M.Phil. Scholars

Name: Guncha Babbar
Topic: Cyber - activism
Date of registration: 26/09/2017
Supervisor's Name: Dr. Avitoli G Zhimo
Email: mail2guncha@gmail.com
Scholarship: : UGC-JRF
Research Outcome: Possible contributions to i) Discipline ii) Society iii) Policy planning

My research aims at studying the reasons contributing to the policy modifications or changes through the cyber social activist movements. It looks at the power dynamics between the virtual netizens and real citizens, to understand the making of the cyber society. This research will explore and add on a new perspective and methodology of studying humans in a new space.

Name: Nikhil Kaithwas
Topic: Marginal occupation in a world class city: Muslim Barbers of Delhi.
Date of registration: 23.09.2017
Supervisor's Name: Dr. Chakraverti Mahajan
Email: nikhil794@gmail.com
Scholarship: : UGC-JRF
Research Outcome: Possible contributions to i) Discipline ii) Society iii) Policy planning

My research work aims at studying the theme of marginal occupations through the vantage of Muslim barber community situated in the Urban, Modern and globalised landscape of Delhi. The work is focused to explore the occupational identity in transition both in traditional ritualistic roles and the secular market profession. The research uses multi-sensory ethnographic paradigm with still photography as a fieldwork tool to add to the embodied experiences of doing an ethnographic fieldwork.
Discipline: The research will add to the existing scholarship on Biradari studies, marginal occupation of urban communities, occupational identities, perspectives on identities in visual culture and discourse on multi-sensory ethnography.
Society: The barbers shop in general are the places of ‘public discourse’, a mundane space of socio-cultural interaction where the physical constructs of masculinity interacts and takes form. Taking such interaction at the forefront, the research will examine the role of the ‘barber’ and ‘barber shops’ for the wider segment of the society.
Policy planning: The work will provide a framework to bring the attention of the policy makers towards the already existing policies on shop guidelines and sealing, vocational training centres for the youth and bring forward the problems faced by the benificiries to avail them..

Name: Sayak Chakraborty
Course: M.Phil
Supervisor's Name:
Date of registration: 05/10/2018
Topic: Primate Behaviour and Evolution

Research contribution to i) Discipline ii) Society iii) Policy Planning:
DISCIPLINE - Studying primate behaviour helps in understanding the evolutionary basis of human behaviour and in learning the basis of human nature and culture. It also helps us understand how primates learn to adapt to their environment which is the basis of modern human society as well.
SOCIETY - Human society comes in contact with primates, especially in India, quite often. A better understanding of primate behaviour shall help us live alongside them in a better way and prevent confrontation and even pique public interest towards academic studies of primates.
POLICY PLANNING - Across the world, studies into primates and their behaviour has helped in planning policies for their better conservation, which in turn facilitates in promoting further research into primate studies.
Email: : xsc.xtreme@gmail.com
Scholarship: Non-NET Fellowship

Name: Savitesh Kushwaha
Course: M.Phil
Supervisor's Name: Dr. P.R. Mondal
Date of registration: 22.07.2017
Topic: Reproductive performance and its association with cardiometabolic diseases: A case-control study among Bhil of Rajasthan, India.

Research contribution to i) Discipline ii) Society iii) Policy Planning:
My current research work is based on assessing the women reproductive performance by determining the Demographic, Anthropometric, Physiological and biochemical variables. This will give a selective outlook towards women health research and follows definite statistical guidelines to reach on an outcome. The Cardio-metabolic diseases are health concern issue in India and this study will guide society to cope with cardio-metabolic risk factors during pregnancy and reproductive ages. Further, this study may help certain institutions to determine guidelines and policies which can be specific for women health, maternal health and Bhil population of Rajasthan.
Email: savitesh.sunny@gmail.com
Scholarship: UGC-JRF

M.Phil. 2012-2017