Sarmistha Pattanaik

Associate Professor
  • PhD (2001-2006)- Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.
  • M.Phil (1999-2001)- Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi.
  • M.A (1997-1999), Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi
  • 2015 onward, Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
  • 2008- 2015, Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
  • 2006-2008, (Core Faculty), Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Environment and Development (CISED) , Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) Campus, Bangalore.
Research Interests: 

Political Ecology, Land Acquisition and Governance, Livelihoods and Sustainability, Wetlands and Coastal commons/community, Subaltern resistance, Community Based Natural Resource Management, Urban risk and Vulnerability of coastal commons.

Courses Taught: 

(Undergraduate and Post- Graduate level at IIT-Bombay )


  • Introduction to Sociology- HS 307

  • Environmental Studies- HS 200

  • Social movements and Social Change: Contemporary Reflections – HS 412


  • Development planning and Policies- Issues & Alternatives-HS 601

  • Science and Technology in India’s development –HS 602

  • Socio-Psychological Perspectives on Development and Change-HS 603

  • Ecology, Development and Society –HS 629

  • Advance Theory of Society- HS 804 

  • Research Methodology H S 605

Invited lectures and teaching in training Courses:

  • Contemporary Displacement: A Sociological Perspective’ at the UGC National Seminar on ‘Displacement in India: Current focus” in St Andrew's College, University of Mumbai , 20th February, 2016.

  • Guest faculty, Habitat School, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, July 2010 (lectures on Sustainable Development and Environment).

  • Cultural and Ethical Perspective of Eco-Consciousness in Asia: Experiences from India”, 08th October 2009 held at the Department of Anthropology and Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, Naznan University, Nagoya, JAPAN.

  • Lectures in training courses at CISED, ISEC, Bangalore (2006-2008), ‘Environment and Rural Development.


Authored Book 

Pattanaik, Sarmistha. 2016. The Troubled Shore: Conflict and Resistance Movement in the Wetlands of Odisha, India. Winshied Press, Delhi, India.

Edited Volume (Under preparation) 

Pattanaik. Sarmistha . Governance in Sociology of Natural resources: Issues and Perspectives from India. Orient Blackswan (OBS), India .  

Articles in Referred journals (reverse chronological order)

  • Madhanagopal, Devendraraj and Pattanaik, Sarmistha. 2019. “Exploring fishermen’s local knowledge and perceptions in the face of climate change: the case of coastal Tamil Nadu, India”, J.of Environment , Development and Sustainability, Pp- 1-29 [Springer Nature], Available at

  • Sen, Amrita and Pattanaik. Sarmistha. 2019. ‘A Paradox of the “Community”: Contemporary Processes of Participatory Forest Conservation in the Sundarban Biosphere Reserve (SBR) Region of West Bengal’. J. ofEnvironmental Sociology, Vol 19 (1), Pp- 33-46 [Taylor and Francis], Available at

  • Sen, Amrita and Pattanaik, Sarmistha. 2018. ‘The Political Agenda of Implementing Forest Rights Act 2006: Evidences from Indian Sundarban’. Environment Development and Sustainability, Pp- 1-22 [Springer Nature], Available at

  • Sen , Amrita and S.Pattanaik. 2017, "How Can Traditional Livelihoods Find a Place in Contemporary Conservation Politics debates in India? Understanding Community perspective in Sundarban, West Bengal'. Journal of Political Ecology.24: 861-880.

  • Sen, Amrita and S. Pattanaik. 2017. ‘Community Based Natural Resource Management in the Sundarbans: Implications of Customary Rights, Law and Practices’. Economic and Political Weekly52 (29): 93-104.

  • Chauhan, Hemant Kumar, D. Parthasarathy and S. Pattanaik. 2016. “Development, Environmental Vulnerability and CRZ Violations in India: Their Impacts on the Fishing  Communities and their sustainability implications in Mumbai Coast”, International Journal of Environment, Development and Sustainability. (Springer), Published online, 28thMarch 2016). Available at Vol 19, (3): 971-985.

  • Chauhan, Hemant Kumar, D. Parthasarathy and S. Pattanaik. 2016. “Coastal ecology and fishing community in Mumbai: CRZ policy, Sustainability and Livelihoods”, in Economic and Political Weekly.Vol LI, (39): 48-57.

  • Sen, Amrita and S. Pattanaik. 2016. ‘Politics of Biodiversity Conservation and Socio Ecological Conflicts in a City: The Case of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai’. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics. 29 (2): 305-326 [Springer].

  • Huque, Sana., D.Parthasarathy and S,Pattanaik, 2016. "Are Sustainable Cities 'sustainable' for the poor? A Study of Calcutta in eastern India", Sociogio Urbana e Rural Journal, Urban Spaces Production, Sustainability and Participation. Vol.38, (109):9-22.

  • Sen, Amrita and S. Pattanaik.2015 “Alienation, conflict and conservation in the protected areas of urban Metropolis: A Case study of Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai”, Sociological Bulletin. Vol. 64, (3)September – December.

  • Sen, Amrita and S. Pattanaik. 2015. “Degradation of Commons, Changing Customary Rights and Marginalization: The Vulnerability of the poor in the Sunderbans”, Research Process. International Journal of the Social Science Research Foundation. Vol. 3 (2). (July-Dec 2015): 38-47.

  • Huque, Sana, D. Parthasarathy and S. Pattanaik2015. “ Individualization of the public space: The Other-ing of the poor in our cities”, in Journal of Development Management and Communication, Vol II, (3), July-September: (ISSN2348-7739)

  • Sen, Amrita and S. Pattanaik.2013. "Current Rehabilitation Status over the Issues of Displacement at Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai: Some Observations, The Journal of Political Studies, Vol 8, October.

  • Pattanaik, Sarmistha. 2008. “Indian Environmentalism and Gandhian Values: The Relevance of Satyagraha in Contemporary Environmental Movements in India, Journal of Gandhi Marg.Vol 29, No.4. January-March..

  • Pattanaik, Sarmistha. 2007. “Conservation of Environment and Protection of Marginalized fishing Communities of Lake Chilika in Orissa, India”, Journal of Human Ecology, Vol 22, (4): 291-302.

  • Pattanaik, Sarmistha. “Chilika: A Contested Space, 2006. Journal of Info change India. August 2006. (

  • Pattanaik, Sarmistha. 2003. ‘Development, Globalization and the Rise of a Grassroots Environmental Movement: The Case of Chilika Bachao Andolan (CBA) in eastern India”, The Indian Journal of Public Administration,Vol. XLIX, (1): 55-65.

  • Pattanaik, Sarmistha. 2003. “Tradition, Development and Environmental Movement of the Marginalized”, Indian Anthropologist, Indian Anthropological Association, Delhi, Vol. 33, (1).

Book Chapters in referred volumes & Conference Proceedings  

  • Devendraraj M, & S. Pattanaik, (Forthcoming). ‘Climate change impacts and the livelihood vulnerabilities of coastal fisherfolk: Some findings and discussions from the case study’, In Balasubramanian, M., & Chandrakanth, M.G (Eds)., Environment, Economy and Sustainable Development in India (under-review), Springer.

  • Chauhan, Hemant Kumar, D. Parthasarathy and S. Pattanaik. 2019. “Coastal environmental Vulnerability: Sustainability and Fisher Livelihoods in Mumbai”, India , In Heidkamp, Patrick C. and Morrissey John (ed.), Towards Coastal Resilience and Sustainability (295-308). Oxon: Routledge.

  • Sen, Amrita and S. Pattanaik. (Forthcoming). ‘Forest Dependent or Forest Dweller? The Scope of Implementing Forest Rights Act 2006 in Sundarban’, West Bengal. In K. Sarap (ed.), Resource, Governance and Institutions: The Interface of PESA and FRA in Contemporary Tribal India. (Forthcoming).

  • Pattanaik, Sarmistha.2017. “Development or Disaster? Land acquisition and dispossession in the mining belts and coastal zones of rural Odisha”, In Sony Pellissery, Benjamin Davy, Harvey M. Jacobs (eds.), Land Policies in India: Promises, Practices and Challenges, (pp. 105-126). Singapore: Springer.

  • Sen, Amrita and S. Pattanaik. 2018. ‘Communities in a “Protected” Urban Space and Conservation Politics in Mumbai’s Sanjay Gandhi National Park’. In J. Mukherjee (ed.), Sustainable Urbanization in India: Challenges and Opportunities(pp. 257-278). Singapore: Springer.

  • Pattanaik, Sarmistha, 2016. “ Indigenous Communities, Livelihoods and Displacemnet due to Iron Ore Mining in Odisha”, In S. Sankaran Chair (Rural Labour) (ed), Adivasis in India: Resources, Livelihoods and Institutions. (pp 176- 194). New Delhi: Bloomsbury Publisher International.

  • Chauhan, Hemant kumar, D. Parthasarathy and S. Pattanaik. 2016. “Development, Environmental Vulnerability and CRZ Violations in India: Their Impacts on the Fishing Communities and their sustainability implications in Mumbai Coast", In International Journal of Environment, Development and Sustainability. Springer Publications,(Published online, 28thMarch 2016). Available at

  • Sen, Amrita and S. Pattanaik 2015. ‘Conservation and Conflict over Natural Resources within the Protected Areas: the Issue of Displacement and Rehabilitation centring Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai’. In M. Slariya and P. Jha (eds.), Socio- Ecological Aspects of Development and Climate Change (pp. 174-194). Saarbrucken, Germany: Scholars’ Press

  • Chauhan, Hemant Kumar, D. Parthasarathy and S. Pattanaik. 2015. Evidence based Management of Coastal Zone and CRZ Violations in Mumbai: Urgency of Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan (ICZMP) in Maharashtra”, In book Proceeding, Evidence Based ManagementVol.1’, (Pp.546-551). Excellent Publishing House: New Delhi, ISBN- 978-93-84935-18-4,

  • Pattanaik, Sarmistha. 2012. "Impact of Mining on water and Human Health: A Case Study of Baitarani River Ecosystem in Orissa", In Anjal, Prakash, Saravanan and Jayati Chourey(ed), Interlacing Water and Human Health: Case Studies from South Asia, (pp 311-332). Sage: Delhi.

  • Pattanaik, Sarmistha. 2010. "Does Envionmental Degradation Escalate Naxalite Violence in India? Some Reflections from Orissa". In Pradip Basu (ed)., Discourses on Naxalite Movement (1967-2009):Insights into Radical Left Politics, (pp 172-187). Setu Prakashani: Kolkata.

  • Pattanaik, Sarmistha. “What role does ethics play in adaptation and mitigation? Debates and discussions in Indian context”, Regions and the Environment, Regional Studies Association, Seaford, U.K.November 2010., ISBN NO- 978-1-897721-38-4.128-130. (Conference proceedings of the Regional Studies Association Winter Conference, November 2010, London).

  • Pattanaik, Sarmistha. (Working Paper) “Commercialization of Shrimp Trade, Environment and Rural Poverty: A Socio-Ecological Exploration in Coastal Orissa” Dec-2006,(Working Paper Series No- E/274/2006) Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), Delhi



  • Save Chilika Movement’: Understanding the role of collective action and resistance to wetlands conservation through the Political Ecology discourse’, International Seminar on Social and Political movements in Odisha: Past and Present organized by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT-Kanpur, 21-23 February 2018. 

  • The Social-Ecological nexus of inequality and Environmental crisis: Challenges for sustainability and social justice- A North-South dimension”, ICSSR-NWO joint seminar on “Comparative perspectives on Growing Socio-Economic Inequalities in India and Europe” , Bangaluru, 08-09 February 2017.

  • Land law, Land Rights and Land Acquisition in a Neo-liberal state: Critical perspectives”, National Conference on ‘Environmental Governance in the Post-Liberalization Phase in India: Challenges for Sustainability and Social Justice’ (ICSSR Sponsored), organized by the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT, Bombay, 23-24 January/2017. 

  • Mining, Land acquisition and Tribal Rights: Does FRA Secure that?”, National Seminar on Governance, Resources and Livelihoods of Adivasis in India; Implementation of PESA and FRA”, organized by the National Institute of Rural development & Panchayati Raj (NIRD & PR), Hyderabad, 18-19 November 2016. 

  • On Predatory Development: Ecological crisis, conflicts and challenges of Displacement and marginalization in Contemporary India- observations from Odisha”, National conference on Reframing the Environment: Resources, Risk & Resistance in Neoliberal Indiaorganized by the Department of Sociology, University of Mumbai, 21st & 22nd January, 2016.

  • Role of political economy and conflict over Nature in the global south: A Sociological perspective”, at the 18th International Conference on “The Wider Significance of nature”,” Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Odisha, 22-23 December 2015.

  • Understanding the Nexus between ‘Eminent Domain’, Land Acquisition and Displacement in India: Contemporary reflections in Odisha state”, at the First South Asian Regional Conference of the Academic Association of Planning, Law and Property Rights (PLPR), National Law School of India University, Bangalore, 1-3 Sept 2015.

  • Indigenous communities, Livelihoods and Displacement due to iron-ore mining in Odisha: A Socio-ecological approach” National Seminar on Labour Market and Issues of Adivasis in India), at NIRD&PR, Hyderabad, January 22-23, 2015.

  • Chilika Lake in Odisha’, at the ICSSR-NOW Workshop on ‘Geographies of fisher response to new claims on coastal space and resources in India, at IIT/Bombay, April 16-18, 2014.

  • Displaced by Development: Does Compensation bring them justice?”, at the National Seminar on ‘Frontiers of Development Practices in India: Reconfiguring the Development of Underdevelopment’ at Department of Sociology, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Odisha, April, 13- 14 , 2013.

  • New Social Movements (NSMs) and India’s Development Discourse: A Contemporary Focus”, at the International workshop on Understanding Global India: The South Asian path of Development and its possibilities at Kyoto City International Foundation, Kyoto, Japan, 29-30 January 2011.

  • What role does ethics play in adaptation and mitigation? Debates and discussions in Indian context”, Regional Studies Association , Winter Conference 2010 on Regions and the Environment, at Resource Centre, Regional Studies Association, London, U.K November 26, 2010.

  • Climate change ethics and applied environmental ethics: A vision and action for the emergent practical environmental problems around the globe”, presented in the conference Integrating Development and Climate Change Ethics at the Pennsylvania State University, USA, April 14-16, 2010.

  • The Fishing culture of the Indian Coastal Fishermen: Studies in Cultural Ecology, Ethnography and Folklore”, presented in the panel- Humanity, Development and Cultural Diversity among the Fisher-folk, at the 16th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES 2009), Kunming, Yunnan Province, South West of China, China, July 27-31, 2009.

  • Examining the Sociology of Development induced Displacement, Rehabilitation and State-managed Dispossession in Eastern Rural India”, presented at the 82nd Annual Conference of Japan Sociological Society, sponsored by International Liaison Committee of JSS, at the University of Rikkyo, Tokyo, JAPAN, October 11-12, 2009.

  • Environmental Knowledge System, Development and Culture” presented at the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of AICAS and National Conference on “Cultural Diversity, Technology and Development” at Ananthakrishan Iyer International centre for Anthropological Studies (AICAS), Palakkad, Kerala, February 15-17, 2009.

  • Impact of mining on Water and Human Health: The Case of Baitarani Ecosystem in Orissa” Reader’s Workshop on Water and Health: South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies, at Hyderabad, February 25-27, 2009.

  • Understanding Conflict over Natural Resources: A Sociological Perspective” at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT/Bombay, 04th February 2009.

  • Indian Environmentalism and Gandhian Values: The Relevance of Satyagraha in Contemporary Environmental Movements in India”, at Satyagraha Centenary international Conference , Globalization of the Gandhian way: Sociology, Politics and Science of Satyagraha between 1906 & 2006 , Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, November 13-16, 2007.

  • Shrimp aquaculture Development and the Environment: Local livelihoods vs. Corporate Profits in East-coastIndia” at the Workshop “Sustainability of Indian Aquaculture Industry (Sustain-Aqua 07)”, Agricultural and Food Engineering Department, IIT, Kharagpur, W.B. 28-29 September 2007.

  • Commercialization of Shrimp Trade, Environment, and Rural Poverty: A Socio-Ecological Exploration in CoastalOrissa” at the Workshop Trade, Environment and Poverty, Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), Delhi University Enclave, Delhi, 18-19th August-2006.

  • Globalization of Shrimp Culture in Chilika: its Socio-economic and Environmental Impact and People's response”, at the SeminarCentre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Environment and Development (CISED), ISEC Campus, Bangalore, January 25, 2006.

  • Survivaland Democracy: The Ecological Struggle in Chilika” at the 31st All India Sociological Conference, Indian Sociological Society (ISS), Dept of Sociology, University of Jammu, Jammu, 25-27 October, 2005.

  • Resistance and Popular Consciousness” at the International Workshop on States of Transgression: Strategies of Domination, Accommodation and Resistance Across Asia, at Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, 25– 27 May, 2005.

  • Environmentalism and A Green Issue” at the Sociological Colloquium by the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, JNU, New Delhi, 31st March –1st April 2005.

  • Globalization, Poverty and Survival Movement of the Poor—Chilika: The Plight of Fishing community in Eastern India” International Seminar on Globalization and Poverty: Challenges and Strategies, held at M.G. Kasi University, Varanasi, U.P. India., Kasi University, Banaras, 4-6 December, 2004.

  • Conservation of Environment and Protection of Fishing Communities of Lake Chilika in Orissa (INDIA)” at Fifth International Student Conference on Conservation Science held at University of Cambridge, London,U.K., organized by the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge (U.K.) in collaboration with British Ecological Society, English Nature & the Zoological Society of London, 24-26 March 2004.

  • Tradition, Development and Environmental Movement of the marginalized: A case of the Chilika Bachao Andolan”, at Eastern India Social Science Workshop (EISSW), Kolkata, Tradition, Development and Social Justice organized by the Centre for Studyin Social Sciences (CSSSC), Calcutta, in collaboration with ICSSR, 23-25 June, 2003.

Seminar/Workshops Organized 

  • National Conference ‘Environmental Governance in the Post-Liberalization Phase in India: Challenges for Sustainability and Social Justice’ (Supported by ICSSR), 23-24 January/2017 at Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT-Bombay.

  • Co-Organizer of the ICSSR-NOW Workshop on Geographiesof fisher response to new claims on coastal space and resources in India, 16-18 April 2014 , IIT/Bombay.


Seed grant project, IRCC, IIT/Bombay, Jan 2008-June 2012. The study was based on to examine and analysis the relationship between environment and development through the perspective of social and environmental movements in India against FDI projects where concern arises for conserving natural resources with an alternative approach for livelihoods security, sustainable development and environmental –social justice.




Recipient of Japan Sociological Society (JSS/ILC) Award for Non- Japanese Young Sociologists in the 82nd Anual Meeting of JSS, University of Rikkyo, Tokyo, (International Sociological Association) and supported by International Liaison Committee of JSS,.


Associated with the Indian Council of Social Science Research [ICSSR] Doctoral Fellowship


Student Co-ordinator, Global Studies Programme, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, Delhi .

 Other Professional Activities

Article Editor- Journal of SAGE Open

Reviewer of the following journals -

  • RDC (Review of Development and Change) Journal, MIDS, Chennai

  • Journal of Environmental Sociology

  • Journal of American Anthropologist

  • Community Development Journal

  • Sage India (ed)

  • Pearson Press, ISBN: 9780205991648.

  •  International Sociological Association (ISS) and RC-24 Group (Environment & Society).
  • Japan Sociological Society (JSS), Tokyo, Japan.

  • Life Time Member of Indian Anthropological Association, Delhi, India.

  • Life time Member of “Indian Sociological Society”, Delhi, India.

Research Scholars: 

 M.Phil students (Completed)

  • Prateexit, Joshi. (2018), ‘The Lives of Others: Forced Migrants and Refugees in India’

  • Marian Abraham (2017), ‘Social context of tribal elementary education: A Field study in two blocks of Palghar district’.

  • Sagar D. Ingle (2017), ‘Water sanitation and its impact on Human health among under-five children: A Case study of Diarrhea in Rural Buldhana district in Maharashtra’, (jointly with P.L. Trivedi).

  • Sagat kumar Shaunik (2016), ‘Exploring the Socio-Ecological Context of Uncertainty Narratives in Selected Regions of Flood Affected Areas in Mumbai’.

  • Deepali Singh (2016), ‘Role of Public Participation in EIA: A Socio-ecological Study of Navi Mumbai International Airport’.

  • Poonam Suresh Argade (2015), ‘Undercurrents: Unpacking Participatory Groundwater Governance in Maharashtra’ (jointly with N.C.Narayanan, CTARA).

  • Manav Brahmanand Khaire (2014), ‘Role of IT and MIS in SHG-Bank Linkage Program: Case study of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra’, (jointly with A. Ramanathan).

  • Mohan Kumar Naik (2014), ‘A Sociological study of the Resettlement and Rehabilitation of Displaced people: A Case Study of Kashipur block in southern Odisha’. 

  • Amrita Sen (2013), ‘The Politics of Conservation and Conflict: A Case Study of Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai’.

  • Hemant Kumar Chauhan (2012), ‘Coastal Zone Management and Fishing Community in Mumbai’ (jointly with D. Parthasarathy).

  • Pournnami Davy (2012), ‘A Comparative Study on the Use of Endosulfan between Sprayed and Non Sprayed Regions in Kasargod, Kerala’.

  • Nikita Kaul (2012), ‘Natural Resource Shifts and Crafts: Study of Wood Carving Industry in Saharanpur’ (jointly with D. Parthasarathy).

  • Nilesh Vilas Thube (2011), ‘Socio-Environmental Study of Health: A Case Study of Malaria In Mumbai Slums’, (jointly with D. Parthasarathy). 

  • Shilpa Raman (2011), ‘Entrepreneurship in the informal sector: A study in Mumbai’. 

  • Lay Smriti Guria (2011), ‘Water and Culture: Difference in Perception of Pollution in River Ganga - A Case Study of Kanpur’ (jointly with N.C.Narayanan, CTARA). 

  • Arpita Chakravarty (2010), ‘Solid Waste Collection: A Study of Phule Nagar in Mumbai’, (jointly with K. Narayanan). 

PhD students

  • Amrita Sen , (Graduated in 2018) Thesis title ‘Conservation Politics, Communities and Survival Crisis in the ProtectedAreas of Sunderban, West Bengal’.

    (Currently based at: Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, W.B. (Formerly working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Urban Ecological Sustainability, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru).

  • HemantKumar. A Chouhan (Graduated in 2017) , Thesis Title ‘CRZ Policy, Coastal Ecology and fishing community in Mumbai along with a focus on livelihoods and sustainability approach’ (jointly with D. Parthasarathy)

    (Currently working as a Research Scientist at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay on the project “Measuring Vulnerability of Regions, Select Economic Sectors and Livelihoods to Climate Change in India )

  •  Wagle Suchitra Sachin (Graduated in 2016), Thesis Title Transnational Health care: Case studies in Mumbai and Goa’.

    (Currently working as Consultant with FHI 360. on the HIV- AIDS program with MDACS- Mumbai District Aids Control Society).

  • Devendraraj. M, ‘Local Institutions and Climate Change Adaptation in India: Case of Nagapattinam in T.N.’, (Thesis Submitted).

  • Sana Huque, ‘Cityscape Transformation and Crisis of Conservation: A Sociological Study of East Kolkata Wetlands (EKW), (Jointly with D.Parthasarathy) (Thesis Submitted)

  • Chandan Kaushal, ‘Water and Social Practices: An Anthropological exploration of meanings of water in Chamba valley in western Himalayas’, (Thesis Submitted).

  • Dibesh Kumar Brahma, ‘Land as a Disputed Natural Resource in North East India (Triupra)’ (Jointly with D. Parthasarathy), ( Pre-synopsis presented).

  • Ranjith K, ‘River Basin Management in Kerala’, (jointly with N.C. Narayanan, CTARA) (at an advance stage ).

  • Arun. P, ‘In-Migration in Kerala’, (at an advance stage).

  • Mohan Kumar Naik, ‘ A sociological study of the legal aspects of Land Acquisition in India: The case of Rayagada district in Southern Odisha’, ( Ongoing).

  • K. Sowmya . ‘ Climate Change and Vulnerability’ (Ongoing)