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Dr. Srikumar Chattopadhyay, M.Sc and Ph.D in geography, post doctoral Fulbright Fellow; former Scientist (Director Grade) and Head, Resources Analysis Division, National Centre for Earth Science Studies; ICSSR Senior Felow, Centre for Development Studes; Fellow, Hanse-WissenschaftsKolleg Institute for Advanced Studies, Delmenhorst, Germany, has joined the Gulati Institute for Finance and Taxation as an ICSSR National Fellow.
His work area covers evaluation and management of environmental and natural resources, particularly land and water, regional analysis, terrain analysis, land use studies, river basin analysis, urbanization, sustainable development, decentralized planning, participatory panchayat resource mapping, and river bank mapping. During last couple of years, he is working in the areas of human dimension of environmental change, river restoration, urban water management and water governance.
In GIFT, He will be working on a project titled ‘River restoration and water governance in urbanising landscape of India: A co-evolutionary framework for sustainable urban water management’. This project proposes (i) to review urban water governance in India and scope of river restoration, (ii) to identify key issues related to environmental, socio-economic and governance for protection and restoration of urban rivers based on existing selected cases studies in different parts of the country, (iii) to work out a co-evolutionary framework for urban river restoration and finally (iv) to develop a step by step methodology for participatory river restoration programme involving technical and non technical actors and local self government institutions as part of co-evolutionary framework using real time data from Thruvananthapuram city. This is a two year programme primarily based on archival work.
Secured M.Com Degree (first class, first rank) from University of Kerala (1975) and Ph.D. Degree in Commerce from Calicut University (1986).
Presently serving as Senior Fellow, Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation, Government of Kerala, Sreekaryiam, Trivandrum 695017
Served as UGC Emeritus Fellow; Dean, Faculty of Commerce; Member IQAC; Member Academic Council; and Member Senate at University of Kerala.
Appointed as University Professor in March 1993 and elevated as the Professor & Head, Department of Commerce, University of Kerala in 1994 and continued as such till 2009.
Served as Lecturer at S.N.College, Nattika (1976-78) and S.N.College, Nattika (1978 -80) and Department of Commerce and Management Studies University of Calicut (1980-85).
Then joined as teacher in Commerce at University of Kerala in 1985 and worked as Reader till 1993.
Chosen as the sole Government Administrator of Sivagiri Sree Narayana Dharma Sanghom Trust with the powers and and duties of President, Secretary and Treasurer and the Board during 1997-99, when taken over for management by the Government of Kerala (on deputation from the University of Kerala), with the backing of Legislation passed in the State Assembly.
Served as the Director, CAMS, Industrial Estate P.O., Trivandrum (CAMS (20009-12) and Director, SNES IMSAR, Kunnamangalam, Kozhikode (2012-15). These B-Schools offering full time MBA Programme duly approved by the AICTE, were affiliated to Cochin University of Science and Technology and Calicut University respectively.
Nominated as the Project Coordinator, UGC - SAP, at the Department of Commerce, University of Kerala by the UGC in 2009
Served as the Member, Senate and Academic Council, and Chairman, P.G. Board of Studies - Commerce, University of Kerala (1993 to 2009)
Served as the Dean Faculty of Commerce, University of Kerala (1996-98) and Member, Senate, Cochin University of Science and Technology (2000-04)
Served as the Expert Member of Selection Committees constituted by the Union Public Service Commission, Staff Selection Commission (Government of India), Kerala Public Service Commission, UGC, NAAC (UGC), various Universities and other Government agencies on several occasions.
Provided research guidance to 29 candidates for securing Ph.D. Degree in Commerce /Management and 104 candidates for securing M.Phil in Commerce / Management/ Future Studies.
Authored \ Coauthored \ Edited 18 Books – 8 in Malayalam and 10 in English – and this includes a collection of articles based on 25 research theses which won international recognition.
Published 78 research articles on Commerce and Management and more than 1000 popular articles on Finance, Education and Career planning in leading publications.
Served as the Chief Editor of JOMAR ( Half yearly peer reviewed Research Journal ISSN 2278-6716) published by SNES IMSAR , Calicut.
Served as the Honorary Chief Editor of Journal of Business Studies published from the University of Kerala during 2004 - 2009.
Served as the Chief Editor CAMS Journal of Business studies and Research (ISSN0975- 7953) Quarterly Research Journal Published from Trivandrum.
Honoured by the Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Legal Institute for producing the highest number of Ph. Ds in Social Sciences from among the serving teachers in Social Scinces in the State (2008).
Won Guruprabha Award for the best Social Activist (1998); Won Kalakeralam Award for the best Educationalist (2005);
Won Sree Narayana Janakeeya Vedi award for the best educationalist in the State (2009) ; and Chosen to the Dharmaprobhidini award for the Best Commerce Teacher in the State (2009).
Visited USA, England, Spain, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Brussels, Vatican City, France, Vienna, Singapore, China, Malaysia, UAE, Libya, SriLanka and Nepal for participating in various academic activities.
Served as the Chairman, Organizing Committee, International Conference of Tourism held at Trivandrum India during December 2004.
Saravana, Sreekaryiam, Trivandrum 695017 India.
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