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.
Professor V. K. Ahuja is the Joint Director of DSPPG and Vice-Chancellor of National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam, India. He did his L.L.M. and Ph.D. Degrees from University of Delhi and M.Phil. Degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He also did a course on Law Teaching and Legal Research Skills from Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University, United Kingdom. Previously, he served as a professor In-charge of Law Centre-II, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi (2017-2020).
Prof. Ahuja has published his works in multiple leading international and national journals of repute including European Intellectual Property Review, European Intellectual Property Review, Supreme Court Journal, National Capital Law Journal, etc. He has actively served as a vital member at multiple organisations in Board of Studies, Academic Council, Executive Council of several Central and State Universities. He has also been appointed as Member of the UGC Committee to Frame Guidelines for Introduction of Courses on Law for Holistic and Multidisciplinary Education in 2022. He is a Member of Board of Management, Judicial Academy (Assam) Governing Body of CLAT Consortium, and Governing Council of DSNLU Vishakhapatnam.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.