VALERIE DKHAR Assistant Professor

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  • Department of Anthropology
  • School of Social Sciences & International Studies
  • valz2203@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 Ph.D Anthropology North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong 2010
2 Post Graduation Cultural Anthropology North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong 2001
3 Under Graguation Zoology North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong 1999

Area of Specializaion

Cultural Anthropology, Ecological Anthropology

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
1 Best Teacher Award REGIONAL Pondicherry University 2022 Certificate
2 Best Teacher Award REGIONAL Pondicherry University 2016 Certificate
3 Best Teacher Award REGIONAL Pondicherry University 2012 Certificate
4 Best Teacher Award REGIONAL Pondicherry University 2011 Certificate
5 Best Teacher Award REGIONAL Pondicherry University 2010 Certificate
6 University 1st Class 1st Rank Holder in Cultural Anthropology REGIONAL North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya 2001 Certificate
7 Junior Research Fellow - JRF NATIONAL UGC 2000 Certificate

Teaching Experience

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1 Assistant Professor Anthropology Pondicherry University

Research Experience

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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 Citation Behavior of Pondicherry University Faculty in Digital Environment: A Survey M. Singson, S.K. Sunny, S. Thiyagarajan, V. Dkhar Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication Vol. 69, No. 4/5, pp. 363-375 2020 -
2 The Role of Social Taboos in Natural Resource Management Valerie Dkhar Research Chronicler Volume VII, Issue IV, pp. 11-16 2019 -
3 Indigenous Rights and Natural resource Governance in India Valerie Dkhar International Journal of Research in Social Sciences April, Vol 9, Issue 4, pp. 1051-1063 2019 -
4 The Significance and Importance of Indigenous Ecological Knowledge Valerie Dkhar South Asian Journal of Socio-political Studies Vol XIX, No. 2, pp. 91-93 2019 3.1028
5 Multicultural Voices in Environmental Education: Relevance and Importance Valerie Dkhar International Journal of Research in Social Sciences Vol 9, Issue 3, pp. 634-639 2019 -
6 Co-management Regimes: Canada’s Aboriginal Population and the Co-management of Natural Resources Valerie Dkhar Research Chronicler October, Vol VI Issue X, pp. 101-108 2018 -
7 4. Teachers’ Attitude towards Inclusion: A Literature Review Valerie Dkhar Research Process, International Journal of the Social Research Foundation Jan-June, Jul-Dec, Vol. 5, No. 1 & 2, pp. 57-67 2017 -
8 Perceptions of Open Access Publishing by Faculty at Pondicherry University: A Survey. M. Singson, M. Gnanaselvi Joy, S. Thiyagarajan, Valerie Dkhar International Information & Library Review Vol 47, Issue 1-2, 1-10 2015 0.7
9 The Changing Dynamics of Gender Relations in Cash Crop Production Valerie Dkhar Research Process: An International Journal of the Social Research Foundation Vol. 3 No. 1, 44-50 2015 -
10 Indigenous Knowledge and Biodiversity Conservation: Sacred Groves of India Valerie Dkhar South Asian Journal of Socio-Political Studies Vol. XV No. 2, 103-107 2015 3.1028

Papers Published in Non UGC Approved 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 Co-Management of Natural Resources: Joint Forest Management in India Valerie Dkhar Journal of Research, Extension and Development Vol. 4, No. 7, 2319-1899 2016 -
2 Women Empowerment through Self Help Groups in India Valerie Dkhar Research Innovator Volume II, Issue VI, 1-7 2015 0.887
3 Tribal Economy: A Study on the Kolams of Birsaipet, Andhra Pradesh Valerie Dkhar, Mehala S.A. Frontier Anthropology Vol. 2, 65-74 2013 -

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 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Environment Policies Valerie Dkhar Make in India and MSMEs, MJP Publishers 1 2017
2 A Review of Teacher Education towards Inclusion: An International Perspective Valerie Dkhar Teacher Education Practices: Innovative Trend, MJP Publishers 93-97 2014

Books

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Chapters in Books

S.No Title of the Chapters Name of the Authors Title of the Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 On the ‘Quest’ of self-identity and self-discovery Valerie Dkhar Doing Autoethnography Serials Publications 2016 8183876722
2 Status of Women in Tribal Societies Valerie Dkhar Women of Disadvantaged Groups: Status and Empowerment Serials Publications 2011 978-81-8387-426-7

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.,

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Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre
1 2022 M.A. 7 Anthropology
2 2021 M.A. 7 Anthropology
3 2020 M.A. 5 Anthropology
4 2019 M.A. 5 Anthropology
5 2018 M.A. 1 Anthropology
6 2017 M.A. 3 Anthropology
7 2016 M.A. 1 Anthropology
8 2015 M.A. 2 Anthropology
9 2014 M.A. 2 Anthropology
10 2013 M.A. 3 Anthropology
11 2012 M.A. 2 Anthropology
12 2012 M.PHIL 2 Anthropology
13 2011 M.A. 2 Anthropology
14 2010 M.A. 3 Anthropology
15 2009 M.A. 3 Anthropology
16 2008 M.A. 2 Anthropology
17 2007 M.A. 1 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 LAKSHMIKANTH UPPU 10-08-2016 1600101002 Anthropology of Fishing: A Socio-Economic Analysis of the Fishing Communities of Kolleru Lake, Andhra Pradesh NO NO
2 RASHMI SNIGDHA ROUT 04-08-2016 1600101004 Ecology of Gandhamardhan Hills of Odisha: An Anthropological Investigation into Tribal Dynamics, Resource Appropriation and The Management of the Commons NO NO
3 SAGAR KODI 26-08-2019 1900101003 Livelihood Pattern of the Chenchus of Nallamala Forest: A Study of Continuity and Change NO NO
4 SYED AYAAN ALAM 02-02-2021 2000101001 Entrepreneurship and Identity Construction: An Anthropological Study on Ethnic Entreprises of the Chinese Diaspora in Kolkata NO NO

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

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Financial assistance availed to attend conferences / workshops and to pay membership fee
of professional bodies during the year

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E-Lecture Details

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Content/Module Title Institution/Platform Year Weblink

Details of Online Education Conducted

S.No Nature of Online Course No. of Sessions Target Group Date
1 Tribal Development II Semester PG I Year 17-03-2020
2 Basic Concepts of Social Anthropology II Semester Soft Core 17-03-2020
3 Ecological Anthropology III Semester PG II Year 03-08-2020
4 Introduction to Social-Cultural Anthropology I Semester PG I Year 10-11-2020
5 Tribal Development II Semester PG I Year 16-03-2021
6 Introduction to Physical Anthropology II Semester PG I Year 16-03-2021
7 Ecological Anthropology III Semester PG II Year 18-08-2021
8 Tribal Development II Semester PG I Year 25-03-2022

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 Impact of Covid-19 on the Health of the Chenchus of Nallamala Hills of Andhra Pradesh Seminar PG Dept. of Economics, Govt. Arts College for Men, Nandanam, Chennai National 19-10-2022 19-10-2022 2022
2 Gender, Matriliny and Traditional Khasi Polity: Continuity and Change Webinar United India Anthropology Forum International 30-04-2022 30-04-2022 2022
3 Ecosystem Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods Webinar United India Anthropology Forum in collaboration with Indian Institute of Bio -Social Research and D International 28-07-2021 28-07-2021 2021
4 The Importance of Indigenous Ecological Knowledge in Climate Change Discourse: An Anthropological An Training Programme UGC-HRDC, Pondicherry University National 27-08-2021 27-08-2021 2021
5 Cultural Ecology and Neoevolutionism Workshop Department of Anthropology, IGNOU, New Delhi National 24-08-2021 24-08-2021 2021
6 Qualitative Research Methods in Anthropology Training Programme School of Education, Pondicherry University National 09-12-2019 09-12-2019 2019
7 Multicultural Voices in Environmental Education Conference Department of English, Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore International 27-10-2018 28-10-2018 2018
8 Problems and Needs of the Excluded Communities Training Programme Centre for Dalit and Subaltern Studies, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriper National 10-10-2017 10-10-2017 2017
9 Anthropological Methods Workshop School of Performing Arts, Pondicherry University University 09-10-2017 09-10-2017 2017
10 Human Rights and Natural Resource Governance: An Indian Perspective Seminar Political Science & Public Administration Wing, DDE, Annamalai University & ICSSR, New Delhi International 29-03-2016 30-03-2016 2016
11 Multicultural Environmental Education: An Overview Conference C.K. College of Education, Cuddalore National 18-03-2016 19-03-2016 2016
12 10. Inclusive Education in India: Challenges and Prospects Conference C.K. College of Education, Cuddalore National 18-03-2016 19-03-2016 2016
13 Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises and Environment Policies: An Indian Perspective Seminar Department of International Business, Pondicherry University & ICSSR, New Delhi National 04-02-2016 05-02-2016 2016
14 Canada's Indigenous Population and the Co-Management of Natural Resources Conference PG & Research Department of English, St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirapalli & Indian Association for C International 01-02-2016 01-02-2016 2016
15 Impact of ICT on Entrepreneurialship: Khasi Women Entrepreneurs of India Seminar Women Entrepreneurs in the Knowledge Era, Department of Economics, Pondicherry University National 05-11-2015 06-11-2015 2015
16 6. A Review of Teacher Education towards Inclusion: An International Perspective Seminar School of Education, Pondicherry University International 20-08-2014 22-08-2014 2014
17 Health Status of Fisherwomen in Pillaichavady, Puducherry Seminar Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati National 26-06-2013 27-06-2013 2013
18 Women Empowerment through HOPE Seminar Centre for Women Studies, Pondicherry University National 14-12-2012 15-12-2012 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 Quiz Competition, Janjatiya Gaurav Divas Ministry of Tribal Affairs, New Delhi & Pondicherry University Pondicherry University. 1 day University 15-11-2022 15-11-2022 2022
2 Janjatiya Gaurav Divas Department of Anthropology, Pondicherry University Department of Anthropology, Pondicherry University. 1 day University Level 20-11-2021 20-11-2021 2021
3 The Predicament of India’s Indigenous peoples: Call for Concerted Action” - International Day of Department of Anthropology, Pondicherry University Webinar. 1 day National 09-08-2020 09-08-2020 2020
4 International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples Department of Anthropology, Pondicherry University Department of Anthropology, Pondicherry University. 1 day University Level 09-08-2018 09-08-2018 2018

Workshop Organized

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Administrative Responsibilities in the Government and Quasi Government Agencies

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Affiliation in Academic Bodies/Societies

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1 United Indian Anthropology Forum Founding member 2021
2 Life Member of the Indian Anthropological Association Member 2014

Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

S.No Name of the Position (Head, Dean, Co-ordinator, Director, etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Fieldwork Supervisor for PG students to Diengpasoh village, Meghalaya, North-East India 24-12-2008 to 18-01-2009 Training students in ethnographic data collection
2 Fieldwork Supervisor for PG students to Kariyalur Village, Kalrayan Hills, Tamil Nadu 06- 02-2014 to 26-02-2014 Training students in ethnographic data collection
3 Fieldwork Supervisor for PG students to Mattakere village, Mysuru District, Karnataka 07-03- 2016 to 29-03-2016 Training students in ethnographic data collection
4 Fieldwork Supervisor for PG students to Basavanagiri Hadi, Mysuru District, Karnataka 04-04- 2017 to 29-04-2017 Training students in ethnographic data collection
5 Fieldwork Supervisor for PG students to Nallanpillaipetral Village, Gingee Taluk, Villipuram Distric 26.02.2018 to Training students in ethnographic data collection
6 Fieldwork Supervisor for PG students to Thrissileri Village, Wayanad District, Kerala 16.02.2019 to 04.03.2019 Training students in ethnographic data collection
7 Fieldwork Supervisor for PG students to Sitheri village, Sitheri Hills, Dharmapuri District, Tamil N 12.03.2020 to 16.03.2020 Training students in ethnographic data collection
8 External Committee member, Physical Stock/Assets Verification Committee, Department of Social Work, 2019 Administrative
9 External Committee member, Physical Stock/Assets Verification Committee, Department of Social Work, 2022 Administrative
10 Member, School Board in Social Sciences and International Studies, Pondicherry University 2008-2011 Academic
11 Member, PG Board of Studies, Department of History, Pondicherry University 2016-2019 Academic
12 Member, PG Board of Studies, Department of Social Work, Pondicherry University 2016-2019 Academic
13 Member, PG Board of Studies, Department of Sociology, Pondicherry University 2016-2019 Academic
14 Member, PG Board of Studies, Department of Politics and International Studies , Pondicherry Universi 2016-2019 Academic
15 Member, PG Board of Studies in Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Pondicherry University 2006-2016 Academic
16 Member, Students’ Grievances Redressal Committee, Pondicherry University 2015-2017 Administrative
17 Observer, CBSE-AIPMT Examination, Chennai 2015 Administrative
18 PG Admission Coordinator 2016 Administrative
19 Coordinator for Entrance Examination Question Papers Setting 2016 Academic

Participation & Extension Activities (Co-Curricular)

S.No Name of the Position (NSS, NCC, Warden etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Warden, Madam Curie Hostel 2016-2019 Administrative
2 Mess Warden, Madam Curie Hostel 2016-2019 Administrative
3 Warden, Foreign Hostel (Girls) 2016-2019 Administrative
4 Election Officer - Student Council Election - School level October 2017 Election duty
5 Election Officer - Student Council Election - University level October 2017 Election duty
6 Election Officer - Student Council Election - School level 2018 Election duty
7 Election Officer - Student Council Election - University level 2018 Election duty
8 Hostel Admission Committee PG & PhD 2016 Administrative
9 Hostel Admission Committee PG, PhD & Foreign Hostel (Girls) 2017 Administrative
10 Hostel Admission Committee PG, PhD & Foreign Hostel (Girls) 2018 Administrative
11 Hostel Day Committee Member 2016 Administrative
12 Hostel Day Committee Member 2017 Administrative
13 Hostel Day Committee Member 2018 Administrative
14 Mess Tender Committee Invited Member 2018 Administrative

Collaboration with Institution/Industry

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

S.No Title of the FDP Organiser Venue Duration From Date To Date Year
1 E-Training Programme on Biodiversity Governance in India National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Ministry of Rural Development, Hyderabad Virtual Mode 5 days 30-07-2021 03-08-2021 2021
2 E-Training Programme on Managing Biodiversity by the Panchayati Raj Institutions National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Ministry of Rural Development, Hyderabad Virtual Mode 5 days 21-06-2021 25-06-2021 2021
3 The Craft of Research Methodology: Advances and Applications Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi Virtual Mode 3 days 27-07-2020 29-07-2020 2020
4 Online workshop on “Effective Remote Teaching & Learning : Tools and Techniques Department of Computer Science, Pondicherry University Pondicherry University 6 days 27-07-2020 01-08-2020 2020
5 Virtual Faculty Development Workshop on Enhancing ICT Skills of Educators for Blended and Online Teaching Ramanujan School of Mathematical Sciences in collaboration with Educational Multimedia Research Cent Pondicherry University 12 days 21-07-2020 01-08-2020 2020
6 Training of Trainers for Teachers in Higher Education UGC-HRDC, Pondicherry University Pondicherry University 1 day 06-09-2019 06-09-2019 2019
7 National Workshop on Statistical Analysis for Business Research Department of Management Studies, Pondicherry University Pondicherry University 8 days 03-01-2018 10-01-2018 2018
8 One Week Trainers of Training programme on Career Guidance and Counseling for Teachers in Higher Education Psychological Counseling Centre, Department of Applied Psychology, Pondicherry University and Rajiv Pondicherry University 5 days 22-02-2016 26-02-2016 2016
9 Elsevier Author Workshop Ananda Rangapillai Library, Pondicherry University Pondicherry University 1 day 20-01-2015 20-01-2015 2015
10 Refresher Course UGC – Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University Pondicherry University 21 days 27-06-2015 17-07-2015 2015
11 National workshop on How to use A-VIEW, National Misssion on Education through ICT (MHRD): NME-ICT Computer Centre, Pondicherry University Pondicherry University 1 day 11-12-2013 11-12-2013 2013
12 UGC-Sponsored National workshop on Role of Universities and Colleges in Human Resource Development – Beyond Curriculum KMCPGS, Puducherry and Department of Computer, Pondicherry University Pondicherry University 1 day 06-09-2013 06-09-2013 2013
13 Methodology Workshop and Training Programme on The Use of Statistical Software (SPSS) Department of Statistics, Pondicherry University Pondicherry University 2 days 16-03-2010 17-03-2010 2010
14 Refresher Course UGC – Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University Pondicherry University 21 days 03-12-2009 23-12-2009 2009
15 Orientation Course UGC – Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University Pondicherry University 28 days 24-05-2007 20-06-2007 2007

Details of Executive Development Prog/Management Development Prog. conducted

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Participation in IMPESS, IMPRINT, SPARC, STARS, LEAP Programme etc and DSF Funding Programme

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Enrolment under ARPIT Programme

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