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ANAND, Saurabh Dr
PGDCFS, M.A., B.A. (Hons.), UGCNET
Assistant Professor of Sociology

CONTACT

Email : sanand@gnlu.ac.in

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

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Teaching / Research Experience

Teaching Experience

  • 2010- till date: Assistant Professor of Sociology at Gujarat National Law University, India.
  • 2007- 2010: Lecturer of Sociology at Gujarat National Law University, India.
  • 2005-2007:  Lecturer of Sociology at Guru Nanak Girls College, Ludhiana, India.
  • 2004-2005: Lecturer of Sociology at Post-graduate Government College, Sector 46, Chandigarh and Department of Evening Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh 

Research Experience

  • Field Visit to Poshina, Khedbrahma Taluka, District Sabarkantha to study on Watershed Project 
  • Field Visit to Akshaya Patra Foundation, Ahmedabad to study the Mid-Day Meal scheme and the various other government schemes being carried out. 
  • Field Visit to Muni Sewa Ashram, Vadodara; VIVEC Foundation, Vadodara and Faculty of Social Work, MSU, Vadodara to study on the community work and its significance.
  • Field Visit to Blind People’s Association, Ahmedabad to study on the area Disability and Law.
  • Filed work for BSW LLB Students on Right to Health.
  • Filed work for BSW LLB Students on Access to Legal Rights.
  • Filed work for BSW LLB Students at Tilonia College, Ajmer.
  • Filed work for BSW LLB Students on Right to Education Act 2009 at Gandhinagar and Kalol Taluka.
  • Filed work for BSW LLB Students on Denotified Tribes at Deesa and Tharad
Area of Research/Interest

Research Projects

  • Completed two Legal Awareness Programme for Rural Women and Working Women respectively in support of National Commission for Women.

Areas of General Interest

  • Social Work
  • Sociology of Law
  • Crime and Victims rights
  • Women and Gender issues
  • Media and Law
  • Globalization
  • Subaltern studies
  • Development studies

Current Research Interest

  • Disability Studies
  • New Course(s) Designed/Introduced
  • Introduction to Sociology for Law Students in the year 2007
  • Criminology and Penology for Semester VII in the year 2007
  • Bachelor of Social Work Stream for Law Students started in the year 2011.
  • Designed the course curriculum for all the papers of Social Work subject.
Publication

Book Chapters

  • (As Co-author), “Paradox of Sustainable Development: Agenda of Political Parties” in Bimal N Patel and Ranita Nagar (eds), Sustainable Development and India: Convergence of Law, Economics, Science, and Politics, Oxford University Press, India, 2018.
  • ‘Sustainable Development: Our Common Future to The Future We Want’ published in Environment Sustainability and Social Change with ISBN: 978-93-5030-094-7

Journal Articles

  • (As Co-author), ‘Scripting Women in Modern Political System in India: Roots and Routes’, published in Vol. 4, Issue 1, April 2014, GNLU Journal of Law, Development and Politics by Eastern Book Company with ISSN-0975-0193 
  • ‘The Role of ICT for Access to Education among Disabled Students- Disabled but not Disqualified’, published in Research Matrix, International Multidisciplinary Journal for Applied Research, Vol. 1, Issue 8, March 2014 with ISSN- 2321-7073.
  • (As Co-author), ‘KCG: The Gujarat Government’s initiative to achieve excellence in the state higher education’, published in Gyanodaya: The Journal of Progressive Education, Vol 8, Number 2, Jul-Dec 2015 with ISSN 0974-1801.
  • ‘Are our Lives being governed by the Market Forces?’ Studies in Sociology, Vol. No. XI- June, 2007, Department of Sociology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
  • ‘Regional Disparities in the Health Sector: A Time to Review’, Studies in Sociology, Vol. No. XII, Department of Sociology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.

Books Reviewed

  • ‘Social Transformation of an Island Nation: Development Wonders in Mauritius’ by Shiv R Mehta and Rani Mehta, published in Research Journal Social Sciences, Volume 17, Number 1, 2009 with ISSN 0251-348X
Conference / Seminar / Workshop
Paper Presentation

Conferences


  • Participated and presented a paper titled, ‘Towards the Annihilation of Caste: Resituating Ambedkar in the Contemporary Dalit Discourses’ at ‘International Seminar on Philosophy of B.R. Ambedkar in Contemporary Period’ organised by Centre for Studies and Research in Gandhian Thought and Peace, School of Social Sciences, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar on 16-18 March 2016. 
  • Participated and presented a paper titled ‘KCG: The Gujarat Government's Initiative to Achieve Excellence in the State Higher Education’ at the Third International Conference on “Gujarat Model of Governance: Lesson & Future Scope” ICGS-2015 organised by organised by Centre for Governance Systems, Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad in collaboration with Yunnam Minzu University, Kunming, China on 25-26 April, 2015. 
  • Participated and presented a paper titled ‘Socially Responsible Investment: Lessons from leading Environment Funds’ at Second International Conference on Corporate Governance: Contemporary Issues & Challenges in Indian Economic Environment’ organised by Gujarat Technological University, Gandhinagar on 14-15 March, 2014.
  • Participated and presented a paper titled ‘Nuclear Power and Sustainable Development in India: A Critique’ at International Conference on Law, Society and Sustainable Development: Problems and Prospects organised by Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad on 17-18 February 2014.
  • Participated and presented a paper titled ‘Branded As Criminal By Birth: A Study on The Socio-Economic Status of Denotified and Nomadic Tribes' at International Conference on Perspective in Culture, Society And Gender in Subaltern Communities in South Asia organised by Department of Sociology, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, on 05-06 October 2012.

Seminars

  • Participated and presented a paper titled ‘Uniform Civil Code and Gender Justice in India: A Sociological Study’ at National Seminar on Uniform Civil Code and Human Rights (Constitutional and Judicial Mandate) organised by Gujarat National Law University on 11th February 2016. 
  • Participated and presented a paper titled ‘Is ‘Dalit Asmita Yatra: Azadi Kooch’ having any significance in Dalit Movement? A Study on Una incident, Gujarat” at National Seminar on the theme Relearning Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s Thoughts and Ideology for Reconstructing Contemporary Society organised by Faculty of Social Work, The M S University of Baroda under the aegis of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Chair on 6th and 7th December 2016.. 
  • Participated and presented a paper titled ‘Social Justice and Ambedkar’s Vision’ at National Seminar on The Contemporary Relevance of Social and Political Thought of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, organised by Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute, Ahmedabad on 19-20 March, 2016. 
  • Participated and presented a paper titled ‘The Impact of Reverse Transnational Flows in the State of Gujarat: A Critical Study’ at Second National Seminar on Inter-disciplinary Approaches to Knowledge organised by Pandit Deen Dayal Petroleum University Campus, Raisan, Gandhinagar on 03-04 April, 2014.
  • Participated and presented a paper titled ‘The Role of ICT for Access to Education among Disabled Students- Disabled but not Disqualified’ at National Seminar on ‘Capacity Development in Learning Society’ organised by S.R.K.D.K. M.Ed. College, Palanpur, on 10 March, 2014.
  • Participated and presented a paper titled ‘Promoting Gender Equality and Women Empowerment: A Study of Disabled Women’ at International Conference on ‘Women and Millennium Development Goals: A Social Work Response’, organized by Faculty of Social Work, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Baroda on 13-14 February, 2014.
  • Participated and presented a paper titled ‘Marginalised Group and Participatory Democracy: A Study on Differently Abled People of India’ at ‘Strengthening Participatory Democracy and Good Governance’ (Pre-Summit event of the Vibrant Gujarat National Education Summit 2014 Towards Educating Young India) organised by Centre for Constitutional and Administrative Law, GNLU in collaboration with Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar on 05 January, 2014.
  • Participated and presented a paper titled ‘Sociological Aspect of The Sexual Offences on Alarming Rise of Rape Incidents’ at 36th All India Criminology Conference, organised by National Law University Delhi on 15-17 February 2013.
  • Participated and presented a paper titled ‘Status of Differently Abled Person in Society: Reservation Versus Healthy Work Environment’ at XX Conference of Gujarat Sociological Society, organized by Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar on 19-20 January 2013.
  • Participated and presented a paper titled ‘Development, Displacement and Naxalism: A Sociological Study’ at XXXVI All India Sociological Conference, organised by Ravenshaw University, Cuttack on 27-29 December 2010.
  • Participated and presented a paper titled ‘Globalization & Marginalized Group in India' at All India Sociology Conference organised by University of Rajasthan, Jaipur on 27-29 December 2009.
  • Participated and presented a paper titled ‘Changing Concept of Marriage: NRI Marriage’ at National Seminar organised by G.N.G.C. Ludhiana on 24-25 November 2006.
  • Participated and presented a paper titled ‘Are our Lives being governed by the Market Forces?’ at North Western Indian Sociological Association (NWISA) Seminar, organised by P.A.U. Ludhiana from 16-17 November 2006.


Participation


Policy Summits

  • Participated in one day State Level Consultation for inputs on Draft Model Rules for Juvenile Justice Act 2015 organised by Gujarat State Child Protection Society, Government of Gujarat and Centre for Child Rights and Protection, GNLU on 06 June 2016. 
  • Participated in two day workshop ‘Western Region Round Table Consultation on Strengthening Restoration and Rehabilitation of Children under the Juvenile Justice System’ organised by Supreme Court Juvenile Justice Committee and Bombay High Court Juvenile Justice Committee at Maharashtra Judicial Academy, Uttan, on 12-13 March 2016.

Conferences

  • Participated in Two Days National Conference 'Building Bridges' on the theme, 'Role of Academia in Child Rights', on 30-31 October 2018 Organized by Child Resource Centre(CRC) HCM RIPA, Jaipur, Rajasthan. 
  • Participated as Organising Committee Faculty Member for the International Conference on Law and Economics 2015, jointly organised by GNLU, IIM Ahmedabad and IIT Kanpur on 14-15 March 2015.
  • Participated as Organising Committee Faculty Member for the ‘International Conference on India’s Foreign Relations- Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean: Strengthening the Political, Economic, Security and Cultural Prospects’, jointly organised by Centre for Policy and Security Studies, GNLU in collaboration with the Indian Council of World Affairs held on 12-13 September 2014.

Workshops

  • Participated in the Capacity Building Workshop on ‘Role of Legal Stakeholders in Strengthening and the Implementation of the Biological Diversity Act with Special Focus on ABS Provisions’ organised by GNLU through the National Project on Access and Benefit Sharing under the United Nation Environment Programme, Global Environment Facility, Ministry of Environment and Forests (UNEP-GEF-MoEF) with the cooperation of National Biodiversity Authority and in partnership with Gujarat Biodiversity Board held on 16 May 2015. 
  • Participated in the Capacity Building Workshop on ‘Role of Legal Stakeholders in Strengthening and the Implementation of the Biological Diversity Act with Special Focus on ABS Provisions’ organised by GNLU through the National Project on Access and Benefit Sharing under the United Nation Environment Programme, Global Environment Facility, Ministry of Environment and Forests (UNEP-GEF-MoEF) with the cooperation of National Biodiversity Authority and in partnership with Gujarat Biodiversity Board held on 27 September 2014.
  • Participated in national conference on ‘Emerging Issues in the Legal Industry- The Road Ahead’ at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar on 05 September 2010.
Capacity Building Training Programmes

Organised/Participated


Training Programmes

  • Conducted Three Days Training Programme on Law and Society at GNLU, 21-23 July, 2017. 

Refresher Courses

  • Participated in UGC Sponsored Refresher Course in Information and Communication Technology (Multi-Disciplinary) organised by Academic Staff College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad from 02- 22 June 2014. 

Orientation Programmes

  • Participated in UGC Sponsored Orientation Programme organised by Academic Staff College, Bangalore University, Bangalore from 10 June to 07 July 2009. 

Faculty Development Programmes

  • Participated in Faculty Development Programme from 16-21 May 2016 organised at Gujarat National Law University. 
  • Participated in Faculty Development Programme from 02-07 November 2015 organised at Gujarat National Law University. 
  • Participated in two days Workshop and Competition on Social Entrepreneurship organised by Faculty of Social Work, GNLU with the support of Legal Incubation Centre in collaboration with Serve Happiness Foundation on 27-28 March 2015. 
  • Participated in ‘One Day Immersive Workshop on Liberating Structures’ at MICA, Ahmedabad on 11 February, 2014.
  • Participated in Faculty Workshop on ‘Teaching Public Policy, Media and Law’, organized By Jamia Milia Islamia and Central University of Rajasthan on 1-2 November 2012 at Central University of Rajasthan, Kishangarh, Rajasthan.
  • Participated in ‘Addressing Child Malnutrition Issues In India: A Need of the Hour’, Half Day Round Table Conference on 28 July 2012 organized by Centre For Food Security and Agro Economy at Gujarat National Law University.
  • Participated in National Workshop on ‘Legal and Interdisciplinary Field of Research Methodology’ 05-09 September 2012 at Gujarat National Law University.

Short-Term Courses

  • Participated in two day ‘Workshop on the New Juvenile Justice Act and its Gujarat notification Government of Gujarat’, organised by Gujarat State Child Protection Society, Government of Gujarat, at Ahmedabad on 08-09 February 2016.
Visiting Faculty/Guest Lectures/Keynote Address
  • Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar taught Labour Laws in Contemporary Times
  • National Institute of Mass Communication and Journalism, Ahmedabad taught Media and Law. 
  • LJ Institute of Media and Communication, Ahmedabad taught Media and Law. 
  • Raksha Shakti University, Gandhinagar, India taught Terrorism, Naxalism and Economic Offences
  • Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad taught Sociology.
Other Accomplishments

Technical Session Chaired/Co-Chaired

  • Chaired the Session for the two days National Seminar on the theme Relearning Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s Thoughts and Ideology for Reconstructing Contemporary Society organised by Faculty of Social Work, The M S University of Baroda under the aegis of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Chair on 6th and 7th December 2016. 
  • Resource Person for the Curriculum Development Workshop organised by South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (SAILS), BRAC University, Dhaka in collaboration with Centre for Social Justice Ahmedabad on 24th June 2016.
  • Resource Person for two days National Research Workshop on Comprehensive Development of Scheduled Caste belonging to Madhya Pradesh at Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University of Social Sciences (BRAUSS), Mhow on 10-11 June 2016. 
  • Resource Person and moderator at one day National Symposium on the working theme, ‘The Agenda of Inclusive Growth: Locating Social Justice in different Facets of Governance’ at Nirma University on 20th February 2016.
  • Resource Person in the cultural meet on ‘Migrant Literature, Culture and Society: A Discourse on Homeland and Destination’ organised at GNLU in collaboration with G. B. Pant Social Science Institute, Jhusi, Allahabad on the 03rd and 04th January 2016. 
  • Resource Person at Workshop on issues related to cleanliness and quality of life of workers engaged in cleaning occupation organised by Government of Gujarat on 24-25 February 2015.
  • Resource Person at National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar on the theme ‘Anti-ragging Laws’ on 22nd July 2015. 
  • Resource Person at National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar on the theme ‘Curbing Ragging at the Educational Institutes’ on 30th July 2014.
  • Resource Person on ‘One-Day National Consultation on Evolving a curriculum Framework for Law, Poverty And Development Courses in Law Schools’ organized by Centre For Social Justice, Ahmedabad on 02nd September, 2013.
  • Resource Person for the ‘Awareness Camp & Open Hearing Program for Safai Worker (Manual Scavengers)’ at Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation on 31st August 2013.
  • Resource Person on the topic ‘Anti-Ragging at Educational Institutes’ on 24th July 2013 and 29th July 2013 at National Institute Of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar
  • Resource Person as Panel Speaker to discuss on the topic ‘Reforms in the Jail Administration’, sponsored by BPRD, organized at GNLU on 23rd November 2012.
  • Participated for ‘Progress Review of Millennium Development Goals on Education and Health Sector’, A One-Day Seminar 19th October 2012 at Ahmedabad Management Association, organized by Centre for Social Justice, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • Resource Person at One day Workshop on ‘Prevention of Manual Scavenging & Social Protection and Policy for Sewerage and Allied Workers’ organized by KSSM, Government of Gujarat, ESIC, and IIM Ahmedabad on 18th February 2012.
  • Resource Person at National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar on the theme Anti-Corruption on 30th November 2011.
  • Resource person for the Open session on ‘Professionalism in the Prison Management’ on 16th November 2011 for training of Jail Officials organized by BPRD at GNLU.
  • Resource Person at National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar on the theme 'Curbing Ragging at the Educational Institutes' on 02nd August 2011.
  • Resource Person and Panel Speaker to discuss on the topic ‘Reforms in the Jail Administration’ at BPRD seminar, organized at SPIPA, Ahmedabad, on 24th March 2011.

Others

  • Organizing Member of 40th All India Criminology Conference, 19-21 January 2018, at GNLU, Gandhinagar
  • Faculty Coordinator of Second GNLU LSC Interlinking Annual Forum, April 2017.
  • Faculty Coordinator of First GNLU LSC Interlinking Annual Forum, October 2015.
  • Director of Centre for Law and Society.
  • Faculty Coordinator for Remedial Coaching for Under-graduate, Post-graduate for SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layer)/Minority under Merged Scheme of the UGC XII Plan with the Equal Opportunity Cell, GNLU
  • Faculty Member of Moot Court Committee. 
  • Faculty Convener of Legal Service Committee. 
  • Faculty Convener and member of Library Committee for 2012.
  • Faculty Convener of Second GNLU International Moot Court Competition and Moot Court Committee for 2009-10.