B.Sc. (Ranchi University); PGDRM (Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi); FPM (IIM- Calcutta)
Paribhasha Sharma received her Fellow (PhD) in Public Policy and Management from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta in 2017. Her doctoral research is in the area of gender and governance in urban India. Her PhD dissertation explored the governance response towards the victims of gender based violence in the city of Kolkata, India. Responsive governance towards victims of gender-based violence reflects the constitutional commitment to gender equality. The normalization of everyday violence against women in India, with Nirbhaya like incidents of exception (as brutal gang rape and murder), in the fabric of everyday life inspired her to take a relook at violence against women as an area of contemporary social and public policy-oriented research. Recognizing the complexity of studying violence against women and governance, she studied the research problem from both a macro and micro level perspective to get a comprehensive view of the governance response. Her publication has appeared in Economic and Political Weekly. She has also worked as an editorial assistant for the journal Decision published by IIM Calcutta. Her current research interests lie in the
area of public policy and governance, urban management and gender and violence.
Paribhasha has significant experience in the development sector. She worked with CAPART (under the aegis of Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India) where she helped an NGO in planning, implementing and monitoring a tribal livelihood project in Jharkhand as part of the corporate social responsibility of Tata Steel. She conducted project appraisal for funding and monitoring of CAPART funded projects in the states of Odisha, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal. She worked as a Research Associate with J-PAL South Asia. At J-PAL, she managed a large-scale randomized evaluation of an education program in Bihar. She also conducted a qualitative study for an education project in Uttarakhand and Bihar.
She has taught Ethics and Governance course at the masters’ level to final year business management students. She holds a masters degree in Rural Development from Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi. She has received the best publication award for graduating doctoral student for the year 2017 at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, a Gold Medal for securing first position in Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development at the Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi and Sir Ratan Tata Trust Merit Scholarship.