GIRI Institute of Development Studies

Professor Parmod Kumar
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Parmod Kumar is the current Director of Giri Institute of Development Studies. Previously he worked as In-charge Director and Professor, Agricultural Development and Rural Transformation Centre, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bengaluru, India. Before joining ISEC he worked at the National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi, and the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. He obtained post-doctorate as Sir Ratan Tata Fellow and doctorate from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He was Fellow under the International Visitors Leadership Program sponsored by the US government. He has been visiting Scholar to Glasgow University, OECD-FAO Paris, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, China. He has authored/co-authored more than twelve research volumes. His latest book titled, ‘Contract Farming and Land Tenancy in India: Prospects and Challenges’ published by sage. He has published around 70 research articles in refereed national and international journals. He has published articles in high impact journals. He was managing editor of the Journal for Social and Economic Development (JSED) and was on the editorial board of Agricultural Situation in India and presently he is an executive member of Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing; and Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics and Member Editorial Board of Indian Journal on Social Justice. He was empaneled as Visiting Professor in Economics for deputation to ICCR Chair Abroad by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi. He has been member of various committees of the Union and State governments. Currently, he is Chairing Working Group on crop husbandry, agricultural inputs, demand & supply projections constituted by the NITI Aayog. He was conferred the IDRC India Social Science Research Award for the work on public distribution system. He is guiding 10 PhD Research Scholars and has been on Doctoral Committee of a numerous PhD Research Scholars. His major area of research belongs to Agricultural Economics; Environment Economics; Rural Development and Development Economics.
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