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Faculty Member

Asok Kumar Sarkar
Professor 
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Department
Social Work

   
Date of Birth      01.11.1971
Date of Joining  01.06.2009

CONTACT ADDRESS: 
Office: Department of Social Work, Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan-731236, Dist-Birbhum, West Bengal. 
Phone:03463-264777(O), 9434001807(M). 
Fax: 03463-264191.
Email: asoksarkar2001@yahoo.co.uk

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION:
Ph.D., Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2003 
M.Phil, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 1999 
UGC-NET, University Grants Commission, June 1996 
M.A (Social Work), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, 1996 
BSW (Hons.), Visva-Bharati, 1994

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
• Three months experience (May 1996 to August 1996) as Research Officer in Institute of Health Management, Pachod, Maharastra. 
• Six years nine months experience (June 1997 to March 2004) as Lecturer in the Department of Social Work, Assam University, Silchar. 
• Four years one month experience (April 2, 2004 to April 30, 2008) as Reader in the Department of Social Work, Assam University, Silchar. 
• One year one month experience (May 01, 2008 to May 31, 2009) as Reader in Social Work at Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. 
• Working as Professor (since June 01, 2009 to till date) in the Department of Social Work, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal.

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:
• Three years experience (05 July, 2004 to 11 July 2007) as Head in the Department of Social Work, Assam University, Silchar. 
• Working as Head in the Department of Social Work, Visva -Bharati since July 02, 2011.

INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP ATTENDED:
• Presented paper entitled “Globalization, Diversified Problems and Significance of Third Sector in Promoting Social Development in India” in the 15th International Symposium of ICSD held in Hong Kong, China, during 16-20 July 2007. 
• Presented paper entitled “Maternal Morbidity in Tea Gardens of Assam and Responses of Social Work” in the 18th Asia Pacific Social Work Conference held in Seoul, Korea, during 21-24 September 2005. 
• Presented paper entitled “Influence of Social Aspects and Marketing Forces in Lowering Reproductive Health Status: A Case Study of Tea Gardens in Assam” in the international workshop organized by National Institute of Health, USA and Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India at Mumbai during October 25-29, 2004. 
• Presented paper entitled “Heterogeneity in NGOs in Health Care Necessities Democratic Pluralism in Social Development” in the 13th International Symposium of Inter-University Consortium for International Social Development (IUCISD) organized by University of South Carolina (USA) and University of Washington in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India, during 29th December 2003 to 2nd January 2004. 

PUBLICATIONS:
EDITOR:
• Acted as Associate Editor for first two issues of the e-Journal of National Association of Professional Social Workers in India (NAPSWI). 
• Working as Editor of the Journal ‘Journal of Social Work & Social Development’ started by the Department of Social Work, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, India since June 2010. 

BOOKS : 
NGOS: THE NEW LEXICON OF HEALTH CARE, CONCEPT PUBLISHING COMPANY: NEW DELHI, 2005. 
NGO AND GLOBALIZATION: DEVELOPMENTAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL FACETS(ED), RAWAT: JAIPUR, 2008. 

ARTICLES: 
• ‘Development Through NGOs in Barak Valley: A Critical Analysis,’ Social Action, January to March 2001, P – 61 to 73. 
• ‘Movement Towards Women’s Empowerment in North East India: Plurality in On Going Fight Through NGOs,’ Women’s Link, January to March 2004. 
• ‘Sustainable components of the Development Programmes of Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) in West Bengal,’ Contemporary Social Work, April 2002, P-39 to 45. 
• ‘A Valuable Addition,’ University News, April 24, 2000, P – 27-28. 
• ‘Social Work in Health Care Sector’, BSWE-002, Block-4, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU): New Delhi, 2005. 
• ‘Women’s Development Initiatives in Health’, BSWE-003, Block-6,Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU): New Delhi, 2006. 
• ‘Influence of Education &Employment on Social Justice of SC’s and ST’s in North East India’, Journal of the North Eastern Council, Vol-24, No – 2, 2004. 
• ‘Can NGOs Replace State? Some Portents of Disquiet from Assam’, Assam University Journal, Vol-1, No-1, 2006. 
• ‘Social Work- A Commentary From India’ in Present and Future of Social Work in Asia Pacific Countries, Korean Association of Social Workers: Seoul, 2005. 
• ‘Mixed Approach of NGOs- A Developmental Dilemma in West Bengal’, Participative Development, Vol-5,No-1,2006. 
• ‘Women and Social Justice in North East India: A Discernment from Tribal Societies’, in B.T.Lawani’s (ed), Social Justice and Empowerment, Om Publications: New Delhi, 2007 
• ‘History of Social Work in Asia-Pacific - I’, MSW-001, Block-1, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU): New Delhi, 2008. 
• ‘History of Social Work in Asia-Pacific - II’, MSW-001, Block-1, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU): New Delhi, 2008. 
• ‘History of Social Work in Africa and Middle East’, MSW-001, Block-1, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU): New Delhi, 2008. 
• ‘Maternal Morbidity in Tea Gardens of Assam’, Perspectives in Social Work, Vol-XXIII, No-3, 2008. 
• ‘Theories and Models in Social Group Work’, MSW-008, Block-2, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU): New Delhi, 2009. 
• ‘Extent, Causes and Consequences of Spousal Violence: A Study of Bengali Married Women in Bolpur Sub-Division, West Bengal,’ Journal of Social Work and Social Development, Vol-1, No -1, 2010. 
• ‘Methods and Techniques Oriented Field Work Training in Social Work,’ Learning Community, Vol-2, December, 2011. 
• ‘Globalization and International Institutions’, in Surendra Singh’s (ed), Encyclopaedia of Social Work in India, New Royal Book Company: Lucknow, 2012. 

RESEARCH PROJECT COMPLETED:
A project entitled “Socio-Managerial Factors Responsible for High Maternal Morbidity Rate in Tea Gardens of Assam: A Case Study” has been completed and submitted to the Institute of Development Studies Kolkata during November, 2004.

PH.D SCHOLAR SUPERVISED AND DEGREE AWARDED ON:
• Adolescent Girls’ Health and RCH Programme: A Study of Thoubal and Chandel Districts in Manipur. 
• A Study of NGO Response to HIV/AIDS in West Bengal. 
• Contributions of Non-Governmental Organizations in Dalit Empowerment: A Study of Selected Districts of Gujarat. 
• A Study of Volunteerism in Corporate Sector in Assam.

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