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Dr Bipin Jojo

Professor , Mumbai campus

Centre for Social Justice and Governance , School of Social Work - Mumbai Campus

M.A. (Utkal), M.Phil., Ph.D. (TISS)

Dr. Bipin Jojo is Professor in the Centre for Social Justice and Governance, School of Social Work at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

He was a common wealth visiting fellow to School of Oriental and African Stuides, University of London during 2008-09. He was a visiting professor to University of Tampree, Finland in 2018 and also delivered lectures at University of Bilbao, Spain and Masaryk University, Czech Republic.

He served as the chairperson of Centre for Social Justice and Governance between 2006-2012. He also served as the chairperson of International Relation Office at Tata Institute of Social Sciences between 2009-2012. Durinfg this period he was instrumental in establishing international academic collaboration with with consortium of European Universities under Erasmus Mundus project funded by the European Union led by Lund University, Sweden.He was the co-researcher in the collaborative research project with University of Edinburgh and University of East London in United Kingdom funded by the British Council. He also worked in a collaborative research project on communities' informal care and welfare systems with Charles Sturt University, Australia. 

His research on Tribal Education and Ashram Schools in Mahrashtra has a made a significant contribution to tribal studies in India. He is the founding member of Tribal Intellectual Collective India. He is also associated with multiple community outreach initiatives and community based civil society organisations in India. 

  • Tribal Issues- governance, land, forest, tribal policies, education, migration
  • Social Work with Tribal/indigenous perspective: Working with groups and indigenous communities
  • Communities' Informal Care and Welfare Systems
  • Development,Displacement and Resettlement and Rehabilitation/accumulation by dispossession
  • Participatory Development
  • Management of Voluntary Organisations/NGOs/Community-Based Organisations
  • Project Management


  • Non-Institutional and Community Based Field Placement in Social Work: Experiments with Inquiry Based Learning and Participatory Action Research, in Bishnu Mohan Das and Samjoy Roy, Field Work Practice in Social Work, Routledge, 2019 (forthcoming) together with Y.D Ronald.
  • Corporate social responsibility and community development in a mining region in India: issues of power, control and co-option, in Sarah Banks and Peter Westoby(eds), Ethics, equity and community development, Rethinking community development, Policy Press, an imprint of Bristol University Press, UK, 2019, with Satu Ranta-Tyrkkö. 
  • Scopes for Adivasi-centred ecosocial work in an Indian mining region?, in Aila-Leena Matthies, Kati Närhi(eds), The Ecosocial Transition of Societies: The contribution of social work and social policy, Routledge, 2016, with Satu Ranta-Tyrkkö.
  • Indigenous Communities' Informal Care and Welfare Systems for Local Social Development in India, in Brij Mohan(Ed) Global Frontiers of Social Development in Theory and Practice, Palgrave Macmillan, UK, 2015, pp. 189-207, together with Manohar Pawar. 
  • Collective empowerment: A comparative study of community work in Mumbai and Stockholm, International Journal of Social Welfare, 24 (4), 2014, pp 364-375, together with Komalsingh Rambaree and S. Sjöberg. 
  • Tribe's Perception and Utilization of NGOs Development Initiatives: Towards a Theory of Tribal Social Work, Indian Journal Of Dalit and Tribal Social Work, Vol.2, Issue 3, No.2, pp.11-27 Dec 2014, together with Bodhi SR. 
  • Decline of Ashram Schools in Central and Eastern India, Social Change 43 (3) 377-398. 
  • People's Movement for Accountable Electoral Politics and Empowerment of Tribals in Ramanathan & Dutta(Eds) Governance, Development and Human Service Professionals, , Rutledge UK 2013, pp. 29-45.
  • Land Alienation in Fifth Schedule Areas of Odisha: A Case Study of Sundargarh District. Journal of Development and Social Justice, Vol.4 Issue No.1 2011, pp. 99-107.
  • Outcome Budget for Government Ashram Schools, Indian Journal of Social Work, vol.72, Issue 4, Oct 2011, Pp. 605-616.
  • Tribal Development in India: Challenges for NGOs, In B. Ekka and A. Prasad (Eds.), Social Empowerment through Development Interventions, Ranchi: Xavier Institute of Social Service, 2005, pp. 329-342. 
  • (Co-Author) Household Expenditure on Tribal Health, Jharkhand Journal of Development and Management Studies, 3(1), 2005, pp1297-1310. 
  • Impact of Bolani Ores Mines on Tribals, Jharkhand Journal of Development and Management Studies, 2(4), 2004, pp. 1141-1154.
  • Development Displacement and Outcome of Large Projects in Orissa: A Case of Upper Kolab Dam. In S.N. Tripathy (Ed.), Economic Development and Problem of Displacement, New Delhi: Anmol Publications, 2003, pp. 1-34.


  • Educational status of Scheduled Tribes: Attainment and Challenges in Maharashtra, Sponsored by ICSSR, 2015.
  • Status of Ashram Shalas in Maharashtra, sponsored by Tribal Development Department, Govt. Of Maharashtra, 2015.
  • Socio- Economic Status of Katkari in Maharashtra. Sponsored by Board of Rest of Maharashtra. Government of Maharashtra, 2014.
  • Good Practices in Social Cohesion in Urban India and UK, Sponsored by UKEIRI, 2012-1013.
  • Impact of Caritas India, Sponsored by CARITAS, 2012
  • Functioning of Ashram Schools for the Tribal Children sponsored by Action Aid, India, 2010.
  • Outcome Budget study on Department of Tribal Development, Govt. of Maharashtra, financed by Government of Maharashtra, 2007.
  • Assessment of Schemes of Grants-in aid to Voluntary organizations working for the welfare of Scheduled Tribes (with Alex Akhup and Daniel S.R), financed by Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India, 2006.
  • Establishing Participative, Transparent and Accountable Governance through Participation of Social Movements in Electoral Politics, sponsored by Board of Research Studies, TISS, 2005.
  • An Evaluation study of the Umbrella Scheme to Promote Voluntary Action for Persons with Disabilities (with Anil Kumar), financed by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, 2004.
  • Study of Household expenditure on Health in a Tribal PHC area (with P.S Mondal), sponsored by Centre for Health Studies, TISS, 2003.
  • Study on Tribal Domestic Workers in Mumbai city, sponsored by Board of Research Studies, TISS, 2003.


  • Working with Groups
  • Social Welfare Administration
  • Dalit and Tribal Social Work Perspectives
  • Tribes, State and Governance
  • Advanced Social Work practice with Dalits and Tribes
  • International Social Work and Indigenous Peoples

Email: bipinj[at]tiss[dot]edu

Email: bipinj@tiss.edu

Telephone: 91-022-25525411 (O)