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Name: Bhaskar Chakrabarti
Position: Professor
Academic Group: Public Policy and Management
Phone No.: +91-33- 2467-8300 to 8304
Email: bhaskar@iimcal.ac.in
Academic Background:

Ph.D., University of British Columbia, Canada, 2004, Interdisciplinary under faculty from Political Science, Anthropology and Environmental Studies M.Phil. in Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, UK, 1996 M.Sc. in Anthropology, University of Calcutta, 1994, Class I, Rank 1

Courses Taught:

Public Systems Management; Environment and Development (with Prof. Annapurna Shaw); Managing Public-Private Partnerships (with Profs. Ashok Banerjee and V. K. Unni); Information and Communication Technology for Development (with Prof. Debashis Saha); Implementation of Development Policies

Awards:

1. Commonwealth Scholarship for doctoral research from the Government of Canada, 2000-04. 2. British Government’s Overseas Development Administration (ODA, presently DFID) Scholarship at the University of Cambridge, 1995-96. 3. Nehru Scholarship from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1995-96. 4. Charles Wallace Bursary at the University of Cambridge, 1995-96. 5. Dharam Hinduja Bursary at the University of Cambridge, 1995-96. 5. Fellow, Cambridge Commonwealth Society 6. UGC Fellowship (JRF/ NET) to teach and carry out research.

Consulting Interests:

Evaluation of Public Service Delivery Programmes with particular emphasis on a) rural local governance, b) co-operatives and c) NRM.

Work Experience:

Faculty Member, IIM Calcutta. September 2004 till date.

Current Projects:

Challenges of Governance in a Nascent Democracy: A Study of Bhutan (with Prof. Manish K. Thakur) Evaluation of MGNREGA schemes in the North-East (with Profs. Raghabendra Chattopadhyay, Biju Paul Abraham, Manisha Chakrabarty and Parthapratim Pal; project supported by the Planning Commission, Government of India)

Journal Publications:

Recent Journal Articles (2010- ) [with Joydeep Guha] 'RSBY implementation in West Bengal: A case study', Man in India, 2015, 95(3): 553-568. 'Down with dusty shelves: From traditional anthropological museums to ecomuseums', Journal of the Indian Anthropological Society, 2015, 50(1): 15-25. [with Joydeep Guha] 'Making e-Government work: Adopting the network approach', Government Information Quarterly, 2014, 31(2): 327-336. 'Decentralisation and the politics of water allocation in West Bengal', Journal of South Asian Development, 2013, 8(1): 1-26. [with Annapurna Shaw, Raghabendra Chattopadhyay and Suman Nath] 'Reasons for the gap between Irrigation Potential Created and Utilised: A case study of West Bengal and seven North-Eastern states', Review of Development and Change, 2013, 18(2): 115-130. [with Biju Paul Abraham, Raghabendra Chattopadhyay, and Suman Nath], 'Wage employment: Impact of MGNREGS in Bardhaman, West Bengal', Journal of Rural Development, 2013, 32(1): 19-31. [with Biju Paul Abraham, Raghabendra Chattopadhyay, and Suman Nath] 'MGNREGS and creation of environmental assets in Bardhaman, West Bengal', Indian Journal of Public Administration, 2012, 58(4): 740-748. 'Contested identity of junglemahal Maoists: State hegemony, political theater and the process of alternate representation', The Eastern Anthropologist, 2012, 65(1): 1-14. [with Raghabendra Chattopadhyay and Suman Nath] 'Local governments in rural West Bengal, India and their coordination with line departments', Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance, 2011, 8/9: 33-51. [with Suman Nath and Arnab Das] ‘Governance in absence of formal institutions: Water politics in rural West Bengal’, Journal of the Department of Anthropology, University of Calcutta, 2011, 14(1): 216-227. [with Suman Nath] 'Political economy of cold storages in West Bengal', Commodity Vision, 2011, 4(4): 36-42. [with Raghabendra Chattopadhyay and Suman Nath] 'Village forums or development councils: People's participation in decision making in rural West Bengal, India', Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance, 2010, 5: 66-85.

Conferences:

Selected, from 2010: [with Raghabendra Chattopadhyay and Suman Nath] Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Generation Scheme and Creation of Environmental Assets in Rural India. Commonwealth Local Governance Research Colloquium, Cardiff, UK, March 2011. [with Manish K. Thakur] Inclusive Growth through Scheduled Caste Development Corporation: A Critical Study of West Bengal. 4th International Conference on Microfinance at the School of Management, Pondicherry University, 27-29 January 2011 [with et al] Factors Influencing Loan Repayment Rates in MFIs. 4th International Conference on Microfinance at the School of Management, Pondicherry University, 27-29 January 2011.

Research Interests:

Everyday Politics Decentralisation and Local Governance Public Service Delivery and Public-Private Partnerships