Aseem Prakash

Chairperson, School of Governance and Public Policy, Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Aseem Prakash


Aseem Prakash is currently the Chairperson, School of Governance and Public Policy, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad.

He has more than 15 years of experience in research and teaching, including a stint at the University of Oxford as a Fell Fund Fellow. He has been instrumental in laying the intellectual foundation of the School of Public Policy and Governance, including designing the course curriculum of the M.A. in Public Policy and Governance Programme (PPG) at TISS.

Prior to joining TISS, he was part of the two member team that established the first Public Policy school in India- Jindal School of Government and Public Policy. Dr. Prakash was also invited by the UNDP and Department of Planning, Government of Maldives to prepare a rubric for the first ever Maldives Institute of Policy Studies in Male.

His research interests include the interface between the state and markets; regulation and institutions; sociology of markets, social discrimination, human development. His most recent books are titled “Dalit Capital: State, Markets and Civil Society in Urban India”; and “The Indian Middle Class (co-authored with Surinder Jodhka)”.

Dr. Prakash earned his doctorate from the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

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