Dipankar Gupta

Former Professor, Centre for Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Dipankar Gupta, Sociologist and Public Intellectual, was formerly Professor at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. For a brief period, from 1993–1994, he was also associated with the Delhi School of Economics as Professor in the Department of Sociology. His current research interests include rural-urban transformation, labour laws in the informal sector, modernity, ethnicity, caste and stratification.

Dr. Gupta is a regular columnist with The Times of India, The Hindu, and other well-known publications. He serves on the boards of a number of institutions like the Reserve Bank of India, the National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD) and Max India. Dr. Gupta started and led KPMG’s Business Ethics and Integrity Division at New Delhi, and was a member of the National Security Advisory Board and the News Broadcasting Standards Authority. He has also been on the Board of Governors, Doon School.

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