Dr. K. Gulam Dasthagir


Department of Sociology

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Prof. Dasthagir, a topper in high school and higher secondary school, Gold medalist (thrice) in first year, second year and third year of Graduation, University topper in Post-Graduation, UGC-NET with JRF in debut, besides holding Post-Graduate diplomas in Higher Education, Public Relations, Personnel Management and Industrial Relations and Ph.D, commenced teaching as lecturer and elevated as Associate Professor in The New College in 2010 and currently serving Pondicherry Universityas Professor since 2016. Dasthagir’s twenty-five years of research and teaching is credited with Young Social Scientist Award (1995), Youth Merit Award (1998), Best Employee State Award (2003 and 2008), Best Social Researcher Award (2008), Best Research Paper Awards (2008 and 2012), Outstanding Personality Award (2009), Best Teacher Award (2015), Outstanding Faculty Award (2016), Outstanding Employee State Award (2016-17), Alumni Achievement Award (2019).
View: https://vidwan.inflibnet.ac.in/profile/57755. Scopus Author ID: 35145601800


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Notable Publications

Women’s Exclusion in Farmer Management of Irrigation Systems in Tamil Nadu: A Case Study. Indian Journal of Gender Studies, Sage Publications (2009),16, 401-410. DOI: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/097152150901600305

Participation of Women in Water Management: An Appraisal of Water User’s Associations of the Cumbum Valley Irrigation System. The Indian Journal of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (2009), 70, 455-466. Scopus Author ID: 35145601800

Tradition and Technology in Precluding Girl Child in India. Social Change, Sage Publications (2015), 45, 276-288. DOI:https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0049085715574191

Pani Panchayats for Whom: Investigating Preclusion of Dalit Women in Participatory Irrigation Institutions. Contemporary Voice of Dalit, Sage Publications (2016), 8, 163-176. DOI: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2455328X16663742

Engendered Rights beneath Gendered Irrigation Institutions: An Analysis of Masculine Domination that Eclipses Empowerment of Women Farmers in Pani Panchayats, Social Action: A Quarterly Review of Social Trends, Indian Social Institute, New Delhi (January to March 2018), 68(1), 20-33. UGC-care No.41612.

Awards & Achievements​

Best Teacher Award, Pondicherry University, 2015.
Outstanding Employee State Award, Government of Puducherry, 2016-17.
Best Employee State Award, Government of Tamil Nadu (Twice), 2003 and 2008.

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