Dr. Mohanasundari ThangavelResearch Scholars:
The Agricultural and Resource Policy studies focus on the Economic Quantification of the natural resource such as Water, Forestry and Energy utilization, Impacts of Environmental pollution and Climate change on Agriculture and other Natural resources. The research groups also assess the Consumption pattern of agricultural commodities, Food Security, Farmer Producer Organizations and their functional capacity, Technology Transmission in Agriculture etc., It will thrive to provide policy Implications for Climate-smart Agriculture, Sustainable Resource use and better Environmental Management
Dr. Kalandi C. PradhanResearch Scholars:
This research group on Climate Change and Development at IIT Indore focuses interdisciplinary research that broadly include interaction of issues of climate change/ weather variability and development. Specifically, this group works on economics of labour migration, sustainable development, groundwater exploitation and agricultural practices, financial inclusion and its dynamic impacts, economics of ageing, cost and benefit analysis of remittances, human capital, assessment of vulnerability to climate change, and socioeconomic impacts of climate change.
Dr. Kedarmal VermaResearch Scholars:
1. Ms. Tanisha Rathore
2. Ms. Gunjan Joshi
Research in the "Cognitive Experimental Laboratory (CEL)" is focused on the understanding of various cognitive processes including, memory, attention, decision-making, etc. Laboratory researchers are engaged in studying different cognitive processes using a variety of experimental approaches where the human brain represents information and knowledge about the external stimuli. The main objective of the CEL group is to provide an excellent research facility, environment and training in basic cognition and related disciplines. The CEL uses various stimuli presentation software to design psychological and cognitive experiments, and the electrophysiology of various cognitive processes are investigated using EEG-ERP techniques. In future, CEL people will be involved in exploring the relationship between sleep and various cognitive processes.
Prof. Nirmala MenonResearch Scholars:
1. Ms. Sonal Pandey
2. Mr. Kaviarasu P
3. Ms. Justy Joseph
4. Ms. Kavitha K
5. Mr. Ramesh Kumar Mahtha
6. Ms. Jyothi Justin
7. Ms. Vandana Govindani
8. Ms. Apsara Bala
9. Mr. Lalithsriram SR
10. Ms. Preetha Mukherjee
The Digital Humanities and Publishing Research Group at IIT Indore is interested in interdisciplinary research that investigates and examines the intersections between technology and the humanities to understand the myriad ways in which technology impacts and transforms our interactions of scholarship. Our research group has collaborations across disciplines and internationally. Some of our work include: a) a digital archive for Minor Partitions, b) a multilingual database indexing project, c) algorithmic literary analysis, using visualization techniques and d) Open Science/Open Access Scholarship.
Dr. Dishari ChattarajResearch Scholars:
1. Aayushi Chatterjee
2. Prasann NaikDescription:
This research group focuses its work on various domains of Education, including Curriculum Structures and Designs, Pedagogical Approaches and Practices, Language Education, Education Policies, NEP, etc. and various issues in the field of Critical Food Studies including consumption practices, representations, identity intersections, etc., especially in the context of South Asia. The ongoing projects are mostly field-based studies that aim at understanding, documenting, and archiving, various lived experiences and indigenous and local knowledge systems and practices in the area.
Dr. Akshaya Kumar
1. Ms. Mahima Singh
2. Ms. Muhsina K
This research group focuses on contemporary as well as historical aspects of cinema in particular and media in general, alongwith the broad concerns of cultural studies on capital, language, migration, celebrity, gender, caste and regionality. Among the ongoing projects, the key components of our research are the digital platform disruption in the media economy, and interpenetration of cinema and mourning as well as cinema and the city.
Dr. Shomik Das GuptaResearch Scholars:
1. Mr. Vivek Kumar Yadav
2. Mr. Aditya SundwaDescription:
The History of Modern India group is concerned with the History of Political Thought and History of Science in the 19th and 20th century.
Dr. Sanjram P. K.Research Scholars:
1. Mr. Sandip Ravindra Bhaise
2. Ms. Vidushi JayaDescription:
Focused Research Group in Human Factors is an interdisciplinary team comprised of highly motivated volunteers, U.G. students, P.G. students, and affiliates with diverse academic backgrounds. The group's scientific interest revolves around investigating aspects of applied cognition in system development, design, and evaluation. It emphasizes on addressing real-world issues pertaining to human-systems interaction in the pursuit of technological innovation, improvement, and optimal utilization of human capabilities. Its social-centric research activities are aligned with schemes promoted by Government of India in critical thrust areas of national importance, such as- Technology Interventions for Disabled and Elderly (TIDE), Equity Empowerment and Development (SEED), Department of Science and Technology and R & D in Convergence Communications & Broadband Technologies (CC & BT) Group, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
Prof. Ruchi Sharma
5. Tsewang Stanzin
8. Ruchita Sharma (MS-R Student)Description:
The research group on Innovation Studies focuses on issues related to R&D and patenting by Indian firms, Indian universities, and academic institutions. Specifically, we have been working on: a) Foreign firms and innovation b) FDI and innovation by Indian firms c) Product and process innovations d) Market structure and Innovation e) Financing innovations f) Patent valuation g) Non-resident patenting h) Technological capabilities and patent rights. Some new areas that we intend to focus are: i) Innovative startups ii) Innovation and environment iii) Entrepreneurship in India iv) Technology and inequality v) Technology and employment
Dr. Sansuma BrahmaResearch Scholars:
Mr Pramod RathorDescription:
The Language Documentation and Archiving Group focuses on preserving and conserving linguistic diversity through meticulous documentation and archiving efforts. Our research group engages in comprehensive fieldwork to document endangered languages, capturing their grammatical structures, vocabularies, and unique linguistic features. We strive to create a robust digital repository of language data, ensuring that future generations can access, study, and revitalize these languages.
Dr Thapasya JResearch Scholars:
1. Mr Dibya Prakash Panda
2. Ms Sadaf KhanDescription:
This research group is interested in a broad range of topics at the intersection of sociolinguistics and cognition. The focus research area of this lab includes language variations, cognitive sociolinguistics, language attitude and identity, and typology of language variations.
Dr. Ananya GhoshalResearch Scholars:
1. Ms. Meghna Gangadharan
2. Mr. Manivendra Kumar
3. Mr. Shyam Sundar PalDescription:
The "Literature, Performance, and Other Arts" group at IIT Indore is focused on the study and the analysis of literary, artistic, and performance texts. The members study the distinct yet deeply interconnected ways of understanding literature and the other arts. Working at the intersections of texts and the social, historical, and cultural contexts that produced them, the group examines the meaning, form, and style of literary and artistic works while exploring their imaginative and creative potential on a performance stage/screen.
Dr.Aratrika DasResearch Scholars:
Our research group 'Medical Humanities' tries to make sense of different discourses from the biological to the social, economic, political, and aesthetic, that influence health and shape our perceptions of physical and psychological wellbeing. We read literary and visual texts, anatomical and medical illustration of bodies, and together reflect on illness, health, and medicine.
Dr. C. UpendraResearch Scholars:
1. Ms. Aparna Ayyanar
2. Mr. Tinto T. D.Description:
The strength of Philosophical research lies in the critical-radical-negatory approach to all forms of knowledge handed over to us in all forms. The focus of both teaching and research here believes in such radical engagement of IDEAS with the WORLD. Such an approach also takes cognizance of both epistemic and non-epistemic systems of knowledge. Particularly, the conviction is to the radical understanding of the HUMAN CONDITION - with specific emphasis on Radical Evil, Political Violence, uselessness of the culture, Protest and Dissent. More interest is toward those infinite forms of expression like aesthetic, art-forms, musical and cinematic imaginations, and revolutionary consciousness. Without a significant grasp of these, any understanding of the social world is distorted and lopsided. The radical approach penetrates deep into the morals of the human fabric - to link to the ideas of the will to power and installing a world beyond good and evil. This is possible only when the radical philosophy itself undergoes radical transformation - embracing radical contingency, where the dialectic is like an ENDLESS RIVER. Philosophers are like soothsayers - have said everything that has to be, but the YETness keeps the ontological a priori of the time-to-come alive. TIme arrives and goes, ideas take their grounding and fade away, great individuals walk the surface of the earth, what remains a permanent possibility is the HORIZON of life [biological & sociological], never fixated upon this or that. This "this or that" is ever intractable; hence, our obligation to dive into this abyss. Three things are looked at with utter suspicion - the human, the moral and the political. This is the focus of philosophy here.
Dr. Ashok Kumar MocherlaResearch Scholars:
1. Mr. Muhammad Hussain A. V.Description:
This research group focuses on ethnographic study on faith healing practices among Muslims in Malabar region in Kerala. The study explores socio-religious and political aspect of faith healing in the light of complex, cultural specific religious practices among the adherence of Islam in Kerala.
Prof. Pritee SharmaResearch Scholars:
Sustainability Research Group works on estimating and modeling efficiency, productivity, valuation and allocation of natural resources and ecosystem services in the areas of food systems: food security, agricultural productivity, rural poverty, and international trade. They also work on climate systems: particularly stakeholder issues, resilience building, adaptive capacity aspects of climate change; and land & forest degradation from urban and rural poor's perspective.