Faculty Member

Prasanta kumar Ghosh

Social Work



Office: Department of Social Work, Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan-731236, Dist-Birbhum, West Bengal.

Email: prasanta1958@gmail.com

• Ph.D. Visva-Bharati, West Bengal, 1996
• M.A. Social Work, Indore School of Social Work, University of Indore. M.P., 1981
• B.S.W. (Hons.), Department of Social Work, Visva-Bharati, West Bengal, 1979

• Worked as Lecturer and Sr. Lecturer at Deptt. Of Social Work, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan from February 1988 to June 1997.
• Undertook the position of Reader, Department of Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, TISS from July 1997 to June 1999.
• Working as Principal, Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Visva Bharati since July 2005 onwards.

• Worked as Labour Officer in Walchand Group Industries, Mumbai from January 1982 to October 1984.
• Worked as Personnel Officer at Durgapur Projects Ltd., Durgapur from November 1984 to July 1987.
• Undertook responsibility of Conciliation and Enforcement Officer at Ministry of Labour, Govt. of India from August 1987 to January 1988.
• Remained the Head of Department of Social Work, Visva-Bharati from May 2000 to March 2003 and 2009 to 2011.

• ‘Sriniketan: from Experiment to Experience, pp-1-65, PRIA, New Delhi, 30 September 2002. Sponsored by Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, U.K.
• Impact Evaluation Study of the Programme run by cini-ASHA for the Children of Sex Workers at Rambagan, pp-1-55, CINI-ASHA, August 2003, Calcutta.
• Situational Analysis of the Street Children Living on and Around the Railway Platforms in Sealdah, pp-1-47, CINI-ASHA, November 2003, Calcutta.

• Presented paper titled “Human Resource Development in the Unorganised sector - Strategies and Interventions” in the refresher course of UGC in Department of Social Work, Visva-Bharati, 2001.
• An article entitled “Sustainable Development through Tagore’s Philosophy of Rural Reconstruction” presented in IUCISD seminar in Istanbul, Turkey in June 2001.
• Presented papers and participated at the conference on Practice Research Engagement (PRE) organized by PRIA, New Delhi, February, 2002.
• Presented a Case Study on a Small Business Enterprise at the International Conference on Corporate Citizenship –with focus on Small and Medium Enterprises organized by Centre for Social Markets, CSM, U.K, - held in Nov. 2003 in Kolkata.
• Chaired a session at the second International conference on Citizenship, Participation and Governance – Voice of the Dalits held in Hyderabad in February 2004.
• Presented a research Paper titled ‘The Crèche for the Wrecked Childhood” at the Dominican University, Chicago and the University of Illinois, May & June 2006.
• Presented a research paper titled “The street Children of Kolkata” at the Mandel School of Social Sciences, CWRU, Cleveland, & Monmouth University, New Jersey, USA,
• Taught a Paper on Social Work and Social Development in India, at the School of Social Work, UOI-Urbana Champaign, USA during May-June 2008.

• NGO Profile- Amar Kutir Society, Social Welfare, Vol.44, No.11, February 1998, pp-33-36, Central Social Welfare Board, New Delhi.
• Trade Union Movement: Experience from the past and looking to the future, Personnel Today, Vol, XX.No.1, 1999, pp-31-37, National Institute of Personnel Management, Calcutta.
• Agency Response to Social Work Practicum, BSWE-005, Introduction to HIV/AIDS, Supplementary Reading Materials, pp-72-83, IGNOU, New Delhi, 2005.
• A Book Chapter on 'Appraising Employees in NGOs: A New Trend of Performance Management’, pp-193-205, (Ed. 'NGOs in Globalization Era: Developmental and Organizational Facets', Rawat Publication, Jaipur, 2008.
• CORPORATE Social Responsibility or Responsiveness –A Journey from Corporate Philanthropy to Corporate RESPONSIBILITY, Reading materials for MSW students published by IGNOU, New Delhi, 2010.
• Non-Profit Donor Agency: Reading materials for MSW students published by IGNOU, New Delhi, 2011.
• Reviewed the Book titled ‘Value for Money? Impact of Small Enterprise Development, by Harper and Finnegan 1998, New Delhi. Oxford and IBH Publishing Company Ltd. Indian Journal of Social Work, Vol-60, Issue 3, 1999.

• School of Social Work, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA, 2008 • Graduate School of Social Work, Dominican University, Chicago, USA, 2006 & 2008 • Nehru International Fulbright Fellow on Academic Administration -2012.

• Two scholars have already been awarded Ph.D. under my supervision and five scholars are working at present.

• Life member of National Institute Personnel Management, (NIPM), India.
• Life member of Indian Institute Public Administration, (IIPA), a Govt. of India Institute, New Delhi.
• Life Member of Amar Kutir Society for Rural Development, Sriniketan, Birbhum, W.B. India.
• Life member, National Association of Professional Social Workers in India, (NAPSWI), New Delhi.

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