Weekly Presentations - Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Weekly Presentations

Students from the department share the topics of their interest with the whole community. Typically the talks are held each week on Wednesdays unless there are other activities. 



An ongoing talk




February 19, 2020, Mr. Manzoor Ahmad [Economics]
Title - How Significant is India's Demographic Dividend?


February 12, 2020, Ms. Khushbu Kumari [Linguistics]
Title - Discourse on Education: A Linguistic Perspective


February 5, 2020, Dr. Ram Sateesh [Assistant Professor, Dept. of Architecture & Planning, IIT Roorkee]
Title - Culturally Responsive Built Environments


January 22, 2020, Mr. Ashish Kumar Sonkar [Discipline: Linguistics]
Title - Politeness Phenomena in Language: Face, Honorificity and Politeness Strategy 


January 15, 2020, Mr. Anirudh Shidganesh [Discipline: Psychology]
Title -  Development and Psychometric Properties of a Scale to Measure Perceived Changes during Military to Civilian Transition


January 8, 2020, Ms. Nikita Soni  [Discipline: Economics]
Title -  Gender Inequality in Indian Labour Market: An Overview  


November 6, 2019, Ms. Nobonita Rakshit [Discipline: Eng Lit.]
Title - Migration Mythologies and Re-writing Histories: Redefining the Figure of the ‘Migrant’ in Amitav Ghosh’s Gun Island


October 16, 2019, Mr. Chander Shekhar  [Discipline: Eng Lit.]
Title - Protopia as a Vision for Better Future: A Study of Mark Twain’s Select Writing


September 25, 2019, Ms. Rukmani Mahala [Discipline: Economics]

Title - The Status of Elementary Education in Odisha: An Analysis of Secondary Level Data


September 18, 2019, Ms. Madhur Bhatia [Discipline: Economics]

Title - Executive Remuneration in Indian Banking Industry: Some Stylized Facts


September 11, 2019, Mr. Riyaz Alam [Discipline: Economics]
Title - Ecotourism: Promises and Practices


September 4, 2019, Ms. Meenakshi [Discipline: Eng Lit.]
Title - A Deviant or A Victim of Pervasive Stigmatization: Re-visioning of Wicked Woman in Kavita  Kané’s Lanka’s Princess  


August 28, 2019, Ms. Anjali Bansal [Discipline: Economics]

Title - An Overview of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) India Index

August 21, 2019, Dr. Manish Kumar Asthana [Assistant Prof. of Psychology, Dept. of HSS, IITR]

Title - Research Collaborations

August 14, 2019, Ms. Nalini P. Sharma [Researcher in Chemistry, Invited Speaker] 

Title - Book reading session on her debut novel 'Our Promise of Forever'

August 07, 2019, Mr. Ritesh Kumar [Discipline: Psychology]

Title - The forces that changed the family ideal in colonial India

May 22, 2019, Ms. Ivy Roy Sarkar [English Lit.]  

Title- The Visualscape of the Popular: Viewing the Facescape and Images from Northeast India 


April 3, 2019, Mr. Sudipta Ghosh [Discipline: English]

Title: Representation and Effect of Mimicry in Samares Majumder’s Leaves of Blood


March 27, 2019, Mr. Sahil Bhatia [Discipline: Economics]

Title: Virtual Water Exports: A Curious Case of Punjab, India


March 20, 2019, Mr. Amit Singh [Discipline: Sociology]

Title -  Is the Internet as 'Public Sphere' Truly Democratic?


March 13, 2019, Mr. Sudesh Kumar [Discipline: Sociology]

Title - Forced Displacement and Inequality in India: A Gender Analysis


February 27, 2019, Dr. D. Bharat [Assistant Professor of Economics, Dept of HSS, IITR]

Title - Research Opportunities Abroad


February 20, 2019, Ms. Mrunali Damania [Discipline: Psychology] 

Title - The Psychology of Terrorism


February 06, 2019, Ms. Kannu Priya [Discipline: Psychology] 

Title - Why Meaningful Work? 


January 23, 2019, Ms. Akshi Bajaj  [Discipline: Economics] 

Title - Which Approach is Better for Groundwater Management in India? – Lessons from International Experience


January 16, 2019, Mr. Nitin Bisht  [Discipline: Economics] 

Title- NEET Youth in India: An Overview 


January 9, 2019, Mr. Dinesh Kumar [Discipline: Psychology]

Title - "Indicators of Court Performance in Subordinate Courts"


January 2, 2019, Mr. Nirmal Singh [Discipline: Economics]

Title - "Analysing bank stability in India: Evidence from 2007/08-2016/17"


December 26, 2018, Mr. Sirajul Islam Yazdani [Discipline: Economics]

Title- "Decentralization and Poverty Reduction: Theoretical Linkages and Empirical Evidences" 


December 19, 2018, Ms. Richa [Discipline: Economics]

Title- limate change induced migration: A review of theoretical understanding and empiracal evidences


October 24, 2018, Ms. Itisha Jain [Discipline: Economics; Semester: 2nd]

Title- Higher education in India: at a glance


October 17, 2018, Ms. Shruti Shuvam [Discipline: Economics; Semester: 3rd] 

Title- Are Women Informal Entrepreneur in India Operating at Subsistence Level?


October 10, 2018, Mr. Shidganesh Anirudh Shastri [Discipline: Psychology; Semester: 3rd] 

Title- An Introduction to Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy.


September 19, 2018, Ms. Shabnam Rathee [Discipline: English; Semester: 3rd] 

Title- “I’m not just a me. I’m also a we”: Exploring Intersectionality and Queer Politics and Aesthetics in Netflix’s Sense8


September 12, 2018, Mr. Samar Tyagi [Discipline: Economics; Semester: 3rd] 

Title- Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Practices in the Himalayan Region: A Review 


August 29, 2018, Mr. Nawazuddin Hassan [Discipline: Economics; Semester: 6th] 

Title- Changes in the occupational structure of Indian labor market and representation of Muslims


August 8, 2018, Mr. Vineesh Prakash [Discipline: Economics; Semester: 6th] 

Title- Determinants of Firm Performance in Indian Automotive Components Industry: Evidence from System GMM Model


August 1, 2018, Mr. Manzoor Ahmad [Discipline: Economics; Semester: 3rd] 

Title- Economic Dynamism: Insight’s from “Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation 

Created Jobs, Challenge and Change”.


25 July 2018, Deepabali Bhattacharjee [ Discipline: Economics, Semester 3rd]

Title: Demand Side Bottlenecks in Out-of-Pocket Expenditure on Health Care in India


18 July 2018, Prashant Maurya [Discipline: English; Semester: 2nd ]

Title- How [a]historical is James G. Farrell’sThe Siege of Krishnapur?


6 June 2018, Elisa Mohanty [Discipline: Sociology; Semester: 5th]

Title- Application of Capability Approach to Information Society Contexts: A Study of Women Micro-entrepreneurs


30 May 2018,  Khushbu Kumari [Discipline: Linguistics; Semester: 2nd]

Title- From Grammar to Political/Public Discourse: with special reference to Nominalization and Passivization


23 May 2018,  Devashish Mishra [Discipline: English; Semester: 2nd]

Title- Rasa Siddhanta in Bharat Muni’s Natya Shastra: An overview


16 May 2018,  Divyanshu Kumar Dixit [Discipline: Economics; Semester: 5th]

Title- Delineation of the peri-urban using remotely sensed data: Luminosity as a proxy of urban cells?


09 May 2018, Mayuresh Mishra [ Discipline: Literature (Folklore), Semester 5th]

Title- Theory and History of Folklore in India: An Overview


18 April 2018, Deepshikha Paliwal [Discipline: Psychology; Semester: 5th]

Title- Intuitive Judgments: Heuristics and Biases approach


11 April 2018, Daipavan Dhar [ Discipline: Economics, Semester: 2nd]

Title- Assessing the behavioural pattern of rural credit in selected districts of West Bengal


4 April 2018, Ashish Kumar Sonakar Prayagraj [Discipline: English, Semester:2nd]

Title- Proliferation of Learnability in Optimality Theory


28 March 2018, Bikas Karmakar [Discipline: Fine Arts, Semester: 5th]

Title- Socioeconomic Activities in Late Medieval Bengal: Portrayals on the front facade of Baranagar Temple Cluster‌


21 March 2018, Ritesh Kumar [Discipline: Psychology, Semester: 3rd]

Title-Reinstating the collective self: an argument against the Boomerang Model of Self‌


14 March, 2018, Ankit Nagar [Discipline: Economics, Semester: 5th]

Title- Determinants of Access to Agricultural Extension Services in India: Evidence from NSSO 70th round


07 March, 2018, Sahil Bhatia, [Discipline: Economics, semester:3rd]

Title- Water into Grain: Current challenges in Water-Use Efficiency in Indian Agriculture


07 February 2018, Pushpendra Singh [ Discipline: Economics, Semester: 6th]

Title- Invisible Homebased Workers in Indian Labour Force: Looking through the shades of Capitalism.


03 January 2018, Nirmal Singh [ Discipline: Economics]

Title- Institutional and economic development :What are the links.


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