: C. Shambu Prasad
E-Mail : email@example.com
Designation : Professor
Primary Areagroup(s) : General Management - Strategy & Policy
Secondary Areagroup(s) : Social Sciences
Address : A-7, IRMA Campus Anand Gujarat
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.
Academics / Awards
- Fulbright Senior Research Fellow
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
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
(Indo-Dutch Programme for Alternatives in Development) research fellowship at
the United Nations University Maastricht, The Netherlands, on ?Innovation at
the margins? (May 2004)
- 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-)
- 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
- DST ISTED project
- "Creating a Social Entrepreneurial Ecosystem through an Incubator" supported by Dept of Science and Technology under Innovation-Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development (i-STED) project to CSEE IRMA.
- Rural and Agricultural Mechanization in Odisha: Policy implications of the spread of small engines a
- For the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) (May 2015 – Jan 2016)
- Seeding Social Innovation and Enterprise in Universities
- Competitive grant on social entrepreneurship from British Council with CSEE, IRMA and The Hive, Nottingham Trent University, UK. Dec 2015 - Nov 2016
- literature review of interventions facilitating smallholder farmers’ access to markets
- Principal Investigator for Vrutti-IRMA team on Farmer Producer Organisations. Oct 2017 - June 2018
- Coordinator, Regional partner for National Entrepreneurship Awards 2018 - Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (August 2018 - Jan 2019)
- Coordinator for IRMA Study of Animal Husbandry Sector in Uttarakhand State for the Uttarakhand Livestock Development Board (Feb 2017 - May 2018)
- Review of National Rural Livelihood Mission 2016-17, Team Member
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.
- Shambu Prasad C. and Pratyaya Jagannath. 2016. Can the Big Learn from the Small? Seminar. Isssue 682. Spl issue on Changing Countryside. http://ww.india-seminar.com/2016/682/682_shambu_&_pratyaya.htm
- Shambu Prasad. C. 2016. Indigenous knowledge as emergent science: Insights from SRI in India. JIndal Journal of Public Policy. Vol 3(1): 51-71.
- Patnaik, Srilata., & Shambu Prasad, C..
(2014). Revisiting Sustainable Livelihoods: Insights from Implementation
Studies in India. Vision: The Journal of Business Perspective, 18(4),
Prasad, C. 2014. Revisiting science's social contract. Seminar. 654, February. Special issue on
"State of Science".
- Srilata Patnaik and Shambu Prasad, C.
2013.Innovation in development organisations: An Indian perspective. Development
and Learning in Organisations. 27 (5): 15-17.
- Shambu Prasad, C. and B C Barah. 2013. Upscaling SRI: Unpacking innovation, investments and
institutions. LEISA India. 15(1): 16-19.
- Shambu Prasad, C. 2013. Political economy of uncaring: Understanding farmer suicides. Economic
and Political Weekly.
- Shambu Prasad, C. 2011. Public involvement in
science and technology: The case for a new social contract. International
Journal of Social and Economic Research. Vol. 1(2): 295-308.
- Shambu Prasad, C. 2009. Conversations on
knowledge and democracy: Fables from SRI. Seminar 597, May. Special
issue on ?Knowledge in Question?
Prasad, C. 2009. Coping with complexity. Seminar 595, March. Special
issue on ?Agrarian Transformations?.
Prasad, C. 2008. Knowledge, democracy and science policy: The missing dialogue
in globalised India, 2008. The Icfai University
Journal of Governance and Public Policy. 3(2 & 3): 87-102.
- Jamie Watts, Doug Horton, B Douthwaite, G Thiele,
R Rovere, Shambu Prasad, C and C Staver. 2008. Transforming impact assessment:
Beginning the quiet revolution of institutional learning and change. Experimental
Agriculture. 44: 21?35.
- Shambu Prasad, C. 2008. Learning alliances for
poverty reduction. 2008. Capacity. 33: 8-9. Special issue on
- Shambu Prasad, C. 2007. Rethinking innovation
and development: Insights from the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in
India. The Innovation Journal. 12 (2).
Pinheiro and C Shambu Prasad. 2006. Changing the world through social
entrepreneurship. Vilakshan, 3 (2): 251-265.
- Shambu Prasad, C., A.J. Hall and S.P. Wani. 2006. Institutional history of
watershed research: The evolution of ICRISAT?s work on natural resources in
India. Journal of SAT Agricultural Research. 2(1): 1-34.
- Shambu Prasad, C., Laxmi T and S.P. Wani. 2006. Institutional learning and
change: A case study of the TATA ICRISAT watershed project. Journal of SAT
Agricultural Research, vol. 2(1):1-38.
- Shambu Prasad, C. 2005. Science and technology
in civil society: The innovation trajectory of spirulina algal technology. Economic and Political Weekly. 40: 4363-4372.
Prasad, C. 2001. Towards an understanding of Gandhi?s views on science. Economic
and Political Weekly. 36(39): 3721-3732.
Prasad, C. 1999. Suicide deaths and quality of Indian cotton: Perspectives from
history of technology and khadi movement. Economic and political weekly.
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.
Sen, Harro Maat, Dominic Glover, C. Shambu Prasad. 2017. The Introduction of
SRI in Uttarakhand, India. Technopolitical Mythologies and Sociotechnical
Flexibility. Anthropologie &
Cases/ Books / Articles / Book Chapters
Shambu Prasad, C. 2015. A Green Economy of Permanence: Innovation Insights from Grassroots Knowledge. International Journal On Green Growth And Development, 53-56.
- “Creating Knowledge Spaces through Knowledge Dialogues”
- Shambu Prasad, C. 2015. “Creating Knowledge Spaces through Knowledge Dialogues”. In Suresh, K et al. (eds). Knowledge for Change: Essays in memory of Dr N.K. Sanghi. Hyderabad: WASSAN and Permanent Green. Pp 44-57.
- Shambu Prasad, C. and Joseph Satish. 2018. Embedding
Diversity in Social Entrepreneurial Research: India’s Learning Laboratories.
In Anirudh Agrawal and Payal Kumar. Eds.
“Social entrepreneurship and sustainable business models: The case of India”. Palgrave McMillan.
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
- Satish, V. J and C. Shambu Prasad. 2017. “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
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)