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About Professor Vibhuti Patel

Dr. Vibhuti Patel Retired as professor and head of the University Department of Economics of SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai on 30-6-2017. She was awarded Ph.D. from University of Mumbai in 1988 and did her post doctoral research at the London School of Economics and Political Sciencei 1992. She has made contributions in Women’s Studies and Gender Economics. She has authored a book Women’s Challenges of the New Millennium by Gyan Publication, Delhi, published in 2002. She has co-authored two books: Indian Women - Change and Challenge (1985) and Reaching for Half the Sky (1985). She has co-edited volume Macro Economic Policies and the Millennium Development Goals published by Gyan Publications, Delhi in 2006. She is co-editor of series of 15 volumes on Empowering Women Worldwide, The Women Press, Delhi, 2008. She has edited the book, Discourse on Women and Empowerment, The Women Press, Delhi, 2009 and Girls and Girlhoods-At the Threshold of Youth and Gender, 2010 by The Women Press, B. R. Publications, Delhi.


Present Professor, Advanced Centre for Women's Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai ‐ School of Development Studies

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Gender Economics, Development Studies, and Women's Studies, Human Rights, Social Movements

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Honors and Awards

  • Post Doctoral Fellowship by Association of Commonwealth Universites and worked as Visitng Fellow at the London School of Economics and Politcal Science in 1992
  • Times Foundation Award for Women Achievers on 8-3-2007
  • Mayor of Mumbai's Award by Greater Mumbai Municipal Corporation for contributing inputs on Gender in Mumbai Human Development Report, 8-3-2010

Contact Information

Prof. Dr. Vibhuti PatelProfessor, Advanced Centre for Women's Studies,
School of Development Studies, Naoroji Campus,
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar Farm Road, Mumbai-400088


Prof. Vibhuti Patel's Book Review of Challenges for Development in 21st Century (B.R. Publications, Delhi, 2011), a book authored by Dr. Ruby Ojha (1)

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