Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Management

 

Profile of Faculty

Dr Rajashree Padhi
Assistant Professor& Co-ordinator
Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Management
Ph D- University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
MPhil-University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
MA-University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

rajashree.padhi@cuj.ac.in

 

 

Area of Specialization  

Governance and Public Policy, Human Rights, Rural Development

Courses Taught  

Indian Government and Politics, Political Theory, International Relation, Public Policy, Gender and Development, Rural Development, Contemporary Development Discourse, State Society and Governance.

Teaching Experience  
  • Assistant Professor, Centre for Coaching and Career Planning, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
  • Assistant Professor, Centre for Development Studies, School of Social Sciences and Policy, Central University of Bihar.
  • Lecturer, ST Ann’s Degree College for Women, Hyderabad.

Research Experience

 

 
  • Research Associate at National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad under WB-NAIP-ICAR Project.
  • Research Fellow in National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad.

Project Experience

 
  1. Conferred with an ICSSR sponsored Major Project title “Innovation in Delivery of Mid-Day Meals Scheme through Public Private Partnership: A study of ISCKON and Akshaya Patra in India”, 2014-16.
  2. Associated in a NAIP/ICAR Project “Development of a set of Alternative ICT Models based on a Study and Analysis of the major ICT initiatives in agriculture in India to meet the information need of the Indian farmers” (2009-11).
  3. Completed a major project on “Right to Food and Mid-Day Meals Scheme: A Comparative Study of Tamil Nadu and Orissa”, funded by Ministry of Rural development (2005-07).
Paper Published  
  1. Padhi, Rajashree, “Innovations in Delivery of Mid-Day Meals Scheme through Public Private Partnership: A Study of ISCKON and Akshaya Patra Foundation”, in Rumki Basu (Ed.) ‘Making Democratic Governance Work: Reinventing Public Service Delivery Systems in India’, Bloomsbury, New Delhi, 2014.

  2. Padhi, Rajashree, “Innovation in Delivery of Mid-Day Meal Scheme through Public Private Partnership: Involvement of Akshaya Patra Foundation in India”, in R. K Mishra (Ed.) book Public Private Partnership: The Need of the Hour, Bloomsbury, New Delhi, 2014, Pp. 231-240.

  3. Rao, V. Madhava, R.R. Hermon, Rajashree Padhi and P. Anuradha, “Empowering the Rural Farming Community: A Case of Community Radio in Jharkhand”, Journal of Agricultural Extension Management, MANAGE, Hyderabad, Vol XIV No. 2 July - December, 2013.

  4. Padhi, Rajashree, “School Meals Scheme: Response of the Indian State”, Journal of Governance and Public Policy, Vol-2, Issue-1, January-March 2012, Pp 46-53.

  5. Padhi, Rajashree and Samanta Sahu “Deepening Democracy and People’s Movements: The Context of Access to Drinking Water” in R K Mishra and Samanta Sahu (Ed) Water Governance, Allied Publications, New Delhi, 2012.

  6. Padhi, Rajashree, “School Meal Programme in India: Digitalization for Effective Implementation”, in Dhirendra Vajpeyi and R K Mishra, (Ed), Global Governance Conflict Resolution and Sustainable Development, MacMillan India Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, 2012.

  7. Rao, V. Madhava, R.R. Hermon, Rajashree Padhi and P. Anuradha, “Common Service Center: A Tool for Empowerment of Rural Farming Community in India”,Journal of Agricultural Extension Management, MANAGE, Hyderabad, Vol-XII, No-02, July-December, 2011.

  8. Sahu, Samanta and Rajashree Padhi, “System Dynamic Approach to Urban Drinking Water Supply: From Centralized to Decentralized-Local Solutions” , in Mrudula Sahaya’s edited book on “System Dynamism of India”, MacMillan India Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, 2011.

  9. “Towards a Nutrition Secure India: Intervention of the Government”, Paper submitted to the National Seminar on Food and Nutrition Security through State Intervention, held at Meghalaya conducted by Indian society of Agricultural Research, November 9-11, 2006. The abstract for the paper has been published in the Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol-61, No-3, July-September 2006, Page-441.

  10. Padhi, Rajashree, “Mainstreaming Gender in Disaster Mitigation” in Mamata Swain, J. Lenka and M. Mallick (ed),  Gender Perspective in Disaster Management, Serials Publishers, New Delhi, 2007.

  11. Sahu, Samanta and Rajashree Padhi, “HIV-AIDS: Prevention through Information, Communication and Education (ICE)”, in S.K Bhanj and R. Chinnadurai’s (ed), “ Issues Related to Planning and Sustainable Livelihood Settlement for HIV/AIDS Affected People in Rural Areas, NIRD Publication, Hyderabad, July 2008.

  12. Sahu, Samanta and Rajashree Padhi, “Access to Drinking Water in India: State and Market Interventions”, in B.K Thapliyal, S.S.P. Sharma, P. Shivram and U. Hemant Kumar(Ed) Democratization of Water, Serial Publishers, New Delhi, 2008.

Papers Presented:

 
  1. Padhi, Rajashree and Ashok Nimesh, “the politics of hunger and democratic deprivation of Indian children: a case of Jharkhand state”, in a two day national seminar on tribal governance & tribal development in Globalized World : Issues & Challenges on 4th & 5th of September, 2015 in collaboration with United Nation's Children Fund (UNICEF), Jharkhand.

  2. Padhi, Rajashree, “Innovation in Delivery of Mid-Day Meal Scheme through Public Private Partnership: Involvement of Akshaya Patra Foundation in India”, presented paper in a two day International Conference on Public Private Partnership-Need of the Hour jointly organized by Institute of Public Enterprises (Hyderabad, India) and International Centre for Promotion of Enterprises (Slovenia) from 23rd to 24th January, 2014.

  3. Padhi, Rajashree, “Innovations in Delivery of Mid-Day Meals Scheme through Public Private Partnership: A Study of ISCKON and Akshaya Patra Foundation”, presented  paper in a two day National Seminar on Making Democratic Governance Work: Reinventing Public Service Delivery Systems in India held by Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi from 05-06 November, 2013.

  4. Padhi, Rajashree “Right to Food and Exclusion of Tribal Children in Mid-Day Meals Scheme: A Comparative Study of Tamil Nadu and Orissa” presented in a two day National Seminar in Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi from 11-12 October, 2012.

  5. Padhi, Rajashree, “Functioning of Village Education Committee in implementation of Right to Education in India: A Comparative Study of Tamil Nadu and Orissa”, presented a paper in a three day International Conference on Decentralization and People’s Participation, commenced on 20-23 December, 2012 at KILA, Trissur, Kerala.

  6. Paper title “Field Efficiency Determination Using ICT: A Case Study of Information Technology Mediated Agriculture Extension System of Jharkhand, India” is selected for presentation in a three day 8th Biennial International Workshop on Advances in Energy Studies: Energy Studies and Development- The Changing Global Context going to commence on October 25 to 27, 2012 at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai-India.

  7. Presented a paper on “Deepening Democracy and People’s Movements: The Context of Access to Drinking Water” in a two days National Seminar on Governance and Management of Drinking Water: Issues and Challenges held in Institute of Public Enterprises, Hyderabad during 14-15 February 2012.

  8. Padhi, Rajashree and Samanta Sahu, “School Meal Programme in India: Digitalization for Effective Implementation”, National Seminar on E-Governance, Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, India, January 9-10, 2012.

  9. Padhi, Rajashree and Samanta Sahu, “Role of Universities in Promoting Higher Education”, International Conference on Quality in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunity in India, Institute of Public Enterprise and HRD Department, Government of Bihar, Patna, India, 20-21 October 2011.

  10. Undertaken a session in an International Training Programme on “Decentralized Governance: Pro Poor Initiatives” organized by Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) and Centre for Panchayati Raj, National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), Hyderabad held from 14th February 2011 to 23rd February 2011.

  11. Padhi, Rajashree and Samanta Sahu, ‘Necessity of Civil Society for a Right-Based Approach to Development in India’ in PRIA Vth International Conference on ‘Citizenship and Governance: Re-Visioning Social Transformation in the 21st Century’, held at New Delhi during 27-29 February 2008.

  12. Presented a paper on ‘Digitalizing the Gram Panchayat for Effective Implementation of School Meal Programme in Orissa’ for a 2 days National Workshop hold at University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, on August 30 - 31, 2010.

  13. Presented a paper on “School Meal Programme in India: Digitization for Effective Implementation” in a two day Annual Conference on Global Governance, Conflict Resolution and Sustainable Development hold on December 22-23 December, 2010 organized by International Political Science Association (RC 35- Technology and Development) at Institute of Public Enterprises, Hyderabad, India.

  14. “Mid-Day Meal Scheme and Children in Tribal Areas”, A Paper presented in the National Seminar on ‘Strategy for Poverty Alleviation among Tribal’s’, 20-22 March 2006, National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), Hyderabad.

  15. Participated and presented a paper in Three Day Workshops on “Alternative Livelihoods for the HIV Affected People in the Rural Areas”, held at NIRD during March 9-11, 2007.

  16. Attended a Two Day National Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts at ICRISAT, Hyderabad during 22-23 March, 2004.

  17. Participated in a Three Day “National Convention on Right to Food of the Children” during 23rd to 26th of November, 2004 at Uppal X Road, Hyderabad.


Curriculum Development   Prepared two sets of question papers for Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) 2013 ON Human Rights and Conflict Management.
Contributed two chapters for NIRD-UoH Distance Education Course Material for 2009-2010
    1. Democratic Decentralization: People’s Participation and Panchayat Raj
    2. Assessment of Rural Development Programme in India
Contributed one Paper on World Social Forum for University of Hyderabad’s Distance Education Programme on International Governance for 2010.
Refresher/Orientation Programme Attended  
  1. Completed Refresher Course in Political Science, Program organized by UGC Academic Staff College, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi from 05th November to 28th November, 2015  as part of Career Advancement Scheme of UGC.

  2. Completed Orientation Program organized by UGC Academic Staff College, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi from 15th July to 14th August, 2013 as part of Career Advancement Scheme of UGC.
  3. Participated in the orientation training programme on use of Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) NAIP- ICAR Project on ICT Applications in Agriculture” during December 12-14, 2009 in NIRD Hyderabad.
Workshops and Seminars Attended  
  1. Participated in one week UGC-SAM (Sensitization-Awareness-Motivation) Workshop on Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education held from 24th April 2012 to 28th April 2012 at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
  2. Attended a week Workshop on Research Writing and Publication from July 12 - 17, 2010 conducted by EPW at UGC Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad.
  3. Participated in a week training programme on “Geo-ICT Application in Agriculture and Knowledge Management conducted by Government of Orissa un RKVY scheme in National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad from 16/05/11 to 20/05/11.
  4. Participated in Two Day National Workshop on Implementation of RTI: Issues and Trends”, at the University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad during 11-12 August 2009.
  5. Participated in Three Day Workshops on “Alternative Livelihoods for the HIV Affected People in the Rural Areas”, held at NIRD during March 9-11, 2007.
  6. Attended a Two Day National Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts at ICRISAT, Hyderabad during 22-23 March, 2004. Participated in a Three Day “National Convention on Right to Food of the Children” during 23rd to 26th of November, 2004 at Uppal X Road, Hyderabad.
  7. Participated in a Three Day “National Convention on Right to Food of the Children” during 23rd to 26th of November, 2004 at Uppal X Road, Hyderabad.

Seminar/Conference/Workshop Organized

 
  1. Organized a two day National Seminar “Decentralized Governance and Changing Paradox of Development in Rural Areas” on 11th and 12th September, 2013 at Central University of Jharkhand.
  2. Organized a two day guest lectures by Dr Roshmi Goswami on Gender Justice and Role of the State  and Post Globalisation and Challenges to Human Rights in India on 6th and 7th February, 2013 respectively at Central University of Jharkhand.

Guest Lecture/Invited Lecture/Resource Person

 
  1. Invited as resource person in 10 days Research Methodology Workshop for Social Science and Management Students in National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichy-Tamil Nadu from 22-04-2013 to 23-04-2013.
  2. Nominated for a day National Seminar on “Recommendation of National Human Rights Commission on Human Rights Education at the University and College Level” conducted by NHRC on 12-12-2012 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
Administrative/Academic Position Held  
  1. In-charge Head of the Department for Human Rights and Conflict Management, Central University of Jharkhand from November 2015 to till date.

  2. Co-ordinator of Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Management, Central University of Jharkhand from September 2012 to October 2013.

  3. Deputed as Centre observer for Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET), 2013 at Ranchi Jharkhand.

  4. Member of Board of Studies in Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities and Social Science, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi.

  5. Member of Board of Studies in Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Management, School of Humanities and Social Science, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi.

  6. Member of School Board, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi.
Academic Distinction Achieved   UGC-NET in Political Science.
Research Fellow at National Institute of Rural Development 
ICSSR Institutional Doctoral Fellow at CSES, Hyderabad.