PhD(Sociology), MPhil (Sociology), MA (Sociology), IRPM, PGDEE
Five years as faculty in University of Hyderabad, and 14 years in NIRD&PR
Areas of Specialisation
Sociology, Technology Interventions for Rural Development, Women Empowerment, Environmental
Impact Assessment, Industrial Relations, Rural Entrepreneurship, Community Development.
Quality Circles Forum of India, Solar Energy Society of India, WEITZ Centre Friends
Net work –Rehovot Approach of Integrated Development, Green Cross Society, Asian
Productivity Council Japan.
Published a total of 31 research papers, books, book chapters and conference papers
in international and national scientific journals Publications - 60
Evaluation of SC/ST SUB Plan in the state of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana.
- Completed 10 Research Projects FROM 2002- 03 to 2013-14 worked on various projects
& Conduced Research on the following topics : ITKs in CSBs, technologies & emerging
gender relations, Problems and perceptions of women elected representatives, Best
Practices in SGSY, Mid-day Meal Scheme, Social Mobilisation, Employment & Empowerment
of Women through SHGs, Market access for small and marginal farmers, Transfer Of
Technical Skills For Micro –Enterprise Development, Infrastructure for Rural Poor,
Impact of Road improvement on the Tribal economy’.
- Transfer of Solar Energy Technology in RTP-NIRD, Vishakhapatnam District, Paderu
Mandal Government of Andhra Pradesh, Koraput district, Government of Orissa & Nilokheri
and conducted capacity building of tribal women.
- Gender Sensitization & Socio - Economic Development of Women in Gulburga District,
State of Karnataka.
Conducted Workshops & Seminars on Development of Rural Infrastructure, Promotion
of Bio Pesticides and Bio Fertilizers in Agriculture, Addressing Gender issues in
nutrition & Health Education , interfacing with NGOs for Promotion of Solar Energy
Technologies through women barefoot solar engineers , Cultivation of MAP (Medicinal
& Aromatic plant Board, Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development Management: Forging
Partnerships & Networks, Curriculum revalidation of Post-Graduate Diploma programme
in Rural Development Management , Mahila Kissan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana sponsored
by MORD- SGSY, ToT – UN Women project, Strengthening ICDS,4-5th May,2011 sponsored
by MORD, Designing Training Module on Promoting Women Political Leadership and Governance
in India Sponsored :UN Women, ICDS Reforms, Land Reforms
National Training Programmes
Conducted more than – 55 training programmes on various topics like Sustainable
Livelihoods, Cooperatives, Rural Livelihoods, Solar Electrification, Transfer of
Technology, Gender Concerns, Drudgery Reducing Technologies for Women, Rural Development
Management, Local Governance, Sustainable Rural Development
Conducted International Training Programme on Sustainable Agriculture & Rural
Development (SARD) 8 programmes from 2002 – 2015, Technologies for livelihoods Development
and Women Empowerment, Disaster Mitigation.
Invited Talks / Presentations
Invited for talks at National level on Sustainable Development & Management
of Natural Resources, Economic Reforms & Rural Labour Market, Changing patterns
of workforce in India in the New Millennium , ICORE Indian Congress on Renewable
Energy Technologies, XXII Annual Conference-A.P Economic Association, Impact of
Liberalisation on Collective , Bargaining & Trade Unions in India, XXVIII, Indian
Social Science Congress- Role of Agro processing units in the generation of Employment
, Indian Society of Labour Economics –Travails of Migrant Labourers in an Urban
Sprawl, INDIAN SCIENCE , National Conference on Energy Alternatives for Rural Sector
, Technology Transfer & women empowerment –Story of solar barefoot women engineers,
Urban Governance – Technology Thrust Quality Circles a model for participation for
Industries, 3RDNational Convention of Rural Institutes-National Council for Rural
Institutes, Millennium Development Goals and Rural Development in India: Policy
Initiatives, Targets and Achievements, XXV – Indian Social Science Congress - Role
of Agro-processing units in the generation of employment , DIDAC- Educational Resources
and Solutions in Asia- Pacific Region.
1. Asian Summit on Education & Skills , Global Trends in Banking Sector; Issues
& Challenges &Opportunities, International Seminar on New & Renewable Energy seminar
in Tokyo -JAPAN, , ‘Leveraging Community Local Assets for Social & Economic Development’
in ISRAEL ,Hi-tech Agriculture at Nether lands , Sustainable Community Development
and the Saemaul Undong, South Korea, July 2016.
Honours / Awards:
- Mentor for IIT MUMBAI for TECH FEST 2016
- Det Norske Veritas Certificate of Training on HACCP-Food Safety, 2005
- PGDRDM in Environmental Economics