Boston welcomes Dr Bishnu Pariyar as the Director of its MBA program.

Bishnu Pariyar

BA (Hon) First Class (York), PhD (York), Postdoctoral Fellowship (Leeds)

Current research project:

Does Size Matter? Effective Credit Model for Micro Entrepreneurs in Nepal (2022-23) Principal Investigator(PI) with Janak Tripathi (Purbanchal University).

I currently hold the position of Director for MBA Programme (Pokhara University affiliated) at Boston International College.

I graduated with a First Class BA (Hon) degree from the University of York, United Kingdom in 2006, which was followed a PhD degree in Social Policy and Environment (Institutional Economics focused) from the same university in 2010. I was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow between 2012-2015 at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. Before arriving at Boston International College, I held the position of University Tutor at the University of Sheffield where I taught a range of social science modules including Space, Place and the City, Advance Research Methods, Sociology, and Ideas that Changed the World among other.

Upon my return from the United Kingdom in 2020, I initiated an integrated ‘agro-eco-tourism’ venture called the Goatland Group bringing a coalition of investors from more than 15 countries. Goatland aims to combine technology, business and community together for a sustainable ‘agro-eco-tourism’ venture to attract young entrepreneurs in the sector. In doing so, Goatland Group has focused on a range of aspects of business development such as system integration, product diversification, risk analysis and mitigation, agriculture products auction, market access through productive alliance, and collaboration with the community and the local government.

My research interests continue to be associated with aspects of agribusiness and rural economy. In particular, my research and advocacy work involves policy reforms for youth entrepreneurship development, business start-ups and the interlink between the local governance and business development especially in the context of newly established federalism in Nepal. I am also interested in the trickle down effects of business interventions within the community setting particularly in relation to environmental sustainability, community cohesion and climate change.

I am also interested in teaching and scholarships including pedagogy, technology enhanced learning (TEL), blended and flipped learning methodologies and learning through peer observations.

I am willing to supervise students specially in their thesis/research projects, which are within my area of research expertise and interests.

Peer reviewed articles

Pariyar, B., Rijal, B., Lovett, JC, Bisunke, R and Shrestha, KK. 2022.
Household Characteristics and Energy Provision of Rural Households in Central
Nepal, Journal of Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment. pp 1-34.
Sunam, R., Pariyar, B. and Shrestha, K.K., 2022. Does affirmative action
underminemeritocracy?“Meritocratic inclusion” of the marginalized in Nepal’s
bureaucracy. Development Policy Review, 40(1), p.e12554.
Pariyar, B., Chhinal, S., Thapa Magar, S. and Bisunke, R., 2021. Pedalling Out of
Sociocultural Precariousness: Religious Conversions amongst the Hindu Dalits to
Christianity in Nepal. Religions, 12(10), p.856.
Benson, V., Lovett, J., Shrestha, K. and Pariyar, B., 2019. Providing Alternatives to
Fossil Fuels in Nepal.
Acharya, J., van Teijlingen, E., Ellahi, B., Pariyar, B., Subedi, K. and Dangal, M.,
2018. Impact of Rice Pudding on Preschool-Aged Children’s Health: an Overview of a
Pilot Study. children, 1500,pp.14-36.
Hammerton, J., Pariyar, B ., Ross, A.B., Lovett, J., Joshi, L. and Shrestha.
K.K. 2018. Characterisation of biomass resources in Nepal and assessment of the
potential for increased charcoal. Journal of Environmental Management. 223, pp.
Quincey, D., Klaar, M., Haines, D., Lovett, J., Pariyar, B., Gurung, G., Brown, L.,
Watson, C., England, M. and Evans, B., 2018. The changing water cycle: the need for
an integrated assessment of theresilience to changes in water supply in High-
Mountain Asia. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 5(1), p.e1258
Pariyar, B., Lovett, J. and Snell, C. 2017. Inequality of access in irrigation systems of
the Mid-Hills of Nepal. Area Study and Development Policy.
Pariyar, B. and Lovett, J.C. 2016. Dalit identity in urban Pokhara, Nepal. Geoforum,
75 pp. 134-147.
Pariyar, B. 2007. Heterogeneity and Distributional Implication of Irrigation
Development in Nepal, in Hussain Z. A. Gill, Zeeshan, N. and Salman, S. (Eds.)
Institutional and Technological Interventions for Better Irrigation Management in
the New Millennium, International Network on Participatory Irrigation
Management, Washington DC pp. 104-117.

Articles under review

Pariyar, B. and Lovett, J.C. 2022 (Under review). Institutional Analysis of Successful Farmers ManagedIrrigation System in Nepal. Societies : Social Perspective and Water

Pariyar, B., Khadka, G., Sunam, R., Bisunke, R. and Pariyar, K. 2022 (Under review). Justice Delayed isJustice Denied’: The Progress and Prospect of Transitional Justice in Post-Conflict Nepal. Peacebuilding.

Conference papers

Pariyar, B., Lovett, C. 2014. Urban Geography and Ethnicity in Small Cities: Dalit Identity during PoliticalTransition in Nepal, paper presented at An International Annual Conference of the Royal GeographicalSociety, Imperial College London, 26 -29 August 2014.

Pariyar, B. 2013. Structural Reinforcements of Inequality in Socio-Economically HeterogeneousCommunities: A Case Study of Irrigation Interventions in Nepal, Nepal, CELP Working Paper Series, Centrefor Ecology, Law and Policy (CELP), White Rose Collaboration, School of Geography, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Pariyar B. and Ward, A.E. 2005. Social Entrepreneurship: Producing Yunus out of Branson and Teresa,Enterprise York Working Paper, Centre of Excellent in Teaching and Learning, University of York, United Kingdom.


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