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Dr. Sumanth S. Hiremath is faculty in the Dept. of Sociology, Rani Channamma University, Belagavi (RCUB), Karnataka, INDIA. He has 14 years of Teaching & Research Experience (As on 31-05-2020). His research areas are ‘Elderly & Gender Studies’, ‘Elite Studies’, ICT’, ‘Higher Education’, ‘Contemporary Indian Society’, and ‘Environment & Urban Issues’. He has currently taken up a ‘Minor Research Project’ funded by RCUB. He has presented 90 Research Papers at National/ International Conferences/ Seminars and has delivered about 18 Special Lectures across India and 01 abroad at International Institute of Peace and Development Studies (IIPDS), Bangkok till date. He has organised 02 National Seminars and 01 International Webinar.,Dr. Sumanth has written 02 Books & Co-edited 02 Books. He has published 46 Research Papers in National/ International Reputed Journals/ Edited Books. He is associated as ‘Associate Editor’, ‘Journal Reviewer’, & ‘Editorial Board Member’ to various National/ International Journals of repute.
He had academic abroad visit to Toronto, Canada; Bangkok, Thailand and New York. He is ‘Member’ for academic bodies: ‘Doctoral Committee’, ‘BoS’ &‘BoE’ to RCUB and other Universities. He is ‘Vice-Secretary’ for Karnataka Sociology Association. He is associated as ‘Life Member’ of professional bodies: ‘International Sociological Association’, ‘Indian Sociological Society’, ‘Karnataka Sociology Association’, ‘Association of Gerontology’ and ‘Indian Red Cross Society’. He is ‘Academic Member’ of ‘Athens Institute for Education & Research, Athens. Greece. Being known for his social service & student mentoring activities, he has additionally served as ‘Nodal Officer’ and currently serving as ‘Coordinator’ for ‘Youth Red Cross’, RCUB and ‘Executive Member’ for Indian Red Cross Society, District Branch, Belagavi.