Dr. Yatindra Singh Sisodia
Professor and Director
Professor Yatindra Singh Sisodia is Director at Madhya Pradesh Institute of Social Science Research, Ujjain. His areas of interest are democracy, decentralised governance, electoral politics, tribal issues and developmental issues. He has been conferred with Professor G. Ram Reddy Social Scientist Award (2017) for his substantial contribution of research in the area of panchayati raj and grassroots democracy. He is Member of Research Institutes Committee of Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi (2017-18). He is Member, First Court, Dr. H. S. Gour Central University, Sagar (2013-2018). He was Member of Common Review Mission (CRM) for assessing Fourteenth Finance Commission Grants Utilisation constituted by Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India (2017). He is also Member, Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO (INCCU) under Sub-Commission on Social Sciences constituted by Ministry of HRD (2013-2018). He is Executive Committee Member of Indian Association of Social Science Institutions (IASSI) (2016-2018). He was Member of First Review Mission to look into the programmes of rural development and their performance constituted by Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India (2016). He is State Coordinator (Madhya Pradesh) of Lokniti, CSDS, Delhi. He is also Life Member of various institutes and organisations of national repute. He is in editorial board of four refereed journals.
He is Editor of Madhya Pradesh Journal of Social Sciences and Madhya Pradesh Samajik Vigyan Anushandhan Journal. He has authored/edited 16 books, wrote 5 monographs and published 75 research papers including many in referred journals and reputed edited volumes. He has completed 35 research projects for Central Ministries; State Ministries; and organisations including ICSSR and Planning Commission,
He has participated in more than 160 seminars, workshops and conferences of national and international importance in India and abroad. He has also contributed to the newspapers like The Hindu, The Indian Express, Hindustan Times, Naidunia and Dainik Bhaskar. He has coordinated more than 60 seminars and workshops and particularly continuously coordinating training course and capacity building programme on research methodology in social sciences for more than two decades. He is guiding research leading to Ph.D. Degree in Political Science from Vikram University, Ujjain and 15 candidates have been awarded degree. He has made academic visits to USA under International Visitor’s Leadership Programme in 2010 and UK in 2013 and also made academic visits to South Korea and Malaysia.
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