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Amman Madan

Telephone: 
080-66145117

Amman's research interests are currently in social stratification and education, social theory and the sociology of organizations. Amman did his M.Sc. in Anthropology with Divyadarshi Kapoor from Punjab University, Chandigarh and then did his M.Phil and Ph.D. with Avijit Pathak at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems at JNU. He worked for a while at the Academic Staff College at JNU, after which he was a full-timer with Eklavya at Hoshangabad, MP from 2000 to 2003. Amman taught a semester at the HBCSE and then joined the department of Humanities and Social Science at the IIT Kanpur, where he regularly received commendations for excellence in teaching.

Amman has been guest faculty for the M.A. programme in Elementary Education at TISS. He is associated with several NGOs including Eklavya, Pragat Shikshan Sansthan, Digantar, etc. He is in the editorial collective of Contemporary Education Dialogue and believes Indian academics must write both for scholarly interaction as well as for the people.

Academic Qualifications

Ph.D. from Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 2000
M.Sc.Anthropology,specializing in Social Anthropology from Panjab University, Chandigarh, 1991
B.Sc. (Life Sciences), Mahindra College, Patiala, 1988

Areas of Interest

Education and social stratification
Social theory
Schools as organisations

Teaching areas

Currently teaching sociology of education
Social theory
Economic sociology

Publications and Writings