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Discussion Forum

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences meets every alternate Saturday for Discussion Forum. The Ph.D. students and Faculty members present their research works and discuss their recent publications and ongoing research papers.

  • Publications 2021

    • Singh, S. & Mahapatra, S. K. (2021). Online self-and peer-assessment for teacher professional development: A case study of the process and the perceived impact. TESOL Journal.
    • Mahapatra, S. K. (2021). Online Formative Assessment and Feedback Practices of ESL Teachers in India, Bangladesh and Nepal: A Multiple Case Study, Asia-Pacific Education Researcher.
    • Jahnavi, K. L., & Satpathy, S. (2021). 'Our wetland is our mother, you cannot take her away from us’: Reconstructing the political space of reclaiming a coastal wetland in Sompeta, Andhra Pradesh, India. Environmental Sociology.
    • Jahnavi, K. L., & Satpathy, S. (2021). Unfolding the Enigma of Dispossession in India: An Analysis of the Discourse on Land grabbing, Sociological Bulletin, 7(3): 331-248. DOI:10.1177/00380229211018986
    • Rani, P. K., Peguda, H. K., Chandrashekher, M., Swarna, S., Jonnadula, G. B., James, J, Shinde, L., Bharadwaj, S. R. (2021). Capacity building for diabetic retinopathy screening by optometrists in India: Model description and pilot results. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, 69 (3):655-659. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1944_20. 
    • Khare, K., and Suresh, L. (2021). Justice and sanitation well-being: an analysis of frameworks in the context of slippage, based on findings from Shravasti, Uttar Pradesh, India. Journal of Water and Health, 19 (5): 823–835. DOI: 
    • Suresh, L. (2021). Understanding the Relationship between Sustainability and Ecofeminism in an Indian Context. Journal of Developing Societies, 37(1), 116-135. DOI: 
    • Vinai, M. (2021). Health and Healing: Retention of the popularity of Ashtavaidya Tradition during the Colonial Regime. Rupkatha Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities. 13(2). DOI:
    • Vinai, M., & Hemachandran, R. (2021). A Fine Balance: Interrogating the changing re- configurations of space in middle class apartments of Mumbai through literary representations and lived experiences. IUP Journal of English Studies. 16(1) 27-38. 
    • Jayesh, A. K. (2021). "Nagarjuna and the Concept of Time." Asian Philosophy 31 (2): 121-42.
    • Jayesh, A. K. (2021). "On Philosophy." Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research 38 (3): 385-88.

  • Webinars 2021

    • Webinar conducted - titled: “Ambedkar, Justice and Society”, Speaker Prof. Aakash Singh Rathore on 26 th August 2021.
    • Webinar conducted by Dr. Evelien Dirks on 31st March, 2021, Wednesday titled: Cognitive and social-emotional development in young deaf and hard of hearing child
    • Webinar titled “Creativity and Dissent: A Literary detour of Benyamin's Al Arabian Novel Factory by Creative Writer, Benyamin” on 15th Feb 2021.
    • Webinar organized on Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction- Translating Priority One to Two, in collaboration with National Institute of Disaster Management, New Delhi on 31st March 2021.  

  • Public Policy Lecture Series

    We invite eminent personalities working in Policy formulations, implementation, and assessments to share their experiential and academic knowledge in the field of public policy.  It is a student-led initiative by the students pursuing a Minor in Public Policy.
    Five Myths of Governance — A Talk by Dr. V. Bhaskar (Retired IAS officer)
    Public Policy Minor Students with Dr. V. Bhaskar and Faculties from HSS department 
    Mobility in Hyderabad - Issues, Priorities and Challenges - Prof. C. Ramachandraiah (Professor, CESS, Hyderabad.) 
    Prof. C. Ramachandraiah 

  • Work in Progress Presentations

    On the last two to three working days of every semester, we conduct a work in progress seminar to review the research work done by our Ph.D. students. It helps the students get feedback from the entire department, facilitating peer learning among the research scholars.  

  • Upcoming: Ethics lecture series

    HSS department invites everyone to Ethics lecture series. 

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