Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Ökonomik ländlicher Genossenschaften

Saikumar C. Bharamappanavara


                 Saikumar C. Bharamappanavara
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Lebenswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Department für Agrarökonomie
Fachgebiet Ökonomik ländlicher Genossenschaften
Luisenstraße 53
D-10099 Berlin
Email: bcsaikumar [at]


Funktion im Fachgebiet Ökonomik ländlicher Genossenschaften

DAAD-Doktorand im Forschungsprojekt "MEGACITIES 2 - Climate and Energy in a Complex Transition Process towards Sustainable Hyderabad"


  • Genossenschaften und Selbsthilfegruppen
  • Quantitative Forschungsmethoden


Akademische Laufbahn

Seit 01/2010    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Doktorand im Forschungsprojekt "MEGACITIES 2 - Climate and Energy in a Complex Transition Process towards Sustainable Hyderabad"


Akademischer Hintergrund

2007 - 2009    International Master of Science in Rural Development (IMRD)
2003-2005    Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Agricultural Economics, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India
1999 - 2003    Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Agricultural Sciences, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India


Arbeitserfahrung (Auszug)

2006 - 2007 Associate Consultant bei Symphony Services Corp (India) Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore
2005 - 2006
Wiss. Mitarbeiter im Projekt "The Next Generation: Developing India's Instituional Capacity to Confront Agriculture's 21st Century Challenges", University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
"Data Analyst" im Projekt "Akshara Dasoha" (Mid Day Meals Scheme for school children)

Stipendien und Auszeichnungen (Auszug)

2009    UMM Award 2009 for best thesis on microfinance

Ausgewählte Publikationen

Bharamappanavara, S.; Hanisch, M.; Rommel, J. (2016): The Effect of Heterogeneity and Freedom of Participation on Collective Action in Rural Self Help Groups: Combining In-depth Interviews with Curve Estimation. Journal of Mixed Methods Research. Vol. 10 (2): 147-167. Sage Publisher. doi: 10.1177/1558689814550876

Bharamappanavara, S.; Jose, M. (2015): Group Dynamics and Collective Performance of Self-help Groups under different Microcredit Delivery Models in Karnataka. Agriculture Economics Research Review. Vol.28 (1): 127-138.

Bharamappanavara, S.; Kumar, N. (2014): Targeting the Poor for Rural Development–Review of International Experience on Microcredit Programmes.  Journal of Global Economy 10(3).

Saikumar C. Bharamappanavara (2013): Growth and Outreach of Self Help Groups Microcredit Models in India: A Literature Insight. International Journal of Social and Economic Research 3(1), 1-14.

Mallikarjun S. Hasanabadi, Saikumar C. Bharamappanavara, Dr. Jayashree A. Handigol, Dr. Basavaraj H. (2013): Analysis of risks involved in onion crop (allium cepa) production and marketing by crop insured and non- insured farmers. SAARJ Journal on Banking & Insurance Research 2(3), 76-83.

Bharamappanavara, Saikumar C., Mundinamani, S.M., Kiresur, V. R., and Naik, B.K. (2013): Resource use efficiency and constraints Faced by the Farmers in the Tank Commands: The Case of North Eastern Karnataka (India). Journal of Rural Development 32(3), 311-320.

Bharamappanavara, Saikumar C. (2011): Farming Systems in the Tank Commands in North Eastern Karnataka (India): An Economic Analysis of Jala Samvardhane Yojana Sangha Managed Tanks. Saarbrücken: Lambert Academic Publishing.

Bharamappanavara, Saikumar C.; Hanisch, M.; Shetty, N.K.; Kumar, P.N.O. (2011): Self-Help Group Microcredit Delivery Models In Karnataka (India): An Econometric Study of Factors Influencing Performance. International Journal of Microfinance Institutions 1(1), 90-101.

Bharamappanavara, Saikumar C.; Hanisch, M.; Shetty, N.K. (2010): Review Paper: Use of Micro-Credit for Poverty Alleviation and Rural Development - Bangladesh and International Experiences. Paper Presented at the National Seminar on “Microfinance and Livelihood Promotions in India” at Post Graduate Department of Management Studies & Research Center (PGDMSRC), Siddaganga Institute of Technology (SIT) Tumkur, India on 15th-16th December 2010.

Bharamappanavara, Saikumar C. (2010): The Performance of Microcredit Organisations. Stuttgart: ibidem.

Bharamappanavara, Saikumar C.; Mundinamani, S.M.; Chandrakanth, M.G. (2008): Institutional Innovation In Managing Irrigation Tanks - Economic study of Jala Samvardhane Yojana Sangha in developing economy, Valuation of externalities in water, forests and environment for sustainable development. XIIth European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE) 2008 congress, Ghent, Beligum.