Dr. Isha

Project Executive
School of Private, Industrial & Corporate Security Management (SPICSM)

Phone No. – +91-6357436750
Email– isha.arora@rru.ac.in

Research Area – Public Administration, Public Policy, Education Sector

About Dr. Isha

Dr. Isha currently holds the position of Project Executive at the esteemed School of Private, Industrial, and Corporate Security Management (SPICSM) at Rashtriya Raksha University. She has a strong educational background, having earned her M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees in Public Administration from Panjab University, Chandigarh, with her doctorate being conferred in 2021. She did her Ph.D. on the topic entitled “Implementation of Right to Education in Punjab – An Empirical Study”. Her dedication to research is evident through her role as a Research Assistant in two government-sponsored projects. In addition to this, she served as a Content Writer for the M.A. Political Science Course as part of the E-PG Pathshala Project, funded by the University Grants Commission (a Ministry of Human Resource Development project under NME-ICT) from October 2012 to July 2017. Her work specifically contributed to the course paper titled ‘Public Policy, Governance, and Indian Administration,’ where she delved into the topic of “Administrative Reforms in India since Independence: Committees and Commissions”. She also participated and presented papers in various national and international conferences. Notably, she had the privilege of presenting her research paper at the International Conference on Public Administration (ICPA) in 2018, hosted by the University of Electronic, Science and Technology of China (UESTC) in Chengdu, P.R. China. Dr. Isha has also made valuable contributions to scholarly literature with several publications in reputable journals. With over a decade of research experience, Dr. Isha has explored various research domains, demonstrating her unwavering commitment to continuous learning.

  • Ph.D., Faculty of Arts, Department of Public Administration, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2021 (Topic: Implementation of Right to Education in Punjab-An Empirical Study).
  • M.Phil., Faculty of Arts, Department of Public Administration, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2012 (Topic: Regulation of Electricity Sector in India: A Study of Central Electricity Regulatory Commission).
  • M.A. Public Administration, Department of Public Administration, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2010.
  • B.A. Public Administration (Hons.), Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2008.
  • Certificate and Diploma in French, Department of French and Francophone Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2014 & 2015.
  • Isha, “Public-Private Partnership in School Education in India: An Analysis”, in SOCRATES (An International, Multi-Disciplinary Refereed and Indexed Scholarly Journal), ISSN: 2347-6869 (Online) ISSN: 2347-2146 (Print), Volume 6, No 3 and 4, Year 2018. pp. 166-179.
  • Isha (co-author), “Legal Framework of Right to Education: Quantity v. Quality”, in Journal of University Institute of Legal Studies, ISSN: 2229-3906, Volume IX, Year 2015. pp. 71-81.
  • Isha (co-author), “Reservation and Women Empowerment: Provisions of 73rd Amendment”, in Deepening Democracy Issues on Gender and Basic Needs, P.P. Balan, Sunny George & T.P. Kunhikannan (ed.), Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA), Thrissur, Kerala, India, ISBN No: 978-93-84557-01-0, Year 2014. pp. 67-80.
  • “Impact of Public-Private Partnership on Indian Education System” in the International Conference on Public Administration (13th ICPA) at Chengdu, P.R. China from November 30 to December 2, 2018 organized by University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) in cooperation with American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).
  • “Education as a Human Right- Its Importance and Role” (Co-author) in ICSSR sponsored National Seminar on the theme – ‘Emerging Trends in North-Western States: Challenges and Responses’ on March 29th, 2017 organized by Department of Political Science, Post Graduate Government College for Girls (P.G.G.C.G), Sector 42, Chandigarh.
  • “Impact of Demonetization on Education Sector in India: An Assessment” in National Seminar on Demonetization “Revolutionizing the System to Nurture Cashless India” on March 4th, 2017 organized by Khalsa College of Technology & Business Studies, Mohali.
  • “The State of education in Punjab: Some emerging issues and concerns” in International Conference on Marginalization, Poverty and Decentralization on November 19th-22nd, 2016 held at Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA), Thrissur, Kerala, India.
  • “Understanding the Role of RTE in Realizing Universalization of Elementary Education” (Co-author) in International Conference on Reforms in the 21st Century: Developments & Prospects on October 10th, 2016 organized by Department of Public Administration, Punjabi University, Patiala.
  • “Students’ Perception of Quality of Higher Education in Panjab University, Chandigarh” (Co-author) in National Conference on Higher Education & Civil Society in 21st Century (Expansion, Equity and Excellence) on October 14th -15th, 2014 organized by Department of Education and Community Service, Punjabi University, Patiala.
  • “Child care as a social responsibility: Impact on child mortality” in 4th Chandigarh Social Science Congress (CHASSCON) on March 26th -27th, 2014.
  • “Emotional Intelligence and Personality- An Empirical Study” (Co-author) in Special Assistance Program (SAP) Sponsored National Seminar on Emotional Intelligence on March 21st, 2014 organized by University Business School, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
  • “Reservation as an Instrument of Women Empowerment: Provisions of 73rd Amendment” (Co-author) in International Conference on Deepening Democracy Through Participatory Local Governance held at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India on January 19th-21th, 2014.
  • “Workshop on Statistical Software SPSS” organized by the Department of Statistics, Panjab University, Chandigarh from July 9-16, 2018.
  • “Workshop on Academic Writing” organized by the Department of Geography, Panjab University, Chandigarh from July 2-7, 2018.
  • “Intra-Departmental Debate Competition on Uniform Civil Code: A Fundamental Principle of Equality Under the Constitution of India & Panel Discussion on Uniform Civil Code: Issues & Challenges” organized by Department of Laws, Panjab University, Chandigarh on November 16th, 2016.
  • “Technology Impact on Learning, Research and Users” and “User Awareness Workshop on Web of Science and End Note” organized by AC Joshi Library, Panjab University, Chandigarh on October 24th, 2016.
  • Two Week “Capacity Building Training Workshop for Young Faculty/Research Scholars in Social Sciences” held from March 02nd -15th, 2015, organized by ICSSR North-Western Regional Centre, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
  • “One Day workshop on Research Paper Writing Skills” organized by Yuva for Sewa in collaboration with Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar and Research Scholar Association, Chandigarh on February 12th, 2015.
  • “Two Days National Workshop on Research Methodology, Statistical Analysis and Stress Management” organized by Panjab University Campus Students Council (PUCSC) in collaboration with Centre for Public Health on January 30th-31st2014, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
  • National Seminar on “Administrative Reforms in Punjab” on March 21th, 2013 organized by Department of Public Administration, Punjabi University, Patiala.
  • “One Day Workshop on e-Governance and National e-Governance Plan” organized by Computer Centre, Panjab University, Chandigarh on March 12th, 2013