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PADMINI, R. was born on July 15, 1933 in Madras, India.


Central College, Maharani & Mysore University, India, 1947-1952, Bachelor of Arts (Honours). Magpur University, India, 1955, Master of Arts English. Poona University, India, 1955, Master of Arts Sociology.

University of Illinois, 1978, Doctor of Philosophy Sociology. Spoken languages: English, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam.


Chief, Urban Section & Acting Environment Advisor, Program Division, United Nations Children's Fund. Chief, Middle East & North Africa Section, Programme Division, United Nations Children's Fund, New York. United Nations Children's Fund Representative, Ethiopia.

United Nations Children's Fund Planning Officer, Ethiopia, India. Sociologist/Data Coord, Growth Centre Project(s), Ford Foundation/Council for Social Development, India. Rch Assistant, Survey Rch Laboratory, University of Illinois.

Rch Supervisor, Deccan University, India. Product Manager, Branch Rch Officer, Investigator, Hindustan Lever, India. Assistant Lecturer/ Tutor in English, Madras University.


Member: Society for International Development.


  • Other Interests

    Development issues, especially community participation/enpowerment, urban poor, disadvantaged children, women, environment.


Spouse M Ramaswamy, National of India.

M Ramaswamy