Himanshu Jha Ph.D.


Room: 24, 1st floor
Tel.: +49 6221 5415293
Email: jha@uni-heidelberg.de
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Wednesday 16:00-18:00


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Lecturer and Research Fellow

About Himanshu Jha

Himanshu Jha holds a PhD in Political Science (South Asian Studies) from National University of Singapore. He has an M. Phil in Public Policy from Australian National University, Masters in Political Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University and Bachelor with Honors in History from University of Delhi.   Jha's most recent research is to explore the processes of institutional change. His doctoral work examined the evolution of Right to Information Act in India as a case of institutional change. He wishes to strengthen and expand his research in the fields of institutions, institutional change, the Indian State and bureaucracy. He has previously taught courses on South Asian politics and economics at the National University of Singapore.  Prior to his doctoral and academic engagement, he was working in developmental sector in India, where he served as the national coordinator of a policy think tank called Social Watch.


Research Fields / Interests


Institutional Change


Bureaucratic Culture

Indian Politics

Governance and Politics of Welfare


PhD, Political Science (South Asian Studies), National University of Singapore

M.Phil in Public Policy, Australian National University

M.A. in Political Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University

B.A History (Honours.), University of Delhi


M.A Seminar on Politics and Governance in India

This seminar introduces the students to different aspects of Indian politics and governance


M.A Seminar on Governance and Politics of Welfare in South Asia

This seminar introduces the students to emerging governance architecture and politics of welfare in the South Asian countries.


B.A Seminar on Politics in India

This module introduces the students to different aspects of Indian Politics, such as, the state and society, the party system, Indian elections, politics of welfare (the rights based legislations), coalition politics, politics of caste, judicial activism, Indian Federalism and Globalization.


Teaching at the National University of Singapore (NUS),Singapore January 2012-June 2016

January 2016-June 2016 - Taught a B.A Honors module on SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC CHANGE IN INDIA at the NUS .

January 2012-January 2016- Part of the teaching team for two B.A courses :1. South Asia: People, Culture and Development and 2. South Asians in Singapore.

Received Two Graduate Teaching Award at the NUS for Teaching Undertaken in Semester I 2012-13 and Semester II 2012-13 at the NUS.

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