Virtual Talk on The Challenge of Employment

Organizer: The staff and students of the Department of Economics, St Berchmans College, Changanassery- 36th Annual Memorial Lecture in honour of late Prof CZ Scaria

  • When: June 12, 2024 at 6:30 PM IST (Online)
  • Platform: Google Meet
  • Free Registration

Session by: Prof Ravi Srivastava, (Director, Centre for Employment Studies, Institute of Human Development, Delhi)

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Welcome: Dr Shinu Varkey (Head of the Department)

Presidential Address: Fr Reji P Kurian (Principal)

Remembering Prof CZ Scaria: Dr V J Sebastian (Associate Professor (Rtd.) Economic Environment and Policy, Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad)

Memorial Lecture: Prof Ravi Srivastava (Director, Centre for Employment Studies, Institute of Human Development, Delhi)

Discussion Presentation of Cash Award Recipients: Anjali Elizabeth Joy (Topper MA Economics 2021-2023) Achsa Merrin Scaria & Mary George (Topper I MA Economics 2022-23)

Vote of Thanks: Dr Anila Skariah (Coordinator)

Prof Ravi Srivastava

Professor Ravi Srivastava is currently the Director of the Centre for Employment Studies at the Institute for Human Development in Delhi. Previously, he was a Professor of Economics and the Chairperson of the Centre for the Study of Regional Development at Jawaharlal Nehru University. He was also a full-time member (2006-09) of the National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector (NCEUS), holding the rank of Secretary to the Government of India.

He was educated at the University of Allahabad, Delhi School of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and the University of Cambridge,UK. His research spans labour and employment, migration, social protection, agriculture, rural development, informal sector, regional development, decentralization, human development, and land reforms. He has authored six books, five monographs, over 110 papers, and conducted over 35 major research projects for agencies like UNICEF, ILO, The World Bank, and others. Professor Srivastava has received the Commonwealth and Fulbright Fellowships, the University Grant Commission’s award in economics (2001), and the V. V. Giri Memorial Award (2009). He has held leadership roles at the Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur and has been involved with numerous committees and governing bodies in academia and government. He has advised the Planning Commission, Indian Union Ministries, State governments, and international agencies, including the World Bank, ILO, ADB, UNDP, and others. He served as the President of the Indian Society of Labour Economics and is currently the president of the UP and Uttarakhand Economics Association.

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