Mr. S. Kanagaraj currently serves as Field Coordinator at the Department of Social Work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus. He has qualified in UGC – NET and SET (State Eligibility Test) in Social Work. He has a very rich field experience and networking with stakeholders, grass-root level interventions in the community. Major achievements are sustainable livelihood creations for disabled, creation of youth groups in tribal villages, conducted many awareness programs in the community on various issues.

He taught the 'Foundations of Social Work' course to the Post Graduate Social Work students.  He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Social Work on Women Empowerment in Urban areas.


  • 2019: Post Graduate Diploma in Geo-Spatial Technology Applications in Rural Development (PGDGARD)
    National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Rajendranagar, Hyderabad
  • 2012: M.Phil (Social Work)
    Bharathiar University
  • 2010: PGDHRM
    Alagappa University (Distance Education)
  • 2009: MSW (Community Development)
    Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Teaching Interest: Community Organization, Community Development, Social Welfare Policy and Administration, Disaster Management


Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title


Kanagaraj S. and Dr. V. Priya, “Skill and capacity of women through social mobilization: Analysis of Urban Women Self Help Groups in Coimbatore City”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development, vol. 10, no. Scopus Indexed, 2020.


Kanagaraj S., Dr. V. Priya, and Gayathri, K., “Influence of Poverty on Health among Tribes in Nilgiris District, Tamilnadu: Pattern of Diseases and Health Care Practices”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 10, no. 9, pp. 77-81, 2019.[Abstract]

Tribes are one of the major contributors for the diversified culture of India and their development is essential for country’s development. This study aims to understand the pattern of diseases among tribes in Nilgiris district and their health care practices. This study emphasizes on Survey research and non-probability sampling is applied in which respondents are selected using convenient sampling. The study was conducted among 94 respondents from Gudalur taluk, Pandalur taluk and Kotagiri block of Nilgiris district. The data was collected using semi-structured interview schedule and analysed. The findings of the study shows that more than half (55.5%) of the respondents are affected by non-communicable diseases and 44.5% are affected by chronic diseases. More than half of the respondents (56.4%) defecate in open and majority (87.7%) of the respondents have the habit of using substances and 80.9% of the respondents are not having the knowledge of the disease they are suffering.

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Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Year of Publication Title


Kanagaraj S. and Dr. V. Priya, “Modern Social change and Rapid urbanization: Causes and challenges on Disaster Risk Management”, The 4th World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM-2019) Organised jointly by the Government of Maharashtra, Disaster Management Initiatives and Convergence Society (DMICS), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay and Tata Institute of Social Science. 2019.