Dr. Duru Arun Kumar is Associate Professor and Associate Head, Division of Management at NSIT, Delhi. She has M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Bombay University. Besides being a permanent faculty at NSIT, Duru has taught various courses at Bhawan’s College, Mumbai University; Mithibai College, Mumbai University; IIT Delhi, G.B. Pant Engineering college, Delhi; IIIT Delhi;and AGH University, Krakow, Poland. Her primary area of interest is Sociology of Science and Technology. She has presented several research papers in international and national conference. She is on the editorial board of two international journals. Some of the courses taught by her are, Technology and Society, Technical and Business Communication, Industrial Organization, Personnel Management, Principles of Management, Introduction to Sociology, Indian Society, Cultural Anthropology.
1.Presented a paper, "Role of Reference Groups in Little Science and Big Science - An Exploratory Study", at ISA World Congress of Sociology - Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology. Yokohama, Japan, 13-19 July, 2014.
2.Presented a research paper "Changing Academic Practices in Higher Education - Reasons and Remedies"' (Co-authors: Mr. Rachit Jain, Mr. Raunak Sawhney, NSIT), at ISA World Congress of Sociology - Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology. Yokohama, Japan, 13-19 July, 2014.
3.Published a chapter, "Technology Growth in India: Some Important Concerns", in a Book, titled INDIA between Tradition and Modernity, Joanna Kurczewska, Ishwar Modi, Janusz Mucha (Eds), Rawat Publication, 2014.
4.Presented a research paper titled "Emerging Trends in Engineering Employment", (Coauthored with Akash Arora, Ankit Thareja, Dhruv Mathur, Garvit Chawla) at XXXIX All India Sociological Conference, held in Mysore, Karnataka, from 27 to 29 December 2013.
5.Presented a research paper, "Role of Information Technology in Higher Education System from a Knowledge Perspective" (co authored with Piyush Panwar and Prem Sagar) at XXXIX All India Sociological Conference, held in Mysore, Karnataka, from 27 to 29 December 2013.
6.Presented a research papers, "Importance of Science Communication in Higher Education - A Socio Cultural Perspective" at International Conferences on 'Science Communication' at University of Lorraine, in Nancy, France, 4-7 September, 2012.
7.Presented a research Paper titled "Migration Trends of Undergraduate Students" at BAIC Conference 2012' in Cambridge U.K., 8-10 September, 2012
8.Published a research paper, "Technology Growth in India- Some Important Concerns", Polish Sociological Review, Volume 2(178)'12, ISSN 1231-1413, pp 295-302.
9.Presented Paper, "Functioning of a Bureaucratic Organization: Some Emerging Issues and IT based Solutions", (co-authored with Ashit Kumar, NSIT) 37th Sociological Conference At Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 11th to 13th December, 2011.
10.Presented Paper, "Women's Employment in Informal Sector: A compulsion or an Opportunity?", (co-authored with Sundeep Narang and Tasha Chandolia, NSIT) 37th Sociological Conference at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 11th to 13th December, 2011.
11.Presented Paper (Co-authored with Anupriya Chauhan and Shubham Shukla, NSIT), "Foreign Education Bill in India - Students' Perspective", WE-ASC - The WE-ASC Education Culture Congress, New Delhi, India, January, 12-15, 2011.
12.Presented Paper, "Impact of Globalization and Information Technology on Teaching Profession in Higher Education", at XVII World Congress of Sociology, 11-17 July 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden
13.Presented paper "Globalization and Emerging Challenges in Engineering Education in India with Respect to Industry Demands", at XVII World Congress of Sociology, 11-17 July 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden
14.Published a paper "Little Science and Big Science in India - An Academician's Perspective", in a book Liberalising Research in Science & Technology: Studies in Science Policy, edited by Nadia Ashlova (Russia) and B K Patnaik, May 2010
15.Published a paper "Impact of Communication Technology on Leisure Activities of College Students", in the book 'Society - Culture - Technology at the dawn of 21st Century', Cambridge Scholars, 2009
16.Presented a paper "Impact of Communication Technology on Leisure Activities of College Students" at the International Conference 'Society - Culture - Technology at the dawn of 21st Century', Krakow, Poland, 21st - 22 May, 2009.
17.Presented a paper "Little Science and Big Science in India - An Academician's Perspective" at the international conference 'Liberalizing Research in Science and Technology: Studies in Science Policy' held at IIT, Kanpur, India, 4-6 February, 2009.
18.Published a paper - "Impact of Globalization on Core Engineering Education in India", Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, Volume 7 no. I, 2008. pp 55-68.
19.Presented a paper, "Impact of globalization on core engineering education in India", International Sociological Congress held in Durban, South Africa, in July 2006.
20.Presented a paper, "Social Conscience among Engineering Students", Co-authored with Smriti Srivastava, at ISTE Seminar on 'Trends in Technical Education', May 21, 2002, held at NSIT, New Delhi.