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Faculty Profile

AMBATI, Nageswara Rao Dr
Ph.D (Social Sciences), DSE, M.A. in Sociology & MSW
Assistant Professor of Social Work

CONTACT

Email : anrao@gnlu.ac.in

Phone : (+91) - +91 -79-23276611/12

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Fax : (+91) - 91 -79-23276611

Teaching / Research Experience

Teaching Experience

  • 6 Years

Area of Research/Interest

Research Projects 

Ongoing projects

  • Resolving pending cases through Alternative Dispute Resolution under Section 89 of Civil Procedure Code: A Case Study” from Department of Justice, Government of India (As a co-investigator). 
  • The Role of Social Entrepreneurship in Promotion of Inclusive Development: A Case study of Selected Organisations in Central Gujarat funded by Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar. 

Completed projects 

  • ‘Young Women Social Entrepreneurship Development Programme’ funded by British Council in partnership with Diageo.
  • Compilation, Categorization and Analysis of High Court and Supreme Court Cases concerning Right to Education of Children as Envisaged under RTE Act, 2009 and Advice for Institutional, Legislative and Administrative Agencies funded by NCPCR, New Delhi (As a co-investigator).
  • Change in Occupational Patterns: Its Impact on Health-Seeking Behaviour and Status of De-notified tribal women’ funded by GNLU, Gandhinagar.
  • Paradigm shift in German Disability Policy and its impact on educational experiences of students with disabilities’ funded by DAAD, Germany.

Areas of General Interest

  • Social Entrepreneurship,
  • Disability Studies,
  • Women Empowerment
  • Tribal Development

Current Research Interest

  • Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development

New Course(s) Designed/Introduced

  • Social Entrepreneurship

Publication

Book Chapters

  • The Role of Women in Social Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development. In In Misra, S, Shukla, S and Batthini, G (Ed.,) Twelfth Biennial Conference on Entrepreneurship, EDII, Bookwell publisher, Delhi, 2017.
  • Successful Women Social Entrepreneur: A Case study of Aditi Gupta’s Menstrupedia. In Naang, Naveen, Jain Charul (Ed) Innovative Strategies in Transitional Economy, Shroff Publishers, New Delhi, 2017.
  • Educational Experiences of Students with Disabilities in Higher Education: A Case Study of a Germany University. In Wulf Christoph (Ed.,) Exploring Alterity in a Globalized World, Routledge publication, 2016.
  • Poverty, Disability and Social Exclusion in India. In Chattopadhyay, A (Ed.,) Poverty and Social Exclusion in India: Issues and Challenges, Rawat Publication, 2013.
  • Research on students with disabilities at higher education. In Making Difference edited by Sheila Christopher, Excel India publisher, 2008.
  • E-Learning And Learning Resources for Supporting Visually Challenged Students in Higher Education Institutions in Andhra Pradesh. In e-Resources in Higher Education: Issues, Development, Opportunities and Challenges, edited by Srinivasaragavan, Publication Division - Bharathidasan University, 2010.

Journal Articles

  • Impact of the barriers encountered by students with disabilities on their learning experiences at higher education institutions, Journal of Indian Education, Vol. XLIII, 2017.
  • Attitudinal Barriers Encountered by Students with Disabilities in Higher Education Institutions, The International Journal of Indian Psychology, Vol. 4, 2017.
  • Role of University Management in Creation of Inclusive Environment for Students with Disabilities in Higher Education Institutions, Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol. 7, No. 10, pp. 103-113.
  • Social Entrepreneurship: Ideas, Innovation and Enhancement; Contribution towards a Sustainable Development, Journal of Strategic and International Studies, Vol XI, No 4, 2016.
  • Perceptions of Students with Disabilities on Support Services provided in Higher Education Institutions, International Journal of Sociological Research, Vol.8 No.1-2 2015.
  • Assessing the Life Satisfaction of Elderly Living in Old Age Homes in the City of Ahmedabad, Indian Journal of GERONTOLOGY, Vol. 29 No. 2, 2015.
  • Working conditions and Quality of life of Street Vendors in City of Ahmedabad, Int. J of Social Sciences, and Interdisciplinary Research,  Vol. 4 (12), 2015.
  • Coping Strategies Used By Students with Disabilities in Managing Social and Higher Educational Experiences, International Journal of Indian Psychology, Volume 2,  No. 4, 2015.
  • Paradigm shift in German disability policy and its impact on students with disabilities in higher education, International Journal of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Research, Vol. 2, No (4), 2013.
  • University Teacher's Attitudes and Experiences of Teaching Students with Visual Impairments, Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol. 3, No (3), 2013.
  • Issues Encountered by Students with Disabilities at Higher Education, International Journal of World Universities Forum, Common Ground publisher, Vol. 2, No 4, 2010.
  • Policy and Provisional Services for Supporting Student with Disabilities in Higher Education Institution in Andhra Pradesh, Indian Journal of Social Development, Vol. 10, No 1, 2010.
  • Poverty and Disability in India, Social Change Journal, Sage Publication, Vol. 39, No 1, 2009.

Books Reviewed

  • Disability Studies in India – Retrospect and Prospects. In The Indian Journal of Social Work, Vol. 70, No 4, October 2009.
  • An Insights into Dementia Care in India. In Asia Pacific Journal of Counseling and Psychotherapy, Routledge Publications, Vol. 2 (2), 2011.
Conference / Seminar / Workshop

Paper Presentation  

Conferences

  • Presented a paper titled 'Successful Women Social Entrepreneur: A Case Study of Aditi Gupta's Menstrupedia' in 5th International Conference on 'Paradigm Shift in Innovative Business Management' organized by Vishisht School of Management, Indore, on December 10, 2016.
  • Presented a paper titled 'Attitudinal Barriers Encountered by Students with Disabilities in Higher Education Institutions' in the National Seminar on 'Innovation in Higher Education' organized by Faculty of Education, Kadi Sarva Vishawavidyalaya, Gandhinagar, on January 7, 2017.
  • Presented a paper titled 'The Role of University Management in Creation of Inclusive Environment for Students with Disabilities in Higher Education Institutions' in the National Seminar on 'Innovation in Higher Education' organized by Faculty of Education, Kadi Sarva Vishawavidyalaya, Gandhinagar, on January 7, 2017.
  • Presented a paper titled "Role of Teachers in Creating Inclusive Environment for Students with Visual Impairment in Higher Education Institutions" in NAAC sponsored National Conference on Higher Education in Post Globalization Scenario held at Gujarat Law Society, Ahmedabad, from April 12 to 13, 2016.
  • Presented a paper titled 'Disclosing Disability of Students in Higher Education Institutions and Its impact on their Education experiences, in National Seminar on "Vision Education: 2025" held at Satyam College of Education, Bharuch, on February 27, 2016.
  • Presented a paper titled 'Role of Legal Service Authorities in Implementation of Right to Education Act, 2009, in National Level Discussion meet on Supporting the Justiciability of the RTE, organized by National University of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi on February 22nd - 23rd, 20016.
  • Presented a paper titled 'Educational and Occupational Aspirations of Students with Disabilities in Higher Education Institutions' in International Conference on Education - From Neolithic India to Contemporary World held at JG Group of Education College, Ahmedabad, on January 24th - 25th, 2016.
  • Presented a paper titled 'Migration and Social problems in urban areas, presented paper at National Conference on Migrant Literature, Culture and Society: A Discourse on Homeland and Destination' was organised by Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad in collaboration with GNLU, Gandhinagar on 3rd & 4th January, 2016.
  • Presented a paper titled "Students with Disabilities in Higher Education: A Case study German University' at International Conference on Higher Education and Disability: Issues and challenges" organized by Bangalore University, on Feb 3rd - 5th, 2011.
  • Presented a paper titles "Students with Disabilities in Higher Education: A Case study German University" in International Conference on Higher Education and Disability: Issues and challenges" organized by Bangalore University, on Feb 3-5, 2011.
  • Presented a paper titled "Research on students with disabilities at higher education: Review presented in International Conference on e-resources in higher education organized by Bharathidasan University, Tiruchy, on Feb 19-20, 2010.
  • Presented a paper titled "E-learning and learning resources provided to visually challenged students at higher education institutions in Andhra Pradesh, in International Conference on e-resources in higher education organized by Bharathidasan University, Tiruchy, on Feb 19-20, 2010.
  • Presented a paper titled "Issues encountered by students with disabilities at higher education, in 2nd World University Forum, organized by IIT Mumbai, on January 16-18, 2009.
  • at Holy Cross college, Trichirappalli, Tamil Nadu, International Rehabilitation Conference "Making Difference" on 10th - 12th December, 2008.
  • Challenges faced by differently abled students in Higher education presented at Mother Teresa Women's University, Kodaikkanal, Tamil Nadu, International conference on Globalization and higher education, 2008.
  • Presented a paper titled "Poverty and disability in India" International Conference on Eradication of poverty: Policy, issues and challenges, organized by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, on 1st-3rd Oct, 2008.
  • Presented a paper titled "The use of Information and Communication Technology: Students with Disabilities" in National conference on ICT for differently-abled persons, organized by Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute, Ahmadabad, 2008.

Participation  

Workshops

  • Attended Three days workshop on Data Analysis using SPSS organized by Department of Management Studies at National Institute of Techonology Tiruchy held on November 25th – 27th 2017.
  • Attended a three days workshop on "Quantitative Research Methods: Questionnaire & SPSS for Data Analysis" Organized by LISSTAR, Nov 29th- Dec 1st 2012, Loyola College, Chennai.
  • Participated in one week Training Programme on "Qualitative Research: Theory and Application", organized by the ICSSR at Centre for Social Studies, Surat, Oct 2-9, 2011.
  • Participated in the nine days course on Research Methodology titled 'Social Sciences Research Data Analysis and Writing', organized by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and the SaciWATERs at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Feb 2-10, 2010.
  • Attended advanced Training on (Forced) Migration and Human Rights: Challenges and Approaches for European Citizenship Education, Organized by Network Migration Europea, Germany, Oct 27-31, 2010.
  • Participated in the training workshop on "Using internet for Applied Development Research", organized by Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum and ICSSR Western Regional Centre, Mumbai, April 3-5 2009.
Capacity Building Training Programmes

Organised 

Training Programmes

  • Two Days Advanced Training Programme on Social Entrepreneurship at GNLU from 23rd – 24th September, 2017.
  • Two days Training Programme on ‘Legal awareness Programme for Rural Women’, funded by National Commission for Women, organized  at GNLU from Jan 21-22, 2016.
  • Two Days workshop on Counselling Skills in Collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, organized at GNLU from 23rd – 24th September, 2016.
  • Two Days Workshop and Competition on ‘Social Entrepreneurship Business Models’ in collaboration with Serve Happiness Foundation, organized at Gujarat National Law University, from 27th to 28th March, 2015.
  • Five days Training Prorgamme on ‘Young Women on Social Entrepreneurship Development’, funded by British Council, India organized at Gujarat National Law University, from 31st  August – 4th September, 2015.
  • First Annual National Conference on ‘Access to Legal Services’ organized at Gujarat National Law University, from 3rd – 4th October, 2015.

Participated 

Training Programmes

  • Training Progamme on Applied Statistics using IBM SPSS Statistics for Legal Studies organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar from 3rd – 4th February, 2018.
  • Training Programme on ‘Action Agenda 2020’ organized by Change Makersroom from 3rd -09th October, 2016 at Bangalore.

Orientation Programmes

  • Participated in 98th UGC sponsored Orientation Programme at Human Resource Development Centre, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad from 17th May - 13th June, 2017.

Faculty Development Programmes

  • Participated in Two weeks FDP on ‘Entrepreneurship’ at Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad, December 2014.
  • Participated in ‘One Week Faculty Development Programme' organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, from 16th – 21st May, 2016.


Short-Term Courses


Diploma in Social Entrepreneurship, Centre for Social Initiative and Management (CSIM), Chennai, 2014.


Certificate Courses


Certificate course on ‘Entrepreneurship Development Programme’, conducted by NIESBUD September 2016.


Honours / Awards
  • Won the second prize for presenting the best ‘Social Business Model on Waste Management for Sustainable Society’ at ‘Being Sociopreneur’ organized by Nirma University in Collaboration with CIIE, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad on 26th November, 2014.
  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service4) Research Fellowship at Freie University, Berlin.
  • Doctoral fellowship from the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) for the year 2009-10 under ‘Open Category’.
Visiting Faculty/Guest Lectures/Keynote Address
  • Visiting Research Fellow at Freie University, Berlin.
Other Accomplishments
Technical Session Chaired/Co-Chaired
  • Chaired a session the sub-theme 'Thrust Areas of Researches in Higher Education' in the National Seminar on 'Innovation in Higher Education' organized by Faculty of Education, Kadi Sarva Vishawavidyalaya, Gandhinagar, on January 7, 2017.
Other 
Membership of other institution/professional societies
  • Life Member (4068) of All India Association for Education Research (AIAER) 
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Professional Social Work (ISPSW) 
  • Reginal Advisory member of Social Entrepreneurship programme at EDII, Ahmedabad
Other activities/Institutional Responsibilities
  • Director of Legal Incubation Centre 
  • Member of Academic Council at GNLU
  • Convener of Committee for Persons with Disability
  • Member of Centre for Law and Society
  • Co-Convener of Legal Service Committee 
  • Member of Equal Opportunity Cell