Arjun Kumar

Arjun Kumar

Arjun Kumar is the Director of the Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. With training in development economics, he specialises in quantitative and qualitative research methods, econometrics and the use of statistical software to crunch big data. He has been a Visiting Faculty at the Institute for Human Development (IHD) amongst others and has been associated with several think tanks, research institutes, governments, civil society organisations, and private enterprises. He is President of a Jharkhand based NGO (registered in 2010), Manavdhara- a youth social organisation working for humanitarian causes in backward regions and for marginalised communities. He has also taught Economics at the University of Delhi. His research interests are in the economy, development studies, housing and basic amenities, urban and regional research, inclusive and sustainable development, data and evidence-based policy, and, research methods. He has several research publications to his credit and has experience of being involved in research projects of international and national repute. He is also a member and part of various government and non-government formed committees, groups, and advisory boards overseeing the deliberation as subject matter expert and for possessing strong research acumen. He is an avid writer and frequently writes on various dimensions of economic issues, policies, and their impact for several eminent media platforms.

Navigating the Intersection: Public Policy Careers for Computer Science Students in India

Navigating the Intersection: Public Policy Careers for Computer Science Students in India
In the dynamic landscape of India's socio-economic development, the fusion of computer science and public policy has emerged as a powerful catalyst for change. As the nation grapples with complex challenges, from digital inclusion to effective governance, there is a burgeoning demand for professionals who can bridge the gap between technology and policy. For students of computer science keen on contributing to the public sphere, a career in public policy presents a unique and rewarding pathway.

Navigating Careers in Public Policy for Development Studies Students in India

Navigating Careers in Public Policy for Development Studies Students in India
As India continues its journey towards socio-economic development, the demand for skilled professionals in public policy has witnessed a significant surge. For students pursuing developmental studies, a career in public policy presents a unique opportunity to contribute actively to the nation's growth. In this article, we will explore the avenues available in this field and highlight the relevance of online courses, specifically those offered by the Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI).