Senior Research Fellow
M.A. (GGSIPU, Delhi); B.A. (University of Bangalore)
Akshaya completed her Master’s in Criminology with specialisation in Human Rights from LNJN National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, which is affiliated to GGSIPU, New Delhi. Her master’s dissertation was on “Rights and Awareness: An Assessment of Awareness of Rights of Women in the Criminal Justice System”. She qualified UGC-NET for Assistant professor in 2018.
She has a bachelor’s degree in Communicative English, Literature and Psychology (B.A. Programme) from Bangalore University.
She interned with various organisations which includes, the National Commission for Women, Kerala Police Academy, Ashraya (NGO) and Business News Magazine.
During her internship with Kerala Police Academy, she worked on a research project titled “Legal Awareness Among the Public – A Pilot Study on the Need for Compulsory Legal Education at School Level”. she also worked on developing the questionnaire for the main research project.
Human Rights violations, and in particular violations of the rights of children is a field that she would like to work on. Criminal psychology is another subject that she is interested in and she hope to widen her knowledge in this field through research.