Managing Committee Members

Paramjit Singh Judge
Professor of Sociology, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab

Mob.: 9417007828

Prof. Paramjit S. Judge served as a teacher and researcher for 37 years, and served in various institutions such as North Eastern-Hill University, Mizoram campus, Punjab Institute of Public Administration, Chandigarh, Centre for Social Studies, Surat, and presently Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. During his professional career he has held positions, such as Head, Department of Sociology; Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; Director , IQAC; Coordinator, Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, and Dean, Academic Affairs. His articles have been published in various national and international journals as well as his authored and edited books have been published by major publishers. He is also an eminent Punjabi novelist. He received Common Wealth Fellowship and Shastri Indo-Canadian Fellowship (twice). He was also the Dr.  B. R. Ambedkar National Fellow of the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi, for two years. He has been a committed member of the Indian Sociological Society. He rarely misses its annual conference from 1990s onward. He was the founder convener of RC-17: Social Movements. He served Indian Sociological Society as Treasurer during 2014-2015 and was Member of its Managing Committee from 2012 to 2017. He was Managing Editor of its prestigious research journal – Sociological Bulletin: Journal of the Indian Sociological Society. He was also the founder member of North West Indian Sociological Association (NWISA) and he served for the promotion of sociology in the region by being its executive member, Secretary and later on, President

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Jagan Karade

Affiliation: Professor and Head, Department of Sociology, Shivaji University, Kolhapur.


Mobile : 09850027207


Jagan Karade is working as Professor and Head, Dept. of Sociology, Co-ordinator, of UGC-SAP-DRS-Phase – III and Director, Center of Social Exclusion and inclusive Policy, Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Maharashtra (India). He is Fellow of ICSSR, New Delhi. He did his M. A. and M. Phil. from Shivaji University, Kolhapur and earned his Ph. D. from University of Mumbai, Mumbai. He is the author of four books and seven edited books and many of his articles are published in reputed journals and edited books. Dr. Karade has completed Two Major Research Projects funded by the UGC, New Delhi and ICSSR, New Delhi. He has completed three Minor Research Projects under UGC-SAP Programme.Recently Dr. Karade is an Executive Member, WG-05, Famine and Society, International Sociological Society, as well as a Ex-Member, Management Council, Indian Sociological Society, New Delhi and an ex-president of Maharashtra Sociological Society. Dr. Karade has academic visited Austria, Prag, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, USA and Taiwan. (E-Mail:


Satish 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.

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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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.


S. Gurusamy

Affiliation: Professor and Head, Department of Sociology, Gandhigram Rural Institute-DU,Gandhigram, Dindigul Dt-624302,TamilNadu


Mobile: 9443567855


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).


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.

Arvinder ansariArvinder.A.Ansari

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


Dr. Arvinder A Ansari, founder convener of RC-26, Minority Studies of Indian Sociological Society, is currently serving as Head, Department of Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia,(Central University), New Delhi. In her distinguished academic career of more than twenty years in Jamia Millia Islamia, she has taught postgraduate and under graduate students and supervised several PhD students.

Her interest areas  are Sociology of Gender,  Cultural studies, Sociology of violence,Sociology of Ethnicity & Minority Studies and  Globalization studies.She has authored/co-authored/edited several books ,her articles have been published in national and international peer reviewed journals.She is also actively engaged in research,and has successfully completed several Major & Minor Research Projects sponsored by UGC and ICSSR including two innovative minor projects sponsored by Haryana government.

She is an active and long standing member of RC-32 (Women in Society), RC-13 (Sociology of Leisure) and RC-05 (Racism, Nationalism, Indigeneity and Ethnicity) of International Sociological Association (ISA) and has presented papers in many international forums & universities.

Manish Thakur   manish

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 223438Sanjay 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. 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.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.

Shruti tambeShruti Tambe (Pune)

AffliationSavitribai Phule Pune University, Pune


Phone: 0091-20-2560 1305

Shruti Tambe is currently working as Professor and Head at the Department of Sociology, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. She also serves as Director, Euroculture Programme sponsored by Erasmus Mundus at the Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune.

From 2000 she is an active member of International Sociological Association and especially an active member of RC 47 and RC 32. At present, she is the Editor of the newsletter of RC 47 and a member of their Board. At the regional Association level, she has served as a Member, Managing Committee of the Marathi Samajshastra Parishad in Maharashtra and she has also served as Editor, Marathi Samajshastra Sanshodhan Patrika for three years. She was on the Editorial Board of the Newsletter of Indian sociological Society.

Shruti Tambe has been involved in a number of collaborative international research projects including one sponsored by SSHRC, Canada and the other funded by Toyota Foundation, Japan. At present she is working on a research project funded by ICSSR and an International Research Project on the Health of Waste pickers with colleagues from Penn State University, U. S. A. 

Shweta PrasadShweta Prasad
Affliation : Professor of Sociology, Banaras Hindu University,Varanasi 
Dr. Shweta Prasad completed 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. 


Prof. Ajailiu Niumai
Affiliation: Professor of Sociology, Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion &Inclusive Policy,(Visiting Fellow, University of Iowa USA,2013-14)
University of Hyderabad
Gachibowli, Hyderabad – 500046, Telangana, India.
Mobile: 94412 90892
Ajailiu Niumai is Professor of Sociology in Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy, University of Hyderabad (UoH), Hyderabad. She has served as the Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology in UoH from 2000-2009 & Joint faculty in Centre for Women’s Studies, UoH from 2007-2014. In 2013-14, she was the Visiting Fellow in University of Iowa, USA. She received her Bachelors in Sociology (Honors)from Miranda House (1995), Delhi University, M.A. (1997) M.Phil (1999) and Ph.D inSociology (2008) from JNU, New Delhi. Her specialization includes Sociology of Gender, Sociology of Development, North East India Studies and Indian Diaspora. TheCollaborative Arts and Research Translation for Humane Advancement, USA awarded her ‘First Fellow’ grant in 2006. UGC awarded her the Raman Post DoctoralFellowship in USA (2013). She has served as the Convenor of Migration & Diaspora Studies (RC – 04), ISS (2015-19). She has been an active member of the International Sociological Association (ISA). She is the National Resource Person for UGC Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education. She has published several articles in Peer Reviewed Journals and chapters in edited books. She has completed six research projects sponsored by UGC, ICSSR, Sehgal Foundation & Eye Foundation of America.



Balaji Kendre

Dr. Balaji Namdev Kendre

Affiliation:Professor and Head, Department of Sociology,

University of Mumbai, Santacruz (E), Mumbai-400098




Dr. Balaji Namdev Kendre is Chairperson Board of Studies in Sociology, Member Academic Council, Member Internal Quality Assurance Cell [IQAC] University of Mumbai, Mumbai. Former Convenor RC 11 Sociology of Environment, Indian Sociological Society, Member of Faculty and Research and Recognition Committee (RRC) SNDT Women University, Mumbai,Director/Chair Professor (Ag), Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Contemporary Studies, University of Mumbai. Coordinator (Ag), Master of Social Work Programme, University of Mumbai, Mumbai.

Teaching and Research Interest: Migration Studies, Media and Communication Studies, Environment and Development Studies, Marginal Groups and Communities Studies, Sociology of Law. Research Guidance: 5 Scholars completed PhD and 8 are working, 9 Scholars Completed M.Phil. one working.Publications: Two Books, Ten Chapters in Books, Ten Articles in Journals, News Paper bites 10, Two Book Reviews in Sociological Bulletin.

Life Member: Marathi Samajshtra Perished, Indian Sociological Society, Indian Science Congress Association Kolkata. Conferences/Seminar/Workshops organised: 10 National Level and 8 State Level

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Manvendra Pratab Singh

Affiliation: Professor  and Head, Department of Sociology,Deen Dayal Upadhyay,Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur


Mobile:80041 58585

ps vivekP. S. Vivek

Affliation:Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari, Santacruz (East), Mumbai - 400 098

Mobile:98676 62587

Dr. P. S. Vivek has been a Professor of Sociology at the University of Mumbai. He has 34 years of experience in teaching and research in India and abroad. He has guided several doctoral scholars for their Ph.D degree. He has earned expertise in several areas of Sociological research: Rururban Studies, Occupational sociology, Visual Sociology, Sociology of Garbage and Waste, and Sociology of Spitting. Currently he is involved in two major research projects: “A study of Sociology of ‘Public Spitting’ in Asia” & “Role of Taxi Trade in Mega-cities with special reference to Mumbai”. He was invited for establishing Department of Diaspora and Transnational Studies at Rabindranath Tagore Institute in Mauritius(2016). He has also established two Departments for teaching Sociology in affiliated colleges in Mumbai. Professor Vivek has been a recipient of Indo-Shastri Canadian Institute International Fellowship for the year 2007. He has been a member of several professional bodies in India & Abroad. 

Dr. Vivek has presented 85 research papers in National and International seminars and conferences and has published 52 Articles in reviewed Journals and magazines in India & abroad. He has been the author of Ten books including: The struggle of man against power: Revelation of 1984 Bhopal Tragedy (July 1990); Sociological concepts and Institutions (June 1993);The Scavengers: Exploited class of city professionals (March 1998); From Indentured Labour to Liberated Nation: Public Police and Small Planters in Mauritius (July 2007); World of Garbage and Waste, (July 2015).


Tattwamasi Paltasingh

Affiliation: Professor, P.G Department of Sociology, Sambalpur University, Odisha

Dr. Tattwamasi Paltasingh is at present working as Professor, P.G Department of Sociology, Sambalpur University, Odisha. Prior to her present position she has served as a faculty at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai and at Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research (SPIESR), Ahmedabad. She has obtained her Doctorate Degree from TISS Mumbai with a UGC Research Fellowship for her Doctoral Dissertation in the broad area of Sociology of Development. She has directed several research projects related to Elementary, Secondary and Higher Education, Tribal Study, Development Studies, Entrepreneurship, Gender Studies, Evaluation and Policy Studies. Prof. Paltasingh has extensive academic experience and substantial contribution to research, teaching and extension activities. She has published two Edited Volumes titled ‘Caring for the Elderly: Social Gerontology in the Indian Context’ (2015) by SAGE & Emerging Issues in Gerontology: Relevance and Possibilities by Bookwell (2014). She has published about 40 academic papers in reputed National and International journals and as book chapters

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