2010 MA Communication Studies, Department of Media and Communication Studies, Savitiribai Phule Pune University, Pune
2008 BA Mass Media (Journalism) Mumbai University, Mumbai
States: Karnataka, Maharashtra
Cities: Bengaluru, Pune
Languages: English , Hindi, Konkani, Marathi
Tanvi’s primary area of work at IIHS is research communications and management. She is involved in the administration of the IIHS Research Programme, and provides communications (strategic, content, and editorial) support to the programme, institution and to specific research projects.
Tanvi’s research also focusses on governance, particularly governing institutions and stakeholders and the implications of governing complexities on small towns in India. Most recently, she was part of the GCRF-funded PEAK Urban project as a researcher studying the impact of the Chennai-Bangalore Industrial Corridor (CBIC) on the governance of the peripheral town of Tumkur. She is also working on an Internal Research Grant (IRG) that looks at the evolution of governing structures in Goa through pre-colonial and post-colonial time periods. At the IIHS Urban Fellows Programme (UFP), she is part of the team that teaches governance, and offers the elective on governing industrial infrastructure.
Tanvi has a Masters in Communication Studies from Savitribai Phule Pune University. She has worked with Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy and Association for Democratic Reforms in areas of urban governance and electoral and political reforms. Prior to joining IIHS, she was part of a team at Accountability Initiative, Centre for Policy Research, that studied fiscal decentralisation in Urban Local Bodies (ULB) and Rural Local Bodies (ULB) in Karnataka, and the political processes and institutions associated with it.