Designation :Assistant Professor


Dr. P. Sivakumar, faculty of the Department of Development Studies, RGNIYD is a Post-Doctoral Fellow (ICPR Fellowship) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi.  He has obtained Ph.D. from Kerala University and holds Master's Degree in Sociology and Philosophy. He has been associated with UNESCO-MGIEP, Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP) London, Centre for Development Studies (CDS) and Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR) for various research projects.


Being engaged as an academician, researcher and trainer for the past several years, he has published a number of papers in journals, books and Training Manuals. His recent book on Youth Migration in Emerging India: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities published by Orient Blackswan (2018) discusses the dynamics of migration, labour market and employability of Indian youth. He is also an editorial member for International Journal on Migration and Development, Routledge. As a Trainer, he has authored Training Manuals on Sustainable Development Goals (2017), Youth Employability (2011) and Handbook on Extension (2011).


Dr Sivakumar was the Coordinator of My Government – Citizen Engagement Platform at RGNIYD constituted by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. He represented Government of India to prepare Action Plan for BRICS on Skill Development and Entrepreneurship during BRICS Youth Summit 2016. He also represented Government of India for preparation of SAARC Youth Charter and Action Plan in the year 2014. He was the member of the drafting committee on Tamil Nadu State Youth Policy. He also was an expert Group Member on Gender Youth and Migration, Sub Community of UN Solution Exchange.


Dr.Sivakumar has organised various international/national conferences, seminars and workshops in collaboration with various International Organisations, among which the recent  International Conference on Achieving Youth Specific SDGs: Key Challenges and Policy Responses had Commonwealth Youth Programme-London, UNESCO-MGIEP, International Labour Organization, International Organization for Migration, UNICEF and United Nations Volunteers as partners.