Jamir specialises in Socio-Cultural Anthropology. He was an awardee of University SC/ST Medal in Anthropology (2012). He did his Masters, M.Phil. and PhD in Anthropology from University of Hyderabad. His research area includes Natural Resource Management, Traditional Knowledge, Folklore and Gender.
Jamir received a research grant from Zubaan-Sasakawa Peace Foundation Grant 2020-2021 for folklore and gender of Ao Nagas. Subsequently, he was appointed as Field Investigator for NITI Aayog, Indian Himalaya Central University Consortium, Nagaland University (March-July 2021). Before Delhi University, he was also a Post-doctoral fellow in IIT Gandhinagar (Oct. 2021-Jan. 2022). Dr Jamir current research includes understanding the human-nature relationship and resource use pattern of the Ao Nagas.
Prof. Vikramaditya Khanna is a William W. Cook Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. He is a co-director of the Joint Centre for Global Corporate and Financial Law and Policy. Prof. Khanna has been the Bruce W. Nichols Visiting Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School, a senior research fellow at the Columbia Law School and the Yale Law School, and a visiting scholar at Stanford Law School. He is the founding and current editor of White Collar Crime eJournal and India Law eJournal at the Social Science Research Network. His expertise includes corporate and securities laws, law and legal issues in India, corporate and white-collar crime, the legal profession and professional responsibility, corporate governance in emerging markets, and law and economics. He is an honorary distinguished professor at the DSPPG.
Radhika Kumar is Professor in the Department of Political Science, Motilal Nehru College, University of Delhi. She completed Bachelors in Political Science from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi. Thereafter she pursued an MA, MPhil, and PhD from the Centre for Political Studies (CPS) Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her doctoral research work is a comparative sub-national study of Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh in the post liberalisation period. Radhika is interested in political economy, political communication, and elections in India. She has contributed papers to various edited books and journals including Contemporary South Asia, South Asia Research, Asian Ethnicity, Studies in Indian Politics, Economic and Political Weekly, Indian Journal of Public Administration, and others. She is also the recipient of the ICAS: MP post-doctoral fellowship in 2018.
Dr. Ashutosh Mishra is the OSD of DSPPG and a Law Faculty at Delhi University. A highly accomplished law scholar with more than 10 years of experience in teaching Law and governance at the University of Delhi. He earned his LLB and LLM from the University of Delhi and PhD from Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi. Dr. Mishra’s interests lie in Copyright, IPR, Mediation and Criminal law.
Dr. Mishra has a series of national and international publications of repute on copyright, mediation and intellectual property rights. He has presented a number of research papers and lectures at national and international platforms. He has organised a number of certificate courses, international and national seminars, conferences and workshops on legal and policy issues. Recognising his contribution in the field of gender empowerment, MSME has awarded him with the ‘Award of Appreciation for Contribution in Promotion of Entrepreneurship’.
Prof Roopinder Oberoi is an IoE Fellow and Professor at the Department of Political Science, KMC, University of Delhi. She did Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Delhi. In 2012, she was awarded a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship by the University Grant Commission of India. She has authored and edited books on the theme of Corporate Social Responsibility Globalization, Social Enterprise, Global Civil Society, Education Policy.
She has published around 35 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 40 chapters in books. She is an editor of Social Responsibility Journal (UK). She was awarded the UKIERI project. She is visiting a Research Fellow, UK. She has done courses on Entrepreneurship in emerging economies, HarvardX, Social Entrepreneurship, University of Oxford, Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century, University of Virginia. She has presented 48 research papers in various international conferences. She is also the founder of CISE, KMC.
Mr. Kuladhar Saikia, Ph.D, is an ex-officer of the Indian Police Service who retired as Director General of Police, Aasam. Dr Saikia has studied at IIT Guwahati and the University of Pennsylvania as a Fulbright Humphrey Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Saikia has been deeply involved in issues relating to Community Development and Community Policing. His work has been a subject of case study for Harvard Business School. He is a recipient of several awards and recognition, including the President of India Police Medals (twice), the prestigious Katha Award and the Sahitya Akademi Award. Dr. Sikia’s profound passion for community empowerment is aptly reflected in initiating ‘Project Prahari’ – a community policing initiative towards mitigating social evils when he served as the Nodal officer of Assam Police. He is an honorary distinguished fellow at the DSPPG.
Shri Sanjeev Sanyal is a full-time member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council and Secretary, the Government of India (GoI). He is a former Principal Economic Advisor to GoI. He is an internationally acclaimed economist and a best-selling author of books such as Land of the Seven Rivers, The Indian Renaissance and The Ocean of Churn. He attended Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi and Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He has been a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London, visiting Fellow of IDFC Institute, Mumbai, Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore and a Senior Fellow of the World Wide Fund for Nature. He has served in multiple positions, such as the Global Strategist & Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, among others. He is an honorary distinguished fellow at the DSPPG.
Bhagwan Shankar is a retired IAS officer. He received his B. Tech (civil engineering) degree from IIT Kanpur and a Master’s degree in public administration. He served in Indian Railways as a civil engineer before joining IAS. During his 34 years as an IAS, he worked in various leadership positions, such as, in the Govt. of Sikkim, Govt. of UP, and the Central Government. In addition, he served as District Magistrate (four times), MD State bank of Sikkim, MD Milk Union, Director Cultural Centre (Allahabad), Joint Secretary to Govt. of India (MHA- Police Modernisation, Human Rights, Internal Security, Border Management, Administration & Vigilance), Executive Director FCI, Secretary Sports, Pr. secretary Information & Public Relations, Addl. Chief Secretary (Food & civil supplies, Planning & Development, DoPT) and Addl. Chief Secretary to the Governor of Sikkim. He has been awarded the President’s Silver Medal for meritorious service.
Prof. Amit Kumar Singh is the Professor at the Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. He is a humanitarian and serving the students with his expertise for more than 20 years. His areas of specialization are Finance and Investment Management (Initial Public offerings market in particular). He has completed his graduation from Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi in 1999 and post-graduation in 2001 from Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. He is a gold medalist in post-graduation. He completed his MPhil (secured 1st position) and PhD from Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. 7 PhDs and 9 MPhils have been successfully completed under his supervision.
Prof. Singh is the director of DSPPG and a Professor at Delhi School of Economics. He did his Ph.D. (Economics) from Jawaharlal Nehru University and Post-Doctorate from Harvard University and has been a Fellow at London School of Economics. He is recipient of several awards and honours including Fulbright, Commonwealth, Erasmus Mundus and DAAD fellowships. He has taught at Brown University, Universities of Hamburg, and Heidelberg among others.
Prof. Singh has published in leading international journals including Journal of Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, American Law and Economics Review, European Journal of Economics. He writes Op-eds regularly for leading national newspapers – especially The Economic Times, The Hindu and Dainik Bhaskar (Hindi). Areas of his expertise are public economics, law and economics, contract theory, taxes, banking and financial regulation. He appeared for the Standing Committees of the Parliamentary and has served on several committees of Government of India, including as a member of the 7th Pay Review Panel. Currently he is a member of the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, and the expert panel of the Empowered Expert Committee on Institute of Eminence.
Dr. Prakash Tripathi is an ecological anthropologist, having experience on the tribal culture and ecology. He has completed his PhD from School of Human Ecology, Ambedkar University Delhi in December 2017. His doctoral research was focused on the Impact of changing environmental condition on the health of the Jaunsasri Tribe of Uttarakhand. Later, he worked with Indira Gnadhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Culture, GoI, for 3 years where he dealt with projects on tribal cultural heritage and tribal development. Here, he was also associated with National Mission on Cultural Mapping. Before joining IGNCA, he worked on a project on the social impact assessment during the land acquisition in Mohali, Punjab.
Dr. Tripathi has joined the DSPPG, IoE as Post-Doctoral Fellow and his research project includes understanding and analysing the role of Forest Rights Act, 2006 in the social transformation among the Western Himalayan tribes.
Dr. Malvika Upadhya has completed her Masters, M.Phil and her doctoral in Sociology from CSSS/SSS, JNU. She works on informal and formal labour and labour policies. She has written insightful articles on female loaders of Azadpur, Male loaders of Old Delhi, Loaders in Jammu and on issues of loaders in Narela food grain market. Dr Upadhya has also taught as an Assistant Professor and has given guest lectures at several remarkable institutions including science po Rennes, Science Po Strausbourg, National Labour Institute, University of Delhi (Dept. Of Sociology) and in JNU (as a teaching assistant). Currently she is working on informal loaders of Old Delhi markets at the Center of Policy and Governance, Institution of Eminence; University of Delhi.