Faculty Details

Name : Mukul Kumar

E-Mail : mukul@irma.ac.in

Designation : Professor

Primary Areagroup(s) : Social Sciences

Address : B-2, Irma Campus, Anand Gujarat

Phone : (O) 221618 , (R) 221722

Current Areas of Interest : Poverty, Public Action, Rural-Urban Linkage, Rural Transformation, Rural Livelihoods, Agriculture, Governance, Social Theory

  • Mukul Kumar is Professor at the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), India. He has done his M.A., M. Phil. and Ph. D. in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi. He is a development practitioner turned academic and has vast practical experience on issues of poverty and livelihoods affecting rural communities. He has worked with Centre for Development Economics, Delhi School of Economics (1996-97), with ARAVALI, Jaipur - Association for Rural Advancement through Voluntary Action and Local Involvement (1997-2004) and Research and Development Initiative, N. Delhi (2005-2008) in different capacities. He was Visting Faculty at Health Care Management Programme at Jamia Hamdard University for a course (Full Course) for two successive years. He has been an Assistant Professor at IRMA since 2008. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the Social Science area. He has also published in leading academic journals such as Economic and Political Weekly, Psychology and Developing Societies, India Review and Development in Practice, Journal of Rural Studies and Social Change. He was the Managing Editor of International Journal of Rural Management which is brought out together by Sage India and IRMA during 2015 to 19th June 2018. He was the Theme Coordinator of Rural-urban Linkage theme at IRMA that was supported by a grant by IDRC, Canada in which many faculty members undertook research projects on different aspects of linkage and rural transformation. This was later transformed into Centre for Rural-Urban Dynamics (CRUD). He is the founding Centre Coordinator of the Centre for Rural-Urban Dynamics. He has coordinated many Management Development Programmes (MDPs including international programmes). His research interests are poverty, public action, livelihoods, rural-urban linkage, rural transformation, agriculture and social theory.


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