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Dr. Basavaraju R Shreshta

Executive Director

Dr. Basavaraju R Shreshta, is a public policy and development professional having diversified expertise in designing and conducting large scale multidisciplinary research and evaluation studies, developing policy, vision and strategy documents. He has rich experience with grassroots as well as policy level and with all the four sectors in Development i.e. Community (citizenry), Government, Corporate and Civil Society Organisations. 

Dr. Basavaraju's research expertise includes thematic areas like learning (education), skill development & livelihood, employment of persons with disability, Corporate Social Responsibility, WASH and Youth development.

 

Membership and fellowships

  • Confederation of Indian Industry's (CII) South India Regional Committee has appointed GRAAM's executive director Dr. Basavaraju R Shreshta, as a member of the committee of Education, Skill development and Job creation for the 4th consecutive term. He was also invited previously by CII to join the Taskforce on Water.  
  • He served as a member for WASH forum as part of IHU_WASH activity at WASH LAB, NIE, Mysuru under the initiative of USAID and NIUA, government of India. 
  • Selected as a member for South India regional WAter Task Force constituted by Confederation of Indian Industries (2017).
  • He served as a member for Karnataka Vision 2025 sector Specialist Group and authoring Skill Development and employment Vision Document for the state (2017).
  • He served as a fellow for Employment and Disability Institute, Cornell University, in USA (2014-15).

Project Handled

# Name of the Project Assignment Partner Thematic Area Project Type Assignment Period
1 Adolescent Wellbeing- a Preliminary Study in Karnataka’s Government Schools PAGE Industries Limited Public Health Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Oct 2019

Mar 2020
2 Social Business Initiatives for Rural Women in Mysuru District Wurth Electronics Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Community Consultation Nov 2019

Apr 2022
3 Evaluation of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) in Karnataka Karnataka Evaluation Authority (KEA) Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Jan 2019

Mar 2020
4 A study on School Development and Monitoring Committee PAGE Industries Limited Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Community Consultation Dec 2019

Jan 2020
5 Understanding the Presence of SDMC and the Challenges that Schools Pose to the Effective Functioning of SDMC PAGE Industries Limited Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Community Consultation Sep 2019

Dec 2019
6 Is School Mapping a Good Way to Bring in Stakeholders PAGE Industries Limited Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Community Consultation Jan 2016

Apr 2021
7 Sugamya Shiksha PAGE Industries Limited Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Development Research Jan 2016

Apr 2020
8 Karnataka State Specific Action Plan (KSSAP) on water: Towards Water Security, Safety and Sustainability: 2050 Advanced Centre for Integrated Water Resources Management (ACIWRM) Governance and Democratization Policy Engagement Dec 2018

Dec 2019
9 Community Need Assessment for CSR Intervention of Asian Paints Limited Asian Paints Limited. Governance and Democratization Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Dec 2019

Feb 2020
10 Formative Evaluation of the Programs Supported by ABFRL across Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited (ABFRL) and Partner organizations Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Apr 2018

Sep 2018
11 Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Skill Development Program for Less Privileged Youth under Titan’s Corporate Social Responsibility Titan Comany Limited Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Aug 2018

Mar 2019
12 Research & Strategic Consultation for the Establishment of NR Foundation’s PwD Skill and Employment Facilitation Centre NR Foundation Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Strategic Consultation Aug 2018

Dec 2018
13 Feasibility Study for the Implementation of Education CSR intervention at Selected Govt. Schools of Hassan Himatsingka Foundation Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Nov 2018

Jan 2019
14 School Toilet Requirement - Need Assessment Study Toyota Public Health Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Oct 2018

Dec 2018
15 Vision Document: Karnataka 2025 Employment and Skill Development Department of Planning, Govt. of Karnataka KPMG Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd. Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Sep 2017

Sep 2018
16 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
17 Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) Baseline Survey: Karnataka Assembly Election, 2018 Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bengaluru Governance and Democratization Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Jan 2018

Apr 2018
18 Health Enrich NABFINS,SVYM,Rotary Club South (Mysuru),Wurth Electronics Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Apr 2016

Sep 2017
19 Policy for Procurement of Land for Residential Sites in Karnataka Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation Governance and Democratization Policy Engagement May 2015

Oct 2016
20 A study to measure the Impact of Participation in Self-help Groups on Livelihood, Economic Empowerment and Community Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Cornell University's Yang-Tan Institute Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation May 2015

Jun 2016
21 Process Evaluation of Prema Vidya SVYM Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Feb 2015

Mar 2016
22 Case Study: Employment Practices for Persons with Disabilities at WIPRO and CISCO Cornell University's Yang-Tan Institute Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation May 2015

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

May 2015
24 Project Samvarthana: A Convergent Approach to Child Survival & Development UNICEF Public Health Strategic Consultation Nov 2015

Oct 2016
25 Field study in Semi Urban and Rural Areas of Mysuru District to Understand the Needs, Motivations and Aspiration of Adults in Low Income Communities Sattva Media and Consultating Pvt Ltd Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Development Research Dec 2015

Mar 2016
26 Orientation and Felicitation of Tribal Gram Panchayat Members GRAAM Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Community Consultation May 2015

Jun 2015
27 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
28 A Project to study Suitability of Prema Vidya Audio-Visual material for Teaching of Science, Math and Social Science at the secondary level in Yadgir District of Karnataka SVYM Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Development Research Jun 2014

Dec 2014
29 Strengthening Community Monitoring for Reduction of PDS Leakages Government of Karnataka Governance and Democratization Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Jan 2014

Jan 2015
30 Do People with Disability need a job in MGNREGA? Cornell University, ILR School Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Development Research Jan 2014

Jan 2015
31 Skill Gap study and Impact Evaluation of Skill Training Karnataka Skill Development Corporation (KSDC) Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Nov 2020

Oct 2021
32 NISHTHA: Transforming Comprehensive Healthcare in India Jhpiego Public Health Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Dec 2020

Jun 2022
33 COVI Reach Aris Global Software Pvt ltd Governance and Democratization Community Consultation May 2021

Aug 2021
34 Sugamya Shiksha Aris Global Software Pvt ltd Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Development Research Mar 2021

Sep 2023
35 Impact Evaluation of MyQuest Programme in Tamil Nadu and Gujarat QUEST Alliance Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Sep 2021

Jan 2022
36 SVEEP Museum & Capacity Building Center Office of the chief Electoral officer, Karnataka Governance and Democratization Development Research Jun 2021

Aug 2021
37 Developing a Roadmap of Social Enterprise Ecosystem as a Precursor for a viable Social Stock Exchange in India NABARD Governance and Democratization Development Research Jun 2019

Jun 2020
38 Development of State of the 21st Century Skills Sector Report UNICEF Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Oct 2021

Feb 2022
39 A Study to Understand the Activities Engaged by Rural Government School Children at home due to COVID lockdown GRAAM Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Social Impact Assessment & Evaluation Jul 2021

Aug 2021
40 Navigating through the Dynamics of Indigenous Communities' Acquisition and Safe-Guarding of Forest Rights Soliga Abhivruddi Sangaha, Hanur Indigenous Community Development Community Consultation Feb 2020

Jun 2020
41 Preparation of district human development reports - Kodagu and Kolar Human Development Division, Department of Planning, Programme Monitoring and Statistics Learning, Skill Development and Livelihood Development Research Jul 2013

Jun 2014


1. Authored Karnataka Vision document-2025 for Skill Development an employment Sector for Government of Karnantak.


    2. Authored Policy on skill Development, Livelihood and Entrepreneurship to Government of Karnataka: 2017-2030.


            3. Basavaraju R.., & T. M Mahesh (2019). Awareness level of beneficiaries with respect to the concepts and services of Sanjeevini - A study of Mysuru district International Journal of Advance research, Ideas and innovations in Technology, 5(3) IJARIIT.com.


              4. Presented a paper on 'Self-help Group Model for Eliminating Poverty, Promoting Community, inclusion, and Building Capabilities for Persons with Disabilities in Rural India, in Human Development and Capability Association Annual Conference, Athens, Greece, September 4, 2014


                5. Paper presentation on Business model of health enrich - A Rural Social Business initiative by GRAAM on 9th March 2018 at the Garden City university Bengluru in the international conference TRANSITION 2018 on forgotten ethnic foods of India.

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