Dr. J. K. Bajaj
Director Centre for Policy Studies
11-12, Ashok Nandhavanam, Manickam Nagar, Kundrathur, CHENNAI â€“ 600 069; and, 83, DDA Site 1, Shankar Road,Â New Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi â€“ 110 060
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Chennai: 18, Ashok Nandhavanam, Manickam Nagar, Kundrathur, CHENNAI â€“ 600 069; Delhi: B-43 Indian Express Apartments, Mayur Kunj, New Delhi â€“ 110 096
Born March 21, 1952 in Punjab, INDIA
Member, Backward Classes Commission to Examine Sub-categorization of OBCs and
Director, Centre for Policy Studies
Spouse: Dr. Kusum Bajaj, Ph.D. (Punjab University), Retired Principal, Haryana Higher
Education Service I. Recipient of Best Principal Award of Haryana State (2013).
Daughter: Dr. Jeevisha Bajaj, Ph.D. (NCBS-TIFR), Currently, Assistant Professor,
Department of Biomedical Genetics and Wilmot Cancer Institute, University of Rochester, Rochester.
Son: Anjaneya Bajaj, BA, practicing Vocal Music and Sanskrit.
Education and Employment
Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the Punjab University, Chandigarh 1978;
M.Sc. (Honours) Physics, Punjab University, Chandigarh 1973.
1973â€“78: CSIR Research Fellow at the Physics Department, Punjab University, Chandigarh and at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
1978â€“81: UGC Research Associate, Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Madras, Chennai.
1981â€“83: Research Fellow in Philosophy of Science at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
1983â€“86: Fellow of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.
1986â€“87: Assistant Editor,Â JANSATTA, New Delhi
1987â€“89: Resident Editor,Â Resident Editor
1989â€“90: Fellow, PPST Foundation, Chennai
SinceÂ October 2017: Member, Backward Classes Commission to Examine Sub-categorization of OBCs
Since 1990: Director, Centre for Policy Studies
Advisory Positions (Current)
Member, Indian Council of Social Science Research, 2018- onwards
Member, Research Council, National Institute of Science, Technology and DevelopmentÂ Studies, CSIR, 2020-
Member, Governing Body and Standing Committee, National Council of Rural Institutes, 2017- onwards
Advisory Positions (Former)
Director, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, 2017- 2020.
Member, National Book Selection Committee, Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation, Kolkata, 2015- 2019
Member, Expert Group on Environmental Standards, Ministry of Forest and Environment, GOI, 2009-12 and 2015-2018
Member, Advisory Board, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR, 2002â€“2005
Member, Indian Council of Social Science Research, 1999â€“2002 and 2002-2005
Member, Governing Body, National Council of Rural Institutes, NCRI, 1999â€“2002, 2002-05, 2005-08 and 2017 onwards
Member, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla, 1998â€“2001
Member, Governing Board, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, 2003-2006
Member, Research Council, National Institute of Science, Technology and Development
Studies, CSIR, 2004-2007 and 2019 onwards
Member, National Committee to Commemorate 75 Years of Indian Independence
Member, National Committee for Commemoration of 150th BirthAnniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
Joint Secretary, Swami Vivekananda Sardhashati Samaroh Samiti
Served as Chairman and Member of higher-level selection committees of the MHRD
Principal Investigator and Chief Editor, Madhya Pradesh Resource Atlas Programme of the MPCST and CPS, 2006-2016.
Areas of Specialisation
Theoretical Physics (Phenomenology of weak interactions); Scientific and Technological
Tradition of India; Indian Society, Economy and Polity; Indian ideas and institutions; Religious Demography, Natural Resources and Geography.
Books Published:Â Centre for Policy Studies:
1.Â Making of a Hindu Patriot: Background of Mahatma Gandhijiâ€™s Hind Swaraj, Centre for Policy Studies and Har-Anand Publications, 2021.
2.Â Hind Swaraj,Â authentic editions of the text based on the original handwritten Gujarati of Mahatma Gandhi, along with a verbatim Hindi translation, and the original English edition published from Phoenix along with detailed notes, CPS, 2012.
3.Â Scheduled Tribes of India: Religious Demography and Representation,Â 2011.
4.Â Religious Demography of India,Â A. P. Joshi, M. D. Srinivas and J. K. Bajaj, Centre for Policy Studies, Chennai, 2003.
5.Â Timeless India Resurgent India: A Celebration of the Land and People of India,Â Jitendra Bajaj and M. D. Srinivas, Centre for Policy Studies, Chennai 2001; also published in Hindi, Centre for Policy Studies, Chennai 2001.
6.Â Restoring Abundance: Regeneration of Indian Agriculture to Ensure Food for All in Plenty, J. K. Bajaj and M. D. Srinivas, IIAS, Shimla, 2001.
7.Â Food for All,Â ed. J. K. Bajaj, Centre for Policy Studies, Chennai 2001
8.Â Annam Bahu Kurvita: Recollecting the Indian Discipline of Growing and Sharing Food in Plenty,Â Jitendra Bajaj and M. D. Srinivas, Centre for Policy Studies, Chennai 1996; also published in Hindi 1996, and Tamil 1998.
9.Â Ayodhya and the Future India,Â ed. Jitendra Bajaj, Centre for Policy Studies, Chennai 1993.
10.Â Bharatiya Chitta Manas and KalaÂ by Sri Dharampal, tr. and ed. Jitendra Bajaj, Centre for Policy Studies, Chennai 1993.
11.Â Indian Economy and Polity,Â ed. J. K. Bajaj, Centre for Policy Studies (1995).
Books Published: Madhya Pradesh Resource Atlases
The following Resource Atlases have been published jointly by Centre for Policy Studies and Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology with Dr. J. K. Bajaj as the Editor in Chief.
1.Â Resource Atlas of MADHYA PRADESHÂ (English, 2007)
2.Â Resource Atlas of JHABUAÂ (English, 2008)
3.Â Resource Atlas of SIDHI AND SINGRAULIÂ (English, 2010)
4.Â Resource Atlas of TIKAMGARHÂ (English, 2012)
5.Â Resource Atlas of JHABUA AND ALIRAJPURÂ (Hindi, 2012)
6.Â Resource Atlas of DATIAÂ (English, 2013)
7.Â Resource Atlas of DATIAÂ (Hindi, 2015)
8.Â Agricultural Atlas of Madhya PradeshÂ (Bilingual,Â 2015)
9.Â Resource Atlas of TIKAMGARHÂ (Hindi, 2015)
DETAILS OF RESEARCH WORK
Work on Religious Demography of India and the World: Centre for Policy Studies: