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Prof. Virendra Kumar Malhotra

Prof. Virendra Kumar Malhotra


Indian Council of Social Science Research
JNU Institutional Area
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg
New Delhi-110067
Telephone: 011-26741833,011-26742059 (O)

Professor V.K. Malhotra is presently Member Secretary, Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi. He has earlier served at C.C.S University as Head and Professor of Economics and also as Coordinator: Admissions and Evaluations. He has supervised theses/dissertations of eight Ph.D. and more than forty M.Phil. scholars. His research interests include Governance and Economic Development, Corporate Governance and Performance, Intellectual Property Rights and India’s Concerns, Foreign Trade and Investments etc. His research project has been on “Governance and Development: A Study of Major States of India”. He has recently (2020) published (edited) a book entitled “Disaster Management for 2030 Agenda of the SDG” from Palgrave (Springer Nature), Singapore and his book entitled ‘Economics of Education’ has been published by Vikas Publications. He has a number of papers published in well reputed international and national journals in areas of his interest.

He has been/ is on the Board / Councils / Executive and important committees of a number of renowned international and national organisations, which include Association of Asian Science Research Councils, Indian’s Mission at UNESCO, Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR), NITI Aayog’s institute NILERD (National Institute of Labour Economic Research & Development), Indian Statistical Institute, Indian Citation Index, UGC’s Consortium for Academic Research & Ethics (CARE), UGC’s Scheme for Trans-disciplinary Research for India & Developing Economy (STRIDE), Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS), and Asian Social Science Association. Professor Malhotra is a member/ domain representative in many renowned International bodies like EqUIP (Europe India Platform), International Science Council (ISC), Science Council of Asia (SCA), UNESCO’s sub-committee on social science etc. He is also a part of many consultation groups and think tanks. He has also served as an expert on many international and national selection panels/committees for research awards and fellowships.

In his capacity as Member Secretary, he is also on the Governing Board of renowned social science research institutes such as Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), Delhi; Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), Delhi; Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore; Institute of Public Enterprises, Hyderabad; Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai; Centre for Studies in Social Science (CSSS), Kolkata; and so on.

He has recently been elected as Vice President of Science Council of Asia, Japan. He has also been associated with the Indian Economic Association, Indian Society of Agricultural Economists. He is part of the reviewers or editorial boards of a number of international and national journals. He is also on the panel of many prestigious award committees of very high repute.

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