Professor, Agricultural Development and Rural Transformation Centre (ADRTC).
Area of Specialisation
Ph D in Sociology
– University of Poona, 1994
Title of the Thesis: Social Change Among Holeya Community: A Case Study of Bidar
M Phil in Sociology – Gulbarga
University, Gulbarga, 1989
Title of the Dissertation: Rite and Passage Among Holeya – A
Case Study of Village Madakatti Taluk, Bhalki District, Bidar District.
The Holeyas: A Study in
Social Change, Mangala Publications, Mangalore, 2003. ISBN
81-88685-01-1, pp. 214+x
Problem of Water in
North Karnataka, Mangala Publications, Mangalore, 2014. ISBN
Sericulture in India, A case study of Kolar District in Karnataka,
Mangala Publication, Mangalore, ISBN:81-88685-15-1
Special Economic Zones:
Socio-Economic Impact on Dispersed families in Karnataka Sri Prema Sai
Printers & Publishers Mangaluru ISBN: 81-88685-02-X.
Weaker Section and
Social Justice – Gandhian Perspectives, An Inter-disciplinary Journal
of Social Sciences, A Special Issue on Social Justice, Vol.XI, Nos. 1
and 2, Spring Fall, 1998.
Marriage Customs Among
Holeyas, Samaja Shodhana, Journal of the Mangalore Sociology
Association, Vol. 9, No. 1, March 2000.
Gandhian Philosophy and
Rural Development, Participative Development, 2004.
Programmes in Karnataka People’s Perception in Glimpes of Indian
Agriculture: Macro and Micro Aspects, Vol.2, Edited by R S Deshpande
and S M Jharwal.
Dalita Kiranagalu, in Horatada Heggegalu, in Kannada, edited by D B
Mallikarjuna Swamy Mahamane.
Small, Marginal and
Dalit farmers in Rainfed Agriculture: A case study of Srinivas sardgi
in Kalburgi District, Karnataka’ IJMRA (E Journal), Vol.5 (2):1-14.
Sanitation and Hygiene practices Dalits in Karnataka’, Journal of
Governance & Public Policy 5.2 (Jul-Dec 2015): 82-102,117.
Participation of SHG and
Employment Capabilities of Dalits households in Karnataka, Indian
Journal of Economics and Development, August-2016, ISSN:2320-9836,
Vol.4 (8), pp.1-10.
Special Economic Zones
in India: Types, Samaja Shodhana, Mangalore,2016. ISBN2319-3247, Vol.
25, pp. 31-60.
Among Dalit School Children: A Study in Karnataka, The New Rural
Paradigm: Polices and Governance, National Institute of Rural
Development & Panchayath Raj Hyderabad, January - 2017,
ISBN978-93-84503-72-7, pp - 512-530
Status of Small and
Marginal Dalit Farmers in Karnataka, Agricultural Situation in India,
ISSN0002-1679, Vol. LXXXI:35-47, March 2017.
Trade and Food Security: A Comparative analysis of India and China,
Economic Development and Poverty Alleviation 2017 China India Forum,
Does Women's Empowerment
Influence Their Reproductive Health Behavior?, IER Journal of Health
and Demography, ISSN : 2454 - 9207, Vol. 2 : 12-29.
Migration and Development of Dalit in Karnataka, Agricultural
Situation in India June-2018, ISSN: 0002-1679, pp-28-36.
The disabled Population
and their Educational Status In India, Periferia July 2018, Vol.
Factors Influence to
Participate MGNREGA work: A case study in Shettihalli GP in Karnataka,
Journal of Economic Policy &Research April- September 2018, ISSN
0975-8577, Vol. 13 (2), pp-16-26.
Own House and Dalit:
Selected Villages in Karnataka State, ISEC working paper No.354.
Practices in Rural Karnataka, ISEC working paper No.418
Recent Research Projects Completed
From Tops down to bottoms up:
Institutional Reforms in Indian Surface Irrigation: A case study of
Karnataka. Collaborative Research Proposal with NCHER and IFPRI – with
People’s Perception of Rural
Development Programmes in Karnataka, ISEC, Bangalore-72.
Sericulture Development in new Areas: A
Case Study of Gulbarga, Karnataka, ISEC, Bangalore.
Changing Work Participation of Weaker
Section in Karnataka: A Case Study of Last Three Decades
Study for Estimation of Seed, Feed and
Wastage Ratios for Major Food grains in India (jointly with Prof.
R.S.Deshpande), October 2007.
Impact of NREGA on Wage Rate, Food
Security and Rural Urban Migration in Karnataka (Jointly with Prof.
Parmod Kumar) May 2011.
The evaluation programme 2013-14 of
Karnataka state Literacy Mission, funded by Government of Karnataka.
Assessment of Socio-Economic
Capabilities of Dalit Households in Karnataka, funded by ICSSR, New
Documentation of Success Stories of
Food Processing Industries- A Case Study of Karnataka, funded by
Ministry of Agriculture, New Delhi. November 2015.
Decision-Oriented Information Systems
for Farmers:A Study of Kisan Call Centres (KCC), Kisan Knowledge
Management System (KKMS), Farmers Portal, and M-Kisan Portal 2017-18.
Performance Evaluation of Pradhan
Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) in Karnataka 2018.
Papers Presented in Seminars/Workshops
Gandhian Philosophy on
Social Change and Rural Development. Sponsored by ICSP, Mount Abu,
Rajasthan, October 2000.
Honey is a Viable
Medicine of Rural Folk, Sponsored by 6th Asian Agricultural
Association (AAA), International Conference and World Apicxpo,
Bangalore, January 2002.
It is not Possible to
Achieve Social Revolution Unless and Until the Caste and Political
Consciousness Aroused due to Reservation Among Backward Classes is
channelised to Phuley-Ambedkarite Ideology, Sponsored by BAMCEF 21st
National Convention, Sabarmati, Ahmedabad (Gujarat).
Millennium Growth of 10
Operative Sector in Karnataka: A Case of PACS, National
Workshop/Seminar on “A Century of Co-operation: Flights and Falls”
sponsored by Agro-Economic Research Centre for Bihar and Jharkhand
(Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India). T.M. Bhagalpur
University, Bhagalpur, India.
Soil Erosion – An
Overview. National Workshop on “The Impact of Environmental Pollution
on Society” sponsored by Department of Economics, 13th and 14th of
August 2005 at Best Theosophical College, Madanapalli, Andhra Pradesh.
‘The Economics of
Religion, Social Exclusion and Inclusion: A Sociological Analysis in
Indian Context’. National Workshop on ‘Concepts, Context and Theories
of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy’, 6th and 7th February 2008,
Mangalore University, Mangalore.
‘Social Exclusion and
Civil Society: A Sociological Analysis of Karnataka State’. Natioinal
Seminar on ‘Social Exclusion in Indian Society: the Response of State
and Civil Society’, Dr. Ambedkar Centre for Social Justice, University
of Mumbai, March 14-15, 2008.
Dalit Women and Water
Problem in Rural India: A Social Exclusion in 21st Century: A Case
Study of Karnataka – ICSSR sponsored Workshop and UGC sponsored
National Seminar on February 4-5, 2010 at Mangalore University,
Exlusion and Inclusion:
A Critical Sociological Analysis in Indian Context. University of
Mangalore, 5, 6, and 7 October 2013.
Caste Conflict in
Karnataka: A Critical Sociological Analysis, Southern ICSSR Centre,
Mumbai, 7, 8 and 9 January 2013.
Disadvantage women and
Rape: A Sociology analysis, 24/01/2014- national seminar, Department
of Sociology- Periyar university selam (Tamil Nadu)
Chaired the session on
"Data Scrutiny, Compilation, Computerization, Analysis" in Workshop on
'Decision - Oriented Information system for Farmers: A study of Kisan
Call Centers (KCC), Kisan Knowledge Management System (KKMS), Farmers
Portal and M - Kisan Portal' organised by Indian Institute of
Management - Ahmedabad on 21 September 2016
Chaired the session on
"Planning of the Survey, Sampling Locations, Survey methods" in
Workshop on 'Decision - Oriented Information system for Farmers: A
study of Kisan Call Centers (KCC), Kisan Knowledge Management System (KKMS),
Farmers Portal and M - Kisan Portal' organised by Indian Institute of
Management - Ahmedabad on 21 September 2016.
"Causes for Farmers
Suicides in INdia: A Wake-Up call for Government”, A National Seminar
on 'Inclusive Agriculture Growth in India: Issues and Challeenges
Organized by Rani Channamma University - Belgavi, 16th-17th February
Conditions of Karnataka Buddhist Community”. a Workshop on 'Inclusive
Development of Minorities in Karnataka: Issues, Challenges and Policy
Recommendations' organized by The Chair on Religious Minorities,
National Law School of India University, Bangalore, 27th-28th February
From Feminists" A National Seminar on Dr. B. R.Ambedkar's Vision on
Indian Democracy, Constitutional Rights and Social Justice organized
by Indian Social Institute - Bangalore & Indian Social Institute - New
Delhi held at Bangalore on 17 - 18 April 2017.
Chaired A session at a
National Seminar on "Dr. B. R. Ambedkar's Vision on Democracy,
Constitutional Rights and Social Justice" Organized by Indain Social
Institute - Banagalore on 17th - 18th April 2017.
"Current status of Dairy
Industry with Reference to Animal Distribution, Milk Production and
Consumption in Karnataka": A National Seminar on 'Assessment of the
status of Dairying and Potential to Improve Socio-Economic Status of
the Milk Producers in India: Special Focus on Eastern States of India'
held at Agro-Economic Research Centre (Ministry of Agriculture &
Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India), Sardar Patel University, Anand
(Gujarat), 16th-17th May 2017.
Participated in 'Dr. B.
R. Ambedkar International Conference - 2017, held in Bangalore, 21st
-23rd July 2017
Production, Trade and Food Security: A Comparitive Analysis of India
and China": 'International Seminar on Economic Growth, Trade and
Poverty Alleviation' organized by Sichuan Academy of Social Science -
China, International Management Institute - India and Institute for
Social and Economic Change - India on 12th to 15th September 2017.
Participated as a Think
Tank in workshop on "Social Justice and Empowerment Sector" organized
by Government of Karnataka on 22nd - 28th September 2017.
Attended a Workshop on
"Capacity Building for Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI)"
organized by IEG - Delhi on 4th - 6th October 2017
International conference on Unlocking "US - India Trade Potential",
Bangalore, 6th - 8th November 2017.
Chaired the session at a
National Seminar on “Decentralization and Alternative Development:
Exploring ideas from Gandhi and Kumarappa” at ISEC Bangalore. 30th
Practices in Rural Karnataka: XII National Sociological Conference
Social Transition: Issues and Challenges, organized by Kannada
University- Hampi on 31st Aug – 01st Sep 2018.
production, trade and food security: A comparative analysis of India
and China”: ‘Conference on Economic growth in India and China : Social
and Economic Impacts’ organized by Institute for Social and Economic
Change and Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences (SASS) – Bangalore on
27th-28th September 2018.
“Employment & Income
Generation through MGNREGA: A case Study In Ammanallur GP in Kolar
District in Karnataka”. A national Seminar on “Social Security in
India: Issues, Challenges and Prospects” organized by Rani Chennamma
University Belagavi on 27th & 28th November 2018.
“Employment & Income
Generation through MGNREGA: An Emperical analysis in two GPs in
Karnataka”. A national Seminar on “Social Security in India: Issues,
Challenges and Prospects” organized by Rani Chennamma University
Belagavi on 27th & 28th November 2018.
‘Baba Saheb Ambedkar
Socio-Economic and Political Thoughts. Seminar held on the occasion of
117th Birthday Celebrations of Baba Saheb Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, Bangalore
University. April 28-29, 2008.
Seminar on Baba Saheb
Ambedkar’s Contribution and Relevant to the Indian Society. Indian
Statistical Institute, Bangalore, April 30, 2008.
National Workshop on
`Sports: Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Caste Based Indian
Society’. Sports Authority of India, Bangalore University, Bangalore,
May 31, 2008.
How Rural Migration
Created a Urban Unrest in India, Fort College, November 15, 2009.
and Rural-Urban Change, Bangalore University, Department of MRDS,
December 26, 2009.
NREGA and its impact
rural wages, Government First Grade College, Chikkaballapur, January
Special Economic Zones,
Land Acquisitions and Displace, DRISTI, Co-operation with (ISEC)
Karnataka State Level Consultation: On Dalit and Land Rights:
Problems, Perspectives and the Hope at Indian Social Institute,
Bangalore March 29-31, 2010.
Evil Events in Modern
India and Its Remedies, a Talk delivered at Oxford Pre University
College, Ullal Main Road, Bangalore, 4th January 2013.
Child and School, a Talk
delivered at Nagasene Vidyalaya Sadashivanagara, Bangalore
Importance of Village
Studies, An address at the Capacity building Programme in Social
Science Research, ISEC, Bangalore. 23 February 2013.
“Field work Methodology
and qualitative Research methodology and social science” held on
27/01/2014. ICSSR-Sponsored R.M. Course fro Ph.D scholar- Annamalai
University (Tamil Nadu).
Delivered speech to the
Participants in Training Programme on 'Financial Inclusion,
Agricultural Credit and Crop Insurance' Organized By MANAGE Hyderabad,
20th - 22nd February 2017.
Delivered a Speech on
"Rising Farmers Income: Role of Extension Services" in Workshop on
'Impact of Extension Education on Crop Productivity and Farmers Income
in Karnataka' organized by ISEC, Bangalore on 31st August 2017.
"One Decade of Mahatma
Gandhi NREGA: Participatory Assessment and Way Forward" on 23/10/2017
in NIRDPR, Hyderabad.
South Indian Cultural
Exchange Programme between South Africa and India sponsored by ICSSR,
held at Bangalore, in 1998.
Chairperson at one-day State Level Seminar on “Global Financial
Recession: Its Impact on various Spheres of the State Economy of
Karnataka, sponsored by UGC on March 17, 2010 at Chiggaon.
National workshop on “Rainfed Agriculture in India/Karnataka at ISEC,
Bangalore, from 8,9 and 10th 2011. Organized National workshop on "
Enhancing Farmer's Income and Welfare in Karnataka" in ISEC Bangalore
on 24th - 5th June 2017.
Students and Faculty
from Department of Economics, Chowgule college - Goa has visited ISEC
and Classes for them Coordinated by Dr. I Maruthi
Organized a two-day
National workshop on “Making Indian Agriculture Climate- Friendly” –
ISEC Bangalore on 07th – 08th June 2018.
Interview on TV channel
Interview to 24 hours
Kannada News Channel, Samaya, on MGNREGS, 25th August 2011 at ISEC,
Samay T.V. channel,
invited as a Resource Person to talk on “Challenges before New Chief
Minister, July 12, 2012.
Member in the board of committee
Member – The Board of
Studies in Rural Development (UG and Management) for a period of three
years, Bangalore University, Bangalore.
Member – to the Board of
Examiners – Rural Development (UG) for a period of three years in
S.L.N. Fort College, Bangalore.
Institute for Social and Economic Change
Nagarabhavi, Bangalore - 560 072, India.
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