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Reetika Syal

Phone & Fax : 080-23545246/ 48

Email :reetika.syal@jainuniversity.ac.in

Location :

Centre for Research in Social Sciences and Education Jain University, #52, Bellary Road Hebbal, Bangalore

Reetika Syal is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, Jain University, Bangalore since 2013 where she has been coordinating various projects along with conducting skill development workshops for M.Phil and Ph.D students of the university. Before joining Jain University, she was Research Associate at Janaagraha, Bangalore, for the Citizenship Index Project in collaboration with the Brown-India Initiative of Brown University, USA. She completed her doctoral degree in Political Science from Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. She was Research Assistant at Lokniti in 2006-07 and has been associated with the organization since. Reetika has been a Resource Person for the Lokniti- CSDS Summer School on Quantitative Methods since 2010.

Research Interests- Governance, Education, Civil Society, Decentralisation


  • (With Sandeep Shastri) ‘Economic and Political Weekly Leadership in Context: Impact of Leadership in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections’, in, Vol XLIX, No. 39, pp. 77-81, 2014.
  • ‘Sheher ka Rujhan’, in Pratiman: Samay, Samaaj, Sanskriti, Vol 2, Issue 1, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, pp. 195-200, 2014.
  • (With Chetan B.S and Manisha M) ‘Challenges in Higher Education: Interpreting Quality in the Context of Expansion in Indian Higher Education’, in Higher Education: Between Quality and Reservation, Dinesha P.T and Ramesh (eds), Kalpaz Publications, Delhi, 2013.
  • ‘What are the Effects of Educational Mobility on Political Interest and Participation in the Indian Electorate’, Asian Survey, Vol. 52, Number 2, March-April, University of California Press, pp. 423-439, 2012.
  • Civil Society Organisations and Delivery of Elementary Education in Madhya Pradesh: An Empirical Analysis’, Working Paper No. 268, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, 2011.

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