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Area and Focus of Research

 

Doctoral Programme

 

Research Projects

 

Affiliates

 

Malcolm Adiseshiah Visiting Professor

 

Malcolm Adiseshiah Award

 
 

 
 

Research Scholars (Ongoing)

 

ICSSR Fellowship | RBI Fellowship | Mrs EA Fellowship | Ph D Students Ongoing | Ph D Thesis Awarded

 

 

Ms Anjaly Baby
Fellowship: ICSSR
Date of Joining: 01.12.2015
E-mail:  anjaly@mids.ac.in

Title: The Impact of Fiscal Deficit on the Multiplier effect of Government Expenditure on the Output.

Guide: Prof L Venkatachalam

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Ms V Firsha
Fellowship: ICSSR
Date of Joining: 01.12.2015
E-mail:  firshav@mids.ac.in

Title: Spirit Possession among Muslim Women in Kerala.

Guide: Prof A R Venkatachalapathy

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Ms Pema Choden Bhutia
Fellowship: ICSSR
Date of Joining: 01.12.2015
E-mail:  pema@mids.ac.in

Title: Tourism led Economic Growth and its Impact on Environment, Society and Culture - With Special reference to Sikkim.

Guide: Dr K Sivasubramaniyan

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Mr Rahul Reghu
Fellowship: Elizabeth Adiseshiah
Date of Joining: 01.12.2015
E-mail:  rahul@mids.ac.in

Title:  Capitalist Development, Land Struggle and Political Left: A Study of Kerala.

Guide: Prof Ajit Menon

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Mr N R Somasekara
Fellowship: Non-Stipendary
Date of Joining: 07.08.2015
E-mail:  d_reddy1976@rediffmail.com

Title:  Cost of Illness: A study to assess the socio-economic burden and the coping strategies of head and neck cancer patients at household level and health policy Implications.

Guide: Prof L Venkatachalam

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Mr V Jegatheesan
Part time
Date of Joining: 01.10.2015
E-mail:  jegatheesan04@gmail.com

Title:  Peri Urban Development and Sustainability: The Case of Chennai City in Tamil Nadu.

Guide: Dr K Sivasubramaniyan

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Mr Muhammed Aslam
Part time
Date of Joining: 01.10.2015
E-mail:  aslames.jnu@gmail.com

Title:  Social History of Mappilla Muslims.

Guide: Dr S Anandhi

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Mr Arun Bharathy
Fellowship: ICSSR
Date of Joining: 10.11.2014
E-mail:  bharathy87@mids.ac.in

Title:  Rural Livelihood Diversification Strategies in a Transitional Economy: The Case Study of Tamil Nadu.

Guide: Dr M Vijayabaskar

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Mr G Elayaraja
Fellowship: ICSSR
Date of Joining: 10.11.2014
E-mail:  elayaraja@mids.ac.in

Title:  A Study of Rural Non Farm employment in India with special reference of Tamil Nadu.

Guide: Dr K Sivasubramaniyan

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Mr K Sankara Pandi
Fellowship: ICSSR
Date of Joining: 10.11.2014
E-mail:  sankarapandi@mids.ac.in

Title:  Migration and Urbanisation: Its impact on people and their socio economic mobility.

Guide: Dr K Sivasubramaniyan

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Mr Balamurugan
Fellowship: ICSSR
Date of Joining: 01.04.2014
E-mail:  balamurugan@mids.ac.in

Title: Payment for Ecosystem Services for Wetlands Management. 

Guide: Prof L Venkatachalam

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Mr Bibhuti Bhushan Pradhan

Fellowships: ICSSR (Part time)

Date of Joining: 01.04.2014

E-mail: bibhuti@mids.ac.in

Title: Labour Economics. Guide:

Dr M Vijayabaskar

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Mr D Chandrasekar
Fellowship: JRF - UGC
Date of Joining: 01.11.2013
E-mail:  chandru@mids.ac.in

Title:  Dalits and Access to Common Property Resources.

Guide: Prof Ajit Menon

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Mr Safwan Amir
Fellowship: ICSSR
Date of Joining: 01.07.2013
E-mail: safwan@mids.ac.in

Title: The Ethnographic and Historical Study of the Ossan Community.

Guide: Prof A R Venkatachalapathy

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Mr R Saravana Kumar
Fellowship: ICSSR 
Date of Joining: 01.06.2012
E-mail: saravanakumar@mids.ac.in

Title: Development Interventions in Indian Rainfed Agriculture: Analysis of Institutions and Processes.

Guide: Dr M Vijayabaskar

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Ms G Surabhi  
Fellowship: ICSSR
Date of Joining: 01.06.2012
E-mail: surabi78@mids.ac.in

Title: Contract Farming in South India.

Guide: Prof Ajit Menon

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Mr. Andrew Michael
Fellowship: ICSSR
Date of Joining: 01.06.2012
E-mail: andrewmichael@mids.ac.in

Title: MGNREGA and Rural Development.


Guide: Dr Kripa Ananthpur / John Sundar David, VIT, Vellore.

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Ms S Suriya
Fellowship: ICSSR
Date of Joining: 01.06.2012
E-mail: suriya@mids.ac.in

Title: Political Representation and Participation of Women - A Case Study of Contemporary Tamil Nadu.

Guide: Dr S Anandhi

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Ms S Kokilavani
Fellowship: ICSSR
Date of Joining: 01-04-2011
E-mail: kokila@mids.ac.in

Title: Media and Politics of Visual Representation: A Case Study of Documentary Films in Tamil Nadu.

Guide: Dr C Lakshmanan

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Mr K Bharathidasan
Fellowship: ICSSR
Date of Joining: 01-04-2011
E-mail: bharathidasan.k@mids.ac.in

Title: Recovering Outcaste History: A Case Study of Arunthathiyars in Colonial Tamil Nadu.

Guide: Dr S Anandhi

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Mr V Suresh
Fellowship: ICSSR
Date of Joining: 01-04-2011
E-mail: sureshv@mids.ac.in

Title: Economic Analysis of Decentralisation in Tamil Nadu.

Guide:  Prof L Venkatachalam

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Mr R Sethunath
Fellowship: JRF - UGC
Date of Joining: 01-10-2010
E-mail: sethunath@mids.ac.in

Title: Educational Policy Analysis: A Study of Kerala

Guide: Dr Karen Coelho

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Ms. E Deepa
Fellowship: ICSSR
Date of Joining: 01.04.2010
E-mail: deepa@mids.ac.in

Title: Gender and Informal Sector - A Case Study on Women Domestic Workers in Chennai City.

Guide Dr S Anandhi

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Ms K V Preetha
Fellowship: ICSSR
Date of Joining: 01.04.2010
E-mail: preetha@mids.ac.in

Title: Dynamics and Politics of Environmental Impact Assessment(EIA) Process: A Qualitative Analysis of EIA process in selected Developmental Projects in Chennai Metropolitan Area.

Guide: Prof Ajit Menon

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Mr. Aparajay Kumar Singh
Fellowship: ICSSR
Date of Joining: 01.04.2010
E-mail: aparajay@mids.ac.in

Title: Distributional Analysis of Group Differentials Relating to Deprivation and Achievement.

Guide: Prof D Jayaraj

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Mr. Venkata Naga Narasimhan
Fellowship:  Elizabeth Adiseshiah
Date of Joining: 01.04.2010
E-mail: venkatt2k@mids.ac.in

Title: Housing rights movements in Chennai: Is the politics of the urban poor changing?

Guide: Dr Karen Coelho

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Ms C B Ruth Lalrampari
Fellowships: Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship (UGC)
Date of Joining: 14-09-2009
E-mail: ruthcb@mids.ac.in

Title: Implementation of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in Mizoram.

Guide: Dr C Lakshmanan

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Ms Abida Begum
Fellowship: ICSSR (Part time)
Date of Joining: 13-10-2008
E-mail: abida@mids.ac.in

Title: History of Muslim Women Education in Colonial Tamil Nadu.
 
Guide: Dr S Anandhi

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Ms Nitha G Nair
Fellowship: ICSSR 
Date of Joining: 22-10-2008
E-mail: nitha@mids.ac.in

Title: Gender and Environment: A Critical Analysis with special reference to Wayanadu, Kerala.

Guide: Prof Ajit Menon.

Abstract: Human beings are part of the environment and their relationship to it is often mediated by gender. Gender means the socially structured power relations between men and women. These relations are not static and change over time and space. My PhD work will be in the broad area of gender and environment, most likely in the context of Kerala. I intend to look at how gender relationships mediate relationships to the environment and how that is socially-constructed. As a starting point, I will look at what the vast literature on the subject says about gendered environments and then examine this in a specific context.

 

Ms A Bhavana
Fellowship: Elizabeth Adiseshiah
Date of Joining: 16-10-2007
E-mail: bhavana@mids.ac.in

Title: Special Economic Zones: Contributions and Controversies. (Synapsis Submitted)

Guide: Dr G S Ganesh Prasad

Abstract: The current study attempts to look into the evolution and development of Special Economic Zones in the country.  Briefly, trying to address the objectives of the Special Economic Zones and the issues surrounding them namely Exports, Investment and Land Acquisition scenario in the economy.

 

Mr V P Nirmal Roy
Fellowship: RBI
Date of Joining: 22-10-2007
E-mail: vpnirmalroy@mids.ac.in

Title: Political Economy of Land Use and Price. (Synapsis Submitted)

Guide: Dr M Vijayabaskar.

Abstract: The thesis attempts to understand the land market scenario of Kerala; by analysing the land transactions, land use, land value, the major agents that are involved and the speculation in the land market.

 

Ms B S Sumalatha
Fellowship: ICSSR
Date of Joining: 22-10-2007
E-mail: suma@mids.ac.in

Title: Technological Change and Commodity Future Markets. (Synapsis Submitted)

Guide Dr M Vijayabaskar

Abstract: The thesis analyses the role of commodity futures trading in determining the agricultural commodity prices in India. Also understanding the relationship between the spot prices and futures prices of commodities. The study specifically analyzing the case of plantation crops.

 

Mr P Chandrasekaran
Fellowship: ICSSR
Date of Joining: 03-12-2007
E-mail: chandrasekaran@mids.ac.in

Title: The Economic Valuation of Health Impact.

Guide Dr L Venkatachalam.

Abstract: The present study focuses on economic valuation of health impacts caused by water pollution form the bleaching and dying units in Tiruppur region, Tamil Nadu, India. Since the damage cost imposed by the industrial activities is not being properly accounted for in the measurement of regional sustainable development, the present study utilizes both revealed preference as well as stated preference methods to estimate such as damage, focusing mainly on the human health. This will help formulating appropriate welfare measures and environmental policies in order to improve the human well being in this region.

 

Ms S Vanathy
Fellowship: ICSSR 
Date of Joining: 01-11-2007
E-mail: vaneco@mids.ac.in

Title: Growing Urban Stress, Lack of Long Term Policy Perspectives and Fragmented Institutions: The Study of Chennai Urban and Peri-Urban Eco-Systems.  (Thesis Submitted)
Guide: Prof S Janakarajan

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Ms N A Arivukkarasi
Fellowship: ICSSR
Date of Joining: 16-10-2006
E-mail: arasi@mids.ac.in

Title: Structure and Transformation of Household Industries in Tamil Nadu with special reference to Silk Weaving. (Thesis Submitted)
Guide: Prof K Nagaraj

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Mr R Manivasagan
Fellowship: ICSSR 
Date of Joining: 24-01-2003
E-mail: r_vasagan@rediffmail.com

Title: Poverty and Nutrition in Tamil Nadu.

Guide: Prof. D Jayaraj

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