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List of Faculty Members | ICSSR National Fellows


Prof. K. L. Krishna

Areas of Research: Econometrics - (Methodology and Applications); Industrial Economics; Economics of Productivity; Regional Inequality & Empirics of Trade. 


Prof. Shashanka Bhide

Areas of Research: Development Issues covering Agriculture, Infrastructure Development, Rural Housing, Poverty Dynamics and Macroeconomic modelling.


D Jayaraj

Areas of Research: Agricultural marketing; rural labour market; poverty studies and gender studies.


A R Venkatachalapathy

Areas of Research: Social history; cultural history and intellectual history.


Ananta Kumar Giri

Areas of Research: Social movements and social transformation; social theory, criticism and creativity.


Ajit Menon

Areas of Research: The political economy of natural resource use and environmental policy; decentralization and state-civil society dynamics; environmental history and agrarian transformation.


L Venkatachalam

Areas of Research: Environmental economics; ecological economics, behavioural economics and institutional economics.


S Anandhi
Associate Professor

Areas of Research: Gender; caste and identity politics.


K Sivasubramaniyan
Associate Professor

Areas of Research: Agriculture; water management; irrigation; irrigation institutions; rural development; village studies; coastal environment management; pollution problems.


Kripa Ananth Pur
Associate Professor

Areas of Research: Civil society and governance; local institutions; local governance; farmers’ movements; and women’s political participation in local governance.


C Lakshmanan
Associate Professor

Areas of Research: Political theory and culture; political economy; Dravidian politics; subordinated social groups / movements; governance and film studies.


M Vijayabaskar
Associate Professor

Areas of Research:  Industrial organisation; labour markets and their articulation with technological change and product market dynamics.


Karen Coelho
Assistant Professor

Areas of Research: Urban anthropology, state reforms and urban water management.