Ms. Gazal Kalra

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellow for Leadership
Field of Specialization: Public Policy
Name: Ms. Gazal Kalra 
Official Address and Designation: Parliamentary Associate
Office of Naveen Jindal, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha)
171, South Avenue
Near Teen Murti
New Delhi 110 001 
Telephone (O): 91-11-23012253   
Duration of Grant: Upto Two years
Study Objectives:
I aspire to transform governance in India by leading from the front as a bold and new age policy maker in critical socio-economic areas of development–health, education and industry – sectors I have grown to understand through my educational and professional experience. Governments to me are like enormous businesses where the complexity of issues is challenging and magnitude of impact overwhelming. As a policy maker I want to be able to apply business principles to solve complex problems faced by governments. Through a joint MBA/MPA course in the U.S., I will be able to develop a strong foundation in policy analysis and administration, further my understanding of macro level issues and multi-sectoral linkages, learn from best practice models and bring solutions to India. With this new knowledge and an expanded global network, I plan to return to India to embark on my journey to substantially impact policy making process. 

Academic Background :
B.Tech. Textile Technology Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, New Delhi 2007
Professional Background :
Parliamentary Associate Office of Naveen Jindal Member of Parliament ( Lok Sabha) 2009–till date
Executive Assistant (Special Initiatives)-- President Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi 2009–2009
Business Analyst McKinsey and Co., Delhi 2007–2009
Ms. Gazal Kalra