Managing Committee Members

sujatapatel 1President
Sujata Patel
Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad
Hyderabad 500 046. Telengana

An historical sensibility and a combination of four perspectives-Marxism, feminism, spatial studies and post structuralism/  post colonialism influences her work which covers diverse areas such as modernity and social theory, history of sociology/social sciences, city-formation, social movements, gender construction, reservation, quota politics and caste and class formations in India. She is also an active interlocutor of teaching and learning practices, and has written on the challenges that organise its reconstitution within classrooms, University structures. She is the author of more than sixty papers and is the Series Editor of Sage Studies in International Sociology (including Current Sociology Monographs (2010-2013), Oxford India Studies in Contemporary Society (Oxford, India) and Cities and the Urban Imperative (Routledge, India). She is also the author of The Making of Industrial Relations (OUP, 1997), editor of The ISA Handbook of Diverse Sociological Traditions, Sage London (2010) and Doing Sociology in India, Genealogies, Locations and Practices, Delhi, Oxford (2011) as also a coeditor of five books, Bombay: Metaphor of Modern India (OUP, 1995); Bombay: Mosaic of Modern Culture (OUP, 1995); Bombay and Mumbai: The City in Transition (OUP, 2003); Thinking Social Science in India (Sage, 2002); and Urban Studies (OUP, 2006). She has been associated in various capacities with the International Sociological Association and has been its first Vice President for National Associations (2002-2006).

Abha Chauhan
Professor and Head, Department of Sociology
University of Jammu
Jammu  - 180006 (J & K)
Ph. 0191- 2439925 (R)   0191- 2438045 (O)   09419797709   (M)

Abha Chauhan is Professor of Sociology at the University of Jammu, Jammu, India. At preset she is also the Head of the Department and Convenor, Board of Studies. She holds Ph. D. in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Her research interests include gender, tribal and community studies, marriage, kinship, culture and conflict. She has published three books and co-authored one as well as published several articles in national and international books and journals on the related themes. She has about twenty-four years of teaching experience at the under-graduate and post –graduate levels. Forty students have completed M.Phil and Ph.D. under her supervision. She has been South-Asia Representative, Research Committee (RC 32) ‘Women in Society’ of International Sociological Association (2006-10), Managing Committee Member, Indian Sociological Society (ISS) (2001-07), and Convenor, RC 10 ‘Gender Studies’, ISS (2011-14). At present, she is Secretary, Indian Sociological Society (2016-17).

Biswajit ghosh 1Treasurer

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.

mohammad akram 1Dr. Mohammad 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.

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Sukant k chaudhury 1Sukant K. Chaudhury

Affiliation: Professor in Department of Sociology, University of Lucknow

Sukant Chaudhury’s areas of interest are Environment and Development issues, Dalit and Tribal Studies, Identity, Ethnicity and Globalization and Leisure Studies. His books are: Myopic Development and Cultural Lens: An Evaluative Study of Tribal Development Programmes among Kondhs of Orissa (1993), Tribal Identity: Continuity and Change among Kondhs of Orissa (2004) Further he has about 75 articles and reviews in various journals. He is currently the Co-Editor of The Eastern Anthropologist Presently he is the General Secretary of Ethnographic and Folk Culture Society, Lucknow and Vice President of Indian Anthropological Association, Delhi.

sGurusamyS. Guruswamy

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).

Paramjit1Paramjit S. Judge

Affiliation: Professor of Sociology, Guru Nanak University, Amritsar


Paramjit S. Judge has worked and published in the areas of political sociology of social movements and development, diaspora studies and sociological theory. He is also a Punjabi novelist and has so far published five novels in Punjabi. He has been Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Fellow (2013-2014) of the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi. Among his many responsibilities, he has been Dean, Academic Affairs of Guru Nanak Dev University. He was the President of North West Indian Sociological Association (NWISA) (2014-2016).

Jagan karade 1Dr. Jagan 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.

prof hemixa rao 1Prof. Hemixa Rao

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


Mobile: 09427222290

Prof. Hemixa Rao was a 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 Ph.D. degree under her guidance, 8 students pursuing Ph.D. 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.


Affiliation: Professor of Sociology, University of Lucknow.


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 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 20 research papers. Completed more than 15 research projects and extended consultancies to various agencies.

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.

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.

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.

Virendra1Virendra Pal Singh

Affiliation: Professor of Globalization and Development Studies, University of Allahabad, Allahabad-211002


He taught Sociology for more than three decades in various faculty positions at IIMC, New Delhi, NIRD, NERC, Guwahati, UTD, BU Bhopal and Assam University Silchar in the field of Communication, Professions, Development and Globalization. He is founder and editor of ETDR and Navrachna and Board member of ISA RC 14 and RC 52 (2014-18).

antony 1

Dr. Antony Palackal

Affiliation: Associate Professor, PG Department of Sociology, Loyola College of Social Sciences, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala


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.


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.

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