Prof. Amrita Dhiman ( Assistant Professor )

Prof. Amrita Dhiman
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Prof. Amrita Dhiman hold a Bachelor degree in Agriculture from G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar and PGDM with specialization in Agri Business Management from VAMNICOM, Pune. She has been awarded Chancellor's Gold Medal for being the all-round best graduating student of GBPAUT. She is also a recipient of Gold Medal for being topper of her PGDM batch at VAMNICOM. She brings with her an extensive field experience and understanding of working with corporates to government institutions including district administration for more than 7 years. She started her career with a field job of Marketing & Recovery officer with State bank of India. Post masters through campus placement she joined Karvy Comtrade Ltd. at Hyderabad and established herself as a Research Analyst for agri commodities. While working with Mahindra & Mahindra Limited at Mumbai, she has been involved in strategic planning, implementation, corporate communication, marketing and branding activities. Prior to joining DMI, she has been working with District Administration in Gaya as a Prime Minister's Rural Development Fellow (PMRDF). As PMRDF she has functional in a lot of schemes like MGNREGA, IAY, SBM, PMAGY, NSAP etc. The most explicit role played is of documenting the initiatives, taken up in the district for improved governance and outreach. Different articles written by her about the initiatives have also been published in government newsletters/websites like "Kaam Mango Abhiyan" in Samriddhi newsletter of RDD. A number of articles written by her has been published in Invest & Harvest & The Finapolis.

Summary of Experience

Teaching and Research experience in years: 4

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). 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"