Rajesh Gopalakrishnan Nair

Educated at: Jawaharlal Nehru University, (Centre for Development Studies- CDS), Mysore University, University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore and Kerala University, India

Holds MPhil (Applied Economics), MSc and BSc in Agricultural Sciences (Sericulture).

Currently doctoral researcher at Gandhigram Rural Institute Deemed University, Tamilnad, India (Energy Economics)

Employed with Ministry of Rural Development, Kerala, India as Sericulture Officer

Research Interests

Biology and molecular biology of silkworms with special reference to silkworm and silk proteins

Development Economics, with special reference to innovations and diffusion of agricultural technologies

Economics, econometric modelling and analysis of energy systems and issues.

Environmental impact of agriculture based industries, with special reference to LCA of silk

Economic history of silk industry


Agricultural (Sericulture) technology dissemination & Extension management

Sericulture: Agronomy, Crop management, Disease management

Administrative experience at block & District levels in Government- Project administration, Project cycle management

Sustainable rural livelihoods

Data base building & data analysis



Host a weblog on sericulture: www.silkwormmori.blogspot.com

Empanelled as an international volunteer by Volunteer Service Overseas (VSO) England in Sierra Leone.

Member of Black Caspian Seas and Central Asia Silk Association, BASCA, Bulgaria.

Scientific Advisor to ‘CONCEPT’ (Council for Nature Conservation and Environmental Protection)an NGO committed to research on environment

e-mail: gkrajeshrajesh@gmail.com Phone: +91 9446904653