Ashok Kumar Sircar
Prof Sircar is the Director at the School of Development - Azim Premji University (APU), Bangalore. He has more than 30 years of experience in the corporate sector, development sector, teaching and training.
For more than 15 years he was involved in programme planning and execution, monitoring and evaluation, research and policy advocacy in the domains of local governance, land rights, and livelihoods.
At APU, Prof Sircar delivers popular courses on Gender in Livelihoods, Political Economy of Land, Understanding Development and Change, Imagining Development: From vision to action, for postgraduate students, as well as in service professionals.
Prof Sircar has a PhD from the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science in Kolkata, and an M.Sc. in Physics from IIT Kharagpur.