Dr. Pratibha Jolly is leading the development of GATI (Gender Advancement for Transforming Institutions) self-assessment framework, resources and guidance as the Principal Investigator of this novel pilot project launched by the Department of Science and Technology. GATI emanates from a concept paper that she was invited to submit to DST in May 2019. Currently she is with National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) as Academic Consultant
Dr. Jolly served as Principal of Miranda House, college for women at the University of Delhi, for 14 years from 2005 to 2019. Under her dynamic leadership the college received All India Rank One under NIRF, a feat sustained for six years since inception of the initiative in 2017.
Dr. Jolly was Chair of IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) Commission on Physics Education (ICPE) for six years from 2005 to 2011; and Vice President IUPAP (elected from amongst commission chairs) from 2005 to 2008. She was awarded the IUPAP-ICPE Medal 2020 for distinguished service to physics education with international impact. She was co-chair of the thematic group on education for development of the national Science Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) 2020. She has been featured in the collation titled Women in STEM: Vanguards of India @75 published by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) in July 2022 to commemorate 75th year of independence.
She is fellow of National Academy of Sciences India (NASI) and Institute of Physics (IoP), UK. She is recipient of NASI Buti Foundation Lecture Award 2017. She is recipient of AUSAID grants as Australian Leadership Fellow (ALAF) 2013, Fulbright New Century Scholar Award 2009-2010, American Physical Society Kilambi Ramavataram Fellowship 1994-95, Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship 1986-87, amongst several other awards. Dr.Jolly has wide ranging synergetic contributions, having served on several committees of Department of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology and so on.
Dr. Jolly received Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from University of Delhi in 1980. Her research interests veered towards physics education research at tertiary level. She has several pioneering research projects to her credit. Her multifaceted work led to establishment of D S Kothari Centre for research and Innovation in Science Education at Miranda House. She is passionate about engendering change, early adoption of new technologies, faculty development, capacity building of women in science and leadership roles, entrepreneurial activities, mentoring diverse student populations, creating technology enhanced active teaching-learning environment, promoting project-based learning, interdisciplinary undergraduate research and helping students build successful careers.
Priyanka Nupur is working as Research Associate, GATI since December 2020. She has worked alongside GATI PI from the outset and made immense contributions, starting from pre-launch of the pilot activities such as analysis of Expression of Interest (EoI) applications to selection and orientation of the pilot institutions; development of the GATI self-assessment framework, the GATI application and guidance handbooks, survey tool-kits, wide-ranging resource materials, and mentoring activities at all stages of the project. The work is based on intensive background research on various facets of gender in science, intervention programmes and globally recognized best practices.
Ms. Nupur is pursuing Ph.D. from Centre for the Study of Law and Governance (CSLG), Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her thesis focusses on issues of urban governance and social justice debates in global cities. She is currently deregistered from the University.
She holds M. Phil. degree from Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her dissertation explored the complex interplay of environmental policies and labour issues in the urban areas. She acquired Master’s degree in Social Work from University of Delhi. She graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Miranda House, University of Delhi.
Ms. Nupur has excelled in academics and has been awarded at both departmental and university level. She is the recipient of University Gold Medal, 2009 and Society for Development Action Gold Medal, 2011 awarded by University of Delhi. She was awarded Elmina Lucke Award consecutively in 2009 and 2010 by Department of Social Work for excellence in fieldwork. She received M.N. Srinivas Memorial Prize in 2007 and 2008 awarded by Miranda House for her performance in Sociology. She is also the recipient of Junior Research Fellowship by UGC.
Ms Nupur has the experience of working with NGOs on issues pertaining to climate change and sustainability; urban renewal, relocation and rehabilitation in context of global cities; community based environmental conservation and disaster preparedness in mountainous regions; and issues related to HIV/AIDS. Interdisciplinary academic and work experiences have prepared Ms Nupur to engage in wide ranging research areas. Her research interests involve Urban Governance, Environment, Gender, Migrant Labour, Urban Sociology.
Roja Rawal is working as Research Assistant, GATI since January 2021. She has worked alongside GATI PI from the outset and made immense contributions, starting from pre-launch of the pilot activities such as analysis of Expression of Interest (EoI) applications, wide ranging data-collection and analysis for development of multi-dimensional GATI data compendiums, data-based background studies, online rendering of survey tool-kits and other resource materials, at all stages of the project.
Ms. Roja acquired M.BA. degree from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) with specialization in Human Resource Management. She also holds M. Com. degree from Indira Gandhi National Open University. She accomplished Post Graduate Diploma in International Business Operations (PGDIBO) along with M.Com. from Indira Gandhi National Open University. She graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from University of Delhi.
Ms. Roja has completed the course of Certified Industrial Accountant Plus (CIA Plus) from The Institute of Computer Accountants (a unit of ICA Infotech Pvt. Ltd.). This course broadened her expertise and technical know-how in Business Computer Applications, Advance Excel & Power Point, Business Communication. She is successfully assessed/certified for the role of Domestic Data Operator confirming to National Skill Development Corporation. She has the experience of working on data & its visualization in various forms by using MS-Excel and google forms.
Dr. H. Jaishree Subrahmaniam worked as Research Associate, from 1 December 2020 till 15 March 2021. She was associated with pre-launch of the pilot activities such as analysis of Expression of Interest (EoI) applications and background studies on some facets of women in science.
Dr. Vijaya Brahma worked as Research Associate, GATI from 19 March 2021 to 5 October 2021. She was associated with background studies on some facets of women in science and other gender equality charters.
Dr. Ruby Bansal worked as Research Associate, GATI from 17 March 2021 to 7 October 2021. She was associated with background studies on some facets of women in science and other gender equality charters.
Dr. Srishti Arora worked as Research Associate, GATI from 12 October 2021 till 11 January 2022. She was associated with background studies on some facets of women in science and other gender equality charters.
Dr. Aesha Bhansali worked as Research Associate, GATI from 28 December 2021 till 17 March 2022. She was associated with background studies on some facets of women in science and other gender equality charters.
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