Research Staff

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Research Staff

  • Aravind Yelery

    Asst. Director&Associate Fellow
  • Jabin T Jacob

    Fellow
  • Madhurima Nundy

    Associate Fellow
  • Tshering Chonzom

    Associate Fellow
  • Bhim B Subba

    ICS-HYI Visiting Fellow
  • Naina Singh

    Research Assistant
  • Diki Sherpa

    Research Assistant
  • Sanglipong Lemtur

    Research Assistant
  • P K Anand

    Research Associate and Programme Officer
  • Nirmola Sharma

    Research Associate

Aravind Yelery
Asst. Director&Associate Fellow

Aravind Yelery was previously associated with Shanghai Ji-Ou (Sino-European Commerce Ltd.) as a Sr. Corporate Consultant (Research). He is a fluent Chinese speaker and before commencing his research at Fudan University, Shanghai, he completed Mandarin language studies from the esteemed Nanjing Normal University, P R China. He is an alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, where he was awarded the Doctorate for his research on China, focusing on energy and economic in China’s transforming foreign policy. Prior to his PhD, he undertook M.Phil research on China’s SOEs and their re-structuring at the same centre at JNU. 

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Jabin T Jacob
Fellow

Jabin T. Jacob is Fellow (Associate Professor) at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi and was previously Assistant Director of the Institute. He holds a PhD in Chinese Studies and has spent time as a student and researcher in Taiwan, France and Singapore. Jacob’s research interests include China-South Asia relations, Indian and Chinese foreign policies in their near neighbourhood, Sino-Indian border areas, and centre-province relations in China. Jacob is co-editor of a book each on India’s foreign policy and India-China relations and is presently co-editing a volume on Indian and Vietnamese perspectives on China. He is also Associate Editor of the ICS journal, China Report.

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Madhurima Nundy
Associate Fellow

Madhurima Nundy is Associate 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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Tshering Chonzom
Associate Fellow

Tshering Chonzom Bhutia is Associate Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies. She holds a PhD in Chinese Studies from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. She speaks and writes regularly on Sino-Tibetan issues. Some of her writings have appeared in the publications of the Institute of Chinese Studies, Indian Council of World Affairs and the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies. Among others, she has published in China ReportHindustan Times, World Focus and Phayul. To her credit, she has designed and developed the website of the Centre for East Asian Studies, SIS, JNU, her alma mater. She is also a proud recipient of the 'Best Researcher Award' from the same Centre in 2008.

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Bhim B Subba
ICS-HYI Visiting Fellow

Bhim Subba is a PhD candidate at the Department of East Asian Studies, Delhi University. As an Institute of Chinese Studies-Harvard-Yenching Institute (ICS-HYI) Visiting Fellow, he spent one academic year (2016-17) at Harvard University doing archival research for his doctoral dissertation. He is a political science major from the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. From 2015-16, he was affiliated with the Mandarin Training Center, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, ROC where he pursued language study and independent research. In 2013, he received a India China Institute Ford Student Fellow under India China Knowledge and Capacity Building Initiative (ICKCBI), and also recipient of a Confucius Institute Scholarship, MOE, China in 2013-14, where he spent one year undergoing Mandarin language training in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, PRC. His research interests include Chinese politics, party leadership, development, and India-China comparatives. He has done fieldwork in China for his research, and participated in numerous conferences and seminars. He has worked on projects as a research consultant on China’s development, health and rural issues.

 

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Naina Singh
Research Assistant

Naina Singh is a Research Intern at the Institute of Chinese Studies. She is pursuing MPhil in international Organizations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has completed her Masters from South Asian University, New Delhi in International Relations with special focus on South Asian region. Her research interests includes primarily cultural and international relations, regional and sub-regional arrangements (Asia) and multilateral diplomacy.

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Diki Sherpa
Research Assistant

Diki Sherpa is a research assistant at the institute of Chinese (ICS) Delhi. She completed her M.Phil from the dept. of history, University of Delhi. She worked on ‘The Indo-Tibetan Trade through the Eastern Himalayas in the First Half of the Twentieth Century’  She completed her B.A and M.A  from the department of history, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.  

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Sanglipong Lemtur
Research Assistant

Sanglipong Lemtur comes from a truly multi-disciplinary area of research. Having completed his Bachelor’s degree in History from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. He had moved on to study Sociology at Jawaharlal Nehru University for his Master’s. He went on to study Social Medicine and Community Health for his MPhil from JNU where his dissertation reviewed the new and exciting technoscientific field of Synthetic Biology, and its Implications on Public health. He completed his dissertation under the guidance of Prof. Mohan Rao. He is currently a PhD Scholar working under Prof. Rama Baru in the same Centre, researching on Antibacterial Resistance, specifically examining antibiotic drug development and its political economy. 

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P K Anand
Research Associate and Programme Officer

P.K.Anand is a Research Associate at the Institute of Chinese Studies. He holds a PhD in Chinese Politics from the Centre for East Asian Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Awarded in June 2017, his doctoral thesis is titled 'Market Dynamics and State Responses in China: Social Welfare and Industrial Workers, 1987-2008'. He also completed his M.Phil from the same centre in 2008. He completed his Master's in Politics (with specialization in International Relations) from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2006. 

He completed a two-year India-China comparative project on funded by ICSSR on Labour Relations and Welfare in Small and Medium Enterprises in Mumbai and Wenzhou. He also spent ten months as a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA from August 2016-May 2017. 

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Nirmola Sharma
Research Associate

Nirmola Sharma is a Research Associate at the Institute of Chinese Studies. She worked on co-editing ICS Occasional Paper No. 3 titled ‘Catalogue of Materials Related to Modern China in the National Archives of India, Part I (Special Collections)’ with her supervisor Dr. Madhavi Thampi. Her areas of interest are Chinese history and Indian-Chinese interactions in the modern era.

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