QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF THE INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF THE DEVELOPING AREAS

ABOUT US

ISDA - Institute for the Study of Developing Areas 

 

 The Institute for the Study of Developing Areas (ISDA) is a public institution registered under the societies registration act as a non-profit making autonomous body. The purpose of the society is to undertake action projects and promote interdisciplinary research with special emphasis on the problems of socially underprivileged groups and under-developed regions. Its objectives include empowerment of weaker sections, undertake programmes for sustainable rural and urban development, provide vocational training and skill development programmes for the poor especially the rural women, promote social harmony and national integration, popularization of science, environmental protection, research and publication in the areas of development and administration. etc 

ISDA JOURNAL

The ISDA Journal is an interdisciplinary journal published from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala by the Institute for the Study of Developing Areas (ISDA). The journal gives emphasis on publication of empirical research articles and theoretical studies having special emphasis on development and Public Policy. It is registered with Registrar of Newspapers for India (R.N.64437/91) and obtained ISSN0971-2550 in the year 1991. It has a national level circulation and is subscribed by libraries of numerous universities, colleges and institutions of higher learning all over the country. It has also more than thousand individual subscribers nation-wide.


ISDA Publications


ISDA Publications’ is subsidiary wing of the Institute for the Study of Developing Areas. Its objective is to publish empirical studies in Development and Public Policy. It also encourages publications of interdisciplinary studies, scientific enquiries, creative arts and literature. So far we published a dozen books having ISBN.

Activities of ISDA

Institute for the study of Developing Areas (ISDA) is a public institute registered under

the Societies Registration Act as a non-profit making autonomous body. The society came into being in 1991. The first issue of the journal was released on April 1991. Since then, the institute is engaged in various activities with the objective of empowerment of weaker sections, undertake programmes for rural and urban development, provide vocational training and skill development programmes for the poor especially the rural women, promote social harmony and national integration, popularization of science, environmental protection, research and publication in the areas of development and administration etc.

ORGANIZATION

Director Board

 

The Director Board is the governing body of the institute. Its members are elected by the Annual General Body meeting for a period of three years. Currently (April 2018 to March 2021) the Director Board members are

Prof.(Dr.) Mohanan B.Pillai

 Chairman

(Phone: 9486365526)

HOD, Department of Political Science and International Studies,

Central University, Pondicherry 

Kalapet, Venkitaraman Nagar, Puducherry (UT) 

Dr. V. Rajendran Nair        

(Hon. Director and Member Secretary)   

(Phone 9447260047)

Associate Professor (Rtd.)

Department of Political Science

Mahatma Gandhi College

 Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 

Res: Ashwini, TC28/1161-1 

Sreekanteswaram, Fort P.O. Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695023

Dr. Pavithran

Professor of Political Science(Rtd.)

Dept. Political Science, Calicut University,Calicut, Kerala.

Dr. K. Bijukumar,

Associate Professor

M.G.College Thiruvananthapuram

Dr. Deleepkumar

Teacher in Political Science,

Govt. HSS, Anavoor, Thiruvananthapuram

Lathakumary

Krishnakripa, Ambalamukku, Thiruvananthapuram

B. Sreelatha,

Aurn Villa, TC. 28/1161,

Fort P.O. Thiruvananthapuram

Editorial board

 

The Journal is academically assisted by an Editorial Board; its membership is determined by the annual general body meeting of the ISDA. The current Board includes the following members: 

Editor- in-Chief

Prof. (Dr.) Mohanan B. Pillai (Chairman,ISDA) 

Executive Editor

Dr. V. Rajendran Nair.(Hon. Director, ISDA)

General Editor

Prof. (Dr.) Pavithran KS. 

Associate Editor

Dr. B. Vijayachandran Pillai

HOD, Department of Commerce and Management

University of Calicut, Kozhikode, Kerala


Associate Editor

Dr. Manju S. Nair HOD, Department of Economics

University of Kerala, Kariavattom Thiruvananthapuram 


Associate Editor

Dr. V. Bijukumar

Associate Professor, Center for Political Studies,

School of International Studies

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 

Assistant Editor 

Balu. S. Kurup

Research Fellow in Political Science, University of Kerala 

Assistant Editor

Gayatri Devi Pillai

Assistant Professor, Dept. of English

NSS College, Nilamel, Kollam, Kerala 

Assistant Editor

Abhijith Rajendran BTech. MBA


Editorial Advisory Board

We have an editorial advisory board having senior professors, researchers and persons of outstanding performance in the field of research and publication. The members are decided and periodically rationalized by the editorial board. Currently the Advisory Board include:

Chairman 

Prof.(Dr.) K. Raman Pillai                      

Former HOD, Dept. of Political Science University of Kerala

Members

Prof .(Dr.) Rajan Gurukal

Former Vice Chancellor Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam, Kerala and Presently Vice Chairman, Kerala State Higher Education Council.

Prof.(Dr.) Venkitesh Athreya

Former Professor, Bharathidasan University and Advisor (Food Security) M.S. Swaminathan Foundation.

Prof. (Dr.) J. Prabhash

Former HOD of Political Science University of Kerala and Former Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Kerala.

Prof.V. Karthikeyan Nair

Director, Kerala Language Institute.

Prof.(Dr.) Jose George

Former Professor, Dept. of Civics and Politics,University of Mumbai.

Prof. (Dr.) D. Gopal

Dept.of Political Science IGNOU, New Delhi

Prof.(Dr. ) Muzaffar Assadi

Chairman, Dept. of Political Science Mysore University

Faculties

ISDA and ISDA Journal represent the organized initiative of a group of professors, researchers and academicians belonging to an interdisciplinary domain. We have about 25 well experienced academicians voluntarily associate with us in our academic activities.

From the beginning onwards our journal is a peer reviewed/refereed Journal. We have experienced and excellent faculties who help us voluntarily to refer/review articles and provide with valuable comments for the refinement of the research papers submitted to us for publication. The articles received to us undertake rigorous review of two or three of the faculties in the panel based on the nature and subject matter of the article. The articles will undergo Strict plagiarism test based on similarity indexing software so that the authors may modify their articles based on the reports and make their piece of research refined and significant .

Our faculty members include:

Dr. Mohanan B. Pillai

Editor-in- Chief of the Journal

Prof. Manju S Nair

Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics, University of Kerala

Prof. V. Karthikeyan Nair

Associate Professor in History( Rtd) University College, Thiruvananthapuram

Dr. V. Bijukumar

Associate Professor, School of Political Theory, JNU

Dr. Saji Jacob

Principal, Layola College of Sociology and Social Work, Thiruvananthapuram

Dr. Ampotti

Head, Department of Islamic History, University of Kerala

Dr. Mohanachandran

Head, Department of Demography, University of Kerala

Prof.(Dr.)J.Prabhash

Former Head, Dept. of Political Science, University of Kerala

Dr. Sivadasan

Associate Professor, Dept. of History, Calicut University

Dr.Suhrutkumar

Associate Professor,Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram

Dr. Jayachandran Nair

Associate Professor in Statistics, Sree Keralavarma College, Thrissur, Kerala

Dr. Vijayachandran Pillai,

Professor of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Calicut,Kerala

Dr. Abraham Vijayan

Associate Professor of Sociology, Government College, Kanjiramkulam, Thiruvananthapuram

Dr. Jose George

Professor Political Science (Rtd) Bombay University, Mumbai.

Dr.B.S.Bhargava

Professor of Political Science (Rtd.),Banglore University, Teachers’ Layout NagarBhavi Phase I , Banglore 560072

Dr. S.S Sreekumar

Professor of Political Science, Jawaharlal Nehru Government College, Port Blare Andaman 744104

Dr. S.R Sheeja

Associate Professor in Economics, IDE, Kerala University, Trivandrum.

Dr. Biju BL

Assistant Professor in Political Science, Central University,Hyderabad

Dr. S.H Patil

Professor (Rtd.) Lingaraja Nilaya,KelAGIRI Road, Sai Nagar, Dharwad 580001, Karnataka

Dr. D. Gopal

Professor, IGNOW, NewDelhi

Dr. Rajan Varghese

Professor of Economics (Rtd.) UC College Aluva

Dr. K. Raman Pillai

Professor of Political Science (Rtd.) University of Kerala

Publication Policy

ISDA Journal, the multi-disciplinary and refereed Quarterly primarily focuses on development and public policy. The Journal has a track record of three decades of uninterrupted publication. We invite empirical studies, conceptual papers and review articles that fall within the scope of the journal for publication. Research papers and articles submitted to the journal go through a double blind review process to ensure quality. Also, strict plagiarism check through similarity detection software is an integral part of the review process and quality control. Our editorial policy is that we will not consider article/ research paper for publication, if it is currently being reviewed by any other Journal or if it has already been published or will be published elsewhere. The Journal or any part thereof may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the Editorial Board. All data, views, opinions, etc., are the sole responsibility of the authors. Neither publisher nor Editorial Board is in any way responsible for them. The journal provides open access and downloads for researchers, faculties, students and all academic community who see it valuable.

Through the past three decades of existence, the journal has earned a reputation as a serious journal in the area of development and public policy and its reach is far and wide due to the continued patronage of the Scholars. We profusely thank our patrons for their continued support and encouragement. Needless to say your valuable suggestions and feedback are important for us to serve you better.

Current Issue

Vol. 29 No.4 October - December 2019

Please submit your name and email id to download articles from our latest issue.

ISDA Back Volumes

The Journal has a history of continuous publication of 28 volumes. Current Volume no.28, issues 1 to 4 of the year 2018 can be obtained from this site for open access.

Subscription

The core source of income of the journal to meet its cost of publication is subscription from the academic community and institutions of higher learning. The journal has a reach at about 150 educational institutions and over 1500 individual subscribers nation-wide. The present rate of subscription (April-2018 on wards) is:

Outstation cheques should include Rs. 50/-towards Bank commission. Remittance should be payable to:‘ISDA Journal, Trivandrum’ 

Mail Your Orders/Cheques to:      

Dr. V. Rajendran Nair

Executive Editor, ISDA Journal, ASHWINI, T.C. 28/1161(1),

Sreekanteswaram, Fort P.O., Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala – 6950 23

E-mail: isdajournaltvm@gmail.com , drvrajendrn@yahoo.co.in,.

 Mob: 09447260047.

  url. www.isdajournal.com

GUIDELINES TO CONTRIBUTORS

 

Empirical studies, conceptual papers and review articles that fall within the scope of ISDA Journal are invited for publication. Research papers and articles are reviewed by experts and specialists, considering several aspects like originality, logical cohesion, language, citations and on the suitability of the article for publication in the journal. All research papers and articles are subjected to a strict plagiarism check. Authors are instructed to follow the instructions given below while submitting articles or research papers for publication. Please note that ISDA Journal is following the APA style (sixth edition) to enhance its international visibility and acceptability.

Contact Us

ISDA Journal, ASHWINI, T.C. 28/1161(1),Sreekanteswaram, Fort P.O., Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala – 6950 23.

E-mail: isdajournaltvm@gmail.com , drvrajendrn@yahoo.co.in,.

 Mob: 09447260047.  url. www.isdajournal.com

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