Prof. K. Anil Kumar is a Head of the Department, Janapada Sampada Division at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi. He has published a good number of research papers and articles in journals and edited books of repute. He is the author of three books. Prof. Kumar has participated in many National and International seminars and presented papers. He has been actively associated with major and minor research projects and surveys with EPTRI, NIN, FHI, IPPG, UGC, DFID and Jamsetji Tata Trust. He is the recipient of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Excellence Award of Eduction-2020 by Shikshak Kalyaan Foundation for his outstanding contribution in the field of education.