Dr. Balram Rao holds his Doctorate degree in Economics and Public Policy from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR). He also holds a P.G. Certificate in Enterprise Management from Department of Management Studies (DoMS), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-D). He holds two Awards of UGC-NET and reverted to academia with MHRD (Govt. of India) as well as IIT-R Teaching Fellowship. Before joining the academic full time, he had an entrepreneurial venture and had around 15 years of corporate and professional experience from manager to consultant at various organizations in India and abroad.
Dr. Rao has been associated with several national as well as international environmental and development projects such as ‘Reverse Value Creations and Corporate Social Responsibility’ at world’s largest Automotive Steering Makers (Sona Koya Steering Ltd).
He was also on panel with Delhi Government on Shifting Industry from Non-Conforming Industrial Area in New Delhi (Jointly with Ambedkar University Delhi)’.
He had been Research Consultant in an ‘Educational Assessment Project’ at National Productivity Council (NPC), Govt. of India; Social Scientist cum Project Consultant (Research) on ‘Revival and Sustainability in Handloom Industry’ in collaboration with International Labour Organization (ILO), New Delhi ; ‘Ecological Transition and Human Centric Compliance in future of work’ with University of Paris, UNESCO, University of Namur, Belgium and ILO, Geneva.
In July 2019, ILO-Centenary Conference, Dr. Rao was selected and invited to receive the prestigious ILO-RDW Fellowship Award at ILO-HQ-Geneva, Switzerland
Before Joining at Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi, Dr. Rao was on various academic committees and teaching Macroeconomic Environment Policy and International Business at Alliance School of Business, Alliance University Bengaluru.
Research and Publication
He has a great interest in interdisciplinary research topics and delivered lectures on research methods and guided many junior researchers and interns
from various universities including IIM Bangalore, JNU, DU, AUD,, HSE-Moscow and Erasmus School of Business, Rotterdam.
In April, 2022, Dr. Balram Rao was invited to discuss on ‘ Srilnakan Economic Crisis’ at 13th South Asian Economic Association organised by Indian Government think ( MoEA) , IHC, New Delhi.
Over the years, Dr. Rao has been scholarly invited and published several research papers in various national and international Conference and workshops organized by the research institute of repute globally including, London School of Economics (LSE, UK), SARNET-ILO, IDRC, IZA Berlin, Germany, World Bank, HSE National Research University-Moscow, ISS-The Hague, University of Namur, Belgium, Paris School of Economics-France, IIMs and IITs etc.