1. Name : professor (Dr) surinder kumar present Position

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2. Present Position : Director

Giri Institute of Development Studies

3. Address : Sector O, Aliganj Extension Scheme,Lucknow-226 024

(0522) 2332640, 2321860, 2325021, 2334059

Mobile :08005492943

E-mail :ksurin@rediffmail.com

Date of Birth :15 July 1951

4. Professional Experience: 43 Years

Positions currently being Held:

  • Director, Giri Institute of Development Studies, w.e.f. March 1, 2013------ continue

  • Member, Sub-Commission of Social Sciences for UNESCO, HRD Ministry, GOI,

  • Vice President, Indian Society of Labour Economics

  • Authorised Signatory (Office Bearer Team), ’ Indian Political Economy Association’

  • Member, Executive Council, ’ Indian Association of Social Science Institutes’

  • Member, General Body of ‘Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development’, Chandigarh

  • Member, Finance Committee, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (Central University), Lucknow.

  • Member, Post Graduate Board of Studies in Economics, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (Central University), Lucknow.

  • Member, Post Graduate Board of Studies in Economics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

  • Member, Post Graduate Board of Studies in Economics, CCS University, Meerut (UP)

  • Member, University Court, Indira Gandhi Central Tribal University, Amarkantak (MP)

Positions held previously:

  • RBI Chair Professor, Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development, Chandigarh 2012-13

  • Dean Academic Affairs, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, Professor & Head of Economics, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak (Haryana).

  • Member, UGC Expert Team for 11th Five Year Plan.

  • Member, The Board of Studies of the School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi three year w.e.f. 17.4.2009.

  • Expert Member, Post-Graduate Board of Studies in Economics: Kurukshetra University, Kuruksehtra, Guru Nanak Dev University,Amritsar and Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. Jammu University, Jammu, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow.

  • Expert Member, Research Degree Committee, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

  • Chairman, Unfair Means Committee, M.D. University, Rohtak, 1995 to 1997, 1998-99 and 2005-06.

  • University Representative on the Governing Bodies of a number of colleges affiliated to M.D. University, Rohtak.

  • Member of the State Economic Development Board, Haryana during 10th Five Year Plan (2002-07).

  • Member, Governing Body, Institute for Development and Communications, Chandigarh.

  • Member, Academic Council, ITM University, Gurgaon.

5. Academic Experience:

  • Professor of Economics from January 1991

  • Teaching: 37 Years, teaching and guiding research for M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. students at Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak -124 001 (Haryana)

  • Research: The areas of interest include energy policy, energy management, electricity regulation, public economics, political economy of development, issues related to third world countries, agricultural economics and state finances.

6. Educational Qualifications: B.Sc. (Hons.) in Physics, M.A. Economics, Ph.D.(JNU), Post-Doctoral Fellow, New Jersey State University, Rutgers, Newark and University of California, Berkeley, USA

7. Membership of learned Professional Bodies/Advisory Boards:


  • Life Member & authorized signatory, THE INDIAN POLITICAL ECONOMY ASSOCIATION



8. Selected Publications:

Books/Book Chapters:

  • Emerging Challenges of Globalization and Development edited by Surinder Kumar and Fahimuddin, Rawat Publications, New Delhi, 2017.

  • Research Output: Discipline-wise Analysis of Themes, Section II (Chapter 6), pp. 175-266,by Surinder Kumar, Prashant K Trivedi, Shilp Shikha Singh in Social Science Research in India: Status, Issues and Policies edited by SukhdeoThorat & Samar Verma, Oxford University Press, 2017.

  • Socio-Economic Profile of Rural India, Series III, Volume One, Haryana, pp.69-159,by Surinder Kumar and Satish Kumar:, edited by C. Ashokvardhan and Varnendra Vikram Singh, Centre for Rural Studies, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, Concept Publishing Company Pvt Ltd. New Delhi, 2017

  • State and Capitalist Development in India: A Political Economy Perspective, edited by Surinder Kumar, C S Verma, Prashant K Trivedi, Aakar Books, Delhi, 2016

  • Foreword to Agriculture in The Age of Globalisation edited by Dr Savita Bhagat, Serials Publications (P) Ltd., 2016.

  • Fiscal Reforms and Sub-National Governments : Reflections from State Studies edited by Surinder Kumar and Kulwant Singh, Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), Chandigarh, January 2014

  • Electricity Theft: Empowerment of People and Reforming Power Sector, Manohar Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi, 2004 by Surinder Kumar (Book reviewed by Prayas Team, Pune in Economic & Political Weekly, Vol.39, No.28, July 10, 2004)

9. Research Projects :

  • Social and Educational Status of OBC/Dalit Muslims in Uttar Pradesh (Jointly with Fahimuddin, Prashant P.Trivedi, Srinivas Goli) sponsored by ICSSR, New Delhi, 2016.

  • Social Science Research Output: Discipline-wise Analysis of Themes (jointly with Prashant Trivedi and Shilp Shikha Singh) sponsored by ICSSR and IDRC, New Delhi, 2016.

  • A Vision Document on Drought Mitigation Programme in Bundelkhand Region of U.P. (jointly with G.S. Mehta and Nomita P. Kumar), sponsored by Planning Department, Government of U.P., Lucknow, 2015

  • Rural Transformation in Uttar Pradesh, Project Coordinator(with other Faculty Members of GIDS), sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi, 2014

  • State Finances of Haryana : An Analysis, (co-authored with Kulwant Singh), sponsored by Reserve Bank of India (RBI), 2013.

  • State Finances of Punjab : An Analysis, (co-authored with Kulwant Singh) sponsored by Reserve Bank of India (RBI), 2013.

  • Evaluation of the Power Sector Reforms: A Study of the Northern States, UGC sponsored major project 2006 to 2009

  • Promotion of Agriculture Mechanization under Macro Management Mode (MMM) of Agriculture Scheme: An Evaluation, sponsored by Government of Haryana through IDC, Chandigarh, 2007.

  • Electricity Sector Governance in India: An Analysis of Institutions and Practice – Application of the Electricity Governance Indicator Toolkit in India, (co-authored with Sudha Mahalingam & others), sponsored by WRI, Washington, DC, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, February 2006.

  • Financial Performance and Pricing Policy: Haryana State Electricity Board, sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi, Report submitted in January 1998.

  • Electricity Theft and Conservation of Power in Punjab, (co-authored with Vinod Kumar),sponsored by Punjab State Electricity Board through the Institute for Development and Communication, Chandigarh. Report submitted on February 9, 1996.

  • Constraints Socio-Cultural, Economic and Political on Economic Development Process in the State of Haryana, (co-authored with Satish Kumar, authored Economics Section of the Project) sponsored by the Government of Haryana through the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development, Chandigarh Report submitted in 1984.

10. Research Papers :

(a) International Journals/Books:

Globalization and the Third World: Working of the IMF and the World Bank in the book Studies in inequality and Social Justice,(co-authored with Sohan Sharma), (Ed). Kira Hall, University of Colorado, USA, Archana Press, Meerut, 2009.

Venezuela Ripe for US Intervention, (co-authored with Sohan Sharma and Sue Tracy),Race & Class, Vol.45, NO.4, April-June 2004, London.

The Invasion of Iraq: Dollar Vs. Euro,(co-authored with Sohan Sharma and Sue Tracy),Z-Magazine, Vol.17, No.2, February 2004, Cambridge, MA, USA.

The Unstable Economy in Argentina,(co-authored with Sohan Sharma),Z-Magazine, Vol.16, Issue 1, Jan. 2003, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

The Military Backbone of Globalization, (co-authored with Sohan Sharma),Race & Class, Vol.44, Issue 3, Jan.-March 2003, London.

(b) National

Identity Equations and Electoral Politics: Investigating Political Economy of Land, Employment and Education co-authored with Prashant K Trivedi, Srinivas Goli and Fahimuddin, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.LI, No.53, December 31, 2016.
'Does Untouchability Exist among Muslims? Evidence from Uttar Pradesh’ with Prashant K. Trivedi & others (Co-authors) in Economic & Political Weekly, Vol. L1 No. 15, April 9, 2016, Bombay.

Reviewed a Book on ‘Nehruvian Economic Philosophy and its Contemporary -Relevance’ edited by R.S.Ghuman and Indervir Singh, 2014, published in IASSI Quarterly: Contributions to Indian Social Science, Vol.33(1), January-March, 2014, New Delhi, published in March 2015.

Power Sector Reforms and State Level Utilities: A Study of Haryana &Punjab’, with Kulwant Singh (co-author) in The Journal of Institute of Public Enterprises, Vol.37 (1&2), January-June, 2014, Hyderabad.

Fiscal Consolidation in Haryana : An Analysis”, jointly with Kulwant Singh in Journal of Economic Policy and Research, (brought out by Institute of Public Enterprises, Hyderabad) Vol.9, No.1, October 2013-March 2014

“Haryana State Finances : An Analysis” in edited book Fiscal Reforms and Sub-National Governments : Reflections from State Studies with Kulwant Singh (co-author), CRRID, January 2014.

“Punjab State Finances : An Analysis” in edited book Fiscal Reforms and Sub-National Governments : Reflections from State Studies with Kulwant Singh (co-author), CRRID, January 2014.

Socio-Economic Objectives, Resource Mobilisation and Expenditure Pattern in Punjab” jointly with Kulwant Singh, Man and Development, Vol.XXXV, No.2, June 2013.

Globalization and the Third World : Working of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank”, (co-author Sohan Sharma) published in the book: Socio-Cultural Diversities and Globalization: Issues and Perspectives Edited by S.R. Mehta, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Rashtrapati Nivas, Shimla, 2010

Governance of Power Sector in India: Haryana Experience,(co-authored with Rajesh Kumar and Kulwant Nehra),The Journal of Institution of Public Enterprise (IPE), Vol.30 (3&4) July-September& October-December, 2007, Hyderabad

Power Sector Reforms: A Comparative Analysis of Punjab, Haryana and Delhi Power Systems, (co-authored with Kulwant Singh),Management in Government, Journal of Administrative Reforms, Vol.33, No.4, January – March 2007, New Delhi.

Power, Alternative Economic Survey, 2005-2006, Alternative Survey Group, Danish Publishers, New Delhi, December 2006.

Power Sector Reforms (A Case Study of Punjab), (co-authored with Rajesh Kumar and Kulwant Singh),Man and Development, Vol.28, No.1, March-2006, CRRID, Chandigarh.

Power Sector Reform Process in Punjab: a Review, (co-authored with Rajesh Kumar and Kulwant Singh),Indian Journal of Power and River Valley Development, Vol.55, No.12, Power – 2005, Annual Review, December 2005, Calcutta.

Regulation of Power Sector by Independent Regulator: Haryana Experience, (co-authored with Rajesh Kumar and Kulwant Singh),The Journal of Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE), Vol.28 (1&2), Jan. – March & April-June, 2005, Hyderabad.

Power Sector in Magnifying Mal-Development, Alternative Economic Survey, Rainbow Publishers, Delhi and Zed Books, London, November 2004.

Power Sector Reforms: A Review and Alternative, Southern Economist, 42ndAnniversary Number, Vol.43, May 1, 2004, Bangalore.

Power Sector, Alternative Economic Survey 2002-2003, Alternative Survey Groups, Rainbow Publishers, New Delhi, September, 2003.

Lest the Regulators be Regulated: Power Sector Reforms in Haryana, Indian Journal of Power & River Valley, Vol.52, Nos. 5&6 May-June 2002, Calcutta.

Power Sector Reforms Process in Haryana: A Review, published in ‘The Reform and Regulatory Commissions in Electricity Sector: Developments in Different States in India, edited by Focus on Global South and Prayas, Pune, September, 2001.

The Enron Trap, Alternative Economic Survey 2000-01, Alternative Survey Group, New Delhi, July 2001.

The State Subsidization And Pricing Policy in Electricity Supply: A Case Study of Haryana State, Indian Journal of Power and River Valley Development, Vol.59, Nos.3&4, March-April, 1999, Calcutta.

Shifting perspective & Priorities: An Analysis of Haryana Budget 1999-2000, Federal India, January-April, 1999, Chandigarh.

Power – Growing Famine in Alternative Economic Survey 1995-96, Alternative Survey Group, Published by Delhi Science Forum, Delhi, April 1996.

Power Sector in Alternative Economic Survey 1994-95, Alternative Survey Group, Wiley Eastern Ltd., May 1995.

Power Sector in Alternative Economic Survey 1993-94, Alternative Survey Group, Wiley Eastern Ltd., May 1995.

Energy in India’s Economic Development: Emerging Issues in Electricity Policy in G.K. Chadha (ed.), Sectoral Issues in the Indian Economy: Policies & Perspectives (Essays in Honour of Professor G.S. Bhalla), Har-Anand Publications, New Delhi, 1994.

Economic Efficiency in Thermal Power Generation: A Study of Panipat Thermal Power Station, (co-authored with Baljit Singh),Energy Management, Vol.14, No.4, October-December 1990, Delhi.

Import Substitution in Fertilizer Industry, (co-authored with Sonia),Punjab Schools of Economics (PSE) Economic Analyst, Vol. XI, No. 1, 1990, Amritsar.

Capacity Utilization in Nitrogenous Fertilizer Industry – An Inter-Sectoral Comparison, (co-authored with Sonia),Punjab School of Economics (PSE) Economic Analyst, Vol. X, No.2, 1989, Amritsar.

Public Enterprise Pricing and Economic Theory, Maharshi Dayanand University Research Journal (Arts), Jan-March, 1988, Rohtak.

Estimating Marginal Cost Price Structure: Haryana Electric Power System, Energy Management, Vol. XII, No.2, April-June, 1988, Delhi.

Estimating Electric Power System Marginal Cost – A Methodological Exercise, Energy Management, Vol. IX, No.3, October-December 1985, Delhi.

Financial Performance and Pricing Policy: Haryana and Punjab Electricity Undertakings, Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE) Journal, Vol. VIII, No.7, July-Sept. 1985, Hyderabad.

Economic Outlook in Haryana, Mainstream, Vol. XXI, No.52, August 27, 1983, Delhi.

Thermal Power Plants-A Study in Capacity Utilization, YOJNA, July 15, 1975, Delhi. Reproduced in Electrical India, August15, 1975, Bombay.

(c) Articles in English Newspapers

UPA’s Temporary Balm, Daily Post, Chandigarh, December 14, 2012

Haryana’s Power Crisis, Daily Post, Chandigarh, October 13, 2012

Reality Behind Tariff Hike, Daily Post, Chandigarh, October 08, 2012

Red Signals for Punjab?, Daily Post, Chandigarh, August 13, 2012

Faltering Power Reforms in Haryana, Daily Post, Chandigarh, April 19, 2012

Allocations for Ad-hoc Projects : Haryana Budget minus Long Term Strategy, The Tribune, Chandigarh, March 27, 2012

Power Play in Haryana-1: Metering can Ensure Transparency, The Tribune, Chandigarh, Business Section, April 2, 2001.

Power Play in Haryana-2: HVPNL Working Deteriorates, The Tribune, Chandigarh, Business Section, April3, 2001.

Haryana State Finances: Illusions and Reality, The Tribune, Chandigarh, June, 10, 2000.

Haryana Universities: Centre of Power, Not Learning, The Tribune, Chandigarh, April 22, 2000.

Alternatives to Power Crisis, Business Tribune, The Tribune, Chandigarh, April11, 1997

(d) Articles in Hindi Newspapers

Haryana Main Gaharata Bijli Sankat-Karan Auur Samadhan, Buniyad-7 July-September, 1996, Rohtak.

Bahurashterye Companiyonka Badata Shikanja Aaur Aarthakneeti, Jatan-11, July-September 1986, Rohtak.

Nayee Aarthik Neetiki Prishti-bhumi, Jatan-I, January-March, 1986, Rohtak.

Haryana Meain Aarthik Vikaske Bhavishiye Aaur Samasaye, Pariyas-3, May-June, 1983, Rohtak.

Haryana ka Saskritik Predirishe: Kuchh Mudde – Ik Pritikirya, (co-authored with S.P. Shukla), Pariyas-2, March-April, 1983, Rohtak.

11. Supervision of Doctoral Students(18)

Sonal Katyal (2015): Equity and Accessibility in Maternal Health Care Use: An Evaluation.

Peter Omae Kabuka (2015): Economic Impact of Reforms on Electricity Supply Industry in Kenya’.

Sunil Sangwan (2014): Employment Oriented Development Strategy: An Evaluation of Contribution of NREGA in India.

Manju (2013): Financial performance of state power utilities in India: A case study of Punjab.

Manju Dalal (2013): Some economic aspects of state finance in Haryana (1981 to 2005-06).

Bonuke. M.John (2008): Analysis of Some Economic Aspects of Electricity Supply in Kenya.

Baljit Singh (2006): Integrated Resource Planning – A Case Study of Haryana Electric Power System.

D. Selvaraj (2005): Financial Performance and Pricing Policy: A Case Study of the State Owned Tele-Communication Services in India.

Kulwant Singh (2005): Pricing Policy in Electricity Utilities: A Comparative Study of Punjab, Haryana and Delhi.

Rajesh Kumar (2004): Economics of Regulation: A Case Study of Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission.

Sunil Phougat (2002): W.T.O. Provisions and Haryana Agriculture.

Yogita (2001): Financial Administration of Public Utilities: A Comparative Study of Haryana and Maharashtra State Electricity Undertaking.

Ravinder Singh (2000): Agriculture Development and Tenancy: A Case Study of Haryana.

Jitender Kumar (2000): Net Trade Effect of Liberalization in Selected Industries.

Sarvjeet Kaur (1996): Dynamics of Industrial Development: A Case Study of Haryana (1970-1993).

Kanagala Mahanth (1994): Structural Changes in Industrial Sector of Andhra Pradesh.

Hari Shanker Sharma (1993): Analysis of Some Economic Aspects of Dairy Development in Haryana.

Sonia (1991): Analysis of Capacity Utilization and Economic Efficiency in Selected Fertilizer Units in the Public Sector in India.

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