Fr. Sabu P. Thomas SJ

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Selected Scholastic Contributions
Chapters in Books: “PoornnathayileykkuVikasichaKristhu” in Bharatham Kanda Kristhu. Thomas Panikulam (Ed.). Bharananganam: JeevanBooks, 2005.
1. “Empowering Women Through Panchayati Raj Institutions: An Analysis of Political Participation of Elected Women Representatives” in the UGC sponsored International Conference on Women and Mental Health organised jointly by School of Social Work, RoshiniNilaya, Manglore and Flinders University, Australia on 28-30 October 2010 in Manglore.
2. “Empowerment of Women through Self Help Groups and Kudumbashree” in the National Seminar on Community Development, Social Work and HIV/AIDS jointly organised by Department of Social Work, Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan, Calcatta, School of Social Work, IGNOU, New Delhi, and National Association of Professional Social Workers in India on 27-29 January, 2012 in West Bengal.
1. A study funded by the Department of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi, titled “A Comparative Study of Self Help Groups (SHGs) organised and promoted by Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Kudumbashree – a Government Organised Non-Governmental Organisation (GONGO) in Kerala, towards Empowerment of Poor Women” 2004.
2. Associated with the Socio-Economic Survey of Self-Help Groups in Coastal Areas of Kerala under the Tsunami Emergency Assistance Project (TEAP) for the Department of Fisheries, Government of Kerala, 2006
3. Associated with Kerala State Planning Board in conducting Focus Group Discussion for the purpose of Preparing Human Development Report of Fisher folk in Kerala, 2008
4. Associated with the UGC sponsored Research Project ‘A Study on the Impact of Jalanidhi Programme on Community Mobilisation in Rural Kerala’, 2008.
5. Principal Investigator of the UGC Sponsored Major Research Project “Knowledge, Attitude and Perception of HIV/AIDS among the Senior Secondary Students in Kerala State with Special Emphasis on Pre-marital Sex and Mandatory Resting Prior to Marriage” 2009
1. A study funded by the Department of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi, titled “A Comparative Study of Self Help Groups (SHGs) organised and promoted by Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Kudumbashree – a Government Organised Non-Governmental Organisation (GONGO) in Kerala, towards Empowerment of Poor Women” 2004.
2. Associated with the Socio-Economic Survey of Self-Help Groups in Coastal Areas of Kerala under the Tsunami Emergency Assistance Project (TEAP) for the Department of Fisheries, Government of Kerala, 2006
3. Associated with Kerala State Planning Board in conducting Focus Group Discussion for the purpose of Preparing Human Development Report of Fisher folk in Kerala, 2008
4. Associated with the UGC sponsored Research Project ‘A Study on the Impact of Jalanidhi Programme on Community Mobilisation in Rural Kerala’, 2008.
5. Principal Investigator of the UGC Sponsored Major Research Project “Knowledge, Attitude and Perception of HIV/AIDS among the Senior Secondary Students in Kerala State with Special Emphasis on Pre-marital Sex and Mandatory Resting Prior to Marriage” 2009
• Organised a state level workshop and co-ordinated the survey of street vendors in Trivandrum district to facilitate the formulation of state policy of street vendors in Kerala, 2007
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