Profile of Dr. Debasish Kumar Kundu

... Name Dr. Debasish Kumar Kundu
Designation Assistant Professor
Last Degree PhD (WUR)

Debasish Kumar Kundu

Assistant Professor,

Department of Sociology,

Room Number 534. Social Sciences Building. 

University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.




Work experiences  

  • Now working as Assistant Professor in Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka since 26 June, 2013 to present
  • Worked as Lecturer in Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka since 14 July, 2011 to 25 June, 2013. .
  • Worked as Assistant Professor in Department of Sociology, Jagannath University, Dhaka since 13 October, 2010 to 14 July, 2011.
  • Worked as Lecturer in Department of Sociology, Jagannath University, Dhaka since 7 October, 2008 to 12 October, 2010.
  • Part time Teacher in Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka from January, 2008  to October, 2008.
  • Worked as Senior Research Associate in Research and Evaluation Division (RED) of BRAC from April, 2007 to October, 2008




  • Ph.D researcher in Department of Social Sciences, Environment Policy Group,  Wageningen University, The Netherlands.
  • Master of Social Sciences in Sociology Result: 1st class 1st position in order of merit,  University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Journal articles


  1. Kundu, D.K., A.P.J.Mol and A. Gupta (2016), Failing Arsenic Mitigation Technology in Rural Bangladesh:  Explaining Stagnation in Niche Formation of the Sono Filter, Water Policy. DOI: 10.2166/wp.2016.014
  2. Kundu, D.K.; B. Van Vliet; A. Gupta (2016), The consolidation of deep tube well technology in safe drinking water provision: the case of arsenic mitigation in rural Bangladesh, Asian Journal of Technology Innovation. doi: 10.1080/19761597.2016.1190286
  3. Kundu, D.K., A. Gupta; A.P.J.Mol; M. Nasreen (2016), Framing social acceptability of arsenic safe technologies in rural Bangladesh: A user-oriented analysis, Water Policy. 18 (2): 318–334. doi: 10.2166/wp.2015.026
  4. Islam, Lamia and D.K. Kundu (2016), Transformation of power in rural power structure of Bangladesh: An outlook from 1960s to 2000s, The Journal of Social Studies, 150: 31-49.
  5. Kundu, D.K. and M. Samadder, (2013). Bundle of tears versus strength of numbers: A study on gender Justice and group dynamics in Bangladesh. The Journal of Social Studies, 137: 56- 75.
  6. Kundu, D.K. and T.B.Das.(2012), Combating Sexual Harassment in Educational Institutions: Shifting the Status Quo from Disparity to Equality, The Journal of Social Studies, 134: 65-78.
  7. Kundu, D.K.(2011), Struggling with “flexibility”: A Case on Ethnic Conflict and Citizenship Crisis in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh, The Journal of Social Studies, 132: 1-16.
  8. Kundu, D.K. and Samadder, M.(2010), Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and gender justice in Bangladesh: Myth and Reality, Journal of Institute of Bangladesh Studies, 33: 1-16.
  9. Kundu, D.K. and Khan, M. M. (2010), Rethinking Globalization and Cultural Imperialism: Developing World Perspective, The Journal of Social Studies, 128: 31-50.  
  10. Uddin A K M Jamal, Khan, M. M. and Kundu, D.K. (2010), Globalization and Resistance: An anti-capitalist manifesto. Society and Change Vol. IV (3): 7-18.
  11. Nasreen,M and Kundu, D.K. (2008), The Sociology of Monga: Some illustrations from Northern Part of Bangladesh, Social Science Review, Dhaka University Studies, Part-D, pp.
  12. Nasreen,M and Kundu, D.K. (2008), Gender Role of Women in Coping with Monga in the Northern Region of Bangladesh, Journal of Institute of Bangladesh Studies, 31.
  13. Nasreen,M. Hossain,K.M. and Kundu,.D.K. (2006), The Interrelationship between Poverty, Environment and Sustainable Development: an overview, Bangladesh e-journal of Sociology, 2(3), 59-79.  



Research Reports and Monographs


  1. Kundu, D.K., Samadder,M., Khan, A. and Naomi, S.S. (2011), State of justice in Chittagong Hill Tracts: Exploring the formal and informal justice institutions of the indigenous communities” Monograph 44, Research and Evaluation Division (RED), BRAC. Cited in:
  2. Kundu, D.K., and Sammadder, M. (2010), Revisiting Group Dynamics and Legal Rights, Working paper 15,  BRAC-RED, Cited in:
  3. Kundu, D.K., Khan, A., and Sammadder, M.(2010), Understanding Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for the rural Women in Bangladesh: Some illustrations from BRAC’s HRLS program, Working paper 13, BRAC-RED, Cited in


Conference Papers


  1. Kundu, D.K., A Gupta, M Nasreen and APJ. Mol, (2015). Socio-technical experiments with Sub-surface arsenic removal technology for safe drinking water: Evidences from rural Bangladesh, International WATer Conference 2015, Oklahoma University, Norman, Okla, USA.
  2. Kundu, D.K., A. Gupta, M. Nasreen, and A. P.J. Mol. (2013), Dynamics of social acceptability of arsenic mitigation technologies in Rural Bangladesh: Lessons from three technologies, GeoGen 2013 Conference, held on 5-8 February, 2013 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia jointly organized by The Swiss Federal Institute for Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), Addis Ababa University and the Chemical Society of Ethiopia.
  3. Kundu, D.K. and M. Nasreen. (2013). From contamination to conflict: Water, arsenic and technologies in Bangladesh, International Conference on “Water Resources in South Asia: Conflicts to Cooperation (WRSA-CC)” held on January 4-5, 2013 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  4. Hossain, M and Kundu, D.K. (2008), The role of tobacco cultivation in environmental degradation of Bangladesh: A case study on Chittagong hill tracts, Seminar on World Environment Day-2008, jointly organized by Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka and Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA), 5 June, 2008.
  5. Islam, Q.S., Marufa, A and Kundu, D.K. (2008), Cultural construction of nutrition care of TB patients: Perception and experience of community people in rural settings of Bangladesh,  abstract published  in the NORAD International Conference on Health  held on July 29, 2008 at Copenhagen, Denmark.



  1. Natural Hazards by Springer
  2. The Journal of Social Studies


  • STEPS Summer School 2013, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Sussex University, United Kingdom, 11-24 May, 2013.
  • ToT on disaster management, Bangladesh Academy of Rural Development, Comilla, Bangladesh