Completed his PhD (Fellow) in Rural Management Institute,Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA). He is Research and Development Professional with 20+ years of experience in Teaching, Research, advocacy and Program Management (multidisciplinary development sector, including policy analysis, developing market linkages, value chain integration, NRM, Climate Change resilience, and adaptation, climate change financing, M&E, Livelihood Improvement, Rural & Community Development) with expertise in devising and implementing policies in coordination with national and international organizations, Governments. and NGOs in India and Africa. Presently he is Senior Consultant for AFC India Ltd (Formerly, Agricultural Finance Corporation Ltd., a wholly owned by NABARD, Commercial Banks & EXIM Bank at DelhiA Deemed Government Organization.
Senior M&E Coordinator (Global) for Better Cotton Initiative, a Geneva-based Sustainability Standard Organisation operating in 24 countries based out of Delhi being Research and Evaluation (from May 2019).
Coordination of Research and Evaluation of sustainable development (Better Cotton Initiative on Biodiversity, Water.He has over 12 International and National publications on his credits ,two Research Notes,five book chapters,six Proceedings of International Conferences and 23 papers presented in International and National Conferences/Seminars/Workshops in India, USA, France, Netherlands, UK.He is a recipient of “Best Achievement Award” by the University of Agricultural Sciences Dharwad, Karnataka, India for Outstanding Work in Seed Production and Research in 2004 for organizing participatory seed production on large scale (Cotton and Groundnut). Recognized as Post Graduate Teacher for guiding MSc/Ph.D students by University General Merit Scholarship holder during under graduation and post-graduation International Water Management Institute, Colombo Fellowship from 2005-10 for pursuing Fellow Programme in Management at IRMA. MEL Community of Practice (CGIAR centers) and Evaluation COP (Independent Evaluation Arrangement, CGIAR, Rome) The community of Policy Practitioners (CoPP), FAO Online community,International Food and Agri-Business Management Association ,(IFAMA), Texas, USA Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, International Society for New Institutional Economics, USA and Institute of Agricultural Technologists, Bangalore (Life Member).He is a recipient of Young Scientist Award-2020 conferred by Eudoxia Research Centre in International Conference on New Frontiers in Engineering, Science, Law, Management, Humanities and Social Sciences 2020 (INFES 2020)- 23 Feb 2020, Gauhati University, Assam, India and Young Scientist Award- 2018 conferred by International Association of Research and Developed Organization (IARDO) on 28 Oct, 2018 at the International Center, Goa, India.