Professor, Department of Sociology
Department of Sociology, Jadavpur University.
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Curriculum Vita


Ph.D. 2001 Calcutta University
M.A. 1994 Jawaharlal Nehru University
B.A. 1992 Presidency College, Calcutta University

Teaching Experience (5)
Name Of The Institution Position Held Period

Jadavpur University Associate Professor 2005 to date
Presidency College Faculty 1997 to 2005
Maharani Kasiswari College Faculty 1996 to 1997
Burdwan University Faculty 1995 to 1996
Industrial Experience (0)
Field of Specialization
Cultural Studies, Visual Sociology, Applied Sociology
Courses Taught/Teaching
Classical Sociological Theory,Modern Sociological Theory, Social Stratification,Modernization and Development,Sociology of Crime,Indian Society, Indian Sociological Thought.
Research Area
Cultural Studies, Visual Sociology, Applied Sociology, Sociology of Education, Sociology of Profession.
19 years of teaching experience (former teacher of Burdwan University, Maharani Kasiswari College, Presidency College, Kolkata)

Research Experience- 19 years
Conference Papers Published (5)
Title of the paper Conference Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Mapping Practices of Sociology and Thinking the role of Social Sciences in India at Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, January 24-25,2007 Maitrayee Chaudhuri (ed.) Sociology in India: Intellectual and Institutional Practices, Rawat Publications 2010 -78-102
Morals and Stress Stress Syndrome of the Adult Youth and Degeneration of Moral Values 2009 -
Impact of Globalization on Bengali Work Life (in Bengali) 1ST West Bengal Social Science Congress on Globalization, Democracy and the Third World, Jadavpur University 2001 -
Effeminacy to Masculinity: Bengali Clerks Changing Orientation to Authority XXVI All India Sociological Conference 2000 -
Alienation in Service Production: a study of colonial clerks 21st Social Science Congress 1997 -
Journal Papers Published (12)
Title of the paper Journal of publication Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Applied Sociology: A Plea for Practising Sociology in India Jadavpur University Journal of Sociology 2013 vol. 6-
Keeping the Folk Together: Tactics of Mobilization in Changed Circumstances Jadavpur University Journal of Sociology 2012 vol 5-
Social Impact Assessment: Plea for a broadband Approach Jadavpur University Journal of Sociology 2011 vol 4-79-85
D P Mukerji and the Middle Class in India Sociological Bulletin 2010 59(2)-235-255
Sociology of D P Mukerji Jadavpur University Journal of Sociology 2010 Vol 3, no. 3 -24-35
Books Published (1)
Book Title Publisher Name Year Role

Colonial Clerks: A Study of Deprivation and Domination K P Bagchi ISBN 81-7074-287-0 2005
Awarded By Award Name Year

Indian Sociological Society and the Indian Council of Social Science Research M N Srinivas Memorial Prize for best paper of the year 2011
Ph.D. Thesis Guidance (2)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Status Year

Samarpita Ghosh Ray Shahrukh Khan: A Sociological Exploration of Constructed Icon of a Globalising Nation Complete 2014
Sonali Chakraborty Occupational Segregation: A Study of Gender Inequality In Indian Labour Market in Post Liberalization Period. Molly Chattopadhyay, ISI Complete 2011
M.Phil. Thesis Guidance (11)
Name Of The Scholar Thesis Name Co-Superviser Year

Kamalika Das Mazumdar Changes in Inter-generational Relationship among Three Generations in Urban and Rural Areas 2013
Madhura Basu Role Conflict of Middle Class Married Working Women as Home-maker and Wage earner 2013
Priyadarshini Dey Muslim Girls in Rajabazar, Kolkata: A Sociological Analysis of Exclusion from Educational Opportunities 2013
Barbara Lama Family relationships and Juvenile Delinquency : A Sociological Study of Sikkim 2013
Debsena Garai Single screen to Multiplex: A Sociological Evaluation 2013
MASTER Thesis Guidance (0)
Project Works (4)
Project Title Worked As Funding Agency Amount Duration Period Status

Survey of Rural Economic Activities, Dhaniakhali, Hoogly, Campus Diversity Initiative Programme Nodal Person Presidency College, Kolkata and Sarat Centenary College, Dhaniakhali  to 1997 Complete
Bengali Clerks: A Sociological Exploration Principal Investigator Minor Research Project, UGC 2 1998 to 2000 Complete
Medical Advertisements Principal Investigator UGC University with Potential for Excellence Programme, under Studies in Cultural Process Programme 3 2005 to 2007 Complete
Acropolis: A Study of Urbanity in India Co-Investigator UGC University with Potential for Excellence II, under Cultural Resources and Social Sciences Programme  to  Ongoing
Patents (0)
Collaborative Programs (1)
Program Name Name Of The Collaborator Year

Applied Sociology Course under UGC Career Oriented Programme Scheme On-going collaborative teaching-learning-internship programme with following NGOs - Bikramshila, Mentaid, Ishwar Sankalpa, CMIG, Parichiti, Bangla 2014
InviteLectures (6)
Title Organised By Venue Year

Visual Method in Sociology Refresher Course in Department of Sociology, Jadavpur University Jadavpur University 2012
Family Structure and Processes - continuity and changes Muralidhar Girls College, Kolkata Muralidhar Girls College, Kolkata 2012
Sociology of Little Magazine Refresher Course in department of Bengali, Jadavpur University Jadavpur University 2009
Law and Politics : a study of clerks in civil service National University of Juridical Sciences Kolkata 2006
Social ,Movements: Changing Paradigm Course on Current Affairs and Group Discussion, at Jadavpur University Jadavpur University 2006
Membership Of Learned Societies (2)

Life Member, Indian Sociological Society
Member, Sociological Association of West Bengal
Orientation/Refresher/QIP CourseAttended/Organized (2)
Program Name Organised By Venue Year

UGC approved and funded Career Oriented Programme on Applied Sociology Coordinator: Dr Dalia Chakrabarti Department of Sociology, Jadavpur University since 2009-10 session
Seminar/Conference/Workshop (3)
Program Name Organised By Venue Year Type Of Participation

Workshop on Sexual Violence in Public Sphere Centre for Counseling Services and Studies in Self Development, Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University,. Darshan Bhavan, Jadavpur University 9th March 2014 Presented paper on Protest against Sexual Violence in Public Sphere: A Visual Analysis
Faculty Workshop for Partnership Colleges, Faculty Development Programme, Campus Diversity Initiative Ford Foundation. Presidency College 29-31 October, 2000.
Two-day Workshop on Curriculum for the Undergraduate and Post graduate Courses Department of Sociology , Presidency University Presidency College 10-11.01.2013 Panelist
Session chaired (4)
Program Name Session Title Organised By Venue Year

Multi-disciplinary National Conference on Insecurities Department of Sociology, Jadavpur University Jadavpur University 4.03.2013
UGC sponsored Students’ Workshop on Interrogating Educational Intervention: Revisiting the Stakeholders, Department of Sociology, Jadavpur University Jadavpur University 19.03.2008
UGC sponsored National Seminar on Education and Conflict Department of Sociology, Jadavpur University Jadavpur University 18.01.2008
International Conference on Religious Coexistence and Tolerance Religious Diversity and Inter religious Dialogue International Forum for studies in Society and Religion Darshan Bhavan, Jadavpur University. 11-13.12.2010
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Professional Society Activity (0)
Consultancy work / Testing (0)
Other Notable Activities (0)