Prof. T. Kumar

Associate Professor, Rural Management
Fellow(IRMA), B.E(Electronics & Communication), NIT,Trichy
School: Xavier School of Rural Management (XSRM)
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Teaching Interests

"Management Information Systems (MIS)", "ICT, Innovations & E-Governance for Development (IID)", Sociology

Research Interests

“Information & Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D?)”, Governance & Public Policy Innovations for Development

Administrative Responsibilities

Member of Admissions Committee, Coordinator of First International Conference on Rural Management (ICRM)-2017

Member in Editorial Board

Member in editorial board of International Journal of Development & Social Research (IJDSR)

Research & Publications


2017, JOURNAL: E-Governance and Decentralisation - Study of an Indian District, National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR), India,Link

2017, JOURNAL: Does E-Governance Influence Decentralization?, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, India

2017, JOURNAL: Social Business Using ICTs - Case of EKutir, Xavier Institute of Social Service(XISS), Ranchi, India

#Book Chapter

2017, Chapter: 7th Annual International Conference on Political Science, Sociology and International Relations (PSSIR 2017), GSTF, Singapore

2009, Chapter: Critical Thinking in E-Governance, Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management (GIFT) Publishers, New Delhi

2007, Chapter: Bridging Digital Divide, McMillan India, Advanced Research Series

2007, Chapter: Adopting E-Governance, GIFT Publishing, Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management, New Delhi

#Working Paper

2012, WorkingPaper: Last Mile Service Delivery at the Rural Grassroots through e-Governance - Institutional Options Ahead, KIIT School of Rural Management(KSRM), KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India


2019, Conference-Attended: Annual Conference of New York State Political Science Association (NYSPSA) - 2019, Venue: Wagner College, Staten Island, New York, USA

2018, Conference-Attended: Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy(ACERP), Japan, Venue: Kobe Art Center

2017, Conference-Attended: 7th Annual International Conference on Political Science, Sociology & International Relations (PSSIR-2017), Singapore, Venue: Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore

2017, Conference-Attended: 3rd International Conference on Social Media, Venue: Xavier University, Bhubaneswar, India

2017, Conference-Attended: 3rd International Conference on Social Media, Venue: Xavier University, Bhubaneswar, India

2017, Conference-Conducted: First International Conference on Rural Management(ICRM), Venue: Xavier University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

2007, Seminars-Talks: Research and Training Seminar (RTS), XIMB, Venue: XIMB


2017, Training-Attended: Revamping the Post Graduate Program in Rural Development Management, Venue: NIRDPR

2014, FDP-Attended: Discourse Analysis, Venue: XIMB Campus

2013, FDP-Attended: General Faculty Development, Venue: KIIT University, Bhubaneswar

Projects / Consultancy

2018, Initiatives for Women’s Empowerment around Paradip Refinery, Odisha, Client: Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), Status: Completed

2014, Impact Assessment of the Project Extending Solar Lighting to 30 Villages of Koraput and Mayurbhanj Districts in Odisha, Client: Rural Electrification Corporation(REC) & The Energy and Resources Institute(TERI), Status: Completed

2013, Impact assessment of CAL (Computer Aided Learning) project under SSA (Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan) in primary schools of Odisha situated across 12 districts, Client: OPEPA (Odisha Primary Education Program Authority), Status: Completed

Work Experience

1. Assistant Professor, Xavier School of Rural Management(XSRM) - From 2/6/2014 till date

2. Assistant Professor, KIIT School of Rural Management, (KSRM), KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar - From 2/6/2010 till 30/5/2014

3. Project Researcher, IRMA, Gujarat - From 1/2/10 till 31/5/10

4. Project Research Associate, IRMA, Gujarat - From 1/1/08 to 31/3/08

5. Analyst Programmer, Ramco Systems Ltd, Chennai - From 1/6/1998 to 10/3/2003