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Updated on 15 Oct, 2019

Dr. SK Palit

Associate Professor

After graduating in Physics with honours, Dr. Soumya Kanti Palit did his Masters, M.Phil and Ph.D in Sociology from Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. In the year 1985 he was awarded the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). For quite some time he was actively involved with various NGOs prior to his engagement in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). In January 1996 he joined IGNOU as a Lecturer in Rural Development. In 2008 he became an Associate Professor. He has been the Discipline Coordinator for many years. In 2007 he developed an elective on Entrepreneurship and Rural Development, of six credits, for the Masters Programme in Rural Development (MARD). In 2008 he Coordinated a National Seminar, on “Rural Development : Issues and Challenges”, which was well participated and attended by various Research Scholars and Academics. Recently, he has published two books which were based on his earlier works. One is “Caste System in India and Nepal : A Comparative Study”. The other is “Social and Cultural Matrix of Industrial Entrepreneurship : A Case Study of Selected Small Scale Industries in Orissa”. At present he is involved in developing Post Graduate Diploma/Masters Programme in Rural Entrepreneurship and Management for IGNOU.



Official Address:
School of Continuing Education,
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU),
Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India