Prof. S. Mehartaj Begum
She has obtained her M. A. in Public Administration with first division and doctorate in human rights from Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. She teaches human rights at the post-graduate level and supervises M.Phil. & Ph.D. students of the Centre. Her areas of specialisation includes human rights, law enforcement, Public Administration, federalism, minority rights and gender justice. To her credit, there are seven books (including co-authored) and twenty eight research papers published in national and international journals. She has participated and presented papers in many national and international conferences/seminars, including at Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA, University of Pretoria, South Africa and Oxford University, Oxford, UK. She also attended Summer School Programme of the Institute of Federalism, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. She has received national and International Human Rights Awards from NGOs for her contributions towards the promotion of human rights. She was awarded Post-doctoral Fellowship by the University Grants Commission of India to conduct research on the rights of the construction workers. She has also completed two Major Research Projects in the areas of human rights sanctioned by the UGC. In addition, she has authored several articles in magazines and aired programmes on All India Radio on the problems of women and youth. She also serves as member of several governmental and non-governmental committees.
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