Dr Nupur Tiwary, is currently working as Associate Professor and Head, Centre of Excellence(CoE) for Tribal Affairs at Indian Institute of Public Administration IIPA , New Delhi. Earlier She was also a Faculty member at LNSNAA , Mussoorie , . She has done short stints in other institutions as well She has lectured vastly in India and abroad..
Her current research interests include Tribal Policy and Governance , Tribal Development Administration, Rural Development, Panchayati Raj , Gender issues and Public Policy
She has authored Forty Four research papers/Articles, published in peer reviewed National and International journals. She has authored/ edited Five books and four Monographs and has contributed Chapters in eleven volumes . Two books, authored on PESA and Left wing extremism are forthcoming. She has Published twenty five Reports for Government of India
As head ,Centre of Excellence , Tribal Affairs , She is mentoring 5000 Tribal PhD Scholars under NFST Scheme of M/O Tribal Affairs, Govt of India. For this purpose, she has conducted various programs to improve the quality of research so as to enable the Doctoral scholars to participate in various research and evaluation activities undertaken at Central and State levels. These program also identifies scholars for their entrepreneurial skills and capacity.
She has provided and organized 31 training programs and Workshops to Tribal Research Institutes and Tribal Talent Pool of M/O Tribal Affairs and other Officials in the recent time . Some as follows:- A National Consultation on “ Capacity Building and Strengthening of Tribal Research Institutes on 28 – 29th January, 2020 at Indian Institute of Public Administration; National Tribal Research Conclave: Tribal Research Institutes (TRIs), Centre of Excellence, Research Organizations , 3rd – 4th September, 2020 at Centre of Excellence, Tribal Affairs, IIPA ;National consultation on Tribal Talent Pool on 13th – 14th August, 2020 ; Tribal Scholars and Development Schemes on 4th December 2020 ;Training on Tribal Intellectuals and Inclusion, New 28th & 29th February, 2020 ;Higher Administration and Project Management” for Archites, CPWD from February 18-March 1, 2019 ; Training Programme on 'Training of Trainers (TOT) for the preparation of Standardized training module for Tribal Research Institutes (TRIs)'. February 26-28th, 2019 CoE , MoTA ;Personality Development Training Programme (PDTP)” –for CPWD Officers (February 12-March 9, 2019) ;Two- Week Mandatory Training Course on “Higher Administration & Legal Matters”for EEs (Civil & Electrical), CPWD Programme Coordinator (February7-11, 2019)
She has Forty Four research papers/Articles, published in National and International journals , including Economic and Political Weekly , ,Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation Society of India, The India Economy Review , Manpower Journal , Indian Journal of Public Administration Yojana , Kurukshetra , Inclusion , Governance Now etc on E-Gram Swaraj ,Women in Panchayats’’ Policy of Reservations, Panchayats in Governance ,Rural Development , Integrated Planning and Implementation Poverty Alleviation, Kudumshree, MGNREGA, Watershed Management , Public Delivery system , land acquisition, relief & rehabilitation, Grassroots planning etc
Books / Monograph
She has authored/ edited Five books and four Monographs and has contributed Chapters in eleven volumes . Two books, authored on PESA and Left wing extremism are forthcoming. Some recent Publications are on :-Panchayats as units of Self Government : Issues of Inclusion and Exclusion , Kanishka Publishers ISBN ,978-81-8457-6825 , 2020; Panchayati Raj and Women Empowerment : Dependency vs Autonomy, New Century Publications , ISBN 978-81-7708-428-3, 20 ;Tribal Self Governance ::PESA and its Implementation , Rawat Publication ISBN 978-81-316-07541, MGNREGA and Gender Equity, Kanishka Publishers ISBN ,978-81-8457-6825 , Tribal Development and Inclusive Policy ISBN 93-86682-20-6, Concept Publishers ;Weaponizing Culture : Maoist insurgency and tribal self rule