Avantika Singh

Designation: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

E-mail: avantika161@gmail.com


Educational Qualifications

Bachelors in Political Science (2006)

Indraprastha College for women, University of Delhi

Masters in Political Science (2008)

Hindu College, University of Delhi

M.Phil in Political Science (2010)

Department of Political Science, University of Delhi (only coursework)

Pursuing Doctorate

24th November 2010 onwards, Thesis submitted

Department of Political Science, University of Delhi

Topic of Research - Gendering Climate Change Vulnerability – A case study of two villages in Uttar Pradesh (India)

Post Graduate Diploma

Post Graduate Diploma in Federalism, Decentralisation and Conflict Resolution

Institute of Federalism, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Areas of Interest

Gender, Climate Change, Adaptation, Vulnerability, Decentralisation, Green Federalism, International Political Economy, Indian Politics, Development, Public Administration.

Research Skill

Participatory Rural Appraisal Method, Gender Sensitive Methods, Mixed Method Approach, Sampling Techniques, Interviewing Techniques, SPSS and Excel.

Work Experience

Department of Political Science University of Delhi

Assistant Professor (Adhoc)

Teaching Post Graduates and Administrative work

Papers Taught: Administrative Theory, Environment and Development, Politics in India

27th July 2015 – 22nd May 2016.

Vivekananda College, Delhi University

Assistant Professor (Adhoc)

Teaching Under graduates.

Papers Taught: Reading Gandhi, Indian Political Thought

27th January 2015 – 22nd April 2015.

International Rice Research Institute, Delhi


Worked on a gender assignment and Climate Change
15th April 2014 to 15th August 2014.

Department of Political Science University of Delhi

University Teaching Assistant

Taking tutorials for postgraduates. Helping Department in fulfilling administrative responsibilities, which includes seminars, preparing academic packages for graduates and postgraduates etc.

Papers Taught: Politics in India, Administrative Theory

24th February 2010 to 24th July 2013.

Senior Research Fellow

Working on PhD thesis and Academic related work at Department in University

25th November 2012 – 24th November 2014.

Junior Research Fellow

Working on PhD thesis and Academic related work at Department in University
24th November 2010 – 24th November 2012.

Centre for Multilevel Federalism

Honorary Research Affiliate

Helping centre in Lecture series regularly conducted by it and contribution in News letter published by centre

2010 onwards



Singh, Avantika (2017). Gendering Climate Change Discourse. International Research Journal of Social Sciences. Vol. 6 (6).

Singh, Avantika (2017). Bhartiya Nadiyon ko Jodne ki Snkalpana- Vardan ya Vidhivans. Srinkhala. Vol. 4, Issue 9.

Singh, Avantika (2017). Women in National Action Plan for Climate Change of India. Scholars Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 5, Issue 5.

Singh, Avantika (2017). Gendering Climate Change Methodologies. Remarking an Analisation. Vol. 2, Issue 3.

Singh, Avantika (2017). Honour Killing in India – An analysis beyond cultural manifestation. Indian Journal of Human Relations. Vol. 51, Issue 2.

Singh, Avantika (2016). Jalvayun parivartan aur bharat ki gramin mahilayen. Rashtriya Sahara Newspaper. Dated : 23 January 2016, New Delhi.


Paper presentation at  National Seminar on "Poverty and Social Exclusion: A Life Course Perspective" organized by IIPA, Delhi. April 12-13, 2018.

Paper presentation at National Institute of Disaster Management Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India and Indian Institute of Public Administration, Delhi collaborated programme on Climate Change Adaptation with emphasis on Water Sector. Received best presentation award.

Paper presentation at 2nd International Conference on Gender Relation in Developing Societies: A 21st Century Perspective, organised by Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi, India. March 19 -20, 2013.

Paper Presentation at Third national conference on climate change, organised by CSE and IIT at Bangalore, 3 -5 November 2012.

Paper Presentation at International conference on Adaptation Futures, University of Arizona, USA. 29 May – 31 May 2012.

Paper Presentation at International Humbolt Kolleg on Adaptive Management of ecosystems: The knowledge systems of societies for adaptation and mitigation of impacts of climate change – conducted by ISEC and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bangalore, India, 2011.

Paper Presentation at IGS – SENSE Conference, conducted by Utwente University, Netherland, 2011.

Programme/Workshop/Summer School

Training workshop on "Climate Change Adaptation with emphasis on Water Sector" scheduled from February 10th to 14th. 2014, sponsored by National Institute of Disaster Management Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

Attended a High-Level Committee on the Status of Women to review and assess the socio-economic, political and legal status of women to recommend appropriate policy interventions organised by Government of India and UNDP, February 4-5, 2014.

Attended International Summer University 2013 on Federalism, Decentralisation and Conflict Resolution, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. 19th August to 6th September 2013.

Attended 2nd JNU National Interaction Programme for PhD Scholars in Social Sciences and Humanities from 22nd July 2013 to 8th August 2013 (Course focused on research methodologies).

Attended Workshop on Data Gaps for Research and Action on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation, A workshop sponsored by NASA SEDAC and UNEP PROVIA in association with the Adaptation Futures Conference, 1 June 2012, Tucson, Arizona

Achievements and Skills

National Eligibility Test (for lectureship)

Senior Research Fellowship conducted by University Grant Commission, Govt. of India

Good command over basic Computer skills.

Personal Details

Date of Birth: 19/03/1985

Email: avantika161@gmail.com 


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