Research Staff

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Research Staff

  • Alka Acharya

    Director & Senior Fellow
  • Aravind Yelery

    Asst. Director&Associate Fellow
  • Jabin T Jacob

    Fellow
  • Madhurima Nundy

    Associate Fellow
  • Tshering Chonzom

    Associate Fellow
  • Nongmaithem Kishorchand Singh

    Research Assistant
  • Renu Rana

    PhD Candidate at Fudan University, China

Alka Acharya
Director & Senior Fellow

Alka Acharya is currently on deputation as Director and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi, from the Centre for East Asian Studies (Chinese Studies) School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) where she is Professor and former Chairperson. She was Editor of the quarterly journal China Report (New Delhi) from 2005-2013. She was nominated by the Indian government as a member of the India-China Eminent Persons Group (2006-2008) and member of the National Security Advisory Board of the Government of India for two terms (2006-2008) and (2011-2012). She has authored a book China & India: Politics of Incremental Engagement, published in 2008. Her current research focuses on India-China-Russia Trilateral Cooperation and the Chinese strategic response to the post-cold war regional architecture, with special reference to China’s neighborhood. 

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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 (ICS), Delhi. He as also served as Assistant Director of the Institute from 2011 to 2016. He holds a PhD in Chinese Studies from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and New Delhi and spent two years as a Chinese language student in Taiwan. He has been Hermès Fellow at Sciences Po, Bordeaux (2009-10), Visiting Research Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2012) and a visiting faculty at University of Bordeaux IV, France (2012).

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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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Nongmaithem Kishorchand Singh
Research Assistant

Nogmaithem Kishorchand Singh is a Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese studies (ICS) Delhi. He completed his M.A in politics (with specialisation in International Relations) from the school of International Relations, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). He holds an MPhil degree from the centre of West Asian studies,Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi where he also submitted his PhD thesis.HIs area of research interest includes West Asian politics,China and West Asia,North-East India studies etc.HIs current research focuses on the China's Belt and Road initiative (BRI) in West Asia.

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Renu Rana
PhD Candidate at Fudan University, China

Renu Rana is Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), Delhi. She holds a MPhil degree in Chinese Studies from the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi, New Delhi.  Her area of study is Chinese Studies. She completed MA Political Science from Daulat Ram College, DU; MA Sociology from IGNOU and BA (hons) Political Science from Miranda House, DU.  She cleared UGC NET in Political Science in 2012.

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