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Distinguished Fellows & Advisors

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Distinguished Fellows

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Prof. Supriya Chowdhury

Prof. Supriya Chowdhury, Professor, Centre for Political Institutions, Governance and Development (CPIGD). Her areas Area of Specialisation includes Globalisation and labour, urban poverty, social movements and comparative development.
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K. Jairaj (Retd. IAS)

K. Jairaj (Retd. IAS), Additional Chief Secretary (Retd). Government of Karnataka Bangalore. During his distinguished career of 36 years with the Indian Administrative Service, he has held very prestigious and key appointments. Sri. K. Jairaj had the distinction of heading the Bangalore City Corporation as its Commissioner twice.
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Dr. Lalith Achoth

Dr. Lalith Achoth has a span of experience in academics and research and consultancy. He served as a Consultant at leading management schools, Government agencies and Premier Research Institutes across the country, besides served as Agricultural Economist in several projects. His areas of expertise include Marketing, Quantitative Techniques, Marketing Research & Business’ Statistics.
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Dr. Sreekantaiah Pruthvish

Dr. Sreekantaiah Pruthvish has more than 37 years of professional experience; distinguishing himself as teacher, researcher, public health specialist and administrator of high repute. Currently, Dr Pruthvish serves as Director-Academics and Training, Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Bangalore.
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Advisors

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Dr. Anitha Kurup

Dr. Anitha Kurup is a Professor in the School of Social Sciences and Head of the Education Programme, National Institute of Advanced Studies. Her recent publications Trained Scientific Women Power: How much are we Losing and Why? and Trends Report: Creation and Analysis of Database of PhDs in India (1998-2007) have been widely appreciated.
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Dr. Priyanca Mathur

Dr. Priyanca Mathur is currently Associate Professor at the Centre for Research in Social Sciences and Education (CERSSE) Jain University in Bangalore. She is an international trainer with the Forum of Federations (FoF), Canad and has devised modules for FoF on Gender and Decentralisation and conducted Gender and Federalism workshops, as well as ‘Training of Trainers’ (ToT) Workshops on Gender for parliamentarians and civil society actors in Myanmar and Thailand.
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Prof. Narendar Pani

Prof. Narendar Pani is an economist by training who has a multidisciplinary approach on issues related to the Indian political economy. He has over the last four decades held positions in academia and the media. His books include, ‘Inclusive economics: Gandhian method and contemporary policy’ (Sage, 2002); ‘Redefining Conservatism: An essay on the bias of India’s economic reform’ (Sage, 1994); and ‘Reforms to pre-empt change: Land legislation in Karnataka’ (Concept, 1983). He is also one of the editors of ‘Bengaluru, Bangalore, Bengaluru: Imaginations and their times’ (Sage, 2010). Apart from this he was a member of several official committees.