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VLEAD Faculty Members

Well Qualified Staff


Dr. Shanthi Gopalan, Ph.D from Department of Sociology, University of Mysore, Mysore. A social activist and Secretary for Samruddhi Foundation, Mysore and also an expert in ‘Gender Issues’.


Papers Presented at Different Forums:

  • ‘Tracking of Funds (JSY, Untied & Maintenance) Under NRHM in Mysore District ofKarnataka’ Study report. Presented at the International Budget Partnership Meet. Tanzania, 2012.
  • Governance: A Study of Decision Making Process among the Non-Formal TSOs. Paper Presented at 7th International ISTR Conference; Civil Society and Human Security: Raum Jai, Bangkok, Thailand. 2006.
  • ‘The Role of Civil Society organizations and the maillinnium Development Goals: An exploration into the Internal Governance Practices among the Civil Society Organisations in India. (Co-Authored with Yahsawantha Dongre) Paper presented at the UN Workshop on Partnerships and Civil Society Organisation (CSO): Capacity Building for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Australia. 2005.

Selected Publications:

  • The Myriad Colours of Womanhood- A Reader in Gender Studies: Essays in Honour of Professor. R. Indira. Eds Shalini Suryanarayan, Shathi. G & Gayathri Devi. K.G- To go to Press – Concept Publications New Delhi.
  • Consensus, Hegemony and Marginalization- e-PG Patshala (E-Content for Post Graduaten Students) Programme of the MHRD Project – National Mission on Education through ICT 2016.
  • Reference work entry on ‘Philanthropy and Religion, Hinduism’ in International Encyclopedia of Civil Society. (Co-Author Ishwara Bhat) (Eds, Anheier, Helmut K. Toepler, Stefan.) Springer New York, 2009, pp: 1166-1172.
  • Third Sector Governance in India. (Co-Author Yashawantha Dongre) In Comparative Third Sector Governance in Asia: Structure, Process, and Political Economy. (Eds, Samul Hasan and Jenny Onyx)Springer, NY. 2008.
  • Member of The Research Team Evaluating The Performance of Farm Forestry Component under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) Scheme in Chamarajanagar, Chitradurga, Dharwad, Gadag and Raichur Districts Of Karnataka in The Period 2013-14 To 2015-16” Being Undertaken By OUTREACH Association Of Volunteers For Rural Development, Bangalore and Sponsored by Karnataka Evaluation Authority, Bangalore.
  • October 2016 to February 2017 and December 2013 to April 2014, Visiting Faculty, for M.Phil in Area Studies Course offered under UGC-UPE University with Potential for Excellence Project: Media and Social Development: A case Study of Karnataka. Manasagangotri, University of Mysore, Mysuru.
  • Resource Person:

  • Indira Gandhi National Open University- SJCE. Mysore - BCA Programme.
  • Guelph University, Canada, Genders Study Programme. Course Coordinator.
  • Vivekananda Institute of Indian Studies- Gender Studies.
  • Editorial Boards/ Committees:

  • Member, Azim Premji University Translation Initiative, Sociology Translation Committee.
  • Sociology- 2 Vols. (Text Books for First & Second Pre-University Courses- Chief Editor: R Indira) Kannada University: Hampi: 1996.
  • Gender and Society in India (2 Volumes- Editors: R Indira & D.K Behera) Theme Papers on Urban, Rural and Tribal Studies. Manak Publications Limited: New Delhi: 1999.

Education/ Degree

  • Ph.D. in Sociology, M.A (Sociology)


Gender issues, Women Empowerment, Tribal development, Sociology of development.

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