Areas of interest: Architecture, Planning and Policy, Cultural landscapes, world heritage
Shikha Jain has vast experience in cultural heritage that ranges from steering conservation projects for various state governments to preparing conservation plans funded by international organizations such as the Getty Foundation, USA; World Monuments Fund and, preparation of Nomination Dossier and Management Plans for World Heritage Sites in India. She is also working on Urban Heritage ADB funded projects for the State Governments of Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh. As a consultant to UNESCO, New Delhi she worked on the City Development Plan Toolkit and Cultural Heritage Toolkit for the JnNURM (Jawahar Lal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission), Ministry of Urban Development. She is the Director – Preservation and Community Design wing of DRONAH (Development and Research Organisation for Nature, Arts and Heritage). She graduated in architecture from SPA, Delhi followed by a Masters in Architecture from Kansas State University, USA. Her doctoral work from De Montfort University, Leicester, UK also revived the Research Award from IIA (Indian Institute of Architects) in 2004. She is a panel member of PRASADA, Society of South Asian Studies, UK. Currently, she is also a Founding Trustee of the Indian Heritage Cities Network Foundation, a UNESCO recognised NGO and, a senior consultant to the Ministry of Culture, India serving as Member Secretary, Advisory Committee on World Heritage Matters.