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Consultative Group

Manika Bora - NIEPA

Manika Bora PictureManika Bora studied economics at the University of Delhi (2002—2005) and at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi (2005—2010). She is now researching the economics of education and the role of caste, gender and public policy in enabling and impeding access to educational opportunities. Her doctoral work at the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), Delhi (2014—) is an empirical study of intergenerational mobility in education in the state of Bihar in eastern India.


Rachna Chaudhary - Ambedkar University Delhi


Parimala D. - University of Delhi


Lovitoli Jimo - Ambedkar University Delhi

Lovitoli Jimo PictureLovitoli Jimo is Assistant Professor in Gender Studies/ School of Human Studies, Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD). Her research interest is on marriage, kinship and family studies, consumption, material culture, and gender and cultural history of North East India.




Anima Mali - Tata Institute of Social Sciences

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I have completed Under Graduation (2008) from Presidency College, Kolkata and Post Graduation (2010) from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and M.Phil (2012) from Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (IDSK). I am pursuing Ph.D at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai.



Shubhra Nagalia - Ambedkar University Delhi


Kamlesh Narwana - Delhi University
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Dr Kamlesh Narwana is working as an Assistant Professor with Department of Education, Institute of Home Economics, Delhi University. She has provided consultancy to NUEPA and MHRD for different research projects. She hold her doctoral degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University. In her doctoral study, she has explored the success and challenges of community participation in Haryana. Her research interests include Community Participation, Parental School Choice, Private Schools, and Medium of Instructions etc.


Manju Panwar - Women's University, Sonipat

Dr. Manju Panwar is presently holding the charge of Chairperson, Department of Social Work in Bhagat Phool Singh Women’ s University, Sonipat, Haryana, India. She has the experience of over eight years as Social Work Educator, Researcher and Practitioner. She has participated and presented papers in conferences, seminars, and workshops at the National and International levels. She has published one book titled “Social Action- Experiences of Young Activist, Mittal Publications. She has completed two U.G.C Research Projects. She specializes in gender studies, community organization, Self help group, Rural Development. She had received Annual Award from National Award from National Dairy Research in Asia, Karnal for outstanding contribution in the capacity building Farm Women on the eve of Agricultural Day. She has also received National Cleanliness Education Promotion Award from the National Institute of Cleanliness Education and Research, New Delhi.

Sharmila Rathee - University of Delhi
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With a specialization in Psychology and Education, I am teaching different courses on education in a pre-service Teacher Training Programme (B.El.Ed.) at University of Delhi. Grounded in sociological and social psychological perspectives, my research projects/works during my academic journey have dealt with different educational issues centered on identity and inclusion.



Alka Shah - Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow (Central University)


Roma Smart Joseph - Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow, UP


Anjali Tiwari - University of Delhi
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Anjali Tiwari is a doctoral student in Department of Education, University of Delhi, India. The topic of her research is- Higher education and Social mobility of females: A sociological study of Haryana. She also has a Master’s degree in Education (Department of Education, University of Delhi, India) and Sociology (Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India). She also pursued a four year integrated under-graduate programme in the field of elementary education from University of Delhi, India. Various workshops, seminars and certificate courses related to education and gender studies has also been attended by her.

Laksh Venkataraman - TERI University, Delhi

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Dr. L N Venkataraman (Laksh) has a Post-Doctoral degree from the University of the Free State in South Africa and DPhil from the Universität Bielefeld in Germany. He has wide range of academic experiences in research, teaching and consultancy in Development Studies. His publications can be seen in high impact refereed journals like the Development in Practice; Indian Journal of Human Development; Economic and Political Weekly among others. As a promising scholar he has been closely associating with various academic leaders and actively delivering lectures and project presentations both in India and other countries. He is also an active member in various Associations like the Human Development and Capabilities Association; European Sociological Association and others.

Renu Yadav - Central University Haryana

Renu Yadav

Dr Renu Yadav has 9 years of teaching experience in the field of Education in reputed organisation like RIE, GGSIPU. Her research interest include Gender concern in education, Value education and Leadership. She is working as Assistant Professor in Department of Education in Central University of Haryana since 2011. She has been awarded with Gold medal in M.Sc. Microbiology. She has written more than 15 research papers in national and international journals with impact factor. She has Organised/Chaired more than 82 programmes (Seminar, conference, workshops, Panel Discussions etc) at University and National Level. Her interest also include social outreach programmes and theatre, she has organised and directed more than 40 street plays in village community, schools, colleges and University. She is coordinator/member of 23 administrative bodies of Central University of Haryana include Women Empowerment Cell, Community Development Centre, Internal Complaint Committee, School Board and Board of Studies. She has two research projects with her. She has experience in guiding research students of M.Phil and Ph.D.