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 Assistant Professor  rudraam@gmail.com
Rudra Narayan Mishra |   Ph.D. (Economics)
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Mr. Rudra Narayan Mishra has obtained his Ph.D. from the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, affiliated to the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Following a Masters in economics from the University of Hyderabad, he has completed his M.Phil. in Applied Economics at the CDS affiliated to the JNU. The doctoral thesis, titled “Undernutrition in India: Dimensions and Correlates" is a follow-up of his M.Phil. work. Unlike other forms of deprivation, undernourishment is a complex one with varied origins and therefore interventions also need to be varied. Given this premise, his doctoral work brings to the fore immediate correlates of undernourishment (both the dimension of undernourishment in terms of anthropometrics as well as calorie intake) that can be intervened for different vulnerable groups like women and children and for certain category of households belonging to weaker social-economic-occupational categories. Finally, a critical evaluation of dichotomy in measurement of undernutrition is offered to recognise the limitation in its comparison and evaluation and suggest some possible modifications. Along with undernutrition, in recent years he has done research in measurement of poverty, basic facilities for slum population living in urban-Gujarat, evaluation of nutritional intervention schemes for tribal children and livelihood issues of the tribals. So far he has worked in four major research projects funded by various agencies of Government of Gujarat and Government of India. His research interests also lie in exploring the available secondary data sources provided by various governmental and non-governmental agencies for doing relevant social science research.

Mr. Mishra has a sound academic record along with a qualifying certificate of the NET lectureship examination conducted by the UGC. He is a recipient of National Scholarship from the Ministry of Human Resource Development for his under graduation and was awarded ICSSR fellowships during his M.Phil. and doctoral studies. He has presented many research papers in scientific seminars/workshops as in forums like "South Indian Development Convention", "The Indian Econometric Society", "South-East Asian Econometric Society", Indian Institute of Management, 
Bangalore and Madhya Pradesh Institute of Social Science Research. His present research interests include undernutrition, poverty, health, food security, livelihood and human development. He also undertakes occasional teaching assignments for in-house workshops/university/institutions.


  • Title:  Undernutrition in India: Dimensions and Correlates
    Author: Rudra Narayan Mishra
    Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany.
    Published Year: 2010
  • Title: ‘Health Training Programme for Adolescent Girls: Some Lessons from India’s NGO Initiative’, Journal of Health Management 19 (1), 97-108.
    Authors: Leela Visaria and Rudra Narayan Mishra
    Published Year: 2017
  • Title: Impact of MGNREGA Programme on Income, Assets and Food Security of Poor and Vulnerable Groups: Evidence from Selected Semi-Arid Tropic (SAT) Villages in India’, in K.P. Kumaran, P.K. Nath, K. Prabhakar and N. Kalpalatha Eds.) Flagship Programme: Impact, Problem and Challenges Ahead, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, pp. 303-332.
    Authors: Rudra Narayan Mishra , P.K. Viswanathan and Madhusudan Bhattarai
    Published Year: 2016
  • Title: ‘Gender Impacts of MGNREGA: Evidence from Selected ICRISAT Villages in India’, in K.P. Kumaran, P.K. Nath, K. Prabhakar and N. Kalpalatha Eds.) Flagship Programme: Impact, Problem and Challenges Ahead, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, pp. 223-254.
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan, Rudra Narayan Mishra and Madhusudan Bhattarai
    Published Year: 2016
  • Title:  'Assessing Characteristics Differential in Dichotomous Outcomes: A Case of Child Undernourishment, India: A District-level analysis', Social Change and Development, Vo. XI, No. 2, 2014, pp. 35-47 
    Authors: Rudra Narayan Mishra and Udaya S. Mishra
    Published Year: 2014
  • Title: ‘Dairy Farming as an Option for Livelihood Development for Poor and Landless Tribal Households: A Case Study’, in Amita Shah and JharnaPathak (Eds), Tribal Development in Western India: A Fresh Diagnosis, Routledge India, chapter 7, pp. 232-292.
    Authors: Rudra Narayan Mishra
    Published Year: 2014
  • Title: Towards Making Comparison of Dichotomous Measures Robust: A Case of Calorie Undernourishment
    Authors: Udaya S. Mishra, William Joe and Rudra Narayan Mishra
    Published Year: 2011
  • Title: ‘Right to Food Security Bill: Challenges and Opportunities ', eSS Policy Note, December 30, 2011, at www.esocialsciences.org/Articles/showArtic
    Author: Rudra Narayan Mishra
    Published Year: 2011
  • Title: 'On Comparison of Nutritional Deprivation: An Illustration Using Foster Greer Thorbecke Criterion', Applied Economics Letters,16(10), 2009.
    Authors: Udaya S. Mishra and Rudra Narayan Mishra
    Published Year: 2009
  • Title: 'Nutritional Deprivation at Household Level: Evidences from a National Survey', in Yatindra Singh Sisodia (ed.), India's Development Scenario: Challenges and Prospects, Rawat Publication, Jaipur, 2009.
    Author: Rudra Narayan Mishra
    Published Year: 2009
  • Title: 'Nutritional Deprivation among Pre-School Children in India: Where Did We Fail?', The India Economy Review, V (Quarterly Issue), June, 2008.
    Author: Rudra Narayan Mishra
    Published Year: 2008
  • Title: 'Measuring Child Undernutrition in India: Does Gender Matter?', in Dr. S. Venkiteswaran (ed.), Results Based Monitoring & Evaluation: Issues & Challenges, Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute, Ahmedabad, India, 2008.
    Author: Rudra Narayan Mishra
    Published Year: 2008
  • Title: 'Nutritional Deprivation among Indian: Does Rural-Urban Disparity Matter?', in R.K. Mishra and Nandita Sethi (eds.), Rethinking India's Growth Strategy: Services vs. Manufacturing, Vol. 2, Concept Publications, New Delhi.
    Author: Rudra Narayan Mishra
    Published Year: 2008
  • Title: Health Training Programme for Adolescent Girls:Lessons from India’s NGO Initiative
    Authors: Leela Visaria and Rudra Narayan Mishra
    Working Paper No.: 229
    Published Year and Month: October 2015
  • Title: Assessing Characteristic Differential in Dichotomous Outcomes: A Case of Child Undernourishment
    Authors: Rudra Narayan Mishra and Udaya S. Mishra
    Working Paper No.: 201
    Published Year and Month: April 2011
  • Title: Nutritional Deprivation among Indian Children: Does Rural-Urban Disparity Matter?
    Author: Rudra Narayan Mishra
    Working Paper No.: 178
    Published Year and Month: October 2007
  • Title: Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Development Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) Programme in India: A Review of Studies on its Implementation Performance, Outcomes and Implications on Sustainable Livelihoods across States. September 2014.
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan, Rudra Narayan Mishra, Madhusudan Bhattarai and Hema Iyengar
    Publication Type / Year: Occasional Paper Series - No. - 4/2014

  • Title: Spatial Differences in Consumption of Selected Food and Non-Food Items in India
    Authors: Rudra Narayan Mishra and Amita Shah
    Publication Type / Year: Occasional Paper Series - No. - 3/2013

  • Title: MGNREGS in Context of Recent Changes in Rural India: Learning from Selected States (GIDR-ICRISAT Policy Brief 1)
    Authors: Rudra Narayan Mishra, P.K. Viswanathan, Madhusudan Bhattarai and Hema Iyengar
    Source: http://oar.icrisat.org/8760/1/GIDR-ICRISAT%20Policy%20Brief%201-Final.pdf
    Published Year: 2014
  • Title: Women’s perspectives on Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Schemes (MGNREGS) of India: study across SAT villages (GIDR-ICRISAT Policy Brief 2)
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan, Rudra N. Mishra and Madhusudan Bhattarai
    Source: oar.icrisat.org/8761/1/GIDR-ICRISAT%20Policy%20Brief%202-Final.pdf
    Published Year: 2014