Dr. M. Vijay Kumar Sharma, Associate Professor, currently heads of Department of Social Work at Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari, East Champaran, Bihar. His has studied MSW, MA (Sociology), LLM (Labour Laws), and Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from Osmania University, Hyderabad. He holds two Doctoral Degrees, one in Sociology, and another in Social Work. He is also a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (PDF) in Sociology from Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi & OU. Beside this, he also holds the Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) from University of South America, USA. He has a rich experience in Social Work research and teaching for the past twenty-five years. He actively contributes to the wellbeing of the downtrodden communities on one hand, and provides professional advice to the welfare agencies. Particularly, he is known for doing long-term research on primitive tribal groups of southern India.
He has been widely published in journals of national and international repute, and has contributed chapters to books on social work and sociology. Dr Vijay has designed the curriculum in Social Work Education in Telangana state, and has also edited and written several textbooks prescribed for social work education. He has also participated and presented research papers in many national and international seminars, conferences, and workshops. He has been the supervisor of many research scholars for M.Phil and Ph.D programmes from various universities across the country. He is regarded highly for spreading the message of selfless service in the field of Professional Social Work. His commitment and dedication to the field of Social Work has given him an opportunity to balance teaching and practicing social work.