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Prof. Shivakumar Jolad
Associate Professor - Public Policy
Email: shivakumar.jolad@flame.edu.in
PhD in Physics and Doctoral minor in Demography from The Pennsylvania State University, USA; MS in Physics from Texas A&M University, USA

Prof. Shivakumar’s primary research interests are Data analytics, Education policy, and Human development. He studies the structural challenges faced by the government schools and examines ways to reorganize school system for better functionality. In recent years, he has worked on drain of enrollment in government schools in Karnataka, school consolidation, Right to Education, and learning level crisis.

He received his PhD in theoretical condensed matter Physics and doctoral minor in Demography from Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA. Prior to joining FLAME, Jolad taught courses in Physics, education history and policy, and demographic methods for graduate and undergraduate students at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar. In Public health, Jolad has worked on modelling epidemic spreading in urban areas, and health services access and utilization. He is one of the co-authors of Ahmedabad District Human Development Report 2016.

Apart from academic work, Jolad has worked with several Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) such as Akshara Foundation, Pratham, People’s Health Movement (PHM)-India and AID-India on projects related to public health and elementary education.



AY 2021-22

AY 2020-21

AY 2019-20

  • Richa Tripathi, Dyutiman Mukhopadhay, Chakresh K Singh, Krishna Prasad, and Shivakumar Jolad, Characterization of functional brain networks and emotional centers using the complex networks techniques, Complex Networks and Their Applications VIII. COMPLEX NETWORKS 2019. Studies in Computational Intelligence, vol 882. Springer, Cham, (2019) https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10086903/

  • Chakresh Kumar Singh and Shivakumar Jolad, Structure and Evolution of Indian Physics Co- authorship Networks, Scientometrics, Volume 118, Issue 2, pp 385-406, 2019. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11192-018-02999-5

AY 2018-19

AY 2017-18

Before 2017



AY 2021-22



  • Shalaka Shah and Shivakumar Jolad, Surviving the Waves of Lockdown: Economic & Psychological Distress of Unorganized Migrant Workers during First & Second Wave lockdown in Pune, in proceedings of IIMAD Conference on Internal Migration and Livelihood, Aug-2021

  • Chakresh Kumar Singh, Ravi Vishwakarma, and Shivakumar Jolad, Exploring the Role and Nature of Interactions Between Institutes in a Local Affiliation Network. Complex Networks X. CompleNet 2019. Springer Proceedings in Complexity. Springer, March 2019.

  • Shivakumar Jolad and Vaijayanti K, Drain of government schools in India: Is school consolidation, the answer? Evidences from Karnataka, Eighth CESI International Conference: Criticality, Empathy and Welfare in Contemporary Educational Discourses, Nov 2017

  • Shivakumar Jolad, Ahmed Roman, Mahesh C. Shastry, Mihir Gadgil, and Ayanendranath Basu, A Family of Bounded Divergence Measures Based on The Bhattacharyya Coefficient, Proceedings 5th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM), Rome, pages 72-83 , March 2016 arxiv:1201.0418.

  • Murali Krishna Enduri, I. Vinod Reddy and Shivakumar Jolad, Does diversity of papers affect their citations? Evidence from American Physical Society Journals, The 4th International Workshop on Complex Networks and their Applications November 23-27, 2015 Bangkok, Thailand arxiv:1512.05057.

  • Gaurav Madaan, and Shivakumar Jolad., Evolution of scientic collaboration networks., 2014 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Washington DC, pg 7-13 (2014).



  • Sumana. Acharya, et al, Challenges to Implementation of Mother-Tongue as Medium of Instruction in India: A case study of Maharashtra, Leadership for Equity, Pune, January 2022

  • Shivakumar Jolad, Shalaka Shah, and Chaitanya Ravi, Survival of migrants in a crisis: Distress of Migrants left behind during Lockdown in Pune, , March 2021

  • Shivakumar Jolad and Vaijayanti K, Restructuring government schools in Karnataka- a study of small schools and school consolidation , Akshara Foundation, Jan, 2019.

  • Tannistha Samanta, Shivakumar Jolad, Malavika Subramanyam, and Mukta Gundi, District Human Development Report of Ahmedabad, Gujarat Social Infrastructure Development Society, Government of Gujarat, -2016

  • Shivakumar Jolad and Malavika Subramanyam, Evaluation of Pratham Open School Education and Pratham Supported Schools in Gujarat and Rajasthan blocks: 2013- 2014. Pratham, 2014