Dr. Smitha K.

Dr. Smitha K.

Education

Ph.D. (Sociology), M.A (Sociology), M.S.W., B.Sc. Psychology.

Experience

20 years

Expertise

Sociology, Women Studies, Social Work

Biography

Dr. Smitha K. is currently working as an Assistant Professor in Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida. She has experience of more than 20 years in academics as well as in national and international non-governmental organizations. She has her Ph.D. in Sociology fromMother Teresa Women’s University,Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu. Her thesis topicis “A Study on Accomplishment of Reproductive Rights in the selected units of Kudumbashree”. She has her Mastersin Social Work (2000, Calicut University,Kerala with the First Rank) as well as in Sociology (2002, Calicut University,Kerala). She received her bachelordegree (B.Sc. Psychology) from Calicut University in 1998 with the second rank.

Before starting her career in academics, Dr. Smitha worked with various non-governmental organizations. Her area of interest majorly focuses on issues of women, their development and related policies and programs and their implications. She also has a keen interest and experience in psychology and counseling.

Vision

Ms Smitha’s vision is to provide unconditional support to the students in realising their potential and hidden talents to ensure success in both their professional as well as personal life. She also believes in inculcating values, social sensitiveness and the mentality to serve the people.

Experince

Dr.Smitha began her career in early 2002, as a PGT in Sociology at Sri Sarada Girls Higher Secondary School, Thrissur, Kerala. She worked there until 2006, for four years in this position wherein she taught senior secondary students. Then she joined Society for Advancement of Village Economy, Delhi as Project Director in 2006 and worked there for three years handling the implementations of various projects. In February 2009 she joined as District Programme manager for the district of North-East Delhi, under Samajik Suvidha Sangam- a Project of Govt. of NCT Delhi and continued her service there till September 2012. Before joining Lloyd Law college in 2014 MsSmitha also worked as a consultant with the Ministries of Home Affairs as well as the Ministry of Panchyati Raj.

Roles and Responsbilites

Member-InternalComplaint committee and Campus Disciplinary Committee.

Books, Research and Publication

  • Published a research paper titled “A Sociological Evaluation of The Impacts of Pandemic on Gender Equality in India in Shodhsamhita ISSN 2277- 7067, Volume- IX, Issue-II (I), 2022 (pp. no.48-54).
  • Published a research paper titled “Women’s Empowerment Through Digital Media” in Webology (ISSN: 1735-188X) Volume18, Number 6, 2021, pp. no. 269-273.
  • Published aresearch paper titled “Women andReproductive Rights: An IndianPerspective” in anonline journal ShivShakti International Journal inMultidisciplinary and AcademicResearch (ISSN - 2278 - 5973) Volume 9No. 2 (May - 2021).
  • Published aresearch paper titled ‘Impact of Familyand Social Factors on women’sReproductive Freedom andEmpowerment’ in Sambodhi Journal (Vol-43 Issue-03 July-September 2020, pp. no-899-902) UGC Care Journal with ISSN-2249-6661.
  • Published a research paper titled ‘Reproductive Decision Making and Women Empowerment’ in Dogo Rangsang Research Journal (DRSR-Vol 10 Issue 06 No.02 June 2020, p. no. 152- 164), UGC Care Group -I Journal with ISSN 2347-7180.
  • Published aresearch paper titled ‘GenderStereotyping and Reproductive healthstatus of Indian Women’ in the conferenceproceeding of an international webconference on Women Empowermentthrough Education, Employment &Entrepreneurship (WE Through E 3)organized by the Department of Economics,St. Mary’s College, Thoothukudy, TamilNadu in association with NationalFederation for Entrepreneurship,Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. E ISBN 978-81-942938-3-5, DOI: 10.47059/CIIR/CP20001, pp.no. 75-80. Published a research paper on “Caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease: a qualitative study from the Indian 10/66 Dementia research Network” as a co-author in International Journal of geriatric psychiatry- 2003 Jan;18(1):1-6. doi: 10.1002/gps.649.

International and National Seminar/Conference

  • Presented a research paper titled Gender Stereotyping and Reproductive Health status of Indian Women in the International Web Conference on Women Empowerment through Education, Employment &Entrepreneurship (WEENTREPRENEURSHIP through DISCIPLINE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, EMPLOYABILITYThrough E3) organized by the Department ofEconomics, St. Mary’s College,Thoothukudy, Tamil Nadu in associationwith the National Federation forEntrepreneurship, Coimbatore, TamilNadu on 26 & 27, June 2020.
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Women and Reproductive Rights: An Indian perspective’ in a Two Day National Conference on Emerging Trends &Paradigm Shifts in Social Sciences:Issues and Challenges ETPSSSIC 2020-(Online Mode) organized by Departmentof English & Foreign Languages &Department of Visual Communication,Mother Teresa Women’s University,Kodaikanal held on 26 & 27, June 2020.

Workshops, Faculty Development Programs & Training Programs, Refresher Courses, Short Term Courses

  • One week FDP on the theme “We Lead” Organized by Centre for Learning and Development Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida.
  • 5 Day Global E-FDP on “Unleashing Research Potential: Global Trends and Practices” organized by Office of International Relations, Galgotias University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh held from March 7-11, 2022.
  • 7 day FDP on Gender Sensitization and Gender Equality organized by Department of Youth Welfare and Women Study Centre, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala from September 7-13, 2021.
  • International Virtual International Faculty Development Program on Developing Soft Skills and Personality in Teaching Jointly organised by Lavender Literary Club, India, Cape Comorin Trust, India, Department of English, St. John’s College of Arts and Science, Amandivilai, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India from March 18-22, 2021.
  • 4-Week Induction/Orientation Programmeorganized by Teaching Learning Centre,Ramanujan College, University of Delhiunder the aegis of Ministry of HumanResource Development Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission onTeachers and Teaching for Faculty inUniversities/Colleges/Institutes of HigherEducation; from September 01-September 30, 2020 and obtained a gradeA+.
  • One-Week Online FacultyDevelopment Programme on “A-Z ofWriting & Publication in Scopus-IndexedJournals” organized by Dept. of BasicSciences and Humanities, G M RInstitute of Technology, Rajam, AndhraPradesh, India, during August 16 - 22,2020.
  • 10 days International Gender Sensitization Program on “Women Empowerment for Societal Transformation” organized by the Centre for Women Empowerment and Women Studies, ManonmaniamSundaranar University, August 11-20, 2020.
  • One month online International training program on Research Manuscript drafting and publishing from July 6 - August 6, 2020 organized by Eudoxia Research Centre, India ISO-9001:2015 certified, IAF accredited and certified under MCA, Govt. of India.
  • 7 day OnlineFaculty Development Program onResearch Methodology: Data Analysis,Reporting &Publication Perspectivesorganized by Bharathiar School ofManagement and Entrepreneur Development (BSMED) Bharathiar University, July 20- 26, 2020.
  • National Webinar on“Gender Equality and Women’s Rights”organized by Government CollegeDaman U.T. of Dadra &Nagar Haveliand Daman & Diu.
  • Webinar on ‘CrimeAtrocities and Violence against Women”on July 15, 2020 organized by ICAFILaw School, ICAFI University,Dehradun.
  • Faculty Development Program on Law and Social Sciences, January 2-8, 2019.

membership

  • Life member at Indian Sociological Society