Dr. R. K. Hebsur currently serves as Visiting Social Work Practitioner in the Department of Social Work. He is the Former Deputy Director of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. He holds a Ph. D. and two Master's degree in Political Science. His areas of concentration include Modernization and Inequalities, Political Violence, Backward Class Movements, Reservations in Jobs and Educational Seats, Power Structure and Social Research Methodology, and Philosophy of Science.