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Faculty - TERI University


Swarup Dutta
Assistant Professor,
Department of Policy Studies

Dr Swarup Dutta is an Anthropologist and joined TERI University as Assistant Professor. Earlier he worked as Consultant in Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Ministry of HRD, Government of India. He holds PhD in Social Anthropology and has profound research experiences in various national and international development organizations. He, along with Professor SK Thorat, Chairman ICSSR and Former Chairman, UGC, and Dr Samar Verma (IDRC, Canada) have edited a Book titled "Social Science Research in India: Status, Issues and Policies". Recently, he has been nominated as Fellow of Royal Anthropological Institute, Great Britain and Ireland. He was also an Associate Fellow in Council for Social Development, New Delhi. His research interests lies in Sustainable development, Agricultural Anthropology, Environmental Anthropology, Tribal and Dalit issues. He has been a visiting Faculty in Department of Environmental Studies, University of Delhi; and National Museum Institute of History of Arts, Conservation and Museology, Ministry of Culture, Government of India.




Educational Qualifications
  •  Ph D, University of Delhi, 2012

  •  M Phil, University of Delhi, 2006

  •  M Sc, University of Delhi, 2004

  •  B Sc, University of Calcutta, 2002

Honors and Awards
Fellow, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland 2016-2017

Member, International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) 2016-17

Life Member, the Indian National Confederation and the Academy of Anthropologists INCAA

Selected Publications
 Dalit Experience of Access to Sanitation with Special Reference to Rural India
Swarup Dutta and Ashok Bharti
Journal of Economic and Social Studies (forthcoming),

 Social Science Research Policy in India
Dutta, S. and Narayanan SV
Status of Social Science Research in India, edited by Sukhadeo Thorat and Samar Verma,

 Access to Drinking Water by Scheduled Castes in Rural India - An Empirical Study
Dutta, S., Behera S., Upadhyay R.
Indian Journal of Human Development, Vol.9(1), pp.115-131,

 Green Revolution Revisited: The Contemporary Agrarian Situation in Punjab, India
Dutta S.
Social Change, June 2012, Volume 42 (2), 229-247,

 Protecting Indigenous Knowledge in the Era of Intellectual Property Right Regime - An Overview
Dutta, S
Perspectives, Vol.1, PGMH Legal Forum's Annual Journal,

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