A. K. Sharma
Professor of Sociology
Department of Humanities & Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology

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Research and Teaching Career

Senior Professor (HAG Grade), H.S.S. Department, I.I.T. Kanpur, since 18 August 2009.

Professor of Sociology, H.S.S. Department, I.I.T. Kanpur, since 29 Sept. 1993 (also Adjunct faculty, Industrial Management Department, IIT Kanpur, 2001-.).

Associate Professor of Sociology, H.S.S. Department, I.I.T. Kanpur, 9 March 1991 - 28 Sept. 1993.

Assistant Professor of Sociology, H.S.S. Department, I.I.T. Kanpur, 3 July 1985 - 8 March 1991.

Lecturer in Sociology, H.S.S. Department, I.I.T. Kanpur, 10 Sept. 1980 - 2 July 1985.

Research Executive, Operations Research Group, New Delhi, 1 June 1980 - 9 Sept. 1980.

Sr. Research Asstt., Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, I.I.T. Bombay, 12 Feb. 1980 - 30 May 1980.

Investigator, State Planning Institute, Economics Intelligence and Statistics Division, U.P. 19 April 1973 - 25 July 1975.


Courses Taught at IIT:

   In HSS Department

         At undergraduate level

     Introductory Sociology; Analysis and Prediction of Human Populations; Population, Economy and Society; Society and Social Problems of India; Quantitative Methods; Introduction to Social Cybernetics (tutor only); Industrial Sociology; Social and Behavioural Aspects of Health and Illness; and Sociological Theories.

         At postgraduate level

     Population Processes; Introduction to Statistical Inference; Research Methods; Social Inequality and Stratification; Social Theory in Late Twentieth Century; Social Movements: Old and New; Participatory Rural Appraisal: Approaches and Methods; Sociological Theories.


In IME Department

Social, Legal and Political Aspects of Business (to students of MBA Programme in Industrial Management and Engineering Department), during 2001- 2002 (II) and 2002- 2003(II) 


Courses Taught ElsewhereW

Conducted a two day workshop on research methods for faculty members and MBA students, GLA University, Mathura, 22-23 December 2011.

Taught a course on research methods in Indian Institute of Health Management Research, 2007 (jointly with Prof. R. S. Goyal).

Lectures on research methods in M. Phil. programme in commerce CSJM University Kanpur

A basic statistics course in National Sugar Institute Kanpur.