Dean: Prof Anitha Kurup
With an eclectic mix of disciplines, School of Social Sciences is engaged in activities that include research, teaching, outreach, advocacy and consultancy. The faculty are drawn from sociology and social anthropology, gender studies, educational studies and economics, and have conducted several research-cum-outreach projects in the fields of education, gender, governance and development. Current areas of interest are in forging inter-disciplinary work to understand and address issues in the areas of water and education. Current areas of research include education, migration and transnationalism, organisations, governance, development, urbanisation and economic sociology.
- Conflict Resolution
- Education Programme
- Provincial Globalization
- RBI Programme on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Economic issues
- Skills, Livelihoods and Mobilities Programme
Mathew, L., 2017. Betrayed futures: Uneconomic schooling in liberalizing Kerala (India). In Anthropological perspectives on student futures. Anthropological Studies of Education. Anthropological perspectives on student futures. Anthropological Studies of Education. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 103-118.
Iyer, S., 2017. Circular Migration and Localized Urbanization in Rural India. Environment and Urbanisation ASIA, 8(1), pp.105-119.
Dixit, S. & Rout, B.Chandra, 2017. Writing History: Truth and Ideology. The New Leam, 3(22-23), pp.5-7. Available at: http://thenewleam.com/2017/03/writing-history-truth-and-ideology-by-shalini-dixit-and-bharat-chandra-rout/.
NIAS, , 2017. NIAS Wednesday Discussion Report: "Health Inequalities: The Indian Context", NIAS.
Bajar, S., 2017. Locational Mismatch between the Demand for Jobs and the Demand for Skills in India. , WP6-2017. Available at: http://eprints.nias.res.in/1261/.
Pani, N., 2016. Towards a socially consistent science and technology policy. Current Science, 110(9), pp.1624-1629. Available at: http://eprints.nias.res.in/1079/.
Dixit, S., 2016. Understanding of History among Tribal and Non-Tribal Children and Adults. International Education and Research Journal, 2(10), pp.30-33. Available at: http://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/487/459.
Upadhya, C., 2016. Engineering equality? Education and im/mobility in coastal Andhra Pradesh, India. Contemporary South Asia, pp.1-15. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09584935.2016.1203863.
Upadhya, C., 2016. Mario Rutten (1958-2015)- Obituaries. Economic and Political Weekly, 51(5), p.96. Available at: http://www.epw.in/journal/2016/5/obituaries/mario-rutten-1958-2015.html.
Pani, N., 2016. Historical insights into modern corruption: Descriptive moralities and cooperative corruption in an Indian city. Griffith Law Review, 25, pp.1-17. Available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10383441.2016.1165644.
Kurup, A., 2016. Impact of Science and Technology on Women. Available at: http://yojana.gov.in/Recent_archive_English_2016.asp.
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The Provincial Globalisation programme explores processes of ‘provincial globalisation’ in India by studying transnational connections between Overseas Indians and their home regions, especially the effects of ‘reverse flows’ of resources, including remittances, philanthropy, investments, and knowledge. Provincial Globalisation is a collaborative international research programme of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), University of Amsterdam, and the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore, India, funded by the Integrated Programme of WOTRO Science for Global Development, the Netherlands.
- 19 Apr 2017 NIAS Wednesday Discussion: "Drought Severity Assessment & its Mapping in the Drier Regions of Karnataka" by Jayasree Vaidyanathan, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 0930 hrs
- 22 Feb 2017 NIAS Wednesday Discussion: “Number Representation: Utility, Aesthetics & Innovation” by Dr Shailaja D Sharma, Lecture Hall, 9.30hrs
- 27 Jan 2017 to 28 Jan 2017 Consultation Meeting : "Women in STEM"
- 24 Jan 2017 to 25 Jan 2017 Seminar : "Contesting Exclusions in Higher Education: Pedagogy, Practices and Politics"
- 17 Jan 2017 NIAS Public Lecture: “The Chaos of Empire and the Spaces for Indian Science and Technology” by Dr. Jon Wilson, 1600 hrs, Lecture Hall, NIAS
- 17 Jan 2017 NIAS Public Lecture, "Politics of Development," by Dr Arun Shourie, 1800 hrs, JRD Tata Auditorium, NIAS
- 9 Jan 2017 to 10 Jan 2017 NIAS Conference: National Seminar on Nation, Community and Citizenship in Contemporary India
- 9 Jan 2017 NIAS Public Event: Panel Discussion: “M N Srinivas as a Public Intellectual"
- 2 Nov 2016 NIAS Wednesday Discussion: “Sociology of Right to Education: A Dynamic View through Northeast India” by Jeebanlata Salam, Lecture Hall, 0930 hrs
- 14 Sep 2016 NIAS Wednesday Discussion: "Sociology of Right to Education: A Dynamic View" by Dr. Jeebanlata Salam, Lecture Hall, 0930 hrs