School of Development Studies
Prior to joining Ambedkar University Delhi, Anirban Sengupta has worked as:
In the early years Anirban Sengupta worked around decentralized management of primary education with special focus on village education committee. While his interest in school education has continued, since PhD he has developed interest in the broad area of entrepreneurship and has remained associated with that field. For his PhD he has worked on the interrelationship between entrepreneurship and social capital in the context of Information and Communication Technology industry in India. Afterwards, he has also worked on other aspects of Sociological significance in connection with entrepreneurship. Of late he is working on the interrelationship between entrepreneurship and discourses around urban land use in Delhi. He is also involved in research to understand development of private universities in India from the perspective of entrepreneurship.
2016. Entrepreneurship and social capital: Relationships and start-ups in indian ICT industry (ISBN: 9788131607879). Jaipur: Rawat Publications.
Articles published in academic journals and edited books:
2020, May 9. Rapid Growth of Private Universities: Transformation of the University Space. Economic and Political Weekly, LV(22), 45-52.
2019, November 9. Faculty development training and quality of higher education. Economic and Political Weekly, LIV(44), 18-21.
2019. Trusting the ‘unknown’: Impersonal mediation and development of new business in e-commerce. In Trust in transactions (pp. 254-280) Edited by Prasanta Ray and Rukmini Sen. Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan.
2019. ‘Suitable’ locations for ‘state private universities’ in India: Anticipated demand and state regulatory frameworks. Contemporary Education Dialogue, 16(2), 179-207.
2019. A teacher in the making. In A Song called teaching: Ebbs and flows of experiential and empathetic pedagogies (pp. 123-132) Edited by Honey Oberoi Vahali. Delhi: Aakar Books.
2017. Atlas.ti and formulation of grounded theory: Understanding entrepreneurship using qualitative data. In Knowing the social world world: Perspectives and possibilities Edited by N. Jayaram. Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan.
2011. Network strategy and access to business finance: Indian entrepreneurs in the Information and Communication Technology industry. Journal of Entrepreneurship, 20(1), 103-126.
2010. Social capital and entrepreneurship: An analysis of methodological issues. Sociological Bulletin, 59(3), 323-344.
2005. Village education committees in West Bengal, India: Planned visions and beyond (With G.G. Wankhede). International Journal of Educational Development, 25(5), 569-579.
Articles published in popular media:
2018 (30 December). If school education is a market, parents are customers! But how many private schools adhere to the customer? at DailyO available at https://www.dailyo.in/variety/schools-education-nursery-children-government-schools/ story/1/28591.html on 2 May 2019.
2018 (17 April). We did a Hindi Medium. Why we are sending our daughter to a Delhi government-run school. at DailyO available at https://www.dailyo.in/variety/nursery-admission-education-private-schools-hindi-medium-kindergarten/story/1/23510.html on 2 May 2019.
2014. Business and community: The story of corporate social responsibility in India by Pushpa Sundar, 2013. New Delhi: Sage Publications. In Sociological Bulletin, 63(2):159-159.
2013. The politics of poverty: Planning India’s development by D.K. Rangekar, 2012. New Delhi: Sage Publications India. In Sociological Bulletin, 62(1): 158-160.
2012. Development windows: Essays in honour of Professor V.M. Rao Edited by R.S. Deshpande, K.V. Raju, S.M. Jharwal, and D. Rajsekhar, 2011, New Delhi: Academic Foundation. In Sociological Bulletin, 61(2): 373-375.
2009. In an outpost of the global economy: Work and workers in India’s information technology industry Edited by Carol Upadhya and A.R. Vasavi, 2008, New Delhi: Routledge. In Sociological Bulletin, 58(2): 274-276.
2007. Power matters: Essays on institutions, politics, and society in India by John Harriss, 2006, Delhi: Oxford University Press. In Sociological Bulletin, 56(2): 315-317.
2003. Community participation and empowerment in primary education Edited by R. Govinda and Rashmi Diwan, 2003, New Delhi/Thousand Oaks/London: Sage Publications. In The Indian Journal of Social Work, 64(4): 572-575.
2001. Decentralization of education: Why, when, what and how? by Noel F. McGinn and Thomas Welsh, 1999, Paris: UNESCO]. In Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, XV (1): 128-130.