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Dr. Sudarshan Iyengar


Dr. Sudarshan Iyengar, Ph.D. (Economics)  
Vice Chancellor, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Prior to his present assignment as Vice Chancellor of Gujarat Vidyapith, founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920, he was working as Director of the Centre for Social Studies, Surat during 2004-05.  He was Director of Gujarat Institute of Development Research during 1999-2004. His areas of research interest Research are Gandhian thought and praxis, natural resource development and management, people’s institutions and role of non-government organisations in initiatives in societal development. Actively involved with voluntary organisation. Worked for rehabilitation of Narmada project affected tribals and relief in 2001 Earthquake. He has been member of various government and non government advisory committees at state and national level. He is trustee of many voluntary organisations. He is a visiting faculty in different universities and research and training institutions in Gujarat. He has edited/authored seven books and published more than 60 research articles.