Director, School of Development, Azim Premji University
Prof. Ashok Kumar Sircar, is currently the Director of the School of Development, Azim Premji University, Bangalore. He has over 34 years of experience spanning corporate sector, development sector, and teaching and training. For more than one and half decade, he has been involved in the development sector in programme planning and execution, monitoring and evaluation, research and policy advocacy in domains of local governance, land rights, and livelihoods. At the University, apart from heading the School, Ashok is involved in delivering popular courses on Gender in Livelihoods, Political Economy of Land, Understanding Development and Change, Imagining Development: From vision to action, for post-graduate students, as well as in-service professionals.