ICSSR, a Premier Body No Longer Allowed to be Premier

ICSSR, a Premier Body No Longer Allowed to be Premier

  André Devambez, 1867–1944, aquatint on vellum / Image Courtesy: The Met Museum.   In May 2017, Braj Bihari Kumar was appointed the Chairperson of the ICSSR, the premier government institution for social sciences research. Does Kumar have the academic and research credentials for this job? Or has the government, predictably, bypassed democratic procedures by…