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
NIAS, , 2016. NIAS Discussions: "Development of Historical Understanding: Socio-Cultural Influences", Bangalore: NIAS.
NIAS, , 2016. NIAS Discussions: "Pre-University Math: Looking Back to Look Forward", Bangalore: NIAS.
Banerjee, D., 2016. Inequality and Farmers Suicides in India. , WP5-2016.
Kumar, A., Rana, S. & Das, A., 2015. ‘A Marxian ‘Moment’ in the ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’: Infrapolitics and Making of the 'Naxal Narrative’ in South-Eastern Uttar Pradesh,’, Transcience: A Journal of Global Studies. Available at: http://www2.hu-berlin.de/transcience/Vol6\_No1\_2015\_33\_59.pdf.
Rana, S., 2015. ‘For whom the wedding bells don’t chime: A DNT called the Nat, Leiden: IIAS The Newsletter. Available at: http://iias.asia/sites/default/files/IIAS\_NL71\_0809.pdf.
Mohan, S.N. & Routray, S., 2015. Sharing blue gold: Locating water conflicts in India, Bangalore: National Institute of Advanced Studies. Available at: http://eprints.nias.res.in/686/.
Roy, P. & Kurup, A., 2015. A critical assessment of gifted education in India In: Gifted Education in Asia: Problems and Prospects. In Gifted Education in Asia: Problems and Prospects. Gifted Education in Asia: Problems and Prospects. Information Age Publishing , Inc., pp. 147-166. Available at: http://eprints.nias.res.in/866/.
Behera, A., 2015. India-Nepal relationship: Towards progressive partnership. In India and Her Neighbours: Towards A Proactive Partnership. India and Her Neighbours: Towards A Proactive Partnership. New Delhi: Kalpaz Publications. Available at: http://eprints.nias.res.in/784/.
Tukdeo, S., 2015. Literacies and Power: Looking for Adivasi Voice in Education. In India’s Children: Essays on Social Policy. India’s Children: Essays on Social Policy. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. Available at: http://www.oup.co.in/product/academic-general/economics/development-economics/155/indias-children-essays-social-policy/9780199455287.
Tukdeo, S., 2015. Class Divided: Global Pressures, Domestic Pulls and a Fractured Education Policy in India. In Policy Futures in Education. Vol 13. Policy Futures in Education. Vol 13.
Rout, B. & R., R., 2015. Determinants of Students dropout in Indian Higher Education. In Democracy, Governance and Tribes in the Age of Globalized India – Reality & Rhetoric, . Democracy, Governance and Tribes in the Age of Globalized India – Reality & Rhetoric, . New Delhi: Gyan Publishing .
Rana, S., 2015. Jean Luc Domenach’s ‘China’s Uncertain Future’ Translated by George Holoch. , 51.
Rana, S., 2015. The Reality of Corporate Social Responsibility: Case Studies on the Impact of CSR on Workers in China, South Korea, India and Indonesia. , 1, pp.115-124.
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.
- 4 Jul 2016 NIAS Public Lecture: "Truths and Untruths about the Indian Economy in the Global Financial Setting" by Prof. Amit Bhaduri at Lecture Hall
24 Jun 2016 to 25 Jun 2016NIAS Workshop: Bangalore’s ’Great Transformation’: Land, Ecologies, Economies, Communities
- 3 Mar 2016 [Public Lecture]: "Writing the City" by Ms. Amrita Shah
- 1 Mar 2016 [Public Lecture]: ‘Insertion’ into law and Impossibility of Justice
- 21 Jan 2016 Caste Discrimination in Contemporary Tamil Nadu: Evidence from the Tiruppur Textile Region
- 23 Dec 2015 “Amaravathi and the New Andhra: Globalising the Provincial?”
- 16 Dec 2015 Discussion Meeting with Prof. Velcheru Narayana Rao
- 16 Dec 2015 Open defence of thesis by Ms.Maithreyi R
- 18 Nov 2015 Dynamics of labour relations across different circuits of globalisation: evidence from garment making and cashew nut processing circuits in Kerala
- 21 Sep 2015 Future of the 'New' Andhra Pradesh