Dr. Nupur Tiwari

Dr. Nupur Tiwari, Associate Professor

Dr. Nupur Tiwari

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)

Ongoing Research

  1. National Tribal Repository Project (July 2020)
  2. TRIFED Van Dhan Evaluation (June 2020)


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


Indian Institute of Public Administration
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Official Email: nupurtiwary@iipa

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