Dr. Santoshi Halder

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Scholar
Field of Specialization: Special Education (Physically Challenged)
Name: Dr. Santoshi Halder
Official Address and Designation: Assistant Professor
Department of Education
University of Calcutta
Alipore Campus, 1 Reformatory Street
Kolkata 700 027
West Bengal
Telephone (O): 91-9830427430
E-mail: santoshi_halder@yahoo.com; shedu@caluniv.ac.in
Duration of Grant: Eight months
Project Title: Investigating the Influence of Socio-Cultural Barriers on the Rehabilitation of Women with Physical Disabilities
Abstract of Project :
About 650 million people in the world are disabled out of which 520 million live in developing countries, and 300 million are women (Human Rights and Disability Report, 2002). The inability of Indian women with disabilities to access intervention programs is a reflection of various socio-cultural barriers. The motor disability counts the second highest percentage of disability (27.9%, Census report 1991, India), but is perhaps the most neglected. My Fulbright project investigates socio-cultural factors influencing women with physical disabilities in order to provide gender and culture specific positive rehabilitation models.

Academic Background :
Ph.D. Applied Psychology University of Calcutta, Kolkata 2009
M.A. Education (Special Education) University of Calcutta, Kolkata 1999
B.A. Education University of Calcutta, Kolkata 1997
Professional Background :
Assistant Professor University of Calcutta, Kolkata 2006-till date
Lecturer University of Calcutta, Kolkata 2004-2006
Lecturer Jogesh Chandra Chaudhary College, Kolkata 2002-2004
Dr. Santoshi Halder