Staff Profile - Rajeswary Peethambaran



Rajeswary Peethambaran


Project Assistant(Gr.II) - Publication

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Working in KCHR Since

April 2022

Education Summary

• Pursuing a Certificate course in Parliamentary Practices and Procedures in Kerala Legislative Assembly Media and Parliamentary Studies, Thiruvanthapuram, 2022 

• Pursuing Ph.D. in History, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala 2020

• Bachelor degree in Library Science and Information Management, IGNOU.2019.

• Masters in History, Mahatma Gandhi University, 2018

• Bachelor degree in History, Mahatma Gandhi University, 2016

Professional Experience

• Working as Project Assistant - Publication in KCHR since April 2022 

• Worked as Executive Member, R&D Co-ordinator (National Level) at Global Info Mate Associates – Non-Profit R& D Centre for Livelihood Research & Social Entrepreneurship Management.2022

• Worked as a Research Volunteer Intern cum Information Assistant at PAMA – Institute of Transdisciplinary Archaeological Sciences, Pattanam, Ernakulam, Kerala & RT KN Centre for Transdisciplinary Historical Studies, Aluva, Ernakulam, Kerala.

• Worked as Trench Assistant, Digital Documentation, Excavations at Pattanam, conducted by PAMA Institute of Transdisciplinary Archaeological Sciences, 2021.

• Worked as a Volunteer for Academic consultant cum program coordinator (State level), Kerala Carrer Association. 2019.

• Worked as Library Assistant cum office attendant on contract at Civil Service Institute, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala 2019 (Library Reference Management and Academic coordination, office& accounting management). 2019.

• Worked as IT Consultant and program co-ordinator at Routes n Routes, Kottayam, 2018.

• Worked as Sales Executive Trainee at IDBI Bank on Quess on assignment, 2018.

• Worked as Sales Trainee at Publication Team, V-Publishers, Kottayam. 2014. 

Professional Milestones/ Achievements

• Received ASPIRE Fellowship from Directorate of Collegiate Education, Government of Kerala, 2021.

• University Rank – UG Level, 2016. 

Academic Activities

Academic & Social Entrepreneurship Initiatives  

• Archaeology -Anthropology- History; uniform cataloguing digital database creation for documentation of materials and memories with multi-language facets; project on working.2022.

• Gender and Participatory Traditional Livelihood Management towards Induced Development, implementation of village projects connecting with NGOs.2021

• Documentation project on Village to Home: Indigenous Life Care through Digital mapping in Kerala.2021

 • COPIC  food & nutrition Hybrid platform, social experimental project.2021

 • Info Mate, a web application for information exchange on human resource management,2021

 • Started Info Global Research Consortium (IGRC) as a research group and consultancy for Inclusive Research Education & Development,2020

• Bumerang – an initiative for Citizen Journalism; mapping memories and responses of the public into a digital archive,2019

 • Info Care – a start-up for rating & quality standards redesigning projects on Social Audit cum Total Quality Management Action Projects for institutions and individuals from the public and private entities 2018 

Archaeological Fieldwork Participation

• Archaeological and Ethnographic Field exploration jointly organized by PAMA and Christ College Iringalakkuda at Pooyapalli, Kodunagalloor, an Early port townsite, Kerala, India (June- March 2021-2022) 

Field trips/ Site Visits

• Fieldtrips to Archaeological sites and institutions from 2013 to till now

• Field visits to anthro-historic digital survey as part of Periyar Valley Mapping of Materials and Memories, 2022

• Field visits to Traditional houses of Kerala as part of Participatory project on Reimaging Heritage Structure and Imaginarium, 2021 

Professional Memberships 

• Kerala History Congress-Annual Membership

• Indian History Congress (31079: Membership No)

• Kerala History Conference-Annual Membership

• South Indian History Congress-Annual Membership

• Kerala Library Association-Student Membership  


Archaeological Photography and Documentation co-ordinated by Prasanth Mohan, PAMA (21 Days),2021 

Refresher Courses & Professional Training

• 6 Days Residential Workshop on Reconfiguring History Pedagogy: Theory, Method, and Practice (from 21st January to 26 th January 2020)

• 5 Days of Entrepreneurship Development Programme on Recent Trends, Challenges, and opportunities in innovations and start-ups organized by Business Innovation and Incubation Centre, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala. 2021

• Completed 1-week online faculty Development Programme on ‘Historical Method and Theory’ organized under UGC -Scheme for Trans-Disciplinary Research for Developing Economy (UGC-STRIDE), Mahatma Gandhi University with A Grade. Feb 2022 

Paper Presentations 

• Paper presented in the two-day National Seminar on Role of women in the protection and subsistence of environment on Resistance Movements for Subsistence and Existence at Alphonsa College, Palai (2016)

• Paper presented in the three-day International seminar on Athachamayam –A Historical Study, Kerala Historical Conference at Sir Sayyid College, Kannur University (2019)

• Paper presented in the three-day National Seminar on Populism and Identity Crisis of Women in Malayalam Movies: The family concept of Past, Present, and Future at School of Distance Education, Kerala University. (2019)

• Paper presented in the two-day (ICSETS IV th) International Conference organized by Kuriakose Elias College on Relevance of Kalarippayattu with special reference to Health Tourism from 1 st & 2 nd February (2020)

• Paper presented in the one-day National Conference on Rewriting Indian History: Trends on Pluralism and Chauvinism at Mahatma Gandhi University (2020) 

• Paper presented in the three-day International Conference, Kerala History Congress on Toddy–Liquor, Social Life and commoditization in Kerala History at Mahatma Gandhi University,Kottayam (2020) 

• Paper presented in the two-day International Conference on Impacts of Migration of Social Imagination on Livelihood Pattern with special reference to Traditional Occupation at CMS College, Kottayam (2020)  

Public Outreach through the organization of Exhibitions

• Co-ordinated “Paryaptha”, Public Exhibition at Centre for Gandhian Studies, Alphonsa College, Palai. 2015 

Workshops and Seminars attended

• Participated in the 2 days technology clinic on agro-food/food processing from 22nd March 2019, organized by District Industries Centre, Kottayam

• Participated in the UGC sponsored Three-day International seminar on St Thomas Christians through the Ages: A Historical Approach organized by St Kuriakose Elias Chavara Archives and Research Center, Mannanam, 2017

• Participated in the UGC sponsored One-day International seminar on St Thomas Christians through the Ages: A Historical Approach organized by St. Thomas College, Palai, 2018

• Participated in the one-day District RYLA, training program - Enhance Your Employability Quotient on 5 th December 2015

• Participated in the one-day international seminar organized by the PG Department of History and Research Centre, Assumption College, Changanasserry on 07 February 2020 

Webinars and Training Programmes attended 

• Participated in the One Day National Webinar on “Do’s & Don’ts in Social Science Research” at PG&Research Department of Commerce &Business Administration, Padmvani Arts &Science College for Women, Periyar University, Salem

• Participated in 5-Day National Level Online Faculty Development Programme from 22nd to 26 th May 2020 by Department of Computer Science &Engineering with National Youth Council of India, Hyderabad

• Participated in the National Webinar on Skills for Fourth Industrial Revolution Post Covid 19 by Department of English, Morning Star Home Science College, Ernakulam on 16 May 2020

• Participated in VIRTUOSA 2020 National Webinar by IQAC, KSMDB, Sasthamkotta from 14 to20 May

• Participated in 5-Day National Level Online Faculty Development Programme on Artificial Intelligence from 22nd to 26th May 2020 by Sridevi Women’s Engineering College

• Participated in the online training of the IEEE Xplore Digital Library conducted by Mahatma Gandhi University

• Participated in a webinar on Upcoming SOUL 3.0 Software of UGC INFLIBNET on 2nd June 2020

• Participating in the webinar on “PR and Paten Drafting “by IQAC, St. Peter’s Institute of Higher Education and Research on 14th May 2020

• Participated in an online workshop on Intellectual Property Rights conducted on 10th &11th April 2020. Completed the self-learning Online Course on Understanding Open Educational Resources offered by the Commonwealth of Learning, Canada on 16th April 2020

• Participated in the webinar on the preservation of and access to Indian Cultural Heritage by Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) on 24th April 2020

• Participated in the webinar session entitled “Planning and Implementation of a Digital Repository using DSpace by the National Digital Library of India on 22nd,26th, and 30th April 2020

• Participated online workshop on Research Methodology organized by Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University,1-7 May 2020

• Participated in the MANLIBNET 5-DAY International Virtual Librarian Development Programme –May 11-16,2020

• Participated in the 2nd International Symposium on Concerns, Complexities, and Dialogues religious Philosophy on 12-05-2020 by ICHR, India 

Research Interests

Archaeological settlement studies |Archiving Repository Management| Anthropological Studies | Psychometrics studies| Free Open-Source software |Data Analysis & GIS – Digital Mapping | Folklore | Legal history | Sustainability Studies | Information Science |Infographics| Heritage Tourism | Conservation Studies| Labour history| Popular Culture| Intellectual History |Subaltern Studies | Global Studies |Contemporary History