Dr. Kolattukudy Jose Shirley

Ms. Shirley K J (Mrs Shirley Philip) was born in Chennai. After completing school at Fatima Higher Secondary school, she completed her graduation, post-graduation and M.Phil. in Economics from Stella Maris College, Chennai. Her research area for M.Phil. was women entrepreneurship. She has also completed B.Ed. from Mahatma Gandhi University. She has now submitted her Ph.D. thesis at Mahatma Gandhi University on “Rural-Urban Migration- A Study of Women Employees in Trade and Commerce in Kochi city”. She started her career as junior lecturer in the Department of Economics at Stella Maris College, Chennai. Later she worked as a teacher at Viswajyothi public school, Angamaly. She joined Sacred Heart College, Chalakudy in 1995 as lecturer in the Department of Economics.



Academic Profile


  • Ph. D (Mahatma Gandhi University)
  • M.Phil (University of Madras)
  • M A (University of Madras)
  • B.Ed (Mahatma Gandhi University)

Postdoctoral / Professional Experience

  • Assistant professor, Stella Maris College, Chennai
  • Teacher, Viswajyothi Public school, Angamaly
  • Research Assistant, Department of economics, Stella Maris College, Chennai

Research Interests

  • Women Entrepreneurship and women’s studies
  • Labour economics with special reference to female labour
  • Migration with special reference to rural urban migration


  • Three-day national seminar on ‘Delving into Missing Women: A Multidisciplinary Discourse on Emerging Issues’ at PMG College, Chalakudy. 9, 10, 11, December 2014
  • National UGC sponsored workshop on Women’s Higher Education Institutions, Impacts, Influences and Challenges’ at sacred heart college, Chalakudy.
  • Five day National Workshop on ‘Migration-tools and research methodology’ conducted at CDS, Thiruvananthapuram, February, 2011.
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