Prof. (Dr) Tapan R. Mohanty is the Dean, Department of Distance Education and Professor of Sociology of Law at NLIU, Bhopal. He is an Erasmus Mundus Fellow, ICSSR doctoral fellow and a former research fellow of Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF, GoI). He has a master degree in sociology as well as in law. He did his doctorate from JNU and his thesis is as ‘Culture, Development and Entrepreneurship: A Study of Silk Traders of Chanderi’. He had four major research projects to his credit on diverse issues like educational management (NUEPA), Bhopal Gas Tragedy (World Bank and MoEF), Engendering Criminal Law (NCW) and Implementation of PCPNDT Act (UNFPA), Rajiv Gandhi Advocates Training Scheme (Ministry of Law, Govt. of India).
He has more than 60 research articles to his credit published in international and national referred journals viz. Curriculum and Teaching, Economic and Political Weekly, Vikalpa, Sociological Bulletin, Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, Journal of Indian Institute of Public Administration, Bangladesh Journal of Development Studies, Neetisurethi (Sri Lanka), Bangladesh Journal of Development Studies, Mainstream to name a few.
He is the member of State Supervisory Board of Implementation of PCPNDT Act in Madhya Pradesh, a former member of Executive Committee of NLIU, Bhopal and Member of Board of Studies at three premier Universities of country. He is a life member of Indian Sociological Society, Indian Society of Criminology, and member of Research Committee of Sociology of Law of International Sociological Association (Madrid, Spain).
During the last few years he has worked extensively in the areas of globalization, tribal development and culture of consumption besides Sociology of Law.
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