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Nidhi Jain

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Department of Political Science, U.C.S.S.H., M.L.S.U., Udaipur (Raj.)

 

Nidhi Jain is a social researcher and activist. A gold medalist during her Master’s and M Phil degrees from Mohan lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Nidhi completed her PhD in 2009 working on the theme Evaluation of the Role and Position of Gram Sabha in Panchayat Raj : A behavioral study with special reference to Banswara District. She is a recipient of Post doctoral fellowship from the ICSSR, New Delhi. She has been involved in a number of research studies relating to elections, impact assessment of welfare programs, rural local self-government. Dr Nidhi Jain has also taught Political Science to under graduate and post graduate students. As a social researcher she has been involved with a number of premier research organisations in India and abroad viz. CSDS-Delhi, TISS-Mumbai, IDS- Sussex, Jaina-USA. As a social activist, Nidhi has worked for organisations like Astha, Sewa Mandir, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and others. In pursuance of her academic activities, Dr Jain has visited United Kingdom, Ethiopia, South Africa, Mauritius and a few other countries. At present, Nidhi is coordinating the activities of Sakhi Foundation at Kushalgarh working for economic betterment of deprived and backward women.    

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

Name of Examination

University/Board

Year of Passing

Subject

Secondary

R.B.S.E., Ajmer

1997

All Compulsory Subjects

Sr. Secondary

R.B.S.E., Ajmer

1999

Political Science, History, Home Science

Graduation

M.L.S.U, Udaipur

2002

Political Science, History, Sociology

Post Graduation

M.L.S.U, Udaipur

2004

Political Science

M. Phil

M.L.S.U, Udaipur

2005

India-China Relationship in the Post Cold War World

PhD.

M.L.S.U, Udaipur Dept. of Political Science, MLSU

 February 2013

Evaluation of the Role and Position of Gram Sabha in Panchayat Raj : A behavioral study with special reference to Banswara District

Diploma in Pali, Budhism and Non Violence

M.L.S.U, Udaipur

2004

-

Diploma in Computers

Arena Multimedia, Udaipur

2004

-

PDF

Post Doctoral Fellow 

ICSSR

2013-2014

Nature and Impact of Informal ,local Governance institution in Schedule Tribes Area: A comparative study of Banswara and Jhabua District   

 

AWARDS

  • Gold Medalist in M.A. Political Science in 2004.
  • Gold Medalist in M. Phil Political Science in 2005.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 

  • Research Investigator, Project on Legal Rights of Deserted Women and Widows, Social Policy Research Institute, Jaipur, 2006
  • Research Assistant, Project on Informal Institutions, State and Public Action in Asia, IDS Sussex, since November 2006.
  • Research Supervisor, Project on Using National Highway 76 to Generate Livelihoods, Basics Ltd. Jaipur, 2006-2007
  • Research Associate, Project on The Impact of Geographical Boundaries as a Determining factor of Community - A Comparable Study of Urban and Rural Area, Seva Mandir, 2006-2007
  • Research Assistant, State of the Nation Survey, Lokniti- CNN-IBN, Wave III, 2007
  • Research Assistant, World Value  Survey project, Lokniti, CSDS, Delhi 2006
  • Research Investigator, CSDS /CNN-IBN Indo Pak Poll, Aug 2007
  •  joined JUNIOR RESEARCH TRAINING WORKSHOP HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX, UK 2008-09 (CENTER FOR THE FUTURE STATE) VISITED UK IN JUNE 2008 .
  • Data Operator, ICSSR Major Research Project, Department of Political Science, Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Ensuring Transparency and Accountability through Gram Sabhas, A Study of State and Civil Society initiatives in Rajasthan.
  • RaaG - NCPRI - CSDS - TISS People's RTI Assessment - 2008 as a Field Investigator.
  • Research Supervisor, Institute of Social and Cultural Research (Janbodh), State Election Study, 2008.
  • State of the Nation Survey Wave - VII, January, 2009 as a Research Supervisor.
  • PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR Project on PANCHAYTI RAJ(PESA in Rajasthan 1999) with Aastha (NGO)  March 2009,
  • Project Fellow, UGC Research major project “A study of Political Opinions, Attituds and Voting Behaviour in the 15th Lok Sabha Elections in the state of Rajasthan", 2009.
  • Research Assistant "LOCAL GOVERNANCE & ACCESS TO PUBLIC GOODS” MIT Doctoral dissertation Research, Household survey Rajasthan with Fulbright scholar in south Rajasthan in 2010.
  • Research Supervisor, Determinants and Quality of Gender Responsive Governance: An Empirical Study of Panchayati Raj Institutions in Three States of India, 2011.
  • Research Supervisor, Youth and politics survey – 2011 Center for the Study of Developing Societies , Feb,2011
  • Research Supervisor in CSDS, CNN, IBN State of the Nation Survey, August, 2011.
  • Chief Supervisor, Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme Impact Assessment Study, CSDS, Delhi and IDEA Center, MLSU, Udaipur, sponsored by Ministry of Rural Development Department, Govt. of India - 2012.
  • Research Supervisor, State of  Democracy in South Asia, Round two, CSDS lokniti, 2013
  • Research Coordinator Rajasthan, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Lokniti –IBN- The Hindu, National Tracker Poll-2013, Round I, July 2013.    
  • Research Coordinator Pre poll survey,  The Week CSDS, CNN-IBN, Oct. 2013.
  • Research Coordinator Post poll survey chunav Pashchat adhayan the week, CSDS, CNN-IBN, Nov. 2013 to Dec. 2013.
  • Research Coordinator, Status of Farmers in India, CSDS, CNN-IBN, Dec. 2013 to Dec. 2013.
  • Research coordinator Rajasthan, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Lokniti –IBN- The Hindu, Tracker Poll-2014, Round II, January 2014.    
  • Research coordinator National Election Study Pre-Poll Survey, CSDS, CNN-IBN,19th March to 25th March 2014
  • Research coordinator National Election Study Post-Poll Survey, CSDS, CNN-IBN,19th March to 25th March 2014
  • Participated in the 5th National Doctoral Scholar Seminar in African Studies on "Indian and Africa: Development issues and Bilateral relations" held on March 23, 2014 organized by Mohan lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur and African Studies Association of India (ASA,  India) 
  • Coordinated in organizing the international seminar on "Indo-African Relations: Emerging Dimensions, Opportunities and Challenges in 21st Century' held on March 24th – 25th , 2014 organized by Mohan lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur and African Studies Association of India (ASA,  India)
  •  Coordinator, Centre for Research in Social Science and Education Jain University, ICSSR Sponsored research project, Determining quality in higher education in India: Defining Parameters, Creating Resources and Evolving Models. April  2014 .
  • Research Supervisor in Rajasthan,  Religion study 2015 ,CSDS
  • Research Supervisor in Rajasthan  Youth Study 2016 ,CSDS
  • Research Supervisor in Rajasthan APU STUDY 2017-18  CSDS
  • Research Supervisor in Rajasthan  Mood of the nation study 2017, CSDS
  • Research Supervisor in Rajasthan Mood of the nation study - 2018 ,CSDS
  • Research Supervior in Rajastham Election Study 2018-19, CSDS 

SEMINAR, WORKSHOP, PUBLISHED PAPER & PRESENTATIONS

  • Participated in two days workshop on "Enhancing Personal Effectiveness" held on 8-9 December, 2002 at Pragati Ashram, A Women Empowerment Project, Udaipur assisted by Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and Hindu Society of Ottawa, Carleton.
  • Participated in Panch Sarpanch Prashikshan Shivir sponsored by Vidya Bhawan, Mohanlal Sukhadia University and Rajiv Gandhi Sansthapan, New Delhi held on 29-31 May, 2005.
  • Participated in the two days workshop on "Understanding Secularism and Developing Social Harmony" from November 26-27, 2006 sponsored by UGC Centre for Nehru Studies, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur.
  • Attend workshop on "Human Rights for Police Officer" held on January 28-29, 2006 sponsored by Inspector General of Police, Udaipur Range, Udaipur & MLSU, Udaipur.
  • Participated in the two days Workshop on "Election Analysis and Research Methodology" from August 31 - September 1, 2007 by UGC Center for Nehru Studies, MLSU, Udaipur.
  • Workshop on "Personality Development", September 13-14, 2007 held by College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Udaipur.
  • Presented paper on "Humad Samaj Ki Paramparagat Vyavastha", 2007-08, Federation of Humad Samaj, Indore.
  • Summer School on "Research Methodology: Analyzing Quantitative Data on Indian Politics" by IIAS SHIMLA & CSDS, 15-27 June 09.
  • Presented paper on ÞxkWo x.kjkT; % xBu fLFkfr ,oa dk;Z iz.kkyh ,d izfØ;kRed v/;;uß] okxM+ fdlku etnwj laxBu ¼vkLFkk½] 2009&2010
  • Paper presented in "National Seminar on Democracy at Grassroots: Fifty Years of Panchayati Raj in India" (March 5-6, 2010), Sponsored by ICSSR, New Delhi.
  • Paper presented in 6 days workshop on "Human Rights & Development Issues in Tribal Sub Plan Region of South Rajasthan" from October 25-30, 2010. The workshop sponsored by UGC.
  • Presented paper on Þmn;iqj esa gqeM+ lekt dh efgykvksa dh fLFkfr ^ ,d v/;;uß] o"kZ 2010&11
  • Participated in the Sixth International Conference on "Role of Relative Economics for Balanced and Development Sustainable Development". The Conference was organized under the joint auspices of Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur and International Research Institute of Relative Economics (IRIRE), Mumbai on October 15-16, 2011.
  • Presented a research study on ÞxkWo x.kjkT; % xBu fLFkfr ,oa dk;Z iz.kkyh ,d izfØ;kRed v/;;uß] okxM+ fdlku etnwj laxBu ¼vkLFkk½] 2009&2010
  • Paper published on Þvkfnoklh lekt esa tqM+ko vkSj uksrjk izFkkß] mUes"k] eksguyky lq[kkfM+;k fo'ofo|ky;] mn;iqjA
  • Published a paper in 'kks/k lkxj, Federation of Humad Jain Samaj, Indore, Þmn;iqj esa gqeM+ lekt dh efgykvksa dh fLFkfr ^ ,d v/;;uß] o"kZ 2010&11
  • Note on methodology in the Hindu      http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/note-on-methodology/article,nidhijain sanjay lodha
  • Published a paper on UDAIPUR K HUMAD SAMAJ MAI MAHEELAO KI ISTHTI DRASTIKON,EVM VICHAR: EK SARVRKSHADATMAK ADAYAN  in JAIN WORLD NEWS PAPER 14th March to 30th March 2014
  • Organized a Cultural Programme during the one day workshop on "Informal Local Governance Institutions, Public Action and State in Asia" held on 29-12-2007.
  • Organized a Cultural Programme during the 6 days workshop on "Human Rights & Development Issues in Tribal Sub Plan Region of South Rajasthan" from October 25-30, 2010. The workshop sponsored by UGC.
  • Presented a research paper on National Seminar on Moutana  Organizing  by Deapartment of Public Administration MLSU and Rajasthan Police , Udaipur Range December 17-18,2012
  • organized   International Seminar On Indo-African Relations: Emerging Dimensions, Opportunities and Challenges in 21st Century organised by Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur & African Studies Association of India (ASA India) At Udaipur on 24th and 25th March 2014
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  • Published Articles in tSu oYMZ ikf{kd if=dk % 18 gtkj gqeM+ tSu laxBu % bfrgkl ls orZeku rd] 31 ekpZ 2014 ls 14 vizsy 2014] www.jainworldudaipur.com postel no Rj/ud/29-98/2012-2014 ,page no 4.
  • Published An Article on "Rajasthan: Moving From Bipolar contestation to Single party Domination" in Punjab University Research Journal Social Sciences, Special Issue in collaboration with Lokniti, CSDS, Dehli Loksabha Elections 2014,ISSN 0251-348X VOLUME 22,NUMBER2,2014.
  •  Presented paper on the topic THE JAIN COMMUNITY IN AFRICA: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES in The international Overseas Seminar on 'India And Africa: Developmental Experiences And Bilateral Relations' Held on December 8th -9th 2014, organized by Wolkite university, Ethiopia and African Studies Association of India(ASA) .
  • Presented paper on the topic THE JAIN COMMUNITY IN  EAST AFRICA: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES  in The international Overseas Seminar on 'India And Africa :Developmental Experiences And Bilateral Relations' Held on JANUARY 5-7, 2015 , organized by university   University of KwaZulu-Natal , UKZN. 
  • Participated in the International conference on Indian Diaspora in Development of Home And Host countries: A comparative perspective held on January 10-11, 2015 organised by Kadi Sarva vishvwavidayala, Gandhinagar and Orgnaisation for Diaspora Initiatives (ODI).
  • Participated in the International conference on India And Africa In 21st century Experiences and issues of Governance, Development And foreign policy (OSSREA)
  • Addis Ababa Ethiopia and PRIASA (ASA) held on Dec 11th, 2014.
  • Presented paper in National Seminar on" understanding the 2014 General Election Mandate And Its impact on National politics" Sponsored by ICSSR,NEW DELHI
  • February 5-7, 2015 organized by Lokniti, Center for Developing Societies Delhi .
  • Paper accepted in 39th annual conference 2nd call for papers and panels 05-09 December 2017.
  • Afsaap 2016 conference university of Western Australia, Perth. The African studies association of australia and the pacific africa moving the boundaries st. Catgerube's college, university of western Australia, Perth 5-7 December 2016.  
  • PARTICIPATED IN B.J.S.  CONVECTION, November 05-06 2016, CHENNAI.
  • Given a Lecture on SAKHI: A STEP TOWARDS SELF-RELIANCE in M.B.D Govt. Collage Kushalgarh, Dist. Banswara (Raj) in December 2016
  • Presented paper on "JAJAM", in National Seminar, 7th -8th Jan 2016 Department of Political Science MLSU Udaipur.
  • Engaging the Diaspora: Issues of Concern Paper Submitted By- Prof. Sanjay Lodha and Dr. Nidhi Jain  "India and its Diaspora Engagement: Comparative Global Practices"  organized by Origination for Diaspora initiatives (ODI)  New Delhi in Collaboration with Diaspora and international Migration programme (DIMP)  of CAS- Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi at Bangalore on 10-11 January 2017.
  • Presented paper on History of Indentured labour in international conference to mark the 100th Anniversary of the end of indenture in Mauritius & the World the 70th Anniversary of India, Organized by GOPIO International .18th to 20th August 2017 .  
  • PARTICIPATED IN THE RENDEZVOUS WITH INDIAN YOUTH LEADERS PROGRAME ON January - 31 FEBRUARY2019 AT  INDO-AMERICAN CENTER NEW DEHLI .
BOOKS
  • dq'kyx<+% ^^,d fj;klr dh dgkuh**& ISBN No. is 9788179066126  Dr. Nidhi Jain Year 2017.
  • fj;klr dky esa dq'kyx<+&ckalokMk lEcU/k ^^ewy nLrkost**  ISBN No. is 9788179066102 Edited by Dr. Nidhi Jain Year 2017.
  • lsfVyesUV fjiksVZ phQf'ki dq'kyx<+ jktiwrkuk ckcr~ lu~ 1916 o 1917 ISBN No. is 9788179066119. Edited by Dr. Nidhi Jain. Year 2017
  • Memorial of Thakur of Tambesra in Kushalgarh, Rajputana ISBN No. is 9788179066119. by Dr. Nidhi Jain. Year 2017

Pratidhavni Sansthan 

  • Founder & Director of Pratidhvani Sansthan, Kushalgarh, Dist. Banswara, Rajasthan, India.
  • Member of Federation of Humad Jain Samaj, Udaipur (Raj)
  • Member of American Political Science Association, Washington DC USA.
  • Life time Member of Rajasthan Sociological Association Rajasthan India. 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

  • Guest Faculty, Dept. of Political Science, Mama Baleshwar Dayal Govt. College, Kushalgarh, 2005-2006.
  • Guest Faculty, Dept. of Political Science, UCSSH, MLS University, Udaipur 2006-2007.
  • Guest Faculty, Dept. of Political Science, UCSSH, MLS University, Udaipur 2007-2008.
  • Guest Faculty, Dept. of Political Science, UCSSH, MLS University, Udaipur 2008-2009.
  • Taught in RAS (political science) classes held by MLSU UDAIPUR 2007-2008.
  • Teaching As Guest Faculty, Dept of Political Science,UCSSH MLS University Udaipur 2016-17, 2017-18. 

 

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