D. Parthasarathy

Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay

Contact: ben.dp[at]iitb.ac.in


2007 (April): Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay

1997-2007: Assistant and Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay

1995-1997: Senior Research Associate, International Crops Research Institute for the Sem-arid Tropics

1991-1992: Research Officer, Planning Commission Project, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

Academic & professional profile

2005-2009: Consultant, Social Impact Assessment, Resettlement and Rehabilitation, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Corporation, and City and Industrial Development Corporation, Navi Mumbai

2005-2006: Co-investigator, BASIC Project (Building & Strengthening Institutional Capacity on Climate Change), European Union and Institute of Development Studies, Sussex

2003-2010: Co-investigator, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India sponsored project on “Integrated Technology Utilization Project for Rahata Block, Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra

2003-2010: Co-investigator in NATCOM Project (National Communication to UNFCCC) project on “Climate Change Impacts in Coastal Zones”, UNDP and Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India

2003-2004: Consultant, Project on “Gender dimensions in technology adoption, and build up of social capital”, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-arid Tropics

2003: Co-investigator, Project on “Needs Assessment and Socio-economic feasibility of rural technologies” for Khadi and Village Industries Commission, Government Of India

1999-2000: Consultant, Project on “Technological Innovation in Agriculture and its Impact on Poverty in India and Chad”, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, Washington

Recent publications 

2011:  “Women’s Self Help Groups: Restructuring Socio-Economic Development”, (co-edited with T.F.Thekkekara and Veena Poonacha) Dominant Publishers, Delhi

2009: (co-author with Neetu Chowdhary), “Is Migration Status a Determinant of Urban Nutrition Insecurity? Empirical Evidence from Mumbai City in India”, Journal of Biosocial Science, 41

2009:  “Social and Environmental Insecurities in Mumbai: Towards a sociological perspective on vulnerability”, South African Review of Sociology, 40, 1

2009: The Antinomies of Modernity and Sustainability? Developing an Indian Perspective on Governance and Responsibility, in Christoph Eberhard (dir.), Traduire nos responsabilités planétaires: Recomposer nos paysages juridiques, Bruxelles, Bruylant, Col. Bibliothèque de l’Académie, Européenne de Théorie du Droit

2007: (Co-author with K.Narayanan), “Next Generation Tools for Assessing Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change”, Monograph, IDS Sussex

Awards & distinctions

2008-2009: Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

2003: Panos Media Fellowship, Panos Institute, London

2003: Visiting Fellow, Resource Management in Asia Pacific Program, Australian National University

2000: Second place medal (Citation and a cash award of US $5000/-) at the 2nd Global Development Network Conference, Tokyo, 11-13, December 2000

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