Institute for Social and Economic Change


Seminars by Visitors

Seminars by Visitors

Seminars by Faculty/Students

Seminars and Training



Transcendental Signifieds and the Myth of Stable Narratives : A Critical View of Language, Dr. A William John Bosco, Associate Professor of English, Periyar EVR College (Autonomous), Trichy, Tamil Nadu, 24 December 2019.

Modernity as Achieved Reality: The Enframement of Twenty-First Century Hinduism, organised under CPIGD's Seminar Series titled "Towards Critical Modernity", Prof. Narendar Pani, Professor and Dean of Social Sciences, NIAS, Bengaluru, 5 December, 2019.

Rationalities of the Everyday Social, organised under CPIGD's Seminar Series titled "Towards Critical Modernity", Prof. Sundar Sarukkai, Professor of Philosophy, Bengaluru, 4 December 2019.

Rosa Luxemburg (1870- 1919): A Critical Perspective, Talk organised by Sri Ramakrishna Hegde Chair on Decentralization and Development, ISEC.,  Dr. M Kunhaman, Former Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Tuljapur, Maharashtra, 26 November, 2019.

Indo-Pak Relations : Proxy War and Prospect of Peace, Professor Bijan Kumar Mohapatra Senior Consultant, Odisha State Open University, Sambalpur, 25 October, 2019.

Narrow Fairways: Getting By and Falling Behind in the New India , Dr. Patrick Inglis Assistant Professor of Sociology Grinnell College,Iowa, 22 October, 2019.

Role of Gold in the Currency Markets: Return to the Fixed Exchange Rate after Five Decades, Dr. Sitharam Gurumurthi IAS (Retired) Chennai, 21, October, 2019.

Politics of Knowledge: A Transdiciplinary Frame of Analysis, organised under CPIGD's Seminar Series titled "Towards Critical Modernity", Dr.Madhulika Banerjee, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, Delhi, 10th October, 2019.

Thinking Alternative Modernity, organised under CPIGD's Seminar Series titled "Towards Critical Modernity", Dr. Rajan Gurukkal, Professor, IISc, Bengaluru, 5 August, 2019.

From the Taxi Drivers' Rear-view Mirror: Masculinity, Marginality and Sexual Violence in India's Capital City, Delhi, Dr. Radhika Govinda, Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, 2 January 2019.


China’s Transformation: The Success Story and the Success Trap, Dr. Manoranjan Mohanty, Retired Professor of Political Science, Delhi University, Delhi, 14 November, 2019.

Food Security and Safety, Dr Yellappa Reddy Rtd. Secretary, Government of Karnataka Department of Ecology, Environment and Forests Bengaluru, 16 October 2018 on the occasion of World Food Day

Health and Humour, Dr T H Anjanappa M.S., F.I.C.S., F.I.A.M.S., M.R.S.H (London) EMBA Rajajinagar, Bengaluru, 16 October 2018 on the occasion of World Food Day.

Relevance of Gandhian Philosophy and Thoughts in Contemporary Social and Economic Reality, to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhiji , Sri H S Doreswamy, freedom fighter and a Gandhian, 5th October 2018

Study on Predictors of Work Life Balance on Career Development among female Employees: With reference to Retail Sector in Bengaluru, Dr.K.Thriveni Kumari, Professor and Head of the Department, Department of Management Studies, Don Bosco Institute of Management studies and Computer Applications, Bangalore, 20th August, 2018

Block Planning: An Approach for Local Area Development, Dr. Rajesh K Faculty Member Social Science Division, Integrated Rural Technology Centre (IRTC), Palakkad, Kerala, 18th July 2018.

Indian, European and American Electoral Systems: What is Best for Us?, Prof. Trilochan Sastry Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore & Founder-trustee of the Association for Democratic Reforms, 1st June, 2018.

Yoga and Stress Management, Prof. M. Shiva Prakash Faculty Member, Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, 10th April, 2018.

Oils, Oxytocin and Obstetrics – Situating Changing Birthing Practices in a Hamlet in Kamrup, Assam, Dr. Sreeparna Chattopadhyay Faculty Member, School of Advanced Studies and Research, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, 5th April, 2018.


International Trade Preferences, Professor Stephen Devados Emabeth Thompson Endowed Professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 18th December, 2017.

Corruption - A comparative analysis of India and the US, Mr. Kevin Gustafson, Lawyer, Fast Case, Washington DC, 27th November, 2017.

Transitioning from a 'Teacher-centric' to a 'Student-centric' Classroom and On-line Learning, Professor P C Narayan,  Professor Finance & Accounting, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, 16th November, 2017.

A Critical Study on the Role of Pharmaceuticals and Selective Health Care Interventions in Public Health, Mr. Y. Reddi Sekhara, Visiting Research Fellow, ISEC & Ph.D. Candidate Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University, Canada, 28th September, 2017.

Human Development as Transformative Practice: Lessons from Successful Models, Prof. J. Tharamangalam Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Canada, 28th August, 2017.

Exiting the Welfare State: How and Why?, Professor Johannes Breman Emeritus Professor Department of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, 11th August, 2017.

Populism and Policy, Dr. Ajay Gudavarthy Associate Professor Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 24th July, 2017.

Critical Reflections on Indian Democracy, Prof Lord Bikhu Parekh, eminent political philosopher and Member, House of Lords, UK, 20th July, 2017.

Nature of Platform Economy Work in India, Ms Aditi Surie Senior Associate & Ms Jyothi Koduganti Associate – Academics & Research, Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), Bangalore, 13th July 2017.

Monetary Policy in India - Recent Developments, Dr. Janak Raj Principal Adviser, Monetary Policy Department, Reserve Bank of India, 9th May, 2017.

The Economic Sociology of Fiscal Compliance and Technological Challenges in India, Dr. Sibichen K Mathew IRS Commissioner of Income Tax (TDS), Bangalore, 3rd May, 2017.

Political Modernity, Translation and the Indian Social Sciences, Prof. Veena Naregal Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University Enclave, Delhi, 2nd January 2017.


Slapping a Giant: The Demonetisation Gamble, Prof. Narendar Pani, Professor and Head, NIAS-UNDP Initiative on Inequality and Human Development, Head, Conflict Resolution Programme and Head, RBI Programme on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Economic Issues, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, 29th November, 2016.

Perspectives on Rural Transformation with Reference to a Kerala Village, Dr. A C Kuttykrishnan Nambiar Former Dean, Faculty of Humanities, University of Calicut and Former Regional Director, Council for Social Development & ICSSR Sr. Research Fellow, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru, 28th November, 2016.

Local Labour Control Regimes and Rural-based Labourers in Karnataka: Working at the Margins of Global Production Networks, Dr. Jonathan Pattenden Development Studies Faculty member, University of East Anglia, 20th September, 2016.

Urbanization, Demographic Transition and the Growth of Cities in India, 1870-2020, Dr. Chinmay Tumbe, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 18th August, 2016.

No Land Is No Land: Issue of Land Reforms and Land Rights, Dr. Chandrashekhara Damle, Senior Research Fellow, ICSSR & President, 'Snehashilaa', Gandhingara,  Sullia, D.K. District, Karnataka, 10th August, 2016.

The Political Mobilization Patterns of Indian Americans, Professor Prema Kurien, Professor of Sociology, Founding Director Asian/ Asian American Studies, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY, 23rd May, 2016.

Contemporary Challenges to the Women's Movement, Ms. Madhu Bhushan, from Vimochana, 16th March, 2016.

A Development Vision for India, Dr.R.Balasubramaniam, Founder & President, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement, Founder &Chairman, Grassroots Research& Advocacy Movement, 15th March 2016.

The Enigma of Democracy: Reflections on the career of a contentious imagination, Dr. Bishnu Mohapatra, Formerly Professor in School of Development, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, 10th March, 2016.

Sexual Harassment at the Workplace, a Violation of Women's Human Rights, Professor V.S. Elizabeth, Professor, Centre for Child and the Law and Placement Officer, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, 8th March, 2016.

Open Data Development Initiative' of the World Bank, Ms. Sunita Malhotra Public Information Officer World Bank, 24th February, 2016.

Land Reform or Land Titling: A Critique of India’s Land Policy, Dr. Pradeep Nayak, Officer of the Odisha Administrative Service and Fellow Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, 8th February, 2016.

Health and Economic Well-being of Workers in Selected Industries with Special Emphasis on North- East India, Dr.Amrita Ghatak, Assistant Professor, Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmadabad, 8th January, 2016.


A Bend in the Cauvery: An Account of the Cauvery Water Dispute, Dr. A . Ravindra IAS(Retd), Chairman, Centre for Sustainable Development, Bengaluru, Former Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka, Bengaluru, 30th June, 2015.

Governance Issues of Bengaluru Development, Ms. Kathyayani Chamaraj, Executive Trustee, CIVIC, Bengaluru, 5th June, 2015.

Can we Promote Equity and Access in Higher Education Through E-Learning?, Exploring the Acceptance and Potential Cost Advantages of the Spread of Online Education in India, Dr. Rupa Basu, Post- Doctoral Fellow, Centre for Economic Studies and Policy, Institute for Social and Economic Change, 21st May, 2015.

Rice Sector Restructuring in Asia: What Does This Mean for Global Food Security?, Dr. Samarendu Mohanty, International Rice Research Institute( IRRI), Los Banos, Philippines, 14th May, 2015.

Agricultural Performance of India and China: A Comparative Study, Dr. Yue Zhaomin, Associate Professor, Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, Faculty and Secretary General, The Centre for India Studies , SASS, China, 5th May, 2015.

Thomas Piketty’s Contribution: Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Professor Frank Thompson, Department of Economics, University of Michigan, USA, 8th April, 2015.

The Demographic Transition and Urbanization, Professor Tim Dyson, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, 1st April, 2015.

Stress and our Brain, Dr. R.S.Patil, MS(Surgery), S.K. Hospital, Bengaluru, 24th March, 2015.

Critical Health Literacy of older adults in Europe, Dr. Louise Meijering, Assistant Professor, Department of Demography, Population Research Centre, Faculty of Spatial Sciences University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands, 11th March, 2015.

Planning for Smart Cities, Dr. Sudhir Krishna, IAS, Former Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 11th February, 2015.

Team Work as an Approach to Reduce Groundwater Extraction, Professor Ernst-August Nuppenau, Chair of Agricultural and Environmental Policy, Justus Liebg University, Giessen, Germany,  9th January, 2015.

Strategic network formation involving social relations: enmity and friendship, Dr.Mainak Mazumdar, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur, 9th January, 2015.

A Quality of Growth Index: Evidence from Indian States, Dr. Saibal Ghosh, Assistant Advisor, Department of Economic Policy Research, Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai, 26th December, 2015.


Why Behavioral Economics?, Dr. L. Venkatachalam Associate Professor of Economics, Madras Institute of Development Studies( MIDS) Chennai, October 10, 2014.

Demand for Alcohol and Giffen Behaviour, Dr. Arjunan Subramanian, Reader in Economics, Business School at Glasgow, and Professor Parmod Kumar, Professor and Head, ADRTC,ISEC August 12, 2014.

Informality: Comparing Chinese and Indian Labour Markets, Professor Jeemol Unni,  Professor and Director, Institute of Rural Management(IRMA), Anand, August 4, 2014.

Global Flows in a Digital Age (Putting India into context), Dr. Susan Lund, Partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey's business and economics research arm, based in Washington DC, July 22, 2014.

"Government Brahmin": Caste, the Educated Unemployed, and the Reproduction of Inequalities, Professor A.R.Vasavi, Social Anthropologist based in Bangalore, Currently a Senior Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, July 11, 2014.

Two Examples from Classical General Equilibrium Analysis and their Implication, Professor Anjan Mukherji, Professor Emeritus, JNU and Honorary Visiting Professor, NIPFP New Delhi and Country Director, IGC India-Bihar, Patna , June 25, 2014.

Transnational business, human rights grievances and non-judicial grievance mechanisms: the case of the Freedom of Association Protocol in Indonesia, Dr. Tim Connor, Lecturer, Newcastle Law School, Faculty of Business & Law, University of Newcastle, Australia, June 5, 2014.

Unraveling Ethnic Tensions: A Case-Study of Contemporary Conflicts in Assam, Dr. Bitasta Das, Research Associate, Undergraduate Program Centre for Contemporary Studies Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, March 24, 2014.

Gender Equality and Inequality in Rural India, Dr. Carol Vlassoff Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada, March 17, 2014.

The Value of Vaccination, Prof. David E Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, Harv