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Opportunities in Financial Inclusion with National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS)

National Institute of Advanced Studies invites – i) scholars with experience in ethnographic or qualitative research for a nine-month consultancy / ii) scholars with a Masters’ degree and a deep interest in a research career to apply for a one-year research fellowship – in financial inclusion. A visionary initiative by J R D Tata, the institute has a mandate to create leaders of substance and credibility in a variety of domains in India and to formulate policies, develop insights and carry out in-depth studies with the synergy of multidisciplinary research on a wide spectrum of issues. Please visit our website ( for a comprehensive perspective. (more…)


Supply chain specialist at Vrutti (for Zaheerabad, Telangana)

Vrutti is currently looking out for supply chain specialist to be based at Zaheerabad. We are looking for people from AP  and Telangana only as these individuals will need to be based and work from Zaheerabad only.


SPARC Program

It is with great pleasure that Swaniti Initiative in partnership with Tata Trusts and Constitution Club of India would like to introduce the Supporting Parliamentarians on Analysis and Research in Constituency (SPARC) Program to you. SPARC is a one year program where an Associate will be placed with a Member of Parliament to catalyze development in his/ her constituency and provide critical research and ground level developmental support. Some MPs who are part of the SPARC Program include Mr. Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Mr. Dinesh Trivedi, Mr. Anurag Thakur, Mr. Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo, Mr. Gaurav Gogoi and Dr. Heena Gavit, among others. (more…)

Rajasthan Kabir Yatra from 11-16 November, 2016

unnamedGreetings! We are happy to announce the second edition of the Rajasthan Kabir Yatra from 11-16 November, 2016a travelling music festival in which we will journey over 6 days in and around Bikaner taking the power of Bhakti and Sufi music and poetry to places recently affected by communal violence. Organized with the support of Bikaner police, the Yatra seeks to share and radiate the wisdom of Bhakti and Sufi thought with the hope of contributing to peace and harmony in our inner and outer worlds. (more…)

15th National Conference of Women’s Studies, 22-25 January 2017 @ University of Madras, Chennai

We are preparing for the XV National Conference of Women’s Studies to be held at the University of Madras in Chennai from 22nd to 25th January, 2017.

The concept Note for the Conference, whose central theme is Women in a Changing World: Restructured Inequalities, Countercurrents, and Sties of Resistance may be read on/downloaded from the IAWS website at

Details of the sub-themes of the conference are available at


Consultant sought for research project on LGBTIQ political participation in India

The Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute and Solidarity Foundation are looking for a consultant or a team of consultants for the research project on political participation of LGBTIQ people in India.

Solidarity Foundation (Solidarity) and the Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute (Victory) are commissioning this report as part of their work to learn how to increase political participation of LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer people) people in India. (more…)

Data Analysis and Report Writing @ Public Affairs Centre in Bangalore

The Public Affairs Centre in Bangalore is looking for a person with good writing skills who will analyse the data collected from the field and prepare reports on the same. While data collection will be done from the field by others, and indeed compiled and prepared, the task for the person is to study the data and arrive at reasoned and logical conclusions that will form the report to to be presented.

For example, we are doing a  study on sanitation for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The data is coming in from Odisha and Tamilnadu. The data will be compiled and the job of the writer is to study all the data and write a report on the same with conclusions and findings. Of course, the person will be assisted and supported by senior staff in the organisation.

If you are interested, please write to Mr. C. K. Mathew at

Short-term opportunity – research assistant/translator

I am a PhD student from the University of Oslo, Norway. Presently I am in Bangalore carrying out ethnographic fieldwork. My research is concerned with informal labor and food provisioning in Bangalore and the fieldwork will be carried out among various workers trading in food in the city. I will stay in Bangalore for the next 2-3 months and will then return to Norway, only to come back for a new round of fieldwork early next year. I am therefore searching for a research assistant/translator who is willing to start working with me rather immediately. The main requirements are that the person should be a Kannada speaker and have interest in /experience with social science research and fieldwork. Social skills will be appreciated, as the fieldwork will be focused on informal conversations with various people in everyday settings, rather than questionnaires. Regarding salary, I am of course ready to pay appropriately; I will discuss the exact amount with interested candidates. First and foremost I am looking for someone who can work with me full-time, but that too can be subject of discussion.

Jostein Jakobsen
University of Oslo

Development and CSR Manager @ Meghshala

Meghshala is an education technology non-profit based in Bangalore with a goal to impact 100,000 teachers by 2020. We empower teachers by providing high quality localized solutions in government and affordable pvt schools. We impact more than a 100+ schools and 300 + teachers in Karnataka.

Meghshala is currently looking to onboard a Development and CSR Manager with prior sales/fundraising/communications experience. More details in the JD attached. If interested, please send in your cover letter and CV to


Invitation : Conversations with Alumni, October 14, 2016

We are having our first get together of Alumni based in Bangalore and University members on October 14, 2016 at Karnataka Golf Association, hosted by Anurag Behar.

Please click the invitation to confirm your participation.

Alumni based in other locations – we are planning to host similar meetings across the country, so see you soon!