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
  • P K Anand

    Research Associate and Programme Officer
  • Bhim B Subba

    ICS-HYI Visiting Fellow
  • Nirmola Sharma

    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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Jabin T Jacob
Fellow

Jabin T. Jacob is Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi. He holds a PhD in Chinese Studies from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and has spent time as a student and researcher in Taiwan, France and Singapore. Jacob’s current research interests include China-South Asia relations, China’s ‘belt and road’ initiative, Sino-Indian border areas, and centre-province relations in China. 

Jacob's latest work is a co-edited volume, China  and  its Neighbourhood: Perspectives from India and Vietnam (Pentagon Press, 2017). He is Associate Editor of the ICS journal, China Report, blogs at https://indiandchina.com/ and tweets at @jabinjacobt

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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
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.

 

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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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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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