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Ramarao, Indira


Ph.D Sociology, University of Mysore, 1982.
M.A. Sociology, University of Mysore, 1972.
B.A. Sociology and Political Science (Majors) University of Mysore, 1970.

Professional Experience

Current Assignments

  • Visiting Professor, Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Chair, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Research and Extension Centre, University of Mysore
  • Adjunct Faculty, SDM Institute of Management Development, Mysuru
  • Visiting Faculty, School of Social Sciences, M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru

University Career

  • Professor, Department of Studies in Sociology, University of Mysore, April 02, 1994-April 30, 2014 (Date of Superannuation).
  • Director, International Center, University of Mysore, March 04, 2004 –April 30, 2014.
  • Honorary Director, Centre for Women's Studies, University of Mysore, April 05,1997-July 28, 2000 and September 26, 2002-March 31,2003.
  • Reader (Associate Professor), Department of Studies in Sociology, University of Mysore, September 09, 1984- April 01, 1994.
  • Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Department of Studies in Sociology, University of Mysore, August 10, 1972-September 08, 1984.

    Research , Consultancy , Editing, Writing and other Professional Responsibilities

  • Lead Researcher : Action Research Projects sponsored by State and Civil Society Organizations (ThrustAreas-Gender and Development, Sustainable Livelihoods and Forest Dependent Communities).
  • Independent Consultant : Evaluation of Development Projects sponsored by International Organizations, Central and State Governments, and Civil Society Groups.
  • Contributor and Editor : Subject Encyclopedias, Glossaries, Journals, Theme based Books and Translation Projects.
  • Columnist: Since 2002, I have been contributing fortnightly/weekly columns in regional and national Kannada dailies on social and gender issues.
  • Course co ordinator:Completed the assignment as co ordinator of the course ‘ Education and Society’ underE-Pathashala.
  • Gender Auditing:Conducting gender audit of educational institutions
  • Organization of Gender Sensitization Workshops:Conducting and coordinating workshops concentrating mainly on gender sensitization and empowerment for student groups, elected women representatives, faculty and administrative staff of educational institutions, staff of corporate organizations and autonomous women’s groups.
  • Designing and Hosting Capacity Development Workshops for the Academic Community :Planning and conducting workshops for building and honing research skills of young faculty, students and research scholars in research methodology, project management and evaluation, review of government reports, documentation and report writing.