Prof Adya Prasad Pandey earned the B.Sc., M.B.A. and M.A. in Economics degree from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, He started his teaching career in the same University from 1979. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Economics under the supervision of Prof. P. K. Bhargava from Banaras Hindu University. His Ph.D. work on Uttar Pradesh Financial Corporation was considered as notable work and the research findings helped the UPFC to come out of its financial crisis which was prevailing in the Corporation during that period.
Prof Pandey has been Head, Department of Economics, Banaras Hindu University Coordinator of N.S.S. in B.H.U. and Chairman of University games. At Present he is the Vice-Chancellor of Manipur University.
Academic and Research Achievement
Prof Adya Prasad Pandey served Banaras Hindu University, the dream institution of Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya Ji, from the last Thirty Seven years in different capacities. He has made original contributions in the area of Industrial Economics, Gender studies Tribal Studies and Child Labour. His work in the field of Small Scale Industries is recognized on International level and has been quoted by many foreign researchers in their research works .The World Bank in its report of 2008 and UNDP in its report of 2009 has acknowledge his work as original. He has successfully conducted research works to solve many socio- economic problems of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises in Uttar Pradesh. His work on Kautilya, MNAREGA, weaving Industry of Eastern Uttar Pradesh is also internationally recognised. His research work has also been cited, quoted by research papers published in Greece (IRIMA), Austria (International Protection), International Finance Corporation, Washington, USA-2008, KfW Bankengrppe, Frankfurt, USA, Munich, Germany, International Journal of Engineering and Application and various other International publications.
He has more than 37 years teaching and research experience and has successfully supervised 25 Ph.D. Scholars. He has successfully handled Three Major and one Minor Research Projects of U.G.C. and INSA and has attended 4 Refresher courses in Economics. He has published one book and more than 85 research papers in peer reviewed International, National and online journals. In addition to that he has written 2 Monographs and many articles in reputed newspapers on various socio- economic issues of the country. He has actively participated in more than 130 International and National Seminars and has delivered Key Note Addresses in more than 40 National Seminars. He has also delivered Lectures in Academic Staff Colleges, gave Radio Talks on relevant Economic and Social issues including Guest Speaker on several occasions at various organizations and institutions including Government bodies. He has also chaired the sessions in various National/ International seminars.
Prof A.P. Pandey has been University Co- ordinator of N.S.S. in B.H.U. During his Co-ordinatorship he has organized Two National Youth Camps, actively participated with team of students and teachers in Three Major National Calamities Relief Camps, organized training programmes on AIDS, Pulse Polio Programmes organized four Blood Donation camps. During his Coordinatorship 2 Students were awarded Indira Gandhi National Youth award for Social work and one of them was selected to represent India in International Youth Festival. Prof Pandey was also member of Vice- Chancellor's observer team in B.H.U. examinations. Prof Pandey has also worked as Chairman of University Games and in his leadership University team have been the champion of East Zone Inter- University Tournament.
Prof Pandey has been member of the Expert Committee constituted by U.G.C. to access the requirements of 11th Five year Plan, Member of the Expert committee to access the Autonomous status of Institutions, Member of the Expert Team of UGC for assessment of University for recognition/inclusion under section 12 (B). He has been Member of the Advisory body of ASC, Sardar Ballabh Bhai Patel University, Anand, Gujrat, U.G.C. Nominee for selection Committee in various Universities , Expert Member of Union Public Service Commission and various State Public Service commissions. He is also the expert Member of the Advisory Committee of "Adi Shankara Studies Centre" of Sri Chandra Shekharendra Saraswati University, Kancheepuram, Tamilnadu and Member Co-ordinator of NAAC Peer Team, Visitor Nominee of Sikkim University, Member Executive Council Ravindra Bharti University and member of Executive Council of Raiganj University, W.B. As Member and Member Co- Ordinator of NAAC Peer Team he has accredited more than a dozen institutions. He is Member Hindi Sevi Samman Yojna Samiti Central Institute of Hindi, Ministry of Human Resource Development , Government of India.
Prof A.P. Pandey is Life Member of Indian Economic Association, Indian Society of Labour Economics, Social Science Congress ,Sanshadiya Sambaidhanik Samiti, Etihas Sankalan Yojna, U.P. and Uttranchal Economic Association, Member of Water and Environment Sanitation WES Net India, Member of World Health organization and various other social and cultural bodies and Academic bodies.