Ms.Nagina Suresh

Designation: Research Associate
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Nagina Suresh is a post-graduate in Public Policy and Governance (M.A. PPG 2016-18) from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad. She is on board with GRAAM since July 2018.

Her vibrant fieldwork exposure during her graduation in Social Work, where she also won the top honours for her dissertation titled “Awareness of Adolescent Girls on Child Sexual Abuse and Self-Protection” and a multi-disciplinary MA programme has given her the opportunity to better understand the social construct and issues prevailing in the society. She has experience in handling the big data sets such as the Annual Survey of Industries (ASI), National Sample Survey (NSS) and Census as she had worked extensively on these data sets for her Master’s dissertation, which was to study the spatial distribution of industries and urbanisation in India with special focus on Kerala.

She has interned with Infrastructure Development Corporation (Karnataka) Limited (iDeCK) at Davangere, where she had carried out an extensive study of the GoI’s Smart City initiative; carrying out socio-economic survey, data analysis and making Social Impact Assessment reports, Inception report and Situational Analysis reports. She has also volunteered with several organisations such as Sankalp Open School in Chennai, Kudumbashree Mission of Kerala, Pain and Palliative Care Unit of Ernakulam General Hospital and Janaseva Sishu Bhavan (for street children) in Ernakulam, gaining valuable insights into understanding how policy formulations work at the grassroots level. All these experiences have moulded in her great organisational skills and adaptability.

Research Projects:

  • Spatial distribution of industries and urbanisation in India with special focus on Kerala.
  • Impact of MGNREGA Scheme on Income of Rural Household.
  • Pattern of access of credit from formal and informal sectors by the farmer community (deceased and non-deceased families) of Yavatmal, Maharashtra.
  • Awareness of adolescent girls on child sexual abuse (CSA), the measures for self-protection and the perceived difficulties of the adolescent girls in dealing with CSA.
  • Automatic Thoughts of children with Learning disabilities.