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Dr Srinivas Surisetti

Assistant Professor , Hyderabad campus

Chairperson - School of Livelihoods and Development
Chairperson - School of Vocational Education - Hyderabad Campus

B.Sc. (Andhra University),
M.S.W. (Nagarjuna University),
Ph.D. (Andhra University)

Srinivas Surisetti is an Assistant Professor at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, since 2011. Currently he is the Chairperson of Academic Programs and Schools of Livelihoods and Development Vocational Education at TISS-Hyderabad Campus His interest areas include Institution building, Microfinance through women Self Help groups, and Skill building towards Livelihood Promotion.

Priot to the joining of TISS, Srinivas was engaged in capacity building of various stakeholders, Research and case documentation associated with rural development programs of Government and NGOs for about 15 years. He taught in institutions such as the Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, Gothenberg University, Sweden as part of the faculty exchange initiatives of TISS.

Srinivas anchored major research studies including AP Rural Livelihoods, and Savings Behaviour of the Poor and a Scoping Study towards establishing a National level Livelihood Resource Centres in South Africa, Kenya and Mozambique for the Ford Foundation. He has engaged in conducting Social Impact assessments of land aquisition in both Telugu states and evaluation studies of Livelihood promotion and skills enhancement initiatives. 

Some of his research work is published in journals and books.

Srinivas has a range of research interests, including Institution building-Peoples Collectives, Microfinance through women Self Help groups, and Skill building towards Livelihood Promotion, development Induced displacement.

Accordingly he has been engaged in Research in the areas of Livelihoods and Livelihood promotion especially of the rural poor-weavers, artisans, wage workers, particularly vulnerable tribal groups towards supporting best practice promotion and advocacy for suitable public policy.

1.     S.Srinivas and B. Vijayalakshmi., Abuse and neglect of elderly in urban families. The Indian Journal of Social Work 62 (3): 464-479, July 2001 Mumbai, TISS

2.     Sankar Datta, Narayana, SL and S. Srinivas Savings Services for the Poor, Pluralist 1 (1)April 2009, New Delhi

3.     S.Srinivas, SHGs-Bank linkage: Impact on Livelihoods of the Poor. The Indian Journal of Social Work 71(1) 75-86, January 2010, Mumbai, TISS

4.     S.Srinivas, et.al Leveraging Livelihoods for Muslim Women in Hyderabad: Role of SHGs. The Indian Journal of Social Work 71(1) 103-116, Jan 2010, Mumbai, TISS

5.     Srinivas, S. Datta.S and Phansalkar, S.J, (Eds), 2006, Rural Livelihoods in Andhra Pradesh, APMAS, Hyderabad.

6.     Sankar Datta, Narayana, SL and S. Srinivas (Eds), 2010, Savings of the Poor: They can do it, 2010, Ed. Books for Change, Bengaluru.

7.     Srinivas, S. and Rao, Umesh, 2010, Promoting Forest based Livelihoods: A case study on Kovel foundation, pp. 37-56, Inclusive Livelihood Strategies on Non Timber Forest Produce, The Livelihood School, Hyderabad

8.     Srinivas.S, 2016, Women Managed Milk Procurement Services, pp 25-33, Compendium of Business models for Livelihood Promotion, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, New Delhi

9.     Srinivas Surisetti, Sector Expert Review on the Report on Skills-Analysis of Skill development initiatives in Andhra Pradesh: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Skill Development Interventions in Andhra Pradesh, India Consensus: A Tata Trust and Copenhagen Consensus Centre Partnership Initiative 2018

10.   Sanghamitra.M, and Sastry.K.R., Srinivas.S, 2019, Inclusive Value Chains-Models of Millet promotion in Telangana State, TISS, Hyderabad


2019-20: Evaluation Study of  of Skill Training Schemes of NSFDC through  CSR initiative of REC for 6 States, NSFDC, New Delhi.

2018-19: Needs assessment in the project areas of Balaji Cement works (Aditya Biral Group), Jaggayyapet, Andhra Pradesh

 2017-18: Mid Term Review of Vikaspedia, Center for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) Hyderabad, Ministry of Communications, Government of India

2016-17: Social Impact Assessment study for Wide Service Road Under Fatehnagar Bridge, Hyderabad, Telangana State

2016-17: Social Impact Assessment for Formation of New BG Railway line for Western Railways in Anantapuramu District, Andhra Pradesh (with Prof Lakshmi Lingam)

2015-16: Social Impact Assessment of NTPC Water Corridor in RambilliMandal, Visakhaptnam District, Andhra Pradesh (with Prof Lakshmi Lingam)

2004-06: Rural Livelihoods in Andhra Pradesh, APMAS, Hyderabad



2018-19: Social Impact Assessment-Land Acquisition for CISF-NISA Academy, Telangana State (Commissioned by District Administration, Medchal District)

Teaching in MA-Rural Development and Governance Program.

·           Introduction to Livelihoods 

·           Working with Communities 

·           Institutional Analysis and Design 

·           Critical Understanding of Rural Development Programs 

.            Project Management


Curriculum Development:

·           Developed curriculums of Fundamentals of Livelihood promotion, Marketing for Livelihood Promotion and Non timber forest based livelihood promotion

·           Developed Content for Trainers Manuals and Best Practice Promotion in the areas of Farmers Producer Organizations, Savings and Credit groups of women

Email: srinivas.surisetti[at]tiss[dot]edu



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