Vijay Shankar Vyas

Vijay Shankar Vyas is a noted agricultural economist of India. He has authored six books. He hails from Pushkarna Brahmin community in Bikaner.


He has been the Director of IIM, Ahemdabad; IDS, Jaipur and Senior Advisor, Agriculture and Rural Development Department, the world Bank. Vyas is now Emeritus Professor and Chairman, Governing Board, Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur. He is a member of the Central Board of Directors of Reserve Bank of India.


He has authored / co-authored as many as 6 books and published numerous articles in National and International Journals of repute. Prof. Vyas has been invited to deliver lectures and keynotes in many workshops and seminars in India and abroad. [1] The contribution has made him an honorary life member of International Association of Agricultural Economists. He has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences. [2]


He received Padma Bhushan award in 2006 from the Government of India.[3] Vyas has been honoured by the award by the President of India on Republic Day. [4] Vyas has and is serving as ChairmanMember of Boards , at the International , National and State Level. [5]


  3. "Padma Awards". Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  4. "Member, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister - Prof. V.S. Vyas". India: Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister. Retrieved 2 July 2018.

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