Name : Dr Sonal Mobar Roy
Education : M.A. (Social Anthropology), PhD (Sociology)
Experience : 8 years’ experience in teaching, research and training
Email : sonalmobarroy.nird[at]
Phone : (+91) 040-24008540
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Areas of Specialisation

Sociology of Education and Health; Culture and Tribal Studies; Social Exclusion and Inclusion related to Gender; Research Methods and Methodology, IT in Education and Health; Monitoring and Evaluation; Social networks and Crowdsourcing.

Professional Affiliation

  • Lifetime membership of Indian Sociological Society (ISS)

  • Life time member of Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health (IASSH).

  • Life time member of International Economics Development Research Centre (IEDRC).

  • Lifetime member of International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP).

  • Life time member of CCYRCI (Circle for Child and Youth Research Co-operation in India).

Publications/articles/cases/reviews (Numbers)

16 Papers including 4 International Publications and 2 articles in Newspapers; 8 Project reports


Current research

  1. Compiling a Compendium on Best Practices in Rural Development


Workshops / Conferences attended

National - 4 National conferences

International - 6 International Conferences outside India (Imperial College London; University of Oxford; Harvard University; University of California; Kuala Lumpur; Hong Kong and Japan) and 4 International Conferences in India.

Workshops - 2 workshops

Seminars - 2 seminars

Trainings Conducted

14 Training programs conducted in NERC, Guwahati.

Invited Talks / Presentations

Delivered lecture on "Situational Analysis of women and children with special reference to Adolescent Girls in India" at National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, Regional Centre, Guwahati.

Honours / Awards:

  1. Received the "Emerging Scholar Award" at Imperial College London, UK, 2018.

  2. Selected for ‘Young Scientist Paper award’ category at the Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health (IASSH) 7th Conference on Health, Poverty and Human Development organised by CSSEIP, Faculty of Social Sciences, BHU, at Varanasi, India, March, 2010.

  3. Selected for Dr.Chandrasekharan award at the XXXI Annual Conference of IASP, Tirupati, Nov 2009.

  4. Received the PARKES FOUNDATION Small Grant Fund in April 2009, to carry out the fieldwork at Ladakh, India.

  5. Second highest marks in Social Anthropology in M.A., 2005.

  6. Special Recognition Certificate by AGDC, Lucknow in 2003.

  7. Medal for attaining highest marks in Anthropology in B.A. in 2003.

  8. Best paper award by UP Government on ‘Land Development’ in 2004.


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