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Name Dr. Asmita Bhattacharyya
Designation Assistant Professor, Teacher-in-Charge
Department Name SOCIOLOGY
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 487
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Educational Qualification
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
PhDJadavpur University (as JRF-SRF of ISI, Kolkata)2014
MPhil (Sociology)Jadavpur University2004
UGC-NET in Sociology, for LectureshipUniversity Grants Commission (UGC)2003
M.A. (Sociology)Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.2002
3yr-.B.A. (Hons.) in Sociology Lady Brabourne College under Calcutta University (CU)2000
XII-standard Board ExaminationBhavan’s G.B.K. Vidya Mandir, Kolkata centre, under CBSE course1997
X-standard Board ExaminationBhavan’s G.B.K. Vidya Mandir, Kolkata centre, under CBSE course.1995

Career Profile / Teaching Experience
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Vidyasagar University since April 5, 2012.
Research Fellow,(2009-2012) Sociological Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
Part-time faculty (January-August, 2009)in Jaiprakash Institute of Social Work under Vidyasagar University .
Part-time faculty J.D.Birla Institute, Kolkata, 2008.
Part-time faculty, in Maulana Azad College, Kolkata, 2007-08.
Guest Faculty in Jadavpur University for three consecutive sessions of 2004-05, 2005-06 & 2006- 07.

Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Gender and Information Technology Sector
Labour market
Gender issues
Environment & Health

Course/ Subject Taught
Soc/202 Research Methods II: Qualitative Research Methods
Soc/303 Rural and Urban Societies
Soc/403- Civil Society and Civic action
Paper III (MPhil in Women study Centre) - Feminist Movements and Organisations
Paper IV (MPhil in Women study Centre) - Issues in Womens Empowerment
Paper VI (MPhil in Women study Centre) - Gender; Development and empowerment
Soc 403: Application of the Research Skills
Soc/102- Contemporary Trends in Marxian Traditions
Soc-104 (old) Advanced Sociological Theory
Soc- 302 (old)-Sociology of Gender and Politics
Soc-402 (old) Sociology of Environment and Demography
Soc 202 (old) Social Change in Modern India

Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Situating Marginalities in India: An IntroductionEdited book on Marginalities in India: Themes and Perspectives(eds.) Asmita Bhattacharyya & Sudeep Basu2018Springer Nature, Singapore, Print ISBN 978-981-10-5214-9 Online ISBN 978-981-10-5215-6
Unmasking the Masked Gendered Sociability: A Case of the Indian Software IndustryEdited book on Marginalities in India: Themes and Perspectives(eds.) Asmita Bhattacharyya & Sudeep Basu2018Springer Nature, Singapore, Print ISBN 978-981-10-5214-9Online ISBN978-981-10-5215-6
Contextualising Intergenerational Mobility of Women ‘Techies’ of Kolkata,Bangladesh e-Journal of Sociology,11(1):38-53; ISSN 1819-84652014Bangladesh Sociological Society
Gender Inclusivity in Information Communication Technology: Some policy indicationsInternational Journal of Humanities and Social Science Invention, 2(6):61-65; ISSN 2319 – 77142013IJHSSI
Women in Indian Information Technology (IT) sector: A Sociological AnalysisJournal of Humanities and Social Science (JHSS, 3(6)45-52;ISSN: 2279-0837, ISBN: 2279-0845. Having impact factor of 1.532012International Organisation of scientific Research (IOSR)
Women in Information Communications Technology (ICT): Opportunities and ConstraintsEdited book in Gender Deprivation And Empowerment of Women:U.K. De and B.N. Ghosh (eds.); 277-289; ISBN- 978-3-8433-9497-02011LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, GmbH,(Germany)
Women in Information Technology SectorAsian Journal of Science and Technology (AJST),2(3),6-14;ISSN: 0976-33762011Science and Technology Asian Journal

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Negotiating Gender Identity in the Neo-Globalised Workplace (34-50 PP).Edited book on Emergence of Subjectivity Formations-Social-Anthropological Discourses from India (Eds) Julia Guenther & Kasi Eswarappa, Maharatra, INDIA ISBN 978-81-932525-3.2017People"s Literature Publication, Maharastra.

Other Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Environmental dimension of Respiratory problems: A Case Study of North KolkataConference proceedings entitled "Management of Natural Resources and Environment in India": 625-630.2010Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar organized by GAD Institute of Development Studies, Amritsar.

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Marginalities in India: Themes and PerspectivesSpringer, Germany2018Principal Editor

Ph. D. Thesis Guidence
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Soumyashree ChakrabortyFriendship among Children in Everyday Life: A Case study of West Midnapore District. Ongoing 
Moumita DasExperiencing Ageing in Contemporary Society:A Case Study of West Midnapore Ongoing 
Reja AhmedMuslim Women in Panchayat: A study in district of PuruliaProf. Bipul Kumar Bhadra, Dept. of Sociology, Jadavpur UniversityOngoing 
Trisha BakshiUse of Technology by the elderly: A Sociological AnalysisProf.(Ex ) Bipul K. Bhadra, Jadavpur UniversityOngoing 
Aakash Ranjan DasInformation Communication Technology (ICT) and Marginalised group: A case of West Medinipur Ongoing 
Rupanjana SinhaGender and Work: A case of Women legal professionals in Kolkata Ongoing 

Project Work

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Prospects of Growth of IT/ITes in an Urban periphery: A Sociological studyPrincipal InvestigaterUGC-Innovative scheme620002 years20152017

Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Understanding Techno-Work-Life Stress: A Cross-cultural perspective on 14th November, 2018.Sociological Research Unit (SRU), Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata.ISI, Kolkata2018
Gender Analysis in Information technology sectorWinter school on Gender Equity: Status, ideologies and Future Challenges - 5th to 25th January, 2018. Organised by Vidyasagar UniversityVidyasagar University2018
Is Software Industry gendered? A Case study of KolkataUnder the conference thee “Existence of Discrimination among Men,Women and Third sex: Historical Background and Present Day Reality” on 4th-5th Jan.2017UGC sponsored two-day state level seminar organised by dept. of History,Panchakot Mahavidyalaya & Nistarini CollegePanchakot Mahavidyalaya2017
Coping with Techno-Work-life stress at the annual conference to be held on 4th and 5th November, 2017The Japan Sociological Society (JSS)University of Tokyo 2017
Gendered Media in the State level Seminar on Mass Media & Society: Contemporary debatesHijli College, Kharagpur, MidnaporeHijli College, Kharagpur, Midnapore2016
Need for Gender-sensitive Policy: A snapshot of a WorkplaceIn the Panel Discussion on "Gender and Society" in the Winter School (5th-25th Jan.2016) organised by Women Studies Centre, Vidyasagar UniversityVidyasagar University2016
Women in Administration in higher educational Institutes - A Case Study in National Seminar on ‘Contemporary Issues in Women Studies’(11-12th March,2016).Association of Indian Uniiversities (AIU)in collaboration with Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University Nanded.Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded (Maharatra)2016
Taught courses on a) Sampling, b) Tools and Techniques of data Collection, c)Coding and Editing of Data I & II in Research Methodology Course for Ph. D.Students in Social Sciences" sponsored by ICSSR (New Delhi) during March 14-23, 2016Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati (INDIA)Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G)2016
Status of Women in IndiaVidyasagar Institute of HealthVidyasagar Institute of Health, West Midnapore2015
Delivered University Special lecture on “Dual Burden: A real challenge to Women Software professionals of Kolkata"Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West BengalVidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal2014

Membership of Learned Society 
International Sociological Association (ISA),Madrid, SPAIN
Indian Sociological Association, New Delhi.
Sociological Association of West Bengal(SAWB), WB
International Institute of Sociology (IIS), Sweeden, Uppsala
International Institute for Asian Studies, Netherlands
The Japan Sociological Society

Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
Member of ICC (Internal complaints Committee), Vidyasagar University2017 onwards
Member of the Court, highest decision making body of the University2017 onwards
Standing Committee member of Women Studies Centre, Vidyasagar University2015 onwards
Newsletter Committee Member2014 onwards
Program Officer, National Service Scheme (NSS), Unit 10, Dept, of Sociology, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal.2013 onwards
Member of Working Committee, NSS2016 onwards
Member of NSS Advisory Committee2017 onwards

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
An Experiential Workshop on Classroom teaching at Higher Education on November 15, 2018.2018Active ParticipantOrganised by United States-India Educational Foundation(USIEF), Kolkata. Held at Lincoln Room, American Center, 38A, Jawahar Lal Nehru Road, Kolkata.
Annual School on Grassroots Innovation: Theme- Energy and Water2018ParticipantJointly organised by National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS, Bengaluru), National Innovation Foundation (NIF, Ahmedabad), Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Rural Energy Development (MGIRED, Bengaluru), and TransDisciplinary University (TDU, Bengaluru) at NIAS, Bengaluru during 10-18 January, 2018.
Coping with Techno-Work-Life Stress: A Case of the Indian Software Industry presented >at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Japan Sociological Society (JSS).2017Paper presenter as an award winnerJapan Sociological Society (JSS) on November 4-5, 2017 at The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
Inter-disciplinary "Refresher Course" in Research Methodology2016ParticipantLakmibhai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior. Organised by Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC, Gwalior)dated 15th Sept. to 5th October,2016
Teachers Training Workshop on Use of E-Resources in Higher Education (under Project E- Equal)2016ParticipantJadavpur University, Kolkata. Organised by Jadavpur University and funded by European Commission and Lead Partner: British Council India.
On Child Labour: An interface between Academicians & Activists2016ParticipantAn initiative of KNINDS; In collaboration with IIEST,Shibpur & Ramkrishna Mission Vidyamandira. Held at Asha-Jyoti Conference Hall, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira on 29th July 2016
Third ISA Forum of Sociology "The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World" Vienna, Austria, July 10-14, 20162016Paper Presented on "Marginality Perception of Women Techies in Kolkata: A Bottom up Approach"Held at University of Vienna, & organised by International Sociological Association (ISA).
Second International Conference on Contemporary Debates in Public Policy and Management2016Paper Presented on Interrogating Gender Inclusivity in Information technology sectorHeld at Indian Institute of Management,Calcutta (IIMC)& organised by IIMC on 15-17 January, 2016
Talk on "Subjects of Modernity" delivered by Dr Saurabh Dube, Professor, Centre for Asian and African Studies, El Colegio de México.2015Attended and ParticipatedMaulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian studies, Kolkata.
Workshop on "Enhancing well-being of the elderly in Indian neighborhoods" on 8th August, 2015.2015Participation as an ExpertOrganised by IIT-KGP and funded by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). Held at IIT Kharagpur Guest house, Kolkata Campus, HC Block, Sector III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata - 700106.
52nd Orientation Programme2014ParticipantUGC-ASC- Jadavpur University at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
Second International Conference On GANDHI, GRAM SWARAJ AND DEMOCRATIC DECENTRALISATION2014Paper PresenterHeld at Thrissur, Kerala.Organised by KILA (Kerala Institute of Local Administration)
UGC sponsored 2 days National Workshop on "NME-ICT: Services and its Implementation"2013ParticipantOrganised by Computer Centre, Vidyasagar University, held at Vidyasagar University, Midnapore.
UGC sponsored 5 day residential Sensitization-Awareness-Motivation (SAM) Workshop on "Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education"2013ParticipantOrganised by Vivekananda College, Kolkata held at Ramkrishna Mission, GolPark, Kolkata.
International Conference on "After Western Hegemony: Social Science and its Publics".2012Paper Presenter40th World Congress of International Institute of Sociology (ISS) held in Delhi.
Workshop on "Questionnaire Design for Social Science".2012ParticipantOrganised by Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) held in Kolkata.
National Seminar on Demographic Transition and Inclusive Development2012Paper PresenterOrganised by International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai in collaboration with Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata held in Kolkata.
Participated in Social Science Research Methods Festival on Participatory Methods, CAQDAS (Atlas ti) and Scientific and Research writing etc.2010ParticipantAmbedkar University (AUD) in Delhi.
National Conference on Health, Poverty and Human Development.2010Poster PresenterOrganised by Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health (IASSH), held at Benaras Hindu University (BHU).
ICTs and Development: An International Workshop for Theory, practice and policy.2010ParticipantOrganised by IIT, Delhi and sponsored by International Development Research Centre, Canada, held at IIT Delhi.
Workshop on SPSS-FDP (Faculty Development Program) for Research and Data Analysis using SPSS.2010ParticipantOrganized by Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, in association with SPSS South Asia, Bangalore unit, held in ISI, Kolkata
4th National Teachers’ Science Conference on "Environment Education for Better Life"2007Poster PresenterDepartment of Science and Technology (DST), GOI; NCSTC Network (A National network of Science Communicator Organisations) & PAHAL (An autonomous non-governmental socio-scientific organization) held at Rajiv Gandhi Navodaya Vidhyalaya, Nanoor Khera, Tapovan, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
XXXII All India Sociological Conference on "Science Technology and Society: Emerging Issues".2006Paper PresenterAll India Sociological Association and Madras University,held at Chennai.

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
One-day International Symposium on ‘Contemporary Discourses on Qualitative Methodological Approaches in Social Sciences’ on 28th March, 2016.2016Organising Secretary & ConvenerUGC
On-day training Program on Human Rights2015CoordinatorNational Institute of Human Rights Commission, New Delhi
Sociology of Marginality: Contemporary Issues2014ConvenerUGC and ICSSR

Award NameAwarded ByYear
Best Program officer Award at the University levelNational Service scheme (NSS)2018
JSS-ILC travel grant for non-Japanese young scholars from overseasThe Japan Sociological Society2017
Young Sociologist award for best proposal for the topic “How to take Indian Sociology to Global Heights”Indian Sociological Society, Delhi.2006
UGC-NET, in Sociology, for LectureshipUniversity Grants Commission (UGC)2003
U.G.C. accredited State Level Eligibility Test (SLET) in SociologyWest Bengal College Service Commission (WBCSC), West Bengal.2002

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