Parul Bakshi 

Research Fellow 

English, Hindi, Punjabi, Japanese


Parul Bakshi is an energy policy, sustainability and just transition enthusiast, with academic and professional experience within the sector. 

She holds a PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India with her thesis titled “Japan’s Post-Fukushima Energy Transition Towards Renewable Energy: Lessons from German Energiewende”. She was also a Special Research Student at the Graduate School of Public Policy at The University of Tokyo as a Japan Foundation Doctoral Fellow 2021-22. 

She completed her MPhil, top of her class, from Jawaharlal Nehru University on the subject “Japan’s Path towards Renewable Energy: Scope for Japan-India Cooperation (2001-16)”. She holds a Masters from University of Delhi and a Bachelors from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi. 

She is the co-editor of the book “India-Japan Relations @70: Building Beyond the Bilateral” (2022) to which she also contributed a chapter titled “Energising the Cooperation: Renewable Energy Transitions in the Power Sector”.  

Parul has also widely published in academic journals such as the Australian Journal of International Affairs, The Pacific Review, Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, and the Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, among others.