Research Staff

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Research Staff

  • Aravind Yelery

    Asst. Director&Associate Fellow
  • Madhurima Nundy

    Associate Fellow
  • Tshering Chonzom

    Associate Fellow
  • P K Anand

    Research Associate and Programme Officer
  • Bhim B Subba

    Research Associate
  • Nirmola Sharma

    Research Associate
  • Veda Vaidyanathan

    Research Associate
  • Naina Singh

    Research Assistant
  • Diki Sherpa

    Research Assistant
  • Sanjeevan Pradhan

    Research Assistant

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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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

Dr. Tshering Chonzom Bhutia is an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies. She has a  PhD  from the Centre for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. Her thesis was titled ‘Applying Negotiation Theory to the Sino-Tibetan Talks, 1979-2006’. She has just completed a major research project comparing the Indian and Chinese government’s ethnic minority/nationalities policies. 

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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. 

 

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Bhim B Subba
Research Associate

Bhim Subba (蘇斌) is a Research Associate at the ICS. He has recently submitted his PhD dissertation in the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi. He was an ICS-HYI Visiting Fellow and spent a year at Harvard University for his doctoral research (2016-17). He is a Political Science major from the Centre for Political Studies, JNU, 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. As a recipient of a Confucius Institute Scholarship, he was also enrolled at Harbin Normal University, Heilongjiang, PRC pursuing Mandarin language training. His research interests include comparative political theory, Chinese politics and India-China comparatives.

 

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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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Veda Vaidyanathan
Research Associate

Veda Vaidyanathan is a Research Associate at the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi. She completed her Ph.D. from the Centre for African Studies at the University of Mumbai on the Resource Diplomacy Strategies of India and China in Africa. She was initially a doctoral fellow of the Indian Council of Social Science Research and in 2014 received the Institute of Chinese Studies-Harvard Yenching Institute (ICS-HYI) China-India studies fellowship. From 2015-16 she was a senior visiting fellow at the Centre for African Studies, School of International Studies, Peking University, China and was a visiting fellow at the Harvard-Yenching Institute in Harvard University the following year. She has conducted extensive fieldwork interviewing various stakeholders in India, China, Kenya, Ethiopia, USA and the UK and has presented papers in international and national conferences. Her research currently focuses on the interactions of India, China and other emerging powers with countries in Africa. 

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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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Sanjeevan Pradhan
Research Assistant

Sanjeevan Pradhan is a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), New Delhi. He has received his M.A. in International Relations from Tsinghua University, Beijing and has a B.A. in Chinese language and literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His research interests are Chinese foreign policy, China-ASEAN relations and China-Indonesia relations.

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