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
Nagaraj, N. & Balasubramanian, K., 2017. Three perspectives on complexity: entropy, compression, subsymmetry. The European Physical Journal Special Topics, 226(15), pp.3251-3272. Available at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1140/epjst/e2016-60347-2.
Verstappen, S., 2017. Mobility and the Region: Pathways of Travel within and beyond Central Gujarat. Journal of South Asian Development, 12(2), pp.112-135. Available at: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0973174117711869?journalCode=sada.
Dixit, S. & Rout, B.Chandra, 2017. Writing History: Truth and Ideology. The New Leam, 3(22-23), pp.5-7. Available at: http://thenewleam.com/2017/03/writing-history-truth-and-ideology-by-shalini-dixit-and-bharat-chandra-rout/.
Mathew, L., 2017. Mandated Resistance, Embodied Shame: The Material and Affective Contours of a TESOL Method. TESOL Quarterly , November 2017. Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/tesq.420/full.
Koskimaki, L., 2017. Youth Futures and a Masculine Development Ethos in the Regional Story of Uttarakhand. Journal of South Asian Development, 12(2), pp.136-154. Available at: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0973174117711339?journalCode=sada.
Upadhya, C., 2017. Afterword: Middle Class Activism and Bangalore's Environmental Predicament. International Development Policy Revue Internationale de Politique de Developpement, 8(2). Available at: http://poldev.revues.org/2488.
Upadhya, C., 2017. Amaravati and the New Andhra: Reterritorialization of a Region. Journal of South Asian Development, 12(2), pp.177-202. Available at: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0973174117712324?journalCode=sada.
Iyer, S., 2017. Circular Migration and Localized Urbanization in Rural India. Environment and Urbanisation ASIA, 8(1), pp.105-119.
Salam, J., 2017. Invoking the True Spirit of Vocational Education. The New Leam: Pedagogy, Aesthetics, Imagination, 3(21).
Koskimaki, L. & Upadhya, C., 2017. Introduction: Reconsidering the Region in India-Mobilities, Actors and Development Politics. Journal of South Asian Development, 12(2), pp.89-111. Available at: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0973174117712826?journalCode=sada#articleCitationDownloadContainer.
NIAS, , 2017. NIAS Wednesday Discussion Report: "Health Inequalities: The Indian Context", NIAS.
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.
- 8 Nov 2017 NIAS Wednesday Discussion: "“Two stones in a river – GST, demonetization and processes in the Indian economy”" by Narendar Pani, JRD Tata Auditorium, NIAS, 0930 hrs
- 8 Nov 2017 to 10 Nov 2017 NIAS- Heritage, Science and Society progamme workshop: ‘Understanding the past: Intervention through dissemination’, Lecture Hall, NIAS, IISc Campus.
- 3 Nov 2017 "The Smart City and the Indian Urban Condition" by Sri Prem Chandavarkar, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 1800hrs
- 30 Aug 2017 NIAS Wednesday Discussion: "The Untold Tales of Srirangapatna's Myriad Monuments" by M.B.Rajani, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 0930 hrs
- 23 Aug 2017 NIAS Wednesday Discussion: “Policy Recommendations and Policy Change: Connections, Gaps and Contradictions" by Chetan Singai, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 0930 hrs
- 18 Aug 2017 NIAS Public Lecture: “The Indus Civilization: New Insights on Trade, Technology, Ideology and Writing” By Prof. Mark Kenoyer, JRD Tata Auditorium, NIAS, 1700hrs
- 11 Aug 2017 NIAS Public Lecture: “Vishnu iconography and Art and Temple architecture in the Angkorian period” by Prof. Vasudha Narayan, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 1600hrs
- 6 Jul 2017 NIAS Public Lecture: “Dialogue of the Deaf: The Government and the RBI” by “Dialogue of the Deaf: The Government and the RBI” By TCA Srinivasa Raghavan, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 3.30PM
- 14 Jun 2017 NIAS Wednesday Discussion: "India in a changing world: Standing firm or fearing change?" by Narendar Pani, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 0930 hrs
- 7 Jun 2017 NIAS Wednesday Discussion: “Living others' Histories with our Memories: Identity, social conflict and education” by Shalini Dixit, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 0930 hrs