I am currently pursuing my doctoral degree with focus on Climate Chanage Adaptation among Communities: Comparative Case study of Maldives and Nepal.
After my training in Development studies at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai, India) and MPhil in Law and Governance from Jawaharlal Nehru University (Delhi, India), I joined the division as an Erasmus Scholar. I have had experience in conducting field based study due my training during Masters and M. Phil field research. My topics:
- THE PERFORMANCE OF DARJEELING GORKHA HILL COUNCIL IN RELATION TO GORKHALAND (M.A. Dissertation, 2011).
- DEVELOPMENT IN PERIPHERAL REGION: A CASE OF DARJEELING IN WEST BENGAL (M.Phil, 2012).
I worked with UNDP and was stationed in Orissa (2010) where I worked with the Rehabilitation and Resettlement Division with focus on Gender issues. I also worked as Assistant professor at Delhi University (2012-2013) after being awarded Junior Research Fellow and passing National Eligibility Test in 2011. I have experience of teaching undergraduate students in subjects such as Economic geography, Population geography, Urban geography and Spatial Dimensions of Development.
My research interest lies in Environmental governance and policy design and how policies are being implemented at the macro and micro level. Particularly community initiatives and whether it finds resonance in governmental policies. My current work is interdisciplinary in nature that focuses on Climate Change with focus on community perception of climate change and how they are adapting in their own ways.