Deba Ranjan Hota

Assistant Professor
Nirma University


Dr Deba Ranjan Hota is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Law, Nirma University. He obtained his Doctorate from the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, The M. S. University of Baroda. He has qualified UGC NET and has more than a decade of teaching and research experience. Prior to pursuing academics, he also worked as Education Officer at Central Board for Workers Education (CBWE) now known as The Dattopant Thengadi National Board for Workers Education and Development (DTNBWED), Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India. His areas of interest are Tribal studies, Human Rights, Sociology of Law and Sociology of Environment. He is the author of two books 'Informal Workers in the Interstices of Formal Sector: Dynamics and Dilemmas' (2020) and ‘Vulnerability and Human Rights among the tribes of South Gujarat’ (2021). He serves as member of Ethics Committee for Research at Kadi University. He is also a reviewer of textbook in Social Sciences at GSEB


Ph.D in Sociology


Tribal Studies, Environment, Human Rights, Labour


Climate Change and Marginalised sections with special focus on entrepreneurship

The key point of investigation will be how does climate change brings resilience and empowering the tribals to reimagine their livelihood in terms of skill development and entrepreneur activities of the state where the study will be undertaken through empirical studies.

Applications Invited
Funding, travel grant, exposure to research writing workshop

Occupational Health of Tribals

The burning issues of occupational health of the marginalized sections will be one of the parameter for India to move closer towards sustainable development goals. It pose an interesting equations with Human Development Index of the state where the study will be undertaken through empirical studies.

Applications Invited
Funding, travel grant, exposure to research writing workshop

Scopus Publications

Scopus Publications

  • Trend of Community's Participation in Environmental Decision-making Process under EIA: A Study
    Madhuri Parikh, Bishwa Kalyan Dash, and Deba Ranjan Hota

    IOS Press
    The present study highlights the plight of public participation in the environmental decision-making process in the state of Gujarat as per the Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006. The scope of the study is restricted to people’s participation in public hearing sessions as part of the public consultation process under the notification conducted at different places in Gujarat. The tools and techniques used for the empirical data collection include observation method, schedule, interview and focussed group discussions. The observations and recommendations are given based on the actual data collected from the field through visits to public hearing sessions, interactions with stakeholders and analysis of the minutes of the meeting of the public hearing sessions. Approximately 68 public hearings were held in the year 2020 in Gujarat, out of which 13 were visited covering various geographic locations in the State from February to December 2020.



    Rs. 12,20,000 from Tribal Research Institute, Government of Gujarat for the project "A study on the implementation of Forest Rights Act in the State of Gujarat"

    Industry, Institute, or Organisation Collaboration

    Tribal Research Institute, Government of Gujarat