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Dr. Saumya

Assistant Professor

Dr. Saumya is an Assistant Professor at School of Social Work, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi, India. She did her Bachelors in Sociology from Miranda House and Masters in Social Work at Department of Social Work, University of Delhi (was awarded University Gold Medal) followed by a year of policy research at Action Aid, Chhattisgarh, India in the area of ‘Right to Food’.

She holds a Ph.D degree in Social Work from University of Delhi, and was recipient of Junior & Senior Research Fellowship from UGC between 2003 and 2006. Prior to joining IGNOU, she taught at University of Delhi as Lecturer in Department of Social Work.

She has received Visiting Fellowship to Shanghai Open University, China in 2014 and Commonwealth Fellowship in 2018. She has won 2018 Young Innovator Award for her paper at 32nd Annual Conference of The Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU). She has received research project grant under 2019 ICSSR IMPRESS (Impactful Policy Research in Social Science) Scheme for her research proposal on Impact of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on Rural Health and Hygiene Practices. She has published books and many articles and presented several papers in national and international seminars.

Her academic and research interests include Open and Distance Learning, tribal issues, communalism, and Community Organization.

Official Address:
Room No. 6,
Maidan Gardhi,
 New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India
  011- 29571696
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