Hear from our India Institute Fellows

We're collaborating with scholars from leading Indian Institutions to tackle global challenges.

Our India Institute Fellows are working with top researchers at the University of Birmingham to find solutions to local and global issues. 

Hear what our Fellows have to say about the scheme and how it has boosted their research.

Komal Shukla (IIT Delhi)

Komal Shukla

India Institute Fellow in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Project: Understanding the causes of ozone in urban environments to tackle air pollution in Delhi and northern India

Komal Shukla

IIT Delhi

“The research experience that I have gained here is going to be really beneficial back home. The University of Birmingham has advanced expertise in modelling and understanding air pollution. My goal is to use their expertise in understanding pollution in Delhi.”

Pradip Nirbhavane (University of Panjab)

Pradip Nirbhavane

India Institute Fellow in the Institute of Clinical Sciences

Project: Developing topical therapies to treat inflammation in the eye

Pradip Nirbhavane

University of Panjab

“The University of Birmingham has the facilities and expertise required for carrying out advanced research and has given me a good platform to learn new skills and techniques in ocular drug delivery. The experience and knowledge gained from the Fellowship will benefit me and my home country. I am very grateful to the India Institute and I will be looking forward to future collaboration.”

Dr Avinash Jain (Sanjay Ghandi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences)

Avinash Jain

India Institute Fellow in the Institute of Clinical Sciences

Project: Exploring the impact of rheumatoid arthritis on work productivity in Indian patients

Dr Avinash Jain

Sanjay Ghandi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences

“I am thankful to the India Institute for the excellent support, and to my mentors at the Institute of Clinical Sciences at University of Birmingham. The Fellowship has given me a chance to learn, collaborate and hopefully make an impact.”

Dr Som Mondal (TERI School of Advanced Studies)

Som Mondal

India Institute Fellow in the School of Chemical Engineering

Project: Developing reliable and sustainable thermal energy storage techniques

Dr Som Mondal

TERI School of Advanced Studies

“India faces a lot of challenges in providing sustainable energy in terms of heat as well as electricity. Thermal energy storage provides an excellent opportunity to increase the efficiency and reliability of the delivery system. I’m going to take this knowledge back to India which will help me resolve local as well as global challenges.”

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