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Updated on 29 Jul, 2019


Prof. Rashmi Sinha

Chairperson

Prof Rashmi Sinha joined IGNOU in 2010 as Reader, Discipline of Anthropology, School of Social Sciences. She was Programme Coordinator for Masters in Anthropology and PhD in Anthropology till 2018 and Coordinator for Bachelors Degree Program till 2019. She is Programme Coordinator for soon to be launched Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Anthropology. For the Masters programme, she is the course coordinator of two courses, Physical Anthropology and Human Growth and Development. She is also course coordinator of the core courses Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Fundamentals of Human Origin and Evolution, Human Growth and Development, Forensic Anthropology and the elective course Physiological Anthropology, for the soon to be launched B.Sc. (Hons) Anthropology under UGC’s Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) and the course on Fundamentals of Biological Anthropology for B.A. General. Prof. Sinha is Coordinator for the course Physiology and Sports Anthropology for UGC’s E-PG pathshala. 

Prof. Rashmi Sinha is an alumnus of University of Delhi, received JRF/ Indian Council of Medical Research for pursuing her PhD which was awarded from same university. She has been recipient of Post Doctoral Fellowship from University Grants Commission has also worked under the Women Scientist Scheme in the Department of Science and Technology. Her area of specialization is Growth and Development, Nutritional Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology, Human Physiology and Obesity research in Physical Anthropology. Prof. Sinha is on Editorial Board-Area Editor (Social Sciences), Everyman’s Science-A publication of Indian Science Congress Association.  Prof. Sinha was an Ad-hoc Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, Delhi. To her credit she has publications in National and International Journals of repute and also presented papers in national and international conferences/seminars. She has three edited books to her credit: Obesity: A multidimensional approach to contemporary global issue, Anthropology and Health and Issues and Perspectives in Anthropology. Prof. Sinha was awarded Teaching and Research Career Achievement Award in 2018; she is also Member, Academic Council for the National Resource Centre (NRC) in Anthropology.

 

      EDUCATION:

 

 

Doctor of Philosophy (subject) year

Name of the University: University of Delhi

Discipline: Anthropology

Doctoral Research Topic: A study of the trends in Obesity and leanness among Punjabi Families

Academic Achievement: if any

Master of Philosophy (subject) year

Name of the university NA

Discipline:

Dissertation Topic:

Academic Achievement: if any

Master of Arts (Subject)  year

Name of the university: University of Delhi

Discipline: Anthropology

Academic Achievement:

Bachelor of Arts (Subject) year

Name of the university: University of Delhi

Academic Achievement:

WORK EXPERIENCE: 18 years

INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS: NIL

FELLOWSHIP/ AWARDS: 

Sl.No.

Name of the Fellowship/Awards

Granting/ Awarding Institution

Year

  1.  

  Junior Research Fellowship

Indian Council of Medical Research

February 1982-August 1986

  1.  

Research Associate

University Grants Commission

May 1995- April 1998

  1.  

Part Time Research Associate for Women

University Grants Commission

April 2004-May 2006

  1.  

Principal Investigator/WOS-A

Department of Science and Technology

June, 2006 – May 2009

  1.  

Principal Investigator/ WOS-B

Department of Science and Technology

April 2010- August 2010

  1.  

Teaching and Research

Career Achievement

Award 2018

Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, Delhi.

October 26, 2018

PUBLICATIONS: (draft template is given below)

BOOKS:03 (edited) = 03

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS:  02 + 05 (e pg pathshala)

RESEARCH PAPERS: 21+ 04 (Editorial)

POLICY DOCUMENTS: Nil

UNITS WRITTEN: 18

 

S. No.

Chairperson/ Member of Committee

Name of the Committee

Date/ period

 

1.       

School Convener, New Delhi

 

School of Social Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University

2011-2012

2.       

Joint Secretary, IGNOU Literary and Cultural Forum

Indira Gandhi National Open University

2012

3.       

Member Jury, Young Scientist Congress

M P Council of Science and Technology in Bhopal

2012-2013

4.       

Expert Committee

Bhasha Research and Publication Centre

2013

5.       

Subject Expert for Guest Faculty Selection

Central University, Ranchi. Jharkhand

2013

6.       

  Examination activity

 

 

Union Public Service Commission,

New Delhi

2014

7.       

Member Selection Committee

Staff Selection Board, New Delhi

2014 - 2016

8.       

Observer,

OPENMAT and

PhD Entrance

Exam

RC Ranchi, Indira Gandhi National Open University

 

2014

9.       

Member

Sectional Committee of the Section Anthropological and Behavioral Sciences

2014-2015

10.   

Expert  Academic Preview Committee

Consortium of Educational

 Communication, New Delhi

2015

11.   

Area Editor

Everyman’s Science, Indian Science Congress Association

2015-2016

12.   

Flying Squad

Indira Gandhi National Open University

2016

13.   

Member, Editorial Team

Indian Journal of Open Learning

2018

14.   

Member

Academic Council for the National Resource Centre (NRC) in Anthropology

2018

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODY/ STATUTORY BODY (INTERNAL/ EXTERNAL): 

Membership of Professional body/ Statutory body

Name of statutory body/ institution/

Period

Membership of Professional body

Indian Anthropological Association, Delhi

Life Member

Membership of Professional body

Indian Science Congress,

Life Member

International Association of Obesity (Affiliation)

All India Association for Advancing Research in Obesity

Life Member

Member, School Board

 

 

Official Address:
School of Social Sciences ,
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU),
Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India
  +91-011-29572775
  rashmisinha@ignou.ac.in