Famida Khan

Famida Khan

Famida Khan

Young Policy Professional

Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi

Research Interests:

Famida’s research interest area includes: To unfold the complexity of Science communication strategically and role of public engagement and policy interventions. How public perception and data gathering in science so important? Role of scientists and research organizations to encourage public for effective engagement, and data gathering to formulate evidence-based Science communication programmes.

Background:

Famida Khan is a DST-Science, Technology and Innovation Policy- Young Policy Professional at Department of Science & Technology (DST) GoI, New Delhi, since April 2020. She is a part of Science, Technology & Innovation Policy (STIP) Secretariat 2020 and involved into STIP 2020 formulation process since then.

Prior to this, she was a Research Associate-II at Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi, under “India-UK Water Quality Research Programme” Involving UK’S Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). She has worked with Vigyan Prasar (An Autonomous organization of DST) as a Project Assistant and curated content for Yoga Mobile App. She has also worked with CSIR-NISCAIR. During her work at INSA, she contributed in organizing several National and International workshops and seminars. She also contributed in organizing AASSA-INSA-NISCAIR Regional Workshop on “Share Communication Science Breakthroughs: Fake News Paid News and Ethic”.

Famida holds a Master of Philosophy in Chemistry. She completed her research work on therapeutic uses of Tephrosia purpurea a medicinal plant and its chemical constituents, efficacy, potency, side effect and therapeutic spectrum along with the process of isolation, characterization, and utilization of extracted bioactive compounds by using Thin-Layer Chromatography (TLC), column chromatography, UV/VIS Spectroscopy, and High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) from Jamia Hamdard Laboratories, Ghaziabad. She also holds Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry. She obtained a Higher diploma in Software Engineering from NIIT, New Delhi. She did Bachelor of Education and qualified “Course on Computer Concepts (CCC)” certification, and “Central Teacher Eligibility Test (C-TET)” twice. She also holds Bachelor of Science. She has attended training programmes on “Evidence-based Science Policy Making” and “Women in Science Journalism” of British Council. She has also been a recipient of CSIR Diamond Jubilee Research Interns Award.

Publications:

Famida Khan, Kamlesh Bilgaiyan & Santosh Joshi. IDENTIFICATION AND ESTIMATION OF RUTOSIDE TRYHYDRATE (RUTIN) IN HYDROALCOHOLIC EXTRACT OF TEPHROSIA PURPUREA; A SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC APPROACH, Eduved International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, Vol.3-2016.

Famida Khan. Abstract Published in India International Science Festival (IISF) – Young Scientists’ Conclave (YSC), Theme: Indigenous Science and Technology Abstract ID: INDG_122, 2016.

 

Dakshata Lingayat

Dakshata Lingayat

Dakshata Lingayat

Young Policy Professional

Office of Principal Scientific Adviser to the Govt of India, New Delhi

Background:

Work experience:

April 2020- Present:

DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Working as a Young Policy Professional

September 2019-April 2020

IIT DELHI (SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY)
Worked as a Research Assistant

Internships:

May-June 2018: JHARKHAND STATE FOOD COMMISSION (2 Months)

Involved in the process evaluation of Mid-day Meal Scheme in Jharkhand with the special focus on evaluating operation, monitoring and grievance redressal mechanism of the scheme.
 

November-December 2018: SELCO FOUNDATION (1 Month)

Involved in the ecosystem development, mapping and rating the potential partners for education ecosystem.
 
Education:

2017-2019: M.A. Public Policy and Governance

AZIM PREMJI UNIVERSITY, Bangalore

 

2014-2017: B.A. Economics

FERGUSSON COLLEGE, SAVITRIBAI PHULE PUNE UNIVERSITY

Publication:
Understanding Citizens’ Movements, Aqdas, Mirza and Singh, Raj and Singh, Sonali and Lingayat, Dakshata, Understanding Citizens’ Movements (April 25, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3663252
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashwini Sunil Dayama

Ashwini Sunil Dayama

Ashwini Sunil Dayama

Young Policy Professional

Office of Principal Scientific Adviser to the Govt of India, New Delhi

Research Interests:

Ashwini’s research is dedicated to intellectual property (IP) management and policy. Her studies address research gaps at the intersection of the IP and medicines. Also, her recent investigations focus on the role of IP in climatology. She is, in particular, interested in the accelerated development and diffusion of climate change mitigation technologies.

Background:

Ashwini is currently working as Young Policy Professional at the Office of Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India in association with the Department of Science and Technology, GoI, New Delhi and DST Centre for Policy Research, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. As a part of the STIP2020 Secretariat GoI, she is actively involved in the making of India’s new Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy 2020 and National Geospatial Policy 2020.

Before joining Office of the PSA to GoI, Ashwini practised her fellowship at CSIR Unit for Research and Development of Information Products, Pune in the domain of intellectual property management for two and half years. There she handled queries of intellectual property evaluation and commercialisation. By training, Ashwini pursued her post-graduate studies in plant science with the specialisation in pharmacognosy from the Department of Botany, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. She also pursued a post-graduate diploma in intellectual property law.

 

Amrita Mukherjee

Amrita Mukherjee

Amrita Mukherjee

Young Policy Professional

Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi

Research Interests:

Amrita’s research interests lie at the crossroads of gender and participatory policy-making set against the context of climate change. Her focus remains on understanding the interlinkages between building community resilience and the greater participation of women in climate adaptation policy making. In the future, she would like to explore how the intersectional identities of women from Global South affect their vulnerabilities to climate change and the possibilities of reorienting global and national policy making processes to create inclusive spaces of participation for women who remain at the frontline of anthropogenic climate change.

Background:

Amrita is currently working as a Young Policy Professional (YPP) and is hosted by the Department of Science and Technology, GoI, New Delhi. She is part of the Science Technology Innovation Policy (STIP) 2020 secretariat. She has been the Activity Lead for ‘Thoughts for India’- a community radio outreach programme as part of the STIP 2020 Track 1 process designed for public consultation.

She has completed her undergraduate degree in Political Science (Hons.) from Miranda House, University of Delhi. Post that, she worked with STOP NGO, New Delhi that worked to combat trafficking in India and across borders. She completed her postgraduate degree in Political Science with International Relations from Jadavpur University. She has been a recipient of the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff) fellowship at the Master’s level. Post that, she has worked with the School of Media, Communication and Culture, Jadavpur University as a Project Fellow.

Publication:

Journal Paper: Debabrata. R, Mukherjee. A, Rethinking Rehabilitation: For the Girl Child in the Indian Context, Institutionalised Children Explorations and Beyond: An International Journal on Alternative Care, Vol. 3, issue 2, Pg 193-199. Article DOI: 10.5958/2349-3011.2016.00013.