Graduate Research Meet 2022
The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Guwahati is a centre for research and teaching composed of academics from eleven different disciplines: Economics, English, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, History, Archaeology, Political Science, Geography, Development Studies. With its varied range of research interests and expertise, the department promotes interdisciplinary work in humanities and social sciences, offering projects, supervision and fellowships aimed to attract students and researchers from diverse academic and cultural backgrounds. Apart from its undergraduate B.Tech taught courses which include uniquely designed content offered by members of faculty, the department offers highly interdisciplinary areas of expertise and investigation in its MA and PhD programmes.
In the Btech program the Department of HSS offers compulsory elective courses for 24 credits. Electives are offered in 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th semesters only. Each individual course is of 6 credits.
The MA in Development Studies programme offers dynamic multidisciplinary training...
The PhD programme of the department is an area of vibrant research pursuit.
The Deptartment supports advanced scholars with the Institute Post Doctoral Fellowship (IPDF) programme...
The programme offers a unique combination of training in theoretical analysis and abstract thinking with the practical application of these skills through rigorous coursework and mentored projects.
T. Sen, S. Mallick and N. Kipgen " Tattooing, Cultural Change, and the Indigenous Apatanis of Arunachal Pradesh", Society , 
Hussain, D. " Culture, Trauma, and PTG: Insights from Tibetan Refugees (Book Chapter)", The Routledge International Handbook on Posttraumatic Growth (Name of Book) , 
Prasenjit Barik, Rajshree Bedamatta " Is Fixed Price Contract a Viable Option for Farmers? A Case Study of Potato Contract Farming from West Bengal", Economic and Political Weekly, Special Article , 
Sikha Das and Sambit Mallick " The intersection of identities: Access to primary education in Kamrup district of Assam", Perspectives on Global Development and Technology , 
Jimmy Sebastian Daimary & Pahi Saikia " Insurgent movements and paths to negotiation: a case study of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) in India’s northeast", Small Wars & Insurgencies, August 25 , 
Bodhisattva Sengupta " Regional policy interaction in a federal economy", Indian Economic Review , 
Deka, Chayasmita; Mrinal Kanti Dutta; Masoud Yazdanpanah and Nadejda Komendantova " Can gain motivation induce Indians to adopt electric vehicles? Application of an extended Theory of Planned Behavior to map EV adoption intention", Energy Policy , 
Tania Sen, Sambit Mallick and Ngamjahao Kipgen " Tattooing, cultural change, and the indigenous Apatanis of Arunachal Pradesh", Society , 
Abhishek Kashyap " General Relativity, MOND, and the problem of unconceived alternatives", European Journal for Philosophy of Science , 
Sharma, N. and Hussain, D. " Being an Ethno-Racial Minority in India: An Interpretative Phenomenological Exploration", Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research (In press) , 
Sarthak Kumar Das and Sambit Mallick " Repossession through community participation: A study of Vrihi community seed bank in Odisha", Social Change , 
Omid Khatin-Zadeh . Hassan Banaruee . Florencia Reali . Carlos Tirado .Susana Ruiz-Ferna ́ndez . Yuki Yamada . Ruiming Wang . Robin Nicolas .Tariq Khwaileh . Malina Szychowska . Johanna Vestlund . Juan C. Correa .Danyal Farsani . Natalie Butcher . Bidisha Som . Ivan Volkonskii .Koen Plevoets . Fernando Marmolejo-Ramos " Metaphors of time across cultures", Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science , 
Bandana Chowdhury, Bodhisattva Sengupta " Estimation of Engel Curve in Assam: An Application of Working Lesser Model", Indian Journal of Economics , 
T. Sen, S. Mallick and N. Kipgen " Prohibition on Tradition, Tattooing, and the Apatanis of Arunachal Pradesh", Asian Journal of Social Science , 
Tania Sen, Sambit Mallick and Ngamjahao Kipgen " Prohibition on tradition, tattooing, and the Apatanis of Arunachal Pradesh", Asian Journal of Social Science , 
J. R. Jith, R. Bedamatta, K. Rajamohanan, L. K. R. Itty Amma, T. S. Sumitha, C. S. Divya, R. Sadanandan, T. Iype " The role of local governments in the implementation of evidence-based nutrition interventions in Kerala", Public Health Action , 
Das, Kulen Chandra and Mrinal Kanti Dutta " Willingness to Pay of the forest Fringe dwellers for Conservation of Laokhowa and Burhachapori Wildlife Sanctuaries in Northeast India", Indian Forester , 
Arundhati Deka, Natasha Hazarika, Sumit Vij, Anamika Barua and Emanuele Fantini " Media reporting on conflicts and cooperation: what does it mean for the Brahmaputra basin?", International Journal of Water Resources Development , 
Shilpa Krishnan and Sambit Mallick " The forest rights act and adivasi landlessness in Kerala", Journal of Asian and African Studies , 
Pallabi Chakraborty and Amarjyoti Mahanta " The Role of Financial and Physical Assets as Substitute or Complementary to Land as Collateral in Credit Market: Evidence from Indian Households", Economics Systems (Accepted, Forthcoming) , 
Kashmiri Das and Amarjyoti Mahanta " Rural non-farm employment diversification in India: The role of gender, education, caste and land ownership", International Journal of Social Economics , 
Natasha Hazarika, Anamika Barua, Sumit Vij, Arundhati Deka, Lena Salame " Collective deliberation or just the state (in)action: how do we change the hydrodiplomacy landscape in South Asia?", Water Policy , 
S. Tamang and N. Kipgen " ‘Land’ as a site of contestation: Empire, identity, and belonging in the Darjeeling Himalayas", Ethnicities , 
Pallabi Chakraborty, Amarjyoti Mahanta " Asymmetric information, capacity constraint and segmentation in credit markets", Indian Growth and Development Review , 
Pallabi Chakraborty, Amarjyoti Mahanta " The role of financial and physical assets as substitute or complementary to land as collateral in credit market: Evidence from Indian households", Economic Systems , 
Bikash Das " Hundred Years of Chargola Exodus: Changes and Continuity in the Tea Plantations in Eastern India", Contemporary Voice of Dalit , 
Rahul Kumar Singh " Efficiency of Wheat Futures across APMC Mandis", Journal of Quantitative Economics , 
Shilpa Krishnan and Sambit Mallick " The Forest Rights Act and Adivasi landlessness in Kerala", Journal of Asian and African Studies , 
Chayasmita Deka, Mrinal Kanti Dutta, Masoud Yazdanpanah, Nadejda Komendantova " Can gain motivation induce Indians to adopt electric vehicles? An application of an extended theory of planned behavior to map EV adoption intention", Energy Policy , 
Prasenjit Barik and Rajshree Bedamatta " Is Fixed Price Contract a Viable Option for Farmers? A Case Study of Potato Contract Farming from West Bengal", Economic and Political Weekly , 
Congratulation to Shakuntala Mahanta for "GIAN course on Harmonic Grammar" awarded by MHRD.
Congratulation to Daksha Parmar for "Recipient of Dr Yusuf Hamied Faculty Fellowship 2022" awarded by .
Congratulation to Anamika Barua for "Visiting Faculty to Asian Institute of Technology" awarded by .
Congratulation to Sambit Mallick for "(Appointed) Member, Programme Advisory Committee (PAC), Department of Science and Technology - National Science and Technology Management Information System (DST - NSTMIS), Government of India, 13 May 2022 - 12 May 2025" awarded by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
Congratulation to Vasundhara Jairath for "Member of Editorial Board of Springer Nature Social Sciences journal, an international multi- and inter-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal serving the broad social sciences community" awarded by .
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