Prema Rajagopalan


Associate Professor
Room No.: HSB 331A
Phone : +91 (44) 2257 4513
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Academic Background:

  • Ph.D. (Sociology of Science & Technology) from IIT Kanpur – 1990
  • M.Phil. from University of Madras – 1982
  • M.A. from University of Madras – 1980
  • B.A. (Sociology) from University of Madras – 1978

Courses and Teaching Interests:

  • Introduction to Sociology: UG level
  • Contemporary India: Sociological Perspectives: UG level

Other Courses Taught:

  • Technology and Development: UG level
  • History of Science and Technology: UG level
  • Contemporary Issues in Development: PG level
  • Social Psychology: UG level
  • Development Perspectives: UG level

Research Interests:

  • Sociology of Science & Technology, Sociology of Development, Built Environment and Society

Area of Doctoral Research:

  • Sociology of Science & Technology

Area of Post Doctoral Research:

  • Women in Science & Technology (Gender Studies)

Academic Achievements:

  • India – China Bilateral Cultural Exchange Programme (1992–93)


  • Development of a Language Technology Tool to Aid Research in the Sociology of Environment funded by NASSDOC – ICSSR.
  • Technical Consultancy for OXFAM supported Tsunami Rehabilitation Projects, OXFAM GB.
  • National Competitiveness in the Knowledge Economy , funded by department of Information Technology, Govt. of India.
  • Development of Economical & Easy to Use Water Quality test kits for Rural areas and Training the Trainers, funded by Alumni IIT Madras.

Professional Memberhips:

  • International Sociology Association
  • Gender & Science & Technology Association
  • Third World Organisation for Women and Science
  • Indian Sociological Society
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