Global Consortium for International Family Studies



Faculty of Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Prof. Lina Kashyap
Emeritus Professor
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
School of Social Work
Mumbai, India

Contact Information:linakashyap@gmail.com

Biography: Professor (Mrs.) Lina D. Kashyap, Ph.D. was the Deputy Director of Tata Institute of Social Sciences who retired on March 31, 2013 on reaching superannuation. Post retirement, Prof. Kashyap was associated with the Institute as an Emeritus Professor. She has a Master's Degree and Ph.D. Degree in Social work from TISS. After a decade of direct field experience as a professional social worker, Prof. Kashyap joined the Institute's faculty in 1984. From 1994 to 2006, she has been the Head of a Social Work Department at the Institute. Dr. Kashyap initiated the Centre for Disability Studies and Action in the School of Social Work at TISS and has been the Chairperson of the Centre from 2006 till 2008. From 2008 to 2013 she served as the Deputy Director of the Institute. During her tenure as Deputy Director, for a brief period she also held the position of Convener for Research Council and Controller of Examinations at the Institute.
For the last 30 years, she has been training professional social workers, paraprofessional workers and volunteers in the field of family and child welfare and disability Studies. She has taught courses related to social work practice with children, families and people with disabilities and Counselling: Theory and Practice. She has been instrumental in developing a Master's Degree Program in Disability Studies and Action at TISS which has been recognized by the Research Council of India.
She has been on the Advisory Committee of the Editorial Board of "The Indian Journal of Social Work".
She is also currently on the Editorial Board of the "International Journal for Advancement of Counselling" and "International Social Work". She has organized several state, national and international level conferences in the area of child and family practice and disability rehabilitation. Her research and publication in national and international journals are also in the same areas. She has served on a number of international, national and state level committees in the areas of Child Welfare and Development, and Disability Rehabilitation, and was the Vice President of the International Association for Counselling till April 2004. She has coordinated the International Research Seminar for the International Association for counselling which is a one day pre-conference seminar from 1998 up to 2008. Along with teaching in the programme, she is the immediate past Chairperson of the GCIFS.




Prof. Devi Prasad
Centre for Equity for Women Children and Families
School of Social Work
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Mumbai, India

Contact Information: devi.prasad@tiss.edu

Biography: Prof B. Devi Prasad retired as the Chairperson of the Centre for Equity for Women, Children and Families, School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. He has a Master's Degree and Ph.D. Degree in Social Work from Andhra University. He was formerly Director of Centre for Social Studies, Surat. He was earlier teaching at Dept. Of Social Work, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. During the last three decades, he has trained professional social workers; taught courses on Research Methodology, Content Analysis, Participatory Development and carried out research on gender, microcredit, ageing, and family violence. He is chairperson of Laya and People�~@~Ys Action for Research and Development, Visakhapatnam. He is on several academic bodies of social work in India as well as on the boards of several NGOs. He has published widely on Social Work Education, family violence, research methods and third sector. He was Secretary, Association of Schools of Social Work in India for two terms from 1994 to 1998. He served as member on the Advisory Committee of the Editorial Board of The Indian Journal of Social Work, TISS, Mumbai.
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Publications: Devi Prasad, B. (2014). "Social Justice". In David Coghlan and Mary Brydon-Miller (eds.). The Sage Encyclopaedia of Action Research (pp.707-711), London: Sage.

Devi Prasad, B. (2014). Voluntary sector and professional social work: Trends and challenges. In T.K.Nair (Ed.) Social Work Profession in India: Uncertain future. Bangalore: Niruta Publications.

Devi Prasad, B. (2013). Knowledge, Engagement and Higher Education in India. In Bud Hall and Rajesh Tandon (eds). GUNi Report on Higher Education in the World 5 (pp.210-212). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Vijayalakshmi, B and Devi Prasad, B. (2010). Journey with Communities: Engagement with SHGs from Lower Income Neighborhoods in Visakhapatnam. The Indian Journal of Social Work, 71(4) : 485-516.
Devi Prasad, B and Indira Rani, N. (2010). Beyond Micro Finance: The VMSS way. The Indian Journal of Social Work, 71(4) : 551-576.

Devi Prasad, B., Khasgiwala, A and Vaswani, D. (2009). Families in difficult situations. The Indian Journal of Social Work, 70(2), 2009: 191-218.

Devi Prasad, B. (2008). Content analysis: A method of Social Science Research, In D.K. Lal Das and V. Bhaskaran (eds) Research Methods for Social Work (pp.174-193), New Delhi: Rawat Publications.

Devi Prasad, B. (2003). "The making of civil society". In A.K. Lal, (Ed.). Social exclusion: Essays in honour of Bindeswar Pathak, Vol. I & II (pp.111-117), New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company.




Prof. Srilatha Juvva
Professor
Centre for Disability Studies and Action
School of Social Work
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Mumbai, India

Contact Information: juvvas@tiss.edu

Biography: She is an Associate Professor of Centre for Disability Studies and Action in School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. She has Master's Degree from Chennai and M.Phil. from Bangalore. She has a PhD from NIMHANS, Bangalore. Her research interests are: Mental health, Disability, Family therapy and Disaster mental health. Her teaching courses are related to Social Group Work, Psychiatric Information, Seminar on Advanced Psychiatry, Therapeutic work with individuals, Groups and Families, Social Work Intervention with families of Disabled Children. She has done research on "Home based rehabilitation for persons with mental illness, Disaster mental health".




Prof. Aruna Khasgiwala
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
School of Social Work
Mumbai, India

Contact Information: aruna.khasgiwala@gmail.com


Biography: She is a retired Professor and was Dean & Head at Faculty of Social Work, The M.S. University of Baroda, Gujarat. She taught in the University for 38 Years. Her Ph.D. work was on Families focusing on family dynamics. Her special interest areas are Human Behaviour, Mental Health, child rights, counselling particularly Marital & family counselling and HIV/AIDS counselling. She has guided about 12 students for their Ph.D. work and many post graduate students for their research. She is a Master trainer for Family counselling & HIV/ AIDS counselling. She has carried out many academic assignments at University, local, national & International level. At present she is an adjunct Faculty at TISS, Mumbai.




Dr.Madhura Nagchoudhuri
Assistant Professor
Centre for Disability Studies and Action
School of Social Work
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Mumbai, India

Contact Information: madhuranag@tiss.edu

Biography: She is an Assistant Professor of Centre for Disability Studies and Action in School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. She has Master's Degree in Social Work from Mumbai University. She has completed Ph.D. Degree at Washington University in St.Louis, USA.

Publications: Nagchoudhuri, M. (2012). Need for using an Anti-Oppressive lens for training Disability Social Workers. Bharathidasan University Journal of Science and Technology, 3 (1).

Nagchoudhuri, M., McBride, A.M., Thirupathy, P., Morrow-Howell, N. & Tang, F.(2005). Maximizing Elder Volunteerism: Incentives & Facilitation. International Journal of Volunteer Administration.

Thirupathy, P., McBride, A.M., Nagchoudhuri. M., Tang, F., & Morrow-Howell, N. (2005) Institutional capacity for elder service and volunteering: Focus group results, research report. St. Louis: Center for Social Development, Washington University.

Morrow-Howell, N., Hinterlong, J., Sherraden, M., Tang, F. Thirupathy, P., & Nagchoudhuri, M. (2003). Institutional Capacity for Elder service. Social Development Issues, 25(1/2).

Project : ICBR Project, Karjat, Maharashtra, India's Inclusive Community Rehabilitation Project which is a project of the CDSA where Dr. Madhura Nagchoudhuri is a Deputy Director of the same.




Dr. Mahima Nayar
Assistant Professor
Centre for Equity for Women, Children and Families
School of Social Work
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Mumbai, India

Contact Information: mahima.nayar@tiss.edu

Biography: She is an Assistant Professor of Centre for Equity for Women, Children and Families in School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. She has Master's Degree in Social Work from TISS. She has done M.Phil. in Psychiatric Social Work from National Institute of Mental Health Neurosciences, Bangalore and Ph.D from Jawaharlal Nehru Univerversity, Delhi. Her key competencies include a background and understanding of inter-disciplinary approaches specifically in the context of women, child and disability rights. Her areas of interest include Family, gender, disability studies, community mental health.





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