Naresh Kumar Sharma

Ph.D. (ISI, Delhi)

1. Current & Recent Administrative Positions:  


Professor, School of Economics

Coordinator, Programme of Gandhian Economic Thought, School of Economics

Coordinator, UGC-SAP-CAS, Phase-I, School of Economics

Co-Coordinator, Technology Innovation & Development of Entrepreneurship

Programme (TIDE)


Dean, School of Economics

Coordinator, Centre for Gandhian Economic Thought, School of Social Sciences

Head, Department of Economics,  

Deputy Director, Centre for Integrated Studies

all at 

University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500046 (INDIA)

2.  Professional experience:  

a. Professor, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India, 2009 onwards

b. Visiting Professor, IIIT Hyderabad, India (on sabbatical from University of Hyderabad) January-March 2009

c. Reader/Associate Professor, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India, 2000 – 2009 

d. Assistant Professor, Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, India 1993 – 2000

e. SRA, University of Hyderabad, India,1993 

f.   Consultant, N I R D, Hyderabad, India, 1991 – 1992

g. Research Associate, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK, 1989

h. Academic Visitor, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, 1985

i. Research Associate in Project (study of village Palanpur in UP) of University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, (work was done entirely in village Palanpur, UP, India) 1983– 1984  

3. Education:

a. High School (Mathematics, Science, Biology, Hindi, English: Government Inter College, Buland Shahr, Board of Intermediate Education, UP)

b. Intermediate (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Hindi, English: Government Inter College, Buland Shahr, Board of Intermediate Education, UP)         2

c. B. Tech. (Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur),

d. Ph. D. (Economics,  Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi :  Ph. D. Supervisor – Prof. V. K. Chetty) 

4.  Main Areas of interest

Economic Theory; Gandhian Economic Thought; Indian Economic Thought, Development Economics; Money & Finance; Agricultural Economics; Science & Technology.

5. Action in Society

  • Work with artisans and farmers
  • Work with civil society Have done studies in land reform laws across states of India.  Have been actively associated with artisans – particularly handloom weavers from Andhra Pradesh working actively with their organization based in Chirala in Prakasam District, India.  Have organized seminars and workshops on artisan themes and relevance of local markets for them. Have been part of PPST Foundation (which organized for the first time, National Congresses on Traditional Sciences & Technologies of India) and have been associated with lokavidya activities. Further, have also organized programmes on impact of economic reforms on poor.

6. Research:

(A) Nature of Research Work: Published (about 40) and unpublished (about 40)

  • Economic Theory 
  • Gandhian Economic Ideas
  • Understanding Indian Rural Economy 
  • Land Reforms Studies 
  • Traditional Technology and Economic Development 
  • Empirical Research into Market Intervention
  • Macro-monetary and finance  

(B) Projects completed: 5

(C) Conferences/workshops, etc organized: about 15

(D) Research Guidance: 

  • Ph.D.  13 Awarded  01 summited 09 ongoing 
  •  MPhil. 20 Awarded 01 summited 02 ongoing  
  • M.B.A. 5 Awarded
  • I.M.A (Thesis) 2 awarded

(E) Conferences/seminars/workshops participated in: over 100.   

7. Teaching: 

·    No. of distinct courses taught :  about 20 (such as Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Development economics, General equilibrium theory, Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics, Optimization theory, Social choice theory, Mathematical finance, Gandhian economic thought, Foundations of economic theories, Game theory, Probability theory and statistical inference, Time series, etc)Taught full term courses at IIIT Hyderabad and IIRM Hyderabad (as guest faculty); and have given lectures in courses & training programmes at CESS, Hyderabad, IPE, Hyderabad, NAARM, Hyderabad, NIRD, Hyderabad etc. 

8.  Academic Visits Abroad: 7 (West: 5; East : 2)

(a)  Aix-en-Provence, France (4th World Congress of the Econometric Society), 1980; 

(b)  CORE, University of Louvain Belgium, 1980; 

(c)  DERC, University of Warwick, UK, 1985; 

(d)  STICERD at LSE, UK, 1989; 

(e)  GDN Conference, Tokyo, Japan, 2000;  

(f)   CNSA, Beijing, China, 2008; 

(g)   India Observatory, Asia Research Centre, LSE, UK, 2009.

9. Contributions to Academics in General : (other than that for my own university/institute)

  •  Expert work with UGC
  • Faculty selection committee member
  • Member editorial board of professional journals 
  • Journal referee
  • Ph. D. examiner
  • M. Phil. Examiner · Paper-setting