Doctoral Programme


The NIAS Doctoral programme was initiated in 1999 in collaboration with Manipal University (then Manipal Academy of Higher Education), with the aim of developing a cadre of young scholars pursuing and developing multi-disciplinary research in a variety of areas.

In 2005, the Programme was given a formal structure with course work and student fellowships initiated with financial support received from the Indian Space Research Organisation, and the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. 

NIAS has received recognition as a research centre from Manipal University, University of Mysore, and now also the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). NIAS faculty members are eligible for recognition by these institutions as Ph.D. Guides.  A Doctoral programme committee oversees the functioning of the Ph.D. programme. NIAS faculty offer a range of courses keeping in view the research interests and needs of the students.  

Thirteen batches of students have been admitted to the Ph.D. programme so far, with the number of current students being fifty three.  Also there are seven project based students.

The NIAS Doctoral programme is developing into a well-integrated and unique programme with an emphasis on multidisciplinary research.  Most of our students are working across disciplines, often in areas that they have not studied earlier, creating a vibrant intellectual atmosphere on campus.  For instance, interdisciplinary projects are marrying philosophy with biology, environmental science with sociology, cognitive science with behavioural biology, education with anthropology, psychology with philosophy, and remote sensing with archaeology.

The programme is growing in strength, enabling the institute to produce a set of scholars who will carry forward the research projects and traditions already established by the faculty of the Institute.  In the future, the doctoral programme will be put on a more sustainable foundation and will expand both in terms of scope and depth in order to meet the upcoming challenges of the nation. Efforts are being made to initiate new areas of research and upgrade research facilities in accordance with international standards. 

Various Courses are offered as part of the NIAS Doctoral Programme. These Courses are also attended by students from other institutions.

Doctoral Thesis Proposal Presentations-Cohort of 2020, NIAS

1-3 March 2021


18 - 20 January 2021


NIAS ANNUAL STUDENT COLLOQUIA during 2-3 December 2019



SEMESTER II:  January - April 2022


Course Schedule

SEMESTER I :  August - December 2021


Course Schedule



SEMESTER II :   February - May 2021


Course Schedule



1. Academic Writing Course     [ Two-Credit Course starting 7.10.2020 ]

2. Foundation Course   [ Two-Credit starting 11.9.2020 ]

3. Research Methodology Course  [ starting 15.9.2020 ]

4. Research and Publication Ethics Course    [ Two-Credit Course starting 21.9.2020 ]



Various Courses are offered as part of the NIAS Doctoral Programme, the mandatory ones being the Foundation Course and the Research Methodology Course. Faculty members and Schools offer Courses throughout the semesters. These Courses are also attended by students from other institutions.






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Foundation Course
Research Methodology Course
First Semester Course
Second Semester Course
2015 2015 2015
Time Table

Time Table

2016 2016 2016

Time Table


2017   2017 2017

As a part of Heritage Studies Programme, in a truly inter-disciplinary endeavour, this PhD programme has the participation of several NIAS faculty members cutting across schools through the UKIERI-supported NIAS-Exeter Split-Site Ph.D. initiative through a MoU with Exeter University in UK. This programme brings together the disciplines of archaeology, natural sciences, performance studies, sociology, philosophy, economic history, urban studies, and cognitive studies with the aim of illuminating different aspects of our tangible and intangible heritage. 

NIAS and the University of Exeter in UK were jointly awarded funding for two projects, to run simultaneously from Autumn 2011 to Autumn 2013. These projects relate to the development of two closely associated split-site doctoral programmes, one in areas relating to Archaeology (coordinated by Sharada Srinivasan) and the other relating to Drama (coordinated by Anindya Sinha). Moreover,as the programmes in Archaeology and Drama have both been envisaged as being inter-disciplinary in nature and significantly concerned with our intangible heritage, the two technically independent projects have, in practice, been brought together under an over-arching theme of Intangible Histories. 

Significant progress has been made over the last year towards the development of the programme with a number of key milestones having been met with respect to staff exchanges and the selection of doctoral students, who would register at Exeter University but work under the joint supervision of faculty from NIAS and Exeter University.




2012 Batch

  • Brice Girbal Supervisors: Prof. Sharada Srinivasan (NIAS) Dr. Gillian Juleff (UoE)
    Project Title: The Legend of Wootz: The Technological and Archaeological context of Crucible Steel Production in Northern Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, India

  • Alice Lowson Supervisors:  Dr.Smriti Haricharan (NIAS)  Dr. Gillian Juleff (UoE)
    Project Title: Routing out Portable Antiques

  • Tathagata Neogi Supervisors: Prof. Sharada Srinivasan (NIAS) Dr. Gillian Juleff (UoE)
    Project Title: Ritual, Memory and Material Culture: Charting the Archaeometallurgical Record through the Lives of the Last Iron Workers of Northern Telangana, India

2013 Batch

  • Debanjan Mitra,  Supervisors: Prof. Bruce Bradley (UoE) and Prof. Anindya Sinha (NIAS)
    Project Title: Study of Cognitive Implications on Stone tool Technology of the Belan, Son and Middle Ganga Valleys, India, from circa 60kyr – 10 kyr
  • Jemma Singleton, ‌Supervisors: Dr Linda Hurcombe (UoE) and Prof. Sharada Srinivasan (NIAS)
    Project title: Connecting the Dots with Rock Art: A Regional Study of Rock Art Sites in South India to Identify Cultural Interaction between Humans and the Landscape.

2014 Batch

  • Kausalya Gunasena S‌upervisors: Dr. Gillian Juleff (UoE) and Prof. Sharada Srinivasan (NIAS)
    Project Title: Cultural, Technological and Ideological Exchange: Sri Lanka - South India Interaction from a Personal Adornment Perspective during the Proto-historic to Early Historic Periods.

2015 Batch

  • Kathryn Bonnet, Supervisors:  Prof. Sharada Srinivasan (NIAS) Dr. Gillian Juleff (UoE)
    Project Title: The Kandyan and Kerala Blacksmiths: an Assessment of Repertoire and Skills using Archaeological Fieldwork, Ethnometallurgy, Microstructural Analysis and Experimental Re-Enactment


2012 Batch

  • Sharanya Murali, Supervisors: Dr. Stephen Hodge (UoE) and Prof. Carol Upadhya (NIAS)
    Project Title: Performing Ethnographic Encounters: Walking in Contemporary Delhi
    PhD Awarded in 2016
  • Sabina Sweta Sen, Supervisors: Dr. Jerri Daboo (UoE) Prof. Sangeetha Menon (NIAS)
    Project Title: When our senses dance: Sensory-Somatic Awareness in Contemporary Approaches to Odissi Dance in Indiatemporary Odissi dance
    PhD Awarded in 2016
  • Swati Arora, Supervisors: Dr. Cathy Turner (UoE) Prof. Narendar Pani (NIAS)
    Project Title: Performing Delhi: Understanding the Street through Marxist, feminist and ritual theatres
2013 Batch
  • Rebecca Savory, Supervisors: Dr. Jerri Daboo (UoE) Dr Shivali Tukdeo (NIAS)
    Project Title: Performing identities in a “hybrid space”: flash mobs in contemporary urban India

2014 Batch

2015 Batch

  • Aparna Mahiariya Supervisors: Dr Shivali Tukdeo (NIAS)  Dr. Jerri Daboo (UoE)
    Project Title: Understanding Politics, Aesthetics and Performances: A Study of the Development of Street Theatre in Delhi, India

2016 Batch

  • Malavika Priyadarshini Supervisors: Prof. Carol Upadhya (NIAS) Dr Hillman
    Project Title: Political Performance and Space in Student Protests in India
  • Sonia Wagh
    Project Title: The Body of Words: A Social History of Sex and the Body in Medieval India



Academic Head

 Anindya Sinha

    Chairman and Academic Head
    PhD Programme


Doctoral Programme Committee 2021-2022

1. Prof. Anindya Sinha                    - Chairman and Academic Head
2. Dr M B Rajani                              - Member
3. Dr Tejal Kanitkar                          - Member
4. Dr Anshuman Behera                  - Member
5. Dr Shalini Dixit                             - Member
6. Dr Anant Kamath                         - Member
7. Ms J N Sandhya                          - Secretary



Doctoral Programme Committee 2019-2020

1. Prof. Anitha BK                       - Chair and Academic Head
2. Prof. Sindhu Radhakrishna     - Member
3. Prof. Sharada Srinivasan        - Member
4. Dr M Mayilvaganan                 - Member
5. Dr Srikumar Menon                 - Member
6. Dr Anshuman Behera              - Member



For Administrative assistance contact: 

J N Sandhya

Senior Executive Assistant
Room No: Admin Block  
Tel: 2218-5024
Fax: 2218-5028

PhD Thesis awarded from 1998 - 2020

  Year of Award  Name of Scholar Title of Study Years of Study University Thesis Advisor(s)
1 1998 Susmita Subramanyam A psychosocial study of creativity among Indian scientists   National Law School of India University, Bangalore R L Kapur
2 2003  M D Madhusudan Uneasy neighbours: Human resource-use and large mammal conservation in the tropical forests of Karnataka, India 1999-2003 Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Anindya Sinha
3 2005 Savita K Angadi Applications of nonlinear dynamics and chaos theory to signal and image processing 2000-2005 Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Prabhakar G Vaidya and Anindya Sinha
4 2008 S K Uma A mathematical analysis and updating of eclipse procedure in Indian astronomical texts 2004-2008 Manipal University, Manipal S Balachandra Rao
5 2010 Vijayluxmi Beeharry-Panray Arts and crafts as an aspect of the Mauritian cultural identity with special reference to Indo-Mauritians 2004-2010 Manipal University, Manipal Sharada Srinivasan and S Settar
6 2010 Nithin Nagaraj Novel applications of chaos theory to coding and cryptography 2005-2010 Manipal University, Manipal Prabhakar G Vaidya
7 2010 S K Arun Murthi Philosophical study of scientific laws: A challenge to the dispositional-essentialist theory and the property view of laws 2005-2010 Manipal University, Manipal Sundar Sarukkai
8 2011 Meera Baindur Conceptualization of nature: Towards a philosophy of conservation and action from Indian traditional thought 2005-2011 Manipal University, Manipal Sundar Sarukkai and Anindya Sinha
9 2011 Indira Jayaram Understanding science teachers’ praxis: An ethnographical study of science teaching in four Bangalore schools 2005-2011 Manipal University, Manipal Padma M Sarangapani
10 2011 M B Rajani Spaced-based archaeological investigations. 2005-2011 Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Mysore, Mysore K Kasturirangan
11 2011 Robin V Vijayan Ecology, behaviour and evolution of a threatened, endemic bird, the White-bellied Shortwing Brachypteryx major, in the western ghats mountains, Southern India 2007-2011 Manipal University, Manipal Anindya Sinha and Madhusudan Katti
12 2011 Rahul Mukhopadhyay Anthropology of the Education Bureaucracy 2005-2011 Manipal University, Manipal A R Vasavi
13 2011 Muthusamy Murugan Factors and patterns of pesticides usage and sustainability of cardomom (Elettaria cardamomum (L.) Maton) in Indian cardamom hills 2005-2011 Manipal University, Manipal P K Shetty
14 2011 Sahana Udupa Informing news: Information revolution and the transformation of news media in Bangalore 2007-2011 Manipal University, Manipal Carol Upadhya
15 2012 Anu Joy Children’s understanding of scientific concepts 2005-2012 Manipal University, Manipal Padma M Sarangapani and B K Anitha
16 2012  Rishi Kumar Distribution, demography and behavioural ecology of mixed-species troops of Bonnet Macaques [Macaca radiata] and Rhesus Macaques [Macaca mulatta] in Peninsular India 2005-2012 Manipal University, Manipal Anindya Sinha
17 2012 Sailen Routray Shifting waterscapes: Tradition, development and change in Orissa 2005-2012 Institute of Development Studies, University of Mysore, Mysore N Shantha Mohan
18 2013  Kishor G Bhat In the garden of numbers, I will play 2005-2013 Department of Studies in Mathematics, University of Mysore, Mysore Prabhakar Vaidya and K Ramachandra
19 2013 Swarnali Majumdar Application of topology in inverse problems: Getting equations from ECG and sound data 2006-2013 Manipal University, Manipal Prabhakar G Vaidya and Mythily Ramaswamy
20 2013 Mayukh Chatterjee An uncommon performing monkey: Behavioural flexibility and social diversity in the Northern Bonnet Macaque Macaca radiata radiata 2005-2013 Manipal University, Manipal Anindya Sinha and Sindhu Radhakrishna
21 2013 Narayan Sharma Primates on the edge: Ecology and conservation of primate assemblages in the fragmented lowland rainforests of the Upper Brahmaputra valley, Northeastern India 2005-2013 Manipal University, Manipal Anindya Sinha and M D Madhusudan
22 2014 Jafar K The impact of education-led growth on human development: A case study of Malappuram district, Kerala 2007-2014 Manipal University, Manipal Narendar Pani
23 2014 Sreeja K G Emergent non-agrarian livelihoods and resource linkages in the agroecosystems of a river basin: A case study of Chalakudy river basin, Kerala 2006-2014 Manipal University, Manipal P K Shetty
24 2015 Sajini Anand P S Nonlinear, multidimensional transformations and their applications to signal processing 2006-2015 Department of Studies in Mathematics, University of Mysore, Mysore



25 2015 Lakshmi Kuchibhotla Self and well-being: A qualitative approach with focus on the Mahabhārata 2008-2015 Department of Psychology, University of Mysore, Mysore Sangeetha Menon
26 2015 Asmita Sengupta Seed Dispersal by Rhesus Macaques (Macacamulatta) 2010-2015 Manipal University, Manipal Sindhu Radhakrishna
27 2015 K G Asha Dynamics of labour relations across different circuits of globalisation: evidence from garment making and cashew nut processing circuits in Kerala 2008-2015 Manipal University Narendar Pani
28 2016 R Maithreyi Reconceptualising Life Skills Education: A Critical Analysis of Ideas around Childhood, ‘Risks’, and ‘Success’ 2010-2016 Manipal University Anitha Kurup
29 2016 Shreejata Gupta Other Voices: Gestural Communication of Wild Bonnet Macaques Macaca radiata in the Bandipur National Park, Southern India 2010-2016 Manipal University, Manipal Anindya Sinha
30 2016 Rolla Das The Listeners: A Multi-perspective Analysis of AcchA and Other Bangla Response Tokens 2009-2016 Manipal University, Manipal Rajesh Kasturirangan
31 2016 Namitha A Kumar A Study of Subjectivity and Selfhood in the Context of Subjects with Physical Disabilities: A Theoretical Approach 2010-2016 Department of Pyschology, University of Mysore. Sangeetha Menon
32 2016 Sanam Roohi Giving Back: Diaspora Philanthropy and the Transnationalisation of Caste in Guntur (India) 2011-2016 Department of Anthropology, AISSR, University of Amsterdam Carol Upadhya
33 2017 Soundarya Iyer Dynamics of Rural Transformation in Karnataka: A View from Three Villages 2011-2017 Manipal University, Manipal Narendar Pani
34 2018 Hema Thakur Emergence of Urban Settlements in North Karnataka - c.300 BC-c.300 AD with Particular Reference to Sannati 2009-2018 Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Mysore Sharada Srinivasan
35 2018 Nalini N S First Nature and Urbanisation Terrain and Urban Development of Bangalore, 1971-2011 2011-2018 Department of Development Studies, University of Mysore Narendar Pani
36 2018 Chetan B Singhai Higher Education and University of Governance in India: A case study of two Universities in Karnataka 2011-2018 Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Anitha Kurup
37 2019 Meera H R Language Game and the Role of Suggestion (Vyangya) therein 2010-2019 Department of Linguistics, Univeristy of Mysore Rajesh Kasturirangan
38 2019 Shaurabh Anand Patterns and Determinants of Human-Rhesus Macaque Conflict 2013-2019 Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Sindhu Radhakrishna
39 2019 Sanket Sudhir Kulkarni India's Energy Security Concerns and Decision Making: Case Studies of Cross-Border Natural Gas Pipelines 2012-2019 Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal M Mayilvaganan
40 2019 Shankar R A Qualitative Approach to the Psychology of Three Self-conscious Emotions from Sanskrit Poetics 2012-2019 University of Mysore Sangeetha Menon
41 2019 Shatarupa Bhattacharyya Interaction between Development and Festival Durga, Kali and Bonbibi-Dakhinray in the Sundarbans 2011-2019 Institute of Development Studies, University of Mysore Narendar Pani
42 2019 Naresh Keerthi The cognitive polysemy of sensory terms in Sanskrit 2010-2019 Rajesh Kasturirangan Manipal University
43 2019 Nimisha Agarwal Rethinking climate change: Perception, adaptation and vulnerability among rice and wheat farmers in northern India 2012-2019 Manipal Academy of Higher Education  Anindya Sinha
44 2019 Samiksha Bajpai   2010-2019    
45 2019 Rashmi M Mobile phones and changing media consumption practices in Bangalore 2012-2019 Manipal Academy of Higher Education Carol Upadhya
46 2019 Priyam Laxmi Borgohain Downstream Environmental and Socio-Economic Impacts of the Ranganadi Hydel Project in Northeast India 2011-2019 Manipal Academy of Higher Education Dilip R Ahuja


2008 -  K Ramachandra, P G Vaidya and K G Bhat. An introduction to trigonometry (a new outlook). Bangalore: Hardy-Ramanujan Society.

2010-  Narendar Pani, Sindhu Radhakrishna and K G Bhat (eds.). Bengaluru, Bangalore, Bengaluru: Imaginationsand their times. New Delhi: Sage Publications.

Mohan N Shantha and Sailen Routray (2015). Sharing blue gold: Locating water conflicts in India (SP6-2015), Bangalore: NIAS.

Baindur Meera (2015). Nature in Indian philosophy and cultural traditions. New Delhi: Springer.

Udupa Sahana (2015). Making news in global India: Media, publics, politics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.



2005- R Narasimha, Sangeetha Menon, P Bhattacharya and M B Rajani. Six months after the tsunami, Current Science 89(9): 1459-1461.

2005- N Nagaraj, V Vaidya and P G Vaidya. Re-visiting the one-time pad., August 2005.

2005- P G Vaidya and P S Sajini Anand. Cryptography based on chaotic synchronization: Round III. Cryptology ePrint Archive, Report 2005/273,

2006-  M C Shastry, N Nagaraj and P G Vaidya. The B-exponential Map: A generalization of the logistic map, and its applications in generating pseudo-random numbers. 55

2006- N Nagaraj, P G Vaidya and K G Bhat. Joint entropy coding and encryption using robust chaos.

2006 - K G Bhat and K Ramachandra. A remark on a Theorem of A.E.Ingham. Hardy-Ramanujan Journal 29: 37-43.

2006- M Murugan, A Josephrajkumar, P Sainamolekurian, D Ambikadevi, K Vasanthkumar and P K Shetty. Critiques on the critical issues of cardamom cultivation in Cardamom hill reserves, Kerala, India. Indian Journal of Areca nut, Spices & Medicinal Plants 8 (4): 132-149.

2007- K Kasturirangan and M B Rajani (eds.). Indian Space Programme: A Multidimensional Perspective. Special Section: Indian Space Programme. Current Science 93(12): 1645-1646.

2007- R Mukhopadhyay, S Udupa, S Routray and S Peddi. Research programmes for engaged social sciences.Economic and Political Weekly XLII(48): 19-21.

2007- M Murugan, P K Shetty and M B Hiremath. Atmospheric warming induced changes in future rainfall and implications on water and agriculture in India. Caspian Journal of Environmental Sciences 3(2): 132- 141.

2007- M Murugan, S Backiyarani, A Josephrajkumar, M B Hiremath and P K Shetty. Yield of small cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum M) variety PV1 as influenced by levels of nutrients and neem cake under rain fed condition in southern western ghats, India. Caspian Journal of Environmental Sciences 5: 19-25.

2007- L Pascal. Gounding the spirit: Revival of Irula art as a form of narrative tradition. eSS. http://www. esocialsciences. com/Articles/displayArticles.asp? Articles_ID=828.

2007- M B Rajani. Bangalore from above: an archaeological overview. Current Science 93(10):1352-1353.

2007- S B Rao. and S K Uma. Karanakutuhalam of Bhaskara II: An English Translation with Mathematical Notes. Indian Journal of History of Science. 42(1&2).

2007- P G Vaidya, P S Sajini Anand and N Nagaraj. A non-linear generalization of singular value decomposition and its application to cryptanalysis. arXiv:0711.4910v1. pp 1-14.

2008- M Murugan, M B Hiremath, A Josephrajkumar, V Mukund, R Ramesh, P K Shetty. Centennial rainfall variation in semi arid and tropical humid environments in the cardamom hill slopes, Southern Western Ghats, India. Caspian Journal of Environmental Science 6(1): 31-39.

2008- N Nagaraj, M C Shastry, and P G Vaidya. Increasing average period lengths by switching of robust chaos maps in finite precision. European Physics Journal 165: 73-83.

2008-  N Nagaraj, V Vaidya, and P G Vaidya. Re-visiting the One-Time Pad. International Journal of Network Security 6(1): 94-102.

2007- S B Rao. and S K Uma. Karanakutuhalam of Bhaskara II: An English Translation with Mathematical Notes. Indian Journal of History of Science. 42(1&2).

2008- S B Rao and S K Uma. Karanakutuhalam of Bhaskara-II, An English Translation with Math Notes etc., (Ch.6 to 8). Indian Journal of History of Science 43: S109-S150.

2008- S B Rao and S K Uma. Karanakutuhalam of Bhaskara-II, An English Translation with Math Notes etc., (Ch.9 to 11), Indian Journal of History of Science 43(3) S151-S220.

2008- S B Rao and S K Uma. Conjunctions, Transits and Occultations by Siddhantic procedures. Indian Journal of History of Science 43(4): 515-551.

2008- P K Shetty, M Murugan and K G Sreeja. Crop protection stewardship in India: Wanted or unwanted. Current Science 95(4): 457-464.

2009- S K Arun Murti. Mulavidya Controversy in AdvaitaVedanta: Was Sankara Himself Responsible? Journal of Indian of Philosophy 37: 149-177.

2009 -  S K Arun Murti and S Sarukkai. Multisemiosis and Incommensurability International Studies in Philosophy of Science 23 (3): 297-311.

2009- K G Bhat, K Ramachandra and P G Vaidya. An introduction to trigonometry (A New Outlook), Mathematics Student 78(1-4).

2009- M Murugan, P K Shetty, R Ravi and A Subbiah. The Physiological ecology of cardamom (Elettaria Cardamomum) in cardamom agroforestry system. International Journal of Environmental Research 3(1):35-44.

2009- M Murugan, P K Shetty, A Anandhi, R Ravi, S Alappan, M Vasudevan and K G Sreeja. Rainfall changes over tropical montane cloud forests of southern western ghats, India. Current Science, 97(12): 1755-1760.

2009- M Murugan, P K Shetty, V Mukund, B Panigrahy and A Josephrajkumar. Soil and surface air warming in cardamom ecosystem in Southern Western Ghats, Kerala, India. International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, 11(2): 52-64.

2009- N Nagaraj, P G Vaidya and K G Bhat. Arithmetic coding as a non-linear dynamical system, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 14(4): 1013-1020.

2009- N Nagaraj and P G Vaidya. Multiplexing of discrete chaotic signals in presence of noise Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science 19(3), 033102 (9 pages).

2009- M B Rajani, S K Patra and Mamta Verma. Space observation for generating 3D perspective views and its implication to study the archaeological site of Badami in India. Journal of Cultural Heritage 10(1): 20-26.

2009- P K Shetty, M B Hiremath, M Sabitha and M Murugan. Integrated pest management strategies and agricultural sustainability in India. International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development 11(2): 45-51.

2009- S Udupa. Mediatised Terror: Terror in the age of media explosion. Economic and Political Weekly XLIV(9): 18-21.

2010- P K Shetty, M Murugan, M B Hiremath and K G Sreeja. Farmers’ education and perception on pesticide use and crop economies in Indian agriculture. Journal of Experimental Sciences 1(1): 03-08.

2010 - P K Shetty, M B Hiremath, M Murugan and K G Sreeja. Research and higher education scenario in select Indian state Universities: An analysis. Indian Journal of Science and Technology, 3(3): 355–361.

2010- K G Sreeja, P K Shetty, M Murugan and M B Hiremath. Reading the Agricultural Landscape in a River Basin: Integrating Agro-ecological and Social Perspectives. Recent Research in Science and Technology 2(8): 48–52.

2010- Narendar Pani and K Jafar. Mass education-led Growth and Non-agrarian villages: Long-term results of the Kerala Model. Oxford Development Studies 38(1): 25-42.

2010- P G Vaidya, P S Sajini Anand and N Nagaraj. A nonlinear generalization of singular value Decomposition and its application to mathematical modeling and chaotic cryptoanalysis. Acta Applicandae Mathematicae 112(2): 205-221.

2010- P G Vaidya, P S Sajini Anand and N Nagaraj. A nonlinear generalization of singular value Decomposition and its application to mathematical modeling and chaotic cryptoanalysis. Acta Applicandae Mathematicae 112(2): 205-221.

2011-K Lakshmi and Sangeetha Menon. The implications of sthitaprajñatva in the context of self and psychological well-being: A character study from the Mahabharata. Indian Journal of Health and Well-being 2(5):960-963.

2011- Anitha Kurup and R Maithreyi. Beyond family and societal attitudes to retain women in science. Current Science 100(1):43-48.

2011- M Murugan, P K Shetty, R Ravi, A Subbiah and M B Hiremath. Environmental impacts of intensive cardamom (small) cultivation in Indian cardamom hills: The need for sustainable and efficient practices. Recent Research in Science and Technology 3(2): 9–15.

2011-  M Murugan, P K Shetty, M B Hiremath, R Ravi, A Subbiah. Occurrence and activity of cardamo pests and honeybees as affected by pest management and climate change. International Multidisciplinary Research Journal 1(6): 03-12.

2011- M B Rajani, S Bhattacharya and A S Rajawat. Synergistic application of optical and radar data for archaeological exploration in the Talakadu region, Karnataka. Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing 39(4): 519-527.

2011-  M B Rajani and A S Rajawat. Potential of satellite based sensors for studying distribution of archaeological site along palaeo channels: Harappan sites a case study. Journal of Archaeological Sciences 38(9): 2010-2016.

2011- P K Shetty, M B Hiremath, M Murugan and R B Nerli. Farmers health externalities in pesticide use predominant regions in India. World Journal of Science and Technology 1(4): 01-11.

2012- Anitha Kurup and R Maithreyi . A review of challenges in developing a national program for gifted children in India’s diverse context. Roeper Review 34(4): 215-223.

2012- M Murugan, B K Panigrahy, P K Shetty, A Subbiah and R Ravi. Effect of heavy metal and nutrient uptake by soils in Indian cardamom hills. Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management 3(8): 196-206.

2012 RoutraySailenandNShanthaMohan(2012).Securinglivelihoods:Thewatershedplusapproachandemergence of ‘the social’ in a watershed project in Odisha. Indian Journal of Human Development 6(2): 267-281.

2013  JafarK(2013).Reservationandwomen’spoliticalfreedom:Candidates’experiencefromthreeGramPanchayats in Kerala, India. Social Change 43(1): 79-97.

2013 KumarR,AnindyaSinhaandSindhuRadhakrishna(2013).Comparativedemographyoftwocommensal macaques in India: Implications for population status and conservation. Folia Primatologica 4:384–393.

2013 LakshmiK(2013).AltruismandDna:Impactonselfandwell-being.JournalofHumanValues19(2):65-71.

2013- M Murugan, P K Shetty, A Anandhi and R Ravi. Present and future climate change in Indian cardamom hills: Implications for cardamom production and sustainability. British Journal of Environment & Climate Change 2(4): 368-390.

2013 NathanHippuSalkKristleandSanketSudhirKulkarniandDilipRAhuja(2013).Pipelinepolitics-AstudyofIndia’sproposedcrossbordergasprojects.EnergyPolicy62:145-156.

2013SenguptaAandSindhuRadhakrishna(2013).Ofconcernyet?:Distributionandconservationstatusofthe bonnetmacaqueMacacaradiatainGoa,India.PrimateConservation27:109-114.

2013 -ShettyPK, MBHiremathandMMurugan(2013). Statusoforganicfarminginagro-ecosystemsinIndia.Indian Journal of Science and Technology 6(8): 5083-5088.

2014 -SharmaNarayan,MDMadhusudanandAnindyaSinha(2014).Localandlandscapecorrelatesofprimate distribution and persistence in the remnant lowland rainforests of the upper Brahmaputra valley, northeastern India. Conservation Biology 28:95-106.

2014 -Gupta Shreejataand Anindya Sinha (2014). A wild boar hunting: Predation on a bonnet macaque by a wild boar in the Bandipur National Park, southern India. Current Science 106: 1186-1187.

2014- Haricharan Smriti and Naresh Keerthi (2014). Can the tinai help understand the iron age early historic landscape of Tamilnadu?. World Archaeology 46(5): 641-660.

2014- Kumar Namitha A (2014).Corponormativity and marking apart: The body of people with disabilities as a site of social and psychological discrimination and oppression in India. Italian Journal of Disability Studies 2(1): 64-79.

2014 -Murugan M, P K Shetty, Thomas George, R Ravi, A Subbiah and K Vijayakumar (2014). Pesticide use in Indian cardamom hills: Factors, patterns and intensity. International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development 5(3): 65-80.

2014 -Sengupta Asmita, Kim R. McConkey and Sindhu Radhakrishna (2014). Seed dispersal by rhesus macaques Macaca mulatta in northern India. American Journal of Primatology 76: 1175-1184.

2014 - Shetty P K, K Manorama, M Murugan and MB Hiremath (2014).Innovations that shaped Indian agriculture-then and now.Indian Journal of Science and Technology 7(8): 1176-1182.

2014VaidyaPrabhakarGandPSSajiniAnand(2014).Estimatingthedimensionofamanifoldandfindinglocal charts on it by using nonlinear single value decomposition. Topology Proceedings 43:277-291.

2015 -Pani, Narendar and Soundarya Iyer (2015). Towards a framework to determine backwardness: Caste, inequality and reservations in India. Journal of South Asian development 10 (1): 48-72.

2015 - Tukdeo Shivaliand Suresh Babu (2015). Teachers’ work and teachable moments in the new regimeEconomic and Political Weekly 50 (12).

Das Rolla, Rajesh Kasturirangan and Anindya Sinha (2015). Intervening with interjections: A comprehensive approach to study ambiguity in natural conversations. Language in India 15: 248-265.

Doyle Lesley, Regina Egetenmeyer, Chetan Singai and Uma Devi (2016). Professionalisation as development and as regulation: Adult education in Germany, Britain and India. International Review of Education – Journal of Lifelong Learning 62(3): 317-341.

Keerthi Naresh(2016). The polysemy of the prabandha-reading a premodern musical genre. Indian Journal of History of Science 51(1): 143-155.

Keerthi Naresh(2014). Chandrashekhara Kambara. Indian Literature 57(5): 89-91.

Kulkarni Sanket Sudhir andHippu Salk Kristle Nathan (2016). The elephant and the tiger: Energy security, geopolitics, and national strategy in China and India’s cross border gas pipelines. Energy Research & Social Science 11: 183-194.

Kuzhiparambil Asha(2016). Enhancing choices through collective capability: A study of invisible home-based cashew processors in Kerala, India. Community Development Journal 51(1).

Rajaram Shankar(2015). Ala-vaitalikam. Samkrta Pratibha 54(January-March): 31.

Rajaraman Shankar andSangeetha Menon(2015). The Theory of Emotions in Sanskrit Poetics and its Implications for Psychiatric Practice.Journal of Indian Psychology 29(1 & 2): 34-44

Sengupta Asmita andSindhu Radhakrishna (2015). Fruit trait preference in Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta) and its implications for seed dispersal. International Journal of Primatology 36(5): 999-1013.

Sengupta Asmita, Kim R MacConkey and Sindhu Radhakrishna (2015). Primates, provisioning and plants: Impacts of human cultural behaviours on primate ecological functionsPLOS One 10(11): e0140961.



2009- R Maithreyi and Anitha Kurup. Management of education, research and collaboration in humanities and social sciences collaboration In: Management of Education, Research and Collaboration (eds. KV Krishnamurthy, Mangala Sundarkrishnan and Anitha Kurup). New Delhi: IGNOU. pp. 79-122.

2009- R Maithreyi and Anitha Kurup. Leadership In:Management of Education, Research and Collaboration (eds.KV Krishnamurthy, Mangala Sundarkrishnan and AnithaKurup). New Delhi: IGNOU. pp. 238-256.

2007-  P K Shetty, M Murugan and K G Sreeja. Pesticide stewardship and agricultural sustainability in Indian context64 status and policies In: Challenges to sustainable agri-food systems (eds. PG Chengappa, J Nagaraj and Ramesh Kanwar). New Delhi: I.K.International Publishing House, 77-80.

2010-  M B Rajani and S Settar. Application of multispectral remote sensing imagery in detection of ancient forts in South India In: Space, Time, Place Third International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology (eds. Stefano Campana, Maurizio Forte and Claudia Liuzza) 17-21 August 2009, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India, BAR–S2118, 2010, pp.123-127.

2009-  S Routray. Bidyalayamukta Samaja (Oriya translation of ‘Deschooling society’ by Ivan Illich). Bhubaneswar: Siksha Sandhan.

2007-  S Routray. The Mahimandala Gita, Chapter 66, by Arakkhita Das: Notes towards a Translation In: Sarai Reader 07: Frontiers. Delhi: Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. pp: 332-338.

2008- S B Rao, Padmaja Venugopal and S K Uma. Eclipses in Siddhantas - Improved procedures In: Dimensions of Contemporary Sanskrit Research (ed. Ujjwala Jha ). New

Delhi: New Bharatiya Book Corporation, pp.173-184.

2010-  S Routray. The water sector in India: An overview In: River water sharing: Transboundary conflict and cooperationin India (eds. Shantha Mohan, N, Sailen Routray, and N92Shashikumar). New Delhi: Routledge, pp 23-46.

2007- P K Shetty, M Murugan and K G Sreeja. Pesticide stewardship and agricultural sustainability in Indian context64 status and policies In: Challenges to sustainable agri-food systems (eds. PG Chengappa, J Nagaraj and Ramesh Kanwar). NewDelhi: I.K.International Publishing House, 77-80.

2007-  M N Raj, E V Nybe and K G Sreeja. Land use changes and livelihood issues in the tribal farming systems of the high ranges of Kerala In: Natural Resource Management for Eco-Development and Livelihood Security (eds. by M. Madhu, D.V. Singh, P. Muralidharan, V. Selvi, P. Sundarambal, Subhash Chand and V.N. Sharda). Lucknow: International Book Distribution Company.

2007-  I Vijayasimha. An alternative school is born In: Alternative schooling in India (eds. S Vittachi and Neeraja Raghavanwith Kiran Raj). New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2007, pp55-64.

Gupta Shreejata and Anindya Sinha (2014). Executive functions as a path to understandingnonhuman consciousness: Looking under the light In:  Interdisciplinary  Perspectives  on  Consciousness  and  the  Self (eds.  Sangeetha  Menon,  Anindya  Sinha  and  B  V  Sreekantan).  New  Delhi:  Springer  India,  pp.     101-116.

KuchibhotlaLakshmiandSangeethaMenon(2014).SelfandempathyIn:InterdisciplinaryPerspectiveson ConsciousnessandtheSelf(eds.SangeethaMenon,AnindyaSinhaandBVSreekantan).NewDelhi:Springer India,  pp.177-192.

KumarNamithaAandSangeethaMenon(2014).Adaptedselfinthecontextofdisability:Anecological, embodied perspective In: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Consciousness and the Self (eds. SangeethaMenon, Anindya Sinha and BV Sreekantan). New Delhi: Springer India, pp.  193-208

Kuchibhotla Lakshmiand Sangeetha Menon (2014). Self and empathy In: Interdsiciplinary perspectives on consciousness and the self (eds. Sangeetha Menon, Anindya Sinha, and B V Sreekantan), New Delhi: Springer, pp 171-192.

Kuchibhotla Lakshmi(2015). Self, well-being, and the Mahabharata: A qualitative reading In: Qualitative research on illness, well-being and self-growth: Contemporary Indian perspectives (eds. K. Ravi Priya and  A. K. Dalal),New Delhi: Routledge, pp 230-243.

Madhusoodhanan C G, K G Sreeja, T I Eldho and P K Shetty (2015). Contentions over the Mullaperiyar and implications for river basin management, In: Sharing blue gold: locating water conflicts in India (eds. N Shantha Mohan and Sailen Routray). Bangalore: NIAS, pp.113-134.

Routray Sailenand N Shantha Mohan (2015). Water as an ethic: three ways of talking about water, rights, and conflicts, In: Sharing blue gold: locating water conflicts in India (eds. N Shantha Mohan and Sailen Routray). Bangalore: NIAS, pp.1-12.

Sreeja K G andP K Shetty (2015). Invisible people: Migrant labourers in the context of Integrated River Basin Management, In: Sharing blue gold: locating water conflicts in India (eds. N Shantha Mohan and Sailen Routray). Bangalore: NIAS, pp.215-233.

Gupta Shreejata, Rajesh Kasturirangan andAnindya Sinha (2015). Creativity and Experience in Nonhuman Primate Communication In:Cognition, Experience and Creativity (eds. J A Manjaly and B Indurkhya ). Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan, pp. 244–260.

Kuchibhotla Lakshmi(2015). Self, well-being, and the Mahabharata: A qualitative reading In: Qualitative Research on Illness, Wellbeing and Self-Growth: Contemporary Indian Perspectives (eds. Kumar Ravi Priya and Ajit Kumar Dalal). New Delhi: Routledge, pp. 230-243.

Singai Chetan, Gaia Gioli, Eva Riemer, Kapil Dev Regmi, Sofia Mastrokoukou and Shalini Singh (2015). Knowledge economy and demographic change: Comparative case study of Europe and South Asia In: Adult and Lifelong Learning in Europe and beyond (ed.Regina Egetenmeyer). Frankfurt: Peter Lang Publishers, pp 67-86.



2009-  Rolla Das, Rajesh Kasturirangan and Anindya Sinha (poster).The use of gesture in structuring discourse.  International Conference on Language-Cognition Interface, Allahabad, India.

2010-  Rolla Das, Rajesh Kasturirangan and Anindya Sinha (abstract). “Acchha”: A case study of the perlocutionaryforce of gestures in Bengali. Fourth Conference of the

International Society for Gesture Studies. Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, July 2010.

2010- Rolla Das, Rajesh Kasturirangan and Anindya Sinha (poster). Gestures: Shared creativity across languages andcultures. International Conference on Cognition, Experience

and Creativity, Gandhinagar, October 2010.

2011-  Rolla Das (Extended Abstract). Embodiment meets pragmatics: A study of speech gesture mismatches. ICLC 2011, Xian, China.

2012-  Rolla Das, Anindya Sinha and Rajesh Kasturirangan (abstract). Space, emotions and affordances: The contextual110flexibility of utterance configuration. Fifth Conference of theInternational Society for Gesture Studies: The CommunicativeBody in Development, Lund, Sweden, July 2012.

2011-  N Keerthi (extended abstract). Metagnomes – Metaphors and more. ICLC 2011, Xian, China.

2005-  N Nagaraj and Y Mallya. On the use of lossless integer wavelet transforms in medical image segmentation, Proceedings of SPIE 5747: 1913-1924.

2010-  N S Nalini and M B Rajani. The importance of precision in georeferencing demonstrated in the case study of archaeological GIS of Chitradurga, Karnataka In: Space, Time, Place Third International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology (eds. Stefano Campana, Maurizio Forte and Claudia Liuzza) 17-21 August 2009, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India, BAR –S2118, pp.173-177.

2010-   N S Nalini, M B Rajani, Sharada Srinivasan, S Ranganathan, Gill Juleff, Brian Gilmour, J Sriperumbudur(abstract). Application of Geographical InformationSystem in Archaeometallurgy: A Case study of Telenganawootz production. Third SOSAA Congress of the Society forSouth Asian Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, Sri-Lanka,20 – 22 August 2010.

2009-  M B Rajani. Space based remote sensing applications for archaeology. Proceeding of International Conference on Space Information Technology (eds. M Xingrui, Y Baohua and L Ming). Beijing, China in November 26-27, 2009, pp. 624-630.

2009-  M B Rajani and S K Patra. Application of satellite image processing techniques for talakadu, a unique archaeological landscape in India. PHOTO-INTERPRETATION, ESKA, Paris, France, 2009-4 (volume 45).

2009-  M B Rajani and S Settar. Application of multispectral remote sensing imagery in detection of ancient forts in south India in Proceedings of the III International Conference

on Remote Sensing in Archaeology 17- 21 August 2009,Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India.

2011-   I Oltean, M B Rajani and N S Nalini. Archaeometallurgy in the Telangana region: A GIS approach In: Pioneering Metallurgy: Origins of iron and steel making in the Southern Indian subcontinent: Telangana Field Survey, Interim Report103 2011, (G Juleff, S Srinivasan and S Ranganathan). UKIERI, NIAS and University of Exeter, pp 20-23.

2010-  H Thakur, Sharada Srinivasan, S Ranganathan, G Juleff, B Gilmour, J Sriperumbudur (abstract). Survey of iron and steel production in northern Telengana. Andhra Pradesh, India and typological classification of archaeometallurgical remains. Third SOSAA Congress of the Society for South Asian Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, Sri-Lanka, 20 – 22 August 2010.

2011-  C Purushotham, Robin Vijayan and Anindya Sinha (abstract). Examining the effect of geographic gaps onpopulation structure using bird song. YETI 2011 – Young

Ecologists Talk and Interact, Guwahati, India, December 2011. C Purushotham, Robin Vijayan, Anindya Sinha and D Mudappa (poster). Understanding Malabar whistling thrush biogeography through song. YETI 2011 – Young Ecologists Talk and Interact, Guwahati, India, December 2011.

2013 GuptaS,KMukhopadhyayandAnindyaSinha(2013).Thecommon‘threatened’monkey:Isthebonnetmacaque being driven to extinction?. Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve Silver Jubilee Conference. Ootacamund, August2013.

2014 Gupta Shreejata and Anindya Sinha (2014). Referential gestural communication in wild bonnet macaques Macaca radiata. Twenty-Fifth Congress of the International Primatological Society, Hanoi, Vietnam; August 2014.

2015 Gupta Shreejata and Anindya Sinha (2015). Gestural communication of wild bonnet macaques Macaca radiata in the Bandipur National Park, India: Repertoire, context and intentionality. Thirty-Eighth Meeting of the American Society of Primatologists, Bend, Oregon, USA; June 2015.

2015 Keerthi Naresh and V V Binoy (2015). “Angling in the Sanskrit sea’ – insights on ichthyology from the Sanskrit literary canon. Seminar on “Flora and Fauna in Ancient Indian Literature” Department of Zoology, Dr. A.V. Baliga College of Arts and Science, Kumta, Karnataka. 13-14 March 2015.

2015 Keerthi Naresh (2015). Who gives a fig-Notices of ficus spp in Sanskrit literature. National Seminar on Flora and Fauna in ancient Indian literature, Dr A V Baliga College of Arts and Science, Kumta, 14-15th March 2015.

2015 Keerthi Naresh (2015). Interpreting venkatamakhin’s prabandha-knowledge beyond texts and orality. (Panel on “People’s art and knowledge systems”), 38th Indian Social Science Congress, Vishakapatnam, 31 March 2015.

2015 Keerthi Naresh (2015). Probing the prabhandha-reading meaning and method in a premodern genre. CCS Decennial Seminar, Methodological aspects of knowledge production in pre-modern India, Indian Institute of Science, 24-26 January 2015.

2014 Keerthi Naresh (2014). The semantics of ‘cunanku’ in Sangam Tamil poetry-a cognitive resolution. Annual Conference of the Dravidian Linguists Association, 26 June 2014.

Tukdeo Shivali and Chetan Singai (2014) Where have all the Girls Gone?: Vocational education in India and the tangled puzzle of gender. Annual Conference, Comparative Education Society India (CESI).

Vijayakrishnan S, M A Kumar and Anindya Sinha (2015). The blind men and the elephant: Unraveling the cultural ecology of the complex relationship between two intelligent species. Minding Animals Conference 3, New Delhi, India; January 2015.

Vijayakrishnan S, M A Kumar, G Umapathy and Anindya Sinha (2014). The battle within: Behavioural and physiological stress in Asian elephants in a human-dominated landscape in the Western Ghats, southern India. Students’ Conference on Conservation Science, Bangalore, India; September 2014.

Gupta Shreejataand Anindya Sinha (2016). Development of gestural communication in wild bonnet macaques Macaca radiata in the Bandipur National Park, southern India Abstract In: I-BEE Conference 2016. Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand, India. 10-12 March.

Gupta Shreejata andAnindya Sinha (2016). Gesture sequences of wild bonnet macaques, Macaca radiata, in Bandipur national park, India Abstract In: Joint Meeting, International Primatological Society and American Society of Primatologists. Chicago, USA. 21-27 August.

Keerthi Naresh(2016). The interlingual career of Kannaḍa – a view from the extremes Abstract In:  Aspects of Multilingualism in South India – The 5th NETamil Conference. EFEO, Pondicherry. 2-12 February.

Keerthi Naresh (2015). Interpreting Veṅkaṭamakhin’s prabandha-s: Knowledge beyond texts and OralityAbstract In: 38th Session of Indian Social Science Congress. Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, Session on ‘People’s Art and Knowledge Systems. 31 March - 2 April.

Nathan Hippu Salk Kristleand Sanket Sudhir Kulkarni (2015). Indo-Myanmar electricity cooperation: Prospects and challenges Abstract In: Myanmar at the crossroads: Current realities, challenges and opportunities. International strategic security studies programme, NIAS, Bangalore, 20-22 July.

Sengupta Asmitaand Sindhu Radhakrishna (2015). Feeding monkeys and losing trees: Consequences of provisioning rhesus macaques for seed dispersal Abstract In: Cambodian Journal of Natural History, 2015 (1), p 70.

Singai Chetan(2016). Not-so-literate: The problem of skilling and re-skilling adults in India Abstract In: National Seminar on Prior Learning and its Integration in Re-skilling of Neo–literates (sponsored by ICSSR, New Delhi), Delhi University. 18 March.

Singai Chetan(2016). The public and the private Dichotomy: An enquiry in the University agency and structure Abstract In:National Seminar on Education and Public Sphere: Exploring the Structures of Mediation in Post-Colonial India, Zakhir Hussain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 17 March.

Singai Chetan(2015). Education and development of women in India: Analysing gaps between policy and practice Abstract In: 4th International Conference on Promoting Peace, Harmony and Development through Education, Indian Ocean Comparative Education Society (IOCES), Bangalore, 16-17 June.

Deshapande Adwait, Shreejata Gupta and Anindya Sinha (2015). Monkey meets man: Referentiality and intentionality of coo calls of wild bonnet macaques during interactions with humans. National Conference on Ethology and Evolution, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali. 30 October – 1 November.

Deshapande Adwait, Shreejata Gupta andAnindya Sinha (2015). Thought for food: Intentional communication in wild bonnet macaques. Conference on Consciousness, Cognition and Culture, NIAS, 9-12 December.

Deshapande Adwait, Shreejata Gupta andAnindya Sinha (2016). Monkey talk: Intentional communication with humans by wild bonnet macaques. M K Chandrashekaran Memorial Symposium, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, 4-5 February.

Sundar Sumitra(2015). Theorising performance practice in Karnataka Abstract In: NAGARA Workshop, Bangalore Research Network. August.

Sumitra Sundar(2015). Creative practice as resistance: The queer collective as an example for forms of resistance in the city Abstract In: Gender and Sexuality: Discourses, Dialogues and Praxis in Contemporary South Asia, South Asian University, Young Scholars’ Conference. October.

Suresh Babu Savitha, Chetan Singai and Anupama Mahajan (2015). Teaching in college: Exploring experiences, examining identities an ethnographic studyAbstract In: 6th Annual International Comparative Education Society of India, Azim Premji University, Bangalore (14-16, December, 2015), p 18. 



2007- S Routray. Review of “Shifting Landscapes: The Making and Remaking of Village Commons in India” by Rita Brara. Contemporary Sociology 36(3): 263-264.

2009- S Routray. Review of the book ‘Beyond Belief: India and the politics of postcolonial nationalism’ by Srirupa Roy (Duke University Press, 2007). Contemporary South Asia 17 (2): 237-238.

2009-  S Routray. Between history and memory. Review of the books ‘Susurrus in the Skull’ by RK Swain (New Delhi: Authors Press, 2008) and ‘Severed Cord by RK Swain (New Delhi: Indialog Publications, 2002), Muse India 28.

2010-   S Routray. Review of ‘Reading literary culture: Perspectives from Orissa’ by Sumanyu Satpathy (Jaipur: Rawat, 2009), Muse India 29.

Kumar Namitha A (2014). Review of The wounded storyteller: Body, illness, and ethics by Arthur W Frank (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997) Indian Anthropologist 44(1): 95-98.

Keerthi Naresh (2014). No Translation is an Island. The Book Review, 38(8) August.



Keerthi Naresh (2015). “Many Ramayanams”- Says thunchat Shri Ramanujan ezhuthacchan? - A response.DLA News 39(3): 3-4.

Kulkarni Sanket Sudhir (2015). SAARC energy agreement: A step in the right direction. IDSA(, 5 January.

Tukdeo Shivali and Savitha Suresh Babu (2015). Where is teaching headed in the Modi regime?. Indiatogether 18 March.

Srinivasaiah Nishant M (2015). Of elephants and men: My conversations with J K Dobi. Minding Animals Conference 3. New Delhi, India:  January 2015.

Kulkarni Sanket Sudhir(2015). Energy diplomacy can bring India closer to Afghans. The Pioneer, 26 December.

Kulkarni Sanket Sudhir(2015). Energy diplomacy gets fresh impetus. The Pioneer, 25 July.

Kulkarni Sanket Sudhir(2015). Flexibility from participating nations – Key to TAPI’s Success. IDSA website, December.

Kulkarni Sanket Sudhir(2016). Myanmar undergoing an exciting phase: An Indian traveller's impression. Insight Southeast Asia 5(1): 9-13. March-April.

Kulkarni, Sanket Sudhir (2015). India’s Decision Making on Cross Border Gas Natural Gas Pipelines (1989-2012). Fellow’s Seminar, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, 29May.

Kulkarni Sanket Sudhir (2015). Probing a sea option for Turkmen gas. IDSA Comment. 27 August.

Sengupta Asmita(2016). Fed bread and biscuits, monkeys are eating less fruit, says study. The Times of India, 12 January.

Sengupta Asmita, Kim R McConkey and Sindhu Radhakrishna (2016). Feeding macaques affects forests. The Hindu, 16 January.

Sunder Sumitra(2015). Beyond the Biennale: Imagining a Museum for Contemporary Arts in India. Rereeti – Revitalizing Museums. 4 December.

Sunder Sumitra (2015). Contemporary arts production in times of unrest: Protest art in Indian metropolises. Rereeti – Revitalizing Museums. 15 November.

Sunder Sumitra (2015). From local to galactic: Tracing the politics of contemporary art in South Asia. Rereeti – Revitalizing Museums. 26 November.

Sunder Sumitra (2015). Locating contemporary art in India’s museums and art galleries. Rereeti – Revitalizing Museums. 6 November.

Vijayakrishnan Sreedhar(2015). Pachyderm problems. Saevus, September. pp 66-71.

Vijayakrishnan Sreedhar(2015). The Elephant in the room – I. India Facts, 24 November.

Vijayakrishnan Sreedhar(2015). The Elephant in the room – II: Glimpses from the past. India Facts, 30 December.

Vijayakrishnan Sreedhar(2016). The Elephant in the room - III. India Facts, 27 January.



2005-  A Joy, N Ramkumar, H Manjeshwar, C Reddy, S Udupa, K Latha and P M Sarangapani. Interim report to the CABE Committee on regulatory mechanisms for textbooks and parallel textbooks taught in schools outside the government systems.

2011-  R Bandyopadhyay, K Bhat, T V H Prathamesh, and N Pande. Provisioning Indian cities: Speculations on the question of FDI in Calcutta’s wholesale-retail network.  NIAS Urban Research Policy Programme Report.

2010 R2-2010  National Consultation on Water Conflicts in India: The State, the People and the Future N Shantha Mohan, S Routray and K G Bhat

R14-2013 Case profiles of gifted children: Identification of gifted children in maths and science in the Indian context (3-15 years) R Maithreyi, A Basu, P Jayan, A Chandra and Anitha Kurup.

2010- Trained scientific women power: How much are we losing and why? IAS-NIAS Research Report Anitha Kurup, Maithreyi R, Kantharaju B and Rohini Godbole.

2011-  I Oltean, M B Rajani and N S Nalini. Archaeometallurgy in the Telangana region: A GIS approach In: Pioneering Metallurgy: Origins of iron and steel making in the Southern Indian subcontinent: Telangana Field Survey, Interim Report 103. 2011, (G Juleff, S Srinivasan and S Ranganathan). UKIERI, NIAS and University of Exeter, pp 20-23.

2008-  Anindya Sinha and Robin Vijayan. Evaluation of the for132 aging requirements of a threatened endemic passerine, the white-bellied shortwing, in natural and disturbed habitats for conservation planning in the Western Ghats. Final Technical Report submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, New Delhi, India.

2005-  P M Sarangapani and I Vijayasimha. Assessment of utility and usage of Soliga siddhi textbooks developed for Soliga tribal ashram shalas study and report submitted to SSA Karnataka, December 2005.

2014 - Kurup Anitha, Shivali Tukdeo, Chetan B. Singai and Kanthi Muthaiah (2014). Engagements in higher education (Seminar Report R27-2014). Bangalore: NIAS.

Srinivasaiah Nishant M, N Lakshminarayanan, Raman Sukumar , Srinivas Vaidyanathan and Anindya Sinha (2015). Landscape-level management of the Asian elephant Elephas maximus through long-term population- and individual-level monitoring in human-dominated landscapes. Interim Report submitted to the Tamil Nadu State Forest Department. Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation Programme, NIAS, August 2015.

Srinivasaiah Nishant M, Raman Sukumar, Srinivas Vaidyanathan and Anindya Sinha (2015). Ranging patterns and individual identity of elephants north of the Bangalore-Mysore highway in the year 2014-2015 and the ways forward. Interim Report submitted to the Karnataka State Forest Department. Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation Programme, NIAS, April 2015.

About NIAS

Admission, NIAS Doctoral Programme 2022

The National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) was conceived and founded in 1988 by the late J R D Tata, who sought to create an institution to conduct advanced multidisciplinary research. The objective is to nurture a broad base of scholars, managers and leaders who would respond to the complex challenges that face contemporary India and global society, with insight, sensitivity, confidence and dedication. For more details:

NIAS is looking for exceptionally motivated students, interested in pursuing interdisciplinary research in conflict and security studies, natural sciences and engineering, social sciences, humanities or the arts. Unencumbered by the constraints of traditional disciplinary doctoral research, NIAS doctoral students have a unique opportunity to broaden their intellectual horizons, even beyond the limits of the domains listed below. NIAS not only values such cross-pollination of ideas but encourages and strongly supports its students to develop interdisciplinary approaches to problems that span academic disciplines. This interdisciplinary ethos is also reflected in the work of its faculty and research scholars over the years. 


  •  Please note that the word/pdf icon beside the School name provides a preview of the application form and its requirements for your reference. Please inspect these requirements before you begin filling the application online, as there is no provision to save your work during the process of filling the application.
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  • All applications must be submitted online; offline applications will not be considered under any circumstances.
  • Postgraduate students awaiting their results or appearing in their final master’s degree examinations this year can also apply. However, if selected, their admission to NIAS will be provisional, subject to their successfully being awarded the master’s degree, with the necessary marks or grades, as specified.
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  • Short-listed candidates will be invited for an online written test and, if selected, for interviews, to be held subsequently.

Below is the School & Area To Apply:


  I  School of Conflict & Security Studies      


  1. Conflict Studies; Internal Conflicts in India; People's Movements; Democracy and Development.
  2. Maritime Security of the Indo-Pacific Region; Maritime Domain Awareness in the Indian Ocean.
  3. Geospatial Technologies in Strategic Studies and National Security; Geospatial Modelling and Remote Sensing Systems in Conflict Resolution and Security.
  4. Inter-State and Intra-State Conflicts; Contemporary Pakistan; Maritime Governance, Blue Economy; and Ocean Health; New Technologies and International Relations.


II School of Humanities           


  1. Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Social Science; Political and Social Philosophy; Epistemology
  2. Scientific Theories of Consciousness; Brain-Inspired Artificial Intelligence; Causality; History of Indic Mathematics and Computation
  3. Satellite Remote Sensing and GIS Analysis for Landscape Archaeology, Geoarchaeology, Historical Geography, Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management
  4. Ancient Architecture of the Indian Subcontinent; Indian Temple Architecture; Megaliths; Archaeoastronomy
  5. Material Culture; Archaeology Sciences; Archaeometallurgy


III School of Natural Sciences and Engineering       


  1. Physics of Complex Systems; Nonlinear Dynamics and its Applications in Mathematical Modelling of Complex Phenomena in Living and Physical Systems
  2. Role of Nuclear Power and Electricity Sector Optimisation Models in the Identification of Viable Pathways to Reach Net Zero in India; Environmental Governance in the Energy Sector; Air Quality Modelling; Energy Sector Regulation
  3. Techno-Economic Analysis of Integrated Gas Combined Cycle (IGCC) for India's Future Electricity Solutions; Techno-Economic Analysis of Industrial Value Chains of Critical Energy Materials for India's Green Energy Aspirations
  4. Science of Air Quality: Emissions Inventory of Air Pollutants; Pollution Impacts on Health and Ecosystems; Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change
  5. Terrestrial Carbon Budget of India and its Spatial-Temporal Dynamics, using Remote Sensing, Historical Records and Maps, Field Data and Biosphere Models
  6. Aquatic Ecosystems and Sustainability; Cumulative Impacts of Hazards on Socioecological Systems
  7. Primate Cognition; Behaviour and Ecology; Human–Wildlife Conflict; Human–Animal Relations
  8. Mathematical and Computational Modelling in Primate Demography and Life-History Studies; Social Network Analysis; More-than-Human Cognition, Cultures, Performance, and Heritage
  9. Science Communication; Disaster Risk Communication; Citizen Science; Public Understanding of Science


IV School of Social Sciences       


  1. Education and Marginalisation; Identity Studies; Sustainable Societies; Learning and Cognition; Collective Memory
  2. Education, Nation and Identity Formation; Capital and Education; Education Policies
  3. Urban Studies; Gender and Sexuality; Society and Culture
  4. Development Studies; Rural and Urban Livelihoods; Rural and Agrarian Change; Migration and Urbanisation; Food and Nutritional Security; Social Policy
  5. Regional Inequalities
  6. Technology in Inequality and in the Political Economy of Development; Social Mobility and Subaltern Enquiries in Technological Change; Technology Policy in India








Susmita Subramanyam




M D Madhusudan



Savita K Angadi



S K Uma




Nithin Nagaraj



Vijayaluxmi Beeharry-Panray



S K Arun Murthi



Meera Baindur



Indira Jayaram



M B Rajani



Robin Vijayan



Rahul Mukhopadhyay



Sahana Udupa



Muthusamy Murugan



Rishi Kumar



Anu Joy



Sailen Routray



Swarnali Majumder



Mayukh Chatterjee



Kishore G Bhat



Narayan Sharma



Sreeja K G



Jafar K



Sajini Anand P S



Lakshmi K



Asmita Sengupta



Asha K G



R Maithreyi   



Shreejata Gupta  



Rolla Das



Namitha A Kumar



Sanam Roohi 



Soundarya Iyer



Hema Thakur



Nalini NS



Uddalak Tathagato Bindhani



Chetan B Singai



H. R. Meera



Shankar Rajaram



Shaurabh Anand



Naresh Keerthi



Priyam Laxmi Borgohain



Sanket Sudhir Kulkarni



Samiksha Bajpai



Shatarupa Bhatacharya



Guru Prasad



Ankitha Rathi



Rashmi M.O



Nishant Srinivasaiah



Murali Murti



Anamika Ajay



Nimisha Agarwal



Priya Gupta



Savitha Suresh Babu



Varun S Bhatta



Krupa Rajangam



Aditi Kathpalia




Anupama Mahajan




Shyam Hari P




Sreedhar Vijayakrishnan




Keya Bardalai




Neesha Dutt




Siddharth S