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Faculty Profile

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H. S. Shylendra

Primary Areagroup(s):

Social Sciences

Designation:

Professor

Secondary Areagroup(s):

Economics

Current Areas of Interest:

Rural Development, Poverty, Rural Livelihood, Microfinance, Rural Finance, Development Theories, Governance and Development, Local Governance, and Cooperatives

hss@irma.ac.in

(O) 260391/221613

Educational Background
    1. Educational Background: 

    Ph.D. in Economics (1994) from Institute      for Social and Economic Change (ISEC),   Bangalore, thru Bangalore University

    M.A. in Economics (1985), University of  Mysore.                          

    B.A (1983), Maharaja’s College, University of Mysore

     

Persoal Details
    1. Personal Details:

    Professor, Social Science Area,  Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA); Member, Centre for Sustainable Livelihood, and Centre for Rural-Urban Dynamics.  

    Has over 27 years of  experience that combines teaching, training, research & consulting, and academic administration.Areas of Interest: Rural Development, Poverty, Rural Livelihood, Microfinance, Rural Finance,

    Development Theories, Governance & Development, Local Governance, and Cooperatives.

    Currently working on a book Whither Rural? Issues in  Rural Transformation; and pursuing a study on Dynamics of Changing  Livelihoods in Rural Gujarat in the Post-reforms Era.

    Contact: PB No.60, Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), Anand-388001, Gujarat.   

    Email/Phone:   hss@irma.ac.in;    shylen27@gmail.com;        

     02692-221613/221737                                                                                                     

     Languages Known:                        Kannada, Hindi, and English  

     

Academics

Personal Details
    1. Personal Details:

    Professor, Social Science Area,  Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA); Member, Centre for Sustainable Livelihood, and Centre for Rural-Urban Dynamics.  

    Has over 27 years of  experience that combines teaching, training, research & consulting, and academic administration.Areas of Interest: Rural Development, Poverty, Rural Livelihood, Microfinance, Rural Finance,

    Development Theories, Governance & Development, Local Governance, and Cooperatives.

    Currently working on a book Whither Rural? Issues in  Rural Transformation; and pursuing a study on Dynamics of Changing  Livelihoods in Rural Gujarat in the Post-reforms Era.

    Contact: PB No.60, Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), Anand-388001, Gujarat.   

    Email/Phone:   hss@irma.ac.in;    shylen27@gmail.com;        

     02692-221613/221737                                                                                               

     Languages Known:                        Kannada, Hindi, and English  

    1. Educational Background: 

    Ph.D. in Economics (1994) from Institute      for Social and Economic Change (ISEC),   Bangalore, thru Bangalore University.

    M.A. in Economics (1985), University of  Mysore.                               

    B.A (1983), Maharaja’s College, University of Mysore

b) Administrative Responsibilities (Academic and Non-Academic)
  • Member Secretary, Corpus Management Committee of IRMA during 2007-2010.

  • Trustee of IRMA Employees` PF Trust, 1999-2004, again from May 2007 onwards.
  • Convener Committee on Certificate Programme in Development Management (CDM), 2011.
  • Member of Visiting Fellow Committee, IRMA.(2006-08, 2011-12).
  • Convener of the Committee to prepare the Report on Inclusion of Disadvantaged Groups, Institute of Rural Management Anand, 2010.
  • Convener of Committee to Review Consultancy Sharing and Professional Development Scheme of IRMA, 2007-08.
  • Member of Committee on Institutional Structures and Process Review Committee, IRMA, 2006.
  • Member of Committee on Resource Mobilisation, IRMA , 2006.
  • Co-ordinator (1999-2000) of the Fieldwork Segment Term of the Post-Graduate Programme in Rural Management (PRM) having the responsibility for placing and guiding students for their eight-week village stay in different parts of India.
  • Member of Post-Graduate Programme in Rural Management (PRM) Committee for two years (1999 and 2000), IRMA Anand.
Professional Nominations/Membership
    1. Professional  Nominations/ Membership:

    Awarded the Dr. S.R. Sen Prize by Indian Society of Agricultural Economics for Best Book on Agricultural Economics and Rural Development: Diversification and Sustainable Rural Livelihood’ in 2012.

    Member of the Working Group of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India for recommending the strategy and approach for implementation of the provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code  (2018).

    Nominated as an Expert member of Mission Antyodaya, Distract Level Monitoring and Implementation Committee, DRDA, Anand, 2018. 

    Chairman of the Standing Working Group on ‘Role of Local Institutions in the Context of Emerging Governance and Development in Chhatisgarh’, State Planning Commission Chhatisgarh (2016).

    Member of the Expert Committee of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on  Short Term Cooperative Credit Structure (STCCS)(2012).

    Member of the Taskforce on Credit Related Issues of  Farmers, Ministry of Agriculture,  Government of India, 2009. 

    Advisor to the Personality Test Board of  Civil Services (Main) Exam, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), New Delhi, (2013/2007)

    Member of the Advisory Committee of IFC supported Lilavati Project of  SEWA  Bank/SEWA, Ahmedabad(2012).

    Member of the Board of Studies of Faculty of International Agri-Business Management Institute, Anand Agricultural University, Anand for two years (2012).  

    Member of IRMA Board of Governors and Society (2011-2013)

    Member of the Board of School of Management Studies, and member of Board of PG Studies of  Dept. of Rural Management,  Babasaheb Bhimarao Ambedkar Central University,  Lucknow. 

    Member of the Editorial Board of Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics(2020) 

    Jury Member of 5th CSR Impact Awards 2018 (Category-Women Empowerment, Livelihoods) by the NGOBOX, Ahmedabad. (Sept 2018).

    Member, Editorial Board of Journal of Rural Development Review,  TPSIPRD, Raipur, 2016

    Member, Research Programmes Committee of Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, Mumbai (2015).

    Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Rural Management (2006-12)

     Member of Board of Studies in Banking and Finance of MS University, Vadodara,   during 2002-05, and since 2010.

    Member of Board of Studies in Rural Studies VN South Gujarat University, Surat, (2006-08).

    Member of the Advisory Committee of ENABLE (a network of resource organizations), Hyderabad  2009.

    Member of Advisory Body on AMARGAON: Immortalizing Villages, Village: Chandra; Bankura District, (WB)

    Advisor of Students’ Microfinance Initiative (SMI) at IRMA.

    Member Panel of Reviewers of The Microfinance Review, 2009 onwards. 

    Member of on the Board of  Governors of PROGRESS,   NGO based in Banaswara, Rajasthan,  1998-2003, and  during  2008-2010.

    Visiting Faculty,   Department of Banking and Insurance of M.S University Baroda.

    Invited as a lecturer by NADEL of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich during May, 1999 to deliver lectures on Rural Livelihood System in India.

    Life Member of Indian Society of Agricultural Economics (ISAE).

    Life Member of Indian Society of Agricultural Marketing and Member of  Executive Committee.

    Life Member of the Indian Society for Studies in Cooperation (ISSC).

    Member Steering Committee on ‘State of Panchayats Report 2007-08’, Minstry of Panchyati Raj, Government of India.

    Secretary for the Annual Steering Committee Meetings of the Triangular Institutional Co-operation Project between Ethiopia, India, and Norway during 1998-2005.

    Visited Ethiopia  nine   times since 1998 under the Triangular Institutional Co-operation Project between Ethiopia, India, and Norway funded by Development Fund, Norway to carryout research, training and to participate in Steering Committee Meet.

    Sponsored by SIDBI Foundation on Microcredit, Lucknow to attend the Microfinance Training Programme conducted by Naropa University, Boulder, U.S.A. during July 9-27, 2001.

    Secretary for   the Planning   Meeting of the Triangular Institutional Co-operation Project  held at  Oslo, Norway April 18-19, 2002.

    Visited University of Pretoria   in South-Africa to present IRMA’s proposal on Microfinance Chair in the First annual network meeting of the Microfinance in MBA Programme, Pretoria, 2-7 June, 2003.

    Visited Kenya for Africa Network Meet and  made a presentation on the ‘Experience of Indian Partners under the Triangular Co-operation Project’ at  Nairobi, Kenya, October  3-7, 2005. 

     Participated in the Annual Network Meet of MFMI at Rabat, Morocco, 4-6,January, 2006 and made presentation on ‘Students’ Microfinance Projects.’    

     4. Administrative Responsibilities (Academic  and  Non-Academic)

     Acted as Director-In-charge of IRMA on many occasions.  

     Coordinator,  Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM), (2015-18) 

    Convener, Grievance Redressal/Personnel Committee  of IRMA (2017)

    Convener, Review Committee on Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM) which submitted  its report (2017).

    Convener, Social Science Faculty Area  at Institute of Rural Management  2014-16.

    Coordinator of Two Year PG Programme in Rural Management (PGDRM)  2012-14

    Member  of the Faculty Induction and Development Committee, 2012-14

    Member of the Admissions Committee, (2012-14; 2015-18)

    Member  of the Committee to Review the Programme in Rural Management (PGDRM) (2012)

    Convener, Social Science Faculty Area  at Institute of Rural Management since 2009-2012.

    Co-ordinator  of  MFMI Chair in Microfinance, Institute of Rural Management Anand, from   April 2004 to September 2007.

     Convener of Committee on Research, Publications and Seminar (CORPAS) of  Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), during  2005-08 and  2009-2012.

    Member Secretary, Corpus Management  Committee of IRMA during   2007-2010

    Trustee of IRMA Employees’ PF Trust, 1999-2004,  May 2007-2014

    Member of Visiting Fellow Committee, IRMA.(2006-08, 2011-12)

    Convener Committee on Certificate Programme in Development Management (CDM), 2011

     Convener of the Committee to prepare the Report on  Inclusion of Disadvantaged Groups, Institute of Rural Management Anand, 2010.

    Convener of  Committee to Review Consultancy Sharing and Professional Development Scheme of IRMA, 2007-08

    Member of Committee on Institutional Structures and Process Review Committee, IRMA, 2006.

    Member of Committee on Resource Mobilisation, IRMA , 2006.

    Co-ordinator (1999-2000) of  Village Fieldwork Segment  of the Post-Graduate Programme in Rural Management (PRM) placing students for eight-week village stay in different parts of India.

    Member of Post-Graduate Programme in Rural Management (PRM) Committee  for two years (1999 and 2000), IRMA Anand.

     Member of  Committee on Research, Publications and Seminar (CORPAS), IRMA,  2003-05.

    President of IRMA Staff Co-operative Credit & Supply Society since 2009-2014 and during 1996-97.

Courses

  • Rural Finance
  • Micro-Finance
  • Rural Development Interventions
  • Development Theories and Praxis
  • Gender and Development Lab
  • Covid-19 Pandemic: Governance and Management
  • Rural Society, Culture and Polity
  • Rural Development
  • Development Theories
  • Governance and Development
  • Gender and Development

Journal(Article)

  • Shylendra H.S.(2021), "Livelihood Promotion: Can the Collectives of NRLM Really Do It?",International Journal of Rural Management
  • HS,Shylendra(2020) Have Economic Reforms Trumped Democratic Decentralisation? The Experience of Gujarat in India` Economic and Political Weekly 55(14), 44-52,
  • Indranil De, Mukul Kumar and HS,Shylendra (2019), "Work Conditions and Employment for Women: A Case Study of Bhuj City, Kutch", Economic and Political Weekly, 54(21),37-46
  • Shylendra, H.S. (2018) Federating the Self-Help Groups (SHGs) In India: Emerging Conceptual and Policy Challenges, International Journal of Rural Management, 14(2), pp.154-181, October.
  • HS Shylendra (2018) "Promoting Livelihood Through NRLM" Kurukshetra 66(11), pp. 12-16.
  • HS,Shylendra(2018) Land Acquisition: Need for a More Progressive discourse, Discussion Note, Economic and Political Weekly, 53(5)

Journal(Reviews)

  • HS Shylendra (2016), Book Review on Microfinance India: State of the Sector Report 2013, and Microfinance India: The Social Performance Report 2013, Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 71(4), October-December, pp. 508-11.

Journal(Article)

  • Shylendra, HS (2016), "Role and Rationale of Self-Help Group (SHG) Federations: A Critical Assessment", The Microfinance Review, 8(1), pp. 1-17; January-June.
  • Shylendra HS (2015) "Regenerating Forests Through People`s Participation: How Far Has the Joint Forest Management (JFM) Worked?, IIM Kozhikode Society & Management Review 4(2) 152-165
  • `NABARD`s Untenable Step on Primary Agricultural Credit Societies` Economic and Political Weekly, April 12, 2014, 49(15),19-21.
  • Shylendra ,HS (2013) `Microfinance and the Cooperatives in India: Can the Poor Gain from Their Coming Together?` International Journal of Rural Management, October 9(2), 151-81.
  • Shylendra, HS (2012) `Community-Based Enabling Models of Microfinance: Praxis and Lessons from India` Millennial Asia, 3(2).
  • Shylendra, HS (2011) `Rapporteur`s Report: Innovations in Agricultural Credit Market: Rationalisation of Policy Response`, Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 66(3), July-Sept 2011, pp 554-66.
  • Shylendra, HS, et al (2010) `The Role of SHGs as Microfinancial Intermediaries: A Study in Sabarkantha District of Gujarat`, Journal of Rural Development, Vol 29 (4), 399-423.
  • Shylendra, HS and Bhirdikar, K (2009) `Microfinance-Based Disaster Mitigation: A Study of Two Donor-Supported Projects in Kutch, Gujarat,` Journal of Social and Economic Development, Vol 11 (1) 46-67.
  • Shylendra, HS (ed) (2009) New Governance and Development: Challenges for Addressing Poverty and Inequality, New Delhi: Academic Foundation, p.363
  • HS,Shylendra (2002)Environmental Rehabilitation and Livelihood Impact: Emerging Trends from Ethiopia and Gujarat` Economic and Political Weekly, 38(31).(Also published in S Somayaji & G Somayaji (eds.) Environmental Concerns and Sustainable Development: Some Perspectives from India, TERI Press, New Delhi, 2009).
  • HS,Shylendra (2007)"Microfinance Bill: Missing the Forest For The Tress," Economic and Political Weekly,42(27), 2910-14
  • HS,Shylendra (2006)"Some Developmental and Policy Challenges of Microfinance: Theory, Evidence and Implications" Arthavikas: Journal of Economic Development, 42(1), pp. 1-14
  • HS,Shylendra,K Bhirdikar (2005) Good Governance and Povertty Alleviation Programmes:: A Critical Analysis0Of Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana International Journal of Rural Managementt, 1(2)
  • HS,Shylendra (2004)`The SHG-Bank Linkage Programme: An Assessment and Future Strategies` Journal of Rural Development, Vol 23, No.4
  • Uma,Rani and HS,Shylendra (2002)`Occupational Diversification and Rural-Urban Migration: A Review of Evidence and Some issues for Research` Journal of Social and Economic Development, 49 (1)
  • Uma,Rani,HS,Shylendra(2001.2002) 01),"Seasonal Migration and Rural-Urban Interface in Semi-Arid Tropics of Gujarat: Study of a Tribal Village", Journal of Rural Development, 20(2)
  • HS,Shylendra (2001)"Are Earthquake Deaths Overestimated? An Assessment for Kutchh Villages" Economic and Political Weekly, 26 (9)
  • H.S,Shylendra, (1996)"Institutional Reform and Rural Poor: A Study on the Distributional Performance of a Regional Rural Bank", Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 51(3)

Article in reputed national newspaper and EPW

  • HS Shylendra (2020), Making IBC work for individuals too, The Hindu Business Line, February 7

Books Authored

  • HS Shylendra (2013) Handbook on Land Rights of Farmers (Assam, Meghalaya, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Gujarat submitted to SEWA, January.
  • HS Shylendra (2012) Handbook on Development Schemes for Farmers (Assam, Meghalaya, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Gujarat) to SEWA, November.

Chapters in Edited Books

  • HS Shylendra (2020) `Microfinance` Rukmini B Nair and Peter R deSouza (Ed.) Keywords for India: A Conceptual Lexicon for the 21st Century, Bloomsbury; London
  • HS Shylendra (2020), "Centrality Panchayats in Rural Development Programmes: Rhetoric or a Reality?", Gayathri K et al(Ed.) Decentralized Governance and Planning India, New Delhi: Studium Press Ltd. 2020
  • HS Shylendra (2016), `Joint Forest Management: An Assessment` in C. Ramasamy and K.R. Ashok (Eds.) Vicissitudes of Agriculture in the Fast Growing Indian Economy: Challenges, Strategies and the Way Forward, New Delhi: Academic Foundation
  • HS Shylendra (2015), "Strengthening Links of National Service Scheme for Community Development" in L.Kma (ed) Role of National Service Scheme in Nation Building: Scope and Challenges, Excel India Publishers: New Delhi, pp 7-25.

Book Review published in print digital media other than journals

  • HS. Shylendra (2018), Book Review on Changing Contours of Microfinance in India, 2016. International Journal of Rural Management, 14(1), 80-83, 2018.

Workshop

National
  • HS Shylendra Presented paper on Governance and an Enabling Environment for Women`s Cooperatives at the National Women`s Cooperatives Workshop, organized by Gujarat SEWA Federation of Coops, ICA and ILO (Ahmedabad); August 8-9, 2019.
  • H.S. Shylendra presented paper on "RurBan: Some Reflections on the Concept and Scheme" at workshop on Interrogating Rural-Urban Transitions: Dominant and Alternative Conceptualizations at IRMA; August 27-28, 2014.
  • Paresh J. Bhatt, MV Durga Prasad and HS Shylendra presented paper on "Challenges of Promoting Organised Dairying in Assam: Insights from a Need Assessment Study` at a workshop on Dairy Development and Sustainability in the context of Globalization at IRMA; August 1, 2014.
  • HS Shylendra presented a paper on Rural and Rural Transformation in the Emerging Context: Some Conceptual and Policy Issues at the IDRC-TTI Workshop on Rural-urban Linkage at IRMA; August 21-22, 2012.

Seminars

  • HS Shylendra Presented paper on Understanding Rural-Urban Linkages and Dynamics at the National Seminar on Economic Development across Sectors: Sustainable Urban Development, Urban Planning & Public Policy, at MK Bhavnagar University (Bhavnagar); December 19-21, 2019.
  • HS Shylendra Presented TASS seminar on "The Quagmire of District Planning Committees (DPCs): Issues and Way Forward" at IRMA; December 8, 2016
  • HS Shylendra Presented paper on "Democratic decentralisation in a reform driven and growth oriented economy: The experience of Gujarat in India" at the International Seminar on State Politics and Development in India held at ISEC Bangalore; December 27-28, 2016.
  • H S Shylendra presented paper on "Strengthening Linkages between National Service Scheme (NSS) and Community Development" at a national seminar on the Role of NSS in Nation Building: Scope and Challenges organized at North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong; 5-6 March 2015.
  • HS Shyendra (2014) "Suppressing Dissent of NGOs in India`", Exploring Development, September 25, http://expldev.wordpress. com/ 2014/09/25/suppressing-dissent-of-ngos-in-india-h-s-shylendra/.

Conference

  • HS Shylendra Presented paper on Rural enterprise for livelihood and addressing challenges at the National Conference on Rural Management Education: Developing Young Professionals in Hyderabad under the auspices of MGNCRE; July 20-21, 2019.
  • HS Shylendra Presented paper on Livelihood Promotion through Collectives: Can CBOs of NRLM Really Do It? at International SAC Conference on Family Farmers Cooperatives to End Hunger and Poverty through Integrated Farming in South Asia, NDDB (Anand); June 22-25, 2019
  • De, Indranil, Mukul Kumar and H. S. Shylendra presented paper on "Work Conditions in Traditional and Emerging Employment for Women: A Case Study of Bhuj City of Kutch, India". The Indian Society of Labour Economics, 60th Annual Conference 19-21 December 2018, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, India
  • HS Shylendra Presented paper on "Capacity Building of District Planning Committees (DPCs)" at the National Conclave on the Role of State Planning Organisations, Naya Raipur, Chattisgarh ; November 22, 2016
  • Presented paper on "Grassroots planning and budgeting for employment guarantee: Case of MGNREGA" at BRICS Conference on Participatory Local Budgeting, Kochi, Kerala; November 3-5, 2016.
  • HS Shylendra presented a paper on Dairying as an Instrument of Inclusive Rural Development at the 41st Dairy Industry Conference of IDA at Mumbai; 14-16 March, 2013.

Working Papers

  • WP#335
    Towards Proletarianisation: Longitudinal Study of a Bhil Adivasi Village in Gujarat
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra
    Apr-2022
  • WP#332
    State v/s Peasants: Farm Laws, Farmers` Agitation, and the Agrarian Crisis
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra
    Jan-2022
  • WP#326
    Governance of Covid-19 Pandemic: Some Reflections with reference to Rural India
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra
    Aug-2021
  • WP#288
    Have Economic Reforms Trumped Democratic Decentralisation?:The Experience of Gujarat in India
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra
    Jan-2019
  • WP#286
    Federating the Self-Help Groups (SHGs) in India: Emerging Conceptual and Policy Challenges
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra
    Feb-2018
  • WP#267
    REGENERATING FORESTS THROUGH PEOPLE?S PARTICIPATION: HOW FAR HAS THE JOINT FOREST MANAGEMENT (JFM) WORKED?
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra
    Jan-2015
  • WP#236
    Microfinance and the Cooperatives: Can the Poor Gain From their Coming Together?
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra
    Dec-2012
  • WP#233
    Community-Based Enabling Models Of Microfinance: Praxis And Lessons
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra
    Jul-2012
  • WP#224
    The New Methods of Poverty Assessment and Reduction: The Muddle and the Trap of Neoliberalism
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra
    Dec-2010
  • WP#219
    Role Of Panchayats In The Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSSs): Issues And Evidence
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra, S.S. Rajput
    May-2010
  • WP#211
    The Role of Self-help Groups (SHGs) as Microfinancial Intermediaries: A Study in Sabarkantha District of Gujarat (India)
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra, Samapti Guha, Veerashekharappa
    Mar-2009
  • WP#206
    Delivering Rural Development Programmes: Can Panchayats Make a Difference?
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra
    Apr-2008
  • WP#201
    Microfinance-Based Disaster Mitigation: A Study of the Design and Implementation of two Projects in Earthquake-Affected Kutch District of Gujarat (India)
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra, Kishore Bhirdikar
    Jul-2007
  • WP#200
    `Missing the Forest for the Trees`: An Assessment of the Microfinancial Sector (Development and Regulation) Bill, 2007
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra
    Jun-2007
  • WP#192
    Mainstreaming Microfinance For Poverty Alleviation: Need For A Proactive Policy And Legal Framework
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra
    Dec-2005
  • WP#190
    `Good Governance` and Poverty Alleviation Programmes: A Critical Analysis of Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra, Kishore Bhirdikar
    Jul-2005
  • WP#184
    Taking Forward the Self-Help Groups of an NGO on the Path of Microfinance: Some Possible Strategies for SWDF
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra, Harmeet Saini
    Jul-2004
  • WP#182
    The Emerging Governance Paradigm And Its Implicatios For Poverty Alleviation And Equity
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra
    Mar-2004
  • WP#172
    Professionalising Farmers` Co-operatives through Training: The Experience of IRMA
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra
    Jan-2003
  • WP#170
    The SHG-Bank Linkage Programme: An Assessment and Future Strategies
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra
    Oct-2002
  • WP#165
    Regulation of Urban Co-operative Banks: An Overview and Assessment
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra
    Feb-2002
  • WP#161
    Environmental Rehabilitation and Livelihood Impact: Some Emerging Trends and Concern from Tigray (Ethiopia) and Gujarat (India)
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra
    Oct-2001
  • WP#138
    Occupational Diversification and Rural-Urban Migration in India: A Review of Evidence and Issues for Research
    Author(s): Umarani , H. S. Shylendra
    Feb-2000
  • WP#136
    Human Development through `Micro Trickle-down`: Case of a Development Intervention in a Backward Village of Gujarat by SWDF
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra, Uma Rani, Mukesh R Patel
    Jan-2000
  • WP#121
    Promoting Women`s Self-Help Groups: Lessons from An Action Research Project of IRMA
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra
    Aug-1998
  • WP#71
    Institutional Reform and Rural Poor: The Case of Regional Rural Banks
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra
    Nov-1994
  • WP#70
    Lender Vitality and Lender Behaviour: A Case Study of a Regional Rural Bank
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra
    Oct-1994
  • WP#69
    The Impact of the Loan-Waiver Scheme on the Recent Performance Of Credit Co-Operatives in Karnataka
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra, Katar Singh
    Oct-1994

Research Papers

  • RP#16
    Micro-Finance and Selp-Help Groups (SHGs): A Study of the Experience of two leading NGOs, SEWA and AKRSP in Gujarat (India)
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra
    Feb-1999

Workshop Reports

  • WR#25
    Strengthening Panchayati Raj Institutions: Issues Before the Gujarat Third State Finance Commission
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra
    Jan-2013
  • WR#23
    Issues Before the Finance Commission: Empowering The Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) [December 22-23,2008]
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra, S. S.Rajput
    Jul-2009
  • WR#21
    Managerial and Operational Problems of Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) in India [March 29-31, 2005]
    Author(s): H. S. Shylendra, Kishore Bhirdikar, Samapti Guha
    Jul-2006

MDP-Coordinated

  • Entrepreneurial Development with a Focus on Public Procurement for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Entrepreneurs, (March 25 - 30, 2019)
  • Faculty Development Programme on Rural Management for National Council of Rural Institutes, (May 6 - 12, 2018)
  • FDP on Action Research for Livelihood Promotion for ILRT, (August 4 - 6, 2015)
  • Issues Before the Finance Commission: Empowering the Panchayati Raj Institutions, (December 22 - 23, 2008)
  • Training on Productive Safety Net, (October 13 - 20, 2008)
  • Microfinance Management, (October 29 - November 2, 2007)
  • Workshop on Attracting, Retaining and Developing Human Resources: Challenges and Practices of MFIs in India, (November 13 - 14, 2006)
  • MDP on Microfinance Mangement, (November 6 - 10, 2006)
  • Training on Development Management for REST, Ethiopia, (October 11 - 22, 2005)
  • Microfinance Management, (September 26 - October 1, 2005)
  • Addressing Managerial and Operational Problems of Micro-Finance Institutions, (March 29 - 31, 2005)
  • Micro-Finance Management, (September 20 - 24, 2004)
  • Training on Cooperatives and Agricultural Marketing, (July 5 - 16, 2004)
  • Micro-Finance: An Appreciation for the Begineers, (August 18 - 20, 2003)
  • Developing Cases in Micro-Finance, (May 27 - 30, 2002)

MDP-Instructed

  • Managing Co-operatives for Effectiveness for The Andhra Pradesh State Co-operative Bank Limited, (September 27 - 30, 2021)
  • Faculty Development Programme on Contemporary Management of Public Systems, (May 30 - June 3, 2019)
  • Management Development Programme for Mid-Level Officers of Kudumbashree, (January 28 - February 1, 2019)
  • Management Development Programme for Mid-Level Officers of Kudumbashree, (July 2 - 6, 2018)
  • Management Development Programme for Mid-Level Officers of Kudumbashree, (May 1 - 5, 2018)
  • Immersion Programme on Managing Collectives, (March 20 - 29, 2018)
  • General Management and Leadership Programme (GMP), (February 26 - March 10, 2018)
  • International Management Appreciation Programme for Voluntary Agencies (VOLAG-MAP), (October 5 - 23, 2015)
  • General Management Programme (GMP), (January 19 - February 7, 2015)
  • Rural Livelihoods and Poverty Alleviation, (January 20 - 24, 2014)
  • General Management Programme, (January 6 - 25, 2014)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Development, (March 18 - 20, 2013)
  • General Management Programme, (February 25 - March 16, 2013)
  • Sustainable Livelihoods and Integrated Watershed Management, (February 8 - 15, 2013)
  • Rural Livelihoods and Poverty Alleviation, (January 16 - 19, 2013)
  • 21st International Management Appreciation Programme for Voluntary Agencies, (November 19 - December 14, 2012)
  • Rural Livelihoods and Poverty Alleviation, (March 19 - 22, 2012)
  • 20th International Management Appreciation Programme for Voluntary Agencies (VOLAG-MAP), (November 14 - December 9, 2011)
  • Assessment of Poverty and Livelihoods for Rural Communities for the Officers of the Government of Yemen, (April 7 - 27, 2011)
  • Nineteenth International Management Appreciation Programme for Voluntary Agencies (VOLAG-MAP 2010), (November 15 - December 10, 2010)
  • Development Planning - Approaches and Tools for District Development Managers of NABARD, (October 25 - 29, 2010)
  • Finance and Accounting for Microfinance Institutions, (August 17 - 20, 2010)
  • Management Appreciation Programme for Voluntary Agencies (VOLAG-MAP), (November 16 - December 11, 2009)
  • Rural Livelihoods and Poverty Alleviation, (September 22 - 25, 2009)
  • Removing Poverty: Constraints, Opportunities and Strategies, (June 24 - 27, 2009)
  • Management Appreciation Programme for Voluntary Agencies (VOLAG-MAP 2008), (November 17 - December 12, 2008)
  • Finance and Accounting for Microfinance Institutions, (November 10 - 13, 2008)

Research and Consulting

Completed
  • Cases in Micro-Finance (Member)
  • Impact of SSNNL Canal introduction in the arid, semi-arid and drought prone areas on socio economic environment (Member)
  • Time & Work Study of Gram Panchayats-A pilot study (Member)
  • Independent Assessment of Design, Strategies and Impact of DAY-NRLM (Member)
  • RAJIMA -(SEWA) (Coordinator)
  • Prep of Draft Report for the Third State Fin Comm (Coordinator)
  • Conducting Seminar on"Strengthening Panchayati Raj (Coordinator)
  • Govt Schemes&Land Rights of Small&Marginal Farmers (Coordinator)
  • Fiscal Devolution to Panchayats (Member)
  • Consultancy to UPSC,New Delhi (Member)
  • Status & Strategy Paper on MF for SBI (Member)
  • Evaluation of CARE Project (Member)
  • Micro Finance - Publication-SIDBI (Coordinator)
  • Federating the Self-Help Groups of SWDF: An Assessment and Future Strategies (Member)
  • Triangular Institutional Co-operation Between Ethiopia, Norway and India: Fostering South-South Links in the Management of Natural Resources in Semi-Arid Areas (Member)
  • Micro-Finance and Self-Help Groups ? A Study of the Experience to Two Leading NGOs, SEWA and AKRSP in Gujarat (India) (Member)
  • Rural Livelihood Systems and Sustainable Resource Management in Semi-Arid Areas in India (Phase-II) (Member)
  • Evaluation Of DDM?S Offices Of [1]NABARD (Member)
  • Model Village Project - Bidaj (Member)
  • Farm Loan-Waivers And The Credit System: An Impact Study Of The Agricultural And Rural Debt Relief Scheme, 1990 (Member)

Faculty Recognition

  • Nominated as member of Editorial Board of the Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics (2020) [2020]
  • As member of the Working Group on Individual Insolvency of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI), New Delhi, contributed to the preparation of `Report of the Working Group on Individual Insolvency: Implementation of the Fresh Start Process`; February 2020 [2020]
  • Invited as expert for reviewing research proposals for the University of Hyderabad, 2020 [2020]
  • Invited as examiner for evaluation of two Ph.D. theses by the Department of Economics, Bharathidasan University; Thiruchirappalli (2019) [2019]
  • Invited as expert to make presentation on `Rethinking Undergraduate Agricultural Education` at the 44th Vice Chancellors Annual Convention of Indian Agricultural Universities Association at IGKV, Raipur; December 12-13, 2019 [2019]
  • As an invited expert, made a presentation on "Rethinking Undergraduate Agricultural Education" at the 44th Vice Chancellors Annual Convention of IAUA in IGKV (Raipur); December 12-13, 2019. [2019]
  • Nominated as member of Working Group by the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India which submitted its First Report on strategy and approach for implementation of the provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 in respect of Guarantors, Partnership Firms and Other Individuals (2018) [2018]
  • Nominated as Expert member of Mission Antyodaya, District Level Monitoring and Implementation Committee, DRDA, Anand, 2018 [2018]
  • Delivered keynote address on `SHG Movement in Gujarat` in the Workshop on Self Help Group Movement for the Controlling Heads of Microfinance, organized by NABARD Ahmedabad; December 18, 2018 [2018]
  • Nominated as Jury Member of 5th CSR Impact Awards 2018 (September 2018) (Category-Women Empowerment, Livelihoods) by the NGOBOX, Ahmedabad [2018]
  • Member of selection panel of Indian Society Agricultural Economics for reviewing six books for S.R Sen Prize Award in Agricultural Economics, 2017-18. [2018]
  • Member of the Working Group of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India for recommending the strategy and approach for implementation of the provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (2018) [2018]
  • Presentation on "Livelihood Promotion Can CBOs of NRLM Do it?" at National Consultation on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1: End Poverty in All its Forms Everywhere; NITI Ayog, New Delhi; March 14, 2018 [2018]
  • Member, Editorial Board of Journal of Rural Development Review, TPSIPRD, Raipur [2017]
  • Expert member of the Board of Studies in Banking and Insurance of Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda for a period of three years (2014-17). [2017]
  • Invited for making contributions to microfinance for India Keywords Project; October 2017. [2017]
  • Invited as expert by Chhattisgarh State Planning Commission for reviewing report on "A Decade of Development and Transformation in Rural Chhattisgarh: Insights from Bastar"; September 2017 [2017]
  • Chair, Standing Working Group which submitted its report on "The Role of Local Institutions in the Context of Emerging Governance and Development" to the Task Force on Agriculture of the Chhattisgarh State Planning Commission, Raipur; July 2017 [2017]
  • Member of Expert Committee for designing and drafting course content of Postgraduate Program of Karnataka State Rural Development and Panchayat Raj University, Gadag; July 7, 2017. [2017]
  • Expert member of the Board of Studies in Banking and Insurance of Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda for three years (2014-17). [2017]
  • Member Research Programme Committee of Indian Society of Agricultual Economics, Mumbai (2016-17) [2017]
  • Participated at workshop on "Development of Curriculum for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses of Rural Studies" at Visva Bharati, Sriniketan, West Bengal; March 30-April 1, 2017. [2017]
  • Member of the Board of Studies of Faculty of International Agri-Business Management Institute, Anand Agricultural University, Anand for two years . [2017]
  • Member of Editorial Board of Journal of Rural Development Review, TPSIPRD, Raipur; 2016. [2016]
  • Member of Advisory Committee of IFC supported Lilavati Project of SEWA Bank/SEWA, Ahmedabad. [2016]
  • Chaired workshop of Standing Working Group on `Role of Local Institutions in the Context of Emerging Governance and Development in Chhattisgarh` organized by State Planning Commission Chhattisgarh (2016) at Raipur; November 9-10,2016. [2016]
  • Attended as Chairman meeting of the Standing Working Group on "Role of Local Institutions in the Context of Emerging Governance and Development ", Raipur (Chhattisgarh); June 3-4, 2016. [2016]
  • Nominated external examiner for Ph D thesis of Faculty of Management Symbiosis International University, Pune; December, 2015 [2015]
  • Participated at the 75th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Agricultural Economics held at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana; November 19-21, 2015. [2015]
  • Conducted seminar on "How Relevant are the Federations of Self-Help Group (SHGs): A Critical Assessment" at Institute of Rural Management, Anand; November 4, 2015 [2015]
  • Conducted Naranpur Express simulation game at KGVK, Rukka, Ranchi (Jharkhand), during a "Train the Trainers" programme organized by the Society for Promotion of Wastelands Development (SPWD) for the "Green Colleges" incubated by the National Skills Foundation of India (NSFI); October 26, 2015. [2015]
  • Attended the first meeting of the Task Force for Poverty Elimination, Government of Chhattisgarh at Raipur as an IRMA representative; August 1, 2015 [2015]
  • Participated in first meeting of Agricultural Task force of State Planning Commission, Chattisgarh; July 31, 2015. [2015]
  • Attended a meeting of the Board of Studies in Economics, MS University of Baroda, as a Member; July 24, 2015. [2015]
  • Participated as external examiner in viva voce exam of Ph.D thesis at SJSOM, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB), Mumbai; July 14, 2015. [2015]
  • Attended meeting of Technical Advisory Group for the Biodiversity Finance Initiative in India at Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, New Delhi; July 13, 2015. [2015]
  • Nominated member to the Board of Studies for the Faculty of International Agri-Business Management Institute, Anand Agricultural University, Anand (2013-15). [2015]
  • Nominated expert member of the Board of Studies in Banking and Insurance of MS University, Vadodara for three years (2014-2017). [2015]
  • Chaired panel discussion on `Livelihood Related Issues` at workshop on `NGO-Academia Partnership in Development and Learning` at Navrachana University, Vadodara, September 20, 2014. [2014]
  • Invited as expert panel member for evaluation of ideas of employees related to Sectoral Analysis and Studies` group of NDDB (Anand); August 11, 2014. [2014]
  • Coordinated workshop on "Dairy Development and Sustainability in the context of Globalization" organized by Centre for Sustainable Livelihood (CSL),IRMA; August 1, 2014. [2014]
  • Participated in three quarterly meetings of the Advisory Committee of IFC supported Lilavati Project of SEWA, Bank/SEWA, Ahmedabad; 2013-14 [2014]
  • Nominated as member of the Research Programmes Committee of Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, Mumbai; December 2013. [2013]
  • Nominated member to the Committee of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Central University, Lucknow, to assess APIs for selection of Associate Professors/Professors; September 29, 2013. [2013]
  • Participated in "Gramoday- a Workshop on Intergral and Inclusive Education" at Sri Aurobindo Society; July 29-30, 2013 [2013]
  • Delivered talk on "In Pursuit of Excellence in Research" at Amrita School of Business; July 5, 2013 [2013]
  • Invited as visiting faculty by the Department of Banking and Insurance, MS University, Baroda; April, May, and June 2013 [2013]
  • Invited as visiting faculty by the Department of Banking and Insurance of MS University Baroda to teach a paper on Micro Finance and Banking, May 2013 [2013]
  • Participated at the Advisory Committee meeting of IFC-supported Lilavati Project of SEWA Bank, Ahmedabad; April 27, 2013 [2013]
  • Advisor to the Personality Test Board of Civil Services (Main) Exam of 2012, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), New Delhi; March 2013. [2013]
  • HS Shylendra (2013) Report of the Expert Committee to Examine Three Tier Short-Term Cooperative Credit Structure (STCCS), Reserve Bank of India (RBI): Mumbai, January [2013]
  • Invited as advisor to the Personality Test Board of Civil Services (Main) Exam 2012, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), New Delhi, March 2013 [2013]
  • Made a presentation on `Rural Local Governance and Drinking Water: A Study of the Role of Panchayats` at the NIE-sponsored National workshop on Water Science & Policy for Sustainable Development at Raipur, Chattisgarh; 22-23 March, 2013. [2013]
  • Made a presentation on "Enhancing Profitability of Cooperative Banks" at a workshop organized by the Gujarat State Cooperative Bank, Ahmedabad; January 7, 2013. [2013]
  • HS Shylendra participated in a workshop on "Assessing Impacts of Bandhan`s Microcredit and Related Development Interventions and the Policy Implications thereof ": at IIM, Ahmedabad; January 5, 2013. [2013]
  • Member of the Expert Committee of RBI on Short Term Cooperative Credit Structure (STCCS). [2012]
  • Invited as visiting faculty by the Department of Banking and Insurance, MS University of Baroda, to teach a paper on Micro Finance and Banking for a post graduate diploma course in Banking and Insurance. [2012]
  • Member of the Board of Studies at the Faculty on International Agri-Business Management Institute, Anand. [2012]
  • Nominated external examiner for the evaluation of PhD theses in Economics by University of Mysore, Mysore [2012]
  • Awarded the Dr. SR Sen Prize by the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, for Best Book on Agricultural Economics and Rural development for the work, "Diversification and Sustainable Rural Livelihood"; Concept Publications, 2012 [2012]
  • Member of the advisory committee of IFC-supported Lilavati project of SEWA Bank, Ahmedabad. [2012]
  • HS Shylendra made a presentation on "Creating a Fiscal Domain for PRIs: Some Issues" at a one-day seminar on Strengthening Panchayati Raj Institutions in Gujarat: Issues before the Third State Finance Commission at the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA); July 21, 2012. [2012]