Dr. PANDAY Pranab Kumar
Doctor of Philosophy (2009)
Department of Public Policy (then Department of Public and Social Administration), CityU
Department of Public Administration
University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
“I feel privileged to share my professional experience with the CityU community as an alumnus of the doctoral programme at City University of Hong Kong.
At present, I am working as a Professor of Public Administration at the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. I obtained my doctoral degree in Public Administration from the Department of Public and Social Administration at CityU in 2009. I obtained M.Phil degree from the University of Bergen, Norway in 2004. Moreover, I had Bachelor and Master Degrees in Public Administration from the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. I completed my post-doctoral research at Cornell University, USA as a Senior Fulbright Fellow in 2012.
My research interest includes public administration, public policies and gender & governance in third world studies. Since I completed my doctoral degree, I have published more than a dozen of articles in noted international journals, including International Political Science Review, Local Government Studies, Asian Survey, International Journal of Public Administration, Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, Public Organization Review: A Global Journal, Asian and Pacific Migration Journal and Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Administration.
Moreover, I have published eight book chapters that got published from international publishers, including Rutledge, Sage, and Springer. My book entitled “Women’s Political Participation in Bangladesh: Institutional Reforms, Actors and Outcomes” has been published from Springer in 2013. My book entitled “Women’s Empowerment in South Asia: NGO Interventions and Agency Building in Bangladesh” has been published from Routledge, UK in 2016. Another book of mine entitled “Reforming Urban Governance in Bangladesh: The City Corporation” has been published from Palgrave Macmillan in 2016.
The quality of my work has been validated by award I received as well. I was awarded “the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh Award” 2008 (awarded in 2011) and 2014 (awarded in 2016) in recognition to my publication in International Political Science Review and International Journal of Public Administration.
Moreover, my contribution in academic fields has helped me in gaining professional excellence. I chaired the department of Public Administration from August 2009 to December 2011. I discharged the responsibility of the elected General Secretary of the Rajshahi University teachers’ Association in 2014. Finally, I served as the reviewers of different international journals like International Review of Administrative Sciences, International Political Science Review, International Journal of Public Administration, South Asia: A Journal of Asian Studies, Asian Social Work and Policy Review, Journal of Developing Areas, and so on. I have been providing consultancy services to different international donor agencies including UNDP, SDC, USAID, DanChrchAid and so on.
I strongly believe that the exceptional quality of the doctoral programs at CityU has helped me in attaining all achievements in my professional career.” (Dec 2016)