Vikash Kumar

Assistant Professor

Dr Kumar is an assistant professor in the social work department. He earned his doctoral degree in Global Health from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh on implementation of mental health and non-communicable disease program at the public hospitals in Bihar (India). Over the past 10 years, Dr Kumar worked on various projects related to community health, emergency response, homelessness and livelihood for marginalized communities. Dr Kumar’s research interests include health care for elderly, mental health services delivery, homelessness, education, health system strengthening. He is keen in working with students and colleagues to use technologies to develop models and interventions to tackle contemporary social problems at local and global level. Dr Kumar serves as Director of Information Technology for the International consortium for Social Development.

PhD Global Health, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK
MSW, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
BSW, Indira Gandhi National Open University

Israni, M., & Kumar, V. (2021). Gendered Work and Barriers in Employment Increase Unjust Work–Life
Imbalance for Women: The Need for Structural Responses. The International Journal of Community and
Social Development, 3(3), 290–295.

Kumar, V., Cheng, S. Y. C., & Singh, A. K. (2016). Impact of flood on rural population and strategies for
mitigation: A case study of Darbhanga district, Bihar state, India. Contemporary Rural Social Work, 8(1),

Cheng, C. S., & Kumar, V. (2012) Pattern of Exploitation and Organized Crime: Study on Homeless
Beggars in Patna, Bihar. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publication. 11 (2).

Kumar. V., (2011). Health Care Accessibility in Flood Affected Area: A case study of Biraul Block of
Darbhanga District Bihar, Master Dissertation, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai


Kumar. V. (Jul 2019). Paper Presentation on “Ruling the Organization of Service Delivery: An Institutional Ethnography of Integrated NCD Program in India” at 21th Biennial International Symposium of International Consortium for Social Development, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Kumar. V. (May 2019). Lighting talk on Integrated Health System for public health, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh.

Kumar. V. (Apr 2017). Paper Presentation ”Doing Institutional Ethnography: A Methodological Reflection”, Doctoral Student Conference 2017, Queen Margaret University.

Kumar. V. & Cheng, S. (Mar 2012). Paper Presentation “Challenges and Strategies of Justice Delivery for Victims of Organised Crimes: Case Studies on Homeless Beggars in Patna District, Bihar” at 35th All India Criminology Conference at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

Kumar. V. (Feb 2012). Paper Presentation on “Impact of Globalization on Ultra Poor” at National Seminar on Globalization & Women” Mahatama Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

Kumar. V., Sinha M, & Kumari, P. (Apr 2011). Poster Presentation on “Decentralised Geographical Health Planning”Americares India Health Angel's Competition organised by AmeriCares India at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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