Tezpur University
     Department of Social Work

                         विज्ञानं यज्ञं तनुते
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Deepshikha Carpenter

Education Qualification:

  • Ph.D (pursuing) ,Department of Women’s Studies, Gauhati University , Guwahati, (2013- current)
  • M.A. (Social Work), Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong, Meghalaya, (2008-10)
  • B.A. (Sociology), Jesus & Mary College, Delhi University, New Delhi , (2005-08)

Research Interest : Social Work Education, Women’s Studies, Disability, Crime and Violence.

Professional Experiences:

  • From August 2015 to October 2015 Teaching in the Department of Sociology, Gauhati University
  • From July 2013 to October 2015Teaching in Department of Women’s Studies, Gauhati University
  • From August 2012 to July 2013Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, University of Science and Technology (USTM) , Meghalaya, 9th Mile, Baridua.
  • From November, 2013 to March, 2014Research Associate with Institute of Development and Communication (IDC), Chandigarh
  • From Sep ’2010 to Feb ’2011Research Associate with the ant (action northeast trust) for a survey on “Collusive Behavior on Health care Delivery in Assam” The project is in collaboration with Consumer Unity Trust Society( CUTS ) International.
(Voluntary Work )
  • Volunteer in Ashadeep Day Rehabilitation Centre from January 2012 to August 2015


  • Report on Regional Seminar on ‘Gender and Displacement in the Northeast’ in Indian Association for Women’s Studies (IAWS ) Newsletter Volume III No. 4, 2015
  • Article on ‘The Women Empowerment and MGNREGS: A Gender Perspective ’ in Sanjay Sinha edited book ‘Health and Development in North East”. ISBN No 8183245005, 2014
  • Article on ‘The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005 and its Implication on the Shelter Homes in Guwahati’ in Dipankar Sarmah edited book ‘Women Harassment, causes and remedies’. ISBN No 9789382495178, 2014
  • Article on ‘Domestic Violence, A Historical Perspective’ in Dikshita & Priyanka Bhuyan edited book ‘Human Rights Gender and Environment’. ISBN No 9383580248, 2014


  • Department of Education, Teaching and Learning Centre, Tezpur University Research Methodology Workshop for Research Scholars from 15-24, February, 2016
  • NIPCCID worshop on Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence (PWDVA) 2005 for College/University Teachers from August 24th to 26th 2015

Papers presented in Conferences/Seminars:

  • 2nd World Conference on Women’s Studies, TIIKM, 5th -6th May- 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka . Presented on ‘Debating Domestic Violence in Assam, India: Section 498A, IPC VS The Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA)’.
  • International Seminar on Governance , Development and the State in Contemporary Times, March 9th-12th ,2016 , Department of Sociology in partnership with UNICEF, Guwahati & MACRONEI-MAKAIS, Kolkata. Presented on ‘Mapping Self Help Groups (SHGs) for ‘Livelihood’ in Dhemaji District, Assam under Schemes of Government and Non Government Institutions’
  • National Seminar on ‘Economic Activities, Women Participation and Empowerment among Poverty among Female Migrant Labourers and Domestic Workers in Guwahati’, March 11th ,2014, National Institute of Rural and Development ( NIRD) , Guwahati.
  • International Seminar on ‘Beliefs and Dreams : A comparison between Seng Khasi and Dimasa tribe’, 4th and 5th of February,2013, University of Tartu , Estonia and University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya

Awards and Distinctions:

  1. UGC JRF (Social Work) 2012
  2. UGC NET (Women’s Studies)2014
  3. S.J.S Fernandes Memorial Award 2008 in recognition of “Being a good Human Being” under Jesus & Mary College, New Delhi.
  4. Best Student of the Year 2003-2005, under Gurukul Grammar School, Guwahati.


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