Rahul Ghai

Rahul Ghai

Associate Professor and Dean SDS

Rahul Ghai completed his M.Phil in Modern History from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi in 1992. After that he joined URMUL Rural Health and Development Trust, which gave him opportunity to work closely with rural communities in western Rajasthan to engage with issues of food, fodder and water security for more than a decade and a half. He worked with a team to set up the Arid Zone Environmental Research Centre which conducted and published field researches with desert communities on issues of drought, settlement and irrigation in IGNP Canal command area and craft based livelihoods. Rahul has been consultant to Oxfam GB, Action Aid, Plan International, Tearfund, SIDA, CCF, Tata Trusts, Reliance Foundation, India Foundation for the Arts, SURE, Deshkal Society and Bharat Rural Livelihoods Foundation for strategic planning, organizational learning, project appraisal and impact assessment for disaster mitigation and livelihood programmes in ecologically fragile regions of India. He has contributed to designing and teaching courses on rural development and social management with IGNOU and Central University Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Since 2012 he has been associated with IIHMR as one of the faculties of the School of Development Studies. He is a visiting faculty at Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India and Ahmedabad University. His areas of teaching are development theory and practice, rural and rurban social formations, livelihoods and internal migration in transforming India, culture and development, qualitative research.

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