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Dr Sthabir Khora

Associate Professor , Mumbai campus

School of Education

M.A. (Hyderabad),
Ph.D. (TISS)



Academic Background

Graduation (1994)- Political Science (Utkal University, Bhubaneswar)
Post Graduation (1996)- Sociology (Univeristy of Hyderabad)
Lecturer - 1997
Ph.D (2008) - 'Teacher Professionalism: A Study of Teachers and Classroom     Processes' (Tata Institute of Social Sciences)
2011 - Associate Professor

currently one of the special invitee in Governmment of Odisha Task Force to implement New Education Policy 2020.





sociology of education
sociology of law
rural development





2005, Continuing Low Literacy: The Case of Orissa, Economic and Political Weekly, VolXL, No 10:928-930.
2008, Teacher Motivation: An Exploration into The Role of Values and Social Support,''Indian journal of Social Work, Vol 69, issue 1, 33-44

2011, Education and Teacher Professionalism, Jaipur: Rawat Publications. (it is recommended reading in the M.Ed Syllabus of Punjabi University, Patiala,  M.Ed of Sikkim University,M.Ed of Mother Teresa Women's university,Kodaikanal in the BA Sociology (IInd year) Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University,Nanded  (http://www.srtmun.ac.in/images/PermanentData/SyllabiPermanent/AffiliatedColleges/BASecondYearSociologyCBCSPattern202021.pdf)

2012, Education Management and Leadership in a School District in Odisha, Sociological Bulletin, 61 (2), 279–298, 2012.
( article on DEO and BEOs)

2014, ‘Final Reports’ under Sec-498A and the SC/ST Atrocities Act, Economic & Political Weekly , vol xlIX, no 41, 17-20
(covered by NDTV  https://khabar.ndtv.com/video/show/simple-samachar/why-the-controversy-over-the-sc-sc-act-482018)
2015, Questioning Excellence - Expelling 73 Students in IIT Roorkee, Economic & Political Weekly , Vol - L No. 33, web
(critique of'academic freedom')

 2016, Removing Discrimination in Universities,Economic & Political Weekly , Vol. 50,Issue No. 6, (web exclusive )
(drawing attention to 'indirect discrimination')
2016, Education Management in India the Need for Caution, International Journal of Re s earch in Economics and Social Scie nces (IJRESS), Vol. 6 Issue 8, pp. 133~152 (http://euroasiapub.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/12ESSAug-3947-4.pdf )
2017, Reservation in Private Sector Employment-Is it Justified, The Voice, Vol 4. No. 2:138-148
(justifying reservation/affirmative action even in cases where government does to do any favor to the private sector) (http://www.ciiaagateway.org/assets/files/spotlight/SthabirReservationinPvtSector.pdf)

2018, Escape from Caste through conversion – Is there a Way out or a Way in,Indian Journal of Dalit and Tribal Studies and Action, Vol.2, Issue 3(1):1-9 (http://www.ticijournals.org/escape-from-caste-through-conversion-is-there-a-way-out-or-a-way-in/)

2018,  Misconstruction of the Anti-atrocities Act’s Misuse, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 53, Issue No. 15, 14 Apr,page 11-14. (found a place in    http://scobserver.clpr.org.in/)

2020, Caste, Reservation, Atrocity Law and Discrimination, Delhi: Aakar

2020, Dalit patriarchy- is the concept sustainable? (https://countercurrents.org/2020/08/dalit-patriarchy-is-the-concept-sustainable/)

2021,The IITs, Scheduled Category reservation and the strategic excuse of excellence (https://countercurrents.org/2021/03/the-iits-scheduled-category-reservation-and-the-strategic-excuse-of-excellence/)




1- ‘Monitoring of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan in Madhya Pradesh’ (2007-2009) Funded By

EDCIL, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. (It involved

visiting the schools and seeing the implementation of the SSA and Mid Day Meal in

13 districts in Madhya Pradesh. One of the report is placed in http://ssa.nic.in/



2- Evaluation Study on Atrocities on Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Women, funded

by Centre for Good Governance, Rajasthan Institute of Public Administration, Jaipur.

(It involves re-investigating the Final Reports by the police pertaining to the

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities)Act, 1989 and Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code. The districts are- Nagor, Jalor,Pali, Sirohi, Bharatpur, Ganganagarand the cities of Jodhpur and Jaipur).



 ‘Teacher Professional Development’ - M.Phil
 'caste' ( foundation course) 

sociology of education

law, justice, democractic, rights 

Email: sthabir[at]tiss[dot]edu