Dr Jyotsna has been the Director of Centre for Budget and Policy Studies (CBPS) since January 2011. She has a PhD in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Her research primarily focuses on education and gender. She is also one of the Gulmakai Network Champion’s in India. The Gulmakai Network is Malala Fund’s initiative to support local education activists who work in countries where girls face the greatest barriers to education. This is an acknowledgement of Jyotsna’s long years of work in the areas of education and gender.
Before her association with CBPS, she worked as an advisor of Education at the Commonwealth Secretariat, London, for five years. She has actively worked with educational policy planners, administrators, teachers and professionals at various levels both nationally and internationally.