Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Baldev Singh Negi



Project Officer cum Faculty,Rural Development

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies-IIHS

Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla-171005

bsnsince79[at]hpuniv[dot]ac[dot]in , bsnsince79[at]gmail[dot]com

0177-2633017 (Office) 9418485352 (Mobile)


Educational Qualification:

  • Ph.D. (Public Administration), Post-Graduate Diploma in Geo-Spatial Technology Application in Rural Development-PGDGARD (NIRD-PR)


  • More than 15 Years (Research and Teaching)

Area of specialisation:

  • Rural Development, PRIs, Good Governance, Institution Building and capacity building

Courses Teaching:  MBA-Rural Development

  1. Principal of Management (MBA-RD 101)
  2. Human Resource Management (MBA-RD 205)
  3. Project Management (MBA-RD 301)
  4. Corporate Social Responsibility (MBA-RD 406)


Membership/Professional Affiliation (12)

  1. Member, Faculty of Environment, Development and Sustainability Studies, H.P. University, Shimla
  2. Member, DIS-Departmental Cell on Entrepreneurship Development, MGNCRE,
  3. Asia Pacific Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (as being a Peer- Reviewer for one year)
  4. Life member, Indian Adult Education Association (IAEA)
  5. Life member, Indian Association of Social Science & Health (IASSH)
  6. Member, Indian Environment Network (IEN)
  7. Member, Global Social Service Workforce Alliance (GSSWA)
  8. Life Member, Indian Political Science Association (IPSA)
  9. Life Member, Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Dehradun (ISRS)
  10. Life Member, Association of Indian Political Economic Association, New Delhi (IPEA)
  11. Life Member, Association Professional Social Work and Development Practitioners (APSWDP)
  12. Team Member, People for Responsible Governance (PeRGo), Shimla
  13. Member, Himachal Gyan Vigyan Samiti (HGVS)


Publication/articles/cases/reviews (numbers)-(38)

  1. Books-05 (two co-authored)
  2. Chapters in books-03
  3. Research Papers-21 (05 UGC Care listed Journals)
  4. Articles in editorial page of newspapers-14


Research Projects:

Completed 06 research projects sponsored by:

  2. HPPCL
  3. Ministry of Tribal Affairs, GoI,
  4. H.P. State Land Use Board.


Attended Training Programmes (including online) /summer, winter & autumn schools/FDP etc. (81)

International-10 (4 Online) and National-71 (57 Online) These academic programme ranging up to four weeks attended in the followings national and international academic and professional institutions:

  1. Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
  2. NWRC, Indian Council for Social Science Research (CSSR), Chandigarh
  3. Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi
  4. H.P. State Institute of Rural Development (HP-SIRD), Shimla
  5. Himachal Institute of Public Administration (HIPA)
  6. Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) Mumbai and DAAD&GIZ, Germany Excel File  [246.72 KB]
  7. Lokniti-Jain University, Bangalore
  8. National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR), Hyderabad
  9. Doon University, Uttarakhand
  10. HBF, Germany and LSR, New Delhi Excel File  [220.69 KB]
  11. India Social Institute (ISI), New Delhi
  12. Indian Institute of Remote Sensing-IIRS, Dehradun
  13. National Council of Rural Institute (NCRI)
  14. AICTE and IIT-Delhi
  15. IPSA-University of Sao Paulo-Brazil
  16. Prasaar Bharti and Doordarshan, New Delhi
  17. UNITAR-CIFAL, Jeju, South Korea
  18. Asian African Association of Rural Development Organizations (AARDO)
  19. Bangladesh Academy of Rural Development (BARD), Bangladesh
  20. Centre for Good Governance, Hyderabad
  21. V.V.Giri National Labour Institute, Noida, UP


Conference/Seminars -15

  • Participated and presented papers in 14 National Conferences/Seminars in (HP, Punjab & Delhi)


Foreign Visits for academic programmes (02)


Training/Workshop/Conferences Conducted-10

  • Academic Activities at IIHS and in collaboration with various agencies such as NIRDPR, Hyderabad, NITTTR, Chandigarh, MGNCRI, Hyderabad, HP-SIRD, NAVDANYA, HP-SRC etc.


Coordinator IIRS-ORP:

  • Coordinating IIRS-ORP at Nodal Centre, Himachal Pradesh University since January, 2018 and successfully coordinated 43 outreach programmes on GIS and Remote Sensing or Geospatial Technology as a whole. These programmes have benefited more than 1600 participants including Faculty members, Research Scholars, Post-Graduate and Under-Graduate Students.


Invited Talks/Presentation (18)

  1. Capacity Building Programmes for Elected Women Representatives in 2018 by Ministry of Women and Child Welfare, GoI.
  2. Resource Person in FDP organized by Department of Rural Development, NITTTR, Chandigarh
  3. Resource Person in Training Programme by SIRD-HIPA.
  4. Invited talk to Pune College of Commerce, Arts and Sciences



  1. HPU-JRF (2005)
  2. Appreciation Letter Excel File  [94.95 KB] by IIRS-ISRO for Promoting Geospatial Technology and its Application-2018
  3. IIAS-IUC Associateship, March, 2022


Research Guidance:

  1. Ph.D. (02) ongoing -Rural Development
  2. M.Phil. (03) Rural Development (1 awarded)
  3. Master Dissertation (06) ongoing, 20 completed (MBA-Rural Development)


Other Assignments:

  1. Managing Editor: HPU Journal of Interdisciplinary Journals
  2. Managing Editor: Himalayan Studies Journal
  3. Academic Counselor: IGNOU
  4. Casual Assignee: AIR, Shimla (for Dialects Programme)
Last Updated:05-04-2022