About Prof V Ranganathan



Present:
Adjunct Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
Mentor Faculty, Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur

Education:
Fellow (=PhD.) of Economics, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, (IIM-A), 1977
   - PhD. dissertation: An Application of Cost Benefit Analysis to Rural Electrification
   - Thesis chairman: Prof. C. Rangarajan
   - Member: Prof. J.K. Satia, Prof. Srikanth Sambrani
   - Thesis won the best proposal award

B.Tech in Electronics, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, (IIT-M), 1969



Past:
Reserve Bank of India Chair Professor for Infrastructure
Professor of Economics and Energy at IIM, Bangalore, 1977-2012
Member (Part time) of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
Senior Engineer, NTPC, New Delhi, 1976
S.O (A), Department of Atomic Energy, Mumbai, Summer 1974
Development Engineer, Lucas TVS Ltd., Chennai, 1972-73
Apprentice Engineer, Larsen & Toubro Ltd., Mumbai, 1969-72

Research areas: 
Electricity Reforms and Regulation
Privatization & Regulation
Energy and Environmental Economics
Economics of Climate Change
Large Project Appraisal, Pricing and Public Policy 
Industrial  Organization 

Journals publications in:
Sankhya (B)
Energy Economics
Energy Policy
IIMB Management Review
Vikalpa
Economic and Political Weekly
European Journal of Management
International Journal of Business Research

Assignments:
Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Visiting Professor at University of Pennsylvania
Visiting Professor at Asian Institute of Technology
Erasmus Mundus Scholar at Lund University, Sweden and East European University, Budapest
Resource Person for Electricity in African Energy Planning Research Network (AFREPREN)

Past Board member of Rural Electrification Corporation, New Delhi
Past Board member of Bhoruka Power Ltd., Bangalore
Present Board member of Indraprastha Gas Ltd.,New Delhi

Consultant roles:
  1. UNCTAD (Electricity Planning and Management for Tanzania)
  2. Nepal Administrative Staff College (Commercialization and unbundling of Nepal Electricity Authority),
  3. DANIDA (one of many members) (Environmental Master Plan for Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka)
  4. MECON (Electricity and Environment)
  5. Ministry of Water (Evaluation of National Water Academy)
  6. Ministry of Power (Evaluation of CSMRS and NPTI), Govt. of India
  7. Coir Board
  8. Forest Dept
  9. Govt. of Karnataka (Demand and Supply of Fuelwood in Karnataka)
  10. Planning Department, Govt. of Karnataka (Block level planning for maximizing employment, Kudligi block)
  11. Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of Karnataka (Assessment of nonconventional Energy sources)
  12. Dept. of Industries, GoTN (Study of Tea Cooperative in TN)
  13. Dept. of Rural Development, GoK (Cost Benefit Analysis of Biomass Gasifier based electricity) for BERI
  14. REC (Impact of Rural Electrification in MP and UP; Efficacy and impact of unmetering of electricity for agriculture)
  15. BEML (Corporate Plan- II)

Advisory roles:
Union Public Service Commission (civil services selection)
AICTE (recognition granting)
Member of Government and intergovernmental Committees:
  1. Department of Posts, Modernization
  2. South Asian Forum for Infrastructure Regulators (SAFIR), Steering Committee
  3. Infrastructure Board (Govt. of Uttarakhand)
  4. Central Advisory Committee, CERC
  5. ECON (Consumer council), Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission
  6. Governing Council, NETPEM
  7. Rajadhyaksha Committee subcommittee on Power Planning
  8. Academic Council, Anna University
  9. Advisory Council, NPTI 

Referee roles:
Energy Journal
Energy Policy
Utilities Policy
IIMB Management Review
Energy for Sustainable Development
International Journal for Global Energy Issues
Referee for Sponsored Research Proposals for Global Development Network and The Nuffield Foundation

Editorial roles:
Sankalpa Journal(Utkal Univ.)
Vilakshan (XIMB)

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