Academic Cluster: Humanities & Social Sciences
Discipline/s: Philosophy I Political Science
General Expertise & Interests: Marxism I Indian Philosophy
Courses: Introduction to Marxism
Mr. Ajit Abhyankar is a secretariat member of the state committee of CPI (M), Maharashtra and also the secretary of the CPI (M) Pune District committee and CITU Pune. A post graduate in commerce, he began his career as a lecturer at the Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce.
He taught there for around 16 years before resigning from the services to be a CPI (M) activist. He has participated in all the contemporary movements launched by the left and democratic forces. He was one of the founding members of the Marathi working class daily, Shramik Vichar and is currently a regular columnist of Daily Loksatta. He has written extensively on issues pertaining to globalization, communalism, education policy, economic policy, labour policy, labour laws etc.