Assistant Professor

Department : MADM
Phone No : 9884006198
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Educational Qualification


PhD Urban Sociology and Sociology of Development

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Jun 2011

National Eligibility Test for Lectureship in India

University Grand Commission

Apr 2010

M.A Sociology

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli

Nov 2007

B.Sc Mathematics

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli

Mar 2004

Higher Secondary Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology

State Board of School Examination, Tamil Nadu

Mar 2002

Matriculation Examination Maths, Science, Social Science

Board of Matriculation Examination, Tamil Nadu

Job Experiences

Aug 2010

Research Assistant

PRIA Foundation for Research and Development

Aug 2010-Dec 2010

Project Assistant

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Jan 2011-Jun 2011

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Project Assistant

Jun 2011-Nov 2011

Project Assistant

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Oct 2017-Jun 2018

Research Associate

Madras Institute of Development Studies

Seminars, Conferences & Workshops

  • Participated in the “National Seminar on Dalit Movements in South India” held at Department of Sociology, University of Madras on 10th March 2012
  • Participated in the workshop on “Role of Social Work in Criminal Justice System” held at Department of Social Work, Malankara Catholic College, Kanyakumari, during 19th January 2010.


  • Gajendran, V. (2016). Chennai’s Peri-urban Accumulation of Capital and Environmental Exploitation. Environment and Urbanization Asia, 7(1), 113-131.
  • Gajendran, V. (2015). The crisis of social reproduction in resettlement colonies: A case study in peri-urban Chennai. Bhumi, The Planning Research Journal, 4(2).
  • Subitha, G.V., Govindarasan, M., Gajendran, V. (2012). Children with Special Needs: SSA intervention in Tamil Nadu, Bharathidasan University Journal of Science and Technology, 3(1), 40-44.

Subjects Taught

  • Sociology of Development
  • Research Methodology
  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Disaster Management
  • Establishing Development Organization

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