Professor D.M. Diwakar
Professor, Division of Economics and Director
A.N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies

Professor Diwakar obtained his M. A. in Economics from Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga and Ph. D. in Social Science (Economics) from Patna University, Bihar, and has been awarded ODA Technical Co-operation Training on Applied Social Sciences from University of Bath, U.K. Professor Diwakar specialises mainly in Agrarian Transformation, Livelihood and Rural Development. However, he has worked on a variety of social issues such as Land Reforms, Soil and Water Conservation, Industry and International Trade, Human Development, Labour, Employment, Poverty Eradication, Inequality, Deprivation, Exclusion and Inclusive Development, Regional Disparities and Economic Growth, Hunger and Food Crisis, WTO and Challenges and Implications of Globalisation, etc.
He has received Doctoral Fellowship from A N Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Patna and Post Doctoral Fellowship from ICSSR, and also received State Merit Scholarship, Certificate of merit, and Research Scholarship from LNM University, Darbhanga. He has been the member of nearly 23 professional committees and organisations including the Search Committee for the appointment of Vice Chancellors, Govt of Bihar; Working Group on Employment for 12th plan, Planning Commission, Gov of India; Central Supervisory Board, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Gov of India; and Executive Council, Central University of Bihar, AKU, Bihar and CSJM University, Kanpur, UP; and life member of 07 professional academic bodies and organisations.
Prof Diwakar was holding various academic positions before joining as the Director of this Institute. He has been Professor of Economics at Giri Institute of Development Studies, Lucknow; Reader in Economics at Gandhian Institute of Social Studies, Varanasi; and Visiting Fellow at G. B. Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad. He has also been associated with various organisations in various other capacities such as Guest Faculty, Fellows, and Consultant including Dept of Planning, Govt of UP; Min of Rural Dev, Gov of India; Planning Commission, Gov of India; World Bank, IDRC, UNFPA, DFID, UNDP etc.
He has published 09 books, 83 research articles in national/international journals/edited books in English and Hindi, has completed 15 research projects, and has organised, participated, and delivered key note addresses, invited lectures and chaired sessions at many national/international seminars, conferences, workshops, training/orientation programmes, consultations, etc