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Dr Shivani Chauhan Barooah

Assistant Professor , Guwahati campus

Chairperson - Centre for Community Organisation and Development Practice, School of Social Work - Guwahati Campus

M.A. in Social Work (University of Delhi), M.Phil. in Social Work (University of Delhi), Ph.D. in Social Work (University of Delhi)

Shivani Chauhan Barooah has done her M.A in Social work from Delhi School of Social Work, University of Delhi and subsequently her M. Phil and Ph. D. in Social work from University of Delhi. She was awarded the UGC NET-JRF in social work in 2003.

She has a keen interest in languages and was awarded the Alliance Française de Delhi and French Embassy Scholarship for “Best student (2007) of Alliance Française de Delhi” for Higher Studies in France in 2008. She completed her Master 1 (Sociologie) from Université Pierre-Mendès-France-Grenoble2 in 2009. She obtained the DALF C2 in the French language in 2009 and subsequently the DAEFLE ((Diplôme d'aptitude à l'Enseignement du Français Langue Etrangère-Diploma of Teaching of French as a Foreign Language) in 2010.

She has been engaged in teaching, fieldwork supervision, research supervision, fieldwork coordination, and administrative activities at Tata Institute of Social Sciences-Guwahati Off-Campus.

She has published articles in books and journals. She has also presented papers in International and National seminars, congress and conferences.


Trainings/Workshops/Courses Completed:

  • Participant at the Master Trainers' Training programme organized by School of Vocational Education, TISS Mumbai from June 17, 2015- June 20, 2015.
  • Participant and Junior Coach at the Impact Week North East India 2018 organized by Indian Institute of Entreprenuership, Guwahati and Impact week from December 12, 2018 - December 20, 2018.
  • Successfully completed and received a passing grade in SW47x: Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies a course of study offered by HarvardX, an online learning initiative of Harvard University on August 28, 2020.
  • Participant in the Online Workshop “Radical Transformational Leadership for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” 2021
  • Successfully completed one week online Faculty Development Programme on “National Education Policy 2020: Re-Envisioning Higher Education in India” from 30 August- 07 September, 2021 conducted byTeaching Learning Centre, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi in collaboration with Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas under the aegis of Ministry of Education, PMMMNMTT
  • Attended the 5th Short Term Course on Gender Sensitization and Social Justice, organized by the UGC Human Resource Development Centre- Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi from November 8- November 13, 2021






Decent work

Informal economy

Women and work

Human Resource Management

Labour Laws

Social Legislations


Urban Governance

Geriatric and child care

Design Thinking



Journal Articles:

  1. Bezbaruah, R. & Barooah, S.C. (2021). Digital Education, Learning Crisis and Children: The Case of Assam. Children First: Journal on Children's Lives. 1(1). 135-143
  2. Barooah, S.C. (2016). Organizing home based workers for decent work The case of SEWA in Ahmedabad. Journal of Social work Education, Research and Action. 2(2), June 2016. ISSN 2394-4102
  3. Barooah, S.C. (2015). Decent work for women home-based workers in Ahmedabad. Journal of Social work Education, Research and Action. 1(2), May-August 2015 pp. 68-82 ISSN NO. 2394-4102
  4. Bhatt, S. & Chauhan,S.(2011). Right to Decent Work for Workers in the Informal Economy, Contemporary Social Work, 3(1), January- June 2011 ISSN 0975-1793

 Chapter(s) in Edited Volume:

  1. Barooah, S.C. (2021). Even Lockdown could not change my routine. In S. Bhatt (Ed.), Life under  Lockdown: Lived experiences and Lessons Learnt (pp. 123-134). New Delhi: Papyrus Scrolls Publications ISBN: 9788195385102
  2. Thomas, N.P &   Barooah, S.C.  (2019). Indigenous Social Movements: A study of Lohit Youth Library Movement, Arunachal Pradesh, India.  In U. K. Popli  and A. K. Singh (Eds.), Indigenising social work practice in India (pp.299-318).  New Delhi: Bloomsbury Publishing ISBN: 9789389351576          
  3. Barooah, S. C. (2015). Decent Work for Home-Based Workers: Implications for Social Work. In S. Bhatt and S. Pathare (Eds.), Social work education and practice engagement. (pp.233-240). New Delhi: Shipra Publications ISBN: 978817541757

 Other Writings:

  1. Barooah, S.C. (2020, June 28). Women at risk. The Assam Tribune: http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/at.asp?id=jun2820/Page14

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She has been teaching in the M.A. programmes of Social work, Labour studies and social protection and  B.A. social sciences.

Courses Taught/Teaching:

Foundation Courses (units in FC2, FC3, FC4)


SW7-Human Resource Management -Princples and practices

SW2- History and ideologies of social work


CD4- Urbanization, Governance and Informal work

CD9- Development Communications

CD7- Law, Society and Development


LSSS16- Organizing informal labour

LSSP03- Work, organizations and Industrial relations

LSSP5- Informal economy and informal employment

LSSP11- Labour Laws in India

LSSP18- International Labour Standards and Decent work

LSSP19- International Financial Institutions


Modern Indian Language-Hindi

SS- Self study (Industry and Labour)

TC2 SS- Self Study (Social work)


Email: shivani.barooah[at]tiss[dot]edu

Shivani Chauhan Barooah, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
School of Social work
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Guwahati Off-Campus
India -781013

Tel # +91-361-2739500 (Extn. 9367)