Ashirwad Paul Thomas

Research Associate
Centre for Global Higher Education Futures

As Research Associate, Ashirwad is responsible for research on the key thematic areas of CGHEF, supporting research projects, authoring commentaries, briefs and reports, and contributing to Centre activities.


Ashirwad works with the Office of Strategic Initiatives and Institutional Research (OSIIR) at JGU, where he is responsible for managing and creating content for JGU’s online magazine which chronicles developments in higher education within the Indian context and places JGU within that context. He is also responsible for conducting research on themes relating to institutional functions. He is currently working on a project commemorating JGU’s tenth year anniversary.


Ashirwad holds an MA in European Studies from Manipal Academy of Higher Education, with a specialisation in European Culture and Society. He also holds a PG Diploma in Film Art and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communication.