Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad
Ranjana Agarwal

Associate Professor

Area: Economic Environment and Policy

PhD in Economics, Zakir Hussain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University,(JNU) New Delhi.
M Phil, Zakir Hussain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, ,(JNU) New Delhi.
MA Economics, Banaras Hindu University, (BHU) Varanasi.
BA Economics Hons, Banaras Hindu University, (BHU)Varanasi,
NET qualified (Economics)


Core: Business, Government and Society in India. Managerial Economics.


Research Interests
Social Sector issues as Women Employment, Tribal issues and livelihood issues. Rural Development. Gender and ICT


Research Projects at IMT :

  • Sustainable Livelihood Options through Training in Handicrafts: A Study of Primitive Tribal Groups in Jharkhand. ( March 2012 to March 2013). Created Documentary AAROHAN (9. 40 min) to create awareness about tribals, lifestyle and livelihood options. This documentary was screened in a documentary film festival, Jeevika 2013
  • Finding Marketing mix solutions for Handicrafts for Tribal Cultural Society, Jamshedpur , (2014 Feb -2015 May).
  • Planning for Implementation of PURA in Greenfield Areas: A Situation Analysis of Bahraich District: (2011 September -2012 May)

Papers in peer reviewed journals – Selected

  • Agarwal, R. and Malhotra, G.(2016) :Women and Access to ICT: A Case study of India, African Journal of Business Management, Vol. 10, No.11, pp. 288-297., June 2016.
  • Agarwal, R. and Awasthy, N (2013):Evaluation of Self Reliance model on Women’s Empowerment: A Case of Chitrakoot, Int. J. of Intercultural Information Management. Vol. 3, No. 3, pg 219-225.
  • Agarwal, R. (2009): Effect of Education Qualification in Information Technology Industry: A Case Study of India, American Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 2, No.1, November 2009.
  • Agarwal, R. & Nisa, S (2009): India’s Competitiveness In Knowledge Economy: Challenges And Prospects, Asian Social Science, Canadian Center of Science and Education, Vol.5, No.1, Jan, 2009
  • Agarwal, R. (2009): Knowledge Firms and Growth Strategies – Case Study, BVI MR Management Edge, Jan –Jun 2009.
  • Agarwal, R., & Sebastian, V. J. (2009). FDI in Services Sector: An Empirical Analysis with Special Reference to the Delhi Region. Advances in Management, 2(4), 50-56.
  • Agarwal, R. (2005): Women’s Career progress in IT industries, Review of Development and Change, MIDS, Vol. 10, No. 2, July – Dec 2005


Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Agarwal, R., Malhotra, G., Batra, S., & Awasthy, N. (2015). Planning for Implementation of PURA in Greenfield Areas: Situation Analysis of Bahraich District. The Case Centre ID: 215-033-1 (Teaching Note: 215-033-8). The Case Centre.
  • Agarwal, R., Malhotra, G., Pruthi, M., Kumar, P., & Lodhi, P. (2015). AAROHAN: Handicrafts Training for Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups in Jharkhand. The Case Centre ID: 215-006-1 (Teaching Note: 215-006-8 & Video Reference: 215-006-4). The Case Centre.


Publications in Business Magazines/Trade Journals/Professional Journals and Magazines/other Periodicals

  • Agarwal, R. (2015): IMT Ghaziabad's Project in Jharkhand Paintings Offer Livelihood Options for Sustainable Tribal Development. CSR Mandate, 2(2), January, 13-15.
  • Agarwal, CSR for Sustainable Livelihood, A Case Study of Training in Handicrafts for Primitive Tribal Groups in Jharkhand, CSR Mandate, Vol. 1, Issue 1, June –July, pg 46-49
  • Agarwal, R., et al, (2013) : Sustainable Livelihood Options for Primitive Tribal Groups in Jharkhand: CSR Initiatives by Tata Steel, AIMA, Vol:7, Issue:1/4, ISSN:0974 – 974


Articles published in Newspapers/Financial Dailies

  • Agarwal, R.( 2007): IT, An Elitist Career, The Statesman, 8 th Day, October 7, 2007.
  • Agarwal, R.( 2008): Knowledge process Outsourcing, Nai Rahe, Dainik Jagran, 15 Jan, 2008

Also 12 Chapters have been published in Books/Monographs, 15 paper presentations in International and National Conferences and Seminars in addition to 2 book Reviews


Academic Experience

Working in IMT Ghaizabad since 2006
Visiting Faculty, University of Haifa, Israel during Dec 2010 – Jan 2011, Course – Doing Business in India