State Bank of India (SBI) Chair

SBI Chair is set up at CRRID in July 2011 for conducting research in the overall framework of areas relevant to State Bank of India mentioned hereunder:

  • Promoting Panchayati Raj as an instrument of rural development;
  • Making financial inclusion in the rural areas more effective through banking channels;
  • Strengthening of credit usage for the economic upliftment of the rural households; and
  • Entrepreneurial skill development in the rural areas.


Sher Singh Sangwan
M.A. (Economics), M.Phil., Ph.D., Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi: CAIIB Indian Institute of Banking and finance, Mumbai.
Former General Manager (Eco), National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mumbai and Consultant of National Bank's Consultancy Services and Agricultural Finance corporation Served in 8 States of India in various Capacities including Faculty Member of National Bank Staff college Lucknow, District Development Manager Dehradun and State Incharge Arunachal Pradesh.
Presently Member of Haryana Krishi Ayog's Working Group on Linking Farmers with Market.
Areas of Specialization: Rural Credit, Microfinance and Financial Inclusion, Impact Evaluation studies of Agriculture, Poverty alleviation, microfinance, rural-non-farm sector and infrastructure.

Research Assistant

Gagan Deep Taneja
M.A.(Economics), B.Ed., Panjab University, Chandigarh; M.Phil.(Economics), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.
Areas of Specialization: Microfinance, Evaluation Studies, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics.