Dr. Rajiv Ranjan

Assistant Professor

Alliance School of Liberal Arts

Dr. Rajiv Ranjan holds a Fellow Program in Management in Public Policy from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and B. Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering with Distinction, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin. 

Dr. Rajiv’s research expertise and interests lie in the field of Public Policies related to health and education, sustainable development, and business & society studies. He has several peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations. He has served as reviewer to Journal of Teacher education, International Journal of Emerging Markets, North American Case Research Association (NACRA), IIM World Management Conferences etc. Paper from his thesis titled – “Self-Initiated Teacher Innovations in Rural Government Elementary Schools: Evolution, Impact and Sustainability” has been impactful locally and has been appreciated by researchers from Norway, Sweden, British Educational Research Association (BERA) etc. when they were presented at prestigious peer-review forums like Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM).

  • Parwez, S. & Ranjan, R. (2021). Precarisation of work in the platform economy: a food delivery workers perspective in the Covid19 pandemic. Work Organization, Labour and Globalization. (Forthcoming in July) (SCOPUS-indexed) 
  • Ranjan, R. (2018). Politics of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in Medicine: The Dichotomies. FBR, 7(2), 69-79. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/2319714518789762(SCOPUS-indexed) 
  • Ranjan, R. (2016). Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA): A critical appraisal of its performance since its inception. Indore Management Journal, 8(2), 55-73. Link: https://www.iimidr.ac.in/wp-content/uploads/Vol8-2-MGNR.pdf(38,000+ Reads from across the World on ResearchGate for this paper)
  • Ranjan, R. (2016). India's National Food Security Act (NFSA): Fiscal Assessment and Implementation Challenges. FIIB Business Review, 5(2), 3-12. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/2455265820160201(SCOPUS-indexed) 
  • Ranjan, R. (2016). Does the presence of innovative teachers affect educational outcomes and school quality? Evidence from a natural experiment in India. In ANZAM Conference Proceedings (pp. 1-23). Link: https://www.anzam.org/wp-content/uploads/pdf- manager/2768_ANZAM-2016-118-FILE001.PDF  

Honors, Awards and Fellowships 

  • 2017 “Social Hero” Awardee in Bihar Leadership Festival by International Institutional Organization (IIO). 
  • 2015 “Certificate of Merit” by United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan (UNIC). 
  • 2014 “Scroll of Distinction” by Grey Parrot Publishers, India for the excellent contribution to their non-fiction genre – “Small Big Bang” on diehard entrepreneurship. 
  • 2012-17 Doctoral Fellowship in Public Systems Group ( PSG) awarded by IIM, Ahmedabad. 
  • 2012 Young India Fellowship awarded by IFRE & Teach for India (TFI) fellowship.  
  • 2012 Legislative Assistant to Member of Parliament (LAMP) Fellowship awarded by PRS Legislative Research. 
  • 2011 Certified as a SW-1, Software Engineer by System & Software Engineering Colleges, DELPHI Automotive System Private Limited. 
  • 2010 Selected by Department of Electronics, CUSAT to meet Nobel Laureate Zhores Alferov, inventor of Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor (HBT) during ERUDITE program. 
  • 2010 Selected by Department of Physics, CUSAT to attend an online conference with CERN on the LHC experiment. 

    Projects and Consultancy

    • Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Framework of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) for National Rural Road Development Authority (NRRDA), Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India (GoI) at IIMA. (2017) 
    • Lead a Committee on Setting Up an Incubation Centre under the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) Scheme of NITI Aayog to support Entrepreneurs in AP at MITS, Madanapalle. (2017)
    • English Language Content Development and including key domain and subject wise terminologies for students transitioning from vernacular high school to English curricula for higher education especially for Muslim English Learning Institute (MELI), Afghanistan in collaboration with British Council and International English Language Testing System (IELTS). (2021)

    Invited Presentations 

    • Lecture on “Organizational Entities eliminating inequality through Educational Entrepreneurship” in One-week Online National Faculty Development Program on Essentials of Entrepreneurship organized by Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi and Institution Innovation Council, Ministry of Education, India. 31stMarch 2021. 
    • Panelist for panel discussion on “Classroom practices and Teacher’s innovations. Is NEP an enabler?” organized by Contree, a pro-social institution, Jaipur, India. 5thSeptember 2020. 
    • Lead Speaker in Webinar on “Nurturing Leadership at the Foundational Education Stage in the Post-Covid Era” organized by MBA Department, Kanpur Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. 15th July 2020. 
    • Lecture on “Ayushman Bharat, SDG 2030 and careers in Development Practice” organized by S S Jain Subodh Autonomous P G College, Jaipur, India. 3rdMarch 2020.  
    • Panelist for panel discussion on “Professional Development of Early Childhood Practitioners” in 15thWorld Education Submit organized by elets in partnership with various Indian state’s Ministry of Education, Mumbai, India. 21st November, 2019. 
    • Presenter and Invited Speaker to present research findings of my Ph.D. Thesis titled – “Self-initiated teacher innovations in Government Rural Elementary Schools: Evolution, Impact and Sustainability” in vernacular and colloquial language at State Innovation Fair, Saputara, Gujarat, India. 26thMarch 2017. 

      Book Chapters 

      • Co-Author of non-fiction genre – “Small Big Bang” on diehard entrepreneurship by Grey Parrot Publishers, India published in 2014. 
      • Contributor of the story – “Angel of Love” in book titled “Whispering Bricks” by Fingerprint Publishing in 2021. 

      • Ranjan, R. and Agarwal, S. (2019). Medical Tourism in India: An Arena of Communitarian-Cosmopolitan Politicization. International Conference on Global Health and Medical Tourism, IIM Kozhikode and IIHMR University, Jaipur, India, 7-13 March 2019.
      • Ranjan, R. (2017). Creation of Favourable Institutional Context for reinforcement and sustainability of teacher’s self-initiated innovative behaviour: A case study from Gujarat state. 5th Biennial Indian Academy of Management Conference, IIM Indore, 18-20 December 2017. (selected) 
      • Ranjan, R. and Saket, S. (2017). Privacy Cede for “Totalitarian” or “Open Innovation” society? 5th Pan IIM World Management Conference (WMC), IIML, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, 14-16 December 2017.  
      • Ranjan, R. (2016). Does the presence of innovative teachers affect educational outcomes and school quality? Evidence from a natural experiment in India. In Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference Proceedings (pp. 1-23). Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, 6-9 December 2016.  Link: https://www.anzam.org/wp-content/uploads/pdfmanager/2768_ANZAM-2016-118-FILE001.PDF 
      • Ranjan, R. (2016). Teacher Innovations in Rural Indian Government Schools: Drivers and Consequences for Educational Quality. Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 27 November-1 December 2016. 
      • Milap, A. & Ranjan R. (2016). How School Leadership improves school outcomes? The moderating and mediating effects of teacher motivation and their dissonance experiences. Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2016), University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada, 27-30 June 2016. (selected) 
      • Ranjan R. (2015). Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA): A Critical appraisal of its performance since its inception. 3rd Pan IIM World management Conference (WMC), IIMI, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India, 16-18 December 2015. 
      • Priya S. and Ranjan R. (2015). Technology-aided Learning in Schools: Why it struggles and what can we learn from innovative Indian rural elementary teachers? The Third Asian Conference on Society, Education & Technology (ACSET), Art Centre, Kobe, Japan, October 21-25, 2015. (selected) 
      • Ranjan R. (2015). “Reach him before you teach him”: A theoretical and empirical investigation into the underpinnings of Child-centred Learning. The Seventh Asian Conference on Education (ACE), Art Center, Kobe, Japan, October 21-25, 2015. (selected) 
      • Ranjan R. (2015). Whom does (“not”) the Indian management research serve? Causes and Implications. Third 21st Century Academic Forum Conference, Harvard University, September 20-22, 2015. (selected) 
      • Kumar B. and Ranjan R. (2014).   An Empirical Investigation of ROI on social media Based Political Campaigning: Evidence from an Emerging Economy using Lanchester Model. Presented during MARCON, IIM Calcutta, December 18-20, 2014.