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Dr. A. K. Singh, India

Head, GFSRD-Global Centre for Rural-Urban Linkages Studies

Dr. A. K. Singh did his M. A. (Special) in Political Science, Lucknow University, Lucknow in 1984, was awarded Ph. D. In Political Science by Lucknow University, Lucknow in 1991. He is working as Assistant Director, Regional Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies, a nodal resource centre of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, Lucknow. He has about 30 years of experience in teaching, research and training in the field of social science, management, and behavioural sciences. He has organised and conducted scores of seminars, workshops and training programmes on contemporary issues at national, regional and state levels. He was Member, Working Group on Child Rights for Twelfth Plan, Planning Commission, Government of India, New Delhi in 2012. Presently Dr. Singh is Editor of Indian Journal of Development Research and Social Action, International Journal of Rural Development and Management Studies, Journal of Asian Business Management, International Journal of Human Development and Information System, and International Journal of Management Research and Technology, being published by Global Research Publications, New Delhi, International Science Press, Gurgaon, and Serials Publications, New Delhi. He has guided several research scholars and students in pursuing of their doctoral and post doctoral research. He has contributed as Consultant and Project Director in various projects and programmes funded by DFID, UNICEF, World Bank, UNDP, UNESCO, UNAIDS and various Ministries and Departments of Central as well State Governments. He is a prolific writer and has to his credit an array of published books, scholarly papers, and reports. He was awarded Gold Medal for Best Research Paper in the national seminar in 1999. He received Outstanding Professional Award by American Biographical Institute, California, USA, in 2001, 500 Leaders of Influence, ABI, USA in 2000, and was felicitated by Bharat Jyoti Award and Certificate of Excellence as well as Rajiv Gandhi National Excellence Award by India International Friendship Society, Best Citizen of India Award by International Publishing House, New Delhi, in 2012, Bhojpuri Samman, 2014, U. P. Ratan Award in 2015 , Outstanding Scientist Award in 2016 and Glory of India Award in 2017. Dr. Singh was felicitated with Life Time Achievement Award by A J. Group of Institutions, Mangalore, Karnataka in 2017 and Dr. S. N. Ghatak Memorial Life Time Achievement Award by Life Foundation and Sahyog Swavlamban Samiti, Lucknow in 2019. He was felicitated by Distinguished Scientist award by VDGOOD Professional Association, Trichy , Tamil Nadu in 2020. Dr. Singh is associated with a number of academic institutions, Corporate Houses, reputed Government and Non-government organizations.