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Nisar Fathima

Senior Communications In-charge

Nisar Fathima is in-charge of FDR’s Research and Resource Centre, Communication and Knowledge Management activities. In addition to this, she is also in-charge of the FDR’s internship and student training programme development and execution at FDR. She is a political science post-graduate from Central University of Hyderabad and has more than 10 years experience in communication development and knowledge management domains.

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Mourya Krishna C

Research Associate

Mourya’s research work encompasses federalism, education and healthcare, issues of governance, among others. He has specifically worked on development of status report on Andhra Pradesh bifurcation, analysis of election manifestos of national and regional political parties, among others. He’s also actively involved in increasing FDR’s digital footprint on various social media platforms. Mourya has an academic background in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from BITS Goa. Earlier, he was involved with a Fortune 500 company in the automotive sector, for close to 3 years, working on design of gasoline engines. His interests include reading non-fiction and staying abreast of developments in politics, international affairs and sports.

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Sujith Kumar N

Research Associate

Sujith has broadly worked in the areas of federalism, rule of law, labor laws in India. Apart from writing regularly for FDR’s monthly newsletters, he is involved in promoting FDR across social platforms. He graduated from NIT Surathkal with a degree in Civil Engineering and had previous work experience in the IT sector with a reputed firm and a startup company. He also volunteered with youth organisations and worked for the benefit of underprivileged children.

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Divyangana Choudhary

Research Associate

Divyangana’s projects cover important areas of public policy including rule of law, government subsidies, social expenditure of governments across the world. Her speciality lies in the intersection of law and public policy. She obtained her B.A. L.L.B. Degree from Pune University. Before joining FDR, she worked as a Junior Associate at a law firm for a year.  


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Vriti Bansal

Research Associate

Vriti’s research work encompasses comparative politics, federalism, education, among others. She is involved in research projects in line with her interests in political economy. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) degree from Delhi University and worked as an academic mentor for over a year prior to joining FDR in 2018.


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