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Current Research Faculty

  • Madhurima Nundy

    Assistant Director & Fellow
  • Reeja Nair

    Research Associate
  • KK Venkatraman

    Research Fellow
  • Rangoli Mitra

    Research Assistant
  • Preksha Shree Chhetri

    Research Assistant
  • Shruti Jargad

    Research Assistant

Madhurima Nundy
Assistant Director & Fellow

Madhurima Nundy is Assistant Director & Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), Delhi. She holds a PhD in Public Health from the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She completed her MPhil from the same Centre. Before joining ICS she was Senior Programme Coordinator at the Public Health Resource Network and has been a Technical Consultant with the National Commission on Macroeconomics and Health. Her areas of interest include studying different health service systems, health policies and inequalities in health. She has several publications to her name.

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Reeja Nair
Research Associate

Reeja Nair is a Research Associate at the Institute of Chinese Studies. Her research broadly centres on issues related to labour and urbanisation in post-Mao China to present. She is particularly interested in understanding how workers navigate the city spaces in a rapidly urbanizing China, and a comparative assessment of these issues in the Indian context. 

Reeja recently submitted her PhD thesis titled, 'Workers and Urban Spaces in Post-Socialist China: A Study of Community, Leisure and Resistance, 1994-2008', at the Centre for East Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She completed her MPhil from the same centre. Her MPhil dissertation examined the making of China's labour laws in the post- Mao period. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in History from Miranda House, University of Delhi (specializing in Modern Indian History). In the past, she  has worked as a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies, on an ICSSR Project titled, “State  Responses  to  Social  Welfare  in  China  and  India:  A  Comparative  Study  of Workers  in  Small  and  Medium  Enterprises”.

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KK Venkatraman
Research Fellow

KK Venkatraman was commissioned in The Garhwal Rifles in 1997. An alumni of
the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, the officer has extensive operational
experience and has served in J&K, Assam and along the Line of Actual Control in
the Eastern Sector. In addition, the officer has served in General Staff appointments
at Northern, Eastern and Central theatres.
The officer is currently a Research Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies, New
Delhi and is pursuing his MPhil in Defence and Strategic Studies from Punjabi
University, Patiala.
His interest areas are Security Studies and Emerging Technologies.
His email ID is kk.venkatraman@gmail.com

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Rangoli Mitra
Research Assistant

Rangoli Mitra is a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi. She has completed her M.A. in Conflict Analysis and Peacebuilding from Jamia Millia Islamia. Her master's dissertation was titled, 'The Women, Peace and Security Agenda: A Theoretical Analysis of the Absence of a Gender Perspective in Peacebuilding'. She has completed her B.A. from Miranda House in Political Science Honours. Rangoli has previously worked with the Women's Regional Network and interned with the Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement and the National Maritime Foundation.

Her research interests include India's foreign policy, Indo-China relations, Security issues in South Asia, analyzing China's engagements in the maritime domain, particularly the Indo- Pacific and assessing the growth of the PLA.

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Preksha Shree Chhetri
Research Assistant

Preksha Shree Chhetri is currently pursuing her PhD from the Centre for European Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She completed her MPhil from the same centre. She has completed her MA in International Relations from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and her BA from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. Her PhD thesis is titled “The EU-China Strategic Partnership, 2003-2017”.  Apart from her thesis, she has worked on BRI and is particularly keen on studying China’s role in the global climate change negotiations. In the past, she has worked as a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies under the supervision of Dr. Tshering Chonzom Bhutia. 

 

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Shruti Jargad
Research Assistant

Shruti Jargad is a graduate in Chinese Studies from the Yenching Academy of Peking University. She also has a masters in political science from Jawaharlal University. Her research interests include state theory,  Chinese domestic politics and the CCP.

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