Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Management

Profile of Faculty

Ms. Shilpi Hembrom

Assistant Professor
Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Management

UGC-NET, December 2010, Human Rights and Duties
M.A, 2005, Human Rights, University of Calcutta
B.A, 2003, Sociology (Hons.), Lady Brabourne College, University of Calcutta


Area of Specialization   Marginalized communities: access to rights and entitlements: evolving mechanisms of self assertion.
Courses Taught  

Human Rights Laws, Mechanisms and Instruments, Human Rights in India, Human Rights in the context of disadvantaged sections of Indian society, Duties and Responsibilities and Implementation of Human Rights at International Level, Research Methodology, Human Trafficking and Indigenous peoples, Aboriginals, Indigenous, and Tribes


Teaching Experience  

Contractual: 2nd January 2012-5th August 2012
Regular: 6th August 2012-till present

Previous Working Experience  

Worked as National Programme Coordinator in All India Santal Welfare and Cultural Society (AISWACS), December 2005 to March 2011:

Assignments included:

    • Lobby advocacy nationally and internationally amongst planners, politicians, bureaucrats, development partners, human rights organisations, and grass-root organisations in favour of Adivasis/Indigenous Peoples.
    • Writing project proposals, reports for the donor agencies, organise, and coordinate trainings, workshops, and seminars on capacity building, Organisation Development and Management, Participatory Strategic Planning and legal rights
    • Preparation of Press and Media Releases
    • Monitoring and evaluation of the ongoing projects
    • Dissemination of information on issues related to human rights, Indigenous peoples rights, and land rights in national and international seminars.
  1. Presented a keynote paper in an International Symposium on “Belief, Scholarship and Cultural Heritage: Paul Olav Bodding and the Making of a Scandanavian-Santal Legacy”, organized by Museum of Cultural History at the University of Oslo, Norway, 3-5 November 2015. Title of the paper presented: “Bodding’s Legacy and Indo-Norwegian Collaboration: Prospect for Research and Investigation” by Shilpi Hembrom, Central University of Jharkhand.
  2. Attended and presented a paper on ‘Right to Education and Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights Council, Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 1st session, Study on Lessons learned and Challenges to achieve the Implementation of the Right of Indigenous Peoples to Education, 2008, Geneva, Switzerland.
  3. Worked on a documentary film on indigenous peoples in India “A Rickshaw named Desire” with    Dr. Phil. Dr. jur Werner Zips, Institute of Ethnology, University of Vienna in the year 2004.
  4. Attended a workshop “Consultation on Social Accountability-Tools and Practices”, organised by Financial Management Service Foundation, Noida, 15-16 March 2007, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
  5. Attended the Regional Training Programme: “Mainstreaming & Capacity Building of Indigenous Rights Activists”, 13-15 January 2007, Kathmandu, Nepal 2007, organised by Asian Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Network, New Delhi.
  6. Attended and presented paper on ‘Development, Displacement, and the Indigenous Peoples’ organised by International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES INTER CONGRESS), December 2004, Ballygunge Science College, University of Calcutta
  7. Attended lecture by Amb. Rajiv Sikri in April 2014 with the support of External Publicity & Public Diplomacy Division of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Indian Foreign Policy.
  8. Attended workshop on computer application, organized by the technical team, 4th March to 15th march 2013, Central University of Jharkhand.
  9. Attended training on University Management System (UMS), organized by the technical team, 2nd February 2013, Central University of Jharkhand.
  10. Attended and presented paper on “Disadvantaged People and Human Rights” organised by the University Grants Commission, December 2003.
Project Experiences  
  1. Worked as Regional Coordinator (Jharkhand) for Indian Institute of Dalit Studies during October 2012. on the project titled 'Study of Social Inclusion at the level of PRIs, Zila Parishad, Panchayati Samiti, Gram Panchayat (GP) and Gram Sabha (GS) level in select States with a particular focus on disadvantaged groups such as Women, SCs, STs, OBCs and Differently Abled and also documenting select number of cases highlighting Success and Failure'. This study was supported by Ministry of Panchayati Raj in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
  2. Worked as Project Coordinator in project titled “Participatory Action Research on Adivasi Self Rule (PAR on ASR)”, Phase II”, from October 2006 – September 2009, implemented by AISWACS in collaboration with Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (EED), Germany.
  3. Worked as Research Coordinator in project titled “Revival and Revitalization of the Historical Heritage and Cultural Identity of the Santals in Jharkhand and adjacent State of West Bengal”, from September 2008 – August 2009, implemented by AISWACS in collaboration with International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
  4. Worked as Project Coordinator in project titled “Rule of Law: Panchayati Raj and Strengthening of Democracy”, implemented by AISWACS in collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAF), January 2008 - December 2008, New Delhi.
  5. Worked as Project Coordinator in project titled “Santal Hul 150”. The project was carried out from April 2005 – March 2006  in collaboration with Santali Literary and Cultural Society (SLCS), Indian Confederation of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (ICITP), Vishwa Bharti University, East Anglia and Sussex
Seminar/Conference/Lecture/Workshop Organized  
  1. Organized Guest Lecture on ‘Indigenous Conflict Situations of Norway and India in late 19th Century: A comparison of two rebellions’ by Prof. Tone Bleie, Professor in Public Polices and Cultural Understanding, University of Tromsø, Norway.
  2. Member of organization committee of Round-table Conference on Naxalism and Crisis of Governance at CUJ supported by Institute of Conflict Management, New Delhi in March 2014.
  3. Member of organization committee of Conference on Building Nations of Peace: Our Shared Responsibility in joint collaboration with Universal Peace Federation of India and Centre for Human Rights & Conflict Management, on 9th September 2014, at CUJ
Thesis/ Papers/Reports  
  1. A Master’s degree Thesis on “Devils Playground, Development at the Cost of Displacement” in Human Rights (M.A.), 2005, University of Calcutta.
  2. A Status Report on “Living on the Edge, Tribals in India and their Struggle”, 2005, University of Calcutta.
  3. A Group Field Study on “Finding Never land, The First Munda Settlement in Kolkata”, 2005, University of Calcutta.
  4. A Documentation on subjects of “Women’s Rights in India (Chains of misery)”, “Labour Issues (Right to work comes with catch 22)” and “Vices of Development”, 2005, University of Calcutta
  5. Paper published, titled – ‘The Provisions of Panchayat Extension to Schedule Areas Act,1996 and its implications among the tribals of Jharkhand: The ground reality’; Vol.2, Issue 1, January to March 2014 International Journal for Social Development, peer reviewed Journal of Arts, Social and Behavioural Sciences.
  6. Report published, titled – “Belief, Scholarship and Cultural Heritage (Paul Olaf Bodding)”, Hul Sambad, Special Edition, December 2015,
Field Visits/Exposure Trips  
  1. Supervised an educational field visit for M.A., 4th Semester students, Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Management, Central University of Jharkhand, in Santal Parganas, Jharkhand from14th March to 19th March 2015
  2. Supervised an educational field visit for M.A., 4th Semester students, Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Management, Central University of Jharkhand to Tribal Research Institute, Ranchi, State Museum Ranchi, Interaction with NGO - JOHAR, Ranchi, and exposure visit to a High Court Session, Ranchi
  3. Supervised educational field visit to Bhutan for the students of Integrated International Relations, 23rd March to 3rd April 2014, Centre for International Relations, Central University of Jharkhand


Administrative Positions/Academic Positions Held  
  1. Member of ‘Women’s Cell’ (2013-till date), Central University of Jharkhand
  2. Member of Admission Committee, 2013, Central University of Jharkhand
  3. Tribal India International Festival 2012, Central University of Jharkhand.Worked as Convenor-Decoration Committee, Co-Convenor-Seminar, Co-Convenor-Literary Programme and Film Screening Committee, Co-Convenor-Cultural Programme, Co-Convener-Funding Agencies monitoring.
  4. Member of Open-air cultural committee ‘Akhra-International Tribal Festival’ 2013 organized by Central University of Jharkhand
  5. Organized a Cultural Event as a coordinator for the International Conference on The Next Leap – exploring new paradigms, organized by Centre for Business Administration, School of Management Sciences, Central University of Jharkhand, February 2014.
  6. Counselling in a case of land dispute related to the tribal community, as referred by Supreme Court of India during the period of 10th December 2013 to 17th January 2014 at Central University of Jharkhand
  1. Member of The Santali Literary and Cultural Society, Kolkata
  2. Member of  Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies on Human Development (CISHD), Kolkata
  3. Member of All India Santal Welfare and Cultural Society (AISWACS), New Delhi
  4. Member of Indian Confederation of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (ICITP), New Delhi
  5. Member of All National Santali Literary and Educational Research Organization, Sahebganj
Extra-Curricular Activities  
  1. Awarded Diploma of Sangeet Visharad Pratham Khand by the Pracheen Kala Kendra, in Rabindra Sangeet Vocal, Chandigarh, in the year 2000-2001. 
  2. Awarded Senior Diploma (Part II), in Fine Arts by Sarva Bharatiya Charu Kala Mandir, West Bengal.
  3. Acquired training in Indian Classical Music (vocal) and Nazrul geeti.
  4. Acquired training in Jazz Guitar and Jazz vocals from Carlton Kitto
  5. Performed Jazz Vocals with Carlton Kitto
  6. Worked with FM- Radio Mirchi.