Ph.D. (Economics), Veer Narmad South Gujarat University
Heads the Centre of Micro Enterprises, Micro Finance and Sustainable Livelihood. Possesses 23 years of experience in the areas of rural development, promotion, conceptualising, implementing and providing business development and counseling services to micro enterprises. Engaged in conceptualising and piloting policy framework for Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Program (SVEP) and unorganised-sector cluster development programme. Teaching, training and research interests pertain to development studies, strategic management, social research methods, sub-sector analysis, livelihoods, microfinance, log frame, institutional innovations in informal sector, agribusiness management, youth entrepreneurship, market potential, value chain and social entrepreneurship.