Department of Civil Engineering and Humanities and Social Sciences

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Applications are invited for the temporary post of a Project Scientist to work on the project ‘Planning for Development in Areas Adjoining Growth Magnets: A Case Study of the Nankari Settlement Adjoining IIT Kanpur’.The project is a joint collaboration between IIT Kanpur, India, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia, USA under the Obama-Singh Knowledge Partnership initiative.

Project Brief: Industrial townships, or educational institutions, often trigger growth in surrounding areas also and form integral socio-economic linkages with them. However, the development in the latter remainsunplanned. This study seeks to understand the growth process in these areas as a necessary step towards identifying a plan to streamline this growth. Development in Nankari, an area next to IIT Kanpur, is used as case study. The broad questions for the study are (a) Identifying the range and nature of affiliations, and, (b) Studying the positive and negative externalities, which growth magnets, and in particular, public educational establishments, have on the surrounding areas.

Number of posts: One post

Duration: 1 Year (extendable)

Minimum Qualification:
• Masters (M.A. or M.Sc) with 3 years of experience in Economics, Statistics, Urban Planning, Development Studies, Population Studies, or relevant social sciences
• A good command over statistics and statistical software packages
• Excellent communication skills

Note: The above criteria may be relaxed in case of deserving candidates

Remuneration: INR 22,000-2200-44,000 per month depending upon the qualification and experience of candidate. Housing may be made available on the IIT Kanpur campus, subject to availability and as per Institute rules.

Contacts and application: Dr. Vimal Kumar ( / Prof. SudhirMisra (

Interested applicants should send their applications along with relevant testimonials with the subject-line “Application for Project Scientist – OSI” to the following address: Latest by- 1st February, 2014