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Dr Devakumar Jacob

Assistant Professor , Mumbai campus

Nodal Centre of Excellence for Human Rights Education , School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance
Qualification

Ma, MPhil, PhD (Loyola College, Madras University)

Short Profile 

Dr. Devakumar Jacob is a doctorate in ‘Public Applied History’ with over a decade of service at the prestigious Loyola College, Chennai. He obtained LLB from Mumbai University. He has been engaged in teaching socio-legal history and social science research at premier educational institutions in the last fifteen years. Presently, he teaches as a faculty at the School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

 

Labour Law, Corporate Law, Social Justice and Social Legislation, Contemporary Social History, Legal History, Caste and Gender, Subaltern History, Migration and Forced Migration, State and Society, Social Welfare administration, Human Rights Education, International Humanitarian Law and Research Methodology have been his areas of academic interests. He has mentored M.Phil. Students and PhD scholars. He is member in many academic professional bodies. His Research paper titled ‘Caste Clashes and Dalit rights violation’ has been adjudicated as a best paper by the Indian History Congress. He has authored books on ‘Women and Human Rights’, ‘Access to House of God-History, Law and Governance’ and ‘Marginalised History’, published twenty research articles on various social themes.

Academic Research Interests 

Labour Law,  Industrial Jurisprudence, Legal Jurisprudence, Business  and Company law,  Corporate Law, Social Justice and Social Legislation, Contemporary Social History, Legal History, Caste and Gender, Subaltern society's rights and development Minority Rights, Migration and Forced Migration, State and Society, Social Welfare administration, Human Rights Education, International Humanitarian Law and Research Methodology have been his areas of academic research interests.

Guided four PhDs and twelve M.Phil in various research themes. MA., and LLM dissertations forty-five students successfully completed under his guidance on various social-legal thematic areas.

Publication

Books

Ø  Women and Human Rights, APH Publisher, ISBN-9789-89875-0401, New Delhi, March -2020.

Ø  Access to House of God to the Marginalised: History, Law and Governance of Place of Worship, BlueRose Publisher, ISBN -9789353471811, New Delhi,2019.

Ø  History of the Marginalised ISBN-978-93-81-992-18-0, Today Publication, Chennai,2014.

Ø  Indo –American Relations –A Political History of the Ambassadors, ISBN-978-93-81992-19-7, Today Publication, Chennai, 2014.

Ø  Human rights: Victims and Rehabilitation, ISBN-978-81-908633-9-1, Mangala Publication, Chennai-2014.

Ø  Social Security of the Child, ISBN-978-93-81992-95-1, Today Publication, Chennai,2014

Ø  Chapter authored in an edited book ‘Lab to Land’ title of the chapter-Service Learning and its Relevance Today, pages from1-15, ISBN 9789388316-14-9, APH Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, 2019

Ø  Chapter authored in an edited book ‘Health the Next Rights’. Access to Health care: Mapping Health and Humanitarian services during the Sri Lankan Ethnic Armed Conflict. Pp.215-243, ISBN-978-81-8286-025-4, T.R. Publication Chennai,2017.

Ø  Chapter authored in an edited book Human rights Regime Dialogic and Debates. Impact of Sri Lankan Armed Conflict: Decoding International Legal Regime on grave violations, victimization on children, ISBN-978-81-212-1310-3 GYAN publishing house, Delhi, 2017.

Articles published in International journals

ü  CEDAW –Application, Relevance of its Cardinal Provisions; A Critical Study of its Implementation. IOSR-IJHSS (January2020 (SCOPUS) with Impact Factor-4.56 ,ISSN22790837(http://www.iosrjournals.org/iosrjhss/papers/Vol.%2025%20Issue1/Series9/cover%20page.pdf)

ü  Human Rights Legal Regime Against Rape at Conflict Zone. IOSR-IJHSS (February2020 (SCOPUS) with Impact Factor-4.56 ISSN22790845 (https://www.iosrjournals.org/iosrjhss/papers/Vol.%2025%20Issue2/Series1/cover-page.pdf)

ü  Legal and Safe Abortion is Women's Human Rights, IJSRP, Volume 10, Issue 4, April ,2020,  http://ijsrp.org/ijsrp-paper-format.php

ü  Inadequate Legal Instrument and Human Rights Impediments on Acid Attack against Women and Girls. The International Journal of Human rights, ISSN 2330 – 6940, 2017

ü  Rural Women in Higher Education: Issues and Challenges’, Journal of Human Rights International, Vol; February 2014, ISSN 2320 – 6942, 2014.

ü  Image of Women in Media Today, Journal of Human Rights International, Vol; February 2014, ISSN 2320 – 6942

ü  Legal Mechanism for development of Inclusive Education. Journal of Language in India, pp 26 – 29, Vol 13; ISSN 1930 – 294.

Note: Listed above publications are between the period of 2020-2014 only, these publications may be availed by writing a mail.

Research Projects

NRC Study in Assam in collaboration with UNHCR-2018-2019

Access to House of God to the Marginalised -R&D-TISS-2016-2017

 

Teaching

 

Teaching in LLM Programme in Access to Justice at SLRCG.

Teaching a course on Social Rationale of Regulatory Governance at School of Habitat Studies.

Email: devakumar.jacob[at]tiss[dot]edu

devakumar.jacob@tiss.edu