Prof. N.M.P. Verma, Vice Chancellor, BBAU, Lucknow NMP Verma has studied economics at University of Bihar and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He did research on drought prone agriculture at Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi during 1982-85. He has done summer course at Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University and IFMR, Chennai both sponsored by United States Educational Foundation in India. He happens to be senior most professor at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India. He is Head, Department of Economics. He is also Dean, School of Economics & Commerce at BBAU, Lucknow. Earlier he has served at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad during 1985-97 as Lecturer, Reader and Dean, Student's Welfare. He has guided numerous post doctoral, doctoral and M.Phil scholars. He has also directed several research projects sponsored by UGC and ICSSR. He has also done consultancy in WMO project on Flood Management. He is fluent orator in Hindi, English, and Bhojpuri. He is a prolific writer and written several books. He has also edited several books, the latest one on Recession and Its Aftermath published by Springer. He has received several institutional and other awards including Best Publication Award of BBAU, Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award and several others. He has published numerous peer reviewed papers in national and international reputed Journals. He is Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Social Science and Development Policy. He is also on the editorial board of a few peer-reviewed reputed international journals, International Journal of Economics and Finance, Toronto, Canada and International Finance and Banking, Las Vegas, USA. In connection with academic activities he visited many institutions abroad such as USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bangladesh, China and Bhutan. He is President of Association of the Socio-Economic Development Studies (ASEDS). He is also president of the UP & Uttarakhand Economic Association (UPUEA), 2018 - 19. During 2013-18 he has acted as Vice Chancellor off and on in the absence of Vice Chancellor. He is currently Vice Chancellor of the University (interim arrangement), a noted Economist and reputed Social Scientist .