VenkatanarayanaMotkuri, PhD, is currently Associate Professor and Coordinator, Research Cell on Education (RSEPPG) at Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad. He was earlier working with Sudhir Commission on Muslims in Telangana. He is a post-graduate in Economics and Education and holds M.Phil and Ph.D. in economics (PhD is from JNU, New Delhi through CDS, Trivandrum). He has diverse research experience of working for national (such as CESS, CGG, NIRDPR, IHD, CII, Sigma Consulting and others) as well as international organizations (The World Bank, DFID, Oxford University) for different research studies/projects and Consultancies. The research projects he has been engaged with are supported by international organisations like UNICEF along with those of State and Central Government departments in India. He was a member of Expert Sub-Group on Data Definition and Index of Backwardness that was set-up for Sudhir Commission on Muslims in Telangana.
Along with three edited volumes to his credit, Motkuri has more than thirty publications in reputed national and international journals and chapters in edited volumes. The edited volume Adivasis in India (2016), published by Bloomsbury India. The recent co-edited volume in Muslim in Uttar Pradesh is brought out by CDPP, Hyderabad. His research work is published in journals (international and national) such as Agricultural Systems (Elsevier), Water Conservancy, EPW, Journal of Educational Planning and Administration (JEPA), Millennial Asia, IASSI Quarterly, Review of Development and Change (RDC), Indian Economic Journal (IEJ), Indian Journal of Human Development (IJHD), and Journal of Development Policy and Practice. He has also written for popular press, such as Telangana Today, Hans India, and Indian Express. He has published research papers on Expenditure on Education, Higher Education, adult literacy, educational deprivation of children, labour and employment including that of women and youth, workforce in healthcare sector, and on pharmaceutical industry and its regulations. His areas of interests are: Economics of Education, along with the domain of Human Development focusing on education, health, human and social capital. Employment/labour, poverty and inequality, agriculture and climate change, regional disparities, development of marginalized and poor, social policy and affirmative action are other research areas.
Human Development focusing on education, health, human and social capital. Employment/labour, poverty and inequality, agriculture and climate change, regional disparities, development of marginalized and poor, social policy and affirmative action are other research areas.