Ph.D. (Regional Development and Disparity), Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (2014)
MA (Economics), Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi (2008)
BA (Hons. Economics) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (2006)
Three years experience in the field of teaching and research
Achievements and Awards:
Junior Research Fellowship (2008) by University Grant Commission
Reviewer: Social Indicator Research Journal, Springer.
Life Member - Indian Association for Research in National Income and Wealth
Life Member - Indian Health Economics and Policy Association
International journal papers published/communicated:
Reena Kumari (2016). Rural-urban poverty and inequality in Bihar: A disaggregated level analysis. Journal of Rural Development, 35(2).
Reena Kumari (2016). Regional disparity in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar-A disaggregated level analysis. Journal ofSocial and Economic Development, Springer.
Reena Kumari (2015). Mobalizing resources at sub-national level: The case of Bihar. Journal of Governance and Public Policy, 5(1): January-June.
Reena Kumari & Reena (2015). Financial inclusion in Uttar Pradesh: The case of urban cooperative banks. PRAJNAN, Journal of Social and Management Sciences, 43(4).
Reena Kumari (2015). Levels of living, poverty and inequality in Bihar-A district-wise analysis. Journal of Social and Economic Development, 16(2).
Reena Kumari (2015). Development and disparity in Bihar. Journal of Regional Development and Planning, 3(2).
Reena Kumari (2014) Growing regional disparity at district-level in Uttar Pradesh. AirthVijnana, 46(3), 339-360.
Rakesh Raman & Reena Kumari (2013). Performance of agriculture in Uttar Pradesh: District Level Analysis. Global Journal of Economy, 5(1).
Reena Kumari (2013). Inclusive health in India: A disaggregated level analysis. Journal of Community Positive Practices, 13(1), 45-60.
Reena Kumari & Rakesh Raman (2011). Disparity in agriculture and infrastructure facility: Problems and perspectives. International Journal of Business Insights and Transformation, 5(2).
Chapters in Book
Aviral Pandey, Praveen Kumar and Reena Kumari (2010). “Inclusive Growth of India and States: An Approach of Rural Non-Farm Sector” Edited Book, Rural Non-Farm Economy in Uttar Pradesh, Deep & Deep publisher.
“Regional Disparity in Primary Ecucation in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar-The Real Challenge of Universalization”, The Indian Economic Journal, Vol. 61, No-4, October-December.
“Status of Secondary Education in Uttar Pradesh, India: An Assessment of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan”, in Review of Development and Change, MIDS journal.
Rakesh Raman & Reena Kumari (2012). Regional disparity in agricultural development: A district level analysis for Uttar Pradesh. Journal of Regional Development and Planning, 1(1).
Reena Kumari & Aviral Pandey (2012). Women work participation in labour market in contemporary India. Journal of Community Positive Practices, 1(2).
Reena Kumari & Rakesh Raman (2012). Inter-district disparity In health care facility and education-A case of Uttar Pradesh. Journal of Education & Practice, 2(1).
Reena Kumari & Rakesh Raman (2012). Inter-district disparity in agriculture and infrastructure development in Uttar Pradesh: A factor analysis approach. Journal of Social Welfare and Management, 4(2).
“Research Methodology in Economics”, organized by Special Assistance Programme (SAP), DSA-III, Department of Economics, University of Rajasthan from 23-03-2012 to 26-03-2012, Jaipur.
“Computer Applications in Social Sciences (using SPSS)” at Madhya Pradesh Institute of Social Science Research, organized by ICSSR, between 2 and 11 January, 2010, Ujjain.
“Research Methodology” at Department of Economics, D.A.V. Post Graduate College, Varanasi.
“Research Methodology and Project Formulation” at Giri Institute of Development Studies (GIDS) collaboration with Indian Association of Social Science Institutions (IASSI), Lucknow.
“MNEREGA and Rural Women” at Institute for Human Development, dated 08-08-2011, New Delhi.
‘Mobilizing Resources at Sub-National Level: The case of Bihar” presented in the annual conference of Indian Association for Research in National Income and Wealth, 19-20 March, 2015 at National Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi.
‘Economic and Social Disparity in Bihar-A Comparison with Other Regions in India’, presented in the annual conference of Indian Association for Research in National Income and Wealth, 6-7 March, 2014 at Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute, Ahmadabad.
‘Health Outcome and Infrastructure Facility in Uttar Pradesh: Performance and Determinants’, accepted for the Best Paper Presentation in the annual conference, 21-23 Novermber, 2012 of Indian Association of Social Science and Health at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.
‘Inter-District Disparity in Agriculture and Infrastructure Development in Uttar Pradesh-A Factor Analysis Approach’ presented in the Conference organized by International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS, Mumbai) in Collaboration with Indian Statistical Institute (ISI-Kolkata) on Demographic Transition and Inclusive Growth 15-17 March, 2012.
‘District-Level Disparity in Primary Education in Uttar Pradesh & Bihar: Some Reflection from DISE Data’, presented in the Platinum Jubilee Conference organized by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai on Globalization and Social Transformation: The Indian experiences 17-19 February, 2012.
‘Inter-district Disparity in Health Care Facility and Education-A Case of Uttar Pradesh’, presented in the First IHEPA Conference Knowledge-Evidence-Action: Striving Towards Better Health Outcomes, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi,18-19 November 2011.
‘Regional Dimensions of Reform and the Role of Public Policy: Lessons Learnt From Uttar Pradesh’, presented in an International Seminar on Emerging Dynamics of Democracy in India, seventh annual meet of Political Science Alumni Association, Banaras Hindu University, on November 18-19, 2010.
‘Inclusive Growth of India and States: An Approach of Rural Non- Farm Sector’ presented in the National seminar on High Growth Trajectory and the State of Rural Economy in India, organized by P.G. Dept. Of Economics, H.D. Jain College, Ara (Bihar), sponsored by U.G.C., February 16-17, 2010.