Dr. Bhalchandra Mungekar

Dr. Bhalchandra Mungekar

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Dr. Bhalchandra Mungekar is 74 years old elected from as Rajyasabha member. He is a member of .

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President, Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Social and Economic Change, 1995-2008
Founder President, (i) Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Social and Economic Change and (ii) Yashodhara Cooperative Credit Society Ltd.
Founder Vice-Chairman, Parivartan Cooperative Bank Ltd.
Vice- Chancellor, University of Mumbai, May 2000-July 2004
President and Chairman, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla since September 2005
served in the Reserve Bank of India, 1965-74 and resigned in 1974 as Economic Assistant
was awarded three year UGC fellowship for doing Ph.D. in Economics, however, chose to become Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Mumbai in 1984
Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics, 1989
Professor, Industrial Economics, 1998
was invited by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences for carrying out a comparative study of the Indian and Chinese Agricultural Price Policies in 1996
as a Member of the Planning Commission, Government of India, suggested several new policies and programmes in the areas of Education, Social Justice and Empowerment, Tribal Affairs, Labour and Employment, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports, which subsequently became a part of the 11th Five-Year Plan
Reports submitted as Member, Planning Commission on (i) Intersectoral Issues relating to the Tribal Development (including the drafting of the Tribal Forests Rights Act) (three reports)
(ii) Minority Concentration Districts and Implications of Geographical Distribution of Minorities in Towns and Cities (two reports), (iii) Financing Higher and Technical Education and (iv) Review of National and State Eligibility Tests (two reports)
participated in several national and international seminars and conferences, and contributed papers
has delivered more than 150 public lectures in different parts of the country on topics such as democracy, secularism, caste system and untouchability, gender equality, development and justice, education, globalization, trade unions, etc.
Convenor, Sub-Group on International Seminar on Buddhism and the 21st Century organised by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, to commemorate the 2550th Anniversary of Tathagat Buddha, 4-6 Febraury 2006
Father's NameShri Laxman Gopal Mungekar
Mother's NameShrimati Shewanti Laxman Mungekar
AssetsMore than 2 Crore(s)
EducationB.A.(Hons.) in Economics, M.A.(Economics) Ph.D. Educated at University of Mumbai
Permanent Address901, Carnation, Dosti Acre Complex, Wadala (East), Mumbai - 400037
Telephone : {022} 24170044, Mobile: 09819231946, 09869011946
Communication Address201, Brahmaputra, Dr. B. D. Marg, New Delhi - 110001
Telephone : 23708288, Mobile : 9013181946
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Books (in English): (i) The Political Economy of Terms of Trade, 1992
(ii) Buddhism and the Contemporary World : An Ambedkarian Perspective, 2006 and (iii) Dr. Ambedkar's Approach to Buddhism, 2010
in Marathi: (i) Indhan (Fuel), a collection of fifty newspaper column articles., 1998 and (ii) Me Asa Ghadalo (The Story of My Life), 2008, nominated as Modern Indian Classic by the Sahitya Academy and is being translated into several languages
(i) Indian Economy in the New Millenium (with Nachane and Rao), 2001, (ii) The Economy of Maharashtra : Changing Structure and Emerging Issues, 2003 and (iii) Buddhism and the 21st Century, 2009
Monographs: (i) A Blueprint of Maharashtra's Agricultural Development (with Mahendra Dev), 1996, (ii) Dr. Ambedkar's Quest For Democratic Socialism, 1999, (iii) The Political Economy of India's Economic Development since Independence (in Marathi), 2000, (iv) The Political Economy of Globalisation (in Marathi), 2001 and (v) India's Economic Reforms and the Dalits : An Ambedkarian Perspective, 2003

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