Institute for Social and Economic Change



Sobin Geroge




Assistant Professor, Centre for Study of Social Change and Development (CSSCD)

Sobin George holds a PhD from Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His areas of research and writings cover marginalities, social gradients of health, health seeking behaviour and labuor rights.

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Selected Publications (since 2010)


  • George, Sobin (2016), Work and Health in Informal Economy: Linkages from Export Oriented Garment Sector in Delhi, Daanish Books, New Delhi.

  • R K Misra, K N Jehangir, Geeta Potaraju, Sobin George, (Ed.) (2016), Health System Strengthening: Country Experiences, Academic Foundation, New Delhi.


  1. George, Sobin (2016), "Does Social Profile of Healthcare Providers Matter? Continuing Challenges of Inclusion in Healthcare Delivery System in India", in Misra et al, Health System Strengthening: Country Experiences, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, pp. 165-182.

  2. George, Sobin, “Health for not All: Mapping the discriminated and detached terrains of health services in rural India”, Journal of Health System, Vol 1, No 1, 2015.

  3. George, Sobin, “New Forms of Retail Trade and the Weak among Vulnerable in India” (in Chinese), in Sino-Indian Forum: Opening-Up, Cooperation and Economic Growth, Guo Xiaoming (Ed.), Sichuan People's Publishing Ltd., Chengdu (PR China), 2015, pp.206-236.

  4. "Deregulation and the Fading Labour Agenda: Evidence from Transnational Automobile Companies in India", Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLIX, No.46, November 15, 2014.

  5. "India’s Retail Trade Revolution: Socio Religious Dimensions of Employment Loss and New Forms of Urban Exclusion”, Journal of Exclusion Studies, Vol-4, No-2 August 2014, pp. 191-203.

  6. "Lockout at Toyota Kirloskar: The Future Space of Labour", Economic and Political Weekly, Vol XLIX, No 18, April 26, 2014.

  7. "Hostel Schemes for Dalit Students: Continuing Exclusion", Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLV, No 25 June 19, 2010.

Recent Working Papers (since 2010)
  1. George, Sobin. Caste and Care: Is Indian Healthcare Delivery System Favourable for Dalits?, ISEC Working Paper 350, 2015

  2. George, Sobin. New Forms of Retail Trade and the Trajectories of Urban Exclusion in India: A Review, ISEC Working Paper,No.313, 2014

  3. George, Sobin. Dalit Christians in India: Discrimination, Development Deficit and the Question for Group-Specific Policies, IIDS Working Paper Series, Vol VI, No. 02, 2013

  4. George, Sobin and Naseem, D. Hostel Schemes for Dalit Students: How Inclusive and Incentive Oriented for Higher Education?, IIDS Working Paper Series, Vol IV, No. 7, 2010

Recent presentation of papers for international conferences and workshops
  1. “Organising India’s Service Sector Workers: The Case of UNITES”, at the International workshop on Organising ICT workers to expand south-south partnership in ICTS sector organised by UNI Nepal Laison Council at Kathmandu from 16-19th February 2015

  2. “Does social profile of healthcare providers matter? Continuing challenges of inclusion in the health delivery system in India, at the international seminar titled Health System Strengthening: Experience from some countries on 6-7 November 2014 at Institute for Public Enterprises (IPE), Hyderabad

Research Projects on-going
  • Discrimination and Patterns of Health Seeking Behaviour of Dalit and   Muslim Communities in selected villages of Karnataka (ICSSR, Delhi)

  • Research and Development (R&D) in Preventive and Therapeutic Healthcare in India: Implications for Public Health (ISEC, Bangalore)

Research Projects Completed
  1. Trade and Marginialisation: Review of the Probable Impacts of FDI in Retail Sector on Marginalised Communities in India”, Supported by the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, 2013

  2. External Evaluation of the Project “Organising Metal Workers in Ship Breaking Industry in India and Bangladesh” of International Metal Workers Federation, Supported by FNV Netherlands, 2012

  3. Inter-group Disparities in Human Development with Special Reference to Dalit Christians” for Indian Institute of Dalit Studies (IIDS), New Delhi, 2011

  4. Status of Tribals in India: Level of Poverty and Access to Amenities for Indian Institute of Dalit Studies (IIDS), New Delhi, 2010

  5. Health Status and Healthcare Access of Dalits and Adivasis for Save the Children International, India, 2010

  6. Impact Study of Scheduled Caste Development Programme” Supported by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India, 2009

  7. Labour Rights and Sportswear Production in India: A Study of Soccer Ball Industry in Jalandhar, Punjab” for the Global report “Clearing the Hurdles: Steps to Improving Wages and Working Conditions in the Global Sportswear Industry”, 2008

  8. Work Organisation and Labour Practices in Toyota Kirloskar and Samsung India” as part of Asian Trans National Corporations Monitoring Network Research of Asia Monitor Resource Centre (AMRC), Hong Kong, 2007
Previous Professional Affiliations
  • Assistant Director (November 2010 to June 2012) at Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi

  • Fellow (December 2008 to October 2010) at Indian Institute of Dalit Studies (IIDS), New Delhi

  • Researcher, Project Officer and Programme Officer (October 2005 to March 2008) at Centre for Education and Communication (CEC), New Dellhi

Assistant Professor, CSSCD
Institute for Social and Economic Change
Nagarabhavi P.O. BANGALORE-560072, India
Ph: 080-23215468

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