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Dr Arvind Kumar Pandey

Assistant Professor , Hyderabad campus

School of Public Policy and Governance

 M.A. in Geography, (DDU Gorakhpur University),

M.Phil. & Ph.D. in Population Studies (Jawaharlal Nehru University,

Post-Doctorate (National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi)

Dr. Arvind Pandey is an Assistant Professor at the School of Public Policy and Governance, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad. He received his M. Phil., and Ph.D. from Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Before joining TISS, he was working as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), New Delhi on a project- ‘Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC)’ which is managed by the GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods, University of Glasgow. This project is part of an international consortium of nine research institutions of seven countries. During his three-year duration in NIUA, he has worked on several projects funded by UNICEF, UNDP, ICMPD, and ICLD. He was also part of the research team providing inputs for the National Urban Policy Framework (Draft) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India.

He has worked for UNESCO-India as an Individual Consultant in 2016. He was also part of a team of Trans-Disciplinary Cluster in Jawaharlal Nehru University in which he has worked on two projects titled “Transformative Pathways to Sustainability: Learning across Disciplines, Contexts and Cultures” sponsored by International Social Science Council and “Urbanisation and Sustainability in the era of Globalisation: Emerging Scenarios in South-West National Capital Region” sponsored by University Programme for Excellence (UPE-II).

Dr. Arvind’s academic credentials include a scholarship to attend Population and Development Institute in 2014 from Brown International Advanced Research Institute (BIARI), Brown University, USA, a Gold Medal in the University for the first Rank in M.A., and a Senior Research Fellowship to conduct research in Population Studies from the University Grants Commission.

Dr. Arvind Pandey has an inter-disciplinary background with M. Phil. and Ph. D. from CSRD, JNU in Population Studies, and an extensive research experience at NIUA, India in Urbanization and Urban economics with a focus on migration and development. His Ph.D. thesis focuses on the status of social protection of migrants living in Jhuggi-Jhopri clusters (slums) in the National Capital Region of Delhi. His research interests are in the fields of urbanisation, migration social protection, and development economics.  He has several papers in international/national peer-reviewed journals and book chapters in edited books by renowned publishers to his credit.

Research Articles:

  1. Pandey, Arvind, Prakash, Aseem, Agur, Rajeev & Maruvada, Ganesh (2021). Determinants of Covid-19 Pandemic in India: An Exploratory Study of Indian States and districts. Journal of Social and Economic Development, Vol. 23, No. 2(spl.), pp. 248-279, ISSN 2199-6873 (Online)
  2. Kundu, Debolina, Mishra, Rakesh, Singh, Devender & Pandey, Arvind (2021). Sex Ratio at Birth in Urban India: An Analysis of Determinants. Economic and Political Weekly (Under Review)
  3. Kundu, Debolina & Pandey, Arvind (2021): Multi-level Measuring- Monitoring and Reporting on Urban Development in India. IzR- Informationen zur Raumentwicklung (Information on Spatial Development), Vol. 48, No. 1, pp. 60-73, ISSN 0303-2493 (Print), ISSN 2698-8410 (Online). Germany: BBSR.
  4. Kundu, Debolina, Mueller, Andre, Schmidt-Seiwert Volker, Binot Regine, Kiel, Lukas & Pandey, Arvind (2020): Spatial Structures and Trends of Cities in Europe and Asia: A Joint Methodological Approach Based on the Global Human Settlement Layer, Environment and Urbanisation Asia, Vol. 11, No. 2, September 2020, pp. 195-217, ISSN- 0975-4253. 
  5. Kundu, Debolina & Pandey, Arvind (2020): Exploring Rural-Urban Inequality in India in the Post Economic Reform Period, Environment and Urbanisation Asia, Vol. 11, No. 1, April 2020, pp. 102-122, ISSN- 0975-4253. 
  6. Kundu, D., Lahiri, B, Pandey, Arvind, & Sharma, P. (2019): “City Profile: Madurai”, Environment and Urbanisation Asia, Vol. 10, No. 2, September 2019, pp.308-330, ISSN-  0975-4253. 
  7. Srivastava, R & Pandey, Arvind Kumar (2017): Internal and International Migration in South Asia: Drivers, Interlinkages, and Policy Issues (Discussion Paper). India: UNESCO-New Delhi. ISBN- 978-81-89218-60-7. 
  8. Jha, Ajit & Pandey, Arvind Kumar (2017): “Shram Pravasan, Sambandhit Yojanayen evam Shramik Kanoon”, Yojana (in Hindi), Vol. 61, No. 4, April 2017, pp. 33-36, ISSN- 0971-8397. 
  9. Pandey, Arvind Kumar (2015): “Moving Identities: Nature and Characteristics of Rural-Urban Female migration in India”, Asian Profile, Vol. 43, No. 2, April 2015, pp.151-166, ISSN- 03048675.
  10. Pandey, Arvind Kumar (2015): “Anatomy of Rural-Urban Migration in India: Socio-Economic Selectivity in the Process of Male Migration based on National Sample Surveys”, Man & Development, Vol. XXXVII, No.1, March 2015, pp. 73-92, ISSN- 0258-0438.
  11. Pandey, Arvind Kumar (2014): “Spatio-Temporal Changes in Internal Migration in India during Post Reform Period”, Journal of Economic and Social Development, Vol. X, No.1, July 2014, pp. 107-116, ISSN- 0973-886X. 
  12. Pandey, Arvind Kumar (2014): “Inter-Regional Inequality in the level of Urbanisation in Uttar Pradesh: Insights from Census Data”, Indian Journal of Regional Science, Vol. XLVI, No. 1, June 2014, pp. 38-46,  ISSN- 0046-9017.   
  13. Pandey, Arvind Kumar (2013): “Changing Dynamics of Rural-Urban Male Migration and Economic Development in India after Economic Reforms”, Man & Development, Vol. XXXV, No. 1, March 2013, pp. 121-132, ISSN- 0258-0438.

Chapters in Book:

  1. Kundu, Debolina & Pandey, Arvind (2020): World Urbanisation: Trends and Patterns, In Kundu, D., Sietchiping& Michael Kinyanjui (Eds.): Developing National Urban Policies: Ways Forward to Green and Smart Cities. Singapore: Springer Nature. ISBN- 978-981-15-3737-0.
  2. Kundu, Debolina, Banerjee, Arpita & Pandey, Arvind Kumar (2020): Migration in Urban Bihar: Trends and Patterns. In Gupta, Ashmita (Ed.): Social Statistics: Manifestation of Growth. New Delhi: Primus Books. ISBN 978-93-90022-35-9.
  3. Pandey, Arvind & Jha, Ajit (2019): Occupational Mobility in Migrants, In Rajan, S. I.,& M Sumeetha (Eds.): Handbook on Internal Migration in India. New Delhi: Sage Publication, pp.476-495. ISBN- 978-93-5328-560-9.
  4. Pandey, Arvind Kumar (2015): “Migration Trends and Urban Development in India”, In Sharma, K.K. & Manjit, Singh (Eds.): Perspectives in Regional Development. New Delhi: Research India Press, pp. 376-406. ISBN- 978-93-5171-016-5.

Working Paper:

Jha, Ajit & Pandey, Arvind (2020): Occupational and Employment Mobility among Migrant Workers: A Case Study of Slums of NCT of Delhi (ISID Working Paper No. 222). New Delhi: Institute for Studies in Industrial Development. Retrieved from http://isid.org.in/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/WP222.pdf.


Kundu, Debolina, Pandey, Arvind & Sharma, Pragya (2019): Making Cities Work: Policies and Programmes in India. New Delhi: National Institute of Urban Affairs. ISBN- 978-81-9413-480-0.

Research Report:

Sethi, Meera, Kundu, Debolina & Pandey, Arvind Kumar (2021). India-EU Migration and Mobility: Flows & Patterns. Austria: The International Centre for Migration Policy Development and the European Union. Retrieved from https://www.icmpd.org/file/ download/53696/file/ICMPD% 2520%25C2%25B7%2520India-EU% 2520Migration%2520and% 2520Mobility%2520Flows%2520% 2526%2520Patterns_ BaselineReport.pdf

Kundu, Debolina, Mishra, Rakesh, Kar, Biswajit, Debnath, Tania, Pandey, Arvind, Pandey, Varsha, Shukla, Ankita, & Rayhan, SK (2020): Children and Adolescents in Urban India: Scale and Nature of Deprivation- An Empirical Analysis. New Delhi: UNICEF-India & National Institute of Urban Affairs. 

Kundu, Debolina, Muller, Andre, Binot, Regine, Ghatak, Aparajita, Keil, Lukas, Mondal, Biswajit, Pandey, Arvind, & Schmidt-Seiwert, Volker (2019): India and Europe/Germany: Spatial Structures and Trends. Bonn: Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs, and Spatial Development (BBSR).ISBN- 978-3-87994-150-6. 

Conference Proceeding:

Pandey, Arvind Kumar (2014): Japanese Encephalitis in India: An Epidemiological Overview, In Chauhan, P.R. et al. (Eds.) Environment, Agriculture & Population Growth. New Delhi: R. K. Books, pp. 270-289. ISBN-93-82-847-11-3.

Social Protection in Select States of South India: Institutions, Processes and Outcomes, Supported by UNICEF, Hyderabad

Winter Semester:

M.A. Public Policy and Governance:

Urban Planning and Policies

Urban Economics

Public Economics (shared with Dr. Amit Sadhukhan)

Data Analysis workshop

B.A. in Social Sciences:

Statistics for Social Sciences-I


Monsoon Semester:

M.A. Public Policy and Governance:

Urban Identities and Governance

Philosophy and Methods of Social Research-I

Reading Text and Research Writing 

Data Analysis Workshop

B.A. in Social Sciences:

Statistics for Social Sciences-II

Email: arvind.pandey[at]tiss[dot]edu

Arvind Pandey

Assistant Professor

School of Public Policy and Governance

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad Off-Campus

1-117, Turkayamjal, Sagar Highway Road

Ranga Reddy Dist. Hyderabad-501510

email: arvind.pandey@tiss.edu; arvind.geo23@gmail.com 

Mobile: + 91 9899637344