Research:

Research interest- Environment & development; rural development, forest and tribal development, health and social science, medical anthropology, traditional knowledge and wisdom; Indigenous people; migration and disadvantaged people; education, religion and society and Human Rights.

Research Work: Received 30 research projects including evaluation and need study from UNICEF, ICSSR, UGC, Govt. of India, Asian Community Health Action Network, Hongkong, Indo Dutch-Programme on Alternative Development, Swiss Red Cross, Indian Council of Medical Research, Govt. of West Bengal etc. Some of them are as follows:
  • The Physically Handicapped Students in West Bengal, (Govt. of India Project).
  • The Refugees from Bangladesh : Socio-economic Adjustment.
  • UNICEF Project on Children.
  • UNICEF project on Mother and Child; Social Life and Sexual behaviour in a traditional society.
  • Socio-cultural dimensions of health.
  • Resource, development & indigenous people.
  • Traditional Knowledge related to health.
  • Traditional knowledge related to environment.
  • Religion and society.
  • Problems of educational development at Primary level.
  • Economic Dimensions of Ethnic Conflict.
  • Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Student in West Bengal: Opportunities, Achievements and Challenges.
  • Problems of educational development at Primary level. (ICSSR Project)
  • Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Student in West Bengal: Opportunities, Achievements and Challenges. ( as Dr.Ambedkar Chair Professor)
  • Tribal Culture in West Bengal, Study sponsored by CRI,2011
  • Post Matric Scholarship for Scheduled Caste Students in Tripura and Sikkim, Sponsored by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India, 2010
  • Merit Upgradation of Scheduled Caste Students in West Bengal and Sikkim, Sponsored by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India, 2012
  • Health Situation and HIV/AIDS Awareness among the Scheduled Tribes in West Bengal, Sponsored by NACO and CRI, 2012
  • Forest and Tribals-Access and Command over Natural Resources: The Issue of Security and Survival, ICSSR Project, 2013
  • Tribal Demography in West Bengal, CRI, 2014

  • Research Guidance:
  • More than 100 students have completed Masters’ Thesis work under my guidance in five universities of India during 1972 to 2008.
  • Guided M.Phil thesis of more than 30 students in different universities.
  • Guided Ph.D. work on the following topics in five universities of India.
  • Communication and Adoption of Family Planning Practices (Awarded, 1979).
  • Problems of Educational Development in Rural Areas (Awarded, 1984).
  • Panchayeti Raj and Rural Development (Awarded, 1986).
  • Cooperative and Rural Development, (Awarded, 2000).
  • Child Labour in Urban Context (Awarded, 2002).
  • Leprosy: Socio-cultural and Economic Dimensions (Awarded, 2004).
  • Tribal Health and Treatment of Disease: An Anthropological Approach. (Awarded, 2006).
  • Tribal Displacement (Awarded 2007).
  • Forest and Tribals: Emerging Situations (Awarded, 2007).
  • Education and Women: A Comparative Study on India and Bangladesh (Awarded, 2008)
  • Forest and Tribals: Access and Command over Natural Resources. (Awarded, 2009)
  • Health and Forest - The Tribal  Situation: A Study in Eastern India ( Completed, 2008).
  • A Comparative Study on the Santal Women in Eastern India and Bangladesh. (2009)
  • Environmental Degradation and Socio-Economic Implications: A  Study on Sagar Island.(2010).
  • Tribal Women and Development: A Study on Midnapore District, West Bengal.
  • Rural Leadership and Rural Development: A Study on Panchayati Raj.
  • Indigenous Knowledge and its Implications on Tribal Health and Treatment: An Anthropological Study. (2014)
  • Indigenous People and Human Rights: A Study with special Reference to Health Rights.(2013)
  • Right to Education: Problems and Prospects of Educational Development of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe. (2013)
  • Dr. Ambedkar’s Philosophy on Human Development. (Thesis submitted)
  • Right to Education: A Study among the Scheduled Tribe of West Bengal. (Thesis submitted)
  • Occupation and Health:A Study among the Stone Crushers of Balasan Colony, Darjeeling District in West Bengal, (Thesis submitted) Joint Guide
  • Forest and Health - A Study on Tribal Situation in West Midnapur and Bankura : An Anthropological Study, (Thesis submitted) Joint Guide
  • Exploring Social Determinants of Child Health: A case of Indian Sundarbans