Current Students

Full Name:              Neha Singh
Discipline:               Sociology
Supervisor:             D.Phil. Neeraj Mishra
Co-Supervisor :      Dr. C. Upendra and Dr. Pritee Sharma
Institute Roll No:   1301161004
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Personal Details

She is a PhD Scholar of Batch 2013 under the category of Teaching Assistant (TA). She has been a student of Public Administration. At present she is working in the discipline of Sociology and using Anthropology as her method of research. She is pursuing her specialization in the sector of Water Governance and Climate Change. In the very beginning of her years of PhD she has worked upon a case study of slums staying at Tejaji Nagar Crossing in Indore District of Madhya Pradesh. Now she is building an anthropological understanding of the Kshipra River Basin which covers the communities staying near the Khan and Saraswati Rivers which are the tributaries of Kshipra which covers the Indore and Ujjain Districts of Madhya Pradesh.

Area of Research

Water and River Basin Governance are the cross- cutting issues of today. Effectiveness in water governance can only be brought if we manage the water well especially through rivers which are the crucial natural resource of today. River Basin Governance is one way to understand and manage the water well through forming networks and relationships between government bodies, the private sector, NGO‘s community groups and individual. The present scholar has an aim to encourage stakeholders to actively participate in designing, planning, managing and implementing water management activities through giving suggestions and recommendation which in future could be incorporated in policy making. So that it helps both the government and the public to innovate and adapt to changing circumstances.


National Workshop on Research Methodology for Social Sciences, sponsored by the Indian Council Of Social Science Research, New Delhi and Organised by The Gujarat Institute of Development Research Ahmedabad, during February 25- March 06, 2014


  • Prashant Bhushan‘s Institute of Sambhaavna- Institute of Policy and Politics (Palampur, Himachal) (From 1st June to 10th June and 20 July to 31st July , 2014)
  • Worked With Aruna Roy and Nikhil Dey at Majdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan, Rajasthan (From 11th June to 18th July, 2014)

  • Presented Papers

  • Presented Paper Titled: “Understanding the Process and Outcomes of River Basin Management in India( Case: Chambal River Basin in Madhya Pradesh)” in the form of a proposal at National Level Graduate Research Meet 2015 organised by The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati During 28-30 October, 2015.
  • Attended as Delegate the National Conference on Global Warming & Climate Change- A Way Out organised at Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha, Bhopal from 21-22 November, 2015.
  • Presented Paper Titled: “Understanding the Effect of Urbanization on Environment: A Case Study of River Khan in Indore City” in the 8th Biennial Conference of The Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE) on Urbanization and the Environment” jointly hosted by Department of Management Studies-Indian Institute of Science, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment and National Institute for Advanced Studies during January 4-6, 2016 in Bengaluru, India