Ajit Jha, a University of Hyderabad (UoH) alumnus from Economics has been selected for the post of Assistant Professor at the prestigious Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), New Delhi. Earlier he was teaching as an Assistant Professor at Dyal Singh Evening College of Delhi University.

ISID, successor to the Corporate Studies Group (CSG), is a national-level policy research organization in the public domain and is affiliated to the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). Developing on the initial strength of studying India’s industrial regulations, ISID has gained varied expertise in the analysis of the issues thrown up by the changing policy environment in broad thematic areas of Industrialization, Internationalization, Corporate Sector, Labour and Employment, Public Health, Media & Communication.

ISID’s online Reference Services includes On-Line Index (OLI) of Indian Social Science Journals as well as Press Clippings Archive on diverse social science subjects which are widely acclaimed as valuable sources of information for researchers studying India’s socio-economic development.

Ajit Jha completed MA (Economics) from the UoH during 2007-09. After this, he joined Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and completed M.Phil and Ph.D. degrees in Economics. He has also worked as a Researcher with prominent national and international institutions such as National Council if Applied Economic Research (NCAER) and School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in the past. Ajit also initiated a public discussion forum named ‘India First’ at the JNU during his stay there. He has volunteered for the socio-cultural organisation SPIC MACAY and is a regular discussant on various public forums.

Ajit says, “It was only a two years course which I completed at UoH but always cherish those moments in different aspects. It nurtured me to achieve what I deserve for in my academic journey and would continue to reach the point of bliss. It also gave me an opportunity to engage in socio-political and cultural activities. I met the best teachers in the department and a very cordial Vice-Chancellor, other officials and best friends during a somewhat short stay”.