Professor Siuli Sarkar

M.A., Ph.D (C.U.)
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Lectures Delivered/ Paper Presentation
  • "Psychological Nourishment: The impact of Christmas Carol", inaugural lecture at a National Seminar on Psychological Enrichment of Students:Role played by Ethics and Literature, organized by the Departments of Philosophy & Urdu in collaboration with Psychological Counselling Cell, Lady Brabourne College, April, 2014.
  • "Female Education in West Bengal: A 21st Century Scenario", at the 15th Annual Conference of the WBPSA on Contemporary Trends in Politics and Political Science, March, 2014.
  • "Rabindranather Mayar Khela", the inaugural lecture at a seminar organized by the Alumni Association of LBC, February, 2014.
  • "Positive and Negative Results of Globalization in the Socio-economic Sector of India", the inaugural lecture in the 34th Annual Conference of Bengal Economic Association in collaboration with the Punjab National Bank, ICSSR and Council for Higher Education, Government of West Bengal, organized by the Department of Economics, Lady Brabourne College, February, 2014.
  • "Some Suggestions Regarding the Present Structure of West Bengal Panchayats", invited lecture in a One-day Workshop on The Challenges Before the Fourth State Finance Commission, organized by the Centre for Decentralization and Rural Reconstruction, Rabindra Bharati University, January, 2014.
  • Two consecutive lectures on "The Concept of Public Welfare in India", Refresher Course, Department of Sanskrit, University of Calcutta, 18th September, 2013.
  • "Saratchandra Chattopadhyay: Byakti o Srashta", seminar organized by the Alumni Association of Lady Brabourne College in collaboration with the Department of Bengali, Lady Brabourne College on Saratchandra Chattopadhyay, September, 2013.
  • "Panchayats of West Bengal:Strength and Weakness", invited lecture in One-day Workshop on Decentralization and the Financing of Local Governments in West Bengal", organized by the State Finance Commission in collaboration with Sampling and Official Statistics Unit, I.S.I, Kolkata, July, 2013.
  • "Messages of Education at various Stages of Life", invited lecture at Mahavir Institute of Education and Research, May, 2013.
  • "Comparative Aesthetics of Literature", lecture delivered at UGC sponsored National Level Seminar organized by the Departments of Sanskrit, Hindi & Persian, Lady Brabourne College, April, 2013.
  • "Female Education in India in the twenty First Century", an invited lecture at UGC sponsored National Level Seminar on Education organized by the Institute of Education for Women, Hastings House, Government of West Bengal, March, 2013.
  • "Kinds of Social Inequality in India", Lecture delivered at UGC sponsored National Level Seminar organized by the Departments of Political Science and Sociology, Lady Brabourne College, March, 2013.
  • "Visions of Swami Vivekananda", lecture delivered at UGC sponsored National Level Seminar organized by all the Departments of Lady Brabourne College, March, 2013.
  • "Women's Movements in India", lecture delivered at seminar organized by Agami Nirman, an NGO and Women's Studies Centre, Lady Brabourne College, March, 2013.
  • "Vote daan ekti mulyaban adhikar o kartabya" (in Bengali), an invited lecture delivered at National Voters Day, organized by Basanti Devi College in collaboration with District Election Officer (Kolkata South) and Director of Land Records and Surveys and Joint Land Reforms Commission, West Bengal, January, 2013.
  • "Female Education in Colonial Bengal", lecture delivered at Annual Conference of Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad, January, 2013.
  • Invited lecture delivered on "Value of Education" at the Annual function of Udvaas, an NGO, January, 2013.
  • "Women and the Value of Education", National Level Seminar on Socio-Economic Reality in the Present Scenario, organized by Durgapur Centre For Urban Development, December, 2012. 
  • "Women's Achievements in Literature", talk given at a seminar on Women and Literature held at Lady Brabourne College organized by the Women's Studies Centre, Lady Brabourne College, October, 2012.
  • "Consumer Rights and their Protection" talk given at a seminar on Consumer Rights held at Lady Brabourne College organized by the Department of Consumer Affairs and Fair Business Practices, Government of West Bengal, September, 2012.
  • "Mental and Physical Health of Girls in West Bengal", lecture delivered at an Awareness Programme on Adolescent Health for Girls organized by the Adolescent Health Committee of Bengal Obstetric and Gynecological Society, August, 2012.
  • "Women and their Achievements", lecture delivered at the United Bank of India on the occasion of International Women's Day Celebration, March, 2012.
  • "Female Hawkers as a Class", Two consecutive lectures at an Orientation Programme organized by the Academic Staff College, University of Calcutta, February, 2012.
  • "Violence Against Women in West Bengal", lecture delivered at a seminar on Women and Violence organized by the Women's Studies Centre, Lady Brabourne College, February, 2012.
  • "Let us Talk Bengal", a talk given at a workshop on Contemporary Bengal held at St.Xavier's College organized in joint collaboration with Department of Political Science, St.Xavier's College and Department of Political Science, Lady Brabourne College, September, 2011.
  • "Role of the Second Chamber in Modern Democracy", a lecture delivered at a seminar on Democracy and Second Chamber held at Lady Brabourne College organized by West Bengal Political Science Association in collaboration with Department of Political Science, Lady Brabourne College, September, 2011.
  • "Political Science: Concept, Nature and Approaches", Extension Lecture given at Ramakrishna Sarada Mission, Vivekananda Vidya Bhavan, February, 2010.
  • Paper on "Socio-Political Behaviour of the Underprivileged", presented at the Ninth Annual Conference of WBPSA, 17 March 2007.
  • "An Ethnographic Study of the Street Hawkers of Kolkata", presented in a U.G.C supported workshop on Governance organized under the DRS Programme, Department of Political Science, Calcutta University,  December, 2006.
  • "Feminism and Politics", lecture delivered as a resource person at the Orientation Programme for College and University Teachers, organized by the Academic Staff College (UGC), University of Calcutta, February 2006.
  • Interactive Lecture on "Paschim Banger Tristar Panchayati Raj Byabastha" organized by the Netaji Subhas Open University and Gyan Vani FM Channel, broadcasted on 30 January, 2006.
  • Interactive lecture on "Rajniti o Prashasan: Parasparik Samparka" organized by the Netaji Subhas Open University and Gyan Vani FM Channel, broadcasted on 18 January, 2006.


Research


Research Project:
  • U.G.C sponsored Minor Research Project---"Socio-Political Behaviour of the Underprivileged: A Study of the Street Hawkers of Kolkata" submitted in April 2008.

Other Research Activities:
  • Ph.D Thesis Examiner of Burdwan University, 2013.
  • Ph.D Thesis Examiner of Banasthali University, Rajasthan, 2012
  • Recognised as supervisor for Ph.D Programme in Political Science of Calcutta University since 27.08.2011.  Smt. Anasuya Chatterjee, Head of Department, Political Science, Kanailal Dutta College, Howrah is working as Ph.D scholar under her supervision.

Teaching

Teaching at Undergraduate Level:
  • Lady Brabourne College, University of Calcutta, at Honours level, from February 1, 2011 - till date as Professor.
  • Hooghly Mohsin College, University of Burdwan, at Honours level, from July 23, 2010 - January 31, 2011 as Professor.
  • Lady Brabourne College under University of Calcutta, both at Honours and General level from July 1, 1987 to July 22, 2010 as Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor.
  • Deshbandhu College for Girls' under University of Calcutta, both at Honours and General level from March 26, 1987 to June 30, 1987.
  • Lady Brabourne College under University of Calcutta, both at Honours and General level from July 1, 1986 - June 30, 1987 as part time lecturer.,  

Teaching at Postgraduate Level:
  • Hooghly Mohsin College under University of Burdwan, from July 23, 2010 - January 31, 2011

Examinership, Paper-Setting:
  • Paper-setter, Moderator, Head Examiner, Examiner and Scrutinizer for B.A. Honours and General Examination of the University of Calcutta.
  • Scrutinizer for M.A. examination, University of Calcutta.
  • Paper-setter B.A and M.A. examinations, Netaji Subhas Open University.
  • Examiner, Political Science Honours examination, St. Xavier's (Autonomous) College, Kolkata.
  • Paper-setter, Head Examiner and Examiner of WBCS and other Civil Service Examinations of the West Bengal Public Service Commission.
  • Paper –setter and Moderator for Higher Secondary Examination, West Bengal Council for Higher Secondary Education.
  • Member of Higher Secondary Syllabus Committee.
  • Member, PG Board of Studies, Burdwan University.
  • Paper Setter of UG (Honours) and PG Examinations of Burdwan University.
  • Moderator of the West Bengal Council of Rabindra Open School.

Administrative/Professional Experience

Academic Administration:
  • Member of Disciplinary Committee, University of Calcutta, June 2012 - till date.
  • Member of Senate, University of Calcutta, February, 2012 - till date.
  • Member, Academic Advisory Committee, UGC-Academic Staff College, University of Calcutta, January, 2012 - till date.
  • Principal, Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata, February 1, 2011 - till date.
  • Chairman (Ex-officio) Borad of Studies of the Postgraduate Departments of Mathematics, Physics, Microbiology, Geography, English and Bengali (2014-till date), Lady Brabourne College, February 1, 2011 - till date.
  • Life Member, West Bengal Political Science Association, since 2008.
  • Life Member, Indian Political Science Association, since 2007.
  • Life Member, Council for Political Studies, Kolkata, since 2006.

Selection Committee:
  •  Member, Selection Committee for selection of Assistant Professor for Government Colleges, Public Service Commission, West Bengal, 2014.
  • Vice Chancellor's Nominee, Selection Committee to select Associate Professors and Assistant Professors at Sidhu-Kanhu-Birsa University, June, 2012.
  • Vice Chancellor's Nominee, Selection Committee to select Associate Professors and Assistant Professors at Gour Banga University, December, 2011.
  • Member, Selection Committee to select Lecturer against FIP at Ramkrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vivekananda Vidyabhavan, August, 2010.
  • Member, Selection Committee to select Assistant Head Mistress of West bengal Tribal Welfare School, organized by the West Bengal Public Service Commission, February, 2010.

Organizing Seminar/Conference
  • Organized Twelve UGC/CPE sponsored National Seminars during February, 2011 – till date.
  • Joint Convenor of an International Conference on "Globalization, Capitalist Crisis and Inclusive Development: Myths and Reality" held in December, 2009 organized by the Departments of Economics, Political Science and Sociology, Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata.

Sessions Chaired:
  • Session in an International Conference on "Religion and Globalization: A Changing Perspective" Organized by the Centre for the Study of Religion and Society, Department of Sociology, Jadavpur University, December 2012.
  • Session at a UGC-sponsored State Level Seminar on "Position of Women in India", organized by Hooghly Mohsin College in collaboration with Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad, September, 2010.
  • Session at a UGC sponsored National Seminar on 'The Role of the Hooghly District in Spreading Education in Bengal", on the Occasion of 175th Year Celebration of Hooghly Mohsin College, August 2010.
  • Session in a Research Workshop on "Internationalizing Research and Collaboration: Australian Fellowship, Exchange and Study Abroad Programmes", organized by the Indian Association for the Study of Australia, Eastern Region and the Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, 30 March, 2009
  • Session in an International Conference on "Landscapes and Rivers: Symbolizing Cultural Linkages between Australia and India," Organized by the Indian Association for the Study of Australia, Eastern Region and the University of New South Wales, Australia, 22-23 January, 2009.

Felicitations and Honours:
  • Invited by Agami Nirman, an NGO, as their Special Guest to their research-based annual musical programme, April, 2014.
  • Invited as a Special Guest by the Eastern Railway Men's Congress Women's Council on the occasion of the publication of their tri-lingual literary magazine "Shreeja", March, 2014.
  • Nominated as one of the members of the Expert Committee of the UGC-New Delhi, Dec 9-13, 2013.
  • Felicitated by I Lead, an Educational Institute for "for exemplary leadership qualities and outstanding contribution in the field of Education", September 5, 2013.


Books Used/Available as Text/Reference in Universities/Libraries:
  • Public Administration in India
  • M.A. Politics, University of Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • M.A. Political Science, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala.
  • P.G. Studies in Political Science, Rani Channamma University, Karnataka.
  • M.A. Local Government, School of Governance and Public Policy, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Tamil Nadu.
  • Kolkata Hawkers: A Chronicle of Deprivation, Discontent and Struggle.
  • Available in the following International Libraries:
  • The British Library, St. Pancras, London, NW1 2DB, United kingdom.
  • University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 2JD, United Kingdom.
  • Columbia University in the City of New York.  Columbia University Libraries, New York, NY 10027, United States of America.
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244, United States of America.
  • Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20540, United States of America.
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA.
  • District Politics and Administration: First Phase of the Red Panchayats in West Bengal
  • Fondation nationale des sciences politiques, PARIS – Fondation Sci. Politiques, Paris CEDEX 07, 75337 France.
  • The British Library, St. Pancras, London, NW1 2DB, United kingdom.
  • Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA 94305, USA.
Publications
Books:
  1. Book entitled Rajnaitik tatwa : Paschimi Chintadhara (jointly with Payal Bose), Progressive Publishers, 2012.
  2. Book entitled District Politics and Administration: First Phase of the Red Panchayats in West Bengal, Scholar Publications, Kolkata, 2010
  3. Book entitled Public Administration in India, PHI Learning, New Delhi, Jan, 2010
  4. Book entitled Kolkata Hawkers: A Chronicle of Deprivation, Discontent and Struggle, World View Publications, Kolkata, 2009.
  5. Book entitled Ei Aamader Desh, Leena Publication, April 2006


Articles in Edited Volumes:
  1. "Female Hawkers in Some Third World Cities", Contemporary Social Problems in India, Vol II, Daya Publishing House, New Delhi (in press).
  2. "Women and Literature: Some Female Writers and Female Characters in Bengali Literature", The Other Universe, Edited Book of Women's Studies Centre, Lady Brabourne College, Setu Publishers (in press).

Journals:
  1. A Review Article on a book entitled Self-Finance of the Local Government: Experience of West Bengal Panchayats, by Dr. Panchanan Chattopadhyay, Professor and Head, Department of Political Science, Assam University, Socialist Perspective (in press).
  2. "Socio–Economic Profile of the Street Hawkers of Kolkata", Journal of Sociological Association of West Bengal (in press).
  3. Article on Journey of the West Bengal Panchayats (1978-2012), Socialist Perspective, December 2012 -  March 2013, Vol. 40, No. 3-4.
  4. "Some Peculiar Features of Street Hawking in Kolkata", Jadavpur University Journal of Sociology, Volume 6, No. 6, Jadavpur University, 2012.
  5. "Partisan Politics and a Crack in the Red Fort of West Bengal," The Lady Brabourne College Journal of Social Sciences, Vol II, 2011.
  6. "Participation of the 'Weaker Gender': India Now and Then", Politicus, Vol 1, No.2, July-December, 2009, Ashutosh College Publication,(Invited Contribution).
  7. "Female Representation in Indian Panchayats" Socialist Perspective, Vol.37, No-s, 1-2, June 2009- September 2009.
  8. "Political Orientation of the Street Hawkers of Kolkata", The West Bengal Political Science Review, Volume XI, No.2, July-December, 2008.
  9. "Communications Between the Panchayats and the Marginalized: A Development Perspective," Socialist Perspective, Vol.35, No1-2,. June-September, 2007.
  10. "The Study of the West Bengal Zilla Parishad and the Relevance of the Communications Perspective", The West Bengal Political Science Review, Vol. X, No.1, Jan-June, 2007.

Seminar Proceedings:
  1. "Administration of Female Education in West Bengal: a 21st Century Scenario", West Bengal Political Science Review, 2014 (in press).
  2. "Unwanted Effects of Globalization on Indian Economy", Conference Volume of the 34th Annual Conference of Bengal Economic Association, organized by the Department of Economics, Lady Brabourne College, February, 2014 (in press).
  3. "Swami Vivekananda", Conference Volume of UGC-sponsored National Seminar on Swami Vivekananda's Vision and Its Relevance in the Contemporary World", organized by Lady Brabourne College in collaboration with Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan, March, 2013.
  4. "Beauty of the Three Classical Indian Languages", Conference Volume of UGC-sponsored National Seminar on Comparative Aesthetics of the Sanskrit, Persian and Hindi Literature, organized by the Departments of Sanskrit, Persian and Hindi, Lady Brabourne College, April, 2013 (in press).
  5. "Gender Disparities in Health", Conference Volume of UGC-sponsored National Seminar on Social Inequality: Some Contemporary Issues of India, organized by the Departments of Political Science and Sociology, Lady Brabourne College, March, 2013 (in press).
  6. "Status of Muslims in West Bengal and Gujarat: A Comparative Study", Proceedings of the International Seminar on Globalization, Capitalist Crisis & Inclusive Development: Myths and Reality, Lady Brabourne College, 2011.
  7. "Diaries and Memoirs:Autobiography of Rassundari Dasi", Conference Volume of UGC-sponsored National Seminar on History Through Reminiscence: Diaries, Memoirs & Oral History, organized by the Department of History, Maulana Azad College and Paschimbanga Itihas Sansad, 2011 (in press).
  8. "Akbar's Benevolent Administration: An Objective Analysis", Administration, Politics and Society in Medieval India 1206-1707 A.D., UGC-Sponsored National Seminar organized by the Departments of Political Science and Islamic History and Culture, Maulana Azad College, October, 2010.
  9. Article on "Socio-political Behaviour of the Underprivileged" in WBPSA, Ninth Annual Conference Souvenir, March, 2007.


Pre-Publication Review

  1. Pre-publication reviewer of Pearson Text Books on Political Science Honours, 2011.
  2. Pre-publication reviewer of Higher Secondary Text Books, appointed by West Bengal Council of Higher Education, 2006.