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  • PhD – Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  • MA – Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi

Areas of Expertise

Gender & Development; Health Communication; Health and Human Rights

Sreerupa Sengupta

Profile & History

Dr. Sreerupa Sengupta has a PhD in Women’s Studies from Jadavpur University. She received a fellowship by the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research, Japan for her doctoral research on AIDS Communication, gender and human rights. She was a Visiting Fellow at Howard University, Washington D.C., USA and the American University of Cairo, Egypt. She has attended an Advanced Professional Training Program on Global Governance and Sustainable Development organised by German Development Institute, Bonn, Germany. 
Sreerupa’s career has spanned over 12 years in diverse sectors – academia, NGO and the industry. She has developed audio-visual educational materials for NGOs on HIV, Violence against Women and human rights.  She has taught courses on – Health and Human Rights, Sustainable Development and Social Action, Gender and Governance, Gender and Development, Qualitative Research.  
She has conducted MDPs (Open and In-Company) for government and public sector officials in the areas of leadership and governance, gender mainstreaming (in policy, planning and evaluation). Some of the clients were Asian Development Bank, Ministry of External Affairs, Department of Science and Technology, Oil India, Indian Oil, CIDCO, LIC, Bank of Baroda, Indian Navy. 
Sreerupa has conducted research in the areas of public health– HIV, health communication malnutrition (supported by UNICEF, Action Aid, India, Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Government of Maharashtra); gender and social policy (supported by HIVOS, UNWOMEN, Ministry of Women and Child Development University Grants Commission, Government of Telangana); and public service delivery (supported by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, GoI; National Commission for Women). 

Courses Taught: 

  • Gender and Development 
  • Health and Human Rights
  • SDGs and Sustainability Reporting
  • Ethics and Governance
  • Qualitative Research

Also taught at:

  • Administrative Staff College of India (Hyderabad), 
  • National Institute of Rural Development (Hyderabad)
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (Hyderabad)
  • Jadavpur University (Kolkata)




Chakraborty, A and Sengupta, S. (2023). Equitable Pathways for a Sustainable Future: The Case for Mainstreaming Gender across Sustainable Development Goals. In Chakraborty, C and Pal, D (ed) Gender Inequality and its Implications of Education and Health: A Global Perspective. Emerald Publishing Limited. (Scopus Indexed) 

ISBN: 978-1-83753-181-3/ eISBN: 978-1-83753-180-6 

DOI: 10.1108/9781837531806 

Singhal, D. and Sengupta, S.  Pandemic, MOOCs and Responsible Management Education (2023). In Christian Hauser (ed.) Responsible Management Education and the Digital Transformation Challenge. Palgrave Macmillan. 

ISBN: 978-3-031-15631-1 

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-15632-8 


Singhal, D and Sengupta, S. (2022). [Review of the book Circular Economy (Re) Emerging Movement: The path to Sustainable Development by Ms. Shalini Goyal Bhalla] Journal of Circular Economy. 


Sengupta, S (2018). Accelerating Change: Strategising for Gender Equality by 2030ASCI Journal of Management, 47 (1). ISSN: 0257-8069 (Indexed in EBSCO) 


Phadnis, S., Sengupta, S., & Chakraborty, A. (2021). Work from Home, Mental Health and Employee Needs: A pilot study in selected information technology organizations in IndiaAsia Pacific Journal of Health Management16(3), 103-110. (Scopus Indexed, ABDC: C) 

Sengupta, S, Singh, B, and R Prasanna (2016). Breaking the cycle of malnutrition in India: Surguja Fulwari, Chhattisgarh and Aman Persera, MeghalayaASCI Journal of Management, Vol 45, No.2 (pp. 20-35). ISSN: 0257-8069 (Indexed in EBSCO). 

Sengupta, S, Singh, B and Srivastava, K. (2016). Right to consent: Lado Campaign, Madhya PradeshASCI Journal of Management, Vol 45, No.2 (pp. 42-55). ISSN: 0257-8069 (Indexed in EBSCO). 


Sengupta, S and Sinha, A (2022). Localising SDGs in India: The Role of Government and Private Training Institutes. Bonn: German Institute of Development and Sustainability 

Sengupta, S (2021). Community and Risk Communication: Experience of COVID- 19 Communication in India. Voices for the SYLFF Community, E-Newsletter, Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research. 



  • Ravarappu, S., and Sengupta, S., 2017. Socio Economic and Gender based evaluation of Individual Category B Assets under MGNREGA in Telangana. Hyderabad: National Institute of Rural Development.
  • Sengupta, S., 2017. Assessing Gender Sensitivity of Print Media Organisations and Content: Evaluation of Selected Print Media Houses in Four Metro Cities. New Delhi: Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India. 
  • Shahaida P. and Sengupta, S., 2015. Assessment of CSR Activities of Bharat Dynamics Limited. Hyderabad: Bharat Dynamics Limited.  

Blog Articles

Conferences Attended (Selected)

  • Chakravarti, P. and Sengupta, S. Sexual Harassment, Ragging and Higher Education Campuses: The Case of Jadavpur University. In XVI National Conference on Women’s Studies, Guwahati, 2014.
  • Sengupta, S., Gender and Human Rights in HIV&AIDS Communication. In Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) Administrator’s Meet, Tokyo Foundation, Japan, 2010.
  • Sengupta, S., Doing cross-country Research: Experiences from the Field. Department of Anthropology, Howard University, USA, October 2009.
  • Sengupta, S., Countering the Violations and Violence: A Review of Legislations and Policy. In International Congress on AIDS in the Asia and the Pacific, Colombo, 2007.
  • Sengupta, S., Violence and HIV-positive Women: Case Studies from Kolkata. In  National Consultation on Universal Access to HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care & Support for Women & Children, NACO, UNAIDS & UNODC, New Delhi, 2007.
  • Sengupta, S., Gendering history in school textbooks. In Eastern Region Seminar on Feminism and the Production of Knowledge, Indian Association for Women’s Studies & Jadavpur University, 2007.



  • Assistant Professor, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • Guest Faculty, Department of Sociology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  • Senior Research Fellow, School of Women’s Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  • Sub Editor, Graphiti, The Telegraph, Kolkata
  • Consultant, Action Aid, Kolkata