Indo-US 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Program

University of Calcutta

Claflin University

C.U. Team

Dr. Ishita Mukhopadhyay, Principal Investigator

Ishita Mukhopadhyay is Professor, Department of Economics and Director, Women's Studies Research Centre, University of Calcutta. Teaching and research experience over 25 years. Works on Development Economics, Mathematical Modelling, Gender and Labour. She prefers to adopt interdisciplinary methodology. She has supervised research and taught graduate courses intensively. She has an experience in Action Research for 20 years. She has collaborative research experience with universities in USA and UK and visited several countries in Europe, Africa and Latin America through collaborative interactions. She also works with Ministries in India and State of West Bengal. She was part of the group to work out CEDAW Alternative Report of India in CEDAW Meeting 2014 held at Geneva. Her recently concluded projects include DFID funded action research on Poverty and Political Empowerment of Women and Swedish organisation SOLAQUA funded SODIS: A Solar water purifier to prevent water-borne diseases among poor people.

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