Professor B.S.Ghuman is a forward-looking senior academic administrator having 35 years’ teaching and research experience. He is M.A., M.Phil, and Ph.D. in Economics.
Currently, Vice Chancellor Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab.
Previously, Professor at the Department of Public Administration, Prof. Ghuman has served as Dean, Faculty of Arts, PU, Chandigarh for five terms which is a record in itself. Prof. Ghuman has a diverse knowledge of university administration ranging from policy to routine administrative matters. His active involvement in governing bodies of PU like Senate (2008-12) and Syndicate (2010); academic bodies- Academic Council, Joint Research Board, Selection Committees, Faculty of Arts, Research Degree Committees, member of a large number of high profile committees has helped him in developing acumen in the field of policy making and preparation of policy documents including a proposal for Innovative University worth Rs. 300 Crores submitted by the University to the UGC.
He also gained knowledge about University Administration by serving at various positions such as Coordinator PU Research Promotion Cell, Chairman, Department of Public Administration (two terms); Hostel Warden, etc.. He has also been associated with the Committee and other works of apex bodies like the UGC and NAAC. Prof. Ghuman has published 2 books and 64 research papers. His recent paper on Decentralization is published in Policy and Society- a Journal having H Index: 9. He has guided 13 Ph.D. theses and completed 3 national/state research projects. He is Editor-in- Chief, Panjab University Research Journal (Arts) besides being a member of Editorial Boards of a couple of international journals; member of research grant review committees of national and international funding agencies.
Possessing vast international experience in the field of higher education, Prof. Ghuman has completed 3 international projects. He has been a member of Governing/Executive Council of Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (a binational organization funded by Governments of Canada and India) Calgary/New Delhi. He has made 23 visits abroad in pursuit of his academic interests. Recently he was invited by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes, Vienna, Austria, to participate in Expert Group Meeting on the elimination of violence against children held on October 30-November 1, 2013. Prof. Ghuman has rich experience of working with governments. He has been on the Board of Directors, FACT (a Government of India Undertaking), Kochi (two terms); Member Fifth Pay Commission, Punjab; Member, Punjab Governance Reforms Commission; and is Member of Advisory Task Force for Results Framework Document, Governments of India and Punjab. Prof. Ghuman’s mission is the promotion of quality-centric teaching and research, and making higher education equitable and relevant to society and market. Passion for learning, integrity, and compassion for social concerns are amongst his major strengths.
1. Higher Education in India: The Changing Scenario (Co-editor), Rawat Publications, Jaipur, 2014.
“Academic Autonomy of Indian Universities with Special Reference to Panjab University”, University News (A Journal of Higher Education), Vol. 53, No.3.
2. “Nehruvian Model of Development Planning: Rhetoric and Reality” in Ranjit Singh Ghuman and Indervir Singh (ed.),
Nehruvian Economic Philosophy And Its Contemporary Relevance, Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development, Chandigarh, 2014.
3. “Application of Information and Communication Technology and Right to Service Act with Special Reference to the Indian State of Punjab” (Co-author),
Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Public Administration (9th), Volume 1, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Press (UESTC Press), October 2013.
4. Corruption and Quality of Governance: Experiences of Select
Commonwealth Countries (Co-editor), Aalekh Publishers, Jaipur, 2012.
5. The Use of Input-Output Analysis in Regional Planning: A Case Study
of Punjab, Ajanta Publications, Delhi, 1994.
Select Research Papers: 25
6. “Application of Information and Communication Technology
and Right to Service Act with Special Reference
to the Indian State of Punjab” (Co-author), Proceedings of the 2013
International Conference on Public Administration (9th), Volume 1,
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Press (UESTC
Press), October 2013.
7. “Decentralization and Delivery of Public Services in Asia” (Co-author),
Policy and Society, Vol. 32, No. 1 March 2012.
8. “Corruption, Public Policy, and Civil Society: The Indian Experience” (Coauthor),
in B.S. Ghuman, et. al, (ed.), Corruption and Quality of
Governance: Experiences of Select Commonwealth Countries, Aalekh
Publishers, Jaipur, 2012.
9. “Social Audit of Privatization in India”, in R. S. Ghuman, Surjit Singh and
J. S. Brar (ed.), Globalization and Change, Rawat Publications, Jaipur,
10. “Policy Transfer and Citizen Charter: The Indian Experience” (Co-author),
The Indian Journal of Public Administration, Volume LIII, NO.4,
11. “Health Care for the Poor in India with Special Reference to Punjab State”
(Co-author), in Raza Ahmad (ed.), The Role of Public Administration in Building a Harmonious Society, Asian Development Bank, Network of
Asia-Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and
Governance (NAPSIPAG), 2006.
12. “Deregulation of Telecommunication Services in India: Assessing the Role
of TRAI” (Co-author), Management In Government, Vol. XXXVIII, No.
2, July –September 2006.
13. “Rural Poverty Alleviation in India: An Assessment of Public
Programmes” (Co-author), in Jak Jabes (ed.), The Role of Public
Administration in Alleviating Poverty and Improving Governance, Asian
Development Bank, Network of Asia-Pacific Schools and Institutes of
Public Administration and Governance (NAPSIPAG), 2005.
14. “Regional Dimensions of Urban Poverty in India” (Co-author), Population
Geography, Vol.25, No. 1&2, June-December 2003.
15. “Impact of Globalisation, Liberalisation and Privatisation Policies on
Governance: The Indian Experience”, in S.N. Mishra, Anil D. Mishra and
Sweta Mishra (Eds.), Public Governance and Decentralisation (Essays in
Honour of T.N. Chaturvedi), Mittal Publications, New Delhi, 2003.
16. “Administrative Restructuring in Indian Public Enterprises” (Co-author),
Management in Government, Vol. XXXIV, No.3, 2002
17. “New Public Management: Theory and Practice”, Indian Journal of
Public Administration, Vol. XLVII, No. 4, October- December 2001.
18. “From Public Enterprise and Privatisation Towards Sectoral Mixes: Guest
Editor’s Introduction”, (Co-Editor), The Asian Journal of Public
Administration, Hong Kong, Vol. 23, No. 2, December 2001.
19. “Performance of Public Enterprises: An Assessment of India’s
Experience,” International Review of Public Administration, South Korea
Vol. 6, No. 1, June 2001.
20. “Governance and Liberalisation Policy: The Indian Experience,” The
Chinese Public Administration Review, Vol. IX, No. 3, June 2000.
21. “Liberalisation and Regional Patterns of Industrialisation: The Indian
Experience”, in Dilip Dutta (ed. 2000) Economic Liberalisation and
Institutional Reforms in South Asia: Recent Experience and Future
Prospects, Centre for South Asian Studies, Sydney University, Sydney,
Australia, Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi.
22. “Public Enterprises in India: Phases of Reforms in the 1990s,” The Asian
Journal of Public Administration, Hong Kong Vol. 21, No. 2, December
23. “Public Enterprise Reforms in India: Rhetoric and Reality,” The Review of
Policy Issues Vol. 3, No. 1, Winter, (Journal of Sheffield Hallam
University, U.K.) 1997.
24. “Structural Transformation in Rural Employment in Punjab-An Inter-district
Analysis” (Co-author ) The Geographer, Volume LII, No. 2, 1995.
25. “Deregulation of Telecommunications: A Case Study of Punwire”,
Productivity, Vol. 36, No. July-Sep. 1995.
26. “Productivity Trends and Factor Substitutability in Manufacturing Sector in
Gujarat: Implications for Planning”, (Co-author), in D.T. Lakadewala (ed.),
Gujarat Economy: Problems and Prospects, Sardar Patel Institute of
Economic and Social Research, Ahmadabad, 1993.
27. “Regional Variations in Growth and Inequality in the Living Standards:
The Indian Experience”, (Co-author) Margin, Vol. 25, No. 3, 1993.
28. “A Planning Model for Punjab in Consistency Framework” The Indian
Economic Review, Vol. XXIV, January-June, 1989
29. “Estimation of Engel Elasticities Through Concentration Curves: An
Application at Regional Level”, Margin, April- June 1988.
30. “The Responsiveness of State Taxes – A Comparative Study of Punjab and
Haryana”, (Co-author), The Indian Economic Review, Vol. XIX, No. 2,