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Head, GFSRD-Global Centre for Social Enterprises and Civil Society

Dr. Sharmistha Bhattacharjee, Associate Professor and Head of Department of Sociology, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development. She holds a Ph.D. degree in (Sociology) from Visva Bharati Santiniketan, (A Central University & Institute of National Importance) West Bengal, Master of Philosophy (Sociology) from Delhi School of Economics (University of Delhi). post graduate in Sociology from Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University) (First Rank) She has gained 18 years of teaching and research experience from higher education institutions from various parts of the country. She has guided PhD, M.A and BTech students. She is a recipient of Gandhian Practice Model Award in recognition and appreciation for a research paper presented at the International Conference organized by Rajiv Gandhi University (Central University) Arunachal Pradesh in 2021. She has coordinated several training programs on Youth Development across the country. She holds the life memberships of the Indian Sociological Association in India (ISA) the Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health (IASSH), Member of All India Management Association (AIMA) & American Association of International Researchers

At the moment she is the principal investigator of the Research Project titled” A study of usage of Digital transactions by young entrepreneurs and its impact on Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) for running enterprises in Birbhum and Nadia district of West Bengal’

She has published papers in Scopus Indexed /UGC Care Listed/Peer Reviewed National/International journals. She has contributed chapters in edited volumes published by reputed publishers such as Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Macmillan Publishers and Rawat publications. She is an editorial board member for three journals She authored two books entitled “Industrial Sociology” and “Rural Women and their Quality of Life” She has established the Social Enterprise Incubator at RGNIYD in 2019