Dr Pramod Kumar, Director

Prof. Pramod Kumar is Director, Institute for Development and Communication (IDC), Chandigarh. He has been appointed as Chairperson of the Haryana Governance reforms Authority (HGRA) from 2017. He was also the Chairman of Punjab Governance Reforms Commission (PGRC-II) from March 2012 to 2017. His work focuses on three interrelated themes of politics of development, violence and governance; politics of conflict management and resolution and practice of democracy through empirical methodologies and analysis of public policy and peoples movements. He is a recipient of the prestigious Homi Bhabha Award for the year 1988-1990.



Punjab Politics: Contesting Identities and forging Coalitions EPW(2017)



Decoding the Electoral Verdict in Punjab: The Future of Regional Parties?(2015)



Coalition Politics in Punjab in E. Sridharan (eds.) 'Coalition Politics in India', New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014.



Coalition Politics: Withering of National-Regional, Ideological Positions in Paul Wallace and Ramashray Roy (eds.) 'India's 2009 Election: Coalition Politics and Congress Continuity', New Delhi: Sage Publication, 2010.



Contextualising Religious, Caste and Regional Dynamics in Electoral Politics: Emerging Paradoxes in Paul Wallace and Ramashray Roy (eds.) 'India’s 2004 Elections: Grass-roots and National Perspectives', New Delhi: Sage Publication, 2007.



Electoral Politics in Punjab: From Autonomy to Secession in Paul Wallace and Ramashray Roy (eds.) 'India's 1999 Elections and 20th Century Politics', New Delhi: Sage Publication, 2003.



Punjab: Changing Political Agenda in Paul Wallace and Ramashray Roy (eds.) 'Indian Politics and the 1998 Elections: Regionalism, Hindutva and State Politics', New Delhi: Sage Publication, 1999.

Elections Newspaper Archives(1983-2018)

Punjab Politics:Contesting Identities and Forging Coalitions (EPW 21st Jan 2017 Vol LII No.3)

Complexities of cooperation : East Punjab and West Punjab: Complex responses point to complex realities (The Hindustan Times, December 08,2004)

Comment: Violence in Punjab (SEMINAR 434 - October 1995)

Education Policy: Critique and Projections (Conference, CRRID Chandigarh October 19-20, 1985)

Newspaper Articles - ARCHIVES (1987-2018)

Comment: Violence in Punjab (Published in Seminar Megazine in October 2005)

No Alternative to Political Struggle (April, 1991)

Not by Repression Alone (The Spark, Vol.1 No.1, August 15, 1987)

Punjab Crisis : Why ? Whither (Mainstream Nehru Number, May 1984)

Andh Bhakti Par Falta Babao Ka Samrajye (Dainik Tribune 27th Aug 2017)

Trading with blind Faith (Tribune 26th Aug 2017)

Gurmeet Ram Rahim reinvented Dera Culture (Times of India 26th Aug 2017)

Hinsa se Smapt Nahi Hogi Hinsa (Ajit 27th Nov. 2001)

Whose Secularism is hurt? (The Tribune 7th Jan 1993)

Merrut Riots: Alarming Signals (The Spark Vol.1 No 2-3 Jan-Feb 1988)

Commercial Component as Additional Fuel (Patriot 19th July 1987)

Meerut Riots: Some Alarming Signals (Patriot 17th July 1987)

Communalisation of Hindus in Punjab (Printed in Secular Democracy, October 1982, Vol 15 No. IX (Pages 53 to 58))

Chandigarh lends a clue to Hyderabad's future (Deccan Chronicle, 4th September 2013)

Constitution Khaput (The Asian Age, 16th May 2010)

Terrorism: MAsked and Real Face (The Spark, Vol.1 No.1, August 15, 1987)

Scientifically Not Possible to Calculate Extent of Drug Abuse (2010)

Freebies for Farmers Only Short-Term Relief (Deccan Herald March 12, 2008)

Gender in Dalit Identity (printed in Puri,Harish K.(Ed.), Dalits in Regional Context, New Delhi: Rawat Publication, 2004)

Newspaper Articles - ARCHIVES(1984-2015)

Let Police Stations Serve People (Hindustan Times 5th April 2011)

Crisis of Governance (Hindustan Times 20th Sept 2010)

Paradigam Shift in 'Good Governance' needed (Hindustan Times 4th Sept 2003)

Comment/Perspective: Towards Neo-Statism (The Tribune 27th Dec 1993)