Sham N Kashyap

Areas of Interest & Expertise

Local Governance, Decentralization and Panchayati Raj Institutions, Public Health and Sanitation, Process Evaluation and Impact Assessment studies in the context of Rural Development interventions


Sham N Kashyap is a faculty with the School of Policy and Governance.

He has about 13 years of work experience in the development sector. He has worked in the areas of Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs), public health and sanitation and agriculture and has led evaluation and monitoring studies, action research projects and compilation of District Human Development Reports, together with teaching and capacity building responsibilities. He has served as a Panchayat Development Officer with the Government of Karnataka. Before joining APU, Sham was associated with Grassroots Research And Advocacy Movement (GRAAM).

Sham has a dual Masters degree in Computer Science and Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University, USA and a Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Karnataka. He is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree from the School of Development Studies at TISS, Mumbai, on the topic of bureaucratic decision making at the local level within the Panchayat Raj setup.

At APU, Sham is currently involved in research on rural governance and service delivery issues.

Publications and Writings:

On-going Project:

Research on rural governance and service delivery issues.