, Mumbai campus
B.A. in English Literature (University of Pune), M.A. in Economics (University of Pune)
Pranjal Deekshit is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Water Policy, Regulation, and Governance, Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai. His research interests include urban and rural drinking water reforms, private sector participation in state services, with a focus on Public-Private Partnerships in water.
Dr. Deekshit has led and substantially contributed to designing the curriculum for the Master’s Program in Water Policy and Governance in TISS. Currently, he coordinates the Masters Program in Water Policy and Governance in the School of Habitat Studies.
Dr. Deekshit holds approximately 10 years of experience in policy research and advocacy prior to joining TISS. He was part of the "Resources and Livelihoods group of Prayas" - a non-governmental organization based in Pune, India. He has exclusively worked on issues of delivery and management of water and sanitation services and livelihood issues in tribal communities in India.
Dr. Deekshit was also a member of the delegation under the, ‘International Visitor’s Leadership Program’ coordinated by United States’ Department of State – Educational and Cultural Affairs Division, on the theme of ‘Trans-boundary Water Resource Management’ in September 2011
Water Policy and Governance, Right to water and water justice, urban water and IWRM, Public-Private Partnership and Politics of Water
Journal Articles (Peer Reviewed)
Working/Discussion Paper & Project Reports
Dr. Deekshit is currently involved in a project titled "rising waters" in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Humanities, University of Pennsylvania. This is a multidisciplinary research project situated in the former wetlands of Philadelphia and Mumbai- two cities that have since been formed, extended and differentiated by historic relations with water.
Another project, recently awarded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India titled "Fast Forward to SDG6: Acceptable and Affordable Water Supply to Secondary Indian Cities" focuses on developing drinking water solutions in the cities using participatory mechanisms. Dr. Deekshit is part of this project in partnership with the Indian Institute(s) of Technology (Bombay and Kharagpur), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi.
Dr. Deekshit is also part of a collaboration between the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, Gujrat Institute of Development and Research, Ahmedabad and Center for Water Policy, Regulation and Governance, TISS for developing research on water distribution and access practices in the downstream of a major dam in India. This research focuses on understanding the uses of the newly released water in command areas of the dam, meanings attached to the water, and the politics of water infrastructure.
Partner, Equalities and Public-Private Partnerships (EQUIPPPs) – A multi-country, multi-university networking and research project on PPPs across the water, health, education, and housing sectors, involving University College, London; Rhodes University (SA); Birkbeck College, London; and School of Oriental and African Studies, London (2017-18), Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
Member of the team collaborated with the ‘Water and Development Group’ at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), the University of London for development of academic and research programs (2013), under a project supported by British Council to School of Habitat Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
Courses in Masters of Water Policy and Governance
Courses in Masters of Urban Policy and Governance
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