Nehru-SAIL Chair

Nehru-SAIL Chair is established by the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) in the name of first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The main objective of the Chair is to undertake research programmes in the areas of socio-economic, rural and industrial development. The Chair is also expected to work as a nodal point for undertaking and disseminating studies relevant to the Iron and Steel Industry: These include:

  • Research on socio-economic development in rural and industrial development;
  • Knowledge sharing by encouraging research and relevant studies in CRRID to cover augmentation of steel consumption in rural areas;
  • Allowing SAIL to harness the vast knowledge of the CRRID community in refining, evolving and developing its socio-economic and industrial development programme as a part of its CSR initiatives.

The main focus of the chair is, thus, to undertake studies related to the socio-economic development of the deprived and marginalised sections of the Indian population.

The Chair also conducts a number of case studies and evaluation studies pertaining to the corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities being undertaken by the SAIL. The Chair has also published two books:
  • Rural Local Self-Government in India: Some Developmental Experiences
  • Nehruvian Economic Philosophy and its Contemporary Relevance.
In addition to above the Chair is also publishing research papers in national and international journals and books and organises seminars and workshops. Reports Completed
  • Infrastructural Development in Model Steel Villages (MSVs) by SAIL under its CSR Programme in Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal, August 2014.
  • Evaluation Report of Sustainable Development Projects of SAIL for 2013-14, July 2014.
  • Vocational Training and Capacity Building through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): A Case Study of SAIL, July 2014.
  • Evaluation Report of Corporate Social Responsibility Projects by CPSEs in Gonda District of Uttar Pradesh for 2012-13, June 2014.
  • Free Education for Under-Privileged Students: A Case Study of SAIL's CSR, August 2013.
  • Free Health Services Under CSR: A Case Study of SAIL, August 2013.
  • Evaluation Report of Sustainable Development Projects of SAIL for 2012-13, August 2013.
  • Evaluation Report of Corporate Social Responsibility of SAIL for the year 2012-13, July 2013.
  • Demand Pattern of Various Steel Brands in Rural India: A Case Study of South-West Punjab, August 2012.
  • Urbanization and Sale of Steel: A Case Study of Dealers in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula, August 2012.
  • Brand Awareness and Demand Pattern of Steel in Rural Punjab: A Case Study of Household Sector, July 2012.
  • Demand Pattern of Steel in Chandigarh and Mohali: A Case Study of Construction Sector, June 2012.

Professor

Ranjit Singh Ghuman
M.A. (Economics), M.Phil., Ph.D., Punjabi University, Patiala
Former Professor & Head, Department of Economics, Punjabi University, Patiala
Former Dean College Development Council, Punjabi University, Patiala
Former Vice-President, Indian Society of Labour Economics.
Areas of Specialization: Punjab Economy, WTO and Global Economy and South Asian Economy.

Assistant Professor

Rajeev Sharma
M.Phil.(Applied Economics); Ph.D.(Economics), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Areas of Specialization: Agriculture and Rural Development for Jammu and Kashmir, Rural Livelihood and Institutions.