Qualifications: B.A. (with Honours in Economics), in 1974
M.A. (Sociology), JNU in 1976
M.Phil. (Sociology), JNU in 1981
Ph.D (in Sociology), JNU in 1986
POSITIONS HELD & HONOUR/AWARD RECEIVED:
Group of Adult Education, School of Social Sciences-1, Jawaharlal Nehru
University, New Delhi (during 2003-05).
was the NSS Programme Coordinator, National Service Scheme
Cell of the University from May 1988 to October 1992.
1991-94, I held the post of Assistant Director/Associate
Professor w.e.f. August 16, 1991 to August 15, 1993; February 1, 1994
to April 30, 1994.
1990, the Government of India selected/nominated me for the post of
Regional Director, Commonwealth Youth Programme (for the
Caribbean Center, Georgetown, Guyana).
Faculty (Department of Adult, Continuing
Education & Extension, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi) during 1994-95,
1995-96, 1996-97, 2003-04, 2004-05. Title of the PG Courses: (i)
Population Education; (ii) Social Organisation and Planned Change
Examiner and paper setter (Population
Education) for Department of Adult, Continuing Education and
Extension., Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Draft Committee to Prepare National Youth
Policy (Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India),
and Selection Committee Member: i) Council
for Tibetan Education of His Holiness The Dalai Lama during
1991-92 and 1994-95 (to select Tibetan students for undertaking higher
education in the United States of America related to Social Sciences field
with USIA fellowships); ii) Kendriya Vidyalaya Teachers selection
committee, KV JNU, New Delhi during 2003-04, 2004-05
D Research Proposal Evaluator/Examiner of ICSSR, New Delhi.
of University Court (JNU)
Academic Council Member (Special Invitee)
Vidyalaya Management Committee, Kendriya Vidyalaya, JNU Campus
(nominated by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of
India since 2001
Indian Academy of Social Sciences.
Standing Committee on Adult Education, UGC (during 1998-99).
National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Sciences (Ministry of Home
Affairs), New Delhi to deliver lectures on Drug abuse Problem-related
topics to train Senior level Indian Police Service Officers, Magistrates,
Judicial officers, Excise & Customs Officers, Jail officials and others
I was conferred the ‘2004 Higher Education and Development (HEAD) Award’.
It was based on recommendation of the Search Committee, the Court of
Governors of the International Association of Educators for World Peace,
Alabama, USA (UN Affiliated Organization having special status with ECOSOC,
UNDIP, UNESCO, UNICEF) on the occasion of 2004 Higher Education and
Development Day, i.e., 15 April, 2004 held during 15-16 April, 2004 at
India International Centre, New Delhi.
another International Award: “Ambassador for Peace” on 21 November, 2004
based on the recommendation of International Governing Council of
Inter-religious and International Federation for World Peace (USA)
at the glittering India Peace Award Ceremony held at Sri Ram Hall, PHD
House, Opposite Siri Fort Auditorium (New Delhi). It was handed over by
Dr. Christopher B.W. Kim, Continental Co-Chairs of IIFWP- Asia (USA) in
presence of Mr. Oscar Fernandes, Minister of Programme Implementation and
Statistics (GOI), ex-CM of Assam, M.Ps (Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha), Dr.
L.M. Singhvi, Member UNESCO Executive Board, Adv. V.V. Augustine, Member,
National Commission for Minorities and many others.
COMPLETED PROJECT EVALUATION STUDIES:
a Project Evaluation Study for an NGO, Gram Niyojan Kendra (Ghaziabad),
on “Environmental Protection and Promotion Work in Rajasthan and Uttar
Pradesh” (sponsored by BILLANCE, Netherlands) in association with
Prof. B. Padmanabhamurty (School of Environmental Sciences, JNU) and Dr.
V.K. Dixit, Senior Hydrologist and Programme Coordinator (IDE, New Delhi)
in August 1998.
a Research Study on “Intervention Strategies for Street Gangs in
Jakarta”. The Study was conducted by Dr. Helmut L. Sell, Regional
Adviser, World Health Organization, South-East Asia Regional
Office, New Delhi (September 1998).
Research Study on “Problems of Consumers and Level of Awareness
related to Rights and Duties as Consumers: A Study of NCR” (Funded by the
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Government of India) during 2005-2006 from
Consumer Welfare Fund provided to Indian Institute of Public
Administration, New delhi)
and Position of Women in India: A Study of Delhi Metropolis
(Inter-India Publications, New Delhi), 1986.
of Tribal Movements in India: A Case of Udayachal Movement in
Assam Valley (Inter-India Publications, New Delhi), 1989.
Youth and Society: An Inter-disciplinary Study of Causes and Prevention
(Ed.), (Madhu Deep Publications, New Delhi), 1996.
Subhas Chandra Bose: Relevance to Contemporary World
(Ed.), (Har-Anand Publications, New Delhi), (with Dr. S.R. Chakravarty,
(Ed.), (Authorspress, New Delhi), (with Prof. Kalim Bahadur, JNU), 2000
Conference Report of UNESCO Project
on “Economic and Social Transformations connected with International Drug
Problems”, UNESCO, (Edited and prepared by M.C. Paul, Member Secretary of
the 3rd International Conference), 2000
and Substance Abuse Problems: Interdisciplinary Study of Causes,
Consequences and Prevention (Ed.),
Mittal Publications, New
and Changing Lifestyle: a Case study of JNU.
Tea India Limited: A Profile of the Company and Its Workers” (Funded by
IMWOO (Netherlands) and ICSSR (India). This Monograph became
the base material of the Book: THE DUTCH MNC'S IN INDIA, Edited by
Prof. G.K.Lieten of Amsterdam University (Amsterdam), published by Manohar
Publications, New Delhi, 1987.
Social Compulsion and Dowry: A Comparative Study of Women in Bangladesh
and India” (Sponsored by COMMONWEALTH SECRETARIAT, LONDON, 1987
Survey of Kanak Durga J.J. Colony of South Delhi: Status of Literacy”
(sponsored by UGC), 1989 (Report)
Education Programmes and the Socio-economic Status of Urban Poor: A Study
of Kanak Durga Jhuggi Jhonpri Colony of South Delhi”, 1990 (near
DPS, RK Puram-XII), Study sponsored by UGC. (Report).
Study of Raichur Total Literacy Campaign”, 1995 (Report)
Education and Empowerment of Women: A Sociological Study of Kusumpur
Pahari Slum” , 2002 (Report)
“Study of Changing Lifestyle of JNU students”, 2003. (Research study)
on “Economic and Social Transformation connected with International Drug
Problem”, UNESCO, 2000
IN BOOKS :
“Dimensions and Magnitude of Drug Abuse in
India” (with Prof. D.N. Rao) in Drugs and Substance Abuse Problems:
Interdisciplinary Studies of Causes, Consequences and Prevention, MC
Paul (Ed.) Mittal Publications, New Delhi, 2005
“Tobacco Smoking is Injurious to Health?”
(with Susmita Paul) in Drugs and Substance Abuse Problems, M.C.
Paul (Ed.), Mittal Publications, New Delhi, 2005
“Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and His
Perception of Communal Amity in India”, in Netaji Subhas Bose:
Relevance to Contemporary World (Eds.) S.R. Chakravorty and M.C.
Paul, Har-Anand Publications, New Delhi, 2000.
“Drug Abuse and Trafficking: A Global
Scenario with reference to India”, in Drugs, Youth and Society: An
Interdisciplinary Study of Causes and Prevention Strategies,
M.C. Paul (Ed.), Madhu Deep Publications, New Delhi, 1996.
“Udayachal Movement, Plains Tribals and
Social Structure in Assam Valley: A Sociological Exploration”, in
Tribal Transformation in India: Ethnopolitics and Identity Crisis,
(Ed.) Buddhadeb Chaudhuri, Vol.III, Inter-India Publications, New Delhi,
“Colonialism and Tribal Movements in
India”, in Tribal Transformation in India: Ethnopolitics and
Identity Crisis, (Ed.) Buddhadeb Chaudhuri, Vol.III, Inter-India
Publications, New Delhi, 1992.
“Tribal Movement in the Brahmaputra Valley
of Assam”, in Stratification, Hierarchy and Ethnicity in Northeast
India, R.K.Bhadra and S.R.Mondal (Eds.), Daya Publications, Delhi,
ARTICLES IN ACADEMIC JOURNALS:
“Drug Culture in South Asia and Scope of
Social Science Research: An Exploration”, Social Defence,
Vol. 54, no. 155, January 2003, pp. 4-23 (Published in July, 2005)
“Higher Education in India and Need for
Quality Assurance Mechanism for Developing a Knowledge Society”, in
University News, Vol. No. , 2005
“Adult Education and Development:
Resurgent India yearns for Action”, Jan Shaksharata,
vol. 5, no. 3, September 2004, pp. 5-15 (published on the eve of
International Literacy Day by State Resource centre for Adult
Education, Bhartiya Gramin Mahila Sangh, Indore, Madhya Pradesh)
“Dimensions and Implications of Drug
Trafficking and Drug Abuse in India”, Social Defence, vol.
53, no. 151, January, 2002, pp. 4-35 (with Prof. D.N. Rao of CES& P/SSS, (
published late in April, 2004)
Great Leap Forward: New Hope and Challenge for the New Millennium: Adult
Education Scene”, Yojana, vol.43, no.11, November 1999,
Education In Bengal: A Sociological Exploration”, Indian Journal of
Adult Education, Vol. 60, No. 3, July-September, 1999, pp. 30-49
Policy Option for Checking Population Explosion”, Yojana,
Vol. 42, No. 6, June 1998
of Non-formal Education in Bengal during Bengal Renaissance: A
Sociological Exploration”, International Journal of University Adult
Education, Vol.XXXVI, No. 2, July 1997 (published in May, 1999)
Insecurity, Vote Banks and Communalism: Bangladeshi Migrants in Delhi”,
Social Action, October-December 1995
Labour: Can we Improve their Lot”, in Yojana, Vol. 39, No.
7, May 1995
Continuing Education and Empowerment of Women: A Case Study of Slum
Dwellers of Delhi”, International Journal of University Adult
Education, Vol.XXXIV, No.2, July 1995.
Migrants in Delhi: Social Insecurity, State Power and Captive Vote Banks”,
Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, Vol. 27, No.1,
January-March, 1995 (joint authorship with Prof. Sharat G. Lin,
California, USA), pp. 3-20
of Tribal Movements in India”, The Eastern Anthropologist,
Vol. 48, No. 1, January-March, 1995, pp. 65-81
Abuse Dimension and Fighting the Evil”, Yojana, Vol.37,
No.17, September 30,1993
Protective Discrimination under the Constitution of India”, Yojana,
Vol.37, No.8, May 1993.
and Sustainable Development”, Yojana, Vol.37, No.6, April
Education and Brahma Movement among Bodo-Kacharis of Assam Valley”,
New Frontiers in Education, Vol.23, No.1, January-March, 1993
Movement Vs Education: A Lesson”, Yojana, Vol. 38, No. 3,
February 28, 1994
as a Symbol of Women’s Subordination in India”, Social Action,
Vol.42, No.3, July-September, 1992.
of AIDS and Youth”, JNU News, February, 1992.
Crimes Against Women in Delhi”, Social Change, Vol.22, No.4,
and Development of Adult Education in Colonial Bengal: A Sociological
Exploration”, Indian Journal of Adult Education,
January-March and April-June, Vol.52, Nos.1 & 2.
Plains Tribals and Social Structure in Assam Valley: A Sociological
Exploration”, Social Change, Vol.21, No.2, June, 1991
Movement among Boro-Kacharis of
Assam”, The Eastern
Anthropologist (Lucknow), Vol.44, No.1, January-March, 1991.
and Women’s Education in India’, Social Change, Vol.19,
No.2, June, 1989
‘Tribal Movement in Central and Southern
India”, Quarterly Review of Historical Studies
(Calcutta), Vol. XXVIII, No.2, 1988
‘Over-consumption and Environmental
Crisis: A Need for Eco-friendly Lifestyle’, Wake Up India,
Servant of India Society, Chennai, Vol. XVIII, No. 1, January-March,
1995, pp. 1-7
ORGANISED SEMINARS, CONFERENCES and TRAINING WORKSHOPS, CULTURAL & FIELD
a meeting with learners belonging to our Adult education centers in slum
areas of Kanak Durga and Motilal Nehru JJ clusters to participate in Adult
education programmes and a regional Praudh Shiksha Mela at
the Jamia Millia Islamia ground, (organized by State Resource Centre of
Jamia Millia Islamia) on 27th November, 1987. The adult
learners from Kanak Durga Slum colony were oriented and motivated to
participate in various cultural programmes including competitions in
topical debate/discussions and sports to prove their capabilities. Our
adult learners had done exceptionally good and won several prizes and
appreciation. This exposition gave enough confident and conviction in
for the first time in JNU
one-month long Campaign against Drug Abuse Problems in JNU (in
collaboration with Delhi Nasabandi Samiti and NSS Cell of JNU). Series
of Seminars, Workshops, Debate/Quiz/painting Competitions, and Exhibitions
etc. organized in JNU Hostels, Seminar Rooms, etc. from September 3,
1988 to October 2, 1988 for the students, staff and karmacharis of
Anti-Drug Addiction March was organized on the Gandhi Jayanti Day
of 2nd October 1988 led by Prof. M.S. Agwani, Vice-Chancellor of
JNU from JNU to the Areas around JNU. It was a historic day in the
sense that for the first time in JNU’s history this type of Anti-Drug
abuse March was organized and that also led by the Vice- Chancellor.
1988 to 1992
as NSS Coordinator I organized several Field Outreach Programmes
related to “Youth and Modern Changing Lifestyle” in JNU. The strength of
NSS volunteers increased from 300 to 500. During my period it became an
active NSS Cell of JNU with innovative programmes like
Each-one-Teach-one, Mass Programme of Functional Literacy (MPFL), Drug
De-addiction programmes, Family Life Education, Health and HIV/AIDS
Awareness programmes, Tree Plantation programme in Narmada Complex of JNU,
Chirag Tale Roshni, Dhaba Ke Pas Sikshadan for Ganga
Dhaba workers, etc. Organized many youth-centred programmes
periodically like National Youth Week (late Bhaskar
Bhattacharya, renowned TV News reader, and a respected senior Member of
Parliament, Sri Hanan Mollah were the judges for various debate/elocution
competitions), Essay competition, Drawing/painting competition, Blood
donation camps (under the aegis of Indian Red Cross Society)/Eye donation
(sponsored by Times Eye Foundation). (See the enclosed report for
UGC-sponsored Nodal Agency Workshop/Meeting on the Adult Education
Programmes for selected Delhi based universities during 1993-94.
a few UGC-sponsored workshops related to “Youth Health, HIV/AIDS
and Drug Abuse Problems” during 1994-1999;
a seminar on “AIDS and its Consequences on the Society”, sponsored
by International Federation of World Peace, at JNU, April 15, 1994.
took the first initiative to start Yoga classes
at Student Activity Centre from 11.3.1991 to 10.9.1991 for six months
under Mr. Sundarajan Yoga teacher of Vivekananda Kendra (Delhi
region). Many years before the present Yoga class at the stadium complex.
Three-day Regional Seminar-cum-workshop on “Drug Addiction
Problems in Delhi Region” (Sponsored by National Institute of Social
Defence, Ministry of Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi)
September 20-22, 1991.
for the first time in JNU the Art of Living (Stress Management)
Training workshop in Student Activity Centre for the students, Faculty
and karmacharis of JNU (Trainer was Rajshree Patel of U.K.),
3 to 6th April, 1992
a Seminar on “AIDS & its Consequences on the Society” at JNU on
April 15, 1994. (in collaboration Collegiate Association for the
Research of the Principles, an associate of Inter-religious and
International Federation for World Peace, New Delhi)
an Orientation talk for 38 students from AEC College of
Panchmarhi (Madhya Pradesh) under Major Joshi’s leadership who visited
JNU. I briefed them about the adult/continuing education programmes
conducted by JNU. It was arranged by Public Relation Officer of JNU. (12
a Talk/Discussion Forum on “Youth Health and HIV/AIDS Awareness” (Sponsored
by UGC) at Student Activity Center, JNU on 21st January 1998
for JNU students.
seminar on “Adolescent/Youth Health and Emotional Challenges” in
the Committee Room, SSS-1 on 28th February, 1998 (in collaboration
with International Family Federation)
a Seminar on “Is Addiction a Disease ?” in the Committee Room,
SSS-1, on 21st March, 1998 (with Delhi Medical Association)
a Week-long Workshop on “Research Methodology in Social Sciences
related to Drug Abuse Problems” (for the M.Phil/Ph.D students of JNU,
Delhi University, Jamia Millia Islamia and NGOs)”, March 16-22, 1998.
Inaugurated by Prof. Rahmatullah Khan, Rector of JNU, Chaired by Prof. S.Y.
Shah. (Sponsored by ICSSR, New Delhi). Material support and other input
were provided by UNDCP.
for the first time in JNU a day long Tele-press Conference on the
“Role of Family and Community in Prevention of Drug Addictions and
Rehabilitation of Drug Addicts” with Prof. Allen I. Bernhardt of New
York, March 25, 1998 (Sponsored by ICSSR and in collaboration
with the United States Information Service, New Delhi).
1986 to 1999
organized Adult Literacy Programmes in Kanak Durga Colony, R.K.
Puram (Behind DPS), Kusumpur Pahari (Vasant Vihar), Motilal Nehru Camp,
Bhumiheen camp, R.K. Puram-III camp etc. One student volunteer, Ujjwal
Kumar was specially trained by the Centre for Rural Development, IIT-Delhi
during October 1986 in Smokeless Chulah. After getting the
appropriate training he was involved in Transfer of Technology of
Smokeless Chulah among the Slum dwellers of Saraswati JJ Colony,
opposite Old campus of JNU in R.K. Puram-III. Many slum dwellers got
benefited by this programme which was conducted along with literacy
programmes, especially among the women illiterates of the slum. It was a
successful programme appreciated by the IIT-Delhi Department of Rural
Development. The programme continued till 1988. During 1986-89,
several similar Literacy campaigns in Kanak Durga JJ Colony, R.K. Puram-XII
were launched and many literacy centres were opened with the help of Mrs.
Saroja, a slum leader/Pradhan. The instructors were Dr. B. Ram, RMP (28
years), Singhashan Ram (30y), Shyam Kumar (26 y), Pushpa Devi (25y), Leela
Devi (26y), Parvati Devi (25y), Kusum Devi (27y), Sushila Rathi (25), Raj
Kumar (1969), Randhir Singh (1964) et al. ASHA Health centre was opened
when the DDA Chairman was pursued by us to open one in the slum colony. It
was instantly agreed and sanctioned by Sri Manjeet Singh, Chairman (DDA
also initiated and organized for the first time Adult Literacy programme
called “Chirag-Tale Roshni” for the women Safai Karmacharis and
Maidservants of JNU (in collaboration with NSS Cell of JNU). About 55
women safai karmacharis were made literate and confident through
awareness programmes with the help of the JNU students and NSS volunteers
by using audio-visuals to make the programme interesting. At the end of
the programme the women were put to various types of reading, writing and
expression tests. They were also given rewards and presentations after
successful completion of the literacy programme. (The names are Imrati,
Sheela, Omvati, Rajvati, Laxmi, Tulsa, Kusum, Shanti, Lakshmi Devi, et
al). The selection committee consisted of Prof. S. K. Sharma, Smt. Shantha
Krishnan, Dr. M.C. Paul, Sri Balveer Singh, a student volunteer on 9.9.
1991). All the participants came out successful. Later on a debate on the
topic: ‘Padai Kyo Jaruri Hai?’ where Shanti and Lakshmi Devi became first
and second respectively in the debating contest. On the International
Literacy Day (10. 9. 1991). We also organized ‘Interactive Folk Drama and
Role Play Competition’ where Shanti and Imrati became first and second
respectively. Many of the literate women got respectable jobs in the JNU
Central Library and administration by leaving the job of Safai karmacharis.
Their photographs were pasted in the month of April 2005 on the lawn in
front of library in the academic complex. A few literate women have been
absorbed in JNU as employees.
Kusumpur Pahari we organized Hand pump Repair training for the slum
women with the help of UNICEF during 1991-92. They are now better
placed in their respective career and social life as well.
1988 to 1994
we organized several Awareness/Orientation and Outreach Programmes
like 1) ‘Each One Teach One’ under the MPFL programme with the help of
student volunteers of JNU hostels for teaching slum women and maidservants
of JNU faculty members; 2) 150 construction workers at three JNU
building Construction sites were made literate; 3) during cholera
epidemics and gastroenteritis outbreak in Motilal Nehru camps near JNU
they affected people were given medical help along with UNICEF pamphlets
(the volunteers were Karuna Jaiswal, Seema, Triloknath Mishra, Viswamitra
Singh, Swarandeep, Ashish Agnihotri, Prasun, Durga, Anita, Abdul Mannan,
Jaydevan, Anjumam Ara, Maula Baksh Ansari, Mojahidul, Devprakash, Mukesh,
Abhijit Mitra et al); 4) one-day youth seminar on 7.11.1991; 5).
several UGC-sponsored Continuing education seminar on “Evils of
Drug Addiction and How to Counter it”, November 26, 1996; “HIV/AIDS among
the youth”, November 27, 1996; “Reproductive Health Education among Slum
Dwellers”, December 6, 1996; “Need for Family Life Education”, December
22, 1996 for the students of JNU and outside youth. (All these were
organized in collaboration with Family Planning Association of India,
and coordinated UGC-sponsored Adult education programmes: “Youth
Health and HIV/AIDS”, January 21, 1998 at Students Activity Centre of JNU;
“Youth Health and Emotional Challenges”, February 28, 1998 in SSS
Committee Room; “Is Drug Addiction a Disease?”, March 21, 1998, Committee
room, SSS; “Youth’s Emotional Incongruity and Sexual Health”, September
17, 1998, in Committee room, SSS.
a Four-day Inter-University Seminar-cum-Workshop on
“Preparation for the Next Millennium: romotion of Healthy Lifestyle among
Youth”, at Jawaharlal Nehru University (in collaboration with Center for
Information, Education and Communication, Sakshi, New Delhi) February
4-7, 1999. Students of JNU, Jamia Millia Islamia and Delhi University,
and a few Public School students participated in it. It was inaugurated
by the Vice-Chancellor of JNU on 4th February in SSS
Auditorium. The Chief Guest was Ms. Shovana Narayan, renowned Kathak
dancer and renowned senior journalist Mr. Raj Chengappa (Chief Editor,
India Today). It was organized in collaboration with NGO,
a Four-day Training Course on “Research Methodology in
Social Sciences related to Drug Abuse Problems” sponsored by ICSSR
(New Delhi) at SSS Committee Room, JNU, March 26-29, 1999.
another Four-day Training Course on ‘Research Methodology and
Substance Abuse Problems among the Students/Youth’ in the SSS Committee
Room, January 28-31, 2002 (sponsored by UGC).
Five-day Third International Conference as Member
Secretary on “Economic and Social Transformations Connected with
International Drug Problem” at Jawaharlal Nehru University from
November 1 to 5, 1999 at JNU. More than fifty delegates from India and
abroad participated in it. It was the third conference of UNESCO-MOST
Project on “Economic and Social Transformations connected with
International Drug Problem”. The second one was held in Brazil. Organizing
Committee President was Padmashree Asis Dutta, Vice-Chancellor of JNU.
It was funded and supported by UNESCO (Paris) and UNDCP (Vienna).
“East-West Fusion” Cultural Programme in the School of
Social Sciences auditorium for the Faculty and students in October 6,
2001. London-based musicians Keerti and Krupa entertained the audiences.
They also write lyrics for ‘Spice girls’ Britney Spears and Geri Halliwell.
In fact, they performed a scintillating programme for the packed
auditorium. They are the Master trainers for the Art of Living foundation
of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, spreading the message of tolerance, harmony, love
and peace through their music for awakening life. Their music was not
about sex, drugs and violence but for inspiring the people to look inwards
for life’s direction.
a Two-day National Seminar-cum-Workshop on ‘Literacy/Education in
Mother Tongue: Problems and Prospects’ in ICSSR Conference Hall, August
24-25, 2001. Noted Bengali Littérateur Sunil Gangopadhyay was a
Special invitee. (Sponsored by ONGC and Sarva Bharatiya
one-day Seminar on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s birthday 23
January, 2002 along with a show of film, “The Enemy of the Empire”
produced by Charles Bruce, BBC. Introductory talk was given by Netaji’s
nephew, Sri Pradip Bose in the SSS auditorium.
Course in Survey Research Methods”
(Sponsored by Survey Research & Training Center, Council for Social
Development, Lodi Estate, New Delhi) May 26 to June 15, 1983.
and Group Dynamics for Development”
(Sponsored by the Center for Development Communication, Hyderabad),
October 30 to November 4, 1987.
(Sponsored by the Center for Development Communication, Hyderabad,
March 20-26, 1988.
Trainer's Training in Adult Education”
(Sponsored by UGC for
Project Officers) at Punjab University, Chandigarh,
Training Course on “Family Life Education”
(Sponsored by Parivar Seva Sangsthan, Marie Stopes, New Delhi), at Vishwa
Juvak Kendra, October 10-13, 1988.
of Trainers Programme” (organized
by Society for Participatory Research in Asia, 45 Sainik Farm, New Delhi),
January 9-17, 1989
week-long Master Trainer’s Training on Yoga (Sponsored by the
Department of Youth and Sports, Government of India), organized by
Kaivalyadhama, Nonavla, Pune) at DLTA, New Delhi from March to April,
Trainer's Training in “Youth Development”
(Sponsored by the Department of Youth & Sports, Ministry of HRD,
Government of India) and organized by National Institute of Rural
Development, Hyderabad, June 25-30, 1990.
Training on “Environmental Education for Educational Planners and
(Sponsored by UNESCO) and organized by National Institute of Educational
Planning and Administration, New Delhi) April 29 to May 3, 1991.
Week-long “Appreciation Course in Parliamentary processes and Procedures”
(organized by Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training, Lok Sabha
Secretariat, Parliament Bhavan, New Delhi), July 23-26,1990.
Course on “Adult Continuing Education & Extension under the University
(Sponsored by UGC and organized by Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (Haryana),
February 19-25, 1992.
weeklong Refresher's Course on “Adult Continuing Education & Extension”
(Sponsored by UGC and organized by Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad)
September 1-21, 1994.
Indian Sociological Society, since 1986
Indian Academy of Social Sciences, since 1987
Delhi Sociological Society, during 1980-1984
Netaji Academy of Sub-continental Studies (New Delhi) since December 2000
(President: Prof. B.B. Dutta, Former Member of Parliament. At present I am
the Secretary of the Academy).
Sarva Bharatiya Bangabhasi Samiti (New Delhi) and I had been
the Treasurer during1998-2002. Padmashree Asis Dutta, Vice-Chancellor of
JNU has been the President of Samiti.
of a Non-Government Organization called SHELTER based at Calcutta
had been Resource Person/Member of several National and
International level Seminars, Orientation and Training Workshops like for
example, NIEPA (New Delhi) in cooperation with UNESCO-UNEF International
Environmental Education Programme (Paris) organized one on “Environmental
Education for Educational Planners and Administrators”. It was organized
during April 29 to May 3, 1991 for senior level Adult Education
Functionaries from all over India like Directors, Assistant Directors,
Project Officers, State and District level Adult Education Officers from
Universities and NGOs during 1989-90. Similar others like Ministry of
Social Justice and Empowerment, NCERT, Indian Adult Education Association,
International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education, Jamia Millia
Islamia, Delhi University also organized several like this.
1999, I have been Resource person to give lecture/talk on Drug abuse
problems among Youth and Children; Role of International Organizations in
Controlling the Drug Abuse and Trafficking, etc. at the National
Institute of Criminology and Forensic Sciences (Central Ministry of
Home Affairs, Government of India) for the senior government officials
and functionaries like District Magistrates, Jail officials, Customs and
Excise officials, Judicial, Police and Enforcement officials, Social Work
Department officials, etc.
have been also a Member of several Screening/Selection
Committees to select suitable candidates like for example, the NSS
Directorate, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (during 1988-2004);
NCERT and Kendriya Vidyalayas (13.3.2004), Ministry of Human Resource
Development, during 2002-004.
JNU Teachers Association during 2005-06.
PARTICIPATED IN NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL
SYMPOSIA/WORKSHOPS/APPEARED ON TELEVISION:
to present a paper in Xth International Congress of Anthropological and
Ethnological Sciences, at Vigyan Bhavan (New Delhi), 1978
a paper in International Symposium on “Problems of Development of
Under-privileged Communities in the Third world Countries”, organized by
at Vigyan Bhavan (New Delhi), October 2-8, 1982
a paper in International Seminar on “Family Research in India”,
Organized by Center for Women’s Development Studies (New Delhi) at India
International Center, November 10-12, 1983
to present a research paper in the XIth International Conference of
Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, in Vancouver and Quebec
(Canada), August 18-22, 1983
a paper in the Asian Regional Conference on “Women and the
Household”, at Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, January 27-31,
a paper on “Dowry-based Crimes against Women in Delhi” in the Xth World
Congress of Sociology at Ashok Hotel (New Delhi) August 18-22, 1986
a paper in the International Conference on Social Change in
South Asia held at Dhaka University (Bangladesh) organized by
Bangladesh Sociological Association, March 18-20,1987
a paper in the National Seminar on “Stratification, Hierarchy and
Ethnicity in North-East India” at North Bengal University (Siliguri,
Darjeeling), March 26-27,1987
in the “Participatory Evaluation Methodology Workshop” (sponsored
by UGC), January 6-8,1988
in a 4-day National Workshop on “Family Violence against Females”,
organized by Dr. Promilla Kapur, Director, Integrated Human Development
Services Foundation (New Delhi) at IIC, New Delhi, February 15-18,
in the First National Conference on “Eradication of Illiteracy
among Women.” Organized by All India Committee for Eradication of
Literacy among Women (All India Women’s Conference, New Delhi),
February 20-22, 1988
in National Workshop on “Operationalisation of the Concept
Extension in University System” (sponsored by UGC, New Delhi) at
Jawaharlal Nehru University, March 8-10, 1988
in a National Workshop on “Technology Delivery System for Rural
Development” at the Parliament Annexe on October 13-15, 1988 (and also
interacted with Dr. Sam G. Pitroda, Adviser, Technology Missions of
Government of India), organized by National Institute of Wastelands and
Rural Development (New Delhi).
in a Symposium on “Youth Mobilization and involvement in Adult
Education Programme” (sponsored by UNICEF and organized by Directorate of
Adult Education, New Delhi), November 3, 1988
the National Youth Awards Day Ceremony and Conference on “Youth and
Development” organized by the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports,
Government of India, at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi on
January 10, 1989.
in Orientation Programme in Planning and Management of Adult
Education, Organized by NIEPA, DAE, & JNU, December 4, 1989 to
January 12, 1990.
in National Conference of Youth Leaders held at IIT-Delhi
(organized by the Department of Youth Affairs & Sports, Ministry of Human
Resource Development). Youth leaders from all over India were invited to
formulate National Youth Policy of India and I was one of the members to
formulate youth policy from May 18-20, 1990
in National Conference on “Drug Abuse Prevention Strategies”
(organized by Ministry of Welfare, New Delhi), September 14-15, 1990
in National Seminar on AIDS (organized by Central Health
Education Bureau, Directorate General of Health Services, New Delhi),
November 27, 1990
in All India Seminar on “Environmental Education for Educational
Planners and Administrators” (organized by NIEPA in collaboration with
UNESCO-UNEP International Environmental Education Programme, Paris) at
NIEPA, April 29-May 3, 1991
in the 9th Annual Conference on “Indian Society in 21st Century:
Opportunity and Dangers”(organized by the Professors World Peace
Academy-India, at Vikram Hotel, New Delhi), November 30,1991
in Panel Discussion on AIDS (organized by World Health
Organization for South-East Asia Region, New Delhi), November 30,
in a National Seminar on “Developing Learning Skills” (organized by
National Open School) at National Institute of Educational Planning and
Administration, New Delhi, March 26-27, 1993
a paper at the 8th Annual South Asian Conference on
“Bangladeshi Migrants in India: The Politics of Vote Banks and Communal
Conflict” (Joint authorship with Dr. Sharat G. Lin of California, USA)
at the Center for South Asian Studies, University of California,
Berkeley, USA, February 12-13, 1994
a paper on "Modern Dowry: A Symbol of Women's Subordination" at the
Annual Interdisciplinary Research Methodology Workshop for Universities
and Research Institutes (organized by Madras Institute of
Development Studies and sponsored by ICSSR) at Osmania University,
Hyderabad, June 7-10,1994
in National Round Table Conference on “Role of NGOs in Total
Literacy Campaigns (TLC), organized by Indian Adult Education
Association, August 24, 1994
in National Seminar on “Role of State in Higher education”
organized by DSA, ZHCES, March 9,1995
in International Seminar on “Australian-India New Horizons in
Education and Training Conference” at Hotel Taj Palace, (organized by
Australian High Commission, New Delhi) on 24-25 October, 1996
a paper on "Netaji's Perception of Communal Amity in India" in the First
International Conference on “Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: Relevance
to Contemporary World”, organized by Netaji Academy of Sub-continental
Studies at JNU, April 7-8, 1997
in a Seminar on “Adolescent Sexuality and Reproductive Health”
(organized by Department of Adult, Continuing Education & Extension,
University of Delhi and Population Education Resource Center (PERC),
April 28, 1997
in National Coordination Committee Meeting on the eve of
International Day against “Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking” (organized by
Commissioner of Police (Crime) at Delhi Police Headquarter, May
in National Conference on “People's Health in People's Hands:
Bottom up Planning” (organized by Indian Social Institute, New
Delhi), July 31, 1997
and presented a paper on "Drug Trafficking Scenario in India" in
International Conference on Drug Abuse and Trafficking (organized by
Indian Council of Education at Parliament Annexe, New Delhi),
November 20-21, 1997
in International Conference on “Human Rights Challenges in 21st
Century” (Organized by the International Institute for Non-aligned
Studies, New Delhi) at Parliament Annexe, New Delhi, March 5-6,
in a National Seminar/Workshop on “Rapid Situation Assessment:
Injecting Drug Use and HIV in Delhi” at India International Centre,
Organized by Sharan – Society for Service for the Urban Poverty (New
Delhi) sponsored by UNAIDS and NACO, on 21-22 October, 1998
in International Conference on “The South Asia Demand Reduction:
Challenges Ahead” at Hotel Le Meridien, organized by UNDCP,
February 10, 1999.
and presented a paper entitled “Dimensions and Implications of Drug
Trafficking and Drug Abuse in India” at International Conference of
UNESCO-MOST Project at ICSSR on November 1, 1999 (joint
authorship with Prof. D.N. Rao)
in National Consultation Workshop on “Gender Issues in
Reproductive Health with Special Focus on HIV/AIDS”, at PHD House,
organized by NIPCCD and NACO (Government of India) on February
in three-day International Millennium Conference on “Population,
Development and Environmental Nexus”, jointly organized by UNFPA, IASP
and Population Foundation of India, on February 14-16, 2000 at
PHD House (New Delhi).
to participate in a Two-day International Workshop on “VISION 2020
for the Social Sciences” at IIC, organized by ICSSR on January
to participate in Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Centenary
International Conference on “Sustainable Economic, Social and
Political Reforms in the Information Age” at IIC, organized by ICSSR
on January 15-17, 2001
to participate in a Three-day National Seminar on “Disaster
Management: its Economic, Social and Political Consequences” at IIC,
organized by ICSSR on February 7-9, 2001
in a Three-day National Seminar on Tribal Health in India: Present
Status and Future Strategies” organized by NIHFW (Ministry of Health
and Family Welfare) on February 10, 2001
to attend the Sir Dorab Tata Memorial Lecture by Nobel Laureate
(Economics) Professor Amartya Sen on “The Indian Identity” at Taj Mahal
Hotel (New Delhi) on
February 26, 2001
organized by Sir Dorab Tata Memorial Trust.
2ndInternational Conference on ‘Identity, Representation
and Belonging’ organized by Australian High Commission, ICSSR and JNU
at India Habitat Centre, 15th January, 2004
in Two-day National Seminar on ‘Education of Minorities’, March
11-12, 2004 at NCERT. Chaired a session on ‘Literacy in
Mother Tongue’, March 12, 2004.
a National Seminar on ‘Changing Social Formations in Contemporary
India’, organized by School of Social Sciences, JNU, 24-26
a International Seminar on ‘Models of Leadership for World Peace’,
organized by Inter-religious and International Federation for World
Peace, at India International Centre (New Delhi), 5th
a National Seminar on ‘Equal Opportunities, Affirmative Action and
the Scheduled Castes: Challenges and Prospects’, organized by CSSS (Dr.
Ambedkar Chair), SSS, 23-24 October, 2003.
in a month-long International Youth Retreat-cum-Symposium held
at different parts of South Korea during June, 23 to July 27, 2005
ICRIER’s Silver Jubilee Conference on “India and The Global Economy’ at
Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on November 6-7, 2006 organized by Indian
Council for Research on International Economic Relations.
in International Symposium on ‘Hindu-Christian Amity in India: Model for
Meeting the Challenges of Globalization’ at Hotel The Grand New Delhi
organized by RJS-KAK,
November 18-19, 2006.
in Two-day Conference on ‘Rights, Survival and Protests: India in the Age
of Reforms’ organized by CPS/SSS, JNU on February 1-2, 2007
on Television/Press Conference/ Chief Guest:
the eve of a Month-long Drug De-addiction Programmes organized for
the first time in Jawaharlal Nehru University during
1988 to 2nd October, 1988.
September, 1988 I attended a The Times of India Press conference
jointly organized by Delhi Nashabandi Samiti at Hotel Kanishka to
highlight on the programmes related to Month-long Drug De-addiction
Programme at JNU
1992 I was interviewed by the Star News Channel for the first
time on the issue of ‘Education and peace’.
4. In 1994,
at the Siri Fort Auditorium I was interviewed by DD news channel on
‘World Friendship and Inter-religious Marriage Ceremony’ organized by
World Federation for World Peace and Member of the Organizing Committee.
the National Seminar at the ICSSR (New Delhi) on ‘Literacy in Mother
Tongue: Problems and Prospects’ in August, 2001. The DD News
Channel interviewed me on the importance of literacy in mother tongue and
telecast the programme where our Vice-Chanellor, Prof. Asis Dutta was
(New Delhi) interviewed on 7 September, 2003 on the eve of International
Literacy Day of 8th September to talk on ‘Literacy and
Development’ and it was telecast in Evening programme called
Surkheeya at 7 p.m.
to be Chief Guest on the Birthday Celebration of Sir Baden Powell,
Founder of Scouts and Guides, Kendriya Vidyalaya JNU, 22 February, 2004.
on South Korean TV Channel, Arirang, when I went to participate in
International Youth Retreat/Symposium (from June 23 to July 26, 2005)
three times on various topics related to Youth problems in contemporary
society. I was also interviewed by the Korean Reporter belong to
Goodnews Publishing House on 23 July, 2005
Interviewed by S-1 TV News Channel on Drug Problems in Delhi-Causes
and consequences, on 23 October, 2005 and telecasted on 23.10.2005.
a Talk on “Nature and Magnitude of Drug Trafficking in India and
Asian Region”, at National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Sciences
(NIC&FS), Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs), April 25, 2000.
a Talk on “Drug abuse: Prevention and Control strategies”, at
National Institute Criminology & Forensic Sciences, July 10, 2000
a Talk on “Effects of Drug abuse on Youth and Children”, at
National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Sciences, October 12, 2000
a Talk on “Drug Trafficking and Abuse in Asian Countries”, at
National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Sciences, October 17, 2000
a Talk on “Effects and Consequences of Drug Abuse among youth and
children”, at the National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Sciences (National
Institute of Criminology & Forensic Sciences), Ministry of Home Affairs,
New Delhi, 16th July 2003.
a Talk as Resource Person on ‘Scope of on Drug Abuse Research
in Social Sciences’, organized by International Institute of Adult and
Lifelong Education, New Delhi, 8th December, 2003
in Discussion Session on ‘Literacy in Urban Setting: Some Research
Issues’, India Habitat Centre (organized by
Delhi University and Jamia Millia
Islamia), New Delhi on 27 March, 2004.
an Inaugural Lecture on “Drug Abuse among Youth in South Asian
Countries” in a Workshop on Substance Abuse organized by Delhi University
in collaboration with National Institute of Social Defence (Govt. of India),
December 15, 2004
series of Interactive sessions on ‘Drug abuse and Youth Problems in
Contemporary India’ at the International Youth Meet held at Seoul Stadium
at Seoul, South Korea in June-July, 2005.