Prof. Manish K. Thakur has been Professor of Public Policy and Management at the prestigious Indian Institute of Management Calcutta since 2016. He holds a Fellow of Management (PhD) from Goa University. He has been awarded with Dr V.K.R.V. Rao Award in Social Sciences (Sociology) in the year 2014. He has contributed with more than nine journals, four books on Sociology. He has also been recognized as the Member of Management Committee for Indian Sociological Society in 2019.