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Ph.D. in Anthropology from University of Delhi (2007), M.Sc in Anthropology from University of Delhi (2001), UGC-NET (2000) and ICSSR Doctoral Fellowship (2002-05).
Natural Resource Management, Environmentalism, People-Parks and Wildlife, Human-Wildlife Conflict, Livelihoods and Biodiversity Conservation, Village Relocation, Indigenous Knowledge and Biodiversity Conservation, Social Change in Indian Society, NGO Management.
Prior to IIFM, he has worked in the Wildlife Trust of India and WWF-India and been part of more than 20 biodiversity conservation action projects across 10 states of India, including two Autonomous District Councils in Northeast India, supported by the World Society for Protection of Animals, International Fund for Animal Welfare, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, Japan Tiger and Elephant Fund etc.
He is a member of the steering committee constituted for tiger conservation in Madhya Pradesh (under section 38U of WPA) by the state government. He has also been members of various committees such as Village Relocation Monitoring Committee (NTCA, Government of India), District Planning Committee (NTCA, Government of India).
He is also a member of the Indian Anthropological Association, North-East India Council for Social Science Research and IUCN Task Force on Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas. He has authored academic papers published in national and international peer-reviewed journals, books, academic course material for Masters Programme of Indira Gandhi National Open University, book chapters, technical reports etc.