Amit Kumar Singh is Assistant Professor in Centre for Urban Studies at Indian Institute of Public Administration. He holds Masters in Regional Development and Ph.D in Urban Development. Previously, Amit has worked with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and Lokashraya Foundation.
His research interests are in the area of Urban Studies, Regional Planning & Development, Tribal Development, Gender Equality, Consumer Protection and Consumer Welfare. He has several peer reviewed publications to his credit. National Association Geographers Association, India (NAGI) adjudged him Young Geographer of the Year for his research paper on ‘Impact of Urbanisation on Tribal Development’. He has also been awarded Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) by University Grant Commission (UGC). He has participated in many national/international conferences, workshops and seminars. In the last 2 years, he has done many research projects for the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Department of Personal and Training and other Ministries of GoI.
He is actively involved in training and capacity building programmes and as a trainer he has coordinated training programmes for officers from All India Services, Central Secretariat Service, Defense Service, Municipal Commissioners, State Governments, Institutions, Representatives from Public Sector Units, Executives from Industrial and service sector/ NGOs etc. He is a life member of National Association Geographers Association, India (NAGI) and member of Indian Association for the Study of Population (IASP).
Educational Qualification: M.A. in Regional Development (J.N.U.), M.Phil in Urban Geography (J.N.U), Ph.D. in Urban Development (J.N.U.)