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M. Saravanan, Senior Consultant

A policy analyst having over 12 years of experience, including Government of India. Has a strong foundation in policy making and implementation aspects of schemes concerning economic and human resource development, including primarily higher education. Pursuing a doctoral degree in higher education. States/UTs handled: Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, Punjab, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, West Bengal.

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Sugandha Gupta, Senior Consultant

Sugandha joined RUSA Resource Centre in April, 2014. She holds a total work experience of 9 years in both the Corporate Sector and Central Government Organisations. She has previously handled profiles as Business Analyst in ICICI Bank, Mumbai and Research Associate in National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi. Over the past seven years, she has been extensively engaged in policy design, planning, implementation and data analytics in the Higher Education Sector, having worked with Planning Commission and the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Sugandha holds an M. Sc. in Economics from Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from University of Delhi.

States/UTs being handled: Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Gujarat, Haryana, Goa
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Suman Shukla, Senior Consultant

A development professional having 13 years of work experience in social sector, primarily in school and higher education. She has been engaged in policy making, monitoring & evaluation, analysis of flagship programmes of the Government of India. She has worked for Planning Commission; National Institute of Rural Development; and Capart, Ministry of Rural Development. She is a post-graduate in Social Work from the University of Delhi and a PG Diploma holder in Management, from Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad.

States/UTs being handled: Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Nagaland
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Shreya Majumdar, Senior Consultant

Having completed her graduation from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University with a degree in History, Shreya pursued her Masters in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She possesses 8+ years of experience having previously worked with Ernst & Young (EY), Drishtee and the National Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Hub across domains of Research, Corporate Social Responsibility, Skill Development, Project Planning and Operations. She enjoys reading, traveling and photography.

States/UTs being handled: Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Rajasthan

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Vivek Nagpal, Senior Consultant

Vivek Nagpal holds First Class Masters in Extension Education from Jamia Millia Islamia and Doctorate on the topic ‘A Study of Non Formal Education component in the Vocational Training Programmes of Selected Voluntary Organisations’. During the long professional career spanning more than two decades, he has been involved in research projects and has also rendered Administrative and Management services in areas such as Quality Interventions, Teacher Education and Pedagogy, Vocationalisation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Training & Administration, Research & Documentation etc. related issues under SSA , Sakshar Bharat RMSA and presently RUSA of MHRD, GoI at the State and National Level.

States/UTs being handled: Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Telangana, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh and Daman & Diu

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Chandana Gurung, Consultant

Chandana has worked with the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) for implementation as well as monitoring of projects across sectors of Livelihoods, Skill Development, Micro Small & Medium Enterprises, Climate Change Adaptation and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Chandana also worked as the Assam State Data Quality Manager on UNICEF funded Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey – the first of its kind cross-sectional comprehensive health study in the country.

She has an Honours in Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi and a Master’s in Livelihoods and Social Entrepreneurship from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

States/UTs being handled: Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka

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Lopamudra Chakravarty, Consultant

Lopamudra has completed her graduation in Sociology from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and pursued her Masters in Sociology from the University of Calcutta. She also holds a Professional Degree in PGDHRM from St Xavier’s College, Kolkata. She has previously worked in Vikramshila Resource Education Society in Kolkata for one year and has been a Teach For India fellow for two years which included teaching school children and improving quality education at school level.

States/UTs being handled: Delhi, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Tripura

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Priya Singh, Consultant

Priya joined RRC in 2018 as a Consultant. Prior to this, she worked with Bharti Foundation as an Academic Mentor in Delhi, and Department of Education Haryana, where she worked towards improving the quality of education in government schools. She has an Honours degree in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences and University of Gavle Sweden, and a Master’s degree in Development from Azim Premji University, Bangalore. She is passionate about gender equality and inclusive education. She enjoys photography and travelling to discover diverse culture and lifestyles.

States/UTs being handled: Punjab, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh