Team

Bipul Chatterjee
Designation: Executive Director, CUTS & Head, CUTS CITEE
Date of Joining: 07-05-1997
Qualification: M A in Economics, Delhi School of Economics
Area of Interest: Political Economy of Trade & Development; Trade in Agriculture; Institutions & Pro-Poor Growth
Email: bc@cuts.org
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Veena Vidyadharan
Designation: Fellow
Date of Joining: 02-12-2013
Qualification: Ph.D in Agriculture (Agronomy), Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner, Rajasthan
M.Sc in Agriculture (Agronomy), Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, Kerala, B.Sc in Agriculture, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, Kerala
Areas of Interest:Sustainable Agriculture, Climate Change, Food Security
Email: vv@cuts.org
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Suresh P Singh
Designation: Fellow
Date of Joining: 01-12-2020
Qualification: M.A. in Economics, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata and B.A. University of Calcutta
Areas of Interest: Transport and Regional Connectivity; Sustainable Development; Food Security; and Environment Issues.
Email: sps@cuts.org
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Saurabh Kumar
Designation: Fellow
Date of Joining: 01-11-2012
Qualification: PhD in International Organization Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
M.Phil. in International Organization Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
M.A. in Economics M.J.P. Rohilkhand University, Bareilly
Areas of Interest: International Political Economy, International Organizations, Regional integration
Email: sbk@cuts.org
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Prashant Sharma
Designation: Assistant Director
Date of Joining: 03.09.2014
Qualification: Masters in Diplomacy, Law and Business & BA in Economics, Political
Science and Sociology
Areas of Interest: Sustainable and inclusive development, trade facilitation, transport and logistics, economic integration, trade and development, geopolitics and foreign policy
Email: psh@cuts.org
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Nitesh Kumar Singh
Designation: Assistant Policy Analyst
Date of Joining: 30.12.2020
Qualification: M.A. in Economics, JMI Delhi and B.A.in Economics, Magadh University
Areas of Interest: Trade and sustainable development especially food and agriculture trade, Analyzing data both primary as well as secondary for any issues and working on issues related to farmers and poor people.
Email: nk@cuts.org
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Simi T. B.
Designation: Assistant Policy Analyst & Researcher (International Trade Law)
Date of Joining: 29-12-2004
Qualification: LLM, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Kerala
Areas of Interest: WTO Issues and trade disputes, Environment and sustainable development,IPR Laws and Consumer Law.
Email: stb@cuts.org
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Chetna K. Rathore
Designation: Research Associate
Date of Joining: 01.07.2019
Qualification: M.A., Economics, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur
Areas of Interest: International Trade, Public Policy and Governance
Email: chr@cuts.org
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Apoorva Lalwani
Designation: Research Associate
Date of Joining: 04.08.2020
Qualification: MA Economics (University of Rajasthan) and Bachelor of Arts (Miranda House, University of Delhi)
Areas of Interest: WTO Issues, Gender and Trade, Connectivity and Behavioral Economics
Email: apl@cuts.org
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Kajal Sharda
Designation: Research Associate
Date of Joining: 18.06.2020
Qualification: Integrated M.Sc in Economics from Central University of Rajasthan
Areas of Interest: International trade, Development economics, Environmental Economics, Women in trade
Email: kjs@cuts.org
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Deepmala Ghosh
Designation: Research Associate
Date of Joining: 17.06.2020
Qualification: Master’s in Economics from Pondicherry University
Areas of Interest: International Trade, Statistics and Econometrics, Health Economics, Labor Economics, Microfinance
Email: dgh@cuts.org
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Jithin Sabu
Designation: Research Associate
Date of Joining: 06.07.2020
Qualification: M.A. Development Studies from IIT Guwahati, B.A. Economics from Sacred Heart Autonomous College Kochi
Areas of Interest: International Trade and Regional Connectivity, South Asia Studies, Gender, Public Health, Water Economics and Sustainable Development
Email: jsb@cuts.org
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Srijata Deb
Designation: Research Associate
Date of Joining: 10.08.2020
Qualification: PGD – Liberal Arts (Young India Fellowship), Ashoka University and BA (Hons) Economics, Delhi University
Areas of Interest: International Relations & Development, Public Policy, Gender, Education
Email: srd@cuts.org
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Vandana Swami
Designation: Programme Assistant
Date of Joining: 25-07-2018
Qualification: MBA, specialisation in Finance & Marketing (Maharishi Arvind Institute of Science & Management)
Areas of Interest: Event Organisation, Media Planning, Community Involvement, Strategic Communication, Handling E forums, Database Management, Marketing Research
Email: vsw@cuts.org
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