Dr Atmanand

Professor, Economics
Dean - Consulting, Admissions, MDI-M Affairs, MDI Jammu & New Initiatives
Independent Director - SAIL , GOI

Email :
Phone : +91-124-4560184

MA (Economics)¸ M. Phil (Economics)¸ PhD (Economics)


1. Academic Qualifications:
MA (Economics)¸ M. Phil (Economics)¸ PhD (Economics)

2. Post:
Professor of Economics and Energy
Dean - Consulting & Advancement

Independent Director - SAIL (Steel Authority of India Limited), Government of India

3. Administrative Experience:
Dean¸ Executive Post Graduate Programs¸ MDI¸ Gurgaon

Dean¸ School of Energy Management¸ MDI¸ Gurgaon from February¸ 2006 .

Dean¸ School of Public Policy and Governance¸ MDI¸ Gurgaon from February¸ 2008 to May 2009

Member¸ Advisory Committee¸ Government of India¸ Ministry of Power¸ from 2009 till date

Member¸ State Finance Commission¸ Bihar¸ 1993-1995

Member¸ Working Group on Local Finance Database¸ Planning Commission¸ Govt. of India.

Chairman¸ Economics Area at MDI¸ Gurgaon from August 2003 to January 2007

Chairman¸ Centre for Energy Management at MDI¸ Gurgaon from September 2004 (inception) to January 2006.

UNDP National Consultant: Appointed by the Ministry of Agriculture¸ Government of India for the project on Insurance sector.

Editor of MDI Journal¸ VISION from May 2000 to January 2005.

Editor of IMT Journal¸ PARADIGM (inception) from 1996 to 1998.

Programme Director for the training programmes of senior executives of in-company programmes of different organizations at MDI.

4. Initiatives in Institutional Building:
Initiating the Centre for Excellence in Smart grid at MDI School of Energy Management in collaboration with Ministry of Power¸ Government of India.

Started the EDP for senior executives of the Department of Atomic Energy¸Government of India and Punjab State Electricity Board at MDI.
MoU Signed: MDI and HAREDA¸ Government of Haryana signed MoU for capacity
building in the areas of energy conservation¸ energy efficiency¸ demand
side management and renewable energy.

Initiated the School of Energy Management¸ MDI¸ Gurgaon.

As Dean¸ School of Energy Management: initiated the launch of DRUM Project having a15 months Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP) in Energy Management Programme in collaboration with Ministry of Power¸ Government of India and USAID.

Start of EPGP in Energy Management (self sponsored) from July 2008.

As Dean¸ School of Public Policy and Governance: efforts being taken for increasein intake of participants and self sponsoring of the programme from 2008.

Journal of IMT Ghaziabad: initiated the journal¸ Paradigm¸ IMT Ghaziabad in 1996

As Editor of Vision. Journal of MDI Gurgaon: made it a refereed journal¸ increased circulation and changed its outlook.

Chairman¸ Economics Area: increase in number of research and publications

Organisation of seminars / workshops: 15

Directed about 100 training programmes including MDP.

5. Recognition:
Member- World Energy Council and India Energy Business Delegation Team to Canada.

Member - Climate Sustainability PLATFORM¸ Copenhagen Climate Exchange 2009 (CPHCO2009).

Member - Advisory Committee¸ Government of India¸ Ministry of Power.

Member – World Energy Council- India Member Committee.

Advisory Member- Advantedge Global Services¸ Inc.¸ U S based firm on The World Bank Development¸ Design and Maintenance of a Low Carbon Growth Country Studies Knowledge Program.

Member- International Academic Advisory Board¸ Group of Management Institutions¸ South Africa.

Knowledge Partner of Microsoft Strategic Group on Power Sector.

Member¸ State Finance Commission¸ Government of Bihar.

6. Publications:
Books: 16

Research Papers: 90

7. Teaching Experience: 25 years
He has been associated with MDI¸ Gurgaon for the last 14 years out of 25 years of his association with the academic world.

8. Subjects Teaching:
Teaching the participants of Post-Graduate level (MBA¸ PGPM¸ NMP¸ Part-time PGP) and MDPs¸ comprising the subjects such as Managerial Economics (Micro Economic Theory)¸ Economic Analysis¸ Economic Environment (Theory and Policy aspects)¸ Macroeconomic theory¸ International Business¸ Labour Economics¸ Financing and Managing Infrastructure Development¸ Oil Economics¸ Power Management¸Energy Economics¸ Energy and Environment.

9. Research Project / Consultancy:
Areas of Research / Consultancy include Energy and Environment¸ Energy Economics¸ Oil Industry¸ Power Industry¸ Domestic Business Environmentscanning and Policy Analysis¸ Governance Issues and Institutional Structure¸ InfrastructureEconomics and Financing Projects¸ Capacity Building in Social Sectors. Public Private Sector Economics¸ Insurance and Disaster Management¸ Management of Energy and Environment
Delhi Power Company Ltd.¸ Government of Delhi: “Study of Power Sector Reforms in Delhi”¸ awarded by Delhi Power Company Ltd.

HAREDA¸ Government of Haryana: “Impact Assessment of Energy Conservation in Haryana”¸ awarded by the HAREDA.

BURM (Balurja Rakshak Mission): “Consultancy to sensitize school children of Gurgaon for energy conservation¸ awarded by the HAREDA.

UNDP Project¸ “Role of Insurance Sector in Disaster Management: Preparedness and Mitigation”¸ 2001.

MDI research project on¸ “Growth and Restructuring of Indian Oil Industry: Post Reform Analysis”¸ 2000.

MDI research project on¸ “Study of Public–Private Partnership in Infrastructure Project: a case of Noida Toll Bridge Ltd.”¸ 2002-2003.

10. MDPs / Training Programs: 80

11. PhD Examiner and Guide: 30

12. Awards / Appreciation
RASHTRIYA GAURAV AWARD (IIFS¸ September 2010) for academic excellence and contribution to India’s development.
Exemplary Global Leadership Award¸ 2010.

13. International Experience:
Dr Atmanand is a widely traveled educationist and has been all over the globe in missions related to education and teaching.
He visited Canada (Montreal) from 12 to 18 September 2010 as a Member of Indian Energy Business Delegation team organized by theWorld Energy Council-IMC and Canadian High Commission to participate in meetings. He also participated in the 21st World Energy Congress at Montreal¸ Canada.

He was invited to join as the Key Expert and deliver keynote and lead presentations in the UNFCCC COP15 Climate Summit held in Copenhagen from 7-18 December 2009

He traveled to Europe and participated in programs of Indian European StudiesCenter in France and Germany in November 2001. He was invited to deliver lectures in Economics in ESCP¸ Paris and University of Wuppertal¸ Germany.

He traveled on an education tour to Washington and New York from 3 to 17May 2009 for academic collaboration and business meetings with USAD and George Mason University¸ Washington

He also presented paper and chaired technical session in the World Conference on Energy¸ Paris (France) in June 2009.