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
Rout, B. & Watts, M., 2014. “Capabilities of Affirmative Action Students in Higher Education: Evidences from an Indian University”. Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, XXIX(4).
Upadhya, C., 2014. Book Review: India's middle class: New forms of urban leisure, consumption and prosperity by Christiane Brosius. New Delhi: Routledge, 2010. P. Neveling, Strümpell, C. , & Münster, D. . Contribution to Indian Sociology, 48, pp.148–151. Available at: http://eprints.nias.res.in/645/.
Tukdeo, S., 2014. Book review: Complexity, Institutions and Public Policy: Agile Decision-Making in a Turbulent World by Graham Room. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2011. Current Science, 106, pp.1014–1015. Available at: http://eprints.nias.res.in/641/.
Tukdeo, S., 2014. The Not-so-Hidden Power of Mobility and Education: Indian Diaspora, Knowledge Industries and the Development Imperatives. Journal of Diaspora Studies, 7.
Rout, B., 2014. The State of Higher Education in India: Some Reflections from Annual Status of Higher Education. The College Post.
Behera, A., 2014. Modi's Nepal visit shouldn't take the beaten track. The Pioneer. Available at: http://eprints.nias.res.in/627/.
Salam, J., 2013. State, Civil Society and Right to Education, Jaipur: Rawat Publishers.
Upadhya, C., 2013. Return of the ‘Global Indian’: Software professionals and the worlding of Bangalore. In Nationalizing transnational mobility in Asia. Duke University Press, Durham. Nationalizing transnational mobility in Asia. Duke University Press, Durham. pp. 141-161. Available at: http://eprints.nias.res.in/724/.
Upadhya, C., 2013. Shrink-wrapped souls: Managing the self in India’s new economy. In Enterprise culture in neoliberal India: Studies in youth, class, work and media. . Enterprise culture in neoliberal India: Studies in youth, class, work and media. . pp. 93-108. Available at: http://eprints.nias.res.in/725/.
Upadhya, C., 2013. Book Review: Mapping migration within and from India: mobilities and networks. Migration Studies, 1, pp.247–252. Available at: http://eprints.nias.res.in/394/.
Behera, A., 2013. The Students Islamic Movement of India: The Story so far. Journal of Defence Studies. Vol. 7, No, 7, pp.213-228.
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.
- 3 Jan 2014 The Civic and Political Activism of Indian American Groups
- 20 Jun 2013 Women in Higher Education and Research: Dillemmas and New Directions
- 4 Apr 2013 to 5 Apr 2013 India’s Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities
- 6 Mar 2013 Developing Coastal Andhra – Notes and Queries from a Field Trip
- 9 Nov 2012 'Culture of Business and Investment in Andhra Pradesh'
- 14 Aug 2012 'Globalisation, Urbanisation and Migration: Facts and artifacts'
- 4 Mar 2012 Seminar on Right to Education
- 13 Feb 2012 'Imagined Landscapes: Europe through the Gaze of Indian Youth'
- 8 Feb 2012 Migrant Resource Flows and Regionl Development in India
- 18 Nov 2011 Transnational Discontents: Migration, Marriage and Desertion of Wives in Indian Punjab