Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Research Centre


Courses offered:
1) M.A. (Hons) in Ambedkar Studies
2) M.A. (Hons) in Development Studies
3) Post Graduate Diploma in Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Thoughts

Admission: Admissions in online mode

Eligibility: Graduation from any discipline from Recognized University

Academic Staff

Dr. Manisha Karne is currently the Director (I/C) Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Research Centre at University of Mumbai. She is working as Director and Professor of Development Economics at Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy (MSEPP), University of Mumbai (A++ University with 3.65 CGPA). She is currently Officiating Associate Dean, Humanities, University of Mumbai. She is also the coordinator of Research Projects funded by Tribal Development Department of Government of Maharashtra at MSEPP. She has completed a research project funded by National Institute of Educational Planning & Administration on “Employment and Employability of Higher Education Graduates in India” in recent past. She is a member of Research and Recognition Committee in the subject of Economics at Mumbai University as well as SNDT Women’s University. She is nominated on the Academic Board and Management Board of MSEPP. Ten research scholars have completed their Ph.D. under her guidance and six scholars are currently pursuing research under her guidance at MSEPP in University of Mumbai. She is Vice President of Indian Health Economics and Policy Association. She specializes in Development Economics, Health Economics and Environmental Economics.

Ms. Rashi Bagga
Qualifications: MA (Economics), SET
Currently pursuing Ph.D. from MSEPP (University of Mumbai)
Designation: Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc)
Contact Number: 9322574801
Email: rashi23.bagga@gmail.com
Area of Interest: Development Economics, Public Economics and Macroeconomics

Visiting Faculties:

  1. Priya Vaidya, Department of Philosophy, University of Mumbai
  2. Sonali Wakharde, Department of Sociology, University of Mumbai
  3. Kailash Landge, Department of Economics, Chetna College
  4. M. T. Joseph, Department of Sociology, University of Mumbai
  5. Lata Pratibha Madhukar, Scholar in Women Studies, Social Activist, Environmentalist
  6. Anjali Masarguppi, Former Faculty, Department of Economics, Wilson College
  7. Narayan Bhosale, Department of History, University of Mumbai
  8. Sumedh Pardhe, Centre for Excellence in Marine Studies, University of Mumbai
  9. Avinash Kolhe, D.G Ruparel College, Mumbai
  10. Tenkale, Department of Philosophy, Sathaye College, Mumbai
  11. Lakshmi Priya, completed Ph.D from MSEPP, University of Mumbai
  12. Asst Prof. Mahesh Narewadkar, MA (Economics) from MSEPP, University of Mumbai, PET
  13. Prof. Pradip Jankar, pursuing Ph.D
  14. Prof. Vikram Mahapure, pursuing Ph.D from Department of Sociology, University of Mumbai


Guest Speakers:

  1. Abhijit Banerjee, Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Nobel laureate in Economics, 2019
  2. Raja Shekhar Vundru, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Haryana State
  3. Y. S. Alone, Department of Visual Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  4. Damodar More, Former Professor, Department of Marathi, Joshi Bedekar College
  5. Ramesh Jadhav, Former Professor, Department of Sociology, New Law College
  6. Shruti Tambe, Professor, Department of Sociology, Savitribai Phule Pune University
  7. Pratima Pardeshi, Department of Political Science, S.B.B. alias Appasaheb Jedhe Arts, Commerce & Science College
  8. Vibhuti Patel, Professor and Former Head, Department of Economics, SNDT Women’s University
  9. Anil Sapkal, Professor and Former Head, Department of Marathi, University of Mumbai
  10. Debora Spini, School of Liberal Studies, New York University, Florence, Italy
  11. Vijay Edlabadkar, Author, Scholar, and Social Activist
  12. Arundhati Subramaniam, Poetess and Sahitya Academy award Winner
  13. Ruth Kuttumuri, London School of Economics
  14. Satish Marathe, Reserve Bank of India
  15. Padma Shri Dr. Ramesh Patange, Former Editor, Weekly Vivek
  16. K.S Ingole, SNDT Women’s University
  17. Bhimrao Bhosale, University of Hyderabad
  18. Magare, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences
  19. Harish Wankhede, JNU, New Delhi
  20. Kanchana Mahadevan, Department of Philosophy, University of Mumbai
  21. Maya Awasthi, Co-CEO and Co-Founder- TWEET Foundation
  22. Aakash Singh Rathore, Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla

Admin Staff

Ms. Sonali Tare
Designation: Junior Clerk

Mr. Pramod Gurav
Designation: Peon cum Hamal