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Dr. P. Raghupathi
Research Officer & ICSSR Senior Fellow

Dr. P. Raghupathi is an economist who has specialized in Development Economics for his doctoral thesis “Rural Development and Dalits in Andhra Pradesh: Critical Evaluation from Ambedkar’s Perspective”. Prior to joining the CSD, he worked with Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad as Assistant Professor. His research experience covers marginalized community such as millennium development goals and their impact at grassroots level specifically the Dalits, tribal land alienation in the agency regions and implications. He has published in national and international peer reviewed journals on these topics. The other areas of his research interests include quality of education in social welfare hostels, facility available in government and private schools, commercial sex workers etc.

Dr. P. Raghupathi is also a Member of Journal Reviewers Panel Journal of Economic Policy & Research, Published by Institute of Public Enterprise (ICSSR Institute), Hyderabad.

His main research interests include development economics, Labour and Agriculture & Rural Economics, political economy, and social exclusion. His other areas of research interest include interrogating the equity aspects of development - quality of education in social welfare hostels, facility available in government and private schools, commercial sex workers etc.

  1. Guinness L, Kumaranayake L, Bhuvaneswari R, Sankaranarayanan G, V Gangadhar, Raghupathi P and George A (2005): “Does Scale Matter The Costs of HIV-Prevention Interventions for Commercial Sex Workers in India” Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Volume 83, Number 10, October, Pp.747?755.
  2. Raghupathi, P (2018): ‘National Social Assistance (NSA) Programme: A Study on Women Beneficiaries among Dalits and Non-Dalits’, Journal of Economic Policy and Research, Volume.13, No.2, April-September, , Pp.70-82.
  3. Raghupathi, P (2016): ‘Impact of Rural Developmental Programmes on Landless Dalits’, Social Action, Volume.66, No.1, January-March, Pp.1-21.
  4. P. Raghupathi, K. Gangaratnam & V. Subramanyam (2009) “Political Economy of Drought and Sustainability: A Village Study in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh” in Eswarappa Kasi & Ramesh C. Malik (eds.) Theory and Practice of Ethnography: Reading from the Periphery, Rawat Publication, Jaipur & Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal, Pp.264-286.
  5. P. Raghupathi, V. Subramanyam & K. Gangaratnam (2011) “Peoples Participation in Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) of Rural Development: A Case Study on Dalits in Andhra Pradesh” in K. Sudha Rani (eds.) People’s Participation in Development, Discovery Publishers, New Delhi, Pp.265-278.
  • Team Member, Learning Outcomes of IX Class SC Students in Maths, English, Telugu Andhra Pradesh” Government of Andhra Pradesh under AP SC Component Plan.
  • Team Member, “English Language Proficiency Levels of VIIIm IX and X Class SC Students in APSWREIS Schools: A Fact-Finding Study” Government of Andhra Pradesh under AP SC Component Plan.

Training Programme Attended

  • Attended in the workshop on “Vidyanidhi Training Workshop on Electronic Communication and e-Scholarship” Organized by the Vidyanidhi Digital Library, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Mysore, from December 28-30, 2004.
  • Attended the ICSSR Course in Research Methodology conducted by Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad, during April 17 - 29, 2000.
  • Attended the Banner Programme on “Data Collection and Analytical Procedures” [D-CAP] conducted by National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), Hyderabad, during August 7-12, 2000.
  • Attended the Course on “Data Collection and Interpretation Methods” organized by AMR ? Andhra Pradesh Academy of Rural Development, Hyderabad from 23-28 February 2004.
  • Attended the Course on “Research Methodology for Rural Development Professionals - (RMRDP)” conducted by National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), Hyderabad, during June 1-12, 2004.
  • Attended the Course on “Panchayat Raj Institutions and Primary Education” conducted by National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), Hyderabad, during May 5-10, 2008.

Visiting Abroad

  1. ‘Fourth Annual International Microfinance Conference’ conducted by University of Cape Coast, Ghana during 15th - 16th January, 2009.


Awards and Fellowship

  • Bharata Ratna Rajiv Gandhi Gold Medal Award given by the Global Economic Research Association (GEPRA) in 2021.
  • Awarded UGC-Post-Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) by University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi in 2014
  • Awarded Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) by University Grants Commission (UGC) in 2005.
  • Eighth Rank at University Level in M. A. Economics during 1997-99 from S.V. University Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh.