Managing Committee Members

Prof R Indira President ISSPresident
Dr. R.Indira 
Professor of Sociology
Mob. 9448051680


D.R Sahu

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Prof. Arvinder.A.Ansari

Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology
Jamia Millia Islamia
New Delhi 
Mobile: 09899451465

BIO NOTE 2Manish Thakur

Affiliation :Professor, Public Policy and Management Group Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata


Mobile: 09432673048

 Manish Thakur is Professor at the Public Policy and Management Group, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata. Previously, he was lecturer in sociology at Goa University (1997-2007) and a fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla (2011-13). He has published more than thirty research papers in professional journals and edited volumes. He has also authored/edited three books - Indian Village: A Conceptual History (2014), The Quest for Indian Sociology: Radhakamal Mukerjee and Our Times (2014), and Management Education in India: Perspectives and Practices (co-edited, 2017).His published research deals with aspects of water resources management, rural development knowledge institutions and discourses, research-policy interface, political culture, place of sociology in management education, social movements, intellectual history and indigenous theories. His areas of research interests are rural-agrarian sociology, economic sociology, and disciplinary practices. Dr. Thakur is the recipient of three prestigious awards – Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao Award in Social Sciences (Sociology) 2014 (Institute of Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru and Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi, Prof. M. N. Srinivas Memorial Award for Young Sociologist, 2007 (Indian Sociological Society), and Prof. Radhakamal Mukerjee Memorial Award for Young Social Scientist, 2002 (Indian Social Science Association). 

IMG 20180111 223438Dr Sanjay Tewari

Affliation :UP Athletics Association

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Mobile No+91 8948961909 / 9415078389

Dr Sanjay is a Law & Science Graduate, a PG in Sociology and MBA with specialization in HR, all First Division and Grade A, a UGC NET Fellow in Sociology and a PhD in Sociology. Born in the year 1967, Dr Sanjay is a Director with the UP Athletics Association & a State Coordinator of IAAF Kid’s Athletics Program. He is a vivid Sportsperson and Sports Official, having officiated at many international games. He is credited with establishing Sports Sociology in India, as also within the ISS. He is also the Secretary-General of Global Harmony Association, India, for the promotion of Peace studies via Sports. Dr Sanjay is further credited with making Sports Sociology inducted into the Scheme of HRD with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. He was the Founder Member and Convener of the Adhoc Group II, which has now grown to Research Committee 25 on Sports Sociology. His research interests are Sociology of Sports, Sociology of Leisure, Sociology of Health & Sociocybernetics. Dr Sanjay, apart from being an old Member of the International Sociological Association (ISA), is also the sole Member from India of the International Sports Sociology Association. He was also the Editorial Advisory Board Member of the ISS E-Newsletter for two years, as also a Member of the North Zone Sociology Promotion Council of ISS. He is well traveled across the globe, and has many publications in the field of Sociology, and Sports Sociology in particular, apart from speaking at more than 50 Conferences, both nationally and internationally. Dr Sanjay has the honor of Chairing sessions at World Congress of Sports Sociologies, and has achieved many awards / grants. Dr Sanjay is resolute to secure Sports Sociological Studies in India, and to ensure that democracy strengthens within the ISS, with space for hearing voices of all Life Members. 

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Shweta PrasadShweta Prasad

Affliation : Professor of Sociology, Banaras Hindu University,Varanasi 



Dr. Shweta Prasad after completing her higher education from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi joined teaching in 2000. She is actively engaged in research in the areas of Women and globalization, Corporate Social Responsibility and Women Empowerment, Violence against women, International migration of women and their marginalization, various aspects of the Women-Technology interface including women in call centres and the empowerment/ impoverishment of women due to the application of new agricultural technologies.

She has received the "Leadership Training Award for Asian Women in Agriculture R&D" at the International Rice Research Institute, Philippines. Simultaneously, she led the social science component of the project "Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia" (Objective 6.2)- an International project in collaboration with the IRRI, Philippines funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank and the USAID in the eastern UP hub. She also received the UGC- Research Award (2014-16) for working on CSR and women empowerment. Earlier, she completed a UGC major research project on Women Call Centre employees. She had also completed two pioneering short-term projects at the Centre for Women's Studies and Development, FSS, BHU on Female Foeticide and the Domestic Violence. Since recent past, she is working with faculties from Michigan State University, USA and Institute of Agricultural Sciences, BHU towards establishing Gender Responsive Agriculture for Development centre at the Banaras Hindu University. 

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