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B. K. BAJPAI
M.A., Ph.D. (Eco.), M.B.A.
Professor

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Dr. B.K. BAJPAI (b. 1956), Professor, holds Post Graduate and Ph.D. degrees in Economics. He has around 30 years of research experience. He has been working in the field of agricultural economics, industrial economics, environmental economics and issues relating to health, education and poverty. He has participated in international seminars abroad and delivered lectures in Auston University, Birmingham, U.K. He has contributed about three dozen research papers in academic journals and edited books. He has five books to his credit. He has presented many research papers in national and international seminars and conferences. He has directed several research projects sponsored by reputed institutions and government departments. He has held the position of the director of Jhujhunwala Business School, Faizabad, U.P. for 2 years during 2004 and 2006.

E-mail : bkbajpai@gids.org.in; brijbajpai@gmail.com
Phone: 0522-2321860; 2325021 (Extn. 21)



R. P. MAMGAIN
M.A., Ph.D. (Eco.)
Professor

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Rajendra P. Mamgain is working as Professor since 1st March 2013. Prior to this he has been Director & Professor of Economics with Indian Institute of Dalit Studies (IIDS), New Delhi. He served Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) as a Senior Academic Consultant (in the rank of Professor) for a brief period during 2012-13. Dr. Mamgain has worked as Senior Fellow in Institute for Human Development and faculty at Institute of Applied Manpower Research. He has a doctoral degree in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University with an experience of over 25 years in the areas of labour, employment, migration, skill development, human poverty, inclusive development and impact evaluation of government programmes. He specializes in undertaking large field based research in his areas of interest. He has seven books to his credit and has published more than 55 research papers in various journals. He is also the Managing Editor of the Indian Journal of Labour Economics since the last 20 years. He has been a consultant to various national and international organizations.Dr. Mamgain has been a member of various policy advisory bodies of reputed institutions in India.

E-mail : mamgain.rp@gmail.com
Phone: 0522-2321860; 2325021 (Extn. 34) (M) 91+7839097029



I. C. AWASTHI
M.A., Ph.D. (Eco.)
Professor

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Dr. I. C. Awasthi, a Ph.D. (Economics) from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi is presently working as Professor of Economics. Prior to joining this institution, he was senior faculty at the Institute of Applied Manpower Research (Planning Commission, Government of India) Delhi. He received specialized training on Manpower Planning from the Institute of Employment Studies, University of Sussex, United Kingdom. He is alumnus of Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad). He has received training on International Programme for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) organized by the World Bank and Carleton University in Ottawa (Canada). He works in the areas of labour, employment and livelihood issues in mountain economies and on human resource planning and development. He has contributed over 3 dozen papers in the professional journals and published a book on Livelihood Diversities in Mountain Economy: Constraints and Opportunities (2012), Concept Publishing Company Pvt, Ltd. He has two co-authored and three edited books to his credit. He has participated and contributed papers in international conferences. He is Member Editorial Board, Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Report, Institute of Small Enterprises and Development, Cochin, 2011; Member, committee 'Expert Group on Second Employment-Unemployment Survey' Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, 2012-13 and working sub-Group Member, Competencies for Development Evaluation Evaluators, International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS), 2012.

E-mail : icaswasthi@gids.org.in; icawasthi@gmail.com
Phone: 0522-2321860; 2325021 (Extn. 36)



CHITTARANJAN SENAPATI
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Associate Professor

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Dr. Senapati, M.A, M.phil, Ph.D from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He was awarded Jindal Scholarship & ICSSR fellowship during his M.Phil. & Ph.D. He has cleared National Eligibility Test for lectureship conducted by U.G.C on International and Area Studies.

Prior joining Giri Institute of Development Studies as Associate Professor, he was working as Assistant Professor in Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research, Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Indian Institute of Dalit Studies; New Delhi, UGC-Post–Doctoral Fellow J.N.U, New Delhi. He was also working as project Researcher in C.S.R.D., School of Social Sciences, J.N.U. and taught in various colleges in Orissa and Faridabad, Haryana. He has visited one year lien to School of Liberal Studies, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar to teach Masters Classes in International Studies.

Dr. Senapati having thirteen years of teaching and research experience, including ten years after Ph.D. He is trained in "Academic Capacity Building and Methodology Module" from International Development Department, University of Birmingham in 2007. He has presented more than fifteen papers in International and National seminars and invited as resource person on various occasions. He had completed three international and one national research projects on South Asia, South East & South West Pacific, Central Asia and India. Apart from India he has also undertaken various research work on Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, China, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Netherland, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Government of Republic of Kazakhstan had given him special academic grant to do research on Kazakhstan economy and polity.

Dr. Senapati is recognised as guide to Ph.D. scholars by various Universities. His book was published by an international publishing-house. He has till date, fourteen sole research papers published in referred journals, edited books, working papers and four project reports till date. He has visited European, South Asian and Central Asian Countries for his academic and research pursuit. He has visited various universities in U.K. with the short term fellowship sponsored by U.G.C to School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and Centre of Euro-Asian Studies, University of Reading. He has organised International Seminar in Kathmandu, Nepal and India. He was an observer and monitored an international workshop in Chittagong University, Bangladesh, as research co-ordinator for South Asia in Danish project. He is a member of international and national professional bodies i.e. The Economic Research Institute (ERI), Ministry of Economics and Budget Planning, Republics of Kazakhstan and also signed MoU with ERI for academic collaboration, member of Indian Defence and Strategic Analyses, New Delhi, and member of Indian Political Science Association, Meerut (U.P).

Presently he is doing two projects as project director on "Deprivation and Inclusion in India and Kazakhstan" and Principal Investigator "Socio-economic Data-base for Excluded Groups in India". These projects are sponsored by Indian Council for Social Science Research, MHRD, New Delhi.

E-mail : crsenapati@gids.org.in; crsenapati@gmail.com; crsenapati@yahoo.co.in
Phone: 0522-2321860; 2325021 (Extn. 41)
Mobile: 91-8188823673



C. S. VERMA
M.A. (Eco.), M.Phil., Ph.D.
Associate Professor

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Dr. Charan Singh Verma (b. 1961), Associate Professor had his schooling at King Georges' Military School Chail, Shimla Hills, Himachal and higher education at J.N.U. New Delhi. He did M.Phil. on "Sino-Soviet Trade in the Eighties" and Ph.D. on "Reform of Soviet Foreign Trade Sector". Dr. Verma has taught Undergraduate and Post Graduate classes in U.P. Government Colleges for 21 years. He has been Associate Professor in college since July 2002. Dr. Verma worked on UGC Fellowship for 2 years as Project Director of "A MULTI SECTORAL APPROACH TO HEALTH" A Government of India Pilot Project, funded by United Nations Development Program (UNDP), New Delhi; As Project coordinator of UNICEF funded project on Strengthening Maternal Health in district Aligarh. He has also implemented research projects in the field of Food security, Convergence of government schemes, Public Health and Poverty allieviation. He has provided Consultancy for PROACT, PACS project, Aimed at Poverty alleviation, funded by Department for International Development (DFID), UK, since March 2007-8. Dr. Verma guided a Ph.D Scholar of HNB Garhwal University on the topic, "Ways and Means to rejuvenate Poverty Alleviation Programmes with Special Reference to District Dehradun" in 1998 and one Independent Research of one Semester to a student of Hemilton College New York in 2012. He has two edited books, half a dozen chapters in edited books and dozens of papers in research journals. Dr. Verma has more than 50 articles in reputed national dailies, and several projects reports to his credit. He has organized dozens of national and regional Seminars and workshops. Dr. Verma attended more than hundred National Seminars as Resource Person and more than a dozen International Seminars including international conferences "Developing Universal Social Security Systems" Brasilia, Brazil; and World health Assembly SAVAR, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

E-mail : csverma@gids.org.in; charan_verma@rediffmail.com
Phone: 0522-2321860; 2325021 (Extn. 64)
Mobile: 91-9415109215



PRASANT KUMAR TRIVEDI
M.A., Ph.D. (Socio.)
Associate Professor

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Dr. Prashant Kumar Trivedi (Associate Professor) has done his Doctorate on Dalit Women and Social Development: A Sociological Study of Lucknow District of Uttar Pradesh from the University of Lucknow in Sociology. His research interests include political economy of land reforms, rural studies and issues relating to Dalits, Muslims and Women with a special focus on Uttar Pradesh, India. He has published articles on a variety of subjects including gender and law, caste and violence and inequality in development in various journals including Economic and Political Weekly, Journal of Indian School of Political Economy and Social Change. His latest book ‘Land to the Tiller-Revisiting the Unfinished Land Reforms Agenda (Books for Change) came out in 2016. Before this he edited ‘The Globalisation Turbulence: Emerging Tensions in India Society (Rawat Publications) and coauthored ‘Weapon of the Oppressed: An Inventory of People’s Rights in India (Daanish Books). Before joining the Giri Institute, he was faculty at the Council for Social Development, New Delhi since 2006. During this period he was Book Review Editor of Social Change, a peer reviewed journal published by Sage.

E-mail : pktrivedi@gids.org.in; prashantcsd@gmail.com
Phone: 0522-2321860; 2325021 (Extn. 35)
Phone : 0522-2745958 (Res.)
Mobile: 91-9415215593



K.S. RAO
M.A., PGDAS, Ph.D. (Eco)
Associate Professor

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Dr. Kesana Srinivasa Rao, Associate Professor holds M.A. in Applied Economics (IInd Rank), Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics (Ist Rank) from Andhra University and he was awarded Ph.D. in Applied Economics on the thesis “Rural Non-Farm Employment and Residual sector Hypothesis” by Andhra University. Specialized areas of Dr. Rao are Rural Development, Skill Development and Human Development etc. Before joining GIDS, earlier he was Joint Director, Institute of Applied Manpower Research, Narela, Delhi. He has been teaching for the last 16 years to International Civil Servants from all the continents of the World. So far, he has taught 130 countries to the junior, middle and senior level civil servants in the area of Human Resource Planning and Development and also often, he used to teach to Indian Civil Servants at LBSNAA, Mussoorie. And around 6 years, he has trained Young Professionals for CAPART, Ministry of Rural Development also. He is a Life member of Indian Society of Labour Economics and Andhra Pradesh Economic Association. He is also a Ph.D. Examiner for Osmania University, Dept. of Economics, since 2002, and Nagarjuna University since 2003. Dr. Rao attended many Important Training Programmes. He has supervised 65 Master’s degree and Advanced Diploma Courses International participants for the partial fulfillment of their courses. In totally Dr. has research experience of 26 years and drafted around 30 Project Reports and presented/published around 25 papers in various journals and National and International seminars/conferences. He has attended/participated more than 33 National/International Conferences/Seminars/Workshops. Dr. Rao received Best student award at Graduation level in 1987. Dr. Rao is one of the recipients of ‘Shiksha Rattan Puraskar’ award in 2013 from Indian International Friendship Society, Delhi, India. And recently he has received ‘Mahatma Gandhi Ekta Samman’ award in 2013 from Indian International Friendship Society, Delhi, India. International Publishing House has awarded ‘Best Citizens of India’ and published his brief biography in the book titled ‘Honoured Best Citizens of India’ during 2013.

E-mail : kesana22@gmail.com
Phone: 0522-2321860; 2325021 (Extn. 38)
Mobile: +91-9958007599



NOMITA P. KUMAR
M.A., Ph.D. (Eco.)
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Nomita P. Kumar (b.1965), Assistant Professor, holds MA in economics from Lucknow University and Ph.d. (Economics) from Kanpur University. She was awarded ICSSR Doctoral Fellowship at the Giri Institute of Development Studies from 1989- 1993 for her Phd. She started her career as part-time Lecturer in Economics Department, University of Lucknow. She has almost 26 years of research experience and has worked in different research projects at the Institute. One study was conducted with Prof. Ashutosh Varshney of Haward University in July 1994 to December 1995. She has also worked for Second State Finance Commission as Senior Research Fellow under Govt. of Uttar Pradesh. She was awarded UGC Fellowship for carrying out Post-Doctoral research during 2003-2006. Besides research experience she also has teaching experience at the graduation and post graduation level. Till now she has 20 research papers, 4 articles in edited books and two papers in Government reports. She has contributed several articles and presented papers in a number of national conferences and seminars. She has directed 13 research projects sponsored by reputed institutions and government departments and recently 4 other projects are ongoing. She was nominated Member of the Board of Management of State Resource Centre (Educational and Social Research), India Literacy Board, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh. She is member of various academic associations. Major areas of her research interest are Women Studies, Labour Market and Employment Scenario, Issues Related to Family Welfare and Population Policy, Situational Analysis of Uttar Pradesh, Regional Development and Small Scale Industry.

E-mail : nomitapk@gids.org.in; Nomita.kumar36@gmail.com
Phone: 0522-2321860; 2325021 (Extn. 39)
Phone : 0522- 2740129; 2740028 (Res.)
Mobile: 91-9839010188



SHILP SHIKHA SINGH
M.A, D.Phil.
Assistant Professor

Shilp Shikha Singh, Assistant Professor, holds a Master's degree in Political Science from the University of Lucknow and a D.Phil. on Political Mobilisation and Food Security in Uttar Pradesh from the G.B. Pant Social Science Institute, University of Allahabad, Allahabad. She has been a recipient of ICSSR Doctoral Fellowship, NRTT Post-doc Fellowship and qualified for UGC Post-doc Fellowship for Women. Her previous research assignments include: Research and Programme Manager in the development sector for understanding problems and implementing programmes of education in conflict areas such as those affected by naxalites, multilingual education in the tribal areas of Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, Musahar pockets of Bihar and tribal communities on the Inter-State border areas; Postdoc Fellow at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta to work on the governmentality of the Musahar community in the Kushinagar and Maharajganj districts of Uttar Pradesh; and a Research Officer at the Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute to work on Agrarian Crisis and Encroachment of Public Water Bodies, Children’s Education on the Conflict and Crisis Situation. She also taught Political Theory to Law students at the Raffles University, Neemrana, Contemporary Political Theory, Institutions and Identities to MPhil Students at CSSSC, and undergraduate students at I P College, University of Delhi. Her current areas of interest are the politics of Marginalities and Governance, trends of protest and public action in contemporary India. Her recent contribution Intervention and Identity: Reconstructing Marginality, An Ethnographic Account, in EPW, Vol. 48 No. 20 May 2013 received scholarly attention. She has 5 research papers to her credit.

E-mail : shilpshika@gids.org.in



KAVITA BALIYAN
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. (Eco.)
Assistant Professor

Kavita Baliyan, Assistant Professor, holds a M.A. & M.Phil degree in Economics from the Department of Economics, Ch. Charan Singh University Campus Meerut and has done her Doctorate on "Participation and Economic Contribution of Women in Agriculture with Special Reference to Western Uttar Pradesh" from the Giri Institute of Development Studies, Lucknow, Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur. She has been a recipient of ICSSR Doctoral Fellowship. Before joining Giri Institute of Development Studies, she was working as a Research Associate in National Mission for Empowerment of Women (NMEW) in the domain of "Poverty Alleviation and Economic Empowerment of Women", Ministry of Women and Child Development, GOI, New Delhi. She has also worked as a Senior Research Fellow (SRF) in the project "Strengthening the value chain for economic efficiency: The case of small ruminant meat marketing in India (ICAR-funded)" in NCAP, Pusa, New Delhi. Till now she has 12 research papers, 1 article in edited books and one paper in Government reports. She has presented papers in a number of national conferences and seminars. Major areas of her research interest are Gender Studies, gender based discrimination, employment, Wages, Labour and Employment-changing patterns (sectoral, regional), Skill Development, Macroeconomics and Development, Child skewed sex ratio, issue related to agriculture development.

E-mail : kavita@gids.org.in; kavitaujjwal.baliyan@gmail.com
Mobile: 91-9310265482



ANIMESH ROY
Ph. D.
Assistant Professor

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Animesh Roy, Assistant Professor, has a Ph. D. in Development Geography/Studies (2015) from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on “Acquisition of Agricultural Land and Its Implication for Change in Livelihood of Farmers: A Case Study of West Bengal”. He qualified UGC NET and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in 2003. He has brought out number of solo research papers in journals of International and National repute published by SAGE (i. Journal of Land and Rural Studies, ii. Social Change, and iii. Chinese Sociological Dialogue), Asian Research Service, Canada (Asian Profile), NIRD, Ministry of Rural Development (Journal of Rural Development), Institute for Spatial Planning and Environmental Research, Chandigarh (Punjab Geographer) and so on. His areas of research are: (1) Development, Dispossession and Rural Transformation, (2) Real Estate Intervention and Politics of Land Grab in Urban Fringe Areas, and (3) Tourism and Rural Livelihood. Before joining this Institute, he worked as Assistant Professor in Raja N.L. Khan Women’s College, Paschim Medinipur District Town, West Bengal.

E-mail : animeshroy4@gmail.com
Phone: 0522-2325021 (Extn. 64)



MANJUR ALI
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Manjur Ali, Assistant Professor, have done Ph.D. on “Liberalization and Its Impact on Handloom Industry in India: A Case Study of Muslim Weavers of Banaras”, from Centre for Political Studies (CPS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He has also done his M.Phil. “Understanding of Democratic Assertion of ‘Pasmanda’ Muslims: A Case Study of Bihar”, from CPS, JNU, New Delhi. Before joining GIDS, he was posted as Research Officer in Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA), New Delhi, since August, 2011. In CBGA, he has led number of projects. Some of the major projects were: a) Tracking Policy and Budgetary Commitments for Drinking Water and Sanitation: A Study of Select States; b) Public Policies And Investments For The Welfare Of Children In Urban Poverty In India; c) Tracking Fund Utilization in National Rural Drinking Water Programme and Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan: A Study on Sehore District of Madhya Pradesh. He has also Co-authored, a Working Paper on “Social Security Provisioning in Bihar: A Case for Universal Old Age Pension”.

He has brief stint as Guest Faculty in Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (NMCPCR) in JamiaMilliaIslamia, New Delhi. He had work for Indian Statistical Institute (Delhi) as a Research Assistant under a UGC project entitled “Political Opportunism & Economic Performance in Major Indian States 1967-2007”. He has four research papers, two commentaries in International journal and more than 40 publications, which includes number of chapters in books, commentary and reviews, under his credit. He has participated and presented research papers in national and international seminars in India. His research interest areas are: Political Theory, Indian Politics, Social Justice, Water and Sanitation and Budget and Governance Study in India.

E-mail : manzoorali.ali@gmail.com
Mobile: 91-08447464927/91-09559816281