With an eclectic mix of disciplines, School of Social Sciences is engaged in activities that include research, teaching, outreach, advocacy and consultancy. The faculty are drawn from sociology and social anthropology, gender studies, educational studies and economics, and have conducted several research-cum-outreach projects in the fields of education, gender, governance and development. Current areas of interest are in forging inter-disciplinary work to understand and address issues in the areas of water and education. Current areas of research include education, migration and transnationalism, organisations, governance, development, urbanisation and economic sociology.
- Conflict Resolution
- Education Programme
- Inequality and Human Development
- RBI Programme on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Economic issues
- Urban and Mobility Studies
Pani, N., 2016. Towards a socially consistent science and technology policy. Current Science, 110(9), pp.1624-1629. Available at: http://eprints.nias.res.in/1079/.
Dixit, S., 2016. Understanding of History among Tribal and Non-Tribal Children and Adults. International Education and Research Journal, 2(10), pp.30-33. Available at: http://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/487/459.
Upadhya, C., 2016. Engineering equality? Education and im/mobility in coastal Andhra Pradesh, India. Contemporary South Asia, pp.1-15. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09584935.2016.1203863.
Pani, N., 2016. The permanence of temporary workers. The Hindu Business Line. Available at: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/the-permanence-of-temporary-workers/article8757406.ece.
NIAS, , 2016. NIAS Discussions: "Development of Historical Understanding: Socio-Cultural Influences", Bangalore: NIAS.
NIAS, , 2016. NIAS Discussions: "Pre-University Math: Looking Back to Look Forward", Bangalore: NIAS.
Banerjee, D., 2016. Inequality and Farmers Suicides in India. , WP5-2016.
Kumar, A., Rana, S. & Das, A., 2015. ‘A Marxian ‘Moment’ in the ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’: Infrapolitics and Making of the 'Naxal Narrative’ in South-Eastern Uttar Pradesh,’, Transcience: A Journal of Global Studies. Available at: http://www2.hu-berlin.de/transcience/Vol6\_No1\_2015\_33\_59.pdf.
Mohan, S.N. & Routray, S., 2015. Sharing blue gold: Locating water conflicts in India, Bangalore: National Institute of Advanced Studies. Available at: http://eprints.nias.res.in/686/.
Tukdeo, S., 2015. Literacies and Power: Looking for Adivasi Voice in Education. In India’s Children: Essays on Social Policy. India’s Children: Essays on Social Policy. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. Available at: http://www.oup.co.in/product/academic-general/economics/development-economics/155/indias-children-essays-social-policy/9780199455287.
Tukdeo, S., 2015. Class Divided: Global Pressures, Domestic Pulls and a Fractured Education Policy in India. In Policy Futures in Education. Vol 13. Policy Futures in Education. Vol 13.
Rout, B. & R., R., 2015. Determinants of Students dropout in Indian Higher Education. In Democracy, Governance and Tribes in the Age of Globalized India – Reality & Rhetoric, . Democracy, Governance and Tribes in the Age of Globalized India – Reality & Rhetoric, . New Delhi: Gyan Publishing .
Roy, P. & Kurup, A., 2015. A critical assessment of gifted education in India In: Gifted Education in Asia: Problems and Prospects. In Gifted Education in Asia: Problems and Prospects. Gifted Education in Asia: Problems and Prospects. Information Age Publishing , Inc., pp. 147-166. Available at: http://eprints.nias.res.in/866/.
Behera, A., 2015. India-Nepal relationship: Towards progressive partnership. In India and Her Neighbours: Towards A Proactive Partnership. India and Her Neighbours: Towards A Proactive Partnership. New Delhi: Kalpaz Publications. Available at: http://eprints.nias.res.in/784/.
The Provincial Globalisation programme explores processes of ‘provincial globalisation’ in India by studying transnational connections between Overseas Indians and their home regions, especially the effects of ‘reverse flows’ of resources, including remittances, philanthropy, investments, and knowledge. Provincial Globalisation is a collaborative international research programme of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), University of Amsterdam, and the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore, India, funded by the Integrated Programme of WOTRO Science for Global Development, the Netherlands.
- 9 Jan 2017 to 10 Jan 2017 NIAS Conference: National Seminar on Nation, Community and Citizenship in Contemporary India
- 9 Jan 2017 NIAS Public Event: Panel Discussion: “M N Srinivas as a Public Intellectual"
- 2 Nov 2016 NIAS Wednesday Discussion: “Sociology of Right to Education: A Dynamic View through Northeast India” by Jeebanlata Salam, Lecture Hall, 0930 hrs
- 14 Sep 2016 NIAS Wednesday Discussion: "Sociology of Right to Education: A Dynamic View" by Dr. Jeebanlata Salam, Lecture Hall, 0930 hrs
- 13 Jul 2016 NIAS Wednesday Discussion: "Socio-Cultural Influences on Development of Historical Understanding" by Dr Shalini Dixit at Lecture Hall, NIAS
- 4 Jul 2016 NIAS Public Lecture: "Truths and Untruths about the Indian Economy in the Global Financial Setting" by Prof. Amit Bhaduri at Lecture Hall
- 24 Jun 2016 to 25 Jun 2016 NIAS Workshop: Bangalore’s ’Great Transformation’: Land, Ecologies, Economies, Communities
- 3 Mar 2016 [Public Lecture]: "Writing the City" by Ms. Amrita Shah
- 1 Mar 2016 [Public Lecture]: ‘Insertion’ into law and Impossibility of Justice
- 21 Jan 2016 Caste Discrimination in Contemporary Tamil Nadu: Evidence from the Tiruppur Textile Region