Dr Laxmi Vadapalli Thummuru is a trained Sociologist with Ph D from University of Hyderabad. After being awarded her Ph D in 2003 she has worked in the Development sector on several aspects of rural livelihood. She also worked as Assistant Professor at the Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, School of Management Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. She has extensive knowledge of qualitative methodology with expertise in writing ‘Institutional Histories’, a key tool which enables introspection within the organizations. She also developed an innovative methodology called ‘Participatory Livelihood Analysis’ while working as Livelihood Expert with the Irrigation and Command Area Development (I & CAD) department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. She also has experience in documentation of field activities for several NGOs in Telangana state.
Dr. Laxmi Vadapalli ThummruAdmin