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VMLS is mentored by OP Jindal Global University (an Institution of Eminence) and Jindal Global Law School under an institutional mentorship agreement.

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Home Faculty Gnana Sanga Mithra S.

Dr. Gnana Sanga Mithra. S.

Associate Professor

Dr. Gnana Sanga Mithra S. is an accomplished scholar in the field of Sociology, particularly specializing in Transgender Studies and Gender Studies. With a Bachelor’s, Master’s, and doctoral degree in Sociology, her academic journey reflects a deep commitment to understanding and advocating for marginalized communities. Throughout her career, Dr. Sanga Mithra has made significant contributions to research, with numerous papers published in prestigious Scopus Indexed journals. Her active participation in national and international conferences demonstrates her dedication to sharing knowledge and advancing the field.

Dr. Sanga Mithra has held various leadership positions, including roles in student unions and anti-harassment cells. Her exceptional contributions to her institutions have been recognized with awards, including the Star Performer Award from Loyola College and the Best Researcher Award from University Putra Malaysia. Her accolades further underscore her research prowess, including receiving the Raman Research Cash Award from VIT and being recognized as a Situational Leader in the educational sector by Ooruni Foundation, Chennai. Additionally, she has received the Best Presenter Award at an international conference organized by Curtin University, Dubai, highlighting her ability to effectively communicate her research findings.

Her expertise has been sought after by organizations such as the TN Forest Department, where she acted as a project consultant for a scheme funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency. Furthermore, Dr. Sanga Mithra’s research projects have been supported by seed grants from VMRF, demonstrating her capability to secure funding and carry out impactful research. She has an editorial role in the International Journal of Law and Society and is a reviewer for Frontiers and Taylor & Francis journals. Dr. Sanga Mithra’s impact extends beyond academia, as she is actively involved as an external resource person for colleges and NGOs.

Academic Qualifications
  • B.A¬†(Sociology)
  • M.A¬†(Sociology)
  • NET
  • (Ph.D.)
Research Interest

Gender studies, Transgender studies.

Area of Interest
  • Research interest in the area of gender and transgender studies.
  • Worked in UNICEF and ICMR(NIRT) projects and associated with SMILE foundation NGO as a resource person.
  • Subject Specialization in Research Methods, Sociology of Law, Essentials of sociology, and Sociological thoughts.
Domain Expertise

3.5 years of teaching experience and worked on UNICEF, and ICMR (NIRT) projects.

Domain Specialization
  • A Sociology graduate from M.O.P Vaishnav College for Women and a postgraduate in Sociology from Loyola College, Chennai. Qualified UGC-NET and currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree at Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai.
Professional Achievements

Raman Research Cash Award for best publication.

Papers publication

Scopus ID: 57473599200

  • Overall girls‚Äô sports championship award during the year 2007
  • Outstanding Performer award by Rotary Club of Pollachi for three consecutive years (2008,2009,2010).
  • School topper award for securing the first rank at 10th grade.
  • Raman Research Cash award for best research publication.
  • Star Performer award by Department of Sociology, Loyola College.

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