Abhishek Ranjan

Delhi University | Delhi, DL 110007 | (+91) 9717167232 | 1abhimat@gmail.com

Eco(H), LL.B(DU), M.A. in Mass Communication & Sociology, LS College Alumni, Ex Gandhi Fellow, Ex. Research Journalist @ 'SPMR Foundation', Working with Rural Government Schools. Views are personal | #IndiaFirst


Experience

Advisor

Chanakya Policy Foundation

Organised largest youth parliament namely Chanakya 'Niti National Youth Parliament' at Patna (2016) and New Delhi (2017) to engage youth in public policy.

April 2016 - Present

Program Manager

STiR Education

As a Program Manager
● Coached 20 Education Leaders and 21000 Children’s in rural Government Schools in Varanasi, UP.
● Supported Education at district and block level as BSA, DIET Principle, BEO’s, NPRC’s.
● Supported implementation of program of cultural change through intrinsic motivation

June 2015 - May 2018

Piramal Fellow

Piramal Foundation

As a fellow :
● Worked as a role model and engage with school ecosystem to create holistic learning environment.
● Supported Head Teachers under Principle Leadership Development Program to motivate, inspire and support them to overcome day-to-day challenges

July 2013 - June 2015

Research Journalist (Hindi)

Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation, New Delhi

As a Research Journalist -
● Assigned to work with a team, who had a responsibility to engage with policy makers, Parliamentarians on different socio-political issues.
● Write and research on important topics for policymakers.

September 2011 - June 2013


Teacher cum ECA incharge

Pearl Prep Public School, Muzaffarpur,Bihar

As a part time social science teacher,
I use to teach social science subject up to class 5th. With teaching assignment, school gave me additional charge to promote extracurricular activities in school. I was also assigned as a key organiser for parents-teacher meeting

September 2008 - June 2010

Education

IGNOU, New Delhi

M. A. in Sociology,
2017

BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

P.G.Diploma in Gender and Women’s Studies
2016

Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Tchnology, Haryana

M.A. in Mass Communication
2015

University of Delhi

L.L.B
2013

Langat Singh College, Muzaffarpur

B.A. (H) Economics
2010

Interests

● Writer/ Columnist – Active blogger, Articles published on Contemporary socio-political topics in Jansatta,Dainik Jagran, Pratham Pravakta, Samaj-Smvad, Chhtrashakti , working as an editorial team member of monthly magazine Chhatrashakti, a magazine majorly focused on education related issues since 2012.

● Right To Information(RTI) Activist- Used this medium to get policy insights and decision making process, some of my RTI activities were covered by national media

● Legal Activism- Started a campaign for “Save Navaruna” as a law student in 2012 and still following up this matter, which is investigated by top investigating agency CBI


Major Achievements

  • Was invited as a speaker on the topic of “Role of youth in policy making” by Koshi Shikhar Sammelan on 2nd June 2018.
  • Was invited as a speaker on the topic of “RTI and its impact on social life” by Hansraj College, University of Delhi on 26th October 2013.
  • Selected as a “India’s good Samaritans” by leading English daily Hindustan Times on its Republic day special issue on 23rd January, 2013 as a budding lawyer who is trying to get justice for a 12-year-old girl.
  • National Champion in All India Inter University Essay Competition on Cooperative at Natesan Institute of Co-Operative Management(NICM), Chennai, Tamilnadu in 2012.
  • National Champion in All India Inter University Quiz Competition at Lucknow, UP in 2011, organised by National Cooperative Development Corporation, New Delhi.
  • National Champion in All India Inter University Declamation Contest held at Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh in 2009
  • National Champion in Inter University Theatre Competition in 2009 organized by Department of Education, Government of Bihar at Muzaffarpur, Bihar.