1991-1993: MPhil in History, Centre for Historical Studies / School of Social Sciences, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi
1989-1991 M.A. in Modern History from Centre for Historical Studies (CHS), School of Social Sciences, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi
1986-1989: B.A. in History (Hons.) from Hansraj College, Delhi University, Delhi
Dean and Associate Professor, School of Development Studies, IIHMR University, (2019-2023)
Mentor and Associate Professor, School of Development Studies, IIHMR University, (2017-2019)
Associate Professor, School of Rural Management, IIHMR University, (2012-2017)
Social ecological complex adaptive systems in arid regions and drylands, Plural Notions of Sustainable Development, Design Thinking for human wellbeing and sustainability, Ethnography and Phenomenology, Qualitative research.
Rahul Ghai. 2021. Understanding ‘culture’ of pastoralism and ‘modern development’ in Thar: Muslim pastoralists of north-west Rajasthan, India. Pastoralism: Research Policy Practice11, 3. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13570-020-00190-1
Rahul Ghai, Ajay Dandekar and Sudeepto Bhattacharya, The Changing Nature of Pastoralism in Jaisalmer, in Man and Environment., September 2022
Rahul Ghai, Ajay Dandekar and Pramathesh Ambasta, Urban underclasses and Footloose Labour in Tribal Central India, in Mihir Shah and Vijay Shankar (eds) Tribal Development Report, Vol I, Routledge and CRC, UK.
Rahul Ghai, Ajay Dandekar, D K Mangal, S D Gupta, 2021, A Sociocultural Perspective on Malnutrition in Children: Evidence from POSHAN Programme, Rajasthan, Journal of Health Management. 23(2) 315–326.
Ajay Dandekar, Rahul Ghai 2020 Migration and Reverse Migration in the Age of COVID-19, Economic and Political Weekly, l V No19, ,
Rahul Ghai, Sanjay Kumar, and Arvind Mishra et al. 2019. The Marginalized Self; tales of resistance of Mushars of Middle Gangetic Plain, South Bihar, PRIMUS Books Delhi,
Rahul Ghai. 2010. “Cultural perspectives of sustainable rural livelihoods: situating cultural practices of the marginal communities in India” in Interrogating Development: Insights from the Margins, edited by Frederique Apffel-Marglin, Sanjay Kumar and Arvind Mishra, Oxford University Press (New Delhi)
Rahul Ghai, 2010. Qissa Mir-e-Alam: Experiences of Reinvigorating Sufiyana Qalam Tradition with Marginalized Musicians in Interrogating Development: Insights from the Margins, edited by Frederique Apffel-Marglin, Sanjay Kumar and Arvind Mishra, Oxford University Press (New Delhi)