Staff Profile - Sandhya S.N



Sandhya S.N


Publication Assistant

Contact Info:


Mob:9495941939 ,

Working in KCHR Since

February 2014

Education Summary

• Pursuing Ph.D in Gender Studies and Development, IGNOU

• MA in Mass Communication, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Haryana (2018)

• Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism, BharatiyaVidyaBhavan (2012)

• Post Graduate Diploma in GIS & RS, Centre for Environment and Development(2006)

• MA(Sociology), University of Kerala (2006)

• Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications, State Board of Technical Education (2003)

• B.Ed. (Natural Science)University of Kerala (1999)

• B.Sc. Zoology, University of Kerala (1998)

Professional Experience

•  Working as Publication Assistant in KCHR since 2014 February

•  Chief Editor, Indian Ruminations, Journal of Indian English Writers

• Master Training Faculty, Kerala Institute of Local Administration    (KILA)

• News Presenter DD News, Malayalam

• State Joint Programme Co-Ordinator, Adolescent Life Education Programme, Sakhi Women Resource Centre

• Research Associate, Thantedam Gender Park, C-Dit, Govt. of Kerala

• Coordinator, Harithavidyalayam Education Reality Show Cell, Doordarshan, C-Dit, Govt. of Kerala

• Research Associate, Centre for Enviornment & Development Studies

• Research Associate, Educational Research Unit

Research Interests

Gender and Development | Women and Children | Mass Communication

Research Summary

Thesis Title: Gender Budgeting in Local Self Governments of Kerala: A Critical Analysis

Despite considerable advances in gender equality through 20-25 years of advocacy, awareness creation efforts, extensive training programmes and a gamut of development interventions, there continue to be problems to address gender issues and/or to apply a gender approach. Gender gaps are widespread in access to and control of resource, in economic opportunities, in power, and political voice. For these reasons gender equality is a core developmental issue.

A review of studies on the Women Component Plan (WCP) shows that though there was a shift in perspective at various levels of the government from the international to local and its reflection in the handbooks and guidelines issued by the planning board, it did not get reflected in the planning and programme implementation stages at the ground level.

The studies on WCP found that the projects for women were stereotypical. It is clear that WCP projects were not much different from the projects in general plan. Majority of projects insisted on women to take responsibility of conventional, familial and social roles by giving them traditional forms of employment.


Paper Presented

• 'Socio-Economic Ststus of Women in Kerala' paper presented in one day National Seminar on Women and Economic Development , 18th February, 2019, Department of Economics, University of Kerala.

Other Publications

• Break the Silence , An anthology of Poems in English

• Co -author of New Voices a poetry anthology in English by 5 poets

• Co-author and Editor of Roots and Wings , a national anthology of poems by 48 selected Indian English women poets all over India

• Tequila, an English translation of poems by Mr. Rajesh Chithira