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Name Prof. Syed Abdul Hafiz Moinuddin
Designation Professor , Head
Department Name SOCIOLOGY
Office Phone No +91 3222 298-263 / Centrex Extn. 263
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Address K.T Appartment Flat-2B 232/1 Tiljala Road.Kolkata-700046 Department of Sociology Vidyasagar University Midnapore, West Bengal,India
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded SociologyUniversity of Calcutta1997
B.Lib.Sc.University of Calcutta1986 SociologyUniversity of Calcutta1983
B.A.(Hons.)University of Calcutta1981
Higer Secondarywest Bengal council of Higher Secondary Education1978
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Professor and Head of the Department from 21.06.2019 till date.
Head of the Department of Sociology from 2011 to January 2015.
Professor of Sociology,Vidyasagar University from 1.4.2011 till date
Teacher in charge of the Department of Sociology from 2005 to 2011.
Professor in Political Science,Vidyasagar University from 27.7.2006 to30.3.2011
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Muslim minority
Gender Studies
Sociology of Religion
Course/ Subject Taught 
Sociology :Soc/101-Classical Sociological Theory.
Soc/102/Gr- A: Sociology of Marx
Soc/104/ Gr-A -Advanced Sociological Theory.
Soc/201 Perspectives on Indian Society.
Soc/303-Rural Sociology and Peasant Movements
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
HIV/AIDS related stigma and its ideological construction of "Others": View from critical discourse analysis, Co author: Joydeb PatraInternational Journal of Current Research in Life Sciences. Vol: 07, No 07, pp.2500-2508,July 2018 ISSN: 2319-94902018IJCRLS
Language as a representational technology: A Qualitative Sociological Review in Case of HIV/AIDS related stigma studyAsian Journal of Multidimensional Research, Vol. 7, Issue 11, November 2018, ISSN: 2278-48532018Asian Research Journals
The OBC Muslims: Some Little known Marginal Communities of West Bengal, IndiaBangladesh E-Journal of Sociology, Vol: 14, Number 1, January, 2017. ISSN: 1819-84652017Bangladesh Sociological Society
Gender Disparity and Economic Empowerment of Women in relation with flower vending Business:A primary survey analysis with special reference to Kolaghat flower market of Purba Medinipur District, West BengalJ.P.Saikia and Shweta Prasad (Ed.) Contemporary Indian Society: A Gendered Perspective.2016Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.
Rites of Passage among the Totos of Bengal, India: Tradition and TransformationGlobalization: The Missing Roads of Tribal, Authored by Vijay P. Sharma, Pradip K. Bhowmick and Palash Chandra Coomar. ISBN: 9351-281868/97893512818632016Kalpaz Publication
Modelling & Measuring Women empowerment & its major determinants through the participation in flower vending business with special reference to Kolaghat flower market, West Bengal: A Logistic Regression AnalysisIntercontinental Journal of Human Resource Management, ISSN:2350-0859 - Online, ISSN: 2350-0840 - Print, Impact factor:0.414, 2(9):26-382015A Journal of Intercontinental Research Consortium
An Analysis on the Women Empowerment and its Major Determinants through the participation in Flower Vending Business with special reference to Kolaghat Flower MArket, West BengalInternational Journal of Socio-Legal Analysis and Rural Development. ISSN: 2455 40492015IJSARD
Challenging Dimension of Lake: A Case Study of Kechopalri Lake in SikkimResearch Discourse:An International Referred Research Journal, Vol.IV. No.2. April-June ISSN: 2277-2014 pp-80-822014South Asia Research and Development Institute, Varanasi, U.P (India)
Muslim Women Minority of West Bengal:Some observations on their Role and StatusMan in India Vol.94 Nos. 1-2ISSN;0025-15569 pp 213-223 2014SerialsPublications, New Delhi
Interrogating Psycho-Social problems of Muslim Women : The Indian ExperienceAtrocom Online Journal of Anthropology , 2013 Vol.9 ,No 2 , ISSN-19732880 pp 291-2972013Atrocom

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Socio Economic Status of Women Flower Vendors in Purba Medinipur District: A Sociological AnalysisJournal of Rural and Community Affairs. Vol1.No:2, ISSN: 2455-457X2017Research and Publication Committee, Tufanganj Mahavidyalaya, Cooch Behar, West Bengal
Islame Manabadhikar: Sadharonbodh Bonam Rajniti (In Bengali)Manab Adhikar Nana Dik (In Bengali), Ed. Eyasin Khan, ISBN: 978-81-8064-205-0 pp: 685-6932015Progressive Publishers, Kolkata
Life-Cycle Rituals of the Totos: A Small Tribe in the Sub-Himalayan WestBengalSouth Asian Anthropologist, March Vol.15 (1)pp 19-24, ISSN No: 0257-73482015Serials Publications, New Delhi
An Analysis of the Impact of International Trade on the Productivity of Indian Floricultural Sector: 1997-98 to 2013-14Conference Proceedings of 35th Annual Conference of Rajasthan Economic Association 23rd-25th January,2015 pp 42-48 ISBN: 978-93-5156-173-72015Department of Economics, Central University of Rajasthan, Bandarsindri, Ajmer
Islam and Muslim Society : from equality to InequalityIslam and Muslim Society : a Social Science Journal,Vol.7,No.1 ISSN: 0973-2802 pp 81-922014Islam and Muslim Society
Islam and Human RightsGlobalization and Human Rights edited by Dr. Subrata Chatterjee ISBN: 978-81-925349-0-9 pp 191-2032014Khejuri College , Purba Medinipur , West-Bengal
Problems of Identification of Muslim OBC in West BengalEconomic and Political Weekly Vol.xxxviiiNo.462003N.a.

Other Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Social Development and the Empowerment of Marginaliged Women:A Study of Self Help GroupsDebal k. Singha Roy (ed) Interrogating Social Development:GlobalPerspectives and Local Initiatives ISBN:978-81-7304-871-5 pp 331-3492010Manohar, New Delhi
Islamic Law of Marriage and Divorce :Subjugated WomanhoodSwapan Kumar Pramanick and Samita Manna (ed.) Women in India:Motherhood and Multiple Identities ISBN: 978-81-8387-358-1 pp 166-1972010Serials Publications, New Delhi
Understanding JihadDebnarayan Modak (ed.)Terrosim :Concepts and Problems ISBN: 978-81-8064-159-6 pp 149-1562009Progressive Publishers, Kolkata
Narir Khamayatan(in Bengali)Samaj-Tattva,Vol.x. Issue 1June 2004 pp 24-392004Association for Social Studies, Kolkata
Empowerment of WomenSamaj-Tattva Vol.10 Issue 1 pp 41-602004Association for political Studies Calcutta
Divorce and Separation among Muslims in West BengalImtiaz Ahmad (ed) Divorce and Remarrriage among Muslim in India ISBN: 81-7304-493-7 pp 161-1782003Manohar, New Delhi
Bharater Samsadiya Ganatantrik Rajnitite Narir Abasthan(in Bengali)Samaj-Jijnasa pp 83-912003Vidyasagar Centre for Social Sciences, Medinipur
.Women Movements in India :Issues and PerspectivesAnil Kumar Jana (ed.) Indian Politics at the Crossroad ISBN: 81-7169-518-3 pp 156-1711998Commenwealth Publishers,New Delhi
.Sociology of TalakPolitics and Society pp 73-851996Department of Political Science with Rural Administration

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Rajnoitik Samajtatwa POLITICAL SOCIOLOGYKalyani Publishers2019Co-Author
Marginalized Citizens: A Study of OBC Muslims in West Bengal, IndiaLAMBERT ACADEMIC PUBLISHING2018Co-author
The Groveling Muslims: Problems and ProspwctsKunal Books: New Delhi ISBN: 978-93-82420-24-82013Author
Samakalin Samajttava (in Bengali)Reena Book, Kolkata ISBN: 978-81-910380-0-22010Co-author
Samakalin Bharatiya Samaj(in Bengali)Prentice -Hall of India ISBN: 978-81-203-3620-92008Co-author
Divorce and Muslim WomenRawat Publication ISBN: 81-7033-557-62000Author
Ph. D. Thesis Guidance
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Md. MainuddinEducational Status of Muslims in India: A sociological study of Malda district in West Bengal Ongoing2023 (Expected)
Joydeb PatraStigma , Discrimination and Social Control Over HIV/AIDS infected People : A sociological Study in the District of Paschim Medinipore , West Bengal , India Ongoing2022 (Expected)
Debakar BeraIdentity crisis and the itra-group Relationship : A study on the Ennuchs of Purbo Medinipore and Paschim Medinipore Districts of West Bengal Ongoing2021 (Expected)
Pranay Kanti DasImpact of Globalisation on Tribal society : a Case Study of Paschim Medinipore Ongoing2020
Irani sahuA sociological study of the perception of the nature and consequence of corruption in Paschim Medinipore District . Ongoing2020
Ramesh Chandra MondalHealth and Habitus: A Study on the Munda and Lodha Women in Paschim MedinipurDr. Soumyajit PatraOngoing2019

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Labani DeEmpowerment of Women Flower Vendors: A Sociological Study in the Purba Mednipur District of West Bengal Awarded2019
Sujit GhoshParticipation and Empowerment: A Case Study of Gram Sansad in two districts of MidnaporeDr. D. ModakAwarded2017
Tanima ChaudhuriWomen Workersin the Urban Informal Sector:A Case of Workers in Rice Mills and Nursing Homes in BurdwanProf. Samita MannaAwarded2015
Hasibul RahamanSacred Lake in Sikim:A Symbiotoc Relationship between man and environment Awarded2015
Intekhab HossainSocio-Economic Status of OBC Muslims :A Sociological Study fromsome districts ofWest Bengal Awarded2015
Saswati BhattacharyaSocio-Political Status of Tribal Women with special reference to some villages of West Bengal and Jharkhand Awarded2012
S.K.SalimSocio Economic Development of Muslim Community in West Bengal. Awarded2011
Ranjan JanaRole of the Panchayat Samiti in the economic development of the Sankrail Block inthe Paschim Midnapore District of West Bengal. Awarded2010
Project Work

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
The Groveling Muslims- Problems and Prospets: A Sociological Study in Two Districts of West BengalPricipal InvestigatorUGC Major Research Project5058002 year20092011
Research of Backward Villages of West Bengal in the Districts of Paschim Medinipur, Bankura and PuruliaSupervisorSRD Cell, GoWB1800001 year20072008
Impact Assessment of Self Help Groups in Paschim MedinipurCo investigatorDistrict Rural Development Cell, Paschim Medinipur, Zilla Parishad1980004 year20072008
Urban Women in PoliticsPrincipal InvestigatorU.G.C.Unassigned Grants, Vidyasagar University160002 year19982000
Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Selection of Research Problem and Art of Interviewing on 21st Decemeber, 2019Department of Environmental Science, University of Burdwan in collaboration with ICSSR, New DelhiUniversity of Burdwan2019
Muslim Women in India: Varied Dimensions of Social ExclusionUGC-Human Resource Development Centre and University of CalcuttaDepartment of Sociology, University of Calcutta2018
Women EmpowermentMugberia Gangadhar MahavidyalayaMugberia Gangadhar Mahavidyalaya2017
Islamic Culture in India: An OverviewSidhu Kanho Birsha University, PuruliaSidhu Kanho Birsha University, Purulia2017
In search of a just society: Muslim Women in IndiaEqual Opportunities Cell, Haldia Government College, Purba MedinipurHaldia Government College2016
Membership of Learned Society 
Life Member,Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad
Life Member,Council for political Studies, Kolkata
Member, Sociological Association of West Bengal
Life Member, Indian Sociological Society, New Delhi
Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
Appointed by the UGC as an expert for evaluation of Seminar/Conference/Workshop proposals for the colleges N.E Region on 18th September, 2012 at Guwahati: Assam.2012
Recruitment of Probationary Officers - Interview Panel, Zonal Office Kolkata, Indian Bank.2012 to 2012
Observer in SET Examination organized by WBCSC.2011 to 2011
Chaired the participants Presentation session to adjudicate April 2012 as part of a ICSSR supported 10 day Research Methodology Workshop organized by the Dept. of Sociology WBSU, Barasat.2012 to 2012
Visiting faculty in the Dept. of Sociology Gour Banga University, Malda.2014 to 2014
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
International Conference on Bengali Muslims at the Crossroads: Possibilities and Challenges2019Chaired a session on Gender and Social JusticeDepartment of Journalism and Mass Communication, Aliah University and Bengali Academia for Social Empowerment (BASE) held on 16th - 17th November, 2019 at Aliah University, Kolkata
42nd All India Sociological Conference2017Participated and Paper Presented (Co-presenter) on Gender Discrimination in Labour market of India: Issues and StrategiesOrganized by the Dept. of Sociology, Tezpur University, Assam Dec 27th-30th,2016.
State Level Seminar on "Mass Media and Youth (A Contemporary Issue of Indian Society)"2016Resource PersonHijli College, Kharagpur
One-Day UGC-DEB Sponsored Workshop on Syllabus Restructuring of B.D.P. Sociology On 20th August 20162016ParticipatedNetaji Subhas Open University,Salt Lake, Kolkata
Contemporary Issues of Economic Development with special reference to Public Finance and Policy2015Presented a paper (corresponding author) on Nexus between Women Empowerment through women employment and Economic Growth in India: 1990-91 to 2011-12UGC and CTRPFP (CSSSC)sponsored Two Day International Seminar on 17-18th February 2015 by Department of Economics with Rural Development, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore and Centre for Training and Research in Public Finace and Policy, CSSC, Kolkata.

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
UGC Sponsored One Day State Level Seminar on The Relevance of Methodology in Social Science Research, in Department of Sociology, Vidyasagar University 26th March 20152015ConvenerUGC- Unassigned Grant, Vidyasagar University
Contextualizing Caste2006Organizing SecretaryUGC Unassigned Grants, Vidyasagar University
Governance Gender in West Bengal2004Organizing Secretary(Jt.)Sachetana, Kolkata and Vidyasagar
Women in Indian Politics2002Organizing SecretaryUGC Unassigned Grants, Vidyasagar University
Award NameAwarded ByYear
ICSSR Doctoral FellowICSSR New Delhi1987
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