JESURATHNAM DEVARAPALLI Associate Professor

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  • Department of Anthropology
  • School of Social Sciences & International Studies
  • drjesudev@gmail.com

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 P.D.F (CSIR) Ethno-Ecology in Sustaining Biodiversity: A Study in Two Forest Belts of Andhra Pradesh Andhra University 2001
2 Ph.D. Cultural Ecology of Ayodhya Lanka: A River Island Community Andhra University 1995
3 M.A. Anthropology (Social Anthropology specialization) Andhra University 1987
4 B.Sc English, Telugu, Zoology, Botany and Chemistry Nagarjuna University 1985

Area of Specializaion

Social Cultural Anthropology, Ecological Anthropology, Medical Anthropology and Indigenous Knowledge 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

Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 Research Associate (CSIR) Anthropology Andhra University
2 Guest Faculty/ Temporary Lecturer Anthropology Pondicherry University
3 Assistant Professor Anthropology Pondicherry University
4 Associate Professor Anthropology Pondicherry University

Research Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution Area of Research
1 Research Associate Anthropology Andhra University Tribal entrepreneurship in the districts of Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam
2 Research Investigator Research Wing Institute of Applied Man Power Research, Delhi &, Tribal Cultural Research & Training Institute, Hyd Work study of Minor Forest Produce to arrive at support prices payable to persons engaged in its collection by Girijan Cooperarive Corporation
3 Team Leader Research Wing Tribal Cultural Research and Training Institute, Hyderabad The socio-economic study pf project Affected persons under Srisailam Right Branch Canal
4 Research Associate Anthropology Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi Ethno-ecology in Sustaining Biodiversity: A study in two forest belts of Andhra Pradesh

Industry Experience

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Contribution towards Innovation

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Patent Details

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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
1 Linguistic Index of Bondo Acculturation: A Case of Symbolic Violence Maria Kumar, Jesurathnam Devarapalli Language in India Vol. 19:5 May 2019 ISSN 1930-2940 2019 NA
2 Democracy and the Politics of Dress, Colour and Symbols: An Anthropological Study of Kerala Politics Nisar Kannangara, Jesurathnam Devarapalli Oriental Anthropologist (International Journal of The Science of Man) Sage, 2019, pp. 1–16 ISSN: 0972-558X, e-ISSN: 0976-3430 2019 NA
3 Medical Pluralism and Health: The Challenges and Prospects of Universal Health Protection in India Jesurathnam Devarapalli Journal of Indian Anthropological Society Vol. 53, pp. 29-42 2018 NA
4 Marginal resources and sustainable livelihood of Markallu : The role of native knowledge and indigenous technology Jesurathnam Devarapalli Oriental Anthropologist (International Journal of The Science of Man) Vol.18 No.1, pp. 143-160 2018 NA
5 Reflective Images of Honour Killings In Cinema: Anthropological Inference from Tamil Cinema Arunkumar AS, Jesurathnam Devarapalli Communicator Vol. LII, No. 2 (April-June), pp. 75-91 2017 NA
6 Significance of Informant Consent in Anthropological Research: An Overview Jesurathnam Devarapalli Arunkumar A.S South Asian Anthropologist Vol. 12 issue: 2 pp. 93-99 2012 NA

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 Cultural Significance of Naming: A Case Study of Yakobaya of Central Kerala Eldhose Varghese, Jesurathnam Devarapalli International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research Vol. 8, Issue 12, December. ISSN 2277-8616. (In Scopus International) 2019 NA
2 Means of Livelihood in a Simple Society: Owes due to the Shift from Self Sufficiency to Dependency Jesurathnam Devarapalli Saudi Journal of Humanities and Social Science Vol. 2, Iss. 8, pp. 701-707, 2017 .87
3 Politics of Truth and the Everyday life: an Anthropological perspective on Oral and Written History Nisar K , Jesurathnam Devarapalli Saudi Journal of Humanities and Social Science Vol. 2, Iss. 10, pp. 928-931 2017 .87
4 ‘Sudanese Play Bengalis Watch’: Ethnography of Globalization, Soccer and Indigenous Games in Kerala Nisar K, Jesurathnam Devarapalli Journal of Globalization Studies Vol. 8 No. 2, November pp. 108–123, Uchitel Publishing House- Volgograd, Russia. ISSN: 2075-8103 2017 NA
5 Rural Life and Kabaddi: Reflectives in Tamil Cinema ‘Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu’ Arunkumar AS Jesurathnam Devarapalli Indian Journal of Arts Vol. 6, No. 20, pp. 199-204, 2016 NA
6 Changing Livelihood Practices among the Malapanikar of Malappuram: Challenges and implications. Sreejisha V P Jesurathnam Devarapalli International Journal of Social Science Tomorrow (IJSST) Vol. 2, No. 5, pp. 1-11 2013 NA
7 Socio-psychological Reflection of Religious Mobility: A Case Study of Thachanadan Moopan V.P.Sreejisha Jesurathnam Devarapalli The Anthropologist (International Journal of Contemporary and Applied Studies of Man) Vol 14, Number 2, pp. 155-166. 2012 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
1 Natural Calamities and Native Perceptions: Evolving Effective Rehabilitation Strategies Jesurathnam Devarapalli Natural Disaster and Women: A Gendered Perspective. Edited by Pradeep Kumar Parida. Rawat Publication, Jaipur, 2018, pp. 255-269 ISBN: 9788131609460 255-269 2018
2 Negotiation of Rights in the Process of Urbanization: A Case of Migrant Construction Workers of Chennai City Arunkumar AS, Jesurathnam Devarapalli Anthropology and Human Rights. Edited by Buddhadeb Chaudhuri and Subir Biswas. Published by Rawat Publication, 2017, pp. 280- 292, ISBN: 978-81-316-0838-8 280-292 2017
3 Onslaught of Urbanisation on the Structure and Function of Family and Marriage. Aritra Samajdar, Jesurathnam Devarapalli Facets of Urbanisation: Views from Anthropology. Edited by Sumita Chaudhuri. Published by Cambridge Scholars publication. Cambridge, 2015 pp. 40-58 ISBN(10): 1-4438-7111-7 ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-711-2 40-58 2015
4 The Living Conditions and Struggle for Survival of Slum Dwellers at Indira Gandhi Nagar, Chennai Thambi Durai Thangaivel, Jesurathnam Devarapalli Facets of Urbanisation: Views from Anthropology. Edited by Sumita Chaudhuri. Published by Cambridge Scholars publication. Cambridge, 2015 pp. 40-58 ISBN(10): 1-4438-7111-7 ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-711-2 Thambi Durai Th 2015
5 Paying Informants in Ethnographic Research: Issues of Ethics and Quality A.S Arunkumar, Jesurathnam Devarapalli Ethical Issues in Anthropological Research. Edited by Subir Biswas. Publishied by Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, 2014, Pp 45-55 ISBN: 978-93-5125-090-6 45-55 2014
6 Success to human health: Medical monopoly or pluralism Jesurathnam Devarapalli Human Health: A Biocultural Synthesis. Edited by Subir Biswas, Concept Publication Co. New Delhi 2012, Pp 34-39 ISBN 9788170223863 34-39 2012
7 The Challenges of Medical Pluralism: A brief discussion on some basic issues Aritra Samajdar, Jesurathnam Devarapalli Human Health: A Biocultural Synthesis. Edited by Subir Biswas, Concept Publication Co. New Delhi 2012, Pp 34-39 ISBN 9788170223863 40-50 2012
8 The Role of Food Habits and Social Practices in understanding the Health care of Kurichan of Krishnagiri District of Tamilnadu Thambi durai.T, Jesurathnam Devarapalli Human Health: A Biocultural Synthesis. Edited by Subir Biswas, Concept Publication Co. New Delhi 2012, Pp 34-39 ISBN 9788170223863 72-84 2012

Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Cultural Dimensions of Biodiversity: Issues of Exploitation and Conservation Jesurathnam Devarapalli LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany 2012 13: 978-3-8484-4982-8

Chapters in Books

S.No Title of the Chapters Name of the Authors Title of the Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Social Paradigms and Need of Micro Finance for Economic Growth – The State of Paravai Dalits and the Ideal of Inclusiveness V. Amuthavalluvan, Jesurathnam Devarapalli Regional Case Studies in Micro Finance DVS Publishers, Guwahati 2012 978-81-86307-65-6
2 The Concomitant Effects of Geographical and Cultural Isolation on Chenchu Leading to Social Exclusion Jesurathnam Devarapalli Social Exclusion, Integration and Inclusive Policies Rawat Publications, Delhi 2010 81-316-0366-0
3 Economic hardships and social denigration of dalits of Ayodhya Lanka: A case history Jesurathnam Devarapalli Political Economy of Reforms in India Serial Publishers. New Delhi 2010 978-81-8387-427-4
4 Hidden Wisdom Behind the Primitive Huts Jesurathnam Devarapalli Indigenous Science and Technology for Sustainable Development Rawat Publications, Delhi 2008 81-316-0131-5
5 Ecology and Culture of Chenchus: A primitive tribe in Transition Jesurathnam Devarapalli Tribal Identity in India: Extinction or Adaptation Indira Gandhi Manav Sangrahalaya 1996 NA
6 Konda Kammara V.Subrahmanyam D.Jesurathnam Encyclopaedia - Profile of Indian Tribes Discovery Publishing House, New Delhi 1995 NA

Edited Books

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Ongoing Projects

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Ongoing Consultancy Works

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Completed Projects

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Completed Consultancy Works

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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 2020 M.A. 5 Anthropology
2 2019 M.A. 2 Anthropology
3 2018 M.A. 1 Anthropology
4 2017 M.A. 3 Anthropology
5 2016 M.A. 1 Anthropology
6 2015 M.A. 2 Anthropology
7 2014 M.A. 1 Anthropology
8 2013 M.A. 2 Anthropology
9 2013 M.PHIL 3 Anthropology
10 2012 M.A. 2 Anthropology
11 2012 M.PHIL 2 Anthropology
12 2010 M.PHIL 6 Anthropology
13 2009 M.PHIL 2 Anthropology
14 2008 M.PHIL 3 Anthropology

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 K.Nisar 27.07.2012 R-31470 Democracy, Politics, and Violence in Kerala: An Ethnographic Analysis. YES 22.10.2018 YES 26.06.2019
2 Arunkumar A.S 27.07.2011 R-27308 Significance of Caste in Tamil Cinema: An Anthropological Perspective YES 09.11.2017 YES 10.10.2018
3 Eldhose Varghese 21.09.2015 20151101002 Jacobite Syrian Christians in Kerala: An anthropological study NO NO
4 Kamidi Syam Babu 18-09-2019 1900101004 An Anthropological study of Devadasi system in Ananthapur district of Andhra Pradesh. NO NO
5 Mathangi Mariya Kumar 05.08.2016 20163101001 Linguistic Acculturation: A Comparative Study Among the Konda Savaras of Srikakulam District NO NO
6 Sreejisha V. P. 04.12.2009 R-20872 Sustainable Livelihood through Resource Management in a Tribal Habitat: An Amalgam of Local Knowledge and External Interventions YES 29.09.2014 YES 17.12.2015

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

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Financial assistance availed to attend conferences / workshops and to pay membership fee
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E-Lecture Details

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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 Sustainability and Development in the context of Tribal Housing Two day workshop on “Ethnography and the houses of ST-Muthuvan community of Idukki district: Prospects and policy” KIRTADS, Kozhikode, Kerala State Level 05-11-2019 06-11-2019 2019
2 Research Needs: Expressive Culture and Language Conference Department of Anthropology, University of Hyderabad in collaboration with CIPS National Level 29.08.2017 30.08.2017 2017
3 Role of Government Bodies: State and Central in Implementation of RPwD Act 2016 Seminar Pondicherry University and National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities National Level 30.03.2017 30.03.2017 2017
4 Universal Health Coverage in Multi-Cultural India: Challenges and Prospects Seminar Department of Anthropology, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. National Level 23.02.2017 24.02.2017 2017
5 National Calamities and Native Perceptions: A Guide for Effective Rehabilitation Strategies Seminar Department of Sociology, Pondicherry University. National Level 06.10.2016 07.10.2016 2016
6 Means of Livelihood in a Simple Society: Owes of Shifts from Self Sufficiency to Dependency Seminar MVR Degree & P.G. College, Visakhapatnam. National Level 17.03.2016 18.03.2016 2016
7 Understanding Cultural Homogenization: An Anthropological Perspective Seminar Department of English, Pondicherry University and Department of English, University of Madras. International Level 22.02.2016 23.02.2016 2016
8 Ethno-medicine: From Cultural Practice to Applied Science Seminar MVR Degree & P.G. College, Visakhapatnam. National Level 26.08.2015 27.08.2015 2015
9 Sustaining Bio-diversity: The Role of Anthropology. Programme Dept. of Anthropology, Sikkim University, Sikkim University Level 18.05.2015 18.05.2015 2015
10 Development Induced Displacement and Adaptive Impediments of Aranadan of Malappuram, Kerala Seminar Department of Malayalam, Kannur University, Kerala. National Level 11.05.2015 12.05.2015 2015
11 Bio-cultural Diversity and the Contemporary Life of Aranadan: Issues of Sustainability Seminar Department of Anthropology, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. National Level 26.06.2013 27.06.2013 2013
12 Changing Livelihoods of Chenchu Tribe Programme Dept of Anthropology, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati University Level 18.06.2012 20.06.2012 2012
13 Forest Resources and Tribals Programme Dept of Anthropology, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati University Level 18.06.2012 20.06.2012 2012
14 Man Environment Relationships – Basic Issues Programme Dept of Anthropology, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati University Level 18.06.2012 20.06.2012 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
1 National Seminar on ―Tribal Cultures in Transition: Issues of Identity, Sustainability and Develop IGRMS Bhopal and AnSI Kolkata Department of Anthropology, Pondicherry University - 2 days National Level 01-08-2019 02-08-2019 2019
2 National Seminar on “The Process of Development and Present Living Conditions of The Tribes in Center for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy & Department of Anthropology, Pondicherry Pondicherry University, two-days National Level 19.03.2012 20.02.2012 2012

Workshop Organized

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Administrative Responsibilities in the Government and Quasi Government Agencies

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Affiliation in Academic Bodies/Societies

S.No Name of the Body/Society Nature of Affiliation Year
1 Indian Anthropological society, Kolkata Academic 2018

Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

S.No Name of the Position (Head, Dean, Co-ordinator, Director, etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Coordinator of admissions for PG 2014 Administrative Responsibility
2 Examination coordinator of even semester 2014 Conduct of Examinations and Evaluvations
3 Coordinator of admissions for Ph.D 2015 Administrative Responsibility
4 Coordinator of admissions for Ph.D 2016 Administrative Responsibility
5 Examination coordinator of even semester 2017 conduct of Examinations and Evaluvations
6 Fieldwork Supervisor for PG students organised at Kaduguthadipudur, Vadakaraiparai, Kodaikanal,Tamil 07.02.2002 to 01.03.2002 Training students in ethnographic data collection
7 Fieldwork Supervisor for PG students organised at Sholur kokkal, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 18.12.2002 to 10.01.2003 Training students in ethnographic data collection
8 Fieldwork Supervisor for PG students organised at Manar, Veliangad, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 07.02.2004 to 02.03.2004 Training students in ethnographic data collection
9 Fieldwork Supervisor for PG students organised at Chintapalli, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. 14.12.2004 to 10.01.2005 Training students in ethnographic data collection
10 Fieldwork Supervisor for PG students organised at Masinagudi, Theppakadu, Gudalur, TN & KL. 11.01.2006 to 21.01.2006 Training students in ethnographic data collection
11 Fieldwork Supervisor for PG students organised at Beersaipet, Utnoor, Adilabad, Andhra Pradesh. 28.11.2009 to 19.12.2009 Training students in ethnographic data collection
12 Fieldwork Supervisor for PG students organised at Kalleru, Chinturu, Andhra Pradesh. 17.02.2015 to 11.03.2015 Training students in ethnographic data collection
13 Fieldwork Supervisor for PG students organised at Thrissileri, Manthavady, Wayanad, Kerala 16.02.2019 to 04.03.2019 Training students in ethnographic data collection
14 Member, BOS in Anthropology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam 05.06.2019 to 04.06.2022 Academic
15 Member, School Board in Social Sciences and International Studies, Pondicherry University 01.07.2019 to 31.07.2022 Academic
16 Member PG BOS in Anthropology, Pondicherry University Membe 01.09.2019 to 30.09.2022 Academic
17 Head of the Department of Anthropology, Pondicherry University 22.06.2020 to Till date Administrative
18 Member, Expert Panel for Developing Model Curriculum in Science Subjects at PG&UG-GOK-Univ of Mysore 24.06.2020 to 11.07. 2020 Academic

Participation & Extension Activities (Co-Curricular)

S.No Name of the Position (NSS, NCC, Warden etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Coordinator of special lecture series 2015 organizing lectures through experts
2 Election officer for students election 2015 Election duty
3 Election officer for students election 2016 Election duty
4 Election officer for students election 2018 Election duty
5 Observer,student union elections 2019 Election duty

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

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Enrolment under ARPIT Programme

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