Specialisation

Specialisation

Teaching:

22 years in Gandhigram Rural Institute (graduate, post-graduate and research level),Educational planning, teaching, research and administration

Administrative:

12 years as Director of Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, New Delhi.

Research:

Over twenty-five years of research activities

Research Supervisor:

Guided sixteen PhD candidates for their PhD's from Gandhigram Rural Institute, Madurai, Kamaraj University and Bharathiar University, Panjab University and Jain Vishwabharti, Ladnum.

Peace Activism:

Right from 1960, involved actively in national and international peace and conflict management initiatives.

Disaster Management:

Intimately connected with relief and disaster management work in various parts of India from the seventies.

Editing:

All along from 1964, deeply connected with editing of various kinds for national and international publications.

Theatre Arts and Folklore:

Passionately involved in theatre arts, folklore research and studies during the last three decades.

Union Public Service Commision & University Grand Commssion:

Served as a member of the staff selection committee of Union Public Service Commission and University Grants Commission’s (UGC) Standing Committee and Expert Committees on Gandhi, Nehru and Buddhist Studies

As Director of Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti (New Delhi):

During his tenure as Director of Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, New Delhi (1990 to 2001), an autonomous national organization under Government of India to promote the Gandhi heritage sites in India and promote Gandhian Values besides taking care of the historic Birla House (now Gandhi Smriti) and the Gandhi Darshan complex at Rajghat for 12 years he strove to bring together the academics, activists, Gandhi Museums, major Gandhian Organizations in different parts of India, the Gandhi Bhavans of Universities, as a part of his efforts to strengthen social activism, academic programs, research and documentation particularly on Gandhi. During this period he also drew up the design and developed the program content of the International Institute of Gandhian Studies attached to the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti. It was during his period the International Gandhi Peace Prize was instituted to honour outstanding promoters of Gandhian Values abroad.

During his stewardship he organized 12 national level conferences and 40 regional meetings in different parts of India from 1990 to 2001 with the support and guidance of such national leaders as Sadiq Ali, Usha Mehta, Sushila Nayyar, B.N. Pande, Ravindra Varma, and K.S. Krishnaswamy.