Himadri Sinha (Ph.D)

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Himadri Sinha (Ph.D)

Professor & HoP (Rural Management)


Himadri Sinha is currently Head of Department and Professor of Rural Management 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 on Management of Commons, IIM, Ahmedabad and Certificate Course on Social Capital & Social Networking, University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Professional Experience

He has vast experience in various areas. He worked as Independent Director, JSMDC, Govt. of Jharkhand and Visiting Professor – Centre For Agribusiness Management, Birsa Agriculture University (BAU) & Kejriwal Institute of Management & Development Studies. He is also 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. Recently he has been involved with project on “Traditional Wisdom and Agronomical Practices of Paddy Culture of Oraon and Sadan” a research project 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 23 journal articles to his credit. He is also responsible for publishing 73 research reports till date. He has frequently been to conferences outside India and has attended nine such conferences. He has been awarded with the University Gold Medal from Allahabad University and Senior Research Fellowship from IGNCA, New Delhi.