Jayanta Bandyopadhyay is a professor, researcher on environmental policy and author. In December 1992 he retired from his position as Professor and Head of the Center for Development and Environment Policy at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. An internationally renowned professional on public interest research and environmental policy, Bandyopadhyay has authored fourteen critically acclaimed books and monographs, in addition to 130 papers and articles. He has delivered invited lectures in many parts of the world.
Bandyopadhyay is closely associated with environmental research in South Asia, especially on issues related to the rivers emerging from the Himalaya. He has been a member of the faculty at IIM Bangalore, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu, the International Academy of Environment (IAE), Geneva. In 1997 he was invited by the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) to establish the Centre for Development and Environment Policy. He retired from his position at IIMC and spent a year (2015) at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi as Visiting Professor. He is adviser to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) New Delhi, Water Diplomacy Program at Tufts University, Medford, USA.
Bandyopadhyay was also part of the India China Institute’s India China Fellows program from 2010-2013, working on the theme of Social Innovation for Sustainable Environments.