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Name Dr. Asmita Bhattacharyya
Designation Assistant Professor
Department Name SOCIOLOGY
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
PhD in ARTS (Sociology)Jadavpur 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
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.
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
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
Subjective Wellbeing through Social Support Networks among Indian peri-urban Elderly by Das Moumita & Bhattacharyya Asmita(Co-author)Indian Journal of Gerontology, (A Quarterly journal) in Vol. 34 No. (3) in July issue, pp 293-312 2020Published by Indian Gerontological Association, ISSN 0971-4189 -UGC Care list, Science
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, Singapore2018Principal Editor
Ph. D. Thesis Guidance
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Moumita DasExperiencing Ageing in Contemporary Society:A Case Study of West Midnapore Ongoing2020
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 Analysis Ongoing 
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 
Souvik AichRepresentation of Gender in Cyber-Punk Literature: A study of select texts (Women studies Centre) Ongoing 
Soumyashree ChakrabortyFriendship among Children in Everyday Life: A Case study of West Midnapore District. Ongoing 

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Rajesh Das (MPhil)Women participation in Agriculture with special reference of Paddy: A case study of Paschim Medinipur District Awarded2019
Nilesh Kanti Barman (MPhil)Women Participation in Mat-Industry: A case study in Sabang Block-Paschim Medinipur Awarded2019
Souvik Aich (MPhil)Food, Culture & Gendered Space: Representing New-Women from select Writings of Manju Kapur and Easterine Kire Awarded2019
Purusottam Bera (MPhil)Kanyashree Prakalpa- A scheme for the Adolescent Girls of West Bengal: A Sociological Study Awarded2018
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
Invited as a speaker for the plenary session "Women in Profession and Working Women" of the 3rd Winter School of the Women’s Study Centre on 20th February 2019.Women studies Centre, Vidyasagar UniversityVidyasagar University2019
"Glass ceiling in Corporate World: An overview" delivered in the faculty Lecture series of VU on 18th August 2019.Vidyasagar UniversityVidyasagar University2019
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
Understanding Techno-Work-Life Stress: A Cross-cultural perspective on 14th November, 2018.Sociological Research Unit (SRU), Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata.ISI, Kolkata2018
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
Membership of Learned Society 
International Sociological Association (ISA),Madrid, SPAIN-2010
Indian Sociological Association, New Delhi.
Sociological Association of West Bengal(SAWB), WB-2009
International Institute of Sociology (IIS), Sweeden, Uppsala
International Institute for Asian Studies, Netherlands
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 University2017-2019
Standing Committee member of Women Studies Centre, Vidyasagar University2015-2019
Newsletter Committee Member2014 onwards
Program Officer, National Service Scheme (NSS), Unit 10, Dept, of Sociology, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal.2013 onwards
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
International Conference on Harmony in Society and Environment2020Co-Paper Presenter on “Health and Social support networks on Indian ElderlyOrganised by School of Social Sciences, Adamas University, Kolkata in collaboration with Institute of cross cultural studies and academic exchange, NC, USA & Center for study of Religion and Society, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Held at Adamas University on 7-9th January, 2020.
Tobacco Control Workshop2020ParticipantOrganised by NSS,Vidyasagar University in collaboration with Sambandh Health Foundation, NH Narayan Superspeciality Hospital & Espon. Held at Vidyasagar University on 25th Febuarary, 2020.
International Conference on "Politics, Trade and Business in Asia- The 21st Century" on 31st May to 2nd June, 20192019Paper Presenter on “Prospects and challenges of Digital Entrepreneurship in Digital India: Interlinkage between core and periphery- A case study”BIBS, Kolkata in association with Vidyasagar University held at Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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.
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.

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
2020-21 Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships- ResearchJ.William Fulbright Scholarship Board (FFSB), Washington D.C.2019
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
ISA-ICSSR-UGC Travel, Maintenance and registration fee support for presenting paper at ISA Forum of Sociology,Vienna, AustriaISA-ICSSR-UGC2016
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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