Shruti Jagirdar is currently a Legislative Assistant to a Member of Parliament, Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda. An interest in policy-making led her to apply for the highly competitive LAMP Fellowship Program with PRS Legislative Research. She was one amongst the 46 accomplished young persons selected from across India for this program and she now works with Mr. Panda in preparing briefs on issues of national and regional importance, analysing legislation and preparatory work required for speeches in Parliament, televised debates and newspaper articles.
A graduate in Statistics, Economics and Mathematics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai she had worked at an i-bank, a leading business publication and in economic research initiatives prior to joining the fellowship. Shruti takes a keen interest in issues that relate to primary education in India and once worked with well-known playwright Anju Makhija to build small libraries for NGOs in her native Mumbai to develop the reading habit among children. She has also worked with Microsoft’s ‘Project Shiksha,’ a programme in partnership with the Government of Maharashtra, to train rural school teachers in the use of computers in education.