Faculty Profile


C. Shambu Prasad

Primary Areagroup(s):

Strategic Management



Secondary Areagroup(s):

Social Sciences

Current Areas of Interest:

Managing Public Systems, Innovation Management, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation, Producer Collectives, Rural Livelihoods, Science Technology and Society (STS) studies, Agroecology, Sustainable Agriculture, Networks, Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.


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Academic contribution to social entrepreneurship
  • Villgro-CSIE award for ?Academic Contribution to the Field of Social Entrepreneurship? (Sankalp Forum, Mumbai April 2013)

International case study competition


  • Member and Founding Trustee, Knowledge In Civil Society (KICS), (2010 to date)
  • Member, Steering Committee on Biotechnology Based Programme for Societal Development, Department of Biotechnology (December 2018...)
  • Expert Committee Member, Department of Science and Technology, Science for Equity Empowerment and Development (SEED) Division (May 2016 to date)
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Peoples Science Institute, Dehradun (September 2018....)
  • Member, Board of Governors, Mahila Abhivrudhi Society (November 2016 -....)
  • Member Board of National Innovation Foundation (June 2018-)

Fulbright Senior Research Fellow
  • Fulbright Senior Fellow, SRI-Rice at Cornell University for research on ?Social shaping of agricultural innovation: The case of SRI in India? (2013-14)

Member, Sub-group of Planning Commission
  • Member of Sub-group on ?Upscaling Innovative Technologies? for the Working Group of Agricultural Research and Education in preparation of the 12th Plan. Planning Commission, Govt. of India. 2011.

Research fellowship
  • IDPAD (Indo-Dutch Programme for Alternatives in Development) research fellowship at the United Nations University Maastricht, The Netherlands, on ?Innovation at the margins? (May 2004)

Alumni Affairs
  • May 2016-2018
Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprises
  • Coordinator since June 2015
ISEED (Incubator for Social Enterprises and Entrepreneurs for Development)
  • Coordinator and Chair, Aug 2016 to date
Verghese Kurien Centre of Excellence
  • Coordinator October 2015 - March 2018


  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management
  • Public Systems Management
  • Managing Collectives
  • Managing Collective Enterprises
  • Development Theories
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Management
  • Integrating Rural Management and Development
  • Management Theories and Perspectives
  • Development Perspectives: Concept and Theories


  • Dutta, D., & Shambu Prasad, C. (2022). Motivating youth engagement in sustainable agriculture: institutional innovations in Andhra Pradesh community managed natural farming. Development in Practice, 1-8.
  • Chebrolu S.P., Dutta D. (2021), "Managing sustainable transitions: Institutional innovations from india", Sustainability
  • Patnaik. Srilata & C. Shambu Prasad (2021), Coordination in multi-actor policy implementation: case study of a livelihood enhancement programme in India. Development in Practice. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2020.1861220
  • Shambu Prasad C. 2020. Re-imagining RRI in the global south: Constructive Worlds and Alternative Facts in SRI in India. Science, Technology and Society, 25(2): 291-307. https://doi.org/10.1177/0971721820903002
  • Prasad C.S. (2020), "Constructing Alternative Socio-technical Worlds: Re-imagining RRI through SRI in India",Science, Technology and Society
  • Shambu Prasad Chebrolu and MV Sastri (2019), "Quest as Gandhi`s bequest to Gandhians", Journal of Rural Development, 38(3), pp: 498-513
  • Shambu Prasad Chebrolu (2019), "Whose knowledge counts? India as a reluctant Leader in Agroecological Research", Economic and Political Weekly, 54(34), pp: 49-56
  • Debashish Sen, Harro Maat, Dominic Glover, C. Shambu Prasad. 2017. The Introduction of SRI in Uttarakhand, India in Technopolitical Mythologies and Sociotechnical Flexibility. Anthropologie & developpement 46-47.


  • Stoop, W. A.; Shambu Prasad C. Sabarmatee; Pushpalatha Sivasubramanian; Ravindra, A.; Debashish Sen; and Thakur, A. K. (2017). "Opportunities for ecological intensification: lessons and insights from the System of Rice/crop Intensification - their implications for agricultural research and development approaches", CAB Reviews 12: 036, pp 1-19.


  • Shambu C Prasad and J Jagannath, (2016), "Can the Big Learn from the Small?" Seminar, Issue 682. Special issue on Changing Countryside, June.
  • Shambu Prasad, C (2016), "Innovating at the margins: the System of Rice Intensification in India and transformative social innovation", Ecology and Society 21(4):7. DOI: 10.5751/ES-08718-210407.
  • Shambu Prasad, C (2016), "Indigenous knowledge as emergent science: Insights from SRI in India", Jindal Journal of Public Policy, 3(1), pp. 51-71; January.

Article in reputed national newspaper and EPW

  • Shambu Prasad Chebrolu (2019), Collective enterprise fights malnutrition with millets, Villagesquare; August 2

Books Authored

  • Ajit Kanitkar and C Shambu Prasad. Eds. 2019. Farming Futures: Emerging Social Enterprises in India. New Delhi: Authors Upfront.

Chapters in Edited Books

  • Kumar, C. S., & Prasad, C. S. (2020). Social Innovations in Organic Foods in Rainfed India: The Case of Dharani FaM Coop Ltd. In Rajasekhar, D., Manjula, R., & Paranjothi, T. Eds. Cooperatives and Social Innovation (pp. 165-182). Springer, Singapore.
  • Christie, N., & Chebrolu, S. P. (2020). Creating Space for Women Leadership and Participation Through Innovative Strategies: A Case of Tribal women`s Dairy Cooperatives in Gujarat. In Rajasekhar, D., Manjula, R., & Paranjothi, T. Eds. Cooperatives and Social Innovation. Cooperatives and Social Innovation (pp. 235-247). Springer, Singapore.
  • Ajit Kanitkar and Shambu Prasad Chebrolu (2019) "Emerging Changemakers: Insights from the Study of Social Enterprises" in Kanitkar, Ajit and C Shambu Prasad (eds.) Farming Futures: Social Enterprises in India. New Delhi: Authors Upfront, pp: 495-526
  • Ajit Kanitkar and Shambu Prasad Chebrolu (2019) "Overview of Social Enterprises and Social Entrepreneurs in Agriculture in India" in Kanitkar, Ajit and C Shambu Prasad (eds.). Farming Futures: Social Enterprises in India. New Delhi: Authors Upfront, pp: 3-18
  • Shambu Prasad Chebrolu (2019), "Farming as an Enterprise: Ten years of FPO Movement in India." In State of India`s Livelihood Report 2019. New Delhi: Access Development Services, pp: 37 - 48.
  • Shambu Prasad Chebrolu (2019), "One STEP Back: Science and Technology based Entrepreneurship Development." In Venkatesan et al. (Eds). Souvenir: 89th Annual Session of NASI & Symposium on Science and Technology based Entrepreneurship Development. National Academy of Sciences India (NASI) & ICAR- National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM). Hyderabad.
  • Shambu Prasad, C. and Joseph Satish (2018) "Embedding Diversity in Social Entrepreneurial Research: India?s Learning Laboratories", Book chapter in forthcoming book by Anirudh Agrawal and Payal Kumar. Eds. `Social entrepreneurship and sustainable business models: The case of India`. Palgrave Mcmillan. URL https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-74488-9_1
  • Shambu Prasad, C. and Debashish Sen. 2017. "Exploring Diversity, Networks and Knowledge Regimes: Transitions and System Building in SRI in India" in Elzen B, Augustyn A-M, Barbier M, van Mierlo B eds. AgroEcological Transitions : Changes and Breakthroughs in the making. Wageningen: Wageningen University and Research. pp.126-142
  • C. Shambu Prasad (2015), Creating Knowledge Spaces through Knowledge Dialogues, Knowledge for Change: Essays in memory of Dr NK Sanghi, WASSAN and Permanent Green: Hyderabad, India; Eds: K. Suresh et al, pp. 44-57.

Published/Registered Case with teaching note by International National Publisher

  • Shambu Prasad Chebrolu (2019),Transforming the Millets Value Chain in Anantapur in Kanitkar, Ajit and C Shambu Prasad (eds.), Farming Futures: Social Enterprises in India. New Delhi: Authors Upfront. pp 54-95.


  • Shambu Prasad Chebrolu (2019), Millets and Youth Entrepreneurship: The Vasena Poli Story", ISEED SEVAI Blog, July 11
  • Shambu Prasad Chebrolu (2019) "Transforming Agriculture into an Enterprise: Learning from Entrepreneurship and Incubating Agri-Enterprises", AESA Blog no 93 http://www.aesanetwork.org/blog-93-transforming-agriculture-into-an-enterprise-learning-from-entrepreneurship-and-incubating-agri-enterprises/

Case Study

  • C. Shambu Prasad. and Satish, V. J . "Dharani: Nurturing the earth, fostering farmers` livelihoods". Oikos case collection. Received first prize in the Oikos International Case Writing competition in the social entrepreneurship track. https://oikos-international.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/2017_SE_free-case_Dharani.pdf


  • Shambu Prasad presented paper on "Knowledge Swaraj: Public Participation and Citizen Science in India" at the International Conference on "Science & Dissent: Rethinking Citizens, Expertise, and Social Change" University of Geneva, Switzerland, June 1-2, 2018.
  • Shambu Prasad Presented paper on Uprooting Rice Science: An Indian Perspective on controversies and production of knowledge on SRI at international conference on `Contested Agronomy: Whose agronomy counts?` at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex(UK); February 23-25, 2016.
  • Shambu Prasad Presented paper on Adoption or Adaptation: Issues in diffusing sustainable innovations at the margins in India" at 2015 Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) at Ontario, Canada at a special panel on "Diffusion of environmental innovations among MSMEs: learning across disciplines"; June 3-5, 2015.
  • Shambu Prasad Chebrolu Presented a paper on Farmer Producer Organisations: The New Future? at the Second Policy Conference of the Network of Rural and Agrarian Studies (NRAS) on Beyond Productivity and Populism: Reimagining India`s Agricultural and Rural Policies, Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi); September 26-28, 2019.
  • Shambu Prasad Chebrolu Presented paper on Rethinking State, Civil Society and Markets in Contemporary India at an invited conference on Cooperative Alternative: Spatial Comparisons organized by the AK Gopalan Centre for Cooperative Enterprises and Alternative Politics, Kannur University (Kannur); May 6-7, 2019.
  • Shambu Prasad presented paper "On Being Entrepreneurial about Teaching Entrepreneurship: Reflections and Learning on teaching Social Entrepreneurship" at the 20th Annual Convention of Strategic Management Forum Convention on Strategic Management Conference, `Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship curriculum in an Era of Disruption` at IIM Trichy; December 25-27, 2018.
  • Shambu Prasad presented paper on "Incubating Social Enterprises: ISEED IRMA`s experience" at "Conference on Rural India: Blossoming in Neglect" organized by the Vikasanvesh Foundation (VAF), Pune; August 28-30, 2018.
  • Shambu Prasad Presented paper with Sankar Datta on Sustaining Market Intervention through Collective Action: a case study of the Satpura Self Reliant Farmer Producer Company" at the 5th Network of Rural and Agrarian Studies Conference at NCDS Bhubaneswar on `Agrarian Transition and Rural-Urban Linkages in India in the 21st Century`; October 27-29, 2017
  • Shambu Prasad Presented paper on Vulnerability in Agriculture and Rethinking innovation: the case of SRI in India at international conference on "Burning Fields, Bio Fuels and Bettering Farm Life, University of Maastricht and IIT Delhi, New Delhi; September 11-13, 2017
  • Shambu Prasad Presented paper with Chitra Krishnan on Co-creating knowledge for rural transformation: universities as knowledge brokers at the 2nd International Conference on Transformation for Rural Development: Collaboration and Co-Production of Knowledge, Ambedkar University and Charles Strut University and PRADAN; April 19- 21, 2015.
  • Shambu Prasad Presented paper with Pratyaya Jagannath on Agricultural Mechanisation, Labour and Public Policy: The contrasting tales of Power Tillers and Mandwa Weeders in Odisha at the 4th Annual Network of Rural and Agrarian Studies (NRAS) International Conference at GB Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad; December 18-20, 2015

Working Papers

  • WP#327
    Dry Grain Complex: A Case Study of Chamarajanagar District, Karnataka
    Author(s): Joshua Lobo, Deborah Dutta, Shambu Prasad Chebrolu
  • WP#325
    Policy Interventions in Public Irrigation Systems in Drought Prone-Bundelkhand: A Critical Review
    Author(s): Ayush Vani, Seema Ravandale, Shambu Prasad Chebrolu, Debashish Sen
  • WP#317
    Issues in Policy Implementation: Insights from an E-survey on Operational Guidelines for 10,000 FPOs
    Author(s): Shambu Prasad Chebrolu, Deborah Dutta, Vandana Ravichandran
  • WP#290
    Farming Futures: An Annotated Bibliography on Farmer Producer Organisations in India
    Author(s): Shambu Prasad Chebrolu, Gautam Prateek

Workshop Reports

  • WR#33
    The Institution Building Challenge: National Workshop on FPOs
    Author(s): Shambu Prasad Chebrolu
  • WR#31
    Framing Futures: National conference on Farmer Producer Organizations
    Author(s): Neha Christie, Shambu Prasad Chebrolu


  • Systems Thinking for Managing Sustainable Transitions: Thought for Food, (October 13 - 15, 2022)
  • Systems Thinking for Managing Sustainable Transitions: Thought for Food, (July 18 - 20, 2022)
  • Managing Co-operatives for Effectiveness for The Andhra Pradesh State Co-operative Bank Limited, (September 27 - 30, 2021)
  • Curriculum Review and Certification Cost for Catalyst Management Services Private Limited, (July 17 - 17, 2021)
  • Building and Managing Social Enterprises, (February 6 - 8, 2020)
  • Entrepreneurial Development with a Focus on Public Procurement for SC/ST Entrepreneurs, (January 20 - 25, 2020)
  • Creating Alternate Livelihoods through Community Based Tourism, (January 9 - 10, 2020)
  • Rubaru Anand - A Leaning Journey on Collectives and Social Enterprises for Medha, (November 4 - 6, 2019)
  • Immersion Programme on Managing Collectives for Access Livelihoods Consulting India Ltd., (July 29 - August 2, 2019)
  • Sustainable Development through CSR, (July 26 - 27, 2019)
  • Building and Managing Social Enterprises, (June 26 - 28, 2019)
  • Faculty Development Programme on Contemporary Management of Public Systems, (May 30 - June 3, 2019)
  • Entrepreneurial Development with a Focus on Public Procurement for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Entrepreneurs, (March 25 - 30, 2019)
  • Building and Managing Social Enterprises, (February 7 - 9, 2019)
  • Immersion Programme on Managing Collectives for Access Livelihoods Consulting India Ltd., (November 29 - December 3, 2018)
  • Building and Managing Social Enterprises, (November 15 - 17, 2018)
  • Rubaru Anand - A Leaning Journey on Collectives and Social Enterprises for Medha, (October 10 - 12, 2018)
  • Immersion Programme on Managing Collectives, (March 20 - 29, 2018)
  • Building and Managing Social Enterprises, (February 22 - 24, 2018)
  • Strategic Management of CSR, (November 16 - 18, 2017)
  • Building and Managing Social Enterprises, (September 14 - 16, 2017)
  • Livelihood Enhancement Strategies in Forest Fringe Villages for IFS Officers, (July 10 - 14, 2017)
  • Building and Managing Social Enterprises, (March 4 - 6, 2017)
  • Design Thinking for Social Innovation, (November 2 - 4, 2015)


  • Report Writing and Storytelling for Reliance Foundation, (February 25 - March 1, 2022)
  • Training for Area Managers of Tata Trusts (Campus Connect-1), (December 1 - 12, 2021)
  • National Programme on Formation and Promotion of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), (October 9 - 9, 2021)
  • Result-Based Approach to Rural Development Management for Society for Action in Community Health, (October 10 - 13, 2019)
  • Certificate Course in Development Management for AKRSP(I), (July 9 - 12, 2018)
  • Faculty Development Programme on Rural Management for National Council of Rural Institutes, (May 6 - 12, 2018)
  • General Management Programme for NBCFDC, (September 25 - 27, 2017)
  • Logistics Approach to Supply Chain Management, (July 18 - 20, 2016)
  • International Management Appreciation Programme for Voluntary Agencies (VOLAG-MAP), (October 5 - 23, 2015)
  • FDP on Action Research for Livelihood Promotion for ILRT, (August 4 - 6, 2015)

Research and Consulting

  • Developing an institutional structure for a community-managed finance mechanism (Coordinator)
  • Conduct research on Management & Growth Challenges of Social Enterprises (Coordinator)
  • Consultants for literature review of interventions facilitating smallholder farmers access to markets in India (Coordinator)
  • Conducting Studies on key value chain Actors and Critical Links Especially for Tomato Value Chain and Advice on Interventions (Member)
  • Study of Animal Husbandry Sector in Uttarakhand State-ULDB (Coordinator)
  • Rural and Agricultural Mechanization in Odisha (Coordinator)
On going
  • CLF-Pradan Study of NRLM Federations (Member)
  • Phase - II - Impact Assessment of the Work 4 Progress Programme (Coordinator)

Faculty Recognition

  • Organized "National conference on FPOs: The Institution Building Challenge" and "Building an Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Going Vernacular" at IRMA, Anand; March 12-13, 2020. [2020]
  • Participated at the Expert Committee meeting of Core Support projects under TARA Scheme of DST at IIT Bombay and spoke to core committee groups on incubating rural and social enterprises; January 22, 2020. [2020]
  • Led ISEED team to participate in 12 national-level events and discussions on entrepreneurship [2019]
  • Member, Board of Studies, TISS [2019]
  • Member, Governing Board, National Innovation Foundation; People`s Science Institute, Dehradun; AP Mahila Abhivrudhi Society [2019]
  • Invited as panellist for session on "National Rural Livelihoods Mission - Moving from Social Capital to Economic Empowerment - Livelihoods India; December 12, 2019. [2019]
  • Invited as expert to the Stakeholder Consultation Meeting to discuss operational modalities to form 10,000 new FPOs organized by Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC); December 6, 2019 [2019]
  • Participated in the Research Advisory Council (RAC) of the National Academy of Agricultural Research and Management; October 28, 2019. [2019]
  • Jury member of the Green Business Challenge (GBC) 2019 at Delhi; August 19, 2019. [2019]
  • Participated in the expert review of DST`s Core Groups under the SEED Division, August 5, 2019 and August 7, 2019 (included a field assessment in Patan). [2019]
  • Panellist with the regional consultation titled "Experiences of Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) in Southern States of India" organized by APMAS (Andhra Pradesh Mahila Abhivruddhi Society) and NAFPO (National Association of Farmer Producer Organisation) in Hyderabad; July 12, 2019. [2019]
  • Co-organized with ISEED and Skill Green and GIZ a three-day Training of Trainers (TOT) for FPO trainers from the western region of India based on the open-source publication titled "Capacity Building of Board of Directors of FPOs- A Trainers Guide" at Development Support Centre (Ahmedabad); June 8-9, 2019. [2019]
  • Expert Member, Working Group for development of uniform policy for promotion of Farmer Producer Organisation (FPOs) constituted by Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC), Govt. of India (2018-19) [2019]
  • Panellist at Livelihoods Asia Meet 2019 on "Having invested resource, Are FPOs becoming sustainable?", New Delhi; January 29, 2019 [2019]
  • Member, Steering Committee on Biotechnology Based Programme for Societal Development, Department of Biotechnology (DBT [2018]
  • Member, Governing Board, National Innovation Foundation (NIF), Peoples Science Institute (PSI); and Mahila Abhivrudhi Society (APMAS) [2018]
  • Jury member of FPO Impact Awards (constituted by Access Development Services) and Janhit Jagran [2018]
  • Member, Steering Committee of National Association of Farmer Producer Organisations (NAFPO) [2018]
  • Member, Advisory Group of Centre for Excellence North East, ICCO India [2018]
  • Member, Board of the School of Managements and Labour Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai [2018]
  • Member, Research Advisory Committee (RAC), National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) [2018]
  • Expert Committee, Department of Science and Technology, Science for Equity Empowerment and Development (SEED) Division [2018]
  • Participated at the "Second Indo-German Dialogue on Green Urban Practices: Education, learning, training and awareness for sustainable development" as an invited expert. Organized by Indo-German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS), RWTH Aachen and IIT Madras, Chennai and at Freiburg University; November 8-10, 2018. [2018]
  • Facilitated sessions at the International Workshop on "Farmers Producer Organizations (FPOs) and their role in Tomato Value Chain Interventions" organised by the Green Innovation Centre of Mahila Abhivrudhi Society, GIZ, Govt of AP, World Vegetable Centre and IRMA. October 22-24, 2018 [2018]
  • Invited as expert to "Consultation on role of millets in Food Security" organized by State Planning Commission, Government of Chattisgarh, Raipur; September 18, 2018 [2018]
  • Participated in two-day workshop at BIRD, Lucknow as a Member of the expert committee to frame a "Uniform Policy for Farmer Producer Organisations" for Department of Agriculture, Government of India`s Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium; June 21-22, 2018. [2018]
  • Participated at the 2nd European Citizen Science Association meeting at Geneva, June 3-4, 2018. [2018]
  • Organized national workshop on "Interventions Facilitating Smallholder Farmers` Access to Markets in India: A Literature Review on Farmer Producer Organisations" with Vrutti and International Imitative on Impact Evaluation (3iE); April 10, 2018. [2018]
  • Panel member at the National Workshop on "Famers and Markets: Challenges and Way Forward" with NCDEX and NAFPO, March 27, 2018 [2018]
  • Jury member of Green Business Challenge of ICCO, March 6, 2018 [2018]
  • Coordinator, National Workshop on Incubating Rural and Social Enterprises (February 26-27, 2018) [2018]
  • Jury member of Janhit Jagran February 4, 2018. [2018]
  • Thesis examiner of PhD thesis in TISS, XLRI [2017]
  • Member, Steering Committee of National Association of FPOs (NAFPO) [2017]
  • Member, Expert Committee for drafting "Uniform Policy for FPOs" for the Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium, GoI [2017]
  • Member of Research Advisory Committee (RAC) of the National Academy for Agricultural Research and Management (NAARM) [2017]
  • Invited as panellist at the plenary session on "Enabling Ecosystem for Farmer Producer Organisations" at the Livelihoods Asia Summit 2017; December 13, 2017 [2017]
  • Organized a one-day national workshop on "Incubation of Social enterprises- Challenges and Opportunities" for incubation managers and promoters of social enterprises with Social Enterprise Academy UK. New Delhi and IRMA`s incubator ISEED; November 4, 2017 [2017]
  • Organized first of its kind Round Table Discussion with FICCI on Policy for FPOs (New Delhi); October 31, 2017 [2017]
  • Attended first meeting of Research Advisory Committee (RAC) of the National Academy for Agricultural Research and Management (NAARM) as expert member on August 24, 2017. [2017]
  • Launched IRMA`s incubator ISEED (Incubator for Social Enterprises and Entrepreneurs for Development) on August 22, 2017. The launch was along with an international seminar on 42 Annual Report 2016-17 "Seeding Social Enterprise and Innovation in Universities" with support from the British Council and the Department of Science and technology (DST), Government of India; August 22-23, 2017. [2017]
  • Participated in the South Asia Network of Impact Masters (SANIM) meeting on "Youth Entrepreneurship in Conflict Areas" at NIT Srinagar; Aug 5-6, 2017. [2017]
  • Invited as member of working group on Institutions in IFAD "AP Drought Management Project" deliberations; June 23-24, 2017. [2017]
  • Invited as expert to DST`s Core Support working group and discussions at NBRI Lucknow; May 29-30 2017 [2017]
  • Organized the Curriculum Development Workshop on "Transforming India Initiative" with ALC India on March 20-21st 2017 at IRMA [2017]
  • Member of the jury of ICCO`s Green Business Challenge Februray 9, 2017 [2017]
  • Curated and organized a national dialogue of Farmer Producer Organizations "Framing Futures: National Conference on FPOs" with Samaj Pragati Sahyog and Samuha on February 2-3, 2017 at IRMA. [2017]
  • Participated in the National Round Table on FPOs at NCDC, New Delhi on March 3, 2017 [2017]
  • Participated as expert member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Impact of GM crops at Ahmedabad; January 16, 2017. [2017]
  • Member, Advisory Board of AKRSP`s Tribal Entrepreneurship initiative and ICCO`s Centre of Excellence in Agribusiness in North East [2016]
  • Member task force on Poverty of Planning Department, Chattisgarh Government. Completed field visits and submitted report to CM [2016]
  • Member, Board of MahilaAbhivrudhi Society (MAS), Hyderabad. Inducted in December 2016 [2016]
  • Was thesis examiner for two PhD theses at TISS [2016]
  • Panelist at the WIPRO regional summit on "Sustainability in Higher Education" [2016]
  • Member, DST`s expert group on Science Equity Empowerment and Development (SEED) division`s review of Long Term Core support on Technology Applications in Rural Areas. [2016]
  • Compiled and edited India`s first curriculum compendium "Social Entrepreneurship in India: A compendium" that was released at the seminar [2016]
  • Curated and moderated panel on "Rethinking Cooperatives" at the Livelihoods Asia Summit, New Delhi, organized by Access Development Services; December 7-8, 2016 [2016]
  • Co-organized and participated at a national-level consultation on "Upscaling System of Crop Intensification" at the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS). Presented policy architecture on upscaling innovative technologies; September 10, 2016 [2016]
  • Co-organized IRMA`s first TEDx talk "Back to the Basics"; September 9, 2016. [2016]
  • Participated in the workshop at Pune on May 13-15, 2016 at Pune [2016]
  • Invited as speaker and panelist at the International workshop of Society for History of Technology (SHOT) on "Exploring Craft and Innovation" at IIT Chennai and Kalakshetra; January 29- Feb 2, 2016. [2016]
  • Was mentor to the Alltech student team "Saadhan" that represented IRMA and won the Alltech Innovation competition on December 2, 2015 [2015]
  • Submitted joint proposal on "Seeding Social Innovation and Enterprise in Universities" between CSEE, IRMA and TheHive, Nottingham Trent University, UK to the British Council as part of a competitive grant on social entrepreneurship. IRMA and NTU have been awarded a grant of 20,000 pounds for one year starting November 23, 2015. [2015]
  • Was part of the PhD defense of Mr. Debashish Sen as a co-promoter of his thesis Netherlands on "How Smallholder Farmers in Uttarakhand Reworked the System of Rice Intensification: at Wageningen University Innovations from Sociotechnical Interactions in Fields and Villages"; November 20, 2015. [2015]
  • Invited as panelist at G20`s consultative meeting of the Think-20 entitled "T20 meeting: Turkey, India and the G20" in working session on "Technology, Services and Skills", Mumbai; October 19, 2015. [2015]
  • Participated at workshop on "Governance issues in Producer Organizations" by NDDB, Anand; October 8, 2015 [2015]
  • Invited as expert panel member to discuss and evaluate value chain proposals of UMED the Maharashtra Livelihood Mission`s as part of the Special Livelihoods Initiative at Mumbai; October 6, 2015. [2015]
  • Presented and delivered special public lecture at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) on "Agricultural Debates and Policy Choices: Opportunities from a non-linear reading of Indian agriculture"; September 23, 2015. [2015]
  • Co-organizer of workshop on "Tribal Livelihoods in Udaipur: Sharing Experience and Learnings" at IIM, Udaipur and delivered talk on `Cocreating New Practice: Experiences of Livelihoods MANTHAN`; June 14, 2015. [2015]
  • Invited as speaker at the "Summit on Sustainability Leadership" organized by the Xavier School of Sustainability at Bhubaneswar; July 5-6, 2015. Presented a talk on "A Green Economy of Permanance: Sustainability, Livelihoods and Civil Society" at the summit on July 5, 2015 [2015]
  • Reviewed PhD thesis and sent report on "Value Chains and Small Enterprise Development" of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) School of Management and Labour Studies; April 12, 2015 [2015]