Institute for Social and Economic Change


ISEC Ph.D Students Alumni



Alumni Meet

List of Alumni Members


The ISEC Alumni Association is a key link between the Institute and its alumni. It has been formed with a prime objective of bridging the gap between the Institute and its PhD scholars who are placed in different corners of the globe. Its aim is to cultivate and enrich its relationship with the past and present Alma Mater.  In order to maintain academic and professional relationship, the Alumni has been formed.  This would help us to develop and maintain a mutually beneficial relationship and thereby to extend support and contribute to the life of the Institute and its various activities.


Membership to the Alumni is free of charge and is open to former full-time/part-time Ph.D students of ISEC. Those students who have not registered may kindly send their details along with present position, address, telephone numbers and email address to Dr. Malini L Tantri, or System Administrator so as to enable us to maintain a complete and proper list of Alumni members and to upload to the website.

PhD Alumni Fund

It is quite encouraging and pleasing to state that the contribution to ISEC ALUMNI FUND is steadily and slowly growing and is eagerly looking forward to your generous contribution for the same (for details see ground rules).

Please send your contributions through a cheque (along with full details of the alumni) in the name of ‘The Registrar, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore’. On the back of the cheque please mention that it is towards ISEC PhD Alumni Fund. The cheque can be posted to the Registrar or ‘Prof. N. Sivanna, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Nagarabhavi PO: Bangalore-560 072, Karnataka, India. Phone: 23215468, 23215519, Fax: 91-080 3217008

Alumni Meet

On the occasion of the fortieth year of its inception, the Institute for Social and Economic Change hosted the Grand Alumni Meet on 20-21 January, 2012. The first day’s session began with paying tribute to the founder of the institute Dr. VKRV Rao. Followed by a panel discussion of high academic quality. The entire ISEC community got together on the occasion and interacted with one another. There was also games organised for the Alumni members. In the evening, the students and associates of ISEC put up a grand cultural event. The second day began with the second panel discussion. The speakers were all from the alumni.

The first ISEC Ph.D Alumni meet was organised on 19th January 1997 as a part of the Silver Jubilee Celebrations. Dr. P.V. Shenoi, Director released the Volumes of "Who is Who", "Reminiscences" and Curriculum Vitae" of ISEC Ph.D Alumni on this occasion. Ph.D laureates nostalgically spoke about the excellent training they had received at ISEC for building up their career and in making a mark in whatever profession they were in.


List of Alumni Members

Full-time Scholar

Name of Student Thesis title Supervisor Year of award Discipline Current status of the scholar
Dr Ranjana Hanspal Urban structure of Bangalore City: A Spatial Analysis Prof VLS Prakash Rao 1978 Human Geography 5/1-C Belvedere Road, Alipore, Kolkata 700 027    Mob: 9830139839, 033-24567978
Dr Bhattacharjee P J Population redistribution and economic growth in Karnataka 1951-52 Prof V K R V Rao 1979 Economics Retired as Director, Population Research Centre, Malleswaram, Bangalore-560 003
Dr Rajeshwari A Chandrasekharan Critical study in depth of the various measures taken by the government of Karnataka (Mysore) in the field of primary education during the period 1947-72 Prof A C Devegowda 1979 Education  
Dr Radha Devi D Fertility performance of working women in Trivandrum District: A case study Prof VKRV Rao 1980 Economics Professor, 'Radhashri', 9/263 (1), TJRA 189, Pipeline Road, Shastamangalam, Thiruvananthapuram 695010, Kerala
Dr Hadimani R N Caste and industrial entrepreneurship in Karnataka Dr S Seshaiah 1981 Sociology Registrar (Retd), Karnataka State Women University, Bijapur
Dr Ratna Manjunath Demand for inputs for agricultural development in Karnataka: A case study in fertilisers, water and seeds Prof LS Venkata-ramanan 1981 Economics  
Dr (Mrs) Aruna N S Prasad A study of the factors influencing the achievements of VII standard students belonging to SCs and STs whose medium of instruction is Kannada Prof S R Rohidekar 1982 Education Founder Principal, S.A.A. Nursery School, 1569, 5th 'A' Cross, 17th Main, BSK Ist Stage, 2nd Block, Bangalore-560 050  Tel Ph: 26670054, Mob: 98450 75730
Dr Harinarayana D India’s engineering exports since 1960 Prof G Thimmaiah 1982 Economics School of Distance Education, Andhra Uni. Vissakpatnam
Dr Madhushree Majumdar The Structure of an industrial city: A case study of Durgapur Prof VLS Prakash Rao 1982 Human Geography Faculty member, National Institute of Urban Affairs, 11 Nyay Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110 021
Dr Nagaraju K V Agricultural development in Mandya district: A study of technological changes and resource use Dr AR Rajapurohit 1983 Economics  
Dr Shantha N A study of the returns from education to employed women in Bangalore City Prof AS Seetharamu 1983 Education Professor, School of Social Sciences, NIAS, Bangalore
Dr Shrestha M P Cooperatives: Organisation and management – policy measures for the agricultu-ral development in Nepal Prof Amal Ray 1983 Political Science 1/48, Neem Chauk, Butwal, Lumbini Zone, Nepal
Dr Tiwari R B Federalism and industrial development in India: Politics of industrial locations Prof Amal Ray 1983 Political Science Additional Commissioner, Customs and Excise, Pune. Type 5, Qtr. No. 6, Central Excise and Customs, Residential Colony, (Opp. Ruby Hall), Sassoon Road, Pune 400001. Ph: Office:   26051842
Dr Ninan K N Economics of Tapioca crop in Kerala State Prof M V Nadkarni 1984 Economics Professor, Ecological Economics Unit, ISEC, Nagarabhavi P.O, Banaglore 560072, email:
Dr Parameshwara N Labour absorption in agriculture: A case study of Karnataka Prof Abdul Aziz 1984 Economics Chief Manager, Bank of Baroda, Nungambakkam Branch, 66, Nungambakkam High Road, Chennai-600034  Email:    Ph: PERSONAL 044-23454289
Dr Sharada Manvikar A critical study of the relationship between expenditure pattern and efficiency levels of the secondary schools of Bangalore district Prof SR Rohidekar 1984 Education Senior Editor, The Economic Times, 777, M, 13th Main, Ist Cross, HAL II Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore 560008
Dr Sahu M K Impact of an irrigation project on labour force and migration: A case study of Hirakud Project in Sambalpur district Prof N Baskara Rao 1985 Development Studies Executive Director, Institute for Development Research & Policy, 38, Xavier Layout, Vivek Nagar Post, Bangalore 560047, email:
Dr Narender Pani Production conditions in the rice economy: Case studies of Tamil Nadu and Assam Dr G P Mishra 1986 Economics Professor and Dean, School of Social Sciences, NIAS, Bangalore email:
Dr Premala Bai D A study of the extent and problems of utilisation of the educational facilities offered by the Government of Karnataka to the SCs at the primary school stage with special reference to Bangalore district Prof AS Seetharamu 1986 Education C/o Saroja Srinivasan, 1230, 15th Main, BTM Layout, Stage 2, Bangalore-560 076
Dr Sunil Baran Ray Protection and industrial growth in India: A case study of some selected industries Prof Abdul Aziz 1986 Economics Professor,Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur (IDJS),
Dr Hemlata Narayanan Private corporate investment behaviour Dr V G Rao 1987 Economics Not available
Dr Jayalakshmi K Administrative aspects of sub-state planning: A case study of Karnataka Prof Amal Ray 1987 Political Science Professor & Head, Center for Panchayati Raj, School of Local Governance, National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Rajendrangar,Hyderabad 500030
Dr Kutty Krishnan A C Economics of handloom industry in Cannanore district: Kerala Prof B K Narayan 1987 Economics Hrishikes, Indiranagar, Chungam SKV College Road, Ayyanthole P O, Thrissur, Kerala Ph 9633650387, E mail:
Dr Balasubramanian K City function and city structure: A comparative study of urban process Prof H Ramachandran 1988 Sociology Director, JRD Tata Ecotechnology Centre, 3rd Cross ST< TARAMANI Industrial Area, Chennai 600 113   Tel: 91-44-2541229, 2541698, 2542699. email: or
Dr Malini R S Residential densities and living conditions in a metropolis: A case study Prof H Ramachandran 1988 Human Geography  
Dr Shakuntala S N A critical study of non-formal education for drop-outs and non-enrolled children in the age group 9-214 years in Karnataka State Prof AS Seetharamu 1988 Education C/o N V G Sarma, Flat No.14, RRI Qtrs Vyalikaval, Bangalore-560 003
Dr Ganesh Bhatta H S Performance of secondary school system in Rural Karnataka Prof A S Seetharamu 1989 Education Faculty, MES Teachers College, Rajajinagar, Bangalore-560 010
Dr Gundu Rao D S An econometric analysis of influence of prices and technology in Karnataka agriculture Prof V M Rao 1989 Economics  
Dr Purohit B C Corporate saving behaviour: An econometric analysis Dr M Prahladachar 1989 Economics Professor, Madras School of Economics, Behind Government Data Centre, Gandhimantapam road, Kottur, Chennai 600025, Office Ph: 91-044-22300304
Dr Siva Prasad R Social mobility in Bangalore city Prof M N Srinivas 1989 Sociology Reader, Department of Anthropology, University of Hyderabad. 102A, Sai Priya Apartments 12-2-790/77, Ayodhyanagar, Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad 500028, email:
Dr Sivanna N Role of taluk development boards in rural development: Case study of a taluk in Karantaka Prof B S Bhargava 1989 Development Studies Adjunct  Professor, CPIGD, ISEC, Nagarabhavi P.O, Banaglore 560072, email:
Dr Devendra Prasad Shrestha Patterns in population growth in Nepal Prof P H Rayappa 1990 Economics Associate Professor, Institution: Central Department of Economics, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, NEPAL, email:
Dr Gopinath Reddy M Participation of rural poor in rural development and delivery systems: A case study of integrated rural development programmes in Andhra Pradesh Prof Amal Ray 1990 Political Science Professor, centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS),,NIZAMAI OBSERVATORY, BEGUMPET, HYDERABAD
Dr Narasimha Raju P L Fiscal incidence in Karnataka Prof G Thimmaiah 1990 Economics Group General Manager (HRD), Rollatainers Limited, 13/6, Mathura Road, Faridabad, 121 003
Dr Chandrashekar U P A case of the utilisation of various measures provided by the state to promote equality of educational opportunity in the case of Other Backward Classes in a district of Karnataka Dr C S Nagaraju 1991 Education Joint Director, Directorate of Minorities Welfare, Bangalore
Dr Deshpande S V Administering land reforms in Karnataka: A case study of two districts Prof Amal Ray 1991 Political Science  
Dr Fatima Nusrat Jehan Education, social mobility and social change among women in Bangalore City Prof A S Seetharamu  1991 Education  
Dr Gayithri K Growth and pattern of state expenditure: A case study of two districts Prof Hemlata Rao 1991 Economics Associate Professor, Economics Unit, ISEC, Nagarabhavi P.O, Baglore 560072, email:
Dr Indira M An economic analysis of coffee marketing in India Prof S Giriappa 1991 Economics Director, Centre for Women Study, Manasagangotri, University of Mysore, Mysore-570006, Email: Mob: 9448076001
Dr Jena S S Village characteristics and schooling: Case studies of some typical villages in the Balasore District of Orissa Dr CS Nagaraju 1991 Education Director, Distance Education Project (Sarvasiksha Abhiyan), IGNOU, Delhi
Dr Jose Thomas C Rural local government and politics: A case study of a district in Kerala Prof B S Bhargava 1991 Political  Science Director, Centre for Rural Management, Kottayam, Kerala
Dr Parthasarathy M S Age at marriage: A life cycle analysis Prof N Baskara Rao 1991 Sociology Regional Director, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Goa Regional Centre, Goa           Tel: (o) 0832-2462616    Mob: 9448076001
Dr Ranganathan K Social Dimensions of Dairy development: A study of selected villages in Karnataka Dr DV Raghava Rao 1991 Sociology Principal Scientist (Retd), National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI),    Res Add: 48/4, 1st Floor, 5th Main Road, 12th Cross, Wilson Garden, Bangalore-560 030  Tel: 080-22278032
Dr Ratna Reddy V Labour absorption in agriculture: A case study of Andhra Pradesh Dr VS Satyapriya 1991 Economics Professor, CESS, Nizamiah Observatory Campus, Begumpet (P.O), Hyderabad 5600016, email:
Dr Ravichandran M Economics of pollution control and prevention: A study of industrial pollution in Karnataka Prof MV Nadkarni 1991 Economics Professor, Dept of Economics, Bharatidasan University, Tiruchirapalli
Dr S Iyyampillai Inter sectoral and intra sectoral income flows in a prosperous agriculture region Dr A R Rajapurohit 1991 Economics Professor, Dept of Economics, Bharatidasan University, Tiruchirapalli
Dr Sunita Anand Raj D An economic analysis of fertilizer use and crop productivity in Andhra Pradesh Prof M V Nadkarni 1991 Economics Professor, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, IIFT Bhawan, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi 110016, email:
Dr Thangaraju M Agricultural land transfers in Tamil Nadu Dr VS Satyapriya 1991 Economics Professor and Head, Dr. Ambedkar Centre for Economic Studies, University of Madras, Chennai 600005, Email:
Dr Ismath Afshan Marketing of fruits and vegetables in Bangalore Dr AR Rajapurohit 1992 Economics Dr.Ismath Afshan, ProfessorEconomics, Mangement & Extension of Sericulture, Bangalore University, Bangalore-560 056
Dr Suvarchala G Politics and development with reference to rural development programmes in Andhra Pradesh Prof SN Sangita 1992 Political Science  
Dr Balasubramanya M H Economics of Rural Industries in Karnataka Dr M Prahladachar 1993 Economics Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, email:
Dr Subha K Women and Urban Local Government: Case Study of a Municipal Corporation of Karnataka Prof B S Bhargava 1993 Pol. Science Regional Coordinator, Institute of Social Sciences (Southern Regional office), Bangalore
Dr Jayalakshmi U A study of income inequalities in rural Tamil Nadu Prof Abdul Aziz 1994 Economics Faculty, ICFAI University, Chennai
Dr Jose A M Integrated rural development programme: A study of two blocks in Kerala Prof Abdul Aziz 1994 Economics University of South Africa
Dr Mohanasundaram V A Study of Institutional Credit to Small Borrowers in Selected Rural Areas of Tamil Nadu Dr M Prahladachar 1994 Economics Reader,   PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore
Dr N Rajasekharan Decision making process of farmers with respect to price and non-price factors in crop cultivation Dr V S Satyapriya 1994 Economics 9442410272  - Professor in Economics, Thiagarajan School of Management,Thirupparankundram, Madurai,
Dr Parthasarathy R Labour utilisation in agriculture: The Case of Tamil Nadu Dr V S Satyapriya 1994 Economics Director, Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Gota, Ahmedabad- 380060, Gujarat, India, email:,
Dr Rajendran S Changing pattern of farm power use in agriculture: A study of Tamil Nadu villages Prof H G Hanumappa 1994 Economics Professor & Head, Department of Economics, Periyar University, Salem – 636 011. Tamil Nadu. email:
Dr Sabu K C Relationship between education and modernity: A study in Kerala State Prof A S Seetharamu 1994 Education Kocheril, Kangarapady, Kochi-682 021, Kerala, India Tel: 0484-540717
Dr Sasikala K Human Organisation at work: A case study of primary health centres in Andhra Pradesh Prof Amal Ray 1994 Political Science Programme Manager, Family Health International, AP Office, Flat No.79, Apollo Hospital, P & T Colony, Hyderabad 500 009 email:
Dr Sekher T V Return Migrants in Rural Kerala: A Study of Repatriates from Gulf Countries Prof N Baskara Rao 1994 Sociology Professor,
International Institute for Population Sciences, Deonar, Mumbai 400088, email:
Dr Shylendra H S The impact of institutional credit on rural poor with special reference to the performance of a regional rural bank in Karnataka Prof H G Hanumappa 1994 Economics Professor, Institute of Rural Management(IRMA), P.B. No 60, Anand 388001, email:
Dr Govindaru V Impact of Conversion of Natural Forests to Agriculture and Plantation Crops on Local Economy and Environment: Kerala Prof M V Nadkarni and Dr Daksha C Baral 1995 Economics Scientist – C, GIS Division, Information Kerala Mission, Jawaharnagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Pin. 695 041, Kerala email:
Dr Indira A Industrial R&D and Self-Reliance: Case Studies in Technological Diffusion Prof Vinod Vyasulu 1995 Economics Associate Professor, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar
Dr Joseph T M Politics of Recruitment in Public Sector Undertakings: A Study of the Nativist Movement in Bangalore Prof S N Sangita 1995 Political Science Principal, Newman College, Thodupuzha, Kerala 685585, email: Tel: (office) 04862-229797, (Resi) 04822-2244142
Dr Lakshmikanthamma Economics of Watershed Development Approach to Dryland Agriculture Prof K N Ninan 1995 Economics Principal (Retd), Government First Grade College, Shidlaghatta  (2) Res Address: No.560, 52 Cross, 3rd Block, Rajajinagar, Bangalore-10 Tel: 23380378, Mob: 9980406925
Dr Lalitha N Financing of Private Corporate Sector Dr V S Satyapriya 1995 Economics Associate Professor, Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Gota, Ahmedabad- 380060, Gujarat, India email:
Dr Sukhpal Singh Agro-Industrialisation in Punjab: The Case of Food Processing Industries Prof Vinod Vyasulu 1995 Economics Assistant Professor, Institute of Rural Management(IRMA), P.B. No 60, Anand 388001, email:
Dr Vidya K C Women and Panchati Raj Institutions: Case Study of a District in Karnataka Prof B S Bhargava 1995 Political Science Reader, Department of Political Science, Devanahally Government First Grade College
Dr Vidya Phillar Problems and Prospects of Development Finance: An Integrated Approach Prof Hemlata Rao 1995 Economics Research Consultant, India Semiconductor Association, UNI Building, 4th Floor, Millers Tank Bund Road, Opposite Alliance Francaise, Bangalore -560052, India, Email:
Dr Anitha B K Interaction of Village Characteristics and School in Terms of Quality and Utilisation: A Case Study of Villages in Tumkur District Dr C S Nagaraju 1996 Education Professor, School of Social Sciences NIAS, Bangalore
Dr Anitha Kumari S V Nayar Family and Kinship: A Study in Change and Continuity Dr D V Raghava Rao 1996 Sociology Reader, Department of Sociology, Mangalore University, Mangalore 574199, 
Dr Arun Kumar A V Rural Industrialisation in Kerala: Aspects of Technology and Employment Prof Vinod Vyasulu 1996 Economics Deputy General Manager, SIDBI    Arun Kumar Alayil Veetil, A V House, P.O. Kunhimangalam, Kannur Dist, Kerala State 670 309
Dr Benny Alexander A Study of Development of Scientific Attitude through the Teaching of Sciences in Secondary Schools Prof A S Seetharamu 1996 Education Thombrayil House, Keerampara (p.o.) Kothamangalam, Ernakulam, Kerala 686 691
Dr Gowrishankar A D A Study of the Relationship between Social Class.  Educational Achievement and Access to Educational Opportunity with special reference to Medical and Engineering Education in Karnataka State Prof A S Seetharamu 1996 Education Retired Princi-pal, Government First Grade College, Karnataka Collegiate Education, Bangalore
Dr Madhushree Mallik Local Organisation and Common Proeprty Land Resources with reference to Social Forestry in Orissa Prof S N Sangita 1996 Political Science Professor, Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Sion-Trombay Road, V.N.Purav Marg, Deonar, Mumbai – 400 088
Dr Vijayalakshmi V Power, Authority and Decision Making in Working Couple Families: A Study in South India Prof G K Karanth 1997 Sociology V Vijayalakshmi, Evaluation Specialist, Evaluation Office, UNDP, New York.
Dr Abdul Karim Import Substitutions and Export Promotions: A Case of Engineering Industry 1972-87 Dr Rameshwar Tandon 1998 Economics University of Calicut
Dr Anitha K Educational Planning for School Education: A case study of three districts in Karnataka Dr C S Nagaraju 1998 Education Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, Oracle Corporation, No.300, Oracle Park way, Redwood City, CA 94065, USA Email:
Dr Venkatakrishnan V Panchayati Raj and Rural Development in Tamil Nadu:  A Study with special reference to Town Panchayats Prof B S Bhargava 1999 Development Studies Associate Professor, KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM), Bhubaneshwar-751024, Orissa  email:,, Web:
Dr Vaidya Vibhavathy Ethics in Public Service with Special Reference to Superior Civil Services in Karnataka Prof S N Sangita 2000 Political Science Accountant, Multinational Company (name), No.625, Wainsford Drive, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169, USA  Email:
Dr Geethanjali Nataraj Impact of Foreign Trade Policy Reforms on Domestic Welfare in India: An Empirical Study Prof M R Narayana 2001 Economics Senior Economist, National Council of Applied Economist Research (NCAER), Parishila Bhawan, #11, Indraprastha Estate, New Delhi  110001, Email:
Dr Sadananda Prusty Fiscal Finances, Money Supply and Inflation in India: An Empirical Analysis Prof Hemlata Rao 2001 Economics Professor, Institute of Management
Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad
Raj Nagar, Ghaziabad – 201001 (Uttar Pradesh),  INDIA
Dr Asha K Mental Health care system – Role of voluntary organisations Prof G S Aurora 2002 Sociology Mobile: 9341018102
Dr Nagaraju G A Critical Evaluation of Macro-econometric models for India: With special emphasis on explanatory power and forecasting ability Prof T Krishna Kumar 2002 Economics Assistant Professor, NIBM, Kondhwe Khurd,  Pune-411 048    email:
Dr Venkatesh B S Problems and Prospects of Development of Backward Region: A Study of Karnataka State Prof Hemlata Rao 2002 Economics Lecturer, PG Center, Maharani's College of Arts, Palace Road, Bangalore
Dr Avinash Samal Tribal Development Administration: Case study of a district in Orissa Prof B S Bhargava 2003 Political Science Faculty,ICFAI University, Hyderabad, Himayatnagar 3-6-110/3, 2nd Floor, Anand Arcade, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, Email:,
Dr Bhanumurthy N R Market Microstructure Theory: An application to foreign exchange markets Prof Thomas Paul & M Dr M Nageswara Rao 2003 Economics Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy
18/2 Satsang Vihar Marg, Special Institutional Area
New Delhi-110067
Dr Manasi S Economic Dimensions of Urban Pollution Control and Its Treatment – A study of Bangalore city Prof M V Nadkarni 2003 Economics Associate Professor, CRUA, ISEC, Nagarabhavi, Bangalore-560 072
Dr Puttaswamaiah S Economics of Farm Forestry in Karnataka Prof K N Ninan 2003 Economics Assistant Professor, Dept of Economics, Bangalore University, Bangalore-560 056
Dr Viswanathan P K Economics of On-farm development: A Study of major irrigation projects in Kerala Dr M Venkata Reddy 2003 Economics Associate Professor, Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Gota, Ahmedabad - 380 060, Gujarat, India, email:,
Dr Anita Samal Women in Development Bureaucracy: A Study in Karnataka State Dr N Sivanna 2004 Political Science  
Gayathri V Women, Decentralisation and Development in the context of Gram Panchayat in Karnataka Prof G K Karnanth 2004 Development Studies Chief Executive Officer, (Maya)LabourNet, 25/1-4, 9th Cross, Marenahallipalya, JP Nagar II Phase, Bangalore-560078  Tel(o) 91-80-26494520/1,  Mob: 9902075256, email:
Dr Jeena T S Economic and institutional factors in the use and management of Wetlads – Case Study of Cochin Backwaters Prof K N Ninan 2004 Economics Associate Fellow, Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Begumpet, Hyderabad 16, Email:
Dr Jyothis S Economics of Biodiversity Conservation: A Case Study of Western Ghats Region, Kerala Prof K N Ninan 2004 Economics Associate Fellow, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, N-O Campus, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Pin 500016, A-P State, India, Email:
Dr Krishne Gowda B Role of institutional structures at district and sub-district levels in promoting school quality in the context of universali-sation of elementary education in Karnataka Prof M D Usha Devi 2004 Education  
Dr Md Nazrul Islam Decentralised Governance and Development in India: A Study in West Bengal Prof S N Sangita 2004 Political Science Coordinator - Private Sector Health, RTM International, 581, RTM Complex, Shewrapara, Mirpur, Dhaka 1216, Bangladesh  Tel(O) 8802-8052722, 8034638 email:
Dr Pravakar Sahoo  Impact of changing Indian federal fiscal system on backward states: A study of Orissa State Prof Hemlata Rao 2004 Economics Senior Fellow, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), Core 6A, 4th Floor, India Habitat Center, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003, Email:
Dr Ramakrushna Panigrahi Environmental Costs and Regional Income Accounting Prof M V Nadkarni & Prof MR Narayana 2004 Economics Professor,JGI - MATS Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship,  No. 319, 17th Cross, 25th Main, 6th Phase, J P Nagar, Bengaluru - 560 078 P: +91 80 2653 2728  Mob: +9198451 72365  email:,
Dr Sudha S Society and Religious Consciousness: Veerashaiva Movement in the Medieval Times Prof G S Aurora 2004 Sociology Senior Lecturer, Dept of Sociology, Government Arts College, Bangalore
Dr Amalendu Jyotishi Ecological Economic & Institutional aspects of Shifting Cultivation: A case study in Orissa Prof.R S Deshpande 2005 Economics Associate Professor, Amrita School of Business, Kasavarahalli PO, Bangalore – 560035.
Dr Deepika M G  Changing trade scenario in agriculture and its implications for Indian economy Prof R S Deshpande 2005 Economics faculty member, ICFAI business school, Bangalore
Dr Deepti S Aspirations and the Process of Social Mobility: The Case of Professionals in Bangalore City Prof G K Karanth 2005 Sociology Research and Publications Manager
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB)
Tele: 080 2699 3657
Dr Mythily N Determinants of quality of schooling in rural primary schools in Karnataka Prof A S Seetharamu 2005 Education Assistant Professor
National Centre for School leadership National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, 17-B Aurobindo marg, New Delhi -10016
Dr Purna Chandra Parida Currency devaluation, trade balance and the balance of payments in India Prof Maathai K M 2005 Economics Purna Chandra Parida, Associate Fellow, National Council of Applied Economic Research(NCAER), Parisila Bhawan, 11, I.P. Estate, New Delhi -110002, Email:,
Dr Shalini Sharma Development Support Organisations: A study in Karnataka Prof G K Karanth 2005 Development Studies Central School, CBSE, Indiranagar   Flat 4, Swamy Enclave, 29, I Main Road, I Block, Koramangala, Bangalore-560 034  Tel 25522576
Dr Subodh K Economic Analysis of Radiation Induced Pollution: A Study of Karunagapally Panchayat in Coastal Kerala Prof K N Ninan 2005 Economics Assistant Professor, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University Enclave, Delhi - 110 007, India. Email:, 
Dr Gagan Bihari Sahu Institutional Finance for Agriculture: Analysis at Macro and Micro Levels Prof D Rajasekhar 2006 Economics Centre for Social Studies, University Campus, Udhna - Magdalla Road, Surat - 395 007. Gujarat, India, email:
Dr Harsha S Decentralised Governance and Development: A case of Panchayats in Karnataka Dr N Sivanna 2006 Political Science Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Assam University, Silchar
Dr Hrushikesh Mallick  Economic analysis of domestic debt of the central government in India Prof Hemlata Rao 2006 Economics Lecturer, Centre for Development Studies, Prasanth Nagar,Ulloor, Trivandrum 695 011, Kerala, India, email:
Dr Rajib Kumar Sahoo Foreign District Investment and Growth of Manufacturing Sector: An Empirical Study of Post Reform India Prof M R Narayana 2006 Economics Divisional Manager (Economist), Strategic Planning & Development Wing, Canara Bank, 112, J C Road, Bangalore 560002, Email:,  Tel: 22273275, 22221581 Extn: 288   F+91 8022108445
Dr Satyapriya Rout Community in Conservation and Management: A Study of Joint Forest Management in Orissa Prof G K Karanth 2006 Sociology Lecturer, Dept. of Sociology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad-500046, Email:,
Dr Sithakanta sethy Dynamics of People’s Participation in Decentralised Planning: A Study in Orissa Dr N Sivanna 2006 Development Studies Programme Officer, Panchayati Raj Desk, Center for World Solidarity (CWS), H. No. 12-13-438, Street No 1,Tarnaka, Secunderabad – 500 017, E-mail:,
Dr Sridevi G Food Security in Context of Globalisation: A Case of Andhra Pradesh Prof R S Deshpande 2006 Economics Faculty, Mount Carmel institute of Management, Bangalore. Email:
Dr Dukhabandhu Sahu An Analysis of the Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on the Indian Economy Dr Maathai K Mathiazhagan 2007 Economics Lecturer, Department of Economics, Assam University, Silchar
Dr Kshamanidhi Adabar The Regional Dimensions of Economic Growth in Indian Federalism Prof M R Narayana 2007 Economics Assistant Professor, Institute of Management, Nirma University of Science and Technology, Ahmedabad-382 481, E-mail:
Dr Mini G  Water users association and irrigation management with special reference to environmental problems Dr Venkata Reddy M 2007 Development Studies TERI, New Delhi
Dr Nisha K R Institutional alternatives and choices in rural water supply system: A study of Kerala Prof D Rajasekhar 2007 Economics faculty member, ICFAI business school, Cochin
Dr Badri Narayan Rath Wage Structure and Productivity in Manufacturing Sector in India Prof Madheswaran S 2008 Economics Assistant Professor of Economics
Dept. of Liberal Arts
Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
Ordnance Factory Estate,
Yeddumailaram -502205
Dr Kannan T Formation of dalit identity among the ‘untouchability’ of Tamil Nadu: A sociological study from a Human Rights perspective Dr Anand Inbanathan 2008 Sociology  
Dr (Mrs) Pratyusna Patnaik Decentralisation and Political Power: A sociological study of representation and participation in the panchayats of Orissa Dr Anand Inbanathan 2008 Sociology Associate Fellow, Council for Social Development (CSD), Southern Regional Centre,  Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad -(A.P), India, Alternate E-mail:
Dr Venugopal Jarugumalli Multinational enterprises in India: A case study of automobile industry Dr K Gayithri 2008 Economics HP, Bangalore
Dr Emil Mathew Micro-finance and Collective Action: A Study of Self-Help Groups in Kerala Prof D Rajasekhar 2009 Economics Lecturer, Department of Economics, Mangalore University, Mangala Gangotri, Mangalore-574199
Dr Sukumar Vellakkal Health Insurance Schemes in India: An Economic Analysis of Demand Management under risk pooling and Adverse Selection Prof G K Kadekodi 2009 Economics Assistant Professor
South Asia Network for Chronic Disease
Public Health Foundation Of India (PHFI)
First Floor, C-1/52, Safdarjung Development Area,
New Delhi –110 016
Dr Bikash Chandra Dash Governance and Service Delivery: A Study of Power Sector Reforms in Orissa Prof S N Sangita 2009 Political Science Asst Professor,
Dept of Pol.Science,
Assam University, Diphu Campus, Assam
Dr Binitha V Thampi Economic Roles of Women and Its Impact on Child Health and Care: A Study in Kerala Prof K N M Raju 2009 Development Studies Research Associate,
Dept of town and regional planning,
University of Shefield,
Winter Street, Shefield 537 ND
Dr Geetanjoy Sahu Environmental Governance and Role of Judiciary in India Dr Madhushree Sekher 2009 Political Science Assistant Professor
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
P.O. Box 8313,
Mumbai 400 088
Dr Mahesh H P Impact of financial sector reforms on commercial banks in India: Deposits, Credit and Efficiency Prof Meenakshi Rajeev 2009 Economics  
Dr Lija Ramachandran Kakkunath Impact of International Trade Agreements on Performance of India's Foreign Trade: An Empirical Study Prof M R Narayana 2009 Economics  
Dr Poulomi Bhattacharya Economics of Aquaculture: A Comparative Analysis of Traditional Vs. Scientific Systems in West Bengal Prof K N Ninan 2009 Economics Assistant Professor,
Department of Economics
Icfai Business School,
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Dr Sarbani Mukherjee Impact of Power Subsidy on Groundwater Extraction for Agriculture: A Study in Madhya Pradesh Prof K V Raju 2009 Economics Sr Lecturer, Indian Institute of Plantation Management,(next Dr Ambedkar Institute of Technology), Bangalore-560 056
Dr Ashish Dash Provisioning and Pricing of Telecommunication Services in India: An Empirical Analysis during Post Reform Years Prof M R Narayana 2009 Economics Faculty,
ICFAI Business School,
Behind Metro, Kanakapura Rd,
Dr Anand Vadivelu (Economics) Watershed Development in Karnataka, India – An Institutional Analysis Prof. D Rajasekhar 2009 Economics Assistant Professor,
Institute of Economic Growth,
Delhi University Enclave,
Delhi - 110 007
Dr Anitha V Institutions and Changing Role of Bureaucracy- A Case Study of Higher Level Bureaucracy in Karnataka Dr Madhushree Sekher 2010 Political Science Faculty, Department of Pol.Science,
St Joseph's College,
Lal Bagh Road, Bangalore-560 027
Dr Piush Antony Migrant Labour Force in Plantation Economy: A Socio-Historic Profile of the Migrant Labourers in Kodagu Prof G K Karanth 2010 Sociology UNICEF,
Hyderabad Field Office,
H-No.3-6-15/2, M No.865,
Street No.19, Himayathnagar,
Hyderabad-500 029
Dr Pradeep K. Mehta Diversification and Horticultural Crops: A Case of Himachal Pradesh Dr M Mahadeva 2010 Economics Scientist - Impact Assessment,
Institute of Rural Research and Development, Plot No.34, Sector 44, Institutional Area, Gurgaon-122002 (Haryana), India,
Email: p
Dr R Sarala Social Networking for Survival in Slums: A Case study of Bangalore Dr K G Gayathri Devi 2010 Sociology Lecturer,
Jain College,
J C Road,
Bangalore-560 002
Dr Satyasiba Bedamatta Economic Implications of Ecological Changes: A Study of Chilika Lagoon Prof R S Deshpande 2010 Economics  
Dr Subir Sen Financial Liberalization and Regulation in India: A study of the Insurance Industry Prof S Madheswaran 2010 Economics Assistant Professor,
Department of Policy Studies
TERI University
Plot No. 10 Institutional Area
Vasant Kunj
New Delhi - 110 070
Dr Sabuj Kumar Mandal  Energy and Productivity Growth:  A Study of Indian Cement Industry Prof S Madheswaran 2010 Economics Faculty
T. A. Pai Management Institute
Manipal - 576 104
Karnataka, India
Dr Biplab Dhak Gender Inequality in Health in India: Life Course and Neighbourhood Dimension Dr R Mutharayappa 2010 Devlopment Studies Assistant Professor
Gujarat Institute of Development Research
Gota, Ahmedabad- 380060,
Gujarat, India
Dr Naveen Kumar Micro-finance Institutions in Karnataka: An Analysis of Sustainability and Impact of Credit Plus Services Dr Veerashekharappa 2010 Economics Faculty, NIBM, NIBM P.O. Kondhwe Khurd, Pune-411 048 .
Dr. Anantha K H Externality of Irrigation Wells in Karnataka: A Study in Environmental Economics Prof. K V Raju 2011 Economics Resilience Dryland Systems, Building 212, Room No.70, ICRISAT, Patancheru, Hyderabad-502324 A.P.
Dr Mainak Majumder Performance of Pharmaceutical Companies in India: A Critical Analysis of Industrial Structure, Firm Specific Resources, and Emerging Strategies Prof. Meenakshi Rajeev 2011 Economics Research Fellow in Economics, Centre de Sciences Humaines, 2 Aurangazeb Road, New Delhi 110 011.
Email: mainakat
Dr R Sarala Social Networking for Survival in Slums: A Case study of Bangalore Dr K G Gayathri Devi 2011 Sociology  Lecturer, Jain College, J C Road, Bangalore-560 002
Dr Malini Laxminarayan International Trade: India's Experience  Prof R S Deshpande 2011 Economics Assistant Professor
Center for Economic Studies and Policy Institute for Social and Economic Change
Nagarabhavi P.O. Bangalore 560072, India. Tel: Office: 23215468, Email:,
Dr Pratheeba J Fiscal Reforms and Government Financing of Health Care in India Dr K Gayithri 2011 Economics Research Consultant, TRIOS Development Support Pvt Ltd., New Delhi,
Dr Patibandla Srikant Reconceptualising Rights - A Study of Micro Social Movements in India" Prof Supriya RoyChowdhury 2011 Political Science Programme Officer
Public Affairs Centre
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Dr. Akshaya Kumar Panigrahi Determinants of Living Arrangements of Elderly: A Case of Orissa. Dr. T. S. Syamala 2012 Development Studies Indian Statistical Service (ISS) Deputy Director Government of India Central Statistics Office (CSO) Industrial Statistics Wing M/o Statistics and PI 1-Council House Street Kolkata-700001
Dr. Indrajit Bairagya Economic Performance of Informal Sector during Liberalization Period: An Empirical Study of India Prof. M. R. Narayana 2012 Economics Assistant Professor,
Centre for Human Resource Development,
Institute for Social and Economic Change, Nagarabhavi P.O. Bangalore 560072, India.
Dr. Shyam Singh Political Regimes and Social Security- A Study of BSP in Uttar Pradesh Dr. V. Anil Kumar 2012 Political Science  Associate Professor in Social Sciences,
Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA),
Anand, Gujarat- 388001,
Dr. Amrita Ghatak  Health, Labour Supply and Wages: A Study in West Bengal Prof. S. Madheswaran  2013 Economics Assistant Professor,
Gujarat Institute of Development Research,
Near Gota Char Rasta Gota Ahmedabad - 380060
Dr. Priya Gupta Disasters and communities: A sociological study of lifestyle and adaptation in coastal Orissa Dr. Anand Inbanathan 2013 Sociology Associate Professor, Amrita School of Business, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Bangalore Campus Pin 560035 Bangalore, Karnataka
Dr. Gayatri Pradhan Balancing Work and Family- A Sociological Analysis of Women working in urban and rural areas of Sikkim Dr.Anand Inbanathan 2017 Sociology Associate Professor Sikkim Govt College, Burtuk, East Sikkim
Dr. Rajat Verma Ecotaxes in India: Issues in Design and Implementation Prof. K Gayithri 2019 Economics Chairperson, School of Economics, NMIMS-Bangalore-Campus
D1-1102, SNN Raj Serenity, Yelenahalli Bangalore (560068)
Dr. Neeti Singh Social Entrepreneurship and the Development Question: A Sociological Perspective Dr. Anand Inbanathan 2020 Sociology Vemdalsgatan 53, Lgh 1604, Vällingby, Stockholm 16274, Sweden.



Part-time Scholar

Name of Student Thesis title Supervisor Year of award Discipline Current status of the scholar
Dr Nageswara Rao M Determinants of urban local public expenditures in a developing economy Prof G Thimmaiah 1992 Economics  
Dr Usha Devi M D A study of communication process in relations to decision making in the office of the department of education Prof S R Rohidekar 1992 Education Professor, Education Unit,, ISEC, Nagarabhavi P.O, Banaglore 560072, email:
Dr Venkata Reddy M Command area development: Problems and prospects of irrigation in malaprabha ayacut Prof B K Narayan 1992 Economics Professor, Administrative Staff College of India, Raj Bhavan Road, Hyderabad 500 082
Dr Syed Ajmal Pasha Economics of small ruminants in drought prone areas of Karnataka Prof M V Nadkarni 1993 Economics Associate Professor, CEENR, ISEC, Nagarabhavi P.O, Banaglore 560072, email:
Dr Thippaiah P Informal sector and the urban poor in a metropolitan area: A case study of Bangalore Prof Abdul Aziz 1994 Economics Associate Professor, Agricultural Development & Rural Transformation Unit, ISEC, Nagarabhavi P.O, Banaglore 560072, email:
Dr Lingappa Chakrasali Rural transformation and drought prone region: A case of Bijapur district in Karnataka Prof M Prahladachar 1997 Economics Faculty Member, First Grade College, Talikote, Bidar District  2) C Lingappa Chakrasali, Sri Khasgatesh College of Arts and Commerce, Thalikoti, Bijapur 586 214
Dr Devendra Babu M Federal fiscal transfers and state fiscal policy: A study of Karnataka State Prof. Hemlata Rao 1998 Economics Assistant Professor, Economics Unit, ISEC, Nagarabhavi P.O, Banaglore 560072, email:
Dr Gregory S Sericulture and process of change: A socio-cultural study of a Tamil Nadu village Prof. GK Karanth 2001 Development Studies Reader, Department of Anthropology, Kannur University Thalassery Campus, Palayad, Thalassery – 670661, Email:
Dr Nagesha Lending Policies of the World Bank: A Study of Policy and Administrative Aspects for India with special reference to Karnataka Dr N Sivanna 2005 Political Science The Hindu
Dr Somashekar T S Performance and Regulation of Mutual Funds in India: An Economic Analysis Prof S Madheswaran 2010 Economics Lecturer
Nagarabhavi, Bangalore-560 072
Dr Santhosh R The Process of religious identity formation: A Sociological study of Religious organizations in Kerala, South India Prof. GK Karanth 2010 Sociology Lecturer-cum-Assistant Director, Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Mangalore University, Mangala Gangotri, Mangalore-574 199, Email:
Dr. Ravi D.R
Environmental Burden of Disease due to urban air pollution with special reference to Bangalore City. Dr Krishna Raj 2014 Development Studies Deputy Environmental Officer,
Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, #49, Parisara Bhavan, Chruch Street, Bangalore- 560 001


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