Institute for Social and Economic Change






Faculty on Extra Ordinary Leave

Faculty on Contractual Basis

Chairs/Visiting Faculty

Honorary Visiting Professors

Prof. VKRV Rao Chair Professors



D Rajasekhar


Ph.D. in Economics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1994.

Area of Specialisation: Decentralisation; Poverty Reduction; Development through and Interface among Local Organisations; Micro Finance; Social Security for Unorganised Workers and Child Labour.

Email: director(at)isec(dot)ac(dot)in                    Google Scholar

Meenakshi  Rajeev

Professor, CESP

Ph.D. Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

Area of Specialisation: Banking and credit related issues; Issues relating to Development Economics (game theoretic modeling); Industrial Economics;
Labour Relations.

Email: meenakshi(at)isec(dot)ac(dot)in

S  Madheswaran

Professor, CESP

Ph.D. in Econometrics, Department of Econometrics,
University of Madras (1996)

Area of Specialisation: Economics of Labour; Economics of Education;
Environmental Economics; Applied Econometrics

Email: madhes(at)isec(dot)ac(dot)in           Google Scholar

Parmod  Kumar (on Deputation)

 Professor, ADRTC

Ph.D. in Economics from Centre for the Studies of Regional Development,
JNU, New Delhi, 1997.

Area of Specialisation: Agriculture and Allied Activities; Agro Processing; Rural Development

Email: pkumar(at)isec(dot)ac(dot)in              Google Scholar

Sunil Nautiyal (on Deputation)

Professor, CEENR

Ph.D. in Botany (Ecology), G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development,  H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal

Area of Specialisation: Natural resource management and conservation; Production system analysis; Protected Area Management;  Ecological Modeling;  GIS and Remote Sensing in landscape analysis; Climate Change and Socio-Ecological Development

Email: sunil(at)isec(dot)ac(dot)in                      Google Scholar

Kala Seetharam Sridhar

Professor, CRUA

Ph.D. in Public Policy & Management, The Ohio State University, 1998

Area of Specialisation:  Regional disparities, Urban poverty, Land use regulations

Email: kala(at)isec(dot)ac(dot)in                        Google Scholar

C M Lakshmana

Professor, PRC

Ph.D.  Bangalore University, 1998

Area of Specialisation: Linkages of Population, Development and Environment; Evaluation and monitoring of Public Health System; Demographic Change and the Middle class and its impact on Environment

Email: lakshmana(at)isec(dot)ac(dot)in                 Google Scholar

Krishna Raj

Professor, CESP

Ph.D. in Economics (Environmental Economics), University of Mysore,
Mysore, 2005

Area of Specialisation: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; Natural Resource Conservation and Management: Forest and Water; Urban Water Supply and Management (Bangalore City); Ecotourism in Protected Areas (Economic Valuation of biodiversity); TRIPs, Biodiversity Conservation and Traditional Environmental Knowledge; Deforestation and Climate Change

Email: krishnaraj(at)isec(dot)ac(dot)in                        Google Scholar

T S Syamala  

Professor, PRC

Ph.D. in Population Studies, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, 1994

Area of Specialisation: Population and Health, Women and child Health

Email: syamala(at)isec(dot)ac(dot)in                      Google Scholar

Ramappa K B
Professor, ADRTC
in Agribusiness Management from UAS, Dharwad
Area of Specialisation: Agricultural Marketing, Rural Development, Agribusiness, Supply Chain Management, Food retailing.
Email: ramappa(at)isec(dot)ac(dot)in                      Google Scholar

V Anil Kumar

Professor, CPIGD

Ph.D. University of Delhi

Area of Specialisation:  Policy Processes; Social, Political Theory; Federalism, Devolution; Agrarian Change; Urban and Rural Governance; Development Studies

Email: anilkumar(at)isec(dot)ac(dot)in                      Google Scholar

S Manasi

Associate Professor, CRUA

Ph.D. Department of Economics, Mysore University, 2002

Area of Specialisation: Urban Governance; Urban Ecology;  Water
Resources Management; Waste Management

Email:  manasi(at)isec(dot)ac(dot)in                       Google Scholar

B P Vani

Associate Professor, CESP

M.Sc. (Statistics), Bangalore University.

Area of Specialisation: Poverty and Income Distribution

Email: vani(at)isec(dot)ac(dot)in

Lekha Subaiya

Associate Professor, PRC

Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park

Area of Specialisation: Demography and Stratification

Email: Lekha(at)isec(dot)ac(dot)in

Marchang Reimeingam
Assistant Professor, CSSCD
Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Area of Specialisation: Economics of Labour, Migration Studies, Human Resources Development and Regional Development
Email: reimeingam(at)isec(dot)ac(dot)in                   Google Scholar
Sobin George
Assistant Professor, CSSCD
Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru
University, New Delhi
Area of Specialisation:
Marginalities, Social Gradients of Health, Medical Industry and Labuor Rights
Email: sobin(at)isec(dot)ac(dot)in                           Google Scholar
A V Manjunatha (on Deputation)
Assistant Professor, CEENR
Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Justus Liebig University, Germany
Area of Specialisation: Agricultural water management- water markets, pricing, valuation, pollution; Natural Resource Management - valuation, efficiency, equity, sustainability; Agricultural markets - value chain analysis, transaction costs; Impact analysis of developmental programmes and technology adoption; Energy and climate change in Agriculture -valuation, management

Email: manjunath(at)isec(dot)ac(dot)in              Google Scholar
Malini Laxminarayan Tantri
Assistant Professor, CESP
Ph. D in Economics, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC),  through Mysore University
Area of Specialisation: International Trade and Development Economics: Indian and Chinese Special Economic Zones (SEZs); Trade Facilitation; Agriculture and Trade; Trade and Gender; Trade and Food security; Skill Development,
Trade and Labour

Email: malini(at)isec(dot)ac(dot)in                         Google Scholar
M Balasubramanian
Assistant Professor, CEENR
in Environmental Economics from Madurai Kamaraj University
Area of Specialisation:
Green Accounting, Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, Climate Change, Solid Waste Management, Environmental Policy, Sustainable Development and Sustainability, Urban Ecology

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Indrajit Bairagya
Assistant Professor, CHRD
Ph.D. in Economics (2012), Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore, India.
Area of Specialisation: Informal sector and informal employment, Economics of education, Applied Econometrics, Input-Output Analysis and Computable General Equilibrium Modelling.
Email: indrajit(at)isec(dot)ac(dot)in                Google Scholar
Channamma Kambara
Assistant Professor, CRUA
Ph.D.  (2011), Kannada University, Hampi
Area of Specialisation: Informal Economy, Gender Studies and Development Studies

Email: channamma
Vilas Jadhav
Assistant Professor, ADRTC
Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, University of Agricultural
Sciences, GKVK,Bengaluru
Area of Specialisation: Agriculture Production Economics, Econometrics, Agricultural Finance and Co-operation, Time Series Analysis, Agricultural markets- value chain analysis, Natural Resource Management- valuation, efficiency, equity, sustainability; Impact analysis of developmental programmes and technology adoption; transaction costs, Agricultural price analysis, cost estimation, Energy and climate change in Agriculture

Email: vilas(at)isec(dot)ac(dot)in
Thomas Felix K
Assistant Professor, ADRTC
Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore Area of Specialisation: Agricultural Production Economics, Agricultural Finance and Marketing, Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, Law and Economics.
Email: thomas
Mallesh Ummalla
Assistant Professor, CESP

Ph.D. in Economics from University of Hyderabad
Area of Specialisation: Macroeconomics, Energy Economics, International Economics, Development Economics, SDGs related issues
Email: mallesh(at)isec(dot)ac(dot)in
Stanzin Nouskit
Assistant Professor, CHRD

PhD. in Education from University of Jammu
Area of Specialisation: Education of marginalized and socially disadvantaged segments, Sociology of Education, Women and Inclusive Education
Email: stanzin(at)isec(dot)ac(dot)in
K C Smitha
Assistant Professor, CPIGD
PhD. in Political Science and Public Administration, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC),  through Mysore University
Area of Specialisation: Governance, Urban Governance, Urban Infrastructure (Water Supply and Sanitation), Public Policy, Urban Development, Urban Political Economy, Urban Poverty, Gender, Space and the City, and Urban Political Ecology.
Email: smitha(at)isec(dot)ac(dot)in                    Google Scholar
Akshata Nayak
Assistant Professor, ADRTC
PhD. in Agricultural Economics, University of Agricultural
Sciences, GKVK,Bengaluru

Area of Specialisation: Agricultural Marketing and Co-operation, Agricultural Economics, Time Series Analysis, Meta- Analysis.
Email: akshata(at)isec(dot)ac(dot)in

Faculty on Contractual Basis

R Manjula
Assistant Professor on contractual basis, CDD
Ph.D. in Economics from University of Mysore, Mysore.
Area of Specialisation: Decentralisation and public service delivery, Women Leadership in Panchayats and Cooperatives, Social Security, Rural Development
Email: manjula(at)isec(dot)ac(dot)in               Google Scholar





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