- M.A. Geography (Banaras Hindu University)
- M.Phil. and Ph.D. Population Studies (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Abhay Kumar is an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Human Development and his areas of interest are Population and Development. He has been awarded JRF and SRF from UGC in Geography. Abhay’s approach to his research is largely quantitative, empirical and multidisciplinary. His research interests are ageing, age-sex structure, minority development, food security, urban livelihoods, poverty, human development etc. He has undertaken more than a dozen macro and micro research and evaluation projects with significant policy impacts and has published many research papers, books, project reports, mimeographs. He has also presented his research papers in national and international seminars/conferences and has imparted training in several training programmes including the CEC-UGC Doordarshan Vyas channel.