Prof. Kakali Dhara Mandal

Prof. Kakali Dhara Mandal is a distinguished scholar and professor in the Department of Folklore. Former HOD at Department of. Folklore, University of Kalyani.

Educational Qualifications:

  • M.A.
  • Ph.D.
  • D.Lit.

Awards and Honours (National/International):

  • Prize for First class First in M.A. from Governor Saiyid Nurul Hasan
  • National Merit Scholarship in Madhyamik Examination
  • Gold Medal for 1st. Position in Arts & Commerce Faculties, Kalyani University
  • Junior Research fellowship & Senior Research fellowship (UGC-JRF & SRF)
  • Awarded First Prize & Medal in District Science Fair 1985 (from Govt. Of West Bengal & Govt. Of India)
  • Vice-President of Asian Folklore Congress
  • Gold Medal for 1st. Position in Arts & Commerce Faculties, Governor T. V. Rajeswar Congress, Kolkata, India, 2010
  • Vice-President of Asian Folklore Congress, Penang, Malaysia, 2011.
  • President, Centre for Folklore Studies and Research, Kolkata (2007-till date)
  • President, Institute of Folk Culture, Kolkata (2015- till date)
  • Guest of Honour in various international and national events and seminars.

Research Area:

  • Environmental Folklore
  • Theory and Methodology
  • Folk Technology & Folk Science
  • Folk Arts & Craft
  • Ethnic Culture / Tribal Studies
  • Comparative Folklore
  • Applied Folklore
  • Folk Performances
  • Folk musicology
  • Puppetry
  • History of Folklore Studies
  • Tribal lore

Teaching Experience:

  • Teaching Experience: 26 Years

Administrative Experiences:

  • Head of the Department, Folklore, Kalyani University. (2002, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Member of Court K.U., 2004, 2005, 2006, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Executive Member, K.U. T.C. (Ex)
  • Executive Member, WBCUTA (Ex).
  • President, Centre for Folklore Studies and Research, Krishnapur, Kolkata. (2007- till date)
  • President, Institute of Folkculture, Kolkata. (2015-till date)
  • Vice- President, Asian Folklore Congress. (2008- till date)
  • Member, Loksanskriti O Adibasi Sanskriti Kendra, Department of Culture & Information, Govt. of West Bengal.
  • Member of Academy of Folklore.
  • Member, Folkloric Education and Research institute.
  • Member, All India Folklore Congress Association.
  • Member, Indian Folklore Congress (IFC)
  • Member, Faculty Council, Kalyani University (Ex).
  • Member, Board of Research studies, Folklore, K.U. / Member, D.R.C., Folklore, K.U. (1998- till date)
  • Chairperson, Post Graduate, Board of Studies, K.U. (1998- till date)
  • Chairperson/ Member, Departmental Committee. (1998- till date)
  • Member, IFUCTO. (1998- till date)
  • Member, WBCUPA.

Prof. Kakali Dhara Mandal

List of Publications (Peer-Reviewed): Prof. Kakali Dhara Mandal has published numerous research papers in peer-reviewed journals and authored or edited several books and book chapters in her field of expertise. Her work covers a wide range of topics in folklore, including folk music, folk art, environmental folklore, and more.

These publications are a testament to her dedication and contributions to the field of folklore studies.

She can be reached at +918420104401 or through her institutional email at [email protected]. You can also find more information about her on the university’s website: Prof. Kakali Dhara Mandal.