Professor Sankar Kumar Bhaumik joined as Director of the Institute of Development Studies Jaipur on 22nd December 2016. He has vast experience of teaching and research spanning over more than 34 years. Prior to joining this Institute, he served the Departments of Economics of Calcutta University (22 years) and Vidyasagar University (9 years). He has been a full Professor in Calcutta University since January 2006. His fields of specialization are econometrics, agricultural economics, Indian economic development, and research methodology. Besides teaching these papers to the post-graduate students, he has done extensive research in the areas of agrarian relations, agricultural development, rural credit (including micro-credit), and globalization and employment. His publications include Principles of Econometrics: A Modern Approach Using EViews (Oxford University Press, 2015), Reforming Indian Agriculture: Towards Employment Generation and Poverty Reduction (Sage Publications, 2008), and Tenancy Relations and Agrarian Development: A Study of West Bengal (Sage Publications, 1993). He has to his credit more than 30 research papers published in refereed journals/ edited books. He has so far completed 5 research projects, and successfully supervised 13 PhD theses and 11 MPhil dissertations