Team

The strength of IPRG is its power house of  professional and dedicated Team who work together with a vision and mission to reach great heights.

Dr. Meenal Sharma Jagtap, Founder Director

Dr. Meenal Sharma Jagtap is a PhD in Applied Economics from University of Lucknow (2007) and possesses over 16 years of experience across a range of verticals. She has been associated with university teaching in multinational and cross cultural teaching environment; working in reputed universities like Amity University Gurgaon, Ansal University and University of Lucknow for last 15 years. Her research interests include Monetary Economics, Applied Economics, Corporate Governance, Central Banking and general macro-economic theory. Dr. Jagtap has published over 30 papers in reputed national and international journals. Her articles also appear in leading newspapers and periodicals at regular intervals. Her book titled “Monetary Policy in India –Theory and Practice” published in 2017 has been well received in academic circle. A passionate researcher and mentor, she is keen to work for skill development of Indian youth, especially youth from minority sections of the society. A number of research scholars are also pursuing their Ph.D under her supervision. The Institute for Policy Research and Governance (IPRG) has renowned academicians, businessmen, bankers, social activists, journalists, politicians on the Advisory Board. Thus, the Board of Advisors consists of people from different walks of life who have come together for the purposes of social, economic and cultural up-liftment of the Indian society with small but concerted efforts.


Mr. Aditya Jha

Mr. Aditya Jha, is a well-known name in political and business circles of the National Capital Region (NCR). He is the founding Director of Aa Infotech Pvt. Ltd., a company working in the field of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and run call –centres for companies like Aircel and BSNL since 2007. Mr. Jha is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Future Educomm, an ISO Certified Company that provides comprehensive array of educational sector services including Project Planning, Design, Engineering, Procurement etc. The company’s specialised services include conduct of Online Testing and Assessment, training of examiners and test-centre co-ordinators, Students and teacher placement services etc.

The company, Future Educomm., incorporated in the year 2012 has attained great heights under his charismatic leadership and is today, one of the leading names in education sector services.

Mr. Aditya is trained in Political Science from Delhi University and has completed his post- graduation in Mass Communication from the prestigious Makhanlal Chaturvedi Journalism (MCJ) University, Bhopal.

He has held several positions of responsibility in National Organisations in the past. Some of the positions occupied by him include –Vice President of BJVM Delhi (2007-10); Media Team Member of BJP Delhi (2014-17); Organising Secretary of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) 2000-04 etc.

Mr. Jha also served as Personal Secretary to a State Chief Minister who has also been a 5-term Member of Parliament and National General Secretary. He is also on Board of National level organisations, like the North –East Trust, Pune. He is also empanelled consultant (Solar Energy) to Uno Minda Ltd, a company of the Minda Group, formed to work in renewable energy sector.

Mr. Aditya Jha, a keen follower and expert on political issues, is also the recipient of several prestigious awards during school and college. He is also an avid reader, writer and loves to be the master of ceremonies for various cultural and political events. He also regularly writes for leading newspapers and periodicals as guest columnist.


Dr. Gurendra Nath Bharadwaj,

Dr. Bhardwaj received his Ph. D. titled “Role of NABARD in the Development of Rural Non-Farm Sector in Uttar Pradesh”, from Department of Applied Economics, University of Lucknow. Prior to joining NIIT University, Dr. Bhardwaj was Associate Professor of Finance at IILM Graduate School of Management, Greater Noida. He has also worked at Amity Business School, Noida, Institute of Productivity and Management, Meerut and Lucknow University.

He has been actively involved in teaching at UG and PG level for more than 20 years. Apart from class room teaching, Dr. Bhardwaj has conducted MDPs on Finance for non-executives, Corporate Finance and Tax planning for middle level management. He has also gained industrial experience of more than 3 years as Internal Auditor in a joint stock company, Project Consultant and Tax Consultant in various constancy firms.

Along with core teaching of Finance courses, Dr. Bhardwaj has presented and published more than 100 research papers in the conference and journals of national and international repute. He has also contributed chapters in the books published by leading publisher like Excel, McMilan and Oxford Publication.

He has also developed course curriculum on Investment and Banking Project Finance & Financial Appraisals. He has successfully supervised two M. Phil. candidates. He has attended various Faculty Development progarmmes and has conducted training progarmmes. He has received best volunteer award in Adult Education Progarmme, at Lucknow University sponsored by UGC, and also coordinated various literacy training progarmmes for trainers. Presently, He is working as Associate Professor and Deputy Registrar (Academic Operations) at NIIT University, Neemrana.


Mr. Brijesh Rai

Shri Brijesh Rai is a political analyst and a trained media professional. He has completed his education from the University of Delhi & a journalist by training, he is considered to be an expert on politics. His passion for being involved in skill ecosystem in India has made him closely associated with IPRG. At IPRG, he is a go-getter and the man behind planning and execution of events and programs.

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