Dr. Arun Kumar Sharma

Professor of Sociology

Senior Research Fellow and Founding Member of DPRN

Dr. A. K. Sharma is Professor of Sociology, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. His areas of interest include evaluation of rural development programmes, demography, situation analysis of HIV/AIDS, and mapping of high risk groups. Dr. Sharma has guided 21 Ph.D. students and about 37 research and consultancy projects for national and international agencies like GTZ, Population Council, Pathfinders International, CMED, UNICEF, NACO, JSK, BSNL, CSIR, ICSSR, Ministry of Rural Development (Government of India), Government of Uttar Pradesh, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, and NGOs like Banwasi Seva Asharam. He has a long fieldwork experience in several States of India. He has published a large number of papers and six books. He is a member of international and national associations like IUSSP, IASP, and ISMMCS.