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Faculty Member

Sujit Kumar Paul
Head & Professor of Rural Development and Management

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Department
Department of Lifelong Learning and Extension (REC)

Areas of Specialisation

Rural Development and Management
Sustainable Development, Rural Society
Rural Health Issues
Natural Resource Management
Lifelong Learning & Continuing Education
Tribal Studies
Entrepreneurship Development and Management Women Studies
NGO Management and PRIs
   

 

Date of Birth 01.10.1970
Date of Joining 02.01.2000

ADDRESS

DEPARTMENT OF LIFELONG LEARNING AND EXTENSION (REC)
INSTITUTE OF RURAL RECONSTRUCTION
VISVA-BHARATI (A CENTRAL UNIVERSITY AND AN INSTITUTION OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE)
SRINIKETAN – 731236, DISTRICT- BIRBHUM, WEST BENGAL, INDIA
PHONE: +91 7908414107  /  +91 9475671581
EMAIL - skpaulrd@gmail.com / sujitkumar.paul@visva-bharati.ac.in 

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
M.A. & Ph.D. IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT.

PRESENT POSITION
Head & Professor of Rural Development and Management, Department of Lifelong Learning and Extension (REC), Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Visva-Bharati (A Central University)

EXPERIENCES
22 YEARS EXPERIENCES IN TEACHING, RESEARCH AND EXTENSION ACTIVITIES IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT.
VISITED DENMARK, SWEDEN, CANADA AND BANGALADESH AND PARTICIPATED AND PRESENTED PAPERS ON VARIOUS DEVELOPMENT ISSUES IN THE INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS / SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES.

TEACHING / RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Teaching and Supervising M.A. Students of Rural Development and Management and Ph.D Students of Social Sciences and actively engaged and leading the activities run by Visva-Bharati for the development of 50 adopted villages of West Bengal, India since 2000 

Ph.D STUDENTS
Ph.D STUDENTS UNDER GUIDENCE : 8
Ph.D STUDENT AWARDED   : 11

RURAL DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN
Conducted several Research Projects funded by National and International Agencies / Organizations. Visited various Universities and Organizations of Denmark, Canada, Sweden, China, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka for academic and research purposes. 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

I. Chairperson (India Chapter) of the Association for World Education (AWE), Denmark - An  International NGO with Consultative Status in the United Nations.

II. Academic Council Member of Visva-Bharati

III. BOS External Expert of the Department of Rural Studies, West Bengal State University. 

IV. Supervision and Guidance Committee Member of the Department of Rural Studies, Tripura  Central University, India. 

V. Associated with PRIA (Participatory Research in Asia), New Delhi. 

VI. Resource Person of Ambuja Cement Foundation (CSR Unit), West Bengal

VII. Life Member of Indian Adult Education Association. VIII. Editorial Advisor of Man and Life – A Journal of the Institute of Social Research and  Applied Anthropology (ISSN – 0972-4109) 

IX. Editorial Board Member of Journal of Rural and Industrial Development, Publishing India Group  (ISSN – 2321-1873) 

X. Engaged with National and International Level Consultancy Work in Development and Education  Sector

XI. Associated with Various Non-Government Organisations

XII. Member, Board of Studies, Department of Lifelong Learning and Extension, Visva-Bharati  University

XIII. M.Phil. Examiner (Dissertation & Viva-Voce) of the Department of Political Science, the  University of Burdwan, West Bengal 

XIV. Resource Person of BIRD, NABARD

XV. Resource Person, Allahabad Regional Training Institute 

XVI. External Member of the Advisory Committee of the PG Diploma Programme in Industrial fish &  Fisheries and Rural Studies, West Bengal State University 

XVII. Nodal Officer, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, organized by MHRD, Govt. of India

XVIII. Coordinator, Swachha Bharat Abhiyan, organized by MHRD, Govt. of India

PUBLICATIONS
Published nearly 100 research papers on various developmental issues in the National and International Journals of repute and authored 11 books on various development issues. Edited four issues of the International Journal of World Education, published by the Association for World Education (AWE), Denmark - An International Organization with Consultative Status in the United Nations. 

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