Prof. Rishi Kumar 

Head & Associate Professor
Department of Economics and Finance

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal
Dist.-Medchal-500 078
Telangana, India

Rishi Kumar is an Associate Professor and the head of the the Department of Economics and Finance, BITS Hyderabad Campus. With an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Development Economics from IGIDR, Mumbai, and B.Sc. (Hons) Mathematics from BHU, he is a development economist with an expertise in applied econometric analysis, primary data surveys, and policy analysis. He has published in reputed national and international journals and handled grants from various organizations.

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Ph.D. in Development Economics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), India (2011-2015)
M.Sc. Economics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (2008-2010)   
B.Sc. (Honors) Mathematics, Banaras Hindu University, India (2005-2008)


University Grants Commission (UGC) National Eligibility Test for lectureship (2013)
IGIDR. Ph.D. Research Fellowship (2010-2014)


Head, Department of Economics and Finance, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus (April 2023- present)
Associate Professor, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus 
(March 2023-present)
Assistant Professor, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus (May, 2016-Feb, 2023)
Assistant Professor, TISS, Hyderabad Campus (June, 2015-April, 2016)
Research Associate, TISS, Hyderabad Campus (Dec, 2014-May, 2015)
Research Associate, IGIDR (August 2010- July 2014)
Intern, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) (May, 2009-July, 2009)