Professionals

SHIKHA JAIN

Director - Preservation and Community Design

Shikha Jain’s vast experience in cultural heritage of India ranges from steering conservation projects for various state governments to preparing conservation plans funded by international organisations such as the Getty Foundation, World Monuments Fund and advising ASI on World Heritage. Representing India as a Cultural Heritage expert, she steered matters as Member Secretary, Advisory Committee on World Heritage to the Ministry of Culture during India’s term in the World Heritage Committee from 2011-2015.


Education - She is Visiting Faculty for Urban Conservation in the Urban Planning Department of SPA, New Delhi. A panel member of PRASADA, Society of South Asian Studies, UK, she is also the Chief Editor of DRONAH’s refereed Journal ‘Context: Built, Living and Natural’.

Career Background - Shikha Jain is currently steering the Ajmer HRIDAY Project for the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) with DRONAH as a City Anchor for Ajmer-Pushkar. She received National level HUDCO awards for 2 urban conservation projects from Jaipur in 2013 that have also been recognised under Urban Green Growth Best Practices https://www.niua.org/projects/urban-green-growth-strategies-indian-cities. In 2015, the National Institute of Urban Affairs, MoUD documented her work on Heritage Management Plan of Jaipur as Best Practice https://citynet-ap.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/GP-IN4-HERITAGE.pdf

She is the State Convener of INTACH Haryana Chapter and member of National Committees under the Ministry of Culture. She is also the Coordinator for National Scientific Committee ICOFORT, ICOMOS India and Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator for ICOFORT International. She was a consultant to UNESCO, New Delhi for the UNESCO-MoUD Cultural Heritage Toolkit under MoUD’s Urban Renewal Mission.