Miss Oishee Kundu

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Oishee Kundu is a doctoral researcher at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, pursuing the PhD in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy at the Alliance Manchester Business School (University of Manchester). Her PhD seeks to build the public procurement of innovation literature by including the case study of defence and update the understanding of defence procurement, particularly its similarities and differences with non-defence public procurement. She is being supervised by Dr Andrew James and Dr John Rigby.

Social responsibility

Since September 2017, Oishee has been a ResLife Advisor at Oak House in Fallowfield Campus of the University of Manchester. The RLA is the first point of call for residents and responsible for student welfare in university halls.

During her undergraduate studies in New Delhi, Oishee worked as a volunteer in Éclair- a street schooling initiative that conducted weekly sessions of learning and games for the children living in the slums near the college campus.


  • 2015-2017: Masters in International Economic Policy. PSIA-Sciences Po, Paris. Cum Laude.

Concentrations: Defence Economics, South Asia

Mémoire: The Challenges of Defence Procurement in India in the 21st Century (Score: 18/20)

  • 2012-2015: B.A. (Honours) Economics. St. Stephen's College, Delhi University.

Electives: Mathematics, Political Science

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Conferences and Presentations

June 2018: European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation, Paris. Paper- "Public Procurement and Innovation: A Scoping Review"

May 2018: 24th Annual SPRU PhD Forum, University of Sussex, Brighton. PhD proposal- "Public Procurement and Innovation in Defence"

June 2017: 21st Economics and Security Conference, Royal Military Academy Brüssels. Paper- "The Challenges of Defence Procurement in India in the 21st century"

January 2017: PSIA Youth and Leaders Summit, Sciences Po Paris. Introductory speaker- "Migration Crises: Economic and Demographic Dynamics"

December 2014: 11th South Asia Economics Students' Meet, Thimpu. Paper- "Democracy, Trade, and Bilateral Conflict between India and her neighbours"

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