ARUNA C. Associate Professor

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  • Department of Sociology
  • School of Social Sciences & International Studies
  • caruna_lect@yahoo.co.in

Academic Activity

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Educational Qualification (UG,PG & Higher Order)

S.No Degree Subject/Title of thesis University/Board Year of Passing
1 Doctor of Philosophy Sociology / Rural Widows, Social Structure and Social Support: An Exploration from Network Perspective Bharathiar University 2001
2 Master of Arts Sociology Bharathiar University 1993
3 Bachelor of Science Interior Design and Environment Avinashilingam Deemed University 1991

Area of Specializaion

Social Network Analysis, Social Gerontology and Women Studies

Awards / Prizes Conferred

S.No Name / Title of the Award Type Name of the Agency conferred the Award Year of the Award Amount for Cash Award
1 Open Doctoral Fellowship NATIONAL ICSSR 1996 NA
2 University Rank Holder (1st Rank in MA Sociology) REGIONAL Bharathiar University 1993 NA

Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 Assistant Professor Sociology Pondicherry University
2 Associate Professor Sociology Pondicherry University

Research Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution Area of Research
1 Assistant Professor Sociology Pondicherry University Social Gerontology, Social Networks and Gender Studies
2 Associate Professor Sociology Pondicherry University Social Gerontology, Social Networks and Gender Studies

Industry Experience

S.No Designation Company/Corporate Nature of Work

Contribution towards Innovation

S.No Name of the Work/Contribution Specialization Remarks

Patent Details

S.No Title Status Patent Number Year of Award Type Commercialized Status

Papers Published in UGC Approved Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor

Papers Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 Are the Elderly Economically Dependent in India: Analysis from Census Data P. Premalatha and C. Aruna Indian Journal of Gerontology Vol. 34 & No. 34, pp. 203-224 2020 NA
2 Does Social Capital Make a Difference for Dalit Women Representatives in Local Self Governance? Aruna C Contemporary Voice of Dalit (Sage Publications) Vol. 10, No.1, pp. 59-66 2018 NA
3 Elderly Widows Living Alone: Is it a case of desertion, retraction or locating space Aruna C Indian Journal of Gerontology Vol. 29, No.3, pp. 294-306 2015 NA
4 Role of the Family in the context of Care-giving to Rural Elderly: An experience from Odisha Debadatta P. & Aruna C Indian Journal of Gerontology Vol. 28, No.1, pp.126-138 2014 NA
5 Public Expenditure and Scheduled Community Enrolment in Higher Education: A Comparison Across Indian States Sumithra S., Vishnu Vardhan R. & Aruna C Higher Education for Future (Sage Publications) Vol. 1, No.2, pp. 227-246 2014 NA
6 Societal Preconditions and Women’s Health Aruna C Indian Journal of Health & Wellbeing Vol. 5, No.11, pp. 1376-79 2014 NA

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Details of Conference Publication Page Nos. Year

Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Social Support of Rural Widows Aruna C Today Publications 2014 978-93-81-992-24-1

Chapters in Books

S.No Title of the Chapters Name of the Authors Title of the Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 End of Life Care: The Case of Thalaikoothal Aruna C Ageing Care and Well-being – Reinventing Social Gerontology Rawat Publications, New Delhi 2020 978-81-316-1127-2
2 Sibling Care among Rural Elderly Widows Aruna C Elderly Care in India In Societal and State Responses Springer (Singapore) 2017 978-981-10-3438-1
3 How do Widows Negate Challenges in Exercising Property Rights? Aruna C Sociology of Excluded Communities in India Shanlax Publications 2017 978-93-86537-53-9
4 Problems of Women Domestic Workers in their Working Conditions: A Sociological Study Blessie, R.A., Ramathirtham, G. and Aruna, C. Women in Contemporary Society Discovery Publishing House 2017 978-93-5056-840-8
5 Gender Inequalities in Utilization of Educational Opportunities: A Case study of School going Dalit Girls in Odisha Manas, K.M and Aruna, C Women Education and Women Empowerment APH Publishing Corporation 2014 978-93-313-2343-9
6 Corporate Sustainability and Sustainable Business: The Role of Corporate in Community Development – A Case Study of Tata Steel Mahapatra, Manosmita and Aruna, C. Creating a Sustainable Business – Managerial Implications and Challenges Bloomsbury 2013 978-93-82563-51-8
7 Strategic Approach of Corporate to Community Development for Sustainability- CSR in Indian Context Mahapatra, Manosmita and Aruna, C. Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility Bloomsbury 2013 978-93-82563-42-6
8 Human Rights Victims: Rehabilitation Measures of Corporate in Orissa Mahapatra, Manosmita and Aruna, C. Human Rights for All Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS), Milestone Education Society (Regd.) 2012 NA

Edited Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.

Ongoing Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Migrant Women in Unorganized Sector with Special Reference to Puducherry UT National Commission for Women 2019-20 4.9 lakhs 2019
2 Parental Involvement and Peer Group Support for Academic Performance Azim Premji University Research Grants 2018 2018-2020 8.4 lakhs 2018

Ongoing Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

Completed Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Social Networks of Rural Elderly Women: Implications for Health Care Services ICSSR 2018-19 3 lakhs 2019

Completed Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Educational Status of Scheduled Castes in Puducherry: Attainments and Challenges ICSSR 2011-13 1325000 2012

Career Guidance Offered to students

S.No Name of the Scheme No. of Students Competitive Examinations/ Career Counseling No. of Students Passed No. of Students Placed

List of capability enhancement such as Soft skill development, Remedial coaching, Language lab,
Bridge courses, Yoga, Meditation, Personal Counselling and Mentoring etc.,

S.No Name of the Programme/Scheme Date of Implementation No. of Students Enrolled Agencies Involved

Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre
1 2012 M.PHIL 4 Sociology
2 2011 M.PHIL 3 Sociology
3 2010 M.PHIL 3 Sociology
4 2009 M.PHIL 3 Sociology
5 2008 M.PHIL 1 Sociology

Research Guidance - Ph.D

S.No Student Name Registration Date Registration No. Thesis Title Thesis Submitted Status Thesis Submitted Date Vivavoce Completed Status Date Awarded
1 S. Sumithra 13-08-2010 NA Access of Dalit Women to Higher Education: A Case study in Tamil Nadu YES 14-11-2016 YES 18-04-2018
2 A. Blessie Rajareena 10-09-2009 NA Parental Problems, Care Demands and Support systems for parents of Differently Abled children YES 20-04-2015 YES 20-07-2016
3 Chitaranjan Das 08-10-2010 NA Disaster Preparedness and Response: A study through Social Network perspective in Coastal Districts of Odisha YES 16-12-2016 YES 27-06-2018
4 P. Premalatha 06-09-2017 Social Gerontology (on going) NO NO
5 C. Balaramalingam 04-09-2008 NA Social Structure and Support Dynamics of Working Children YES 9-12-2013 YES 22-09-2014
6 Manosmita Mahapatra 04-08-2010 NA Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Social Performance: A case study on Empowerment of Rural Women YES 04-08-2016 YES 04-08-2017
7 Manas Kumar Malik 03-09-2009 NA Parental Involvement and Academic Achievement: A Comparative Study of Dalit and Non-Dalit Children in Rural Odisha YES 29-07-2015 YES 23-09-2016

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

S.No Scholar Name Designation Funding Agency Fellowship Title Year of Joining Year of Completion

Financial assistance availed to attend conferences / workshops and to pay membership fee
of professional bodies during the year

S.No Conference/ workshop attended for which financial support provided Professional body for which membership fee is provided Amount of Support Place From Date To Date Year

E-Lecture Details

S.No E-Lecture Title Development of e-content/e-learning/delivering Member of Editorial Bodies Reviewer/Referee of
Content/Module Title Institution/Platform Year Weblink

Details of Online Education Conducted

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Invited Talks in Conference/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme

S.No Title of the Paper Conferences/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme Organized by Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Are Rural Elderly in India Dependent? An Examination Through Structured Dependency Theory 45th All India Sociological Conference Indian Sociological Society and University of Kerala, Kariavattom Campus, Thiruvananthapuram. National 26-12-2019 29-12-2019 2019
2 Elementary Education in Puducherry: Description of Secondary Data 45th All India Sociological Conference Indian Sociological Society and University of Kerala, Kariavattom Campus, Thiruvananthapuram. National 26-12-2019 29-12-2019 2019
3 Understanding Women and Labour through Social Network Analysis Social Sciences Winter School in Pondicherry French Institute of Pondicherry and Pondicherry University International 06-12-2018 06-12-2018 2018
4 Social Networking and Empowerment of Women Gender Currents of the 21st Century: A Reflecon on Theorecal Concerns, Agendas and Acon School of Women’s Studies in collaboration with HRDC, Utkal University National 31-08-2018 01-09-2018 2018
5 Social Security Initiatives for Elderly in Puducherry National Colloquium on the Aged and the Ageing in India: Where do we stand? Whither should we proceed Centre for Gerontological Studies and Department of Social Justice, Government of Kerala,Thiruvanant National 14-03-2018 16-03-2018 2018
6 Social Networks of Rural Elderly Women and Utilization of Public Health Care Services National Seminar on Elder Abuse and Social Exclusion Periyar University, Salem National 24-01-2018 25-01-2018 2018
7 Institutional Role in Cleanliness National Seminar on Achieving Clean Indian Society – Prospects and Problems Dept. of Sociology, Periyar University, Salem National 30-03-2017 31-03-2017 2017
8 Women Entrepreneurship National Conference on Women and Work Centre for Women’s Studies, Pondicherry University, Puducherry and State Resource Centre for Women National 17-03-2017 18-03-2017 2017
9 Aging Population and Development National Seminar on Population Education for Sustainable Development The National College, Bangalore National 10-03-2017 11-03-2017 2017
10 Gender, Family, Media and Society National Seminar on Gender Sensitization Kasthurba College for Women, Pondicherry National 22-08-2017 22-08-2017 2017
11 Work, Family Balance and Leisure among Working Women National Conference on Women and Work Centre for Women’s Studies, Pondicherry University and State Resource Centre for Women, Govt. of P National 17-03-2017 18-03-2017 2017
12 Parental Involvement and Value Education: A Special Reference to Single Parents National Seminar on Value Education and Social Transformation Service and Research Institute on Family and Children (SERFAC), Chennai National 25-02-2017 25-02-2017 2017
13 Social Networks as a key tool in enhancing capability domains of adolescent girls National Conference on Empowering Adolescent Girls: Understanding Realities and Expanding Capabilities Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur National 22-03-2016 23-03-2016 2016
14 Power of clan in sustaining culture and traditions (Ponnunjal – an experiential study) National Seminar on Sustaining Indian Culture and Tradition Through historical Studies Periyar University, Salem National 25-02-2016 26-02-2016 2016
15 Towards Gender Equality in Disaster National Conference on Natural Disaster and Women: A Gendered Perspective Dept. of Sociology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry National 06-10-2016 07-10-2016 2016
16 Taking Environment Seriously National Seminar on Environmental Challenges: Issues and Strategies Dept. of Sociology, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar National 11-02-2016 12.02-2016 2016
17 Impact of Science and Technology on Elderly Special Talk PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore College Level 26-09-2016 26-09-2016 2016
18 Issues of Subalternity National Conference on Subaltern Structures and Power Relations in India Dept. of Sociology, Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University, Tirur, Kerala National 29-08-2016 30-08-2016 2016
19 Crime against Women today Special Talk All India Radio, Puducherry State 16-05-2014 16-05-2014 2014
20 Elderly Widow’s Living Alone; Desertion, Retraction or Locating Space?” 17th Biennial Conference of Association of Gerontology Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram National 15-09-2014 16-09-2014 2014
21 Women, Social Capital and participation in Local self Government INSNA 2013 Conference Institute for Empirical and Social Science Research, Xian, China International 12-07-2013 15.07-2013 2013
22 Women in Academics National Colloquium on Mainstreaming Youth in Local RGNIYD, Sriperumbudur National 08-03-2013 08-03-2013 2013
23 Relevance of Quality Culture in Higher Educational Institutions National Seminar on Quality enhancement in Higher Education through Best Practices Sree Narayana Guru College, Coimbatore National 09-01-2013 10-01-2013 2013
24 Employment status of Puducherry – An overview through Census data, 2011 Census Data Dissemination Workshop: An insight from Census 2011 Directorate of Census operations, Puducherry State 18-12-2013 19-12-2013 2013
25 Women in Local Self Governance: Do they make a difference in implementation of Development Programs? National Seminar on Empowerment of Women in the Era of Globalization: Opportunities and Challenges Center for Women Studies, Pondicherry University, Puducherry National 14-12-2012 15-12-2012 2012
26 Availability of Household Amenities: Reflection through Census Data of Puducherry and India” Data Dissemination Workshop on Census 2011 – Housing, Household Amenities Census Department, Government of Puducherry State 21-12-2012 22-12-2012 2012

Conferences/Seminars Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year

Workshop Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Self Defence Training Programme for Women Pondicherry University Pondicherry University & 10 days University level 17-02-2020 02-03-2020 2020
2 Workshop on Entrepreneurship of Women Pondicherry University Pondicherry University & 1 day University level 06-03-2020 06-03-2020 2020
3 Workshop on Work-Family Balance of Women Pondicherry University Pondicherry University & 1 day University level 06-03-2020 06-03-2020 2020
4 Round table conference on “The way to Healthy Life” Pondicherry University Pondicherry University & 1 day University level 04-03-2020 04-03-2020 2020
5 Workshop on Menstrual Health and Hygiene Pondicherry University Pondicherry University & 2 days Regional Level 02-03-2020 03-03-2020 2020
6 Workshop on Capoeira (500-year-old Brazilian martial art) Pondicherry University Pondicherry University & 1 day University level 04-12-2019 04-12-2019 2019
7 Capacity Building Training for Widows Puducherry State Resource Centre for Women, Dept. of women and Child Development, Govt. of Puducherr Bahour, 2 days State Level 26-02-2019 27-02-2019 2019
8 One-Day Workshop On Gender Sensitivity in Daily Life Pondicherry University Pondicherry University & 1 day University level 18-09-2019 18-09-2019 2019
9 One-Day Training Programme On Economic Empowerment and Skill Development for Women Pondicherry University Karayamputhur, Puducherry & 1 day Regional Level 03.09.2019 03.09.2019 2019
10 Basic Training Programme on Human Rights Natinal Human Rights Commission and Pondicherry University Pondicherry University, 1 day National Level 04-03-2019 04-03-2019 2019
11 International Womens Day 2019 - Workshops and Competitions Pondicherry University Pondicherry University, 15 days University level 25-02-2019 08-03-2019 2019
12 One-day Awareness Camp for Sanitary Workers Puducherry State Resource Centre for Women, Dept. of women and Child Development, Govt. of Puducherr Pondicherry University, 1 day State Level 20-03-2019 20-03-2019 2019
13 Competition for Awareness on Laws Related to Women for University Students National Commission for Women Pondicherry University, 1 day University Level 05-12-2018 05-12-2018 2018
14 Symposium on Elderly Women in the Ageing Scenario Pondicherry University Pondicherry University & 1 day University level 01-10-2018 01-10-2018 2018

Administrative Responsibilities in the Government and Quasi Government Agencies

S.No Name of the Position Agency/Organisation Duration Nature of Duties

Affiliation in Academic Bodies/Societies

S.No Name of the Body/Society Nature of Affiliation Year
1 Association of Gerontology (India) Life Member 2014
2 International Network for Social Network Analysis Member 2013
3 Indian Sociological Society (ISS) Life Member 1998

Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

S.No Name of the Position (Head, Dean, Co-ordinator, Director, etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Member of UG/PG Board of Studies in Sociology 3 years (2017-2020) Syllabus and course related matters
2 Member of Executive Council 6 months (2016) To consolidate the progress and development of the university
3 Co-ordinator (PG Diploma in Rural Development) 1 year (2015-2016) Co-ordination of PG Diploma course
4 Member of Academic Council 2 years (2014-2016) Academic related matters
5 Member of House Allotment Committee 1 year (2013-2014) Allotment of quarters
6 Member of Court 3 years (2012-2015) Formulation of action plans for the continuous progress and development of the university
7 Member of Purchase committee (SOSS&IS) 1 year (2012-2013) Purchase related matters
8 Member of PG Board of Studies in Sociology (DDE) 1 year (2017-2018) Syllabus and course related matters
9 Head (i/c), Centre for Womens Studies From 21.07.2018 Academic and Administration
10 Chairperson (PG Board - Womens Studies) From 17.04.2019 Syllabus and course related matters
11 Member of Institute Ethics Committee (Human Studies) for Intervention Studies, JIPMER From 20.03.2019 Academic Research related matters
12 Resource Person for Gender Sensitization Programmes by NCW 2019-20 Delivering special lecture on Gender Issues

Participation & Extension Activities (Co-Curricular)

S.No Name of the Position (NSS, NCC, Warden etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Warden (Saraswathi Hostel) 2 years (2008-2010) Hostel administration

Collaboration with Institution/Industry

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Faculty Development Programme Attended (Orientation, Refresher, other Short Term Course during the year)

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Details of Executive Development Prog/Management Development Prog. conducted

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Participation in IMPESS, IMPRINT, SPARC, STARS, LEAP Programme etc and DSF Funding Programme

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Enrolment under ARPIT Programme

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