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Certificate/Diploma Courses on Competition Policy & Law
Online Certificate Course on Competition Act 2002 in India
Online Certificate Course on Law and Practice of PPPs
Online Certificate Course on Energy Law and Policy in India
Online Certificate Course on Economics for Competition Law
Online Certificate Course on Land and Property Laws
Professional Diploma in Public Procurement
Online Certificate Course on Competition Law in Zambia
Online Certificate Course on Intellectual Property Licensing in India
Competition & Regulation
PPP & Sustainable Infrastructure
Economic Regulatory Issues
Arvind Mayaram, PhD, IAS(R)
(Former Finance Secretary of India)
Arvind Mayaram has a PhD in Finance. Presently he is an independent thinker and Chairman, CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition. He has earlier held the positions of Finance Secretary and Special Secretary in Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. He has also been the Alternate Governor for India on the Boards of World Bank, ADB and African Development Bank. He was India's finance deputy in G20 and BRICS. He was also on the Boards of the Reserve Bank of India and the Securities Exchanges Board of India. He was India's chief negotiator for BRICS New Development Bank and Asian Infrastructure Development Bank, and co-chair of the Framework Working Group of G-20. He spearheaded the establishment of the framework for mainstreaming Public Private Partnership in India and designed the first PPP module for delivering infrastructure in the rural areas. He was Vice President of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), formed under the aegis of UNCtAD, UNIDO, FIAS and MIGA for two terms in early 2000. He has been an investment promotion expert with the UNCTAD for several years and his expertise in the area of PPPs is internationally acknowledged.
Pradeep S Mehta
Pradeep S Mehta (68) is the founder Secretary General of the Jaipur-based Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS International), a leading economic policy research, advocacy and networking, non-governmental group in India, with offices in Nairobi, Lusaka, Accra, Hanoi and Geneva. CUTS was established in 1983 and has completed 30 glorious years. He has studied commerce at the Calcutta University and law at the Rajasthan University, Jaipur. In April, 2012, Mehta has been nominated to the High Level Stakeholders Panel of WTO on Defining the Future of Trade. He has been Honorary Adviser to the Commerce & Industry Minister of India and NGO Adviser to the WTO Director General from 2002 to 2005. Recently he has been a Member of the Planning Commission’s Steering Committee on Industry and Chairman of its Task Force on National Competition Policy. Further, he has also Chaired Ministry of Road Transport and Highways’s Working Group on Road Safety Education. He serves on several policy-making bodies of the Government of India and Inter Governmental Organisations related to trade, investment, competition, environment and consumer affairs. He chairs the advisory committee of the South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), Kathmandu. In the past, he has served on the governing boards of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ITCSD); Geneva, Consumer Coordination Council, New Delhi and on the Global Policy and Campaigns Committee on Economic Issues of Consumer International, London. A prolific writer, gifted speaker, skilled trainer and organizer in the social science field, Mehta has been named as one of the 30 most famous columnists in India by a leading newspaper in India. He has published/edited several books and papers on trade, investment, competition and development.
Chief Operating Officer
Nidhi Maheshwari holds an MBA degree with distinction, specializing in the stream of International Business. She has proven expertise in research, brand building, networking, compliance and corporate negotiations, with a rich experience of over 18 years in the Financial Services Industry. A top management strategist, planner & executor who has successfully managed pan India and overseas businesses and large teams, with complete business operations. Has been actively writing research articles for industry journals.
She has built a positive brand environment in market place by networking with Government bodies, top managerial persons of corporate houses and UHNIs. She also has has a hands-on experience in the area of economic governance and capacity building. She has actively assisted policy-making bodies in investment, trade and finance. She has been a policy advocate and a influential speaker in several national and international conferences. She is now keen to take a break from the business world, and work actively in a research organisation for a few years to contribute to the society in a not for profit environment and for personal growth.
Amit Kumar Singh
M.Sc. in Computer Science
Experience & About-
7+ years experience with the primary technologies HTML,HTML5 JS, Jquery, CSS, ASP,Asp.net and Sql Server, PHP and MySQL, programming is more about understanding the logic of process than the specific language, utilize and advocate web standards like CSS and XHTML as much as possible and changing the Internet. .
Debayani Panja works as a Research Associate in CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition (CIRC).
Her work profile includes researching in areas related to public - private - partnerships. Her specific research interests revolve around the public - private - partnerships.
She is a B.tech graduate in electronics and communications, a Post Graduate Diploma holder in Human Rights from Jamia Hamdard University, pursuing M.A in Economics from IGNOU. She has successfully completed certificate courses Public-Private Partnership by The World Bank Group, Changing Global Order from Leiden University, The Power of Macroeconomics from the University of California, Irvine, The Power of Microeconomics from the University of California, Irvine, An Introduction to Global Health from University of Copenhagen, Climate Change Policy and Public Health from University of Wisconsin-Madison, The Challenges of Global Health from Duke University, Global Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health and rights from Lund University, International Human Rights Law by the Duke University and CORE JAVA language.
She is a United Nations online volunteer since 2014.
Helen Victoria Saldanha
Executive Assistant to the Chairman
Helen Victoria Saldanha is an Executive Assistant to Chairman at CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition (CIRC) . At CIRC, she is responsible for the entire administrative and functional point person for the Chairman’s corporate, community, and official matters to ensure smooth functioning of activities and processes in multiple lines of business. Required full time availability with flexible hours.
Prior to joining CIRC, she worked with Maulana Azad National Academy for Skills (MANAS) , Ministry of Minority Affairs, New Delhi as a Consultant, MANAS is an ambitious and over-arching skill development architecture, aimed at providing an all India Level training framework, based upon tie-ups with National/International training organizations (on PPP mode) for imparting training to the minority population, for skills that are currently in demand. And also she has more than 23 years of working experience including in Bureau of Investment Promotion (Govt. of Rajasthan)
Radha Krishna Tripathy
Radha Krishna Tripathy is a Fellow at CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition (CIRC). At CIRC, he is responsible for conducting policy-oriented research and writing research papers on competition and regulations. In his more than 12 years of experience, he has worked with various organizations including development consulting firms, research bodies and think tanks in various capacities from project management to business development.
Prior to joining CIRC, he has worked with firms like Athena Infonomics, Infraline and InfraInsights and led various research, analytics and consulting projects. He has authored various articles and research reports in energy and infrastructure sector. His current areas of interests include regulatory reforms, competition policy, sustainability and Public Private Partnership.
He holds an MBA degree in power management from National Power Training Institute (NPTI) under Ministry of Power, Govt of India and a B.Tech degree in production and industrial engineering from VSSUT, Odisha. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD in energy management from RGIPT, Noida. He is also a life member of prominent coal forums like Indian Coal Forum and Coal Preparation Society of India.
5 years’ experience in Accounts.
Prepare Voucher of Cash Transaction, Bank Transaction, and Other expenses daily and enter it into Accounting Software and keep all the record in safe place.
Preparation of Trading & Profit & Loss & Balance Sheet.
Preparation of Income Tax Return in the Web-e-Tax.
Filling Sale Tax, Income Tax, Service Tax Returns, TDS.
Problem-solving, reliability, initiative, discretion, multi-tasking, prioritizing, positive attitude and communication and interpersonal skills
Saket Sharma works as an Associate Fellow in CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition (CIRC). His work profile includes supervising, managing and researching in areas related to competition law, and intellectual property law; developing courses related to regulatory sphere and competition law and organising training programs in related areas. His specific research interests revolve around the interface of IP and competition law, competition law and innovation.
He holds Masters in Law from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. He also holds a Masters in Public Administration. He has to his credit various academic achievements including Prof. Sivasubramaniam Gold Medal and University Prize for being the overall Topper in LLM/MCL batch of 2007-2009. He also holds the position of PhD Research Scholar in Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, India. There, his ongoing PhD research relates to exploring the interface of intellectual property and competition law.
He has more than four years of working experience including his initial working in courts and law firms mainly handling corporate and competition law related matters. He has worked/working on various research projects with government bodies, universities and other reputed research organisations including UGC, ICSSR, IICA(Ministry of Corporate Affairs), IGNOU, GIZ and World Bank. He is also a member of the Committee for Sustainable Business Model for Professional Course on Public Procurement being provided in India with the support of World Bank. He is a regular speaker in events related to the above given themes and also writes on these issues in various journals and other reputed publications.
Shaktiki Sharma is a Research Assistant at CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition (CIRC). At CIRC, she is responsible for conducting policy-oriented and secondary research relating to regulation and competition issues in India. She is also involved in conducting regular classes for the Courses on Competition Policy and Law. Also, she prepares a weekly newsletter, CIRComp Weekly on competition issues.
Prior to joining CIRC, she was pursuing her LL.M(2012-2014) in Corporate Laws from Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi. While doing her LL.M she was doing an internship as a IP Researcher at Indian Institute of Patents and Trademarks Attorney, New Delhi. During this period, she conducted research work related to International concerns in Intellectual Property Protection and IP Trends in Developing Countries. Working with IIPTA her profile included writing white papers, preparing course modules for Patent and Trademark Agent preparation courses and diploma courses and media research projects Shaktiki has graduated from Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia with B.A.LL.B (Hons.) in the year 2012.
During her Law School, Shaktiki had undertaken internships with various law firms, with advocates of the Supreme Court and Delhi High Court and with Delhi Legal Services Authority. She had actively participated in various national and international workshops, conferences and seminars on issues relating to Intellectual Property Rights, Technology & Law, Disaster Management and Environment Laws .
Shivam Mohaley works an Research Associate in CUTS Institute for Regulations & competition (CIRC), he specialize in conducting primary as well as secondary research on the areas related to Regulatory issues in Power Sector, Open Access, Techno-Economic Analysis and sustainability. At CIRC, he is responsible for conducting research on ongoing projects, prepares quarterly publications (Reg Tracker) and engaged in other activities of the organization. Also; he has a good understanding of Oil & Gas industry; coal Industry and energy Sector as a whole. Taking his technical skills into account he has a good hold on Data Analysis in R-studio, SPSS and STATA.
Before joining CIRC, he was Perusing his Master’s degree in Energy Economics from University of Petroleum & Energy Studies. During his course curriculum, he worked as an intern in Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), New Delhi. Also he has conducted many research papers & projects and presented it in National as well as International Conferences.
1. Electricity Distribution through Open Access: Alternative Suggestive Framework,
2. Attaining self-sufficiency for Educational Intuition in India.
3. Electricity Distribution through Open Access in India: Learning’s from United Kingdom.
4. Problem Faced by BPL applicants for seeking Information under RTI Act.
5. Reviewing Unbundling of Electricity sector in Italy.
Surabhi Singh is a Research Associate at CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition (CIRC).
She has completed her PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Her PhD thesis titled as “Transnational Migration and Multilateral Governance: A Study of Select Institutional Responses “explored institutional responses from the ILO, the WTO and the OHCHR to the question of migrant workers. She did her fieldwork in Geneva, Switzerland and has interviewed officials from the above mentioned organizations. She was also selected as an exchange student to the University of Gottingen, Germany under the aegis of DAAD Fellowship “New Passage to India.” She has also presented papers in various national and international conferences and some of her research work has also been published as journal articles and book chapter.
Prior to joining CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition (CIRC), she has also been a research assistant on the project “Migration Flows and Social Friction”, a collaborative project between Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and JNU. Further she has also been a program assistant for ‘”International and Comparative Human Rights Law Practicum” organised by the Centre for International Politics Organization and Disarmament, Human Rights Studies Programme (JNU) and William S. Boyd School, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
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