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Development Studies 2014-16

Development Studies 2014-16

Abhik Palit

B.A.(H) English

Research Topic: The Exclusionary Nature of Urban Infrastructure Development

Optional Courses: 1. Public Policy 2. Microeconomics 3. Social Psychology 4. Perspectives in Science and Technology 5. Society, Culture and Development

Internship/Work Experience: Internship with Shiksha ka Sawaal Campaign (1 month)


Aditi Annapurna

B.A.(H) Journalism

Research Topic: Jantar Mantar as a Site of Protest: the discourse of dissent and ethnographies of the state

Optional Courses: 1. Microeconomics, 2. Gender, Health and Rights, 3. Advanced Quantitative Research Methods, 4. Society, Culture and Development, 5. Management of Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation

Internship/Work Experience: 1. Writer-collaborator of Columbia University-Ford Foundation Indian Review Paper on Sustainable Development Goals (1 Month) 2. Policy Research with Rakshak Foundation (2 months).


Aditi Bharadwaj

B.A. (H) Economics

Research Topic: Relocation and Rehabilitation: A Case Study of Gujjar Tribe of Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand.

Optional Courses: 1. GIS, Remote Sensing and Development 2. Public Policy: Theories and Processes 3.Society, Culture and Development 4. Human Rights and Environment 5. Advanced Quantitative Research Methods

Exchange Program: 1. Human Rights and Environment 2. Policy Making, Power and Politics 3. Special Issues in Environmental Politics (Climate Change) 4. Rethinking Poverty

Internship/Work Experience: Intern, Wildlife Institute of India (2 months)


Amar Mali

B.E. Mechanical Engineering

Research Topic: Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamikakarika (Madhyamika school of Buddhism) and Postmodernism: A Comparative Study

Optional Courses: 1.Philosophical Foundations to Development Research 2.Public Policy: Theories and Processes 3. GIS, Remote Sensing and Development 4.Social Psychology and Development 5.Society, Culture and Development.

Internship/Work Experience: Associate Mechanical Engineer, MWH Global (20 months)


Arya P Raj

B.Sc. (H) Physics

Research Topic: Study of Scientific Temper Amongst Youth in Kerala

Optional Courses: 1. Perspectives in Science, Technology and Society 2. GIS, Remote Sensing and Development 3. Urban Governance in India 4. Principles of Microeconomics 5. Development and Crime.

Internship/Work Experience: Intern at Kerala Institute of Local Administration (2 months)


Ashish Kumar

B.A. (H) Sociology

Research Topic: From ‘2 TO 282’: An exploration into the electoral trajectory of the Bhartiya Janata Party

Optional Courses: 1.Public Policy: Theories 2.Management of Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement 3.GIS, Remote Sensing and Development 4. Society, Culture and Development 5. Development and Crime.

Exchange: One semester student exchange program with Alpen Adria University Klegenfurt Austria, Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies – IFF from October 2015 to January 2016, with institute of social ecology, Vienna Austria , Courses- Social ecology and social policy

Internship/Work Experience: 1.Project coordinator, DEEP-Development Education & Environmental Program NGO (1 month) 2 .Research associate & project coordinator, The Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) New Delhi (1 month).


Deeksha Trehan

B.A. (H) Economics

Research Topic: Evaluation of SFURTI-a scheme of KVIC (Khadi and Village Industries Commission)

Optional Courses: 1. Development and Crime, 2. Principles of Microeconomics, 3. Social Psychology, 4. GIS, Remote Sensing and Development, 5. Gender, Health and Rights

Internship/Work Experience: Fieldwork for primary data collection as part of dissertation regarding development of Khadi and village industries in Uttarakhand


Devesh Khatarker

B.E.(Bio Medical Engineering)

Research Topic: Implementation of PESA Act: A Case Study of a Gram Panchayat of Madhya Pradesh

Optional Courses: 1. Management of Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation, 2. Principles of Microeconomics, 3. Society, Culture and Development, 4. GIS, Remote Sensing and Development, 5. Development and Crime

Internship/Work Experience: Mentor Fellow: One Year Fellowship in an NGO Bachpan Banao, Dantewada, Chhattisgarh (1 Year)


Dhaval Chitnis

MBA (Marketing)

Research Topic: Comparative study of CSR of Public Sector Enterprises and Private Sector Enterprises-Case Study of ONGC and RIL

Optional Courses: 1.CSR and Social Audit, 2.Public Policy: Theories and Practices, 3.Micro Economies, 4.GIS, Remote Sensing and Development, 5. Development and Crime.

Internship/Work Experience: 1. Professional Work Experience- As Officer in Marketing at The Times of India Group and AEHL (21 Months). 2. Internship- Project Manager for program Ek Vahi Molachi 2015 at Aadhar Bahuuddeshiya Sanstha. From May 2015 to July 2015. (3 Months) 3. Volunteer Work Experience- 10 Years as Founder Secretary of Aadhar Bahuuddeshiya Sanstha register organisation. From year 2005.


Dhruba Lochan Nath

B.Sc.(Agriculture)

Research Topic: Tribe - Non tribe dynamics; A case study of a village in western Assam

Optional Courses: 1. Development and Crime 2. Microeconomics 3. Social Psychology and Development 4. Society , Culture and Development 5. GIS, Remote Sensing and Development Research

Internship/Work Experience: 1. Project Manager, OTDS, ST & SC Development Dept., Govt. of Odisha. (11 months); 2. Summer internship, NIRD PGDRDM with MYRADA, Karnataka (45 days)


Evita Das

B.A. (H) Economics

Research Topic: Geopoltics an explorative study related to Muqaddimah

Optional Courses: 1 Micro economics, 2 .GIS remote sensing and development, 3. Public Policy :Theories and Processes, 4 Advance Quantitative Research Methods, 5. Management of land acquisition, Resettlement, Rehabilitation.

Internship/Work Experience: Worked with Prof Abdul Shaban on a research paper related to Urdu


Haifa Zubair

B.A. Sociology

Research Topic: Hawala Networks in The Economy of Kerala: A Case Study in North Kerala

Optional Courses: 1.Public Policy: Theories and Processes 2.Society Culture and Development 3.Urban Governance in India 4.Crime and Development 5.Principles of Economics: Microeconomics

Internship/Work Experience: Trust Law Intern on LGBT Rights at Thomson Reuters

 

Latha PM

B.A. History, Economics and Political Science

Research Topic: Tracing the journey of Visually Disabled girls on reaching higher education through case study approach

Optional Courses: 1) Development and Crime, 2) Public Policy, 3) Society, Culture and Development, 4) CSR, 5) Social Policy and Planning

 

Mausam Kumar

B.A. (H) Business Economics

Research Topic: Environmental Fiscal Reforms: A study of innovative approaches in Maharashtra

Optional Courses: 1. Microfinance, 2. Public Policy, 3. Public Finance., 4. Management of land acquisition, rehabilitation and resettlement. Semester Exchange at University of Gottingen with courses of Advanced Development Economics and Political Economy of International Trade.

Internship/Work Experience: Field intern for UNICEF in Dungarpur, Rajasthan.


Niharika Rustagi

B.A. (H) Economics

Research Topic: A study of Determinants of Decline in Child Sex Ratio in India, Case study of Maharashtra

Optional Courses: 1. Public Policy: Theories and Processes, 2. Development and Crime, 3. Advanced Quantitative Research Methods, 4. Social Psychology and Development, 5. GIS, Remote Sensing and Development Research

Internship/Work Experience: 1.Policy Research Intern at Development Alternatives (1 month), 2. Research Intern at National Foundation of India (1 month)


Poonam Tajanpure

B.Tech (Agricultural Engineering)

Research Topic: Women Reservation in Urban Local Bodies: Case Study of Nashik Municipal Corporation.

Optional Courses: 1. Public Policy, 2. Principles of Microeconomics, 3. Public Finance, 4. GIS, Remote Sensing and Development, 5. Development and Crime

Internship/Work Experience: 1. Project under National Agriculture Innovative Project with IIT Bombay and KKWIEER, Nashik; 2. Site Engineer at M/s. B. M. Chapalkar & Co., Civil Engineering and Govt. Contractors, Nashik (3 years 9 months); 3. Internship at All Mumbai Unorganised Labour Union, Mumbai (1 month)


Ridhi Singh

B.A. (H) Economics

Research Topic: Migration patterns of labour : A case study of Madhya Pradesh

Optional Courses: 1. Public Policy 2. GIS, Remote Sensing and Development 3. Society, Culture and Development 4. Principles of Microeconomics 5. Management of land acquisition, rehabilitation and resettlement

Internship/Work Experience: Conducted a fieldwork in Barwani district of Madhya Pradesh including personal interviews of the local tribes, Bareila and Bhil, to understand the migration patterns that are central to the tribals in this area.

 

Runal Bhanamagi

B.A. (Major in Public Administration)

Research Topic: Socio-economic and cultural factors related to beef business: A study of Solapur district ,Maharashtra

Optional Courses: Management of Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation, 2. Principles of Microeconomics, 3. Social Psychology, 4. GIS, Remote Sensing and Development, 5. Development and Crime

Internship/Work Experience: 1. Associate Consultant, Siddheshwar Bio Fuels, Solapur,Maharashtra (9 months) 2. Assistant Manager, Monarch Beer and Wines,Solapur,Maharashtra (2 years)


Satya Oza

B.A. Economics

Research Topic: Citizenship and Godhra Riot Victims: A case Study of Citizen Nagar

Optional Courses: 1) Management of Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation 2) Public Policy: Theories and Processes 3) Social Psychology 4) GIS, Remote Sensing and Development 5) Advanced Quantitative Research Methods

Internship/Work Experience: Did fieldwork in relief colonies for those affected by Godhra Riots. I also did some documentation work on a mapping exercise that was done by an organisation- Janvikas in two relief colonies in Nadiad


Shantanu Neverekar

B.A. Economics

Research Topic: Green Revolution and Cancer in Punjab: Postcoloniality and Violence of Development in Malwa Region of Punjab

Optional Courses: 1. Public Policy 2. Political Economy of International Trade 3. GIS, Remote Sensing and Development 4. Advanced Quantitative Methods 5. Feminist Science Studies

Internship/Work Experience: 1. Information Officer with Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, Mumbai, working to create a knowledge base on the Indian Economy in May 2013, 2. Fieldwork for dissertation for a month in Punjab and interaction with scholars, activists and people during April- May 2015.


Shaharukh Khatib

B.A Economics

Research Topic: Housing Market and Minorities; A Case Study of Residential segregation of Muslims in Pune city

Optional Courses: 1. Public Policy 2. Development and Crime 3.Society, culture and Development 4. GIS and Remote Sensing 5. Management of Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation

Internship/Work Experience: Worked as research associate on a project with Quresh Foundation during April-June 2015.

 

Shivjith Panicker

B.E. (Computer Science)

Research Topic: Question of technology: Bernard Steigler

Optional Courses: 1.Philosophical Foundations to Development Research 2.Public Policy: Theories and Processes 3.GIS, Remote Sensing and Development 4.Society,Culture and Development 5.Feminist Science Studies

Internship/Work Experience: Freelancing


Shreyansi Gupta

B.A. ( Hons) Economics

Research Topic: Employment , Education and Skills: Analyzing the Education-Employment gap in India

Optional Courses: 1.Political Economy of International Trade 2. Public Policy 3. Public Finance 4. Advanced Quantitative Research Methods 5. GIS, Remote Sensing and Development

Internship/Work Experience: 1. Research Intern at IIM- Lucknow Noida Campus (1 month), 2. Research Intern at CBGA, New Delhi (1 month)


Smriti Khemka

B.A. Economics

Research Topic: Rights Provided, Yet Denied Opportunities: A Household Evaluation of RTE in Urban Rajasthan

Optional Courses: 1. Public Policy,2. Development and Crime,3. Society, culture and development, 4. Social psychology and development, 5. Advanced quantitative research methods

Internship/Work Experience: Worked in the TISS-UNICEF-Government of Rajasthan Project (15 days)


Soma Naik Porika

B.A.(Hons.) Social Work

Research Topic: On Functional Paralysis of Parliament; A Study on Effectiveness of the Procedures Governing the Functioning of Lok Sabha

Optional Courses: 1. Development and Crime, 2. Principles of Microeconomics, 3. Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Management, 4. Public Policy, 5. WTO, IMF and World Bank

Internship/Work Experience: 1. Legislative Assistant to Member of Parliament (LAMP) Fellow, PRS Legislative Research, New Delhi, June,2014 - May,2015 (11 months) 2. Intern, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Hyderabad, April,2012 - May,2012 (2 months) 3. Intern Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, GOI, November 2015 (1 month).


Sukanya Honkote

B.A. Economics

Research Topic: The Passage of Labour Reforms in Rajasthan (The Politics of Economic Reform)

Optional Courses: 1. Philosophical Foundations of Development Research. 2. Public Policy: Theories and Processes, 3. Political Economy of International Trade, 4. Advanced Quantitative Methods 5. Feminist Science Studies

Internship/Work Experience: 1. State Rural Livelihoods Mission- Rajasthan (1 Month) 2. Swadhaar FinAccess- Associate (8 months)


Surabhi Shikha

B.A. (H) English

Research Topic: Gauging the social impact and future emulation of India's first solar powered village, Dharnai (Bihar)

Optional Courses: 1. Philosophical Foundations of Development Research. 2. Public Policy: Theories and Processes, 3. Society, Culture and Development, 4. Social Psychology and Development 5. Feminist Science Studies

Internship/Work Experience: 1. Content Executive, Make My Trip India Pvt. Ltd.(17 months), 2. Research Analyst, CEED (4 months)


Sweta Pandey

B.A. (H) Economics

Research Topic: Women in Rural Workforce in India

Optional Courses: 1.Public Policy: Theories and Processes, 2. Political Economy of International Trade, 3. Public Finance, 4.Advanced Quantitative Research Methods, 5. Principles of Economics- Microeconomics

Internship/Work Experience: 1. Intern at Development Alternatives, Delhi (2 months), 2. Intern at Sweccha, Delhi (1 month), 3. Content Design Expert at Finitiatives Learning India Pvt Ltd. (7 months).


Tannya Shukla

B.A. (H) Political Science

Research Topic: Assessment and Learning in the Indian elementary education system and its policy implications

Optional Courses: 1) Principles of Economics- Microeconomics 2)Public Policy: Theories and Processes 3) Social Psychology 4) Women, Sexualities and Violence 5) Feminist Science Studies

Internship/Work Experience: Intern at ASER Centre, New Delhi, a part of Pratham Education Foundation


Tarana Chauhan

B.A. (H) Economics

Research Topic: Critical analysis of the government regulations in the auto rickshaw and Black and Yellow taxi market in the MMRDA

Optional Courses: 1. Public Policy 2. Political Economy of International Trade 3. GIS,Remote Sensing and Development, 4. Advanced Quantitative Methods 5. Social Psychology

Internship/Work Experience: 1, TERI (1 month) - Non-profit organisation ; 2. Planning Commission (2 months) - non-statutory government, 3. CPR- Policy Research Institute (1 month)


Utkarsh Vaidya

B.A. (H) Economics

Research Topic: Changing Lifestyles and Aspirations in a Punjab Village- Agrarian Crisis and its Antecedents.

Optional Courses: 1. Principles of Economics: Micro-economics,2. Public Policy: Theories and Processes, 3. Society, Culture and Development, 4. GIS, Remote Sensing and Development Research, 5. Social Psychology

Internship/Work Experience: Have done extensive fieldwork for primary data collection regarding the dissertation in Sangrur District of Punjab.


Vandita Singh

B.E.(Instrumentation Technology)

Research Topic: Critical analysis of CSR activities from companies’ and communities point of view

Optional Courses: 1. CSR and Social Audit, 2. GIS, Remote Sensing and Development, 3. Advanced Quantitative Research Methods, 4. Principles of Microeconomics. 5. Development and Crime

Internship/Work Experience: 1.Intern at Ngobox (1 month), 2.Worked at TCS (20 months)


Veeresh Kanduri

B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering)

Research Topic: Towards a methodology for Cumulative Impact Assessment

Optional Courses: 1.CSR and Social Audit, 2.Management of Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement, 3.Environmental Impact Assessment and Social Impact Assessment, 4.GIS, Remote Sensing and Development, 5. Development and Crime

Internship/Work Experience: 1. Country Coordinator, India- Women Development Advocacy Center(WDAC), Nepal- Present, 2 .Technical Lead, I for Nation- Bhotsipa, Nepal (3 months), 3. District Resource Person, Society for Social Audit, Accountability and Transparency, Ministry of Rural Development, Hyderabad, India (1 month), 4. Graduate Engineer (Design) Trainee - Hyderabad Metro


Vipul Kumar Paikra

B.Sc Agriculture

Research Topic: Does Inflation Benefit Farmers

Optional Courses: 1. Principles of Economics: Micro-economics, 2. Public Policy: Theories and Processes, 3. Society, Culture and Development, 4. GIS, Remote Sensing and Development Research, 5.Advanced Quantitative Research Methods

Internship/Work Experience: 1. Intern at JSLPS Ranchi for 20 days, 2. Intern with Stanford University Project on CCMP for 40 Days Rail, Larsen & Toubro India (8 months)


V Summinlun

B.Sc. (Fishery science)

Research Topic: Impact of MGNREGA on Socio-economic Status of Rural Households: A Study in Churachandpur District of Manipur

Optional Courses: 1. Public Policy: Theories and Processes 2.Principles of Economics: Microeconomics 3.GIS, Remote Sensing and Development 4. Society, Culture and Development, 5. Advanced Quantitative Research Methods

Internship/Work Experience: Field work in Churachandpur district, Manipur for Dissertation (Primary data collection)