Centre for Tribal and Customary Law

 

Profile of Faculty

Shamsher  Alam

Assistant Professor

Centre for Tribal and Customary Law
School for the Study of Culture

 

Ph.D. (pursuing)
Master Degree in Anthropology - Gold Medalist (with distinction)
Bachelor Degree (Hons.) in Anthropology - University Topper (with distinction)
Bachelor of General Laws
UGC-NET-JRF (Anthropology)

 

Mobile : +91 - 9334230506
E-mail : shamsher@live.com / shamsher[dot]alam@cuj.ac.in / shamsher[dot]alam@gov.in

Interest  Area

 

Tribal Administration / Welfare / Development, Research Methodology, Heritage Conservation, Research Ethics.

Professional Experience

 

Assistant Professor, Centre for Tribal and Customary Law, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi.

24th August 2012 to till date.

Memberships

 
  • Indian Science Congress, Kolkata, India.
  • Indian Anthropological Association, New Delhi, India
  • Association of the Socio-Economic Development Studies, Lucknow, India.
  • Indian Association for Women's Studies (IAWS), New Delhi, India
  • International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), Osaka, Japan.
  • Indian Sociological Society, New Delhi, India.

Awards and Honours

 

 
  • Awarded the UGC-NET-Junior Research Fellowship for pursuing Doctoral Research.
  • Gold Medal for being the University Topper in M.A. (Anthropology).
  • Merit Certificate for being the University Topper in B.A. (Hons.) in Anthropology.

Co-Academic / Administrative Engagements

 
  • Hostel Warden (Male), Central University of Jharkhand. (18 April 2013 - 17 April 2015)
  • Member (Central Admission Committee), Central University of Jharkhand (2013/14/15).
  • Member, Board of Studies, Centre for Tribal and Customary Law, Central University of Jharkhand.
  • Member, School Board, School for the Study of Culture, Central University of Jharkhand.

Curriculum Development

 
  • Developed Eight (08) papers in the syllabus of the M.A and LL.M. Programmes offered by Centre for Tribal & Customary Law, Central University of Jharkhand.
     

Participation and Presentation in Seminars

 

01. Presented paper titled “Panchayati Raj and Rural Development” at the UGC National Seminar on Panchayati Raj Institutions and Mobilization of Weaker sections in Jharkhand; Venue-K.B College Bermo, Bokaro. (14-15 May 2007)

02. Presented paper titled “Safeguards for SC and ST for bringing them in Mainstream Society” at the National Seminar on the Role of Central Government in the Development of SC & ST ; Venue - K.B. College Bermo, Bokaro. (21-22 September 2007)

03. Presented paper titled “Human Rights and Role of Anthropology” at the International Seminar on Human Rights in the Era of Globalisation ; Venue - Ranchi University, Ranchi. (26-28 February 2008)

04. Presented paper titled “Preservation of Tribal Culture and Heritage” at the National Seminar on Development of Anthropology in Pre-Independent and Post-Independent Periods; Venue - Ranchi University, Ranchi. (17-19 December 2010)

05. Presented paper titled “Ethnomedicinal Practices among the Birhors of Demotand, Hazaribag” at the UGC sponsored National Seminar; Venue - Department of Anthropology, Ranchi University, Ranchi.(25-26 March 2011)

06. Rapporteur in the UGC sponsored National Seminar on The Process of Development and the Present Living Condition of the Tribes in India; Venue - Centre for Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Pondicherry University. (19-20 March 2012)

07. Presented paper titled “Preservation of Cultural Legacy of Tribal People” at the International Seminar on Voices of the Margin : Society, Culture and Exclusion ; Venue - Central University of Jharkhand. (20-22 February 2013)

08. Presented paper titled “Role and Importance of Customary Laws in Tribal Governance” at the National Seminar on Decentralized Governance and Changing Paradox of Development in Rural Areas ; Venue - Central University of Jharkhand. (11-12 September 2013)

09. Presented paper titled “Envisioning Amelioration of Child Labour in Jharkhand ” at the International Seminar on Human Resource ; Venue - Institute for Social Development and Research, Ranchi. (01-03 November 2014)

10. Presented paper titled “Role of Public Participation in Fostering National Integration” at the National Seminar on National Integration; Venue - Institute for Social Development and Research, Ranchi. (04-06 April 2015)

11. Presented paper titled “Implementation of PESA Act (A Reality Check)" at the National Seminar-cum-Workshop on Tribal Rights : Issues and Challenges in Jharkhand; Venue - National University for Study and Research in Law, Ranchi. (23-24 May 2015)

12. Presented paper titled “Cyber Technology : A Vice in Disguise" at the International Seminar on Crime : Factors and Solution; Venue - Institute for Social Development and Research, Ranchi. (02-04 October 2015)

13. Presented paper titled “Water Footprint Diminution : A Critical Stride Towards Sustainable Existence and Development" at the National Conference on Water and Sustainable Development; Venue - Central University of Jharkhand. (08-09 January 2016).

14. Presented paper titled "Facebook : The Gloomier Flank of Digital Socialization" at the National Conference on Mapping Practices in Psychology : Critical Issues and Current Perspectives; Venue - Nirmala College, Ranchi University, Ranchi. (07-08 February 2016).

15. Presented paper titled "Securing Food Security : A Challenge to Challenge" at the National Seminar on Livelihood and Food Culture of Tribes in India; Venue - Department of Anthropology, Ranchi University, Ranchi. (27-28 February 2016).

16. Presented paper titled "Soft Power Augmentation : The Shifting Paradigm in India’s Foreign Policy" at the National Seminar on India's Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy; Venue - Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi. (11-12 April 2016).

17. Presented paper titled "India’s Educational Aid to Neighbouring States : A Stride for Fortification of Diplomatic Relationships in South Asia" at the International Seminar on Good Governance; Venue - Institute for Social Development and Research, Ranchi. (23-25 April 2016).

18. Presented paper titled "Glitches and Inhibitions in Execution of MGNREGA" at the National Seminar on Agriculture, Rural and Tribal Development : Facts and Facets; Venue - Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Ranchi Campus, Ranchi. (14 May 2016).

19. Presented paper titled "Traditional Indian Architects : The Life of Blessed Souls" at the International Seminar on Diversity of Shilpa : Theory and its Application; Venue - Ranchi University, Ranchi. (14-16 May 2016).

20. Presented paper titled "Maulana Azad's Doctrine for Religious Harmony in Concurrent India" at the UGC sponsored National Seminar on Maulana Abul Kalam Azad's Political and Educational Thought and its Relevance in Present Times; Venue - Shaheed Smriti Hall, Morabadi Campus, Ranchi University, Ranchi. (20-21 May 2016).

21. Presented paper titled "The Pragmatic Analysis and Applicability of Prevention of Witch (DAAIN) Practices Act in Jharkhand, India" at the 11th International Seminar on Globalization and Society; Venue - Institute for Social Development and Research, Ranchi (08-10 April 2017).

22. Presented paper titled "Stirring from Dusk to Dawn : An Analysis of Endeavours for Bridging Digital Divide in the Classrooms of India" at the National Conference on Paradigm Shift from Developing to Developed India through Digitalization; Venue - Maharaja Surajmal Institute, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi (28-29 July 2017).

23. Presented paper titled "Colligating Research and Practice : An Analysis of Technology and Mathematics Education Among the Indigenous Communities of Jharkhand, India" at the 2nd International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering, Science and Management; Venue - Indian Federation of United Nations Associations (IFUNA), New Delhi (13 August 2017).

24. Presented paper titled "Phoenix of Erudition and Tutelage : A Gestalt of Budding Footprints of Digital Education in India" at the International Seminar on Management and Computing Technologies : Vision 2050; Venue - Ideal Institute of Management, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi (26 August 2017).

25. Presented paper titled "Protagonist Role of Education for Warranting Peace, Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Development" at the 6th International Conference on Sustainable Development of the Society : Current Trends and Future Outlook; Venue - Swami Shraddhanand College, University of Delhi, New Delhi (26-28 August 2017).

26. Presented paper titled "The Vanguard Role of Education in Annihilation of Witchcraft Persecution in Indigenous Spheres" at the International Conference on Recent Innovations in Engineering, Applied Sciences and Management; Venue - Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, New Delhi (10 September 2017).

27. Presented paper titled "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao : A Positive Discrimination to Repudiate the Negatives of Gender Incommensurateness" at the National Conference on Rethinking Contemporary Indian Polity; Venue - Amity University, Noida (14-15 September 2017).

28. Presented paper titled "Erudition from the Reminiscences : Buddhist Edification for Augmentation of Concurrent Indian Educational Arrangement " at the National Conference on Buddhism in Early Medieval India; Venue – Satyawati Evening College, University of Delhi, New Delhi (15 September 2017).

29. Presented paper titled "Witchcraft Persecution : An Instrument for Ostracising Females in the Indigenous World" at the 12th International Seminar on Development and Tribals, Venue - Institute for Social Development and Research, Ranchi (07-09 October 2017).

Workshops

 

01. International Workshop on Empirical Legal Research at National Law University, Dwarka, New Delhi, India. (2- 7th February 2013).

02. ICSSR sponsored Two Week Capacity Building Programme for Social Science Faculty Members (20th May to 3rd June 2013).

03.Post-Conference Workshop on Cruising your Way to Academic Success, Centre for Business Administration, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, India. (8th February 2014).

04. Orientation Programme at Human Resource Development Centre, Ranchi University, Ranchi. (12th March to 08th April 2015).

05. ICSSR sponsored 14 Days Capacity Building Programme for the Faculty Members in Social Science (10th May to 23rd May 2015).

06. Twelve Day Workshop on “Social Justice : Practice & Research” organized jointly by Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, India and University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Venue : IIT Gandhinagar (19-30 June 2017).

07. Special Winter School on “Changing Dimensions of Higher Education in India” organized by Human Resource Development Centre, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (11-30 December 2017).


Publications

 

01. The Academic Journey of Witchcraft Studies in India; Journal - Man in India, Volume - 97, Issue - 21, Page : 123-138, (September 2017).

02. झारखण्ड के कंवर आदिवासियों में स्वास्थ्य संबंधी अवधारणाएं एवं मानवजाति चिकित्सकीय प्रथाएं; Journal - Research Reinforcement, Volume - 05, Issue - 01, Page : 118-126, (November 2017).

03. Tribal Heritage Conservation in Jharkhand from an Anthropological Viewpoint; Journal - Indian Journal of Social Research, Volume - 58, Issue - 06, Page : 913-924, (December 2017).

04. Ground Realities and Inhibitions in Execution of MGNREGA in Jharkhand, India; Journal - Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Volume - 08, Issue - 01, Page : 74-93, (January 2018).