•  tanojkumar.meshram@spjimr.org

Tanojkumar Meshram

Associate Professor

Management & Society
Chairperson – Post Graduate Programme in Development Management

Tanojkumar holds a Ph.D. in Social Policy from Brandeis University, Massachusetts, USA. He holds a double master’s degree in ‘Arts’ from Brandeis University, majoring in Social Policy and IIM Ahmedabad, majoring in Public Management & Policy, respectively.

His academic and research focus is on Public Policy, Education and Development, and he has presented his research findings at leading International Conferences and Media Publications. Prior to joining academics in 2014, he worked in the practice world for 18 years, including as a civil servant (IES), with notable organizations in the public sector, government, and philanthropy.

He is currently the Chairperson of the Post Graduate Programme in Development Management at SPJIMR.

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Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA  

Ph.D., 2022
Focus: Social Policy

Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA   

MA, 2016
Major: Social Policy

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Post Graduate Programme, 2010
Major: Public Management & Policy

Government College of Engineering, Amravati University   

BE, 1995
Major: Mechanical Engineering


    Understanding Society & Government

    Theory of Change

    Qualitative Research Methodology

    Public Policy: Formulation, Implementation & Analysis

    Education System, Policy & Finance



    Wyatt Jones Endowed Fellowship, Brandeis University, 2014 – 2017

    Marjorie S. Trotter Doctoral Fellowship, Brandeis University, 2017 – 2018

    Brandeis University, Brandeis University, 2017

    Heller Annual Fund Dissertation Grant, Brandeis University, 2017


    S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai (February 2022 – present)

    Associate Professor – Management & Society

    Administrative Assignments (February 2022 – present)

    Chairperson, Post Graduate Programme in Development Management

    Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), Bangalore (Oct 2018 – Jan 2020)

    External Consultant

    Education Pioneers, USA (Jun 2016 – Aug 2016)

    Education Pioneers Fellow

    Azim Premji Foundation, Bangalore. (Jun 2011 – Aug 2014)

    Leader-Education Leadership & Management

    Ministry of Railways, Government of India. (Sept 2000 – Jun 2011)

    Senior Civil Servant

    National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC). (Aug 1996 – Aug 2000)

    Engineer (Operations and Maintenance)


    Government, Government of Rajasthan, Bangalore & Jaipur. (2012)

    Government, Government of Chhattisgarh, Bangalore & Raipur. (2011)


    Workshop, Education Leadership Development Programme, for education officers of Government of Rajasthan, June – July 2014

    Workshop, Education Leadership Development Programme, for District Education Officers of Government of Madhya Pradesh at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie on behalf of Azim Premji Foundation, April – May 2013

    Workshop, Orientation workshop, for education officers of the Government of Chhattisgarh on behalf of Azim Premji Foundation. Raipur, June 2012

    Workshop, Launch cum orientation workshop for Education Leadership Development Programme, For education officers of Government of Chhattisgarh on behalf of Azim Premji Foundation. Bangalore, May 2012

    Workshops, Education Leadership Development Programme, for education officers of the Government of Chhattisgarh on behalf of Azim Premji Foundation. Multiple Locations in Karnataka & Chhattisgarh, September 2011 to December 2013


    Meshram, T. (2021, January 24). Three warnings of Dr. Ambedkar in the Constitutional Assembly and Republic of India. Webinar. Chhattisgarh Vigyan Sabha.

    Meshram, T. (2021, January 18). Inequality in India’s rural school education: Problems & Solutions. Interview in Hindi. Awaaz India TV.

    Meshram, T. (2021, January 03). NEP and Beyond: How do we make Rural Education Equitable? Webinar. Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Tuljapur.

    Meshram, T. (2020, December 06). Rural government schools: Policy and gaps. Interview in Marathi. Radio Orange.

    Meshram, T. (2019, August 30). Organizational Leadership & Ethics for Public Policy (OLEP). Leadership Talk. National Law School of India University, Bangalore.


    Public Policy & Implementation

    Education Policy & Finance

    Social Context of Development

    Leadership In the Social Sector

    Business, Government & Society

    Qualitative Research Methodology


    Member, Member Comparative and International Education Society. (2016 – Present)

    Member, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. (2015 – Present)

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