The following researchers and experts have been associated with the Academy, as Hon. Visiting Fellows, for the Years 2021-2023:
PROF. RAYADURGAM NARAYANA
Principal, Shahaji Law College, Shivaji University
Prof. Rayadurgam Narayana is working as a Principal, Shahaji Law College, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra.since July 2005. He has been the Dean, Faculty of Law, Shivaji University and Member of Academic Council, Shivaji University. He has experience of 26 years in teaching as well as administration. He has presented 6 papers in the Inter National Seminars and 11 papers published in reputed the Journals, He has presented 23 papers at the UGC Sponsored National Seminars and 8 Papers at the State Level Seminars. He has actively participated in 32 Workshops and Seminars. He has delivered a large number of Lectures as Resource Person/Visiting Faculty/ Invited Speaker at the UGC Academic Staff Colleges, Pre-IAS Training Center, Govt. Maharashtra, various Banking Organisations and Universities and Colleges across the nation.
PROF. KRISHAN KUMAR MOR
Former Principal, RGSIPRCD, Govt. of Haryana
Prof. Rayadurgam Narayana is the Hon. Visiting Fellow of the Academy of Grassroots Studies and Research of India from 2021 onwards.
Dr. Krishna Kumar Mor is the Principal (Retd.) at the Rajiv Gandhi State Institute of Panchayati Raj and Community Development, Govt. of Haryana, Nilokheri. Dr. Krishna Kumar Mor has organised a large number of Training Courses, Workshops and Seminars on Panchayati Raj, Decentralised Planning, Rural Development and Women Empowerment for more than 30 Years for the State, District, Block and Village level functionaries and Elected Representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in Haryana. He has served as Member of Draft Committee for the Draft of Haryana Panchayati Raj Act, 1994, which was constituted by the Govt. of Haryana. He has published a large number of Books and Monographs and research papers in reputed journals, besides Training Manuals and Modules for the elected representatives of PRIs. He is associated with many research institutes and Non-Governmental Organisations, as expert and specialist in Panchayati Raj and Capacity Building and Training.
DR. RAJA ARUMUGAM
Chairman, Centre for Research in Economics and Social Development
Prof. Krishna Kumar Mor is the Hon. Visiting Fellow of the Academy of Grassroots Studies and Research of India from 2021 onwards.
Dr. Raja Arumugam is the Chairman, Centre for Research in Economics and Social Development (CRESD), Salem, Tamil Nadu. He worked as Associate Professor in Economics at the Gobi Arts & Science College (Autonomous), Gobichettipalayam, Erode District of Tamil Nadu. Prior to this, he has worked as Reader in Economics in V.O. Chidambaram College at Tuticorin from 1981 to 1988. Under his Research Supervision, 7 Ph.D. and 3 M.Phil students have received their degrees, besides 34 students submitted their dissertations in Economics. He has organised a large number of Seminars and Workshops with collaboration of various Universities, Colleges and Organisations. He published 16 research papers in reputed journals and associated with many Universities, Colleges and Institutes, as subject expert and consultant. He has served as President of the Aided College Teachers Association (ACTA), Tamil Nadu. He is the Editor of the International Journal of Research in Economics (IJRE), Bi-annual publication of the CRESD, Salem.
DR. C. KATHIRESAN
Associate Professor and Head, CPRDP&SSD, NIRDPR, Govt. of India
Dr. Raja Arumugam is the Hon. Visiting Fellow of the Academy of Grassroots Studies and Research of India from 2021 onwards.
Dr. C. Kathiresan is an Associate Professor and Head, Centre for Panchayati Raj, Decentralised Planning and Social Service Delivery (CPRDP&SSD) at the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Govt. of India, Hyderabad. His areas of interest are: ICT for Agriculture and Rural Development (ICT4ARD), Knowledge Management through Digital Technologies (Web Portals, e-Learning, Mobile Applications), Precision Agriculture, Internet of Things (IoT) Applications in Agriculture, Partnership Building, Training and Capacity Building. He has organised 36 Training Programmes at National, State, District and Community level, related to ICT Applications and Knowledge Management. He has conferred with Best Employee Award in the year 2010 and Best Team Award in C-DAC in the year 2009. In the year 2016, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), United Nations Organisation, has conferred on Dr. Kathiresan with WSIS Prize in ICT Applications (e-Agriculture) at the World Summit on Information Society, Geneva. He has participated in 43 National and 17 International level Seminars, Workshops and Conferences. He published a large number of research papers in reputed national and international journals.
DR. K. GIREESAN
Associate Professor in Local Governance, RGNIYD, Govt. of India
Dr. C. Kathiresan is the Hon. Visiting Fellow of the Academy of Grassroots Studies and Research of India from 2021 onwards.
Dr. K. Gireesan is an Associate Professor and Head, Centre for Policy and Action Research (CPAR); Associate Professor, Dept. of Local Governance (DLG); Co-ordinator, Research Unit on Youth and Local Governance (RUYLG); and Dean, Students' Welfare (DSW), Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India, Sriperambudur, Tamil Nadu. Dr. K. Gireesan has been the Senior Fellow with the Centre for Rural Management, Kottayam; National Evaluator of Rural Development Programmes; conducted research studies; involved in monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment studies for the Ministry of Rural Development and Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Govt. of India. He has published many research papers and articles in reputed journals. His specialisations are: Empowerment of Local Government Institutions, Mainstreaming Youth in Local Governance, Local Governments and Youth Organisations in Disaster Preparedness. He associated with many commonwealth youth organisations in enhancing their capacities and skills in local governance and administration.
Dr. K. Gireesan is the Hon. Visiting Fellow of the Academy of Grassroots Studies and Research of India from 2017 onwards.