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Major Research Project of Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), New Delhi on the Mill Workers of Bombay in pre independent Bombay.

|| Profile: Dr Avkash Jadhav. ||

Avkash Jadhav is a B.A (Gold Medalist) in History and has done Masters in History from the University of Mumbai. He is the Head and Associate Professor in the Department of History, University of Mumbai, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, India. He also has Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights and Personal Counseling. The subjects he undertakes is History, Human Rights, Mass Media, Indian Cinema, Travel and Tourism, Gandhian Studies, Leadership Skills, Corporate Training, etc.

His Ph D is on the Emergence and Growth of the Labour Movement in Bombay:
A Historical study (1920-1945).


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He has received various scholarships for his academic excellence like D. D. Kosambi Scholarship, Dr. C. M. Kulkarni Scholarship, Dr. William, Coelho Scholarship, also awarded the prestigious The Asiatic Fellowship from The Asiatic Society, Mumbai, to undertake studies on 'Gandhian Philosophy'.

He is also recipient of Travel grants for his academic pursuits from various institutions like Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR), Indo-Sri Lanka Foundation and Qutub Jubliee Foundation.

He recently received a Major Research Project from Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR) 2020 -2022 to work on the Mill Workers in Bombay in Pre Independent Bombay.

He has more than 27 research publications. He has published his work on Socio-Economic and Cultural History of Mumbai, Co-authored the book ‘History of the U.S.A in the 20 th Century and History of Modern Maharashtra, Edited Book on History of Modern India. His research papers are published in various edited volumes, books and various national and international Journals.

He is affiliated to various academic bodies as Scientific Director on the International Academic body of Global Knowledge Academics of Spain, Editor –in-Chief on the Journal International Community of Social Sciences, On the Editorial Board of International Journal Association of Humanities and Management, U.S based International Journal Research and Innovation Initiative, Pragna Samiksha, Indian Journal of Socio Legal Studies and Law Journal, International Bi- Annual Refereed and Peer Reviewed Journal.

He has participated in more than 165 International and National Conferences, Seminars and Workshops as a Keynote Speaker, as Valedictory Speaker and Resource person.

As an activist was instrumental in getting Sanjay Gandhi National Park, a Forest cover spread on 103 sqkms as ‘No Plastic Zone’ after a struggle of 11 years, Organised Flood Relief Drive during the major deluge in Mumbai in July, 2005, conducted 12 days tour to Vidarbha in the rural part of Maharashtra on the issue of Farmer’s Suicides, part of Save Aarey Forest movement to protect a massive 1200 Hectares of Forest land in Mumbai.

He has been felicitated and received around 18 Awards like UNESCO World Peace Congress Trophy, Pragat Maharashtra Fellowship, Manav Seva Sanstha Award, Lord Buddha National Fellowship Award, from the Dalit Sahitya Akademi, Bharatiya Bahujan Sahitya Akademi for Social work and Human Rights, Medal of Appreciation from The Works Committee City, Municipal Corporation of Mumbai, Visionary Leader of Mumbai Sahas Foundation, Karamveer Chakra by International Confederation of N.G.Os (ICONGO) an allied body of the United Nations, 2016.

Swami Vivekanand Yuva Puraskar for contribution in Social Work and Academics, by Manav Seva Vikas Foundation, National Talent Search Award from Indian Account Association, Swami Vivekanand Award of Excellence for 2019, in the category of Social Work and Environmental Activism. The Award was conferred by SEVA, Youth Guild, Dakshini Kalikata Krira O Sanskriti Parishad. Affiliation to with NKYS and Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs Department, Government of India, March 2019.

Gold Medal of Karamveer Chakra by International Confederation of N.G.Os ( ICONGO) an allied body of the United Nations, November 2019 in the category of Environment and Heritage activism.
He was Nominated as the Municipal Councillor in the BMC (Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation) as a Representative from Academic Section from 2012 to 2017, wherein he suggested various policies for the benefit of the city of Mumbai and for the administrative accountability. He was ranked amongst the Top Ten Best Municipal Councillor of the City out of 232 Municipal Councillors.

Some of his benchmark achievements as the Municipal Councillor are, raising the issue for the protection of Heritage, art, aesthetics and decor of Marine Drive, a coastal promenade called the Queens Necklace, discovered 53 Underground Water tanks 2,50,000 litres of Static Water tanks as old as 100 years old, introduced the Cultural Policy to be adopted for the city of Mumbai to promote and protect tangible and intangible heritage, Instrumental in getting the Policy for Senior Citizens.

Introduced the Policy on having First E- waste processing unit in the city of Mumbai, Introduced the Museum on Wheels a bus carrying the theme of the Museum to the Municipal school Free of charges, Policy on the maintenance, conservation and restoration of heritage of Mumbai was accepted by the Municipal Corporation and it received the sanction of Rs.5 cr (50 million) for the same purpose in the Annual Budget of 2017-18, Saved the Metro Subway at Marine Lines, Mumbai for the Right of Pedestrians, proposed the Policy of Social Impact Analysis, Policy for the Insurance of the Fire Fighters of the Mumbai City etc.

He Represented the Municipal Corporation of Mumbai (BMC), on the Study Tours to Hyderabad Municipal Corporation in 2016 and Andaman and Nicobar Islands Corporation in 2017 and in the Stuttgart-Mumbai Business Conclave-2017 on the Special recommendation of Hon. Mayor of Mumbai and by the Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai city.

He proposed various policies for the Urban Governance and Represented the Municipal Corporation (BMC) in BRICS Conference (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) February, 2017.

Affiliated as Subject Expert on the Censor Board of India, Two terms Trustee on the CSMVS Museum (formerly known as Prince of Wales Museum) Mumbai, Panellist on the Staff Selection Commission of the Western Region, Member of the Mumbai District Consumer Forum, Faculty for State Institute of Administrative Careers (SIAC), of Govt of Maharashtra to train students for Civil Services, Chanakya Institute of Public Governance, University of Mumbai etc.

As a Guest faculty of Mass Media Course guided more than 30 documentaries on various socio-political issues and as part of Mentoring Activity undertook more than 35 Research Surveys on various social issues which have been used by various Government bodies for policy making decisions.

He has directed various street plays, composed poems (publications in Anthology), numismatist, avid reader and globe trotter.


Dr. Avkash Jadhav

“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”

― Aristotle