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Learn more about the people behind DWIH New Delhi and the work that helps us achieve our mission.

Heike Mock


Heike Mock has been the Director of the German Centre for Research and Innovation New Delhi (DWIH New Delhi) since 2016. She is also the Director of the Regional Office of the German Academic Exchanges Service in New Delhi (DAAD). Besides India, the DAAD Regional Office New Delhi is also responsible for Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Before coming to New Delhi, Heike Mock held several positions at the Bonn head office of DAAD, including Director of the South Asia Section. From 2004 to 2008 she was the deputy director of the DAAD Regional Office in Hanoi and served as a DAAD lecturer at universities in Hanoi and Beijing.

Heike Mock studied German as a Foreign Language and Intercultural Business Communication at the University of Jena and holds a MBA in International Management.

Aadishree Jamkhedkar
Programme Manager


Aadishree Jamkhedkar manages business development, projects and operations of the DWIH New Delhi. She supports the Director for developing its strategies in India.

Prior to this role, at the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce she implemented German Ministry projects, primarily in energy efficiency, vocational training for industries and migration of skilled Indian professionals to Germany, working with key stakeholders in the field in India and Germany. She also represented the network ‘Alumniportal Deutschland’ in India.

Aadishree has an M.S in Life-Sciences from University of Mumbai, with focus on environmental and applied medical sciences. She further obtained a post-graduate Diploma in Translation techniques and Intercultural Management jointly from Goethe Institut, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz and Symbiosis International University.

Garima Behal
Programme Officer – PR and Communications


Garima Behal is the Programme Officer for PR and Communication with the DWIH New Delhi. She is responsible for their marketing and outreach, including the DWIH website and social media channels.

Garima holds a Bachelors in Commerce from Delhi University, which she followed up with a Masters in Commerce from the same university. She recently attained C2 certification in the German language from the Goethe Institut, New Delhi. She has lived in Germany for close to three months, having won a scholarship for a language course cum internship in the fall of 2017 from the German firm, Giesecke and Devrient.

Apart from German Language and Culture, her interests include creative writing, economic policy, travelling and photography.

Ramneet Mehta
Programme Officer – Events


Ramneet Mehta is the Programme Officer at the German Center for Research and Innovation – DWIH New Delhi. Her responsibilities include event management and general office administration.

She has previously worked with the British High Commission in two different departments: – Prosperity Fund and UK-India Science Team, for projects like Tech Summit, Energy Dialogue, while also working with programme and policy leads to understand various aspects of project management. She started her career with DAAD New Delhi, working as a Project Assistant in marketing and communication Initiatives of DAAD India.

Ramneet is a graduate from Delhi University and is currently pursuing her Masters in Sociology.