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M.A. in International Studies (JNU, New Delhi),
M.Phil. (JNU, New Delhi),
Ph.D. (JNU, New Delhi)
Dr. Parivelan K.M.
Associate Professor & LLM Programme Coordinator
Centre for Statelessness and Refugee Studies,
School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Mumbai- 400088, India
Office Phone: +91-22-2552 5388
Mobile no. +91-9029090805
Dr.K.M.Parivelan serves as Associate Professor at School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance and as Chairperson of Centre for Statelessness and Refugee Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Previously he had served at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for facilitating the post-Tsunami recovery and at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and facilitated the voluntary repatriation of Sri Lankan refugees as part of peace process. He also taught earlier at Pondicherry (Central) University, Puducherry.
Nominated as an Advisory Committee Member of the Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees Welfare Committee, constituted by the Government of Tamil Nadu (November 2022 onwards)
Member of Editorial Board, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA) Journal (December 2021 onwards)
Member of Editorial Board, International Journal on Statelessness, Melbourne University, Australia (July 2018 onwards)
Member of School Board, Department of International Politics, Central University of Jharkhand, Rachi, India (July 2021 onwards)
Member of Mahanirbhan Calcutta Research Group (MCRG).
Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Social Science and Environment, Stella Maris College, Chennai.
Founding Member of Statelessness Network Asia Pacific (SNAP) Conference, held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in the year 2016.
Member of People's Inquest for Assessment of 'Ockhi cyclone' affected areas in Kanyakumari district and produced a report titled Cyclonic Apartheid', 28-29 December 2017.
Faculty Advisor, Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellowship, TISS-Govt. of India Programme, 2013-15
Member, National NGO Task Force for CBDRM organised by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Govt. of India, 2006-2007.
AREAS OF INTEREST:
· Access to Justice
· Refugees Protection/ Policy Advocacy & Statelessness Issues
· International Humanitarian Law
· Human rights education in India
· Disaster management: Policy and Practices/ DRR
· Climate Change and Environmental Governance in India
· Forced Migration/ Displacement
· Ethnicity and Conflict Resolution/ Transformation
· International Relations/ Foreign Policy
Completed guiding one Doctoral research scholar as co-guide on the theme ' India-Bangladesh relations in post-cold war period: Conflict and cooperation'.
Completed guiding three MPhil research scholars on the following themes: Ethnicity, Refugehood and Statelessness of Rohingyas, Surrender Policy and rehabilitation vis-a-vis Maoist Conflict context and Role of Youth in Peacebuilding: Case of Manipur.
Completed guiding nearly 54 Master's dissertations for LLM, Disaster Management, Social Work, Development Studies, Criminology and Justice, Globalisation and Labour students, et al.
Guiding five Doctoral research students on the following themes/ topics:(i) Disaster management laws, policies and practices with human rights perspectives, (ii) Statelessness and Rohingyas, (iii) Human rights education, (iv) Rehabilitation and Resettlement of Hill Country Tamils in India and Efficacy and Functioning of Human Rights Institutions in India.
I. SELECT PUBLICATIONS:
Dr.Parivelan K.M., ‘Climate Change, Disaster Management and BIMSTEC’, in Rakhahari Chatterji and Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury (Editors), Reimagining BIMSTEC: Strengthening Regional Solidarity Across the Bay of Bengal, February 2021, Observer Research Foundation.
Prof. Sivaraju and Dr. Parivelan K.M. ‘Human Rights of Elderly and Access to Health’ in Dr.Abhijeet Jadhav (Ed.) Rural Elderly and their Quest for Health, ISBN 978-9-38728-090-8
Parivelan, K.M. (2019) Statelessness and Inclusion: A Human Rights Perspective, chapter in Ahuja V.K., Human Rights: Contemporary Issues- A Festschrift in the Honour of Professor Upendra Baxi, Eastern Book Company.
Parivelan, K M (2017) 'Contextualising the International Disaster Law in to the Indian Disaster Management Policies and Practices', Golden Jubilee Volume, Department of Law, Savitribai Phule Pune University, 2017 (ISBN No. 978-93-5235-978-3)
Parasuraman, S. and Parivelan, K M (2017) 'Access to Justice: Empowering the Marginalised', Golden Jubilee Volume, Department of Law, Savitribai Phule Pune University, 2017 (ISBN No. 978-93-5235-978-3)
Parivelan, K M (2014) “Exploring Durable Solutions for Sri Lankan Refugees in India” which was jointly conducted by TISS, ADRA India and Danish Refugee Council, 27 October 2014 at India International Centre, New Delhi
Parivelan, K M (2013) Protection Needs, Current Legal Avenues and New Legal Strategies: South Asian Perspective in Paula Banerjee Edited volume, Unstable Populations, Anxious States: Mixed and Massive Population Flow in South Asia, Samya Publications, MCRG 2013
Parivelan, K M (2011) Ethnicity and Protracted Refugees in South Asia: Case Study of Sri Lankan Refugees in India in Edited Volume Democracy in South Asia; Challenges and Responses, 2011
Parivelan, K M (2005)“Tsunami and the Issues in Relief, Rehabilitation and Resettlement: UN Role” in Refugee Watch Special Issue, MCRG Publication, July-September, 2005.
Parivelan, K M “Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building in Asia (CICA) and India’s concern” in The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies Website – www.ipcs.org. Article no. 267.
Parivelan, K M “Infrastructure and Communication Development in Central Asia” The Asian Journal, Vol.9, No.2, April 2002.
Parivelan, K M “The Geo-political Importance of Central Asia to India” in The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies Website – www.ipcs.org. Article no. 274.
II. WORKING PAPERS & REPORTS:
'Cyclone Apartheid: An Assessment of Ockhi Cyclone impact in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu, 7 January 2018.
Social Impact Assessment Report for Proposed Enayam International Transshipment Container Port, 2017.
‘Cyclone Thane: Rapid damage Assessments and Recovery Interventions’, 6-8 January 2012, Independent Assessment Team, submitted to Government of Tamil Nadu.
‘Towards a Green Manifesto’ Environmental Governance Framework, as part of People’s Coalition for Green Tamil Nadu, March 2011 (Earth Smiles, Chennai)
‘Comprehensive Disaster Management Plan for Barmer Upstream Facility’, Cairn Energy India, April-October 2010.
‘Tsunami Interventions: Five Years Report’ for Action Aid International, 2009
‘Reviewing the Disaster Management Policy with Focus on Children Rights during Emergencies’, January-December 2009. Funded by Save the Children, India
‘State Level Module for School Safety and Disaster Management for Schools, with the support of Save the Children organisation in coordination with Department of School Education, Government of Tamil Nadu, November 2009.
‘Report on Evaluating the Coastal Problems and Remedies in Coastal Tamil Nadu’, constituted by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, January- April 2008
Contributed to the development of Community Based Disaster Risk Management Guidelines, National Disaster Management Authority, Govt. of India, 2008
‘On the Shore’- A Multi-Sectoral Status on Post Tsunami Recovery, TNTRC 2007
(I) For LL.M Access to Justice:
· Law and Justice in Globalising World (2 credits)
· International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Laws (2 Credits)
· Refugee law, Statelessness Law, Human rights in Changing World, et al.
(II) For MA/MSc Disaster Management:
· Trans-Boundary Governance and Humanitarian Action (2 Credits)
(III) For IFRC-TISS Online Global Professional Capacity Certificate Course:
· Humanitarian Principles, Laws and Standards in Disasters (2 Credits)
(IV) For CODP (Masters in Social Work):
Disaster and Development (2 Credits)
(V) For CBCS Students of TISS Guwahati
Forced Migration and Internal Displacement (2 Credits)
(VI) Institute Foundation Course- COnstitution Module Coordinator and Faculty