GIRI Institute of Development Studies

B. K. Bajpai
MA and Ph.D (Economics) and MBA


Professor B. K. Bajpai (b. 1956) holds Post Graduate Degrees in Economics and Management. Having received a PhD degree in economics, he has been actively engaged in research for more than 40 years. His wide interests of research include agricultural economics, industrial economics, environmental economics, decentralised planning and Panchayati Raj, education and poverty, and health. He has been assisting both the state (UP and Uttrakhand) and central governments for policy formulations through various major research projects concerning different aspects of development.

He held the position of Director, Jhunjhunwala Business School, U. P. Technical University, Faizabad for 2 years during 2004-2006. He has supervised many students for PhD in Economics and Management along with a few post-doctoral students of the UGC and ICSSR.

Prof. Bajpai is a guest speaker at the European Institute for Asian Studies, Brussels, Belgium, U. P. academy of Administration, Lucknow and Institute of Development Studies, Lucknow University, Lucknow.

In 2001, he was nominated by the Govt. of India to participate in the "European Union Think Tank" at Brussels, Belgium. In 2005, he delivered an invited lecture on "National Integration through Resource Mobilisation by Global Indians", at the Aston University, Birmingham. Prof. Bajpai visited many cities of China under Indo China Cultural Exchange Programme during 2008-09 and undertook a study on "Rural Diversification Programme in India and China". In 2016, his paper on "Functional and Financial Devolution to Urban Local Bodies and their Performance in India", which he presented at the Wisconsin University, Madison, USA in the 45th Annual Conference on South Asia, was highly appreciated.

Prof. Bajpai is also a member of many Expert Committees, as in (i) Coordinator and Member of Centre and State Appraisal team for Monitoring and Evaluating the Budget and District Annual Plans of SSA (Sarva Shikksh Abhiyan), (ii) National Level Assessor (appointed by the Ministry of Panchayatiraj and Rural Development, Govt. of India) for Master Trainers of elected Representatives and Functionaries of Panchayti Raj Traing, (iii) Chancellor's Nominee of the executive Council of Kalyani Unviversity, Wes Bengal, (iv) Expert Member for Evaluating Management Institute, and (v) Ex-Member of the Serial Selection Committee, Doordarshan, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.

He has authored five books and published more than three dozen research papers in reputed national and international journals. He has also completed a large number of research projects funded by the state and central governments, and international agencies in his prolonged and varied academic career of about four decades.

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