Dr. Pradip Kumar Parida

Ph.D. (JNU)
Associate Professor
Department of Management Studies
Email: pkparida@rgipt.ac.in


  • B.A. - Political Science (Honours), Sociology (Pass) subject from Sambalpur University, Orissa, 1996.
  • M.A.-Political Science & Public Administration from Centre for Political Studies, School of Social Sciences, J.N.U., New Delhi, 1998.
  • M.Phil.-International Relations from South Asian Studies, School of International Studies, J.N.U., 2000.
  • Ph.D. on the topic “State & Human Rights in India-A Case study of Delhi Police, 1993-2002” in Group of Comparative Politics & Political Theory, School of International Studies, J.N.U., 2010.
  • Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship conducted by U.G.C.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication and MJMC.


  • National Scholarship at college level from Government of India
  • Merit cum Means Scholarship from J.N.U., Fellowship for Ph.D. from G.O.I.
  • Winner of Vice-Chancellor cup in debate competition at University level.


  • Attended the training programme on Social Science Research for 2 weeks by Ambedkar University, Delhi in 2010-11.
  • Attended a 2 week training programme in Public Policy research organized by IIPA, New Delhi in Nov. 2012.


  • Selected as Associate Prof. RGIPT, Jais, Amethi
  • NIFM, Faridabad (GOI) & Ethiopian Civil Services University, Addis Abba & as a Reader at Ravenshaw University, Odisha.
  • Continued as Asst. Professor at IIPA, New Delhi, from 11th Aug.2011 till date.
  • Worked as the Executive Director (ED) of All India Institute of Local Self Government (AIILSG), a premier research & training institute on Urban Governance., from 1st February 2011 till 10th August 2011.
  • Consultant cum Advisor at Institute of Rural Management, Anand, (IRMA), Gujarat, in the rank of Asst. Professor, from 17th March 2009till 31st January 2011.
  • Continued as Sr. Lecturer at NIRMA University, Ahmadabad, 7th July 2008 till 2nd March 2009.
  • Worked as a Research Officer (RO) at Indian Adult Education Association (IAEA), New Delhi, from 1st December 2007 till 30th June 2008.
  • Worked as a Senior Research Officer (SRO) at National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Govt. of India, New Delhi, 4th May 2007 till 30th Nov 2007.
  • Lecturer at Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur-HNLU (One of the leading National Law School) from 2nd August 2006 till 2nd May 2007.
  • Worked as a Research Officer (RO) at Indian Adult Education Association (IAEA), New Delhi, from 1-09-2005 till 30-06-2006.
  • Worked as a Research Associate in the “Centre for Public Policy & Governance” (CPPG), by Planning Commission with FORD Foundation, 30th September 2003 till 31st August 2005.
  • Worked as a Research Associate at IIPA, New Delhi, from5/7/2001 to 28 /2/ 2002.


  • National Seminar- 50, International Conferences- 20
  • Training Programmes Attended- 10, Trainings Organised-10
  • Reports Written-10, Research Guidance-5, Major Projects-5

BOOKS: Sole Author- (Forthcoming)

  1. “Policing and Human Rights in India: A Case Study Delhi”
  2. “Role of State and Civil Society in Conflict Resolution: Lessons from Sri Lanka”
  3. “Rural Development in the post Globalization era: Issues and Challenges”(Ed.)

Reports: 10

  1. A chapter on “Activity Mapping of Panchayats” in ‘Status of Panchayats in India”, published by IRMA, Anand, 2010. (A Major Policy Document for GOI)
  2. Assessment of Investor’s Education Protection Fund (IEPF), Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, 2012.
  3. Assessment of Grievances Redressal Mechanism, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, 2013.
  4. Report on Status of Minorities (NCRLM)
  5. Agrarian Crisis & Farmers Suicide: Issues Needs to Be Addressed (CPPG, IAMR)

Articles in Journals: 40

  1. “Exploring ways to Strengthen Governance in Tribal Areas: Looking beyond Gram Sabha and Panchayat”, in IJPS, Oct.-Dec.2013. ISSN:0019-5510.
  2. “Looking at Institutions: Role of Mass Media in Rural Development in India”, in Indian Journal of Adult Education, New Delhi, Jan-March 2014. ISSN: 0019-5006.
  3. “Human Rights Education in the Third World: Crying need of the Hour”, in NAM TODAY, New Delhi, January 2014, ISSN: 2347-3193.
  4. “Relief and Rehabilitation Policy in India and the Rights of Displaced People : Issues for Concern - A Public Policy Dimension, NAM TODAY, New Delhi, February 2014, ISSN: 2347-3193.
  5. “People’s Voice in Public Policy in Contemporary India: Some Reflections”, NAM TODAY, New Delhi, March 2014, ISSN: 2347-3193.
  6. Market Economy and Rural Consumers in India: Analyzing the Institutional Support for Them”, Society Today, Kolkata, Vol-1, No.-3, March 2013, ISSN: 2319-3328.
  7. “Examining Institutions for Public Policy in India: The role of Judiciary in Creating the Space for Citizen- Centric Governance”, in Rostrum’s Law Review (RLR), Vol-1, 3rd Issue, December, 2013. ISSN: 2321-3787.
  8. “Locating Space for Citizens in Contemporary Governance: The Challenges of Global vs. Local”, in World Focus, November 2013. ISSN: 2230-8458.
  9. “Indian Diaspora in Developed Countries: Changing Bilateral Relations and India’s Position in International Politics”, in World Focus, January 2014. ISSN: 2230-8458.
  10. “Sustainable Development and Climate Change: Options for India” in World Focus, February 2014. ISSN: 2230-8458.
  11. “Looking Beyond the Dragon: Redefining Indo-China Relationship in Coming Decades”, in World Focus, March 2014. ISSN: 2230-8458.
  12. “Social Justice and Tribal in Contemporary India; Reflections from Dr. Ambedkar’s Vision”, in World Focus, April 2014. ISSN: 2230-8458.
  13. “Tribal Development at Cross Road in the Present Juncture: Way Ahead”, in TUI- A journal of Tribal Life and Culture, Govt. of Tripura, Vol.-xviii, no.-1, April-Sep 2014.
  14. “Interrogating Right to Education in the Context of Human Rights: Problems and Prospects”, published in the Indian Journal of Adult Education, New Delhi,Vol.74,Issue no.2,April-June,2013. ISSN.- 0019-5006.
  15. Examining Governance and Tribal Problems in the Context of Neo Social Movements in India- A Public Policy Dimension”, in the Journal of Social and Political Studies, Allahabad University, Jan.2014.ISSN-2229-3647.
  16. “De-mystifying the role of State in the Era of Globalization” in the Journal “Administrative Development”, Vol. (2), July-Dec.2012, ISSN-2319-2976.
  17. “Tribal Development at Cross Roads in India”, in NAM TODAY, July 2014.
  18. “Role of Panchayat in Decentralized Planning”, in NAM TODAY, August 2014.
  19. “A Critical Analysis of CBDM in India”, in World Focus, July 2014.
  20. “Public Protest & Re- Constructing People’s Voice in Public Policy” in the Journal of Political Studies, NBU, Siliguri, West Bengal, July 2014, ISSN-2278-4039.
  21. “Corporate Governance in India- Critical Reflections”, in NAM TODAY,Feb.2015.
  22. “India’s Economic Diplomacy-Ways Ahead”, in World Focus, March 2015.
  23. “India’s Strategic Trade Relations with its Neighbours: Issues and Challenges”, World Focus, August 2015. ISSN: 2230-8458.
  24. “Public Policies & MNREGA”, NAM TODAY, New Delhi, July 2015.
  25. “Policing in a Democracy: Reflections of some Thoughts”, NAM Today, Oct.2015.
  26. “Domestic Compulsion & Indian Foreign Policy”, World Focus, Dec.2015.
  27. “Administrative Culture and Institutions of Grass Roots Development in a State: Experience from Kerala”, IJPA, IIPA, New Delhi, October, 2015.
  28. “Higher Education and New Education Policy in India”, IASSQ, New Delhi, Oct.2015
  29. “Women in Higher Education in India, Indian Journal of Adult Education, July 2015.
  30. 30. “Disaster Management in Planning & Development”, Journal of SAARC DM Centre, New Delhi, July 2015.

Chapters in Edited Books: 10

  1. “The Grass without Roots-PRIs in Gujarat” in the edited book “Integrated Rural Development Management”, by Swami Vivekananda University, Kolkata, 2011. ISBN-978-81-7754-483-1.
  2. “Community Preparedness to face the Impact of Disaster on Livelihood and Development”, in the book “Disaster Management and Economic Development” (ed.) Prof. G. Kapoor, HIPA, Shimla, 2012, ISBN-978-93-313-1740-7.
  3. “Looking Beyond the state: Governance and Globalization in Contemporary Time” in the book “Safeguards for Sustainable Development of the Indian Economy” by Prof. Shalini Saksena (ed.), Apple Books, Delhi, 2013, ISBN-978-81-920778-5-7.
  4. “Social Entrepreneurship and Rural Development in India” in the book “Micro-Finance in India”, (ed.) by Prof. Surender More, Viva International Publishers, 2013, ISBN-978-93-81604-84-7.
  5. “Economy vs. Ecology: Quest for Livelihood in a Conflict Zone- Analysis from Chhattisgarh”, in the book “Development, Environment and Sustainable Livelihood” (ed.) Prof. S.K. Datta, Burdwan University, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2014. ISBN.
  6. “Development vs. Environment in Contemporary Governance: Re-constructing Tribal People’s Voice&Livelihood”, in the book “Environment, Governance and Development” (ed.) by Prof. Gangotri Chakraborty, NBU, 2014, ISBN.978-81-921285-2-8.
  7. Governance in Tribal Areas in Contemporary India” in the book “Democracy, Governance and Tribes in the Age of Globalised India” (ed.) by Prof. Ram Das, Central University of Hyderabad, Gyan Punlihers, New Delhi, 2014, ISBN-978-81-212-1299-1.
  8. “Tribal Development at Cross Raods in the Present Juncture: Way Ahead” in the book “Schedule Tribes in India” (ed.) Dr. K.S. Patil, Nagpur University.

Conference Proceedings: 2

  1. “Challenges to Urban Governance Today”, in the volume “Cities in 2020: Challenges and Opportunities”, published by AIILSG, Mumbai, 2011. (International)
  2. “De-Mystifying the Myths and Interrogating the facts: Right to Education in the Present Context”, in the Volume on “Primary Education in India”, Society for Citizens Development, New Delhi, December, 2012. (National)


  1. Indian Institute of Public Administration, Indian Political Science Association
  2. Indian Adult Education Association, Indian Association of Political Economy.