R.C. Swarankar (University of Rajasthan, Jaipur)
submitted: Sat, 13 Nov 1999 20:17:37 +0530
R. C. Swarankar, Ph.D
Head, Department of Anthropology
University of Rajasthan, Jaipur - 302004 INDIA
Residence : 8C/6 Pratap Nagar, Tonk Phatak,
Description of work:
I have been pursuing my teaching \ research works in Rajasthan in the
areas related to applied anthropology (medical anthropology \ development
anthropology) for last two decades. Details of my C.V is mentioned
i. Involved as Anthropologist consultant & Public Participation
Specialist for sectoral environment study related to Rajasthan Water
Resources Consolidation Project sponsored by World Bank during Feb. - Nov.
i. Involved as Anthropologist consultant with Social Impact Assessment of
Rajasthan State Highways Project, Louis Berger International, Inc.
sponsored by World Bank during 1997-1998.
ii. In December, 1997 as consultant completed the Socio-economic and
Household Survey of six cities under Rajasthan Urban Infrastructure
Development Project (RUIDP), Louis Berger International, Inc. sponsored by
Asian Development Bank.
iii. In August, 1997 completed Bench Mark Survey and prepared an Action
Plan for the development of Dang region sponsored by Government of
iv. Evaluated the Impact of Swasthya Karmi Scheme implemented by Urmul
Seemant Samiti (NGO) in the villages of desert areas of Rajasthan.
v. In June, 1997 completed an Action research study as consultant with
IIHMR pertaining to Family Welfare programme among Tribal Communities of
vi. Working on a project of writing a book on Medical Anthropology
sponsored by U.G.C., New Delhi.
vii. In the Panel of Consultants to USAID/IIHMR for PVOH project
implemented by NGOs in Rajasthan.
viii. July, 1996 evaluated a KKS, Germany funded project on Creation of
Awareness on Social Issues and Training of TBAs implemented in rural areas
of Jaipur district by AGM Sansthan (NGO) Jaipur.
ix. October-December, 1995 successfully completed a WHO sponsored training
programme on Health Systems Research at IIHMR, Jaipur.
x. In September, 1995 completed a project “Impact of IEC on Family
Welfare Programme - A Study of Eligible Women in Dausa District” sponsored
by UNFPA, Government of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
xi. In 1994 published a book (ed.) “Indian Tribes : Health, Ecology and
Social Structure”, Printwell, Jaipur.
xii. In 1993 participated in a refresher course on Interdisciplinary
approaches in Social Sciences organized by U.G.C., New Delhi.
xiii.In 1992 completed a project on Female Illiteracy in Sikar district
sponsored by ISRO/Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi.
xiv.In 1991 participated in a training course on Qualitative Research
Methods at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bombay sponsored by Ford
Foundation and John Hopkins, USA.
xv. In 1991 evaluated a training programme of Peripheral Workers i.e.
ANMs, AWWs on Safe Motherhood Drive in Rajasthan.
xvi. In 1991 carried out an impact study of Non-formal Education Centres
in Churu district sponsored by BCT, Jaipur.
xvii.In 1990 involved in a project on Health and Family Welfare in the
tribal region of Rajasthan sponsored by UNFPA and Ministry of Health and
Family Welfare, New Delhi.
xviii. In 1988 published a book Political Elite, Rawat Publications,
xix. During 1984-88 worked as Social Scientist with Desert Medicine
Research Centre, Jodhpur, an Institution of ICMR, New Delhi.
During this period benchmark surveys, qualitative research and studies
were undertaken on socio-cultural, family-economic, demographic,
developmental and allied aspects of health and family welfare and
nutrition in the rural areas of desert districts in Rajasthan.
xx. Teaching the courses on Development Anthropology, Medical
Anthropology, Research Methodology to P.G. students of University of
Rajasthan, Jaipur for more than a decade.
xxi. Supervising the field works/research of Ph.D./P.G. students on
development, displacement, rehabilitation, re-settlement, health, family
welfare (MCH), AIDS, Reproductive health and other issues.
a. Currently supervising two graduate students from U.S. Universities
under School For International Training on a temple "Mehandi Pur Balaji" &
non- formal education in tribal areas of Rajasthan.
b. Acted as guide and mentor for Dr. Alan Babb, Profesor, Department of
Anthropology, Amherest College, U.S. who had colloboration with our
xxii.Presented papers on Anthropological dimensions of population, gender,
development, health/reproductive health, family welfare, AIDS, water
culture, role of women, community participation etc. at National and
xxiii. Published articles on the subjects mentioned above (xxii) in the
prestigious Journals, Magazines and Books.
xxiv. 20 years research experience of working with the tribal, nomadic and
rural communities, NGOs, Government officials in desert, tribal and plain
ecological conditions of Rajasthan.
xxv. Expertise in formulating, undertaking innovative research projects
and rapport building required for people’s involvement, social
mobilization and participatory methodologies.
xxvi. Proficiency in English, Hindi and local dialects spoken in different
cultural regions of Rajasthan with proven ability to speak and write
clearly and analytically.