Faculty Profile


Name : Amita  Singh
Designation : Professor
Centre/School/Special Centre : Centre for the Study of Law and Governance
Room No : 0
Off. Phone : 91-11-2670-4761
Residence : 91-9910170904
Email : amita@mail.jnu.ac.in   amita.singh3@gmail.com
Personal webpage : http://www.jnu.ac.in/Faculty/asingh/cv.pdf


PhD on ‘The Political Philosophy of Bertrand Russell’
MA (Political Science and Public Administration)
Certificates in Advanced Training on ‘Legal Literacy’ (1994, Sunanda Bhandare Foundation and 1994-1996, Indian Council of Enviro-Legal Action)
Advanced Training Diploma on ‘Environmental Governance’ IIPA 1993. 

Areas of Interest/Specialization

Administrative capacity and accountability linkages to e-Governance, environmental and developmental imperatives of land and local resources management  


Professor at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance,JNU 2003 to present and Associate Professor at the same Centre from 2001-2003
Secretary General, Network of Asia Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Governance (NAPSIPAG)Currently Secretariat located at JNU.
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Governance & Development (JGD) Universiti Utara Malaysia.
Member, Advisory Board, Asian Politics and Policy, Journal of the Asian Centre, University of Philippines,2010 continuing
Member, Editorial Board, Management in Government, Journal of the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Government of India
Director, Governance Knowledge Centre (GKC/DARPG-GoI) 2007-2010
Member, GKC-Research Group on Best Practices, Global Innovators Network, Ash Institute of Democratic Governance, KSG, Harvard University,USA 2009.
Board Member, RC4 Executive Committee of the International Political Science Association, USA 2010-11
Member, Experts Group 2008, on Institutional Approaches to Ensuring Effective Governance for Growth, Poverty Reduction and the Delivery of Public Services, GDN, Washington DC, USA.
Reader in MPhil Cooperative Teaching ‘Urban and Environmental Governance’ Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, 1999-2001.
Reader, teaching Public Administration, Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi.
Lecturer in Political Science , Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi
Lecturer in Political Science, PGDAV College, University of Delhi
Lecturer in Political Science, Vanasthali Vidyapith, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. 

Awards & Honours

1. Bangladesh Nawab Bhadur Syed Nawab Ali Chowdhury National Award 2014 in the field of womens’ empowerment
2. International Lifetime Achievement Award, at the International Congress of Women. 2009
3. Elected Secretary General of the Network of Asia Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Governance 2008.
4. Millennium Award for Women in Public Service 2008.
5. A SUDINALAYA a Senior Citizens Home Award NALSA 2007.
6. NALSA (National Legal Services Authority) award 2007 for Police research on Nithari killings.
7. Senior Fellowship of Australia-India Council (for five universities) 2006-2007
8. E-Governance Award from the Department of Administrative Reforms, Bhubneshwar ,Orissa.2005
9. E-Governance Award from the Department of Information Technology, Government of Orissa , Bhubneshwar ,Orissa. 2005
10. Member Executive Board, Research Committee4 International Political Science Association. 2007.
11. Gold Medal for securing the highest percentage in MA Political Science in the University of Agra.1977.  

International Collaboration/Consultancy

1. JNU-Essex University Group for Research Collaboration on Sustainability Studies on land and community marginalization
2. Asia-Pacific Research Collaboration on ‘Land Management and Disaster Prevention’.
3. ‘Asia-Pacific Young Scholars and Administrators Forum’ on collaborative and partnership administrative and legal reforms for development.
4. Curriculum planning for administrative-legal studies, collaboration with Hamdard Law University, Karachi, Pakistan. 

Best Peer Reviewed Publications (upto 5)

* A Critical Impulse to e-Governance in the Asia Pacific (Springer, Germany 2014)

* ‘Of Bureaucracy as Circus Ringmasters in Administrative Reforms’, in Towards Good Governance in South Asia,(eds. Vartola, Juha., Lumizarvi, Ismo., Mohd. Asaduzzaman.) University of Tampere Publication, Finland.2010

* (Co-edited with Justice rtd. Nasir Aslam Zahid, Supreme Court of Pakistan) Governance and Access to Justice, PHI Learning,Delhi 2009.

* Indian Administrative Theory, Context and Epistemology, Administrative Theory and Praxis, University of Nebraska, Omaha..Vol.27,No.3 Mar.2005.

* Administrative Reforms, Towards Sustainable Practices (ed.) Sage. New Delhi,2005 

Recent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books (upto 3)

2016, July 16, Disaster Law: The Rubric of Institutional Preparedness in disaster Risk Reduction published by the Middle East Institute, Washington DC at On the MAP site: http://www.mei.edu/map-project and http://www.mei.edu/content/humanitarian-assistance-and-disaster-relief-rising-challenge

2016, "Coastal Ballads and Conservation Ironic: Understanding Implementation Slippages of the CRZ Law", Special article in Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.51, Issue No.7, 13th Feb. 2016, available at http://www.epw.in/author/amita-singh#sthash.0RWA1x3M.dpuf

2016, "A Journey thorugh Smart Cities between Datapolis and Participolis"(Chapter in English) in "Datapolis or Participolis" in Pisani, Francis., "Voyage dans …….:entre datapolis et participolis" (in French) and, UNESCO Netexplo Publications, Paris.Feb. 2016 

Patents (if any)