Director, Centre for New Initiatives and Research

Professor (Dr.) Binod Khadria

Professor (Dr.) Binod Khadria recently retired from Jawaharlal Nehru University after teaching economics of education and international migration for over thirty years.  Now he has been invited to join SGTU. In JNU, he was also Chairperson of Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, School of Social Sciences and Director of International Migration and Diaspora Studies (IMDS) Project. More than thirty research students have earned their PhD degrees under his supervision. He was the recipient of two prestigious postdoctoral fellowships – the Times of India Fellowship (1992) for research of national importance to India, and the Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship (1995) for field work in the USA. In 2012, he was awarded the National Education Leadership Award by Headlines Today, a national level TV channel. Prior to JNU, he taught economics at the Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. As a visiting professor, he has also taught at the University of Melbourne, Australia; Kwansai Gakuin and Osaka Universities, Japan; National University of Singapore, Maastricht University, the Netherlands; the Graduate Institute, Geneva; University of Rouen, France, University of Sussex, UK; Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and Boston University and the University of Pennsylvania in the US. In 2017-18, he held the prestigious inaugural Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Chair Professorship at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA. Presently, he is also associated with Cotton State University, Guwahati in an honorary capacity of an Adjunct Professor in Economics.

Professor Khadria’s fields of interest are multidisciplinary social sciences in economics, education, migration, transfer of technology, and governance, law and policy, A renowned author and researcher in the field of international migration and diaspora studies, he is on the editorial boards of a number of international journals and encyclopedias, a member of the International Steering Committee of the Metropolis International and the South Asia Coordinator and Co-Chair, Metropolis Asia. His publications include The Migration of Knowledge Workers (Sage, 1999), India Migration Report(s) 2009 and 2012 (Cambridge University Press), Indian Skilled Migration and Development: To Europe and Back (Springer, 2014), and a number of research papers published by ILO, OECD, GCIM, IOM, IRD (France), IDE-JETRO (Japan), Harvard International Review, World Social Science Review, etc. Very recently, he co-edited The Sage Handbook of International Migration (London, 2019), and The World Migration Report 2020, the Biennial Flagship of IOM, the UN Migration Agency.