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Dr. Vinod S
Lecturer in Sociology
Kerala institute of Local Administration

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Personal Information

Date of Birth : 15.05.1982
Sex : Male
Marital Status : Married
Languages Known    : English , Malayalam & Hindi
Communication Address
KILA Centre for Human Resource Development , ETC P.O, Kottarakara,Kollam District,Pin code: 691531, Kerala, India

Mode of Appointment : Contarct
Date of Joining in Service :28th January 2015

Educational Qualifications

  • M Phil
  • PhD
  • PDF
  • SRF

Expert membership

  • Member in Kerala Sociological Society

Other Academic Positions

  • Sociology Visiting Lecturer in Regional Centre in IGNOU
  • Guest lecturer in Sociology, School of Dissentience, University of Kerala.

Conferences, Seminars & Talks

  • Inter National seminar on “Marginalization, Poverty and Decentralization” organized by Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA) from 19th to 22nd 2016. (Paper entitled: Fund, Functions and Functionaries Developed to Local Governance in Kerala)
  • Inter National seminar on “Decentralization, Development and Social Harmony in Third World Countries” organized by Association of third world studies South Asia Chapter at Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University Dindigul TamilNadu from 29th to 01st  Deceember 2013. (Paper entitled: MGNREGS and Tribal Livelihoods: A case study in Wayanad District of Kerala)
  • Inter National seminar on “Crisis Affecting Peace, Prosperity and Culture – the Third World Scenario” organised by Association of third world studies South Asia Chapter at Sri Sankaracharya Sanskrit University, Kaladi, Kerala  from 10th to 12th  December 2014. (Paper entitled: Urban Poverty and Vulnerability: The Role of Social Action and Social Protection)
  • National Seminar on “Innovative and Integrated Banking” Organized by Dept of Commerce, KNM Govt. Arts and Science College Kanjiramkulam, Trivandrum, from 21st to 22nd January 2016. (Paper entitled: Financial Inclusion; Role of Banks)

Areas of Expertise

  • Decentralized Planning
  • Office Management and Record Keeping
  • Total Quality Management
  • Rural Sociology.
  • Livelihood Enhancement
  • Decentralization
  • Participatory Planning
  • SPSS
  • Microsoft Access

Selected Publications

  • Vinod. S, (2016), “Local Development and Development Standing Committee –(Malayalam)”, Kerala Institute of Local Administration, Trissur, Kerala. ISBN 978-84-557-56-0
  • Vinod and Belraj (2016), Hand Book on “Planning, Implementation and Monitoring of Development Projects- Role of Working Groups – (Malayalam)”, State Institute of Rural Development, Kollam, Kerala.
  • Vinod S and Jamal (2016), Hand Book on “Decentralized Planning and Development – (Malayalam)” State Institute of Rural Development, Kollam, Kerala.
Title of PaperJournal / Vol / Page (s)Year
Mahatma Gandhi NREGS:

Towards Natural Resource Management and Agriculture Development

KILA Journal of Local Administration, Vol. 3 (1)2016
Convergence Initiatives: Concept, Importance and ApproachPanchayat Raj, Vol.55(11)2016
Livelihood enhancement Programmes and Urban poor in Kerala


Urban Development: Challenges, Concerns and consideration,

ISBN 978-93-5056-772-2

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House Pvt Ltd, New Delhi

chapter 13; pages 124-135

Edition 2016
Role of Social Audit in Implementation of Rural Development and Social Welfare SchemesPanchayat Raj2015
Local Governance: Elements of Good GovernancePanchayat Raj, Vol.55(9)2015
Livelihood Enhancement Strategy Effectiveness of Wage Employment Programme on Tribal PopulationISDA Journal, Institute for the study of development areas, Thiruvananthapuram, Vol. 25 No 2, pp 253-2642015
MGNREGS: A SWOT AnalysisHolistic Thought, Vol No 3 (2)2013
Security against Poverty: A study of MGNREGS in KeralaUniversity College Journal of Politics and Society (UCJPS), 7(2): 137.2012
Atrocities against Children: An Analytical StudyLPC Bulletin on Research, 3(1): 71-772012
Legal Guarantee for Livelihood Security: A Special Reference of MGNREGSLPC Bulletin on Research, 2(1): 40-462011
Changing gender relation and women empowerment: MGNREGS implementation in KeralaKerala Sociologist, 22(2): 21-26.2011
A Revolutionary Step towards Sustainable Rural LivelihoodJournal of Kerala Studies, 38: 24-33.2011

KILA Publications by Dr. Vinod S

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