Our Team

  • Jeevan Baniya, PhD

    Jeevan Baniya, PhD

    Assistant Director and Researcher


    Jeevan Baniya received his PhD in Political Science, University of Oslo, Norway. His PhD dissertation was on ‘Civil society, social movements and democratisation: A case study of Nepal (2014). He completed MA from GSIS Ajou University, South Korea. In Social S.. More >
  • Arjun Kharel, PhD

    Arjun Kharel, PhD



    Arjun Kharel holds both a PhD and a Master’s in sociology from Kansas State University, USA. He also completed a Master’s in English and a Bachelor’s in English and political science from Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal. For his doctoral dissertation, he e.. More >
  • Manju Gurung

    Manju Gurung

    Research Associate


    Manju Gurung holds Master’s degree in sociology from Tribhuvan University (TU), and a Bachelor’s in education from Maiya Devi Girls College in Bharatpur, Chitwan. She is currently working as a Research Associate with CESLAM, and has conducted numerous re.. More >
  • Ratna Kambang

    Ratna Kambang

    Research Associate


    Ratna Kumari Kambang holds a Master's degree in sociology from Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal, and a Bachelor's degree in the humanities & social sciences from Mechi Multiple Campus, Jhapa, Nepal. She has worked for CESLAM for almost four years and has conducted n.. More >
  • Swarna Kumar Jha

    Swarna Kumar Jha

    Research Associate


    Swarna Kumar Jha holds a Master’s degree in sociology from Tribhuvan University (TU), Kathmandu, Nepal. He has been involved in various research studies, such as ‘The rural livelihoods and the climate change adaptations in the Himalayas’ and ‘Analys.. More >
  • Amrita Gurung

    Amrita Gurung

    Research Associate


    Amrita Gurung has a Master’s degree in political science, and is also a graduate of Nepa School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Her recent publications include, ‘Labour migration and the remittance economy: The socio-political impact’ (2017), and ‘Vio.. More >
  • Binod Dulal

    Binod Dulal

    Research Associate


    Binod Dulal completed a Master’s degree in sociology from the Central Department of Sociology at Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal, and specialised in gender and development studies. He also completed his Bachelor’s degree in sociology from TU. Binod currently w.. More >
  • Nilima Rai

    Nilima Rai

    Research Associate


    Nilima Rai holds a Master’s degree in development studies (gender, human rights and conflict studies from social justice perspectives) from the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University, The Netherlands. She was a Wim Deetman Studiefond (WDS) f.. More >
  • Rajita Dhungana

    Rajita Dhungana

    Research Associate


    Rajita Dhungana has a Master’s in Development Studies from Kathmandu University (KU), and is currently working as Research Associate at CESLAM. Prior to this, she worked at a Non-Government Organisation, and was an important member of programs related to migration and eme.. More >
  • Bhimkala Limbu

    Bhimkala Limbu

    Research Associate


    Bhim Kala Limbu holds a Master’s degree in anthropology from Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal, and a Bachelor’s degree in English and sociology from Mahindra Multiple Campus, Dharan, Nepal. She currently works for CESLAM and is involved in all aspects of research, a.. More >
  • Bipin Upadhyaya

    Bipin Upadhyaya



    Bipin Upadhyaya completed his Master’s degree in statistics from TribhuvanUniversity (TU), Nepal. His Master’s degree dissertation focused on the effect of major variables in the production of vegetables in Nepal, by applying the Cobb-Douglas production function. He.. More >
  • Dogendra Tumsa

    Dogendra Tumsa



    Dogendra Tumsa (Limbu) completed his Master’s degree in statistics from the Central Department of Statistics, TribhuvanUniversity (TU). He has worked as a field supervisor, data entry operator, and enumerator on various projects carried out by the Nepal Academy of Science.. More >
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