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Dr Anjali Kulkarni

Associate Professor , Tuljapur campus

School of Rural Development

M.S.W. (Pune)
Ph.D. (Pune)


  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Business Administration[HR]
  • Master of Personnel Management
  • Ph. D.



  • Teach across the programmes -social work, social innovation and entrepreneurship, WASH etc.
  • Coordinated academic programmes as convener for BASW , MA- Social Work with Rural Development, MA Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at School of Rural Development
  • Coordinated Research component under 4  masters and 1 bachelor programme at School of Rural Development ,TISS
  • Innovations in field work  of different programmes


  • More than 30 years experience of field practice – work directly with rural population
  •  Mentoring of entrepreneurs [especially women] and social entrepreneurs


  • ICSD Sponsorship to Chair session and present paper at International conference of ICSD [International Consortium for Social Development] 16-19 July,2019 at Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Title of paper Rural Women's Empowerment through Skill Development and Entrepreneurship- A Study on SKDRDP in Karnataka, India.


  • Member of project- Developing Bachelor of Social Work Programme at Kabul university , Afghanistan. Sponsored by UNICEF, conducted faculty development activities, developed field component  and manual for faculty of the said programme, 2017 


  • Received sponsorship to present paper “Innovations in Financial Inclusion of Urban Poor: A Model of Rahat Credit Cooperative Society, India” in Social Innovation in Asia : From Creativity to Social Impacts :2016 Social Enterprise Summit and the 4th International Conference on Social Enterprises in Asia , September 24-25 ,2016, Hongkong.


  • Visiting Fellow under Faculty Exchange with Lund University, Sweden under ' Linneuas Plame Grant' 2015 4th May to 24th May,2015


  • Sponsorship by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jerusalem, Israel and Sir Dorabjee Tata Trust, Mumbai ,TISS to attend workshop at Haifa Israel on “Empowering Women in the Community” and presented paper on: ‘Self Help Groups as a Tool for Women’s Empowerment' 1995


  • Gender
  • Health
  • Education
  • Livelihood 
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Farmers' collectives 
  • Microfinance
  • Financial services
  • Financial inclusion 
  • Women empowerment
  • Water,health and sanitation[WASH]
  • Rural Development
  • Women
  • Children 
  • Old Age 

Book Published

  • Naveen Kumar K , Kulkarni Anjali (2013): Investments by the Commercial Banks in Training of Rural Communities & its Impact: Scope of Open and Distance Learning', COL- Commonwealth of Learning Vancouver, Canada, National institute of Bank Management, Pune

Manuals Published

  • Kulkarni Anjali (2002),'Manual for Mahila Dakshata Samiti', State Commission for Women and AFARM Pune

Working Papers Published

  • Kulkarni Anjali and Kaveri V.S. (2013) Creation of Employment and Entrepreneurship- RSETI Way – A Case of MSETI, Pune : National Institute of Bank Management, Pune
  • Kulkarni Anjali and others (2013) 'Women's Bank : A Forward' :National Institute of Bank Management, Pune.

Papers in edited volumes

  • Kulkarni Anjali [2014]: 'Corporate Social Responsibility in Indian Banking Industry -A Critical Analysis' in Sivaraju and S.Ray [eds],' Implementing Corporate Social Responsibility- Indian Perspectives ' , Springer ,Germany, 2014. pp.111-129,ISBN 978-81-322-1652-0 ISBN 978-81-322-1653-7 (eBook) DOI 10.1007/978-81-322-1653-7 Springer New Delhi Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London , Library of Congress Control Number: 2013955068
  •  Kulkarni Anjali [2016]: 'Innovative Marketing Strategies of Rural Women Entrepreneurs -A Case of Ambika Mahila Industrial Cooperative Society ' in Marketing in Emerging Economies , edi. Rahela Farooqi , pp. 321-332 Manakin Press, New Delhi. ISBN-978-93-84370-46-6.

Papers in Journals 

  • Anjali Kulkarni [2017]: 'Innovations in Financial Inclusion of Urban Poor: A Model of Rahat Credit Cooperative Society, India' Hong Kong Journal of Social Work The Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, Vol. 51, No. 1/2 (Summer/Winter 2017) 27–50 © World Scientific Publishing Company,Hong Kong Social Workers Association, DOI: 10.1142/S0219246217000043
  • Anjali Kulkarni [2017]: Entrepreneurial Process and Eco-System of Women Entrepreneurs: A Study from Drought Prone Region of Maharashtra, 12th Biennial Conference on Entrepreneurship, ,edi. Sasi Misra , S. Shukla , G Batthini, Vol.II , pp.1209-1217, EDI Ahmadabad , Bookwell New Delhi , ISBN-978-93-80574-94-3
  • Naveen Karje, Anjali Kulkarni [2017]: 'Credit Plus Services and Promotion of Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in Rural Women : A Case of SKDRDP', International Journal of Academic Research' Vol.4 Issue 2(2), August,2017. pp. 196-202 ISSN:2348-7666 Impact Factor : 6.023
  • Kulkarni Anjali (2016): Entrepreneurship Promotion : Are We Making Enough Efforts In This New Era of Business? Chronicle of the N. Wadia institute of Management Studies and Research ,Vol. V Feb.2016 ,PP. 26-31 ,ISSN 2230-9667, Impact Factor 2.3
  • Kulkarni Anjali (2012): 'Financial Inclusion Need of Time ,International Journal of Business, Management & Social Sciences, June,2013,pp.149-153
  • Kulkarni Anjali (2012): 'SHG- Bank Linkage Programme : Women's Economic Empowerment Through Financial Inclusion and Entrepreneurship Development,International Journal of Business , Management & Social Sciences, Vol. I, Issue 8(IV), April,2012 pp.102-106.
  • Kulkarni Anjali (2008): 'Social Work Practice for Rural Development: Some Reflections' Indian Journal of Social Work [IJSW] ,Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai ,October ,2008 issue pp 257-270.
  • Kulkarni Anjali (2007):' Anaemia As a Life-long Problem of Indian Rural Women: A Study of Maharashtra', Women’s Link, A Quarterly of Indian Social Institute, New Delhi ,Vol.13 No.4 Oct.-Dec.2007 pp 10-15.
  • Kulkarni Anjali (2007):'Women’s Empowerment and Role of NGOs', ,Ashwattha , Quarterly Journal of Yashada, Pune,Vol.1 Issue No.3 July- Sept.2007 pp 14-17. 

  • Kulkarni Anjali (1999):'Access to Natural Resources and Women’s Empowerment', Ashwattha, Quarterly journal of Yashada, Pune ,Vol.2 No.2 ,April –June, 1999,pp. 27-32







  • SHG Enterprise Study in partnership with Tata Trust, Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty [SERP], Govt. of Andhra Pradesh and Vijayvahini trust, 2020.

Field Action Project 

  • Skill Development Project for poor and minority group women



  • Working with Individuals and Families
  • Social Welfare Administration
  • Social Work Methods Laboratories
  • Social Work Seminars
  • Gender Analysis
  • Health Policies ,Plans and Programmes
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene : Issues and Policies 
  • Rural Development Seminars
  • Microfinance and Financial Inclusion
  • Banking and Mircofinance
  • Understanding Social Entrepreneurship Environment: Sector Studies
  • Gender & Development

Email: anjali.kulkarni[at]tiss[dot]edu


Dr. Anjali Kulkarni 

Associate Professor 

Convener- BA Social Work with Rural Development 

School of Rural Development

Tata Institute of Social Sciences 







Tel: (O) +91 92701 05223