New Programme/Course Organised

Instrumental in introducing the Post Graduate Programme on Human Rights in 2002 in the Calcutta University. Incidentally this was the first P.G. Programme in Human Rights in South Asia and the following   programmes were introduced:

  • (a) Ph.D. Programme
  • (b) Post Graduate Course
  • (c) Diploma Course
  • (d) Two Certificate Courses
  • (e) Awareness Programme
  • Proposed a Commission on Human Rights in the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) during 15th Anthropological Congress held in Florence, Italy in 2003 and it was approved and a new Commission was created with Prof. B. Chaudhuri as Chairperson. The first IUAES Inter Congress ever held in India, was organized in Calcutta(Kolkata) during 12-15 December, 2004 where around 62 sessions were organized and nearly 500 participants including 250 participants from around 50 countries attended. Five volumes were published in 2007 with selected articles presented in the Inter Congress.

    Organized many programmes, Research Activities, Seminars and Workshops in collaboration with different local, National and International organization like Asian Human Rights Commission, Hongkong; Asian Resource Foundation, Bangkok; INSEC, Nepal; CARID, Socio-Legal Aid Research and Training Centre, FIAN- India, Tribal Research and Training Centre, Jharkhand, Tribal Research Centre, Ooty,  University of North Bengal, Cultural Research Institute, Govt. of West Bengal, Centre for Environment and Development, Rural Development Association etc. Actively involved with many Organizations and initiated many development activities

    Affiliation and other achievements:

  • Connected with a number of organisations at National and International level.
  • Secretary,Centre for Alternative Research in Development.
  • Member G.B.- People’s Institute for Development and Training (PIDT), New Delhi.
  • Former Member, Senate, University of Calcutta
  • Former Member, Backward Class Commission,
  • International Advisor- Asian Resource Foundation, Thailand.
  • Founding Member-International IUAES Commission on Anthropological Dimensions of Global Change.
  • Life Fellow/Member of Indian Academic of Social Sciences(ISSA), .
  • Life Fellow/Member of Indian Anthropological Society. Indian Anthropological Associatiuon
  • Life Fellow/Member of INCA.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of more than five Journals.
  • A reviewer of American Anthropologist, of American Anthropological Association
  • Chairperson of Commission on Human Rights of International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences
  • Contributed a paper on The Context of Rural Development Policy, EOLSS Publication, UNESCO,Paris.
  • UNESCO has invited me as Honorary Editor to edit the Mss. on Human Rights for the prestigious EOLSS Project
  • As International Observer ( Phase -I, Phase-II), of the General Election of Nepal (1999), visited Nepal in May 1999, Thailand 2001 & 2005,  Sri Lanka in December,1999 & 2004, Cambodia in 2000 &2003 and studied the election process sponsored by United Nations Electoral Assistance Unit and ANFREL(Bangkok).
  • One of the three Members of the International Study Team sponsored by Swiss Red Cross  to examine, study and evolve and suggest appropriate strategies in the context of cyclone and flood which affected Bangladesh in April, 1991. The study was conducted in different parts of Bangladesh in 1991 for about a month.
  • Guiding Ph.D. work of National/ International Students
  • Examiner of Ph.D. thesis of Indian and foreign universities
  • An Expert of UGC NAAC Team
  • Visiting Professor, University of North Bengal in 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08,2009-10,2010-2011. ,
  • Visiting Professor, Utkal University, 2009-10
  • As Organising Secretary of Inter Congress of International Union of Anthropological & Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) organised the First IUAES Inter Congress ever held in India in December 12-15, 2004.
  • Visiting Professor, West Bengal State University.2009-2011
  • Member Ph.D.Committee, Department of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University
  • Appointed as a Member (for four years) of the Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India in July,2010
  • Guest Professor, Yunnan Minzu University, China, November,2014 to October,2017
  • Chairperson, Commission on Human Hights, IUAES
  • Honorary Member, IUAES nominated during Manchester Congress,2013
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