Prof. Kakali Dhara Mandal is a distinguished scholar and professor in the Department of Folklore. Former HOD at Department of. Folklore, University of Kalyani.
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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.
- Environmental Folklore
- Theory and Methodology
- Folk Technology & Folk Science
- Folk Arts & Craft
- Ethnic Culture / Tribal Studies
- Comparative Folklore
- Applied Folklore
- Folk Performances
- Folk musicology
- History of Folklore Studies
- Tribal lore
- Teaching Experience: 26 Years
- 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.