Dr Himadri Sinha
Dr Himadri Sinha

Professor, Rural Management

Date of Joining: 02.09.1991


Himadri Sinha is currently Professor of Rural Management Programme at XISS Ranchi. He has done his M.Sc. Ag in Agronomy from Allahabad Agricultural Institute of Allahabad University and Ph.D. from IIT Kharagpur. Besides these he has also done Certificate Course on Management of Commons from IIM, Ahmedabad and Certificate Course on Social Capital & Social Networking from University of Antwerp, Belgium. He has been awarded with the University Gold Medal from Allahabad University and Senior Research Fellowship from IGNCA, New Delhi. He also received the award of Distinguished Faculty from VIFA International Foundation. His vision is to establish a world class academic institute and centre of excellence for poor meritorious students and prepare them as most competent professionals and academicians for fostering sustainable development.

Professional Experience

He has 31 years of vast experience in education and research. Besides these, he worked as Independent Director, JSMDC, Govt. of Jharkhand (2009-2013) and Visiting Professor – Centre For Agribusiness Management, Birsa Agriculture University (BAU) & Kejriwal Institute of Management & Development Studies. He is the Honorary Founder Chairman of ‘Asian Institute For Sustainable Development (AISD)’. He is a consultant for Resettlement & Rehabilitation & CSR Programmes to PSU and Corporate Bodies. He headed the Committee on Pay Revision & Organisational Restructuring & Job Description of Professional and Non Professional Cadres for JSMDC, Govt. Of Jharkhand. He also conducted a post-doctoral study on ‘Traditional Wisdom and Agronomical Practices of Paddy Culture of Oraon and Sadan’ sponsored by Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi.


His research works on Natural Resource Management and Management of Commons have received international recognition and accolades. He has expertise in Corporate Social Responsibility – Training and Programme Planning, Rehabilitation and Resettlement of the Displaced – Research and Programme Planning, Social and Economic Research, Social Audit, Rural Project Management, Watershed Management Project Planning and Execution and Baseline Survey.

He has published two books “People and forest: Unfolding the participation mystique” and “Governance of commons and livelihood security”. Besides these he has contributed chapters in seven books and has 30 journal articles to his credit. He is also responsible for publishing more than 100 research reports till date. He has frequently been to conferences outside India and has attended nine such conferences.

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