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Dr. R. Balasubramaniam

Founder and Chairman

Dr R. Balasubramaniam (Balu) is a development activist, social innovator, writer and a leadership trainer.He is a medical doctor by training, with specialization in Public administration from Harvard University.

Inspired by the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda, he founded the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement at the age of 19 and went on to work with the displaced and dispossessed forest-based tribes in H.D.Kote Taluk of Mysore District, Karnataka and this has grown to be one of India’s finest NGOs.

Dr. R. Balasubramaniam teaches and lectures at various universities across the globe, on issues related to Leadership, Governance of NGOs, Poverty and Development, and Global Health. He has been bestowed with the honor of being the Frank H T Rhodes Professor at Cornell University, USA and is also the Adjunct Professor of International Programs at the University of Iowa, USA. He regularly runs leadership workshops for the Govt, NGOs and corporates, both in India and abroad, with his niche areas being ‘enlightened leadership,’ ‘adaptive leadership’ and ‘servant-based leadership’ as propounded by Swami Vivekananda. Over the years, Dr. R. Balasubramaniam has been a member of several Central and State Government committees. He also served as an adviser and consultant to the World Bank and WHO. He is also the Professor and Head of the Vivekananda Chair, University of Mysore.

Dr. R. Balasubramaniam has been passionately involved with the anti-corruption movement in India and has assisted the Karnataka Lok Ayukta in investigating issues of corruption and maladministration in the Medical Education department and Public Distribution System of Karnataka. He travels across the country, speaking and interacting with the youth, motivating them to be good citizens and play their part in building a new and resurgent India. Dr. R. Balasubramaniam writes in local English and Kannada dailies and blogs regularly, mostly about development issues. He currently resides in Mysore, Karnataka and can be reached at drrbalu@gmail.com

An Article About Dr. Balu on TATA Reveiw website

This article talks about GRAAM’s Founder and Chairman Dr. Balasubramaniam ‘s journey started, the milestones, and what Dr.Balu belives about Social Development.

Click below to read the full article on TATA Review’s website.


Project Handled

# Name of the Project Assignment Partner Thematic Area Project Type Assignment Period
1 Outsourcing formulation of policy options and legal implications for enabling prescription and dispensing by mid-level health workers and nurses for primary health care in India World Health Organisation Public Health Strategic Consultation Jun 2019

Nov 2019
2 Demand side assessment of primary health care in Assam World Health Organisation Public Health Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Sep 2019

Jun 2020
3 Outsourcing formulation of policy options and legal implications for enabling prescription and dispensing by mid-level health workers and nurses for primary health care in India. World Health Organisation Public Health Policy Engagement Jun 2019

Dec 2019
4 Evaluation study of Out Of Pocket Expenditure Incurred for Maternal Health Care by BPL Women in Karnataka in Public Health facilities. Karnataka Evaluation Authority (KEA) Public Health Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Jan 2019

Mar 2020
5 Developing a roadmap of social enterprise ecosystem as a precursor for a viable social stock exchange in India NABARD Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Policy Engagement Dec 2019

Apr 2020
6 Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for TITAN CSR Projects Titan Comany Limited Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Sep 2016

May 2017
7 Health Enrich NABFINS,SVYM,Rotary Club South (Mysuru),Wurth Electronics Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Apr 2016

Sep 2017
8 Policy for procurement of land for residential sites in Karnataka Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation Governance and Democratization Policy Engagement May 2015

Oct 2016
9 Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) Government of Karnataka Governance and Democratization Community Consultation Mar 2015

May 2015
10 Building Human and Social Capital at the core of CSR Strategy for PAGE Industries (Jockey) PAGE Industries Limited Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Community Consultation Jun 2015

Dec 2015
11 Study of the performance of 24 X 7 PHCs in the ‘C’ category districts of Karnataka Karnataka State Health System Resource Centre (KSHSRC) Public Health Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation May 2014

Oct 2014
12 Strengthening community monitoring for reduction of PDS leakages Food, Consumer Supplies Dept, GOK Governance and Democratization Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Jan 2014

Jan 2015


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Leadership Lessons for Daily Living

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I, the citizen

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Voices from the Grassroots

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