Vijay Shankar Vyas

Prof. Vijay Shankar Vyas* is currently President Emeritus of the Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur, India. In the past has served as Director, IDS and Dean of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Sardar Patel University;Director, Indian Institute of Management [IIM], Ahmedabad; and Senior Advisor in the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of the World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Prof. Vyas has and is serving as Chairman/Member of several Boards, Committees and Commissions at the International, National and State Level.

He holds a Ph. D degree in Economics from the University of Bombay, taught in Bombay University, Sardar Patel University and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He was a Visiting Scholar at the South Asia Centre of the Boston University, U. S. A.

His research interests include Agricultural Policies, Rural Credit, Land Reforms and Panchayati Raj (Local government in villages) Institutions.