Prof. Amrita Dhiman ( Assistant Professor )

Prof. Amrita Dhiman
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Prof. Amrita Dhiman is an academician with considerable industry experience and understanding of real-life situations at farm level having worked with corporates and government institutions for more than seven years. Currently, actively involved in teaching, research, consultancy, and capacity building activities at the DMI. She is a Post-Graduate in Agri-Business Management from VAMNICOM, Pune, and a Graduate in Agriculture from G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar. She is a recipient of Chancellor's
Gold Medal as the best all-round graduating student of GBPAUT. She is also the Gold Medalist for the outstanding level of study at VAMNICOM.

She has the experience of working with State Bank of India in Agri finance and as a research analyst for Agri commodities with Karvy Comtrade Ltd at Hyderabad. While working with Mahindra & Mahindra, she was involved in strategic planning, implementation, corporate communication, marketing, and branding activities. She was involved in many government programmes and schemes like MGNREGA, IAY, SBM, PMAGY, NSAP, etc. as a Prime Minister's Rural Development Fellow under the Ministry of Rural Development in Bihar. She played a lead role in documenting the initiatives taken up for improved governance and outreach. Articles and reports written by her about these initiatives have been published in government newsletters/websites. A number of her analytical reports have been published in Invest & Harvest & The Finapolis, The Hindu Business Line, and EPW.

As a faculty at DMI, she now handles courses on agri-business management, public policy, local governance, etc. She is also in-charge of admissions at DMI and is actively involved in the action research "Empowering Panchayats towards Participatory Governance". She is
leading many ongoing projects in the field of agriculture and related issues.

Summary of Experience

Teaching and Research experience in years: 4.5

Industry experience in years: 7

Specialization area: ABM

Subjects Taught: FABM, LGS-I, LGS-II, Social Audit, Public Systems and Policy

Area of Interest

Farm and Off-Farm Livelihoods, Agri-Business Management, Initiatives to increase the outreach of government schemes, Convergence, e-governance and Management of Collective Enterprises.


Dhiman, A. & Kumar, N. (2020, Jul 6). "Litchis in Mail: India Post delivers litchis in Bihar during lockdown". Village Square (online),
S, R. and Dhiman, A. (2020, June 9). Is Gujarat ready to lead India by moving beyond Operation Flood? The Hindu Business Line, [online] Available at:
S, R. and Dhiman, A. (2020, April 7). Has Cow Vigilantism raised Milk output?. The Hindu Business Line, [online] Available at:
Dhiman, A. & Kumar, N. (2020). Can Biofortified Crops Reduce Malnutrition in Bihar? Economic & Political Weekly (EPW), 55(11),
Dhiman, A. (2017, June 2). The development disconnect: MNREGA in Bihar’s Jamui district. 
Book chapter: 
Transition Strategies for Sustainable Community Systems pp 325-337Peoples’ Power and Processes in Ushering Changes: Cases from Bihar

Faculty Qualification

Post-Graduation  : Agri Business Management - VAMNICOM - 2009

Graduation          : Agriculture - GBPUA&T, Pantnagar- 2006


Conference Attended

-Paper "Understanding the response of the community to waste management under participatory governance in a Gram Panchayat in Bihar" presented at International Conference on “Rural Development & SDG Governance towards Building an Agricultural & Rural Centric Economy" at Dr. MCR HRD Institute of Telangana, Hyderabad 14-15 December 2019

-Paper "Kaam Mango Abhiyan in convergence with Jeevika/NRLM – A Case Study from Gaya district” presented at National Seminar on “Convergence in MGNREGA” at SIRD, Ranchi 24-25 March, 2017 and Published by SIRD, Ranchi

-Paper “Peoples’ Power and Processes in ushering changes: Cases from Bihar” presented at 1st symposium on Transition Strategies for Sustainable Community Systems: Design & Systems Perspectives 18-20 Jan. 2017

-Paper “Livelihood Enhancement through Market Integration: Experience of a Producer Company in    Bihar” presented at 5th NSoRM in Bhubaneswar 18-19 Nov., 2016

Faculty Care Center Association

CARE- Leadership and Governance

Faculty Research Interest

Agri-Business, Public Administration

Faculty Consultancy Project's

Consultancy Project:

Consulting assignment to assess Mayoral Election system in the state (A study commissioned by Urban Development and Housing Department of Govt. of Bihar; 2019)

Research Studies:

-Identify and address causes for low penetration of MGNREGA in Bihar for Rural Development Department, Govt. of Bihar

-Assessment of impact of Total Prohibition on Sale and Consumption of Liquor on the condition of women and girls in rural Bihar for Gender Resource Centre, Women Development Corporation, Govt. of Bihar

Faculty Training Programs

-Resource Person for session on Farmer Producers Organisations for Agriculture Coordinators under Department of Agriculture, Govt. of Bihar, training conducted by BAMETI (2020)

-Resource Person for sessions on Conflict Management for Induction Programme of employees of Bihar Rural Development Society funded by Rural Development Department, Government of Bihar (November - December 2019)

-Resource Person on the programme for middle management of Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) (India) on Conflict Management funded by AKRSP, India (December 2018)

-Designed and Delivered Competency Enhancement Programme (CEP) for Newly Elected Mukhiyas in Bihar

-Designed and Delivered Competency Enhancement Programme on “Motivation and Leadership Development” for District Project Managers of JEEViKA and Other SRLMs

-Designed and Delivered Competency Enhancement Programme (CEP) Under CM SC/ST Entrepreneurship Scheme

-Contributed in developing an illustrative comic book for Mukhiyas titled "Mukhiya Didi"