Senior Urban Fellow, Kerala at Institute for Location Administration (KILA), India, Rajesh has keen interests in public policy research, particularly in the areas of governance, decentralised planning, democracy and development, marginalisation and social exclusion, gender and development and education. He has also served as Visiting Fellow of Foundation for Ecological Security (FES), Anand, Gujarat. Rajesh has several publications to his credit. He has been a member of the state research team constituted by Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education (CPRHE) of National University of Education Planning and Administration (NEUPA) for their policy research project on ‘diversity and discrimination in higher education of India’. Rajesh has a Ph.D. in Development Studies from Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore, India.