. He is an ex-President of Marathi Samajshatra Parishad.

PicPranjal Sarma 

Affiliation : Professor & Head, MA, MBA , PhD, Department of Sociology, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam - 786004

Mobile - 9435803047

Specialization :- Industrial Sociology, Sociology of Work, Sociology of Management.

Manish k verma 1Manish K. Verma

Affiliation: Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Lucknow

Mobile: +91-9198277999

Manish K. Verma is Professor, Head and Deputy Coordinator UGC-SAP DRS-1 in the Department of Sociology at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Lucknow. Having acclaimed higher education from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, he has more than 20 years of teaching and research experience. His broad research interest concerns Environment and Development with micro-level studies in the areas of Involuntary Displacement, Urban Ecology, and Globalization etc.

mohammad akram 1Mohammad Akram

Affiliation: Professor in Department of Sociology, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh (India)


Mohammad Akram is author of three books and has edited three volumes. He has more than two dozen published papers in national and international journals. He is teaching PG and UG students for seventeen years and has supervised several Ph.D. and M.Phil. students. He remained Convener of Research Committee 12 (Population, Health and Society) of Indian Sociological Society for four years and is a member of several academic and professional organizations. Dr. Akram has keen interest in Sociology of Health and has been working on health issues of the marginalized groups. His other areas of interest are social policy, development and education. He is Deputy Coordinator of DRS-I (granted by UGC) in Department of Sociology, AMU, Aligarh.

sGurusamyS. Gurusamy

Affiliation: Professor and Head, Department of Sociology, Gandhigram Rural Institute-DU,Gandhigram, Dindigul Dt-624302,TamilNadu


Prof.Gurusamy, after  completing  post graduation, M.Phil and Ph.D researches in Gandhigram and Panjab University, started teaching career in 1985 in Gandhigram. His research interest includes  sociology of development, marginalised communities, inclusive policy studies, development and displacement. Participated in  many World Sociology Conferences   and Forums of sociology in several countries. One of his significant achievements is conduction of a massive Campaign Against Female Infanticide in Tamilnadu (CAFIT) during 1996-2001 and influenced enactment of PNDT Act. Facilitated establishment of UGC’s Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy in Gandhigram University in 2010  Produced 18 Ph.Ds and more than 80 M.Phils so far. Published 15 books and 130 articles/research papers in National and International journals. Conducted 21 National/State level seminars/workshops/training programs and completed 2 UGC sponsored MRPs. He had also  served as Convener of RC-07 of ISS during 1998-2006.
       He has been the  elected South East Asian Representative in RC-41 -Sociology of Population in ISA(2014-18). He also  serves at present the Executive Editor of the  Journal of Extension and Research(JER).

Salunke1Sanjay B.Salunke

Affiliation: Professor, Department of Sociology, Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad.


He has 18 years teaching experience. His area of specialization includes social research methods, social anthropology and sociology of ageing. There are three books and 25 articles to his credit. He has worked as Chairman, Board of Studies of Thoughts of Mahatma Phule and Dr.Ambedkar and as member, study group for establishment of Tribal Research Center, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded. He is also Member of Academic Council of Indian Studies Program Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil and Member of Monitoring Committee for Private Television Channels by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting Government of India, to Police Commissioner Office, Aurangabad (M.S.).He is now working as Secretary of RC-7, Indian Sociological Society, New Delhi.

satish1Satish K. Sharma

Affiliation: Director Academic and Director Institute of Conflict Studies and Resolution Strategies, Sanghol (Punjab)


Born on 28.03.1954, did M. A., Phil. & Ph. D. from Panjab University, Chandigarh. Worked as Social Scientist, World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre, PGIMER, Chandiagrh; taught at M. S. University, Baroda, Panjab University, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla and at present working as. Dr. Sharma held senior academic positions- Chairman, Dean Social Sciences, Director Population Research Centre, Director Institute of Tribal Studies, and Director Canadian Studies Development Programme at H. P. University, Shimla. He has been Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, Shastri Indo Canadian Institute Fellow, Department of Sociology, Toronto University, Ontario, and awarded D. P. Mukherjee Fellowship by Indian Social Science Association. He has widely travelled in India and abroad on academic assignments. He has authored 4 books, edited and co-edited 8 book, conducted more than 20 research projects and successfully guided more than 20 Ph. D. students.

Arvinder ansariArvinder.A.Ansari

Affiliation:Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 
Mobile: 09899451465


Dr. Arvinder A Ansari, founder convener of RC-26, Minority Studies of Indian Sociological Society, is currently serving as Head, Department of Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia,(Central University), New Delhi. In her distinguished academic career of more than twenty years in Jamia Millia Islamia, she has taught postgraduate and under graduate students and supervised several PhD students.

Her interest areas  are Sociology of Gender,  Cultural studies, Sociology of violence,Sociology of Ethnicity & Minority Studies and  Globalization studies.She has authored/co-authored/edited several books ,her articles have been published in national and international peer reviewed journals.She is also actively engaged in research,and has successfully completed several Major & Minor Research Projects sponsored by UGC and ICSSR including two innovative minor projects sponsored by Haryana government.

She is an active and long standing member of RC-32 (Women in Society), RC-13 (Sociology of Leisure) and RC-05 (Racism, Nationalism, Indigeneity and Ethnicity) of International Sociological Association (ISA) and has presented papers in many international forums & universities.

   BIO NOTE 2Manish Thakur

Affiliation :Professor, Public Policy and Management Group Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata


Mobile: 09432673048

Manish Thakur is Professor at the Public Policy and Management Group, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata. Previously, he was lecturer in sociology at Goa University (1997-2007) and a fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla (2011-13). He has published more than thirty research papers in professional journals and edited volumes. He has also authored/edited three books - Indian Village: A Conceptual History (2014), The Quest for Indian Sociology: Radhakamal Mukerjee and Our Times (2014), and Management Education in India: Perspectives and Practices (co-edited, 2017).His published research deals with aspects of water resources management, rural development knowledge institutions and discourses, research-policy interface, political culture, place of sociology in management education, social movements, intellectual history and indigenous theories. His areas of research interests are rural-agrarian sociology, economic sociology, and disciplinary practices. Dr. Thakur is the recipient of three prestigious awards – Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao Award in Social Sciences (Sociology) 2014 (Institute of Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru and Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi, Prof. M. N. Srinivas Memorial Award for Young Sociologist, 2007 (Indian Sociological Society), and Prof. Radhakamal Mukerjee Memorial Award for Young Social Scientist, 2002 (Indian Social Science Association). 

IMG 20180111 223438Sanjay Tewari

Affliation :UP Athletics Association

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Mobile No+91 8948961909 / 9415078389

Dr Sanjay is a Law & Science Graduate, a PG in Sociology and MBA with specialization in HR, all First Division and Grade A, a UGC NET Fellow in Sociology and a PhD in Sociology. Born in the year 1967, Dr Sanjay is a Director with the UP Athletics Association & a State Coordinator of IAAF Kid’s Athletics Program. He is a vivid Sportsperson and Sports Official, having officiated at many international games. He is credited with establishing Sports Sociology in India, as also within the ISS. Dr Sanjay is further credited with making Sports Sociology inducted into the Scheme of HRD with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.His research interests are Sociology of Sports, Sociology of Leisure, Sociology of Health & Sociocybernetics. Dr Sanjay, apart from being an old Member of the International Sociological Association (ISA), is also the sole Member from India of the International Sports Sociology Association. He was also the Editorial Advisory Board Member of the ISS E-Newsletter for two years, as also a Member of the North Zone Sociology Promotion Council of ISS. He is well traveled across the globe, and has many publications in the field of Sociology, and Sports Sociology in particular, apart from speaking at more than 50 Conferences, both nationally and internationally. Dr Sanjay has the honor of Chairing sessions at World Congress of Sports Sociologies, and has achieved many awards / grants.

Shruti tambeShruti Tambe (Pune)

AffliationSavitribai Phule Pune University, Pune


Phone: 0091-20-2560 1305

Shruti Tambe is currently working as Professor and Head at the Department of Sociology, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. She also serves as Director, Euroculture Programme sponsored by Erasmus Mundus at the Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune.

From 2000 she is an active member of International Sociological Association and especially an active member of RC 47 and RC 32. At present, she is the Editor of the newsletter of RC 47 and a member of their Board. At the regional Association level, she has served as a Member, Managing Committee of the Marathi Samajshastra Parishad in Maharashtra and she has also served as Editor, Marathi Samajshastra Sanshodhan Patrika for three years. She was on the Editorial Board of the Newsletter of Indian sociological Society.

Shruti Tambe has been involved in a number of collaborative international research projects including one sponsored by SSHRC, Canada and the other funded by Toyota Foundation, Japan. At present she is working on a research project funded by ICSSR and an International Research Project on the Health of Waste pickers with colleagues from Penn State University, U. S. A. 

Shweta PrasadShweta Prasad

Affliation : Professor of Sociology, Banaras Hindu University,Varanasi 



Dr. Shweta Prasad completed her higher education from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi joined teaching in 2000. She is actively engaged in research in the areas of Women and globalization, Corporate Social Responsibility and Women Empowerment, Violence against women, International migration of women and their marginalization, various aspects of the Women-Technology interface including women in call centres and the empowerment/ impoverishment of women due to the application of new agricultural technologies.

She has received the "Leadership Training Award for Asian Women in Agriculture R&D" at the International Rice Research Institute, Philippines. Simultaneously, she led the social science component of the project "Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia" (Objective 6.2)- an International project in collaboration with the IRRI, Philippines funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank and the USAID in the eastern UP hub. She also received the UGC- Research Award (2014-16) for working on CSR and women empowerment. Earlier, she completed a UGC major research project on Women Call Centre employees. She had also completed two pioneering short-term projects at the Centre for Women's Studies and Development, FSS, BHU on Female Foeticide and the Domestic Violence. Since recent past, she is working with faculties from Michigan State University, USA and Institute of Agricultural Sciences, BHU towards establishing Gender Responsive Agriculture for Development centre at the Banaras Hindu University. 

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