Sharique is a Science Technology and Society Scholar, and his research area is Digital Inclusion, Democracy & Tech-Policy Regulations in South Asia. He has done his Ph.D. from Centre for Studies in Science Policy, School of Social Sciences at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. The title of his dissertation was ‘Digital Democracy and Policy Formulation in India: A Study of Government enabled e-Participation Platforms’. He has done his MBA from ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad and Bachelor of Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University. He is 2013 UN Volunteer Award Recipient and is member of The Science and Democracy Network at the Harvard University; The Internet Society, New Delhi Chapter and Founding Member of The Digital Inclusion Research Forum. He has previously worked for 5 years under teaching, research, academic administration and corporate sales & operations roles on designations like Deputy Registrar at the Al Karim University, Bihar; as Teaching Assistant at the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, JNU where he was teaching ICT and Governance component in the course ‘Science Technology and Social Interaction’ under Prof Govind at CSSP,JNU ; as Assistant Manager – OEM Sales at the Hettich India Private Ltd.
His research publications include book chapters, publications in peer reviewed journals and research blogs mostly in area of Tech Policy, Digital Inclusion and Democracy Studies. In past he has delivered guest lectures at various reputed institutions in India and abroad including The Humboldt Institute of Internet Studies, Berlin; Dublin City University’s Law and Tech Research Cluster and The Science & Democracy Network at the Harvard University.
He is passionate about theorizing and linking social and digital financial exclusion from Digital Constitutionalism perspective.
Aadithyan is an MSc holder in Marketing Strategy & Data Analytics and a High Distinction Dean’s list member from Paris School of Business. After completing his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Mahatma Gandhi University, he worked as a Marketing Assistant in DNA5 Communications, an Advertising and Marketing Agency based in Kerala.
He joined as a Growth and Marketing intern at Fleksa, Frankfurt, Germany after his masters. He was responsible for building and managing rich content in the digital space, optimizing marketing automation, and lead nurturing. His interest in psychology and mental health inspired him to co-create a start-up, UinU Private Ltd., an application focusing on mental health education.
His love for learning results in achieving various certifications and licenses. This includes Strategic Management Executive Certificate from IIM KASHIPUR, Growth Hacking Certificate from EAZL, Academic and Business Writing Certificate from University of Berkeley, and more.
He is also Certified in Psychological First Aid from Johns Hopkins University.
Apart from work, he is an ardent lover of sports and arts and a voracious reader.
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Akhilan is a public policy graduate with a special interest in impact evaluation for development projects. He worked as an international development cooperation consultant with The Asia Foundation, where he prepared action reports to help with program design. Beyond development cooperation, he is interested in governance, clean energy, disaster risk resilience and climate-smart agriculture.
He studied Journalism in Bangalore and has brief experience working in print and broadcast newsrooms. He is interested in photography, painting and woodworking
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Teaching Assistant cum Analyst
Teaching Assistant cum Analyst
With a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (Hons.) from M.C.M DAV College, Chandigarh and a Master’s degree in Economics, from Department of Economics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, Nimisha Jain is currently pursuing her PhD in Economics from Panjab University. Skilled in Quantitative research methods, she is passionate about International and Monetary Economics.
Before joining BIPP, Nimisha worked as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Rayat Bahra University, Mohali and taught as a research scholar at Institute of Social Science Education and Research, Panjab University.
On the academic front, she holds the UGC-NET Qualification and has been awarded with University Gold Medals for securing First position in Graduation and Post-graduation. An ardent believer of hard work and self-belief, she is an awardee of Shri Chander Prakash Memorial Gold Medal, Gadgil Gold Medal and Attar Chand Kapur Silver Medal for her outstanding academic performance.
TA cum Analyst
Pooja is a Post Graduate Diploma holder in Advertisement and Public Relations from the K.C. College of Management Studies, Mumbai. While being an experienced professional; she is always keen to keep learning, and is currently pursuing her MBA in Human Resource Management from NMIMS School of Business Management, Mumbai.
She has an experience of working with the British Deputy High Commission, Chandigarh for more than 4 years in the Corporate Services department handling the administration and finance. She has also worked as a customer care representative with HDFC Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai
She has a deep interest for intricate designs and loves to create Mandala in her free time.
Saurabh Harak is a Data Engineer at Bharti Institute of Public Policy (BIPP), ISB Mohali. He holds an Executive PG in Machine Learning and AI from International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore and is Pursuing a Master’s in Machine Learning & AI from Liverpool John Moores University, UK. He also has a Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering from Savitribai Phule Pune University.
Saurabh has worked in various industries in multiple AI and Drone domains and has demonstrated excellence as a full-stack developer involved in Software Development and Project Implementation. He has successfully owned and executed numerous end-to-end Data Science/Data Engineer projects.
He has a keen interest in AI and Deep Learning and has worked on object detection algorithms on Edge platforms like Raspberry Pi and RockPro64. His core areas of expertise can be summed up as Deep learning & MLOPs.
Teaching Assistant cum Analyst
Sagnik is aspiring to be a serious academic, with his inter-disciplinary training in Humanities and Social Sciences. He had done his MA in political theory, focused primarily on Continental Philosophy and Psychoanalysis, from the University of Essex. Prior to that he did his MPhil in Political Science from the University of Delhi.
His research interest ranges from Policy, Politics, Structuralism, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, Film Theory.
Senior Content Writer
A trained journalist, Smriti brings with her an experience of reportage, extensive writing and editing in four national newspapers across three different cities over a period of 13 years. Starting with The Tribune and later with The Indian Express in Chandigarh, she worked with Deccan Herald in Bangalore, and The Statesman in New Delhi in various capacities. She has also worked with a multi-national strategic communications firm as a Consulting Associate, besides freelancing for India Today, Tehelka and Dinamalar.
Prior to joining Bharti Institute of Public Policy (BIPP), Smriti worked with the Centre for Learning and Management Practice (CLMP) at ISB as a Senior Content Writer.
A science graduate from Panjab University, Chandigarh, she has a Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab. She has also done a short-term course in television production at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.
In her free time, she is either working out, running marathons, binge-watching OTT content or reading fiction (not necessarily in that order!)
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Sr. Research Analyst
Vijay Kumar is a highly skilled data engineer with experience in designing and implementing decentralized web applications that utilize private blockchain networks like Ethereum and Polygon. He has a background in building real-time, fault-tolerant distributed applications using Elixir. Additionally, Vijay has experience in creating serverless web applications using infrastructure as code, and also has a strong interest in computer architecture and systems programming.
Despite being a commerce graduate from Panjab University, his curiosity in digital computers led him to pursue a career as a professional software engineer. In his free time, Vijay delves into the world of philosophy, with a particular focus on epistemology and cognitive psychology.