VivekaNand Jha

Academic Tutor & TRIP Fellow

B.A. (Hons.) (Loyala College, Chennai);
M.A.-Public Policy (O.P. Jindal Global University)

Vivekanand Jha is a Teaching & Research for Intellectual Pursuit(TRIP) fellow & Academic Tutor in Jindal School of Government & Public Policy(JSGP). He received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Loyola College, Chennai and master’s degree in Public Policy with Health Policy Concentration from Jindal School of Government and Public Policy of O.P Jindal Global University. During his studies at JSGP, he worked on different projects with senior and highly qualified professors on various topics and areas. He completed his dissertation on Inequities in access to Antenatal care coverage in India” as a fulfilment of the degree of M.A Public Policy. He also interned with National and International organizations such as Indian Institute of Public Administration, Madras Institute of Development Studies, and the Australian Council for Educational Research. He also has publications in academic and international journal. He closely worked with the State and district Health officials of Government of Tamil Nadu and Haryana.  He is interested in the study of Health Policy& System, Healthcare financing, Rural & Urban Governance, Strategic and geopolitical analysis. Before joining as a TRIP Fellow in JSGP, he worked with Indian Institute of Technology- Madras for a year on a research project “Innovation in primary healthcare in India: A case of Haryana & Tamil Nadu”.  During the Project he did an In-depth analysis and tracked the development of Primary Health Care and challenges associated with it since 1974 till 2017. He also analyzed the newly created Health and Wellness Centres by the Government of India and prepared a detailed report on it.