Ajit Rai

Title: Visiting Lecturer

Name: Ajit Rai

Address: Thulodumma-9, Bhojpur

Email: raiajitpe@gmail.com/raiajitpe@cdrd.edu.np


Master’s in Rural Development, Tribhuvan University, 2003

Bachelor’s in English Education, Tribhuvan University, 2001

Proficiency Certificate, English Education and Economics Education, Tribhuvan University, 1998

School Leaving Certificate, Government of Nepal, 1995


Work History

Visiting Lecturer in Rural Development, 15 March 2016 to present, Central Department of Rural Development/Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu

Guest Lecturer in Rural Development, 24 December 2017 to 25 December 2017, SV Academy, Kathmandu

Guest Lecturer in Rural Development, 23 October 2017 to 27 October 2017, Padma Kanya Campus, Tribhuvan University

Guest Lecturer in Rural Development, 10 November 2017 to 22 November 2017, K and K College, Kathmandu

Correspondent, March 8, 2017 to August 16, 2017, Nepal Republic Media Pvt. Ltd., JDA Complex, Bag Durbar, Kathmandu

Lecturer in Rural Development, 16 December 2013 –16 December 2014, Xavier International College, Kalopul, Kathmandu

Translator/Interpreter, 1 December 2013-9 December 2013National Indigenous Women’s Federation (NIWF), Budhanagar, Kathmandu

Lecturer in Rural Development, Sigma College, Sohrakhutte, Kathmandu, 26 May 2013- 16 December 2014

Translator/Interpreter, 1 January 2008-15 January, 2011, Arms Monitoring Office/United Nations Mission in Nepal, New Baneswor, Kathmandu

Translator/Interpreter, 6 August 2007-31 December 2007, Electoral Assistance Office/ United Nations Mission in Nepal, Biratnagar, Morang

Consultant, 2 June 2007-2 August 2007, Mountain Spirit, Kathmandu

Field Research Supervisor, 1 August 2005- 17 October 2006,Technical Review of School Education/ESAT/DANIDA, Kupandol, Kathmandu

English Teacher, 24 August 1998- 15 December 1999, Bajra Barahi Secondary School, Chapagaon, Lalitpur

English Teacher, 4 February 1998- 13 June 1998,  Suryodaya Lower Secondary School, Thulodumma, Bhojpur

Major Publications


2018. Government, Institutions and Local Governance. Kathmandu:Kasthamandap Pustak Ghar.

2018. Rural Sociology. Kathmandu:Kasthamandap Pustak Ghar.

2017. Rural development: Theory and Discourse. Kathmandu: Kasthamandap Pustak Ghar.

2017. A Preliminary Inquiry into Theories of Development. North Charleston: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

2014. Rural Sociology and Development. Kathmandu: Kasthamandap Pustak Ghar.


Journal Articles

2017. Beyond Neoclassical Economics. Nepalese Journal of Development and Rural Studies, (13)2, 1-13.

Newspaper Articles

2018.June 5. Reviving TU. Republica.

2018. March 14. Why I said TU is dead. Republica.

2018. March 1. TU is dead. Republica.

2013. April 9. Hear us too. Republica.

2012. April 22. Debate on federalism: Truth and beyond. Republica.

2008. December 17. The inclusive revolution. Telegraph Weekly.

2008. May 5. Next government in Nepal: A Government or a substitute for Constituent Assembly. Telegraph Weekly.

2003. February 2. Philosophy: Yesterday and today. Rajdhani Daily

2007. June. Intellectual corruption in Nepal.  Five Minutes to Midnight

2006. May. Poverty and the rich: A Question of morality. Five Minutes to Midnight

2004. December 22. What accounts for conflict? TakingITGlobal.Online Publication.

2004. October 13. Potential success of peace talk in Nepal: Beyond the influence of self-centric or unbalanced logic. TakingITGlobal. Online Publication.

2004. May 30. Democracy in Nepal. TakingITGlobal. Online Publication

2005. June 22. Foreign aid: Rich countries’ promises and actions. TakingITGlobal. Online Publication

2007. Agitation against intellectual corruption in Nepal: Rethinking its purview. TakingITGlobal. Online Publication.

2008. May 5. The Next Nepalese government: What is it for? TakingITGlobal. Online Publication.


Major Research Engagement

Consultant, 2 June 2007-2 August 2007, Mountain Spirit, Kathmandu

Field Research Supervisor, 1 August 2005- 17 October 2006, Technical Review of School Education/ESAT/DANIDA, Kupandol, Kathmandu