CSR Team

Dr. Ranjana Kumari

A renowned social activist and a prolific academician, Dr. Ranjana Kumari is the Director of Centre for Social Research as well as Chairperson of Women Power Connect. Dr. Kumari has dedicated her life to empowering women across the South Asia region.

Dr. Manasi Mishra

Dr. Manasi Mishra

Head of Research Division
Dr. Manasi Mishra is presently the Head of Research & Knowledge Management Division in Centre for Social Research (CSR), India. She is a known voice against pre-natal sex selection leading to skewed

Dr. Anita Brandon

Dr. Anita Brandon

Dr. Anita has been a Professor in-charge for Capacity Building of PRIs and State Nodal Officer for PRI Training in Rajasthan for last 23 years. She has also been the Nodal Officer for all projects assisted by United Nations, in the SIRD&PR, Rajasthan.

Valerie Homan

Valerie Hohman

Head of Organisational Development

Jyoti Vadehra

Head of Media and Communications
With over 15 years of industry experience, Jyoti Vadehra heads the Media and Communications operations at the Centre for Social Research. She serves as one of the first Indian members of Meta's Global Women’s Safety Expert Advisors. She leads, mentors, and implements projects in gender rights, digital safety, and sustainable development. And is skilled in social media strategy and management, organizational and business communications, partnerships management, as well as graphic design.

Mandrita Trivedi

Senior Project Coordinator
Mandrita is an experienced DRR and Climate Change Professional with about 4 years of experience in Disaster Risk Resilience, Climate resilience, Capacity Building and Community Mobilization. She has done her M.Sc in Disaster Management with core specialization in Geoinformatics from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

Shruti Das

Assistant Project Coordinator
Shruti Das has more than 3 years of experience in research, project implementation and monitoring & evaluation. She has worked on multiple projects at the grassroots with children, young girls and women on the intersection of gender, children, education and digital technologies. Shruti holds a Master's degree in Politics with a Specialization in International Relations, from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Appurva Bhandari

Assistant Project Coordinator
Appurva has 4+ years of experience working in the PR, media, and development sector, handling multiple projects in the women's rights, health, and education domain. She holds a Master's degree in Mass Communication from GJU, a PG diploma in Public Relations & marketing from BVB, and a graduation in English from Delhi University.

Subha Dogra

Assistant Project Coordinator

Archana Hazarika

Assistant Project Coordinator

Tanya Thakur

Social Media Head
Tanya is an experienced marketer with more than three years of expertise in planning and executing social media marketing campaigns. She is skilled in content curation, project management, graphic designing as well as writing.

Meghna Singh

With her cross-cultural exposure and more than 5 years of diverse work experience, her work is inclined towards pursuing multidisciplinary research for socio-cultural problems and aims to provide creative solutions.

Manoj Kashyap

IT Person / SEO Analyst.


K.K Balakrishnan

Administrative Secretary

Anil Kumar

Anil Kumar



Sandeep Gupta



Rakhi Sharma