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Dr. Vijayalakshmi V

Associate Professor


PhD: Pondicherry Central University

Research Area: Gender Studies, Women and Health, Transgender studies, Psycho Social Development

Employee ID51018
Salutation (Prof./ Dr.)Dr.
DesignationAssociate Professor
School/CentreSchool of Social Sciences and Languages
Educational details (Please mention all the degrees with latest first)
DegreePassed out yearSpecializationInstitute/University/ College
PhD2012SociologyPondicherry Central University


Pondicherry Central University
Research Details
Areas of SpecializationWomen Empowerment, Gender Studies, Rural Development, Youth studies and Sociology of Health
Scopus ID
Completed Consultancy Project Details               
Completed Consultancy Project Title1
Completed Funded Project Details
Completed Funded Project TitleEvaluation Project  on Pichandikulam Bio Resource Centre’s “Integrated Village Rural Development in Nadukuppam Village” at Marakanam in Tamil Nadu
 Amount – 2 Lakhs
 Duration – 20 Days
Book / Book Chapter Published Details
Associate Editor and a Chapter on Self Help Groups and Women Empowerment in the book “Women Empowerment – Issues and Challenges”Ryan Publisher2021
Status of Irula Women And Children During The Pandemic”, in the book
Pandemic Fruition: The Animus and the Conviction
Shanlax publication2020
Spectacular social entrepreneurs of Rural India in the book Micro finance and Women EnterpreneurshipB Digest Publications2012

“A Comparative Study Between The SHG & Non-SHG Women Members On The Health Status & Decision Making”, in the book Social Problems in India

Pointer Publishers2011
“Self Help Groups: A Catalyst for Social – Financial Inclusion in Rural India in MacMillan Publishers2011
Health Status of Elderly in Old age HomesRawat Publications2011
Awards & Recognition Details(only national and international awards and recognitions)
Name of the award, awarding agency, year of award
  • Completed a Certificate course on POSH Law [The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act 2013] in 2021
  • Certified as “Mental Health First Aid Officer” by Mental Health First Aid India in November 2018.
  • Young Scientist – Best Research Paper Award in the Seventh Conference of IASSH organized by CSSE&IP, BHU, Varanasi.
  • Qualified for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and National Educational Test (NET) Eligibility for Lectureship in Sociology conducted by University Grants Commission (UGC), December 2008.
  • Qualified for State Eligibility Test (SET) Eligibility for Lectureship in Sociology conducted by Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, December 2008.
·         Gold Medalist in Post-graduation in MA Sociology from Pondicherry University.
1.      Resource Person –  POSH – Code of Ethics   in the faculty induction program (FIP) 2022 at VIT, Chennai on 27 June 2022

2.      Resource Person in the faculty induction programme on the topic Multi Cultural Students and Case Study of Student’s Behaviour at VIT, Chennai, 16 June 2022.

3.      Session Speaker in the International Virtual Seminar on Recent Research Trends in Language and Literature organized by VIT, Chennai, 27 May 2022.

4.      Guest Lecture Delivered at Madras University. Title of the Talk, “Sociology – Career opportunities” in the Inservice Teacher Training Programme for University and College Teachers. 13th April 2022.

5.      Resource Person for POSH “Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013” to all VIT faculty members from 20-24 December 2022.

6.      Session Speaker in the International Virtual Seminar on Recent Research Trends in Language and Literature organized by VIT, Chennai, 27 May 2022.

7.       Delivered Webinar on Life Skills and Personality Development, VET Institute of Arts and Science, Erode, 3 September 2021.

8.      Resource Person for the One Day National Seminar on Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Migrant Workers in India, to be held on 16th March 2021

9.       Delivered a guest lecture to the D.G.Vaishnava College, Chennai addressed Sociology graduate students

10.   Delivered a guest lecture on Social Bindings of Doctor Patient Relationship in Saveetha Medical University for MBBS Students


Other Details
Editorial Experience (if any)Associate Editor for a book on Women Empowerment, Issues and Challenges, Ryan Publichers, Trichy.

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