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ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2017-2018

(APRIL-MARCH)

INDIAN SCHOOL OF POLITICAL ECONOMY, PUNE

1. Journal

Joint issues for July-December 2016, January-June 2017 and July-December 2017 of the Journal of Indian School of Political Economy were published during the year.

The joint issue of the journal of the School for July – December 2016, published the Report of the study carried out a few years ago by ISPE, of Education in Primary Schools Conducted by Pune Municipal Corporation. It contains research papers analysing trends of enrolment, drop-outs and expenditure of the Pune Municipal Corporation conducted primary schools over 37 years prior to the study and two studies, one of the children’s language abilities and the other on their achievements in elementary mathematics. The documentation section includes “Memorial Addressed to the Education Commission” by Mahatma Jotiba Phule; an essay on “Primary Education and Indigenous Schools” by Justice Mahadeo Govind Ranade; a speech by Sayaji Rao III, Maharaja of Baroda on “The Needs of Indian Industries and the Lines of Advance in Education”; Selected Passages on Primary Education by Gopal Krishna Gokhale; The Elementary Education Bill proposed by Gopal Krishna Gokhale; a selection on “Nai Talim” by Mahatma Gandhi; and Selected Passages on Primary Education by Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil. The Documentation section also includes the text of The Right of Children to free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, Model Rules under that Act, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Interventional Strategies for Special Training, and a Committe Report on National Policy on Education 2016.

The joint issue of the Journal for January-June, 2017, is based on the papers presented at the Symposium on the Recent Changes in the Methodology of Estimation of India’s GDP, organised by the School. It contains papers by Dr. T.C. A. Anant, Chief Statistician of India, Dr. Mahendra Dev, Director, IGIDR, Dr. G.C. Manna, former Director General, Central Statistics Office, Dr. S. L. Shetty, EPW Research Foundation, and Dr. Dennis Rajakumar, Director, EPW Research, Dr. Ravindra Dholakia, Professor, IIM, Ahmedabad, and Dr. Manish B. Pandya, Jt. Director, Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Government of Gujarat, Dilip Nachane, Honorary Professor, IGIDR, Dr. R.B. Barman, Chairman, National Statistical Commission and Ameya Sapre and Pramod Sinha, IIT, Kanpur, The material for documentation included in this issue is: 1) The Poverty and Un-British Rule in India – by Dadabhai Naoroji, 2) System of National Accounts, 2008, European Commission, International Monetary Fund, 3) Central Statistics Office (2015): Changes in Methodology and Data Sources in the New Series of National Accounts: Base year 2011-12: Extracts from Section 1,2,3,4, and 6. 4) discrepancies in GDP Data by TCA Anant. 5) Government of India Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, “Understanding the New Series of National Accounts, Frequently Asked Questions”. 6) Reprint of the classic paper by Simon Kuznets on “Government Product and National Income”.

The joint issue of the Journal for July-December, 2017, includes research papers on “Minimum Support Prices in India: An Economic and Political Assessment”;.” Demonetisation and Indian Economy: Some Macroeconomic Challenges”; “Pattern of Urbanisation in Bihar: (1961-2011)”; A Review Of Literature on “Demands for Smaller States in India: Historical Background and Emerging Trends” and “Street Labourers in Million-Plus Populated Cities”. The Documentation Section of the issue includes extracts from the Reports of major committees on Minimum Support Prices, namely, Jha Committee; S. R Sen Committee; Expert Committee (Chairman: C.H. Hanumnatha Rao) for Review of Methodology of Cost of Production of Crops .; and Y.K. Alagh Committee to Examine Methodological Issues in Fixing MSP; also, Committee on Agriculture (2013-14), Fifteenth Lok Sabha; Evaluation Study on Efficiency of Minimum Support Price by NITI Aayog; Extracts from Report of Farmer’s Commission. The journal issue also includes “Price, Costs of Production and Terms of Trade of Indian Agriculture”, Presidential Address delivered at the 45th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics by N. Rath; Madhya Pradesh – Summary of the Council of Ministry, on Price Deficit Financing Scheme; Minimum Support Prices Recommended by CACP and Fixed by Government.

The subscription rates continued to be:

Institutions other than colleges: Rs. 1000/- per annum

Colleges and individuals: Rs. 500/- per annum

2. Arthabodh Patrika

Launched in 1998, Arthabodhpatrika, the Marathi monthly of the School became a monthly publication with effect from 1 April 2003. During the period under review, in all 11 issues were published. A new schedule of the Annual Subscription charges has been introduced. The current number of subscribers stands at (570)

3. Seminars/ Discussion Group Meetings/Workshops:

Seminar: The Professor V.M. Dandekar Memorial Seminar was devoted to the theme, India’s New GDP Series – Implications for the Estimation of GSDP; held on January 11-12, 2018

The event is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Gangadhar Darbha and is funded in part out of a donation received by Indian School of Political Economy for the purpose. A well-wisher of the School, Dr. Darbha was a brilliant young economist of great potential and promise. He had joined the Reserve Bank of India as Advisor, just before his untimely demise. Before that he was Executive Director at Nomura Securites. He worked as a member of the Committee of Financial Benchmarks and the Committee on Monetary Policy Framework, set up by the Reserve Bank of India.

The following delegates attended the Seminar:

1. Dr. TCA Anant

Chief Statistician of India,

National Statistical Commission,

II Floor, Sardar Patel Bhawan,

Parliament Street, New Delhi – 110 001.

Tel: 011- 2374-2150 M- 09717118585

e-mail: tca.anant@nic.in

2. Dr. Ravindra Dholakia

Indian Institute of Management

Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380 015.

e-mail: rdholkia@iimahd.ernet.in

3. Dr. Manish Pandya

Directorate of Economics and Statistics,

Sector 18, Gandhinagar

Gujarat 382009. e-mail: mannpandya@gmail.com

M – 9427227264

4. Shri Avdhesh K. Shukla (RBI)

Assistant Adviser, National income Division

M – 8779686236 E-mail: akshukla@rbi.org.in

5. Shri Anand P. Ekka

Research Officer (from RBI)

M – 9987177114 e-mail: anandpekka@rbi.org.in

6. Shri R.R. Shinge Director,

Directorate of Economics & Statistics,
8th Floor, Administrative Building,
Government Colony, Bandra (East),
Mumbai-400 051 Tel : 022-26400053

E-Mail : dir.des@maharashtra.gov.in

7. Dr J.V. Choudhari

Joint Director,

Directorate of Economics and Statistics,

Government of Maharashtra,

8th Floor, Administrative Building,

Government colony, Bandra,

Mumbai – 400051. M- 09869080033

E-mail: jvcdadu@gmail.com

Jtdirni.des@maharashtra.gov.in

8. Dr. Sharadini Rath

C304 Renaissance Park-1

26/2 Subramanyanagar

Malleshwaram West

Bangalore 560 055.

e-mail: srath66@yahoo.com

9. Dr. Nishita Raje

B1 Dhanastra

RBI Senior Officers’ Flats

122 Woodhouse Road

Cuffe Parade, Mumbai – 400 005.

9198 20346 508(mobile) e-mail: nbraje@rbi.org.in

10. Dr. A.K. Toprani

Deputy Director General

Ministry of Statistics Programme Implementation

NSSO (FOD) Mumbai

e-mail: ashok_toprani@rediffmail.com

11. Dr. S.V. Ramana Murthy

Deputy Director General

Sardar patel Bhawan

4th Floor, Sansad marg,

New Delhi – 110001. E-mail: svr.murthy@nic.in

M – 981319040

12. Shri Omprakash Bairwa

Director,

Directorate of Economics and Statistics,

Govt. of Rajashtan

Yojana Bhavan,

Tilak Marg,

Jaipur 302005.

13. Mr. Rajeev Kumar Srivastava

Statistical Officer (State Income)

DES , Jaipur,

Mobile: 09414357991

e-mail: rakus09@gmail.com

14. Dr. Vardhana Pawaskar

General Manager Research

42, Rustomjee Adarsh Regency,

Adarsh Dugdhalay Road,

Malad West, Mumbai 4000064.

e-mail: vardhanapawaskar@gmail.com

15. R. Nagaraj

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research,

A. K. Vaidya Marg, Goregaon East,

Mumbai 400 065

Phone: (w) 022-2841 6518

Email: nag@igidr.ac.in

16. Dr. G.C. Manna,

Former Director General,

Central Statistics Office,

Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation,

Government of India,

New Delhi

e-mail: gc.manna1@gmail.com

17. Dr. S.L. Shetty

EPW Research Foundation,

C-212, Akurli Industrial Estate,

Akurli Road,

Kandivali (East),

Mumbai 400101.

e-mail: slshetty@vsnl.com

18. Dr. J. Dennis Rajakumar

Director,

EPW Research Foundation,

C-212, Akurli Industrial Estate,

Akurli Road,

Kandivali (East),

Mumbai 400101.

e-mail: dennisraja@epwrf.res.in

19. Dr. Deepak Sethia

IIM Indore

e-mail: sethiad@iimidr.ac.in

20. Shri Pradeep Chauhan

Economic Advisor,

Directorate  of Economics  &Statistics

Govt. of H.P.,

38, SDA Complex, Kusumpti,

Shimla – 171009

e-mail: pradeep.chauhan945@rediffmail.com

Off. 01777-2626205 M – 09816022449

21. Dr. Vinod Kumar Rana,

Joint Director,

Directorate  of Economics  &Statistics

Govt. of H.P.,

38, SDA Complex, Kusumpti,

Shimla – 171009

Mobile : 09418450976

e-mail: vrana.2006@gmail.com

22. Ameya Sapre, IIT, Kanpur

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
e-mail:
amey@iitk.ac.in

23. Dr. K. Narasimha Phani

Deputy Director,

State Income Sector,

DES, Karnataka.

24. T. Rajeswari

Deputy Director General

Central Statistics Office

Sardar Patel Bhawan

4th Floor, Sansad marg,

New Delhi – 110001. E-mail: traji1962@yahoo.com

M – 9871465089

25. Prof. N. Rath,

ISPE, Pune

e-mail: nrath66@yahoo.co.in

26. Prof. V.S. Chitre

India School of Political Economy

Pune E-mail: vikas.chitre09@gmail.com

27. Prof. S.S. Sriraman

Walchand Hirachand Professor of

Transport Economics,

Department of Economics,

University of Mumbai,

Vidyanagari, Mumbai 400098

e-mail: sriraman_siva@hotmail.com

28. Shri Abhay Tilak

ISPE, (Pune)

agtilak@gmail.com

29. Sangeeta Shroff, Affiliate Fellow

206 Kundan Vihar, 588-2 B Bibwewadi Kondwa Road, Market Yard,Pune 411037. e-mail:Sangeetashroff@hotmail.com

30. Pradeep Apte, Pune

31.Dhanmanjiri Sathe

HOD Department of  Economics Savitribai Phule University Ganeshkhind Road,
Pune – 411 007

32. Amita Yadwadkar

Assit. Professor, Department of Economics,

University of Pune e-mail: amitayadwadkar@gmail.com

33.Dr. Jyoti Chandiramani

Director, Symbiosis School of Economics, (SSE)

S.B. Raod, Pune 411004

e-mail: director@sse.ac.in

4. Discussion Group Meetings

During the year following Discussion Group meetings were held:

Date

Topic

Name of the Discussant

03 October 2017

Insolvency Bankruptcy Code in Pursuit of Economic Freedom

Dr. M.S. Sahoo,

02 December 2017

Pune Metro: The Road Ahead & Nagpur Metro: The Experience

Dr. Brijesh Dixit,

28 December 2017

An Alternative Approach to Traditional Cost-Benefit Analysis for undertaking Community Impact Assessments (CIA)

Dr. Anand Venkatesh

5. Fellowship:

Advertisements were inserted in the issues of the JISPE and on our Website calling for applications for grant of fellowship. However, the proposals received were either incomplete or not suitable to consider for fellowship.

As a part of the research project which was undertaken at the instance of the Azim Premji Foundation, Dr. Sharadini Rath had undertaken a lot of analysis of the secondary data compiled vide the recent Economic Census conducted in the year 2013. Shri Tilak informed the Council Members that Dr. Rath has forwarded a research proposal for the School’s fellowship, wherein, she proposes to undertake a detailed analysis of the emergent patterns of concurrence between the industrial concentrations and the urban spread in and around those concentrations. Dr. Rath has proposed to undertake this exercise by juxtaposing the statistics compiled in the Economic Censuses, the Population Censuses as well as other data pertaining to industries that is available in other sources. The Council Members found this proposal acceptable and accordingly directed the Honorary Director to process Dr. Rath’s proposal for the fellowship and complete all the necessary formalities for the award of the fellowship.

  1. Research Project on Greenfield Urban Development in India

The Azim Premji University, Bengaluru has extended financial support to the research Project titled, “City as Infrastructure? – Private and Greenfield Urban Development in India”. viz. Dr. Sharadini Rath, Affiliate Fellow, has been chosen to be Principal Investigator by the funding agency. The Project has been officially launched with effect from 1 January 2018.

7. Staff

The list of the staff in position as on 31st March 2018 is given below:

Mr. Abhay Tilak, Member, Honorary Director and Editor, Arthabodh Patrika

Mrs. Shaila R. Konlade, Administrative Officer and D.T.P. Editor for JISPE (on Contract)

Ms. Chhaya Mangsulkar, Library-in-Charge-cum-General Assistant (on Contract)

8. Meetings:

The Annual Meeting of the Council was held on 10th of June 2017.

Four meetings of the Executive Committee were held during the period from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018.

9. Library:

The total number of books in the Library is 14,172 and that of documents is 5,403. During the year under report, 50 books were added to the stock, of which 44 books were purchased, 3 books were received as gifts, 3 books were received for review, 155 documents were added to the stock. Out of the additions, 134 were regular documents, and 1 document was received as gift; 20 CD downloaded at ISPE.

An amount of Rs.32,066/- was spent on purchase of books. In addition, an amount of Rs. 14,370/- was spent as subscription towards periodicals and newspapers.

During the year under review, 15 persons/students took the advantage of the reference material and reading facilities provided in the Library.

10. WEBSITE

The School has its own Website ispepune.org.in. The website contains back issues of the Journal of Indian School of Political Economy from the year 1989 onwards as also that of Arthabodhpatrika from January 2007 onwards. Digitisation for the volumes of the Journal for the years from 1989 to 1999, has been completed and uploaded it on the web site. One can also search for the Books in the Library of the School on the website. We are taking steps to make the website of the School more dynamic, to upload on it the profiles of the Council members as well as affiliate fellows of the School, the School’s current and upcoming activities. The website will be shortly enabled to directly accept online subscriptions for the Journal and Arthabodhpatrika.

11. Computer Equipment, Soft wares and Data Bases:

The School has 9 PCs {Two Core i3, One Assembled Computer, One Lenovo, Two Dell PCs, One Zenith Pentium 4, One Compaq Pentium III, One PC upgraded to Pentium 4, one Dot Matrix Printer, one Canon Copier-cum-Scanner-cum-Printer, Sharp Copier-cum-Printer, Canon LIDE Scanner}

The School has acquired Devnagari soft-wares, ‘Leap Office’ and ‘Akruti’ Shreelipi 7.4, as well as MS Window 7, Office 2003, Windows 98 and Windows XP (HE), SPSS 12, E-Views 5 and Tally 9 Soft-wares updated version, one camera Logitech c170, one Headphone Logitech. H-150, 6th Economic Census Data.

All the PCs are connected to the Internet through BSNL Broad Band while VSNL dial-up account is being used for receiving and sending emails. The facility of Internet and e-mail is being extensively used for searching material for the Journal of Indian School of Political Economy and Arthabodh Patrika and for receiving papers and referees’ reports and correspondence with authors of articles for the Journal.

12. General

The School has permission from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India to accept foreign grants

13. Academic Activities

The academic activities of the executive staff etc. of the School during the year are given in brief in Sub-Section I and those reported by the Honorary Fellows in the Sub-Section II.

SUB SECTION I

Annual Report, 2017-18: V. S. Chitre

Worked as Editor of the Journal of Indian School of Political Economy during the year. Edited three Joint issues for July-December 2016, January-June 2017 and July-December 2017 of the Journal of Indian School of Political Economy during the year.

The joint issue of the journal of the School for July – December 2016, published the Report of the study carried out a few years ago by ISPE, of Education in Primary Schools Conducted by Pune Municipal Corporation, and Documentation on primary education.

The joint issue of the Journal for January-June, 2017, is based on the papers presented at the Symposium on the Recent Changes in the Methodology of Estimation of India’s GDP, organised by the School. The Documentation for the issue included “The Poverty and Un-British Rule in India”, by Dadabhai Naoroji; System of National Accounts, 2008, European Commission, International Monetary Fund; excerpts from important Reports published by the Central Statistics Office, Government of India, on the methodology of estimation of India’s GDP for the base year 2011-12, and other selected writings on the subject; and a Reprint of the classic paper by Simon Kuznets on “Government Product and National Income”.

The joint issue of the Journal for July-December, 2017, includes five research papers, submitted for publication and finalized by the editor, after duly addressing the referees’ comments on them. It contains Documentation on Committee Reports and other writings and material related to Minimum Support Prices.

Helped in organising the Dandekar Memorial Seminar for the year, devoted to the theme, “India’s New GDP Series – Implications for the Estimation of GSDP; held on January 11-12, 2018.

Attended a meeting of the Board of Management of the Mumbai University Department of Economics (Autonomous) on 19 April, 2017, to consider the proposed programme for the Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy, and offered detailed comments on the programme.

Participated in Emerging Markets seminar on Finance organised by Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, on 17-18 December, 2017, in Mumbai, and offered comments on several papers and prsentations.

Invited to work as a Member, Programme Committee, for Conference to be organised by the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India and Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, in New Delhi, on August 3-4, 2018.

Continued to work as Member, Selection Committee of Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai.

Worked as a Member, Governing Council, Centre for Multi-Disciplinary Development Research, Dharwad.

Continued to work as Member, Board of Management, Department of Economics (Autonomous), University of Mumbai, Mumbai.

Publications:

  1. Trends in Expenditure on PMC Conducted Primary Schools and Related Items”, Journal of Indian School of Political Economy, Vol. XXVIII Nos.3-4 July-December 2016, pp. 513-544.

  2. India’s New Series National Accounts Statistics and Take-aways from the Debate”, Journal of Indian School of Political Economy, Vol. XXIX Nos. 1&2

January-June 2017, pp. 1-6.

SUB-SECTION II

Ravindra H. Dholakia

Statement of Work for 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018 –

1. Candidates completing Doctoral Degree successfully at IIM Ahmedabad with me as one of their Thesis Advisors –

A. Deepak Bisht – Exploration in Modeling and Forecast Assessment of Energy Derivatives – March 2018

B. Saritha Viswanathan – Integrating Water and Energy Systems for India – March 2018

C. Ganesh Radhakrishnan – Private Sector Participation and Container Terminal Efficiency Issues and Evidence from India – March 2018

D. PVK Kishan – An Empirical Exploration of Education and Inequality – Three Essays – March 2018

2. Teaching at IIM Ahmedabad –

A. PGP for Executives – (1) Firms and Markets (Compulsory); (2) Macroeconomic Policy Framework and Prospects (Elective)

B. FPM (Doctoral Program) – Public Finance (co-taught with Prof. Archana Dholakia); Economic Development and Growth (Elective)

C. Executive Education – Macroeconomic Environment and Policy in numerous short duration programs; Fiscal Policy and Tax Reforms in MDPs for Income Tax Commissioners; Doing Business in India in MDPs for Business Executives from different countries.

3. Papers Published in Journals and Edited Books –

A. Dholakia, Ravindra H. and Virinchi S. Kadiyala, “Changing Dynamics of Inflation in India”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 53, No. 9, March 3, 2018, pp. 65-73.

B. Dholakia, Ravindra H., “Estimating Labour Quality Index for India”, Indian Journal of Labour Economics (ISSN 0971-7927), Volume 61, Issue 1, 2018.

C. Dholakia, Ravindra H., “Sacrifice Ratio and Cost of Inflation for the Indian Economy”, in Vinod Annigeri, Rs. Deshpande and Ravindra H. Dholakia (Eds): Issues in Indian Public Policy, Springer International Publishing, The Netherlands, 2017.

4. Edited Book –

Vinod Annigeri, Rs. Deshpande and Ravindra H. Dholakia (Eds): Issues in Indian Public Policy, Springer International Publishing, The Netherlands, 2017.

5. Invited Important Lectures –

A. Keynote Address to Rajasthan Economic Conference at University of Jaipur, Jaipur on “Voyage of Globalization from the Invisible Hand to Visible Hand” on 29th January 2018.

B. Dr. VB Singh Memorial Lecture at the 59th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics held at Thiruvanthpuram from 16-18 December 2017 on “Estimating Labour Quality Index for India”.

C. Guest Lecture at RBI Staff Training College, Chennai for Officers from Different Divisions of RBI on “Unconventional Monetary Policy – An Elephant in the Room”, December 29, 2017.

Surinder Singh Jodhka Fellow

Publications:

Books: Total:

Surinder S. Jodhka ed. (2018) A Handbook of Rural India. Hyderabad, Orient Blackswan.

Surinder S. Jodhka (2018) Caste in Contemporary India. (2nd edition) London, New Delhi: Routledge (first edition published 2015).

Surinder S. Jodhka and James Manor eds. (2018) Contested Hierarchies, Persisting Influence: Caste and Power in 21st Century India. Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan.

Surinder S. Jodhka, Boike Rehbein and Jesse Souza (2018). Inequality in Capitalist Societies. London and New York: Routledge.

Research Papers/ Book Chapters:

Inequality, ethnicity and caste’ in Gilberto Antonelli and Boike Rehbein eds. Inequality in Economics and Sociology: New Perspectives. London/ New York. Rooutledge: 131-417. 2018.

Hugo Gorringe, Surinder S. Jodhka and Opinderjit Kaur Takhar ‘Caste: experiences in South Asia and beyond’. Contemporary South Asia, Vol. 25, No. 3, 230–237. 2017

Surinder S Jodhka and Adarsh Kumar ‘Non-farm Economy in Madhubani, Bihar

Social Dynamics and Exclusionary Rural Transformations’. Economic and Political Weekly vol lII (25 and 26): 14-24. 2017.

Surinder S. Jodhka and Jules Naudet ‘Towards a Sociology of India’s Economic Elite: Beyond the Neo-Orientalist and Managerialist Perspectives’ South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal [Online], 15 |:1-11 2017.

Opinion Pieces in Newspapers and Popular Magazines:

Mobile religiosity: As old social structures change, deras offer a new sense of community. Scroll.in. August 28 2017.

Why do people go to the Dera? The Wire, August 27 2017.

Because caste didn’t go away’. The Indian Express. April 24, 2017.

Editorial Work:

Book Series editor: Religion and Citizenship. New Delhi: Routledge.

3 books published in the series.

Editor ‘Review of Rural Affairs’, Economic and Political Weekly,

Edited Special issue of SAMAJ with Jules Naudet Sociology of India’s Economic Elites. (https://samaj.revues.org/4316) 15: 2017.

Edited special issue of Contemporary South Asia (Vol. 25, No 3) with Hugo Gorringe and Opinderjit Kaur Takhar on ‘Caste: experiences in South Asia and beyond’.

Special/ Important Lectures:

Being in the ‘Middle’, Being from the Margin: Revisiting Dalit Mobilities in Neo-liberal Times’ Inaugural Lecture, International seminar on ‘The political fate of egalitarian programmes: A comparison between India and Brazil’ 19-20 March 2018 Council for Social Development (CSD), Hyderabad

‘What is Happening to Higher Education in India Today?’ St Antony’s College, Oxford. 22 February 2018.

‘Dalit Predicaments: Mobility, Mobilisations and Dilemmas of Identity’. 21 February 2018. All Souls College, University of Oxford. (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures).

‘Is India Becoming a Post-Caste Society?’ 14 February 2018. All Souls College, University of Oxford. (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures).

‘The Persistent Rural and Declining Agriculture: Revisiting the Indian Village in the 21st Century’ 7 February 2018. All Souls College, University of Oxford. (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures).

Inaugural Key Note Speaker ‘Towards A Psychology Of Social Change: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue’. Department of Humanities And Social Sciences. IIT Delhi. January 13 2018.

Caste in contemporary times: Why and how does it matter?’ Jindal Global University. Sonipat. August 24 2017.

‘Social Dynamics of Rural non-farm Economy in the Madhubani District of Bihar’

Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teen Murti, New Delhi. April 21 2017.

Distinctions/ Awards

Invited to deliver Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures, University of Oxford. Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, University of Oxford, February 05 to 25, 2018.

Prof. Suhas Palshikar: Annual Report 2017-18

A) Publications:

Books:

  1. Electoral Politics in India: Resurgence of Bharatiya Janata Party, London & New York, Routledge, 2017 (South Asia Edition), Editors: Suhas Palshikar, Sanjay Kumar & Sanjay Lodha

  2. Indian Democracy, OISI, OUP, New Delhi, 2017.

Articles/Papers:

  1. Designing to Distort: Simultaneous Elections, Economic & Political Weekly, (Of Power & Politics), 17March 2018, 53:11, 10-11.

  2. Letter from Rahul Gandhi: Party President in Search of a party, Economic & Political Weekly, (Of Power & Politics), 10 February 2018, 53:6, 13-14.

  3. Congress’ Gujarat Model, Economic & Political Weekly (Of Power & Politics), 53:2; 13 Jan. 2018, 10-11.

  4. An Attack on India’s Democracy, Economic & Political Weekly (Of Power & Politics), 52:49, 9 December, 2017, 10-11.

  5. Third Life of the Shiv Sena: Notorious Becomes ‘Normal’, Economic & Political Weekly, 52:48, 2 December 2017; 33-36.

  6. Discontent and Disconnect: Wages of Dominance?, Economic & Political Weekly (Of Power & Politics), 52:45, 11 Nov. 2017, 12-13.

  7. Is Small Beautiful?, Economic & Political Weekly (Of Power & Politics), 52:41, 14 October, 2017; 12-13.

  8. BJP Bhagao: How and Why?, Economic & Political Weekly (Of Power & Politics), 52: 37; 16 Sept. 2017, 13-14.

  9. Democracy in India, 2017. with Rajeshwari Deshpande) in Oxford Bibliographies in Hinduism. Ed. Tracy Coleman. New York: Oxford University Press, uploaded: September 2017; http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780195399318/obo-9780195399318-0190.xml?rskey=jdglVb&result=24

  10. Modi’s Chale Jao vs Non-Politics of the Opposition, Column in Economic & Political Weekly, (Of Power & Politics), 52/32, 12 August, 2017; 11-12.

  11. Remembering Emergency, Column in Economic & Political Weekly (Of Power & Politics), 52/23, 10June, 2017; 10-11.

  12. Nitish’s Dilemma: Power or Politics? Column in Economic & Political Weekly (Of Power & Politics), 52/28, 15 July 2017; 12-13.

  13. What Makes BJP Really Different? Column in Economic & Political Weekly, (Of Power & Politics), 52/19, 13 May, 2017; 12-13.

  14. Party with a Difference?, Column in Economic & Political Weekly, (Of Power & Politics), 52/15, 15 April, 2017; 11-12.

B) Seminar Presentations:

  1. BJP’s Struggle for all-India status: How long can states be the center? Presentation at the conference held at ISAS, NUS, Singapore, on Why UP and State Elections Matter, 12 April, 2017.

  2. Presented a Paper ‘India’s Second Domnant Party system: Towards hegemony? ‘at Seminar on Indian Democracy@70, held at King’s College London, by King’s India Institute, May 31-June1, 2017

C) Lectures:

  1. Valedictory Lecture at the Seminar on India@70 at SIES College, Mumbai, 16Dec 2017; India’s Democratic Journey: A Bumpy Ride

  2. Where to Search for Perspectives From Below:  Inaugural Address at the National Seminar on Democratic Politics: Perspectives from Below,held at Dept of Politics & Public Administration, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune,  16-17 Feb. 2018

  3. Panel Discussion at LitFest, TISS, Mumbai, 18 Feb 2018: Spoke at the Panel on One Nation -One Election.

  4. Enigma Called Leadership: Explortions into Leadership Types in Conemporary India, Inaugural Address at the National Seminar on State Level Leadership in India, MPISSR, Ujjain, 22-23 Feb. 2018

D) Other Writings:

Marathi and English commentaries in Indian Express, Loksatta and BBC Marathi.

Prof. N. Rath Annual Report, 2017-18

Besides reviewing papers submitted to the Journal of the Indian School of Political Economy and sent to me by the Editor for the purpose, I wrote nine different articlesmainly in Odia, as follows

  1. Edited, with a long introductory chapter, four essays by four senior journalists who had worked with late Radhanath Rath (the editor o the fisrt and leading Odia daily newspaper ‘The Samaja’, for 80 years) and published it, “Babuji & Samaja”, in a function in Bhubaneswar on 12-2-2018.

  2. Where is the Country heading?”, published in the Samaja 2-1-2018.

  3. On local salt processing”, published in the Samaja on 18-12-2017.

  4. Odia Food- Eating and Singing”, published in SAMBAD 14-12-2017.

  5. Declining state of Farming in Odisha”, published in the Samaja, 5-12-2017.

  6. On the Bullet Train”, published in the Samaja and also in Loksatta in Marathi, around 22-9-2017.

  7. Current Fallow Land in Odisha”, published in the Samaja,16-5-2017.

Besides, Translated two articles into Odia (i) on Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago speech< from Dr Dabholkar’s book on him, in Samaja 14-9-2017, and (ii) “(late) Gauri Lankesh’s Last Editorial” in the Samaja on 12-9-2017.

Prof. S. SriramanAnnual Report – 2017-18

  1. Teaching:

    1. Taught a Semester Course at the Symbiosis Center for Management and Human Resource Development, Hinjewadi, Pune on ‘Transportation Economics: Theory and Practice, Dec. 17- Feb.2018.

    2. Taught a half Semester Course at the Symbiosis Center for Management and Human Resource Development, Hinjewadi, Pune on “Rail Transportation and Dedicated Freight Corridor Development’, Jan.- Feb.2018.

  1. Publication

Futuristic Challenges for Urban Transformation in India, RITES Journal, June 2018.

  1. Membership of Committees, etc.

    1. Member of the Academic Council, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune.

    2. Member of the Research and Recognition Committee, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Symbiosis International University, Lavale, Pune.

    3. Member (Expert), on Board of Studies in Economics, Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce (Autonomous), Pune.