Member Secretary, Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR),
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Changes in Technology and Society Session 2 - 30th October 13:30-15:00

Professor V.K. Malhotra is presently Member Secretary, Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi. Professor Malhotra is a Professor of Economics and has held many important positions in University administration; has been a member of important Council such as Academic Council and Executive Council and part of the team of Dean Students’ Welfare. He has supervised theses of eight Ph.D. scholars and dissertations more than forty M.Phil. Scholars. His research interests include Governance and Economic Development, Corporate Governance and Performance of various industries, Intellectual Property Rights and India’s developmental concerns, Foreign Trade and Investments etc. He has done a UGC sponsored major research project on ‘Governance and Development: A Study of Major States of India’ and his own Ph. D. work has been on ‘Economics of Fertiliser Subsidies’. He has a number of papers in reputed journals in areas of his interest. He has to his credit a book entitled ‘Economics of Education’. He has also supervised/graded assignments/dissertations of M.B.A. students of international business schools.

He is on the Governing Board/Council of a number of reputed national and international organizations such as Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR), Maulana Azad Centre for Asian Studies, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), India Citation Index, UGC’s Consortium for Academic Research & Ethics (CARE), Scheme for Trans-disciplinary Research for India's Developing Economy' (STRIDE), National Institute of Labour Economics Research and Development (a Niti Aayog Institute). He has been Visitor’s nominee to the Court of Jawahar Lal Nehru University, Delhi; and Governor’s nominee to the Executive Council of Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, Jaunpur.

He is a member in the General Council/Assembly of several International bodies like International Science Council (ISC), Science Council of Asia (SCA), UNESCO etc.


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