Economist Prof. Abdul Aziz was conferred the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award by the Karnataka Government. The award was presented on November 1, at the official award presentation ceremony by Chief Minister Siddramaiah.
Prof. Aziz was head of the Economics unit at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore for several years. Educated at Mysore University, he even taught there for a few years. He has specialised in Labour Economics, Rural Development and Decentralised Governance and Planning. He has authored and co-authored 27 research-based books in these disciplines.
Hailing from Kolar district, Prof Aziz was consultant with the Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad, visiting professor at ISEC, Bangalore and a member of syndicates of several universities. He has also worked for Shriram Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, New Delhi. He is currently National Fellow attached to the Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.
He has edited a book in Kannada language titled Karnataka Arthikate for the Kannada University, Hampi. He was also a contributor for Kannada Encyclopedia compiled and published by Mysore University.