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Name : Dr Neeraj Mishra
Education :

Ph.D. 2010 (Magna-cum-Laude), Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany.

M.Phil. 2004 in Planning and Development, IIT Bombay.

M.A. in Social Work, 2002. in Criminology and Correctional Admin., Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai.

B.A in German language and literature, 2000. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.

Experience :

2010-2012- Postdoc Researcher, Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam. The Netherlands.

2013-2018- Assistant Professor, Sociology of Development, IIT Indore.

01/2019 Onwards- Associate Professor, National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR).

Email : neerajmishra.nird[at] and neeraj.tiss[at]
Phone :
Mobile : 9993579696

Areas of Specialisation

Sociology of Development and Poverty Alleviation, Tribal Development Issues, River Basin Management, Institutions and Policies of Watershed Governance; Environmental Sociology.

Professional Affiliation

  1. Invited Editor for Habitat International Journal.



Books- 1

Articles in Journals/newspapers/- 8


Current Research:

  1. Sociology of Wage Employment, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005- Dimensions and Developmental Orbit.
  2. Empowerment of Tribal Communities in the Satpura region of Chhindwara dist., and Mhow region of Indore dist., MP; Supported by GAIL India Ltd. through its CSR Dept.
  3. Water Governance in the Cities of Medieval India: Study of Mandu, MP; Supported by ICSSR, New Delhi.


National - 10

International - 8

Trainings Conducted

Invited Talks / Presentations

Honours / Awards:

DAAD Fellowship for Higher Studies in Germany (2005-2010)


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