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Prof Gyan Mudra

Professor , Hyderabad campus

Chairperson - School of Gender Studies
Qualification

B.A., M.A. (Gorakhpur University),

Ph.D. (University of Allahabad)

 

Dr Gyanmudra is presently Professor & Chairperson for School of Gender Studies in Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad Campus.

Before joining TISS, she was Professor & Head in National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Hyderabad from 2002-2020. She started her career as a Scientist (Psychologist) from the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) from 1987-2002.

She has expertise in Rural Development, Gender issues and Organisational development and has handled several assignments of social and behavioural development programmes and projects. She has developed good networking with government, civil society and private sector as is evident in the professional associations and programmes conducted for them.  She is Member of International Advisory Council of Asia-Pacific Consortium of Researchers and Educators, Inc (APCoRE).

She has about 70 publications and research work, including participation and presentation in international conferences in various countries.

She has a PhD (Psychology) from Allahabad University, India.

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  • Gender and Development
  • Rural Development programmes
  • Organisational Behavioural along with social issues 
  • Qualitative Research Methodology including Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA)
  • Psychometric Techniques Involving Personality Assessment

Books: 

  •  "The New Rural Paradigm: Policies and Governance". Published by National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Hyderabad, Jan 2017, ISBN 978-93-84503-72-7
  •   "Samanvay – A compilation of central sector, centrally sponsored & State schemes for convergence under SAGY". Published by National Institute of Rural Development& Panchayati Raj Publications, Hyderabad, October 2015. ISBN: 978-93-84503-30-7
  •  "Good Practices in Rural Development. “Published by National Institute of Rural Development Publications, Hyderabad, September 2015. ISBN:978-93-84503-13-0
  •  "Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, Sankalan –Initiatives in SAGY Gram Panchayats (In Hindi)." Published by National Institute of Rural Development Publications, Hyderabad, September 2015.ISBN:978-93-84503-12-3
  •  "Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, Sankalan –Initiatives in SAGY Gram Panchayats (In English)". Published by National Institute of Rural Development Publications, Hyderabad, September 2015.ISBN:978-93-84503-13-0
  •  Research Methods for Rural Development Professionals, National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Hyderabad, 2015.
  •  Action Research on Enhancing SHG Movement for Livelihood Promotion in Ipperu Gram Panchayat, Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh, National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Hyderabad, 2014
  • Right to Education: Challenges and Strategies, National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Hyderabad, 2014
  • Development of Rural Women Entrepreneurship, Astral International Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi,2013
  • Challenges in the Implementation of Right to Education in Rural Areas, Workshop Proceedings by National Institute of Rural Development, 2013.
  • Right to Education: Challenges and Strategies: Souvenir by National Institute of Rural Development, 2013.
  • Comparative Evaluation of RUDSETI Type of Institutes financed by Public Sector Banks, sponsored by Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, National Institute of Rural Development Publications, Hyderabad, 2012.
  • Revitalization of State Institute of Rural Development, Jharkhand, sponsored by Ministry of Rural Development, State of Jharkhand, National Institute of Rural Development Publications, Hyderabad, 2012.
  • Rural Development / Panchayati Raj Flagship Programmes: Integrated Training Modules, National Institute of Rural Development Publications, Hyderabad, 2011(both English and Hindi version).
  •  Articles in International Journals:
  • Perception about the level of drive regarding work and job satisfaction chapter for Examining Job satisfaction: causes, outcomes and comparative differences in edited book by Jonathan Westover-Common Ground Publishing Pvt. Ltd. Altona, Victoria, 2011.
  • Perception about Level of Drive regarding Work and Job Satisfaction in International Journal of World Universities Forum, Vol. 1, No. 6,2008.
  • Life stress, health and coping strategies in rural youth in International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Vol 2. No.4, 2007.
  • Articles/ Chapters:
  • Marketing and Rural Women in Psyche of Indian Women Edited by Dr Aradhana Shukla,         Concept Publications, New Delhi, 2013.
  • Farmers Suicide: Behavioural and Social Dimensions in Agrarian Crisis and Farmer Suicides Edited by R S Deshpande, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore Saroj Arora, Centre for Rural Studies, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie by Sage Publications,2010.
  • Assessment of ICT literacy among high school students’ in EDU TRACKS –Trends in education, October 2010.
  • Role of rural women of Gorakhpur District in Entrepreneurship, in Gorakhpur Social Scientist, Vol.1, June 2010.
  • Ideas and Issues in Education, Attitude and Behaviour Change towards Girl Child's Education in Disadvantaged Communities, Edited by Dr P Arjun Rao, Mani Publications, Hyderabad, 2009.
  • Gender Inequalities in Education under Policy Perspective” in Education of Women: An Indian Story Edited by Anuradha Malshe, published by ICFAI University Press, 2008
  • Predictors of Motivation and Job Satisfaction among Development Functionaries” in Motivation as a Retention Strategy, Edited by ICFAI publications, 2008
  • Gender and Social Inequalities in Education, in ICFAI Journal of Public Administration, Vol 4, No. 1, 2008.
  • Predictors of Motivation and Job Satisfaction among Development Functionaries in ICFAI Journal of Public Administration, Vol 3, No 4, 2007
  • Consultancy research projects
  • Evaluation of Quality of IPC & counselling sessions by using Intintiki Anganwadi (Counselling book) carried out with funding support from Women Development and Child Welfare of Telangana state (2019-20).
  • Documentation of POSHAN Maah campaign in the state of Telangana with the funding support from UNICEF, Hyderabad field office (2019-20).
  • Documentation of POSHAN Maah campaign in the state of Telangana with the funding support from Women Development and Child Welfare of Telangana state. The report was provided details on theme-wise and week-wise activities taken up during the month and also details of good practices/case studies that can be replicated in other areas for better mobilization of a community (2018-19).
  • Applying Social Norms theory to end Open Defecation in Telangana – A strategic framework was developed with the sponsorship of UNICEF, Hyderabad field office (2017-18).
  • Preventing Child Marriages in Telangana – A Social and Behavioural Change Communication strategy was developed with the sponsorship of UNICEF, Hyderabad field office (2017-18).
  • Mainstreaming Gender for Improving Adolescent Health – A framework for capacity building of duty bearers was developed with the sponsorship of UNICEF, Hyderabad field office. (2017-18).
  • Revitalization of State Institute of Rural Development, Jharkhand sponsored by Jharkhand Government, Oct 2012
  • Comparative Evaluation of RUDSETI Type of Institutes Financed by Public Sector Banks by the Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India, 2011
  • Long term development plans for schedule tribes in Goa State, Govt. Of Goa, Goa, 2010.

Projects-

•    As a team leader, she has handled flagship government programmes like Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY), Ministry of Rural Development and Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA), Ministry of Human Resource Development as Nodal officer at NIRDPR. She coordinated a large-scale survey under Mission Antyodaya, which aims to eradicate poverty from 50,000 Gram Panchayats, under Ministry of RD, Govt. of India.

•    She has also handled projects in collaboration with UNICEF. She led the team in setting up a Communication Resource Unit (CRU) focusing on Social and Behavioural Change Communication initiative program at NIRD&PR, Hyderabad.

In collaboration with NITI Aayog designed a programme to build the capacities of PRI members in 25 aspirational districts of seven states under NITI Aayog on “engaging PRI members as community influencers to enhance participation, support, supervise the activities of POSHAN and promote the practice of nutritional behaviours (both nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive) among the households in the village”.  In phase 1, a two-day ToT to 38 Master Resource Persons from SIRDs, DWCDs, SRLMs and NGOs of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand states were organized at NIRDPR during Oct 31-01 Nov 2019 and oriented about the desired programme of building the knowledge of PRI members around POSHAN Behaviors.

 

 

 

Current

 Gender and Development for both MA-RDG and DS students at TISS, Hyderabad Campus

 

Email: gyanmudra[at]tiss[dot]edu

Mobile Number : +91-984805581

Tiss Webmail : gyanmudra@tiss.edu

Alternate Email Address : drgmudra@yahoo.com