Prof. KV Raju (Senior Professor & Director)
Prof. Raju is an alumnus (second batch: 1981 - 83) of the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA). He was a Visiting Fellow at IRMA and later joined as a Faculty in the General Management area in 1994 and continued till March 2014. Prior to joining IRMA, he worked with National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) for a brief period, and with Samakhya and Multi Co-ops' Association. He worked closely with farmers to organise co-operative structures to collectively pool, process and market farm produce. During this period, he offered comprehensive business and management training programmes, and counselling Services to PACS and producers' organizations. He was also engaged in field-based action research activities. His current interests include Participatory Governance and Management of resources, Collective Enterprises for Sustainable livelihoods, Social Entrepreneurship, Values and Ethics in Management and Development Cooperation. Prof. Raju has about ten years of field experience in Development Cooperation, followed by 20 years of academic engagement.
Area of Interest:
Prof. Raju's current interests include governance and management of collective enterprises, sustainable livelihoods, social entrepreneurship, value and ethics in management and development cooperation.
CARE- Well-being and Livelihoods.