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Pragya Tiwari Gupta

Pragya Tiwari Gupta

Associate Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences


Dr. Pragya Tiwari Gupta has accumulated experience in teaching and research spanning more than 24 years. Before joining the university, she was in Ethiopia and taught in Ethiopian Civil Services University, Addis Ababa. She also taught in the International Institute of Health Management Research, (IIHMR) Delhi, L.R. Institute, Solan and Lovely Professional University, Jullandhar. Besides teaching she also has rich research experience on development issues. To briefly specify, she worked at different capacities in the National University of Education Planning and Administration (NUEPA), New Delhi, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), New Delhi and several international organisations (UNDP, Micro Nutrients, World bank) etc.

She was the principle investigator of the ICSSR sponsored project on population, migration and health and co-investigator in Department of Science sponsored project on Malaria in High Lands and Climate change. 

She was also engaged in consultancy on women and child safety; Vision document of Police, Arunachal Pradesh.

She has been an invited speaker on many occasions in Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, National Institute of Research in Technology (NERIST), Itanagar, Central Detective Training Institute, Chandigarh.   

She is a guest faculty at the Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar.

  • More than 24 years
  • Ph.D..(Centre for the Study of Regional Development/School of Social Sciences) Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • M.Phil.



 Geography of Discrimination, Caste in the Urban Labour Market, (2021) Concept Publisher, New Delhi , ISBN-13: 978-93-5439-022-7

Papers in edited books-

  • “Urbanisation, Urban Heat Island effect and Dengue Outbreak in Delhi”, Rais Akhtar, Pragya Tiwari Gupta, A.N. Srivastava in Rais Akhtar (ed.) (2016) Climate Change and Health in South Asian Countries, Springer, ISSN 1879-7180
  • • “Whither Indian Urban Growth: Dreams and Reality of Healthy Urban City in India”. Pragya Tiwari Gupta, in. Satpal Singh(2015) ed. Cities: 21st Century, Book well Publisher, New Delhi , ISSN 2250-3153

Papers in Journals-

  • “Human Proclamation in Success: A Case Study of Immunisation Programme of Bihar. India”, Pragya Tiwari Gupta, IJSSRP, Volume 3, Issue 9, September 2013, ISSN 2250-3153
  • • “Awareness of Oral Health among Pediatricians: A Preliminary Study in Indore”,  Divya S Sharma, SPS Chauhan, Pragya Tiwari Gupta, NJDSR, Vol. I, Jan 2012
  • “Awareness About Oral Health Related Problems in Pregnant Women and Children amongst Gynecologists”,  Divya S. Sharma,  SPS Chauhan, Pragya Tiwari Gupta, Ruchi Bhatia, IJDSR, Vol 30 (2) April 2012, ISSN 2249-7501

Book reviewed

 Sachidanand Mukherjee and Debashis Chakraborty, (ed.) Environmental Scenario in India: Success and Predicaments, 16th January 2012 by Routledge – 296 pages, 95 Pound Published- in Indian Journal of health Management


Attended seven Certificate courses  on Gender methodology, Remote sensing, Health System research, Environmental modelling etc and earned three months course certificate from the Indian remote sensing Institute, Dehradun.

Area of Interest

  1. Development, Planning and Policy Research encompassing macro, sectoral and area development issues; Population Mobility, environment, urbanization and   Urban Processes, climate change and disasters.
  2. Public health (mainly health system research, environment and Urbanisation
  3. Gender perspectives (health, socio-economic and spatial dimensions)