SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES & HUMANITIES
Profile of Faculty

DR. SUJIT KUMAR CHOUDHARY

Assistant Professor
Sociology

Ph.D. - JNU, New Delhi
M.Phil - JNU, New Delhi
M.A. in Sociology - JNU, New Delhi
UGC NET (Sociology)

Cell: +91-9939453225 E-Mail sujitjnu@gmail.com

Area of Specialization   Sociology of Education, Sociological Thinkers and Theories, Methodology in Social Sciences, Sociology of Development, Sociology of Indian Society and Sociology of Marginalised Groups especially Tribes.
Courses Taught  

Research Methodology (LL.M.), Introduction to Sociology (B.A.LL.B.),Sociological Theory (B.A.LL.B.), Sociological Thought (B.A.LL.B.), Indian Society: Structure & Processes (B.A.LL.B.), Sociology of Development (B.A.LL.B.),Social Anthropology (B.A.LL.B.), Sociology of Law (B.A.LL.B.),Social Psychology (B.A.LL.B.)

 

Professional Experience   1. Assistant Professor (Regular) in Sociology, School of Social Sciences & Humanities, Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ), Ranchi, since September 3, 2012.
2. Assistant Professor (Permanent) in Sociology, School of Juridical and Social Sciences, Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur (C.G.), from August 8, 2009 to September 1, 2012.
3. Research Assistant at the Institute of Social Sciences (ISS), Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, in the Project entitled “Induction of Women in Central Police Forces: Their Impact on the Forces and the Early Retirement Scheme” sponsored by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, from September 5, 2008 to February 28, 2009 (6 months).
Administrative Responsibilities Taken   1. Proctor at HNLU, Raipur, from October 3, 2009 to September 1, 2012.
2. Warden of Boys Hostel, HNLU, from October 10, 2009 to October 23, 2009.
3. Faculty Advisor of Cultural & Fine Arts Committee, HNLU, from October 3, 2009 to September 1, 2012.
4. Faculty Coordinator of Literary & Debating Committee, HNLU, from October 3, 2009 to September 1, 2012.
5. Faculty Advisor of Public Relations Committee, HNLU, from October 3, 2009 to September 1, 2012.
6. Member of the Remedial Course Committee for the Depressed Classes, HNLU, from August 23, 2011 to September 1, 2012.
7. Member of the Scrutiny Committee for the Advt. No. HNLU 01/2011.
8. Member of Admission Committee for the admission processes 2011 at HNLU.
9. Member of Admission Committee for the admission processes 2012 at HNLU.
Academic and other prestigious Distinctions   1)Awarded with Shiksha Rattan Puruskar for Meritorious Services, Outstanding Performance and Remarkable Role in the Field of Education by India International Friendship Society at New Delhi on 20th December 2012
2) Awarded with BHARAT JYOTI AWARD in 2012 for Best Academic Foundational Work in Sociology discipline by India International Friendship Society, New Delhi.
3) Awarded Katha Young Ambassador Award in 2008 by Katha Foundation (an NGO), New Delhi.
4) NET (National Educational Testing) qualified in Sociology conducted by University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi in June, 2004.
5) Dr. Ambedkar Fellowship conferred for Doctoral Research for the year 2005-2006 by Ambedkar Chair, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
6) Ph.D. Fellowship granted by University Grants Commission, New Delhi for the Year 2007-2008.
7) University Topper at the Graduation Level (BA), SKU, Dumka (Jharkhand), 1997.
8) Secured CGPA- 9 out of 9 scales (100%) in a course entitled “Adult Education in India” at MA level.
Memberships of Professional Bodies   1. Membership for 4 years (2014-2017), International Sociological Association, Madrid, Spain..
2. Life Member, Comparative Education Society of India (CESI), an Affiliate of World Congress of Comparative Education Societies.
3. Life Member, Indian Sociological Society (ISS), New Delhi
4. Life Member, All India Association for Educational Research (AIAER)
5. Life Member, Book Club, National Book Trust (NBT), New Delhi
Participation in Professional Courses   1. Refresher Course in “Research Methodology in Social Science” at the UGC-Academic Staff College, Ranchi University, Ranchi from 10.02.2014 to 02.03.2014 and Scored Grade A..
2. 84th Orientation Course at the UGC-Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, from 04.03.2013 to 28.03.2013 and Scored Grade A.
Conferences/Seminars Organized   1. Member in the Organizing Committee of UGC Sponsored Two-Day National Seminar on Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution in India: Issues and Challenges at Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh on 24th and 25th March 2012.
2. Member in the Organizing Committee of ICSSR Sponsored Two-Day National Seminar on National Seminar on Decentralized Governance and Changing Paradox of Development in Rural Areas, organized by Centre for Human Rights & Conflict Management and Centre for International Relations, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi from September 11-12, 2013.
Coveted Positions in Seminars/Conferences as Chairperson/Discussant/Moderator   1. Chairperson in the Regional Workshop and Open Forum for Media and NGOs on Minority Rights and Issues, organized by Agricultural Finance Corporation, New Delhi & Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India at Accord Hotel, Ranchi (Jharkhand), March 25, 2014.
2.“Higher Education in Jharkhand” in the Plenary Session of Jharkhand Higher Education Conclave: Challenges, Opportunities & Road Ahead, organized by Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) at Hotel BNR Chanakya, Ranchi on 6th  March 2014.
3. Moderator in 2 parallel sessions entitled “Globalisation and Challenges to Rural Development” and “Decentralized Governance and Challenges” in the National Seminar on National Seminar on Decentralized Governance and Changing Paradox of Development in Rural Areas, organized by Centre for Human Rights & Conflict Management and Centre for International Relations, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi from September 11-12, 2013.
Paper Presentations  

- International Seminars/Conferences
1. “Education & Tribal Society: A Study of Jharkhand (India)” in the International Conference on Education, Diversity and Democracy, organized by Department of Economics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata in Collaboration with Comparative Education Society of India (CESI), December 28-30, 2013.
2.“Opportunities & Challenges of Globalization in Indian Higher Education” in the International Conference of All India Association for Educational Research (AIAER) on Learning Community for Global Education Reform, organized by Institute of Professional Studies, Gwalior (M.P.), November 18-20, 2011.
3."Role of State in the Education of Tribals” in the International Conference on Rethinking Education Policy, organized by the Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad in Collaboration with Comparative Education Society of India (CESI), November 16 -18, 2011.
4. “Teaching-Learning Methods: Some Empirical Observations” in the International Conference on Open and Distance Learning for Social Justice, organized by the Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, March 22-24, 2011.
5. "Issues and Challenges to Right to Education: An Empirical Analysis of Tribals in Jharkhand" in the Global Conclave of Young Scholars of Indian Education (An International Conference), organized by the National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), New Delhi, January 27-29, 2011.
6. “Educational Status of Tribal Girls: An Analysis of Chhattisgarh State” in the International Seminar of the Learning Community on Innovative Practices in Education, organized by Heeralal Yadav Balika Degree College, Lucknow (UP) in collaboration with Learning Community, June 18-19, 2011.

-National Seminars/Confernces
7. "Role of NGOs in Educational Development of Tribals: A Comparative Study of Two Villages of Jharkhand (India)” in the National Seminar on Decentralized Governance and Changing Paradox of Development in Rural Areas, organized by Centre for Human Rights & Conflict Management and Centre for International Relations, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, September 11-12, 2013.
8.”Status of Implementation of Provisions of RTE among Tribals in Central India” in the National Seminar on Mainstreaming Tribals in Central India: Issues and Challenges organized by Madhya Pradesh Institute of Social Science Research, Ujjain, March 28 & 29, 2014 (through Skype).
9. “Effectiveness of RTE on Quality of Education” in the National Seminar on Strategies for Human Development and People’s Participation: Challenges and Prospects in Rural India, organized by Madhya Pradesh Institute of Social Science Research, Ujjain, February 12 - 13, 2014 (through Skype).
10. “Analyzing Tribal Development Programmes in Their Education: An Empirical Study of Jharkhand” in the National Seminar on Development and Discontent in Contemporary Tribal India, organized by M. P. Institute of Social Science Research (Ujjain), February 28-29, 2012.
11. “Role of Cooked Mid-Day Meal in the Universalization of Primary Education: A Study of Jharkhand” in the 37th All India Sociological Conference on Sociology and the Crisis of Social Transformation in India during Diamond Jubilee celebration of Indian Sociological Society at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, December 11-13, 2011.
12. "Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan: Issues, Dimensions and Challenges" in the 36th All India Sociological Conference on Development, Polity and Social Tensions, organized by Ravenshaw University, Cuttack (Orissa), December 27-29, 2010.
13. “Issues And Challenges to Right to Education: An Analysis in the Light of Inclusive Policy” in the National Seminar on Inclusive Growth and Social Tensions, organized by Department of Economics, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, October 6-7, 2010
14. “Medium of Instruction in Schooling among Tribes in India” in the National Seminar on Democratic Governance and Human Development: Stocktaking and Future Strategies, organized by Madhya Pradesh Institute of Social Science Research, Ujjain, January 28-29, 2010.
15. “Changing Aspects of Castes Based Social Exclusion in India” in the National Seminar on Human Development and Social Exclusion, organized by Department of Economics, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, October 6-7, 2008.
16. “Disability and its Manifestation in Social Sphere: A Sociological Analysis in India” in the National Seminar on Disability, Employment and Human Rights in India (Sponsored by Planning Commission, National Human Rights Commission and ICSSR, New Delhi), organized at IMA Hall, Patna (Bihar), by the Society for Social Empowerment (New Delhi), March 29-31, 2007.
17. "Understanding Social Capital” on the Sociology Workshop at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, March 23-24, 2008.
18.“The Concept of Social Capital and Tribal Education in India” at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in the year 2006.

Books Published   1. Thinkers and Theories in Sociology: From Comte to Giddens, Gagandeep Publications, New Delhi, 2006. ISBN: 81-88865-25-7.
2. Education, NGOs and Social Capital: A Micro Study of Tribals, Satyam Books, New Delhi, 2011. ISBN: 978-81-902883-8-5.
Forthcoming Books Publication  

1. Sociological Theory, VDM Verlag, Germany likely to be published by December, 2012.
2. Contemporary Issues on Education, Lombart Academic Publications, Germany likely to be published by November, 2012.

Research Papers Published in Referred/Peer-reviewed Journals   1. Programmes & Government Initiatives of ECCE in India, Contemporary Discourse: A Peer Reviewed International Journal. Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2012, Pp. 19-24. ISSN 0976-3686.
2. Higher Education in India: A Socio-historical Journey from Ancient Period to 2006-07, The Journal of Educational Enquiry, Issue 8, No.1, University of South Australia, July 2008, Pp. 50-72. ISSN: 1444-5530
3. Women, Higher Education and Occupational Discrimination: An Indian Experience, International Journal for Women & Gender Research. Vol. 1, No. 1, January-June, 2007, Pp. 72-74.
4. Understanding Ethnography, Social Action, Vol. 59, No. 2, April – June, 2009, New Delhi, Pp. 213-226. ISSN: 0037-7627.
5. Role of Language in Education and the Formation of Social Status, Journal of Indian Education, Vol. XXXI, No.3, November 2005, NCERT, New Delhi, Pp. 42-51. ISSN: 0972-5628.
6. Uchh Shiksha main Mahilayoan ki Istithi avm Vayavsayik Vedbhav, Pariprekshya (in Hindi), Year 14, Issue 3, December, 2007, National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), New Delhi, Pp.51-56. ISSN: 0972-7515.
7. Dalit Shiksha ka Samajshastriya Avlokan, Pariprekshya (in Hindi), Year 18, Issue 1, April 2011, National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), New Delhi, Pp. 51-56. ISSN: 0972-7515.
Research Papers Published in Reputed Journals   1. The Birth of New Middle Class, One India One People, Vol. 12/5, Mumbai, December 2008, Pp. 43-44. RNI No. 66632/97.
2. Higher Education and Social Stratification in India, Mainstream, Vol. XLIV, No. 16, April 8, 2006, New Delhi, Pp.32-34. RNI No. 7064/62.
3. On Social Capital, Third Concept: An International Journal of Ideas, February 2006, 228, New Delhi, Pp.21-24. ISSN: 0970-7247.
4. Scheduled Castes in Higher Education, Mainstream, Vol. XLV, No. 24, June 2, 2007, New Delhi, Pp. 20-24. RNI No. 7064/62.
Papers contributed in edited volumes   1. Social Exclusion and Elementary Education: A Case Study of STs in India, in Exclusion and Discrimination: Concepts, Perspectives and Challenges, edited by Y. Chinna Rao and S. Karakoti, Kanishka Publishers, New Delhi, 2010. Pp. 245-271. ISBN: 978-81-8457-224-7.
2. Educational Status of Tribal Girls, in Social Aspects of Education edited by D.K.Singh, APH Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, 2011. Pp. 80-96. ISBN: 978-81-313-1231-5.
3. Media Ka Dalit Upekshabhav (in Hindi) in Media aur Dalit, edited by Shyoraj Singh Baichen and S.S. Gautam, Gautam Book Centre, New Delhi, 2009. Pp. 63-70. ISBN: 978-81-87733-68-3.
4. Scheduled Castes in Higher Education, Mainstream, Vol. XLV, No. 24, June 2, 2007, New Delhi, Pp. 20-24. RNI No. 7064/62.
Forthcoming Paper Publications   1. Policies and Programmes on ECCE in India: An Evaluation, Journal of Indian Education. February 2012, NCERT, New Delhi. ISSN: 0972-5628.
2. “Medium of Instruction in Schooling among Tribes in India”, in Democratic Governance and Human Development in India, edited by Yatindra Singh Sisodia, Rawat Publications, Jaipur & New Delhi.
3. Teaching-Learning Methods: An Observation, Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, A Peer-reviewed International Journal, ISSN 1531-7714.
Book Reviews Published   1) Reservation and Private Sector: Quest for Equal Opportunities and Growth, edited by Sukhdeo Thorat, Aryama & Prashant Negi, Rawat Publications, Jaipur and New Delhi, 2005, Journal of Indian Education, Vol. XXXI, No. 1, May 2005, NCERT, New Delhi. Pp. 53-55. ISSN: 0972-5628.
2) Indigenous Education at Crossroads: James Bay Cree and the Tribal People of Orissa, by Lauren Alcorn, Sikshasandhan, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, 2006. Mainstream, Vol. XLV, No. 31, New Delhi. Pp. 29-30. RNI No. 7064/62.
3) The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Philosophy of Education, edited by Wilfred Carr, Routledge, London and New York, 2005. Journal of Indian Education, November 2006, NCERT, New Delhi. Pp. 131-134. ISSN: 0972-5628.