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Chair is on a visit to attend a seminar on return migration organized by the Africa Institute for Research in Economics and Social Sciences at  Mohammed VI Polytechnic University campus in Rabat, Morocco during February 2-3.

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Our Founder President Dr. K.C. Zachariah departed us on 17th January 2023. 

Chair is part of both Jharkhand Migration Survey 2023 (10000 households) and Odisha Migration Survey 2023 (15000 households)


Muhammad Ashraf Thachara Padikkal-Freie University

Research Fellow


Muhammad Ashraf is currently a DAAD Doctoral fellow at Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie University, Berlin, and pursues dual-PhD in Area and Religious Studies in Humboldt University, Berlin and the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He has broader research interests in the areas of migration, religion, development, and Anthropology of Islam. He holds a BA in History (the University of Calicut, India), an MA in Islamic Studies (Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar) and a second MA in Religious Studies (Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada). He has also formerly studied as an exchange student at St. Antony’s College at the University of Oxford in the UK.