Jayashree Bardhan holds a Master’s Degree in World Heritage Studies from BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany (UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from CEPT University. She has several years of professional experience of working on diverse architectural projects in urban and rural contexts, mapping and heritage assessments.
Jayashree was the recipient of a research grant from ICOMOS International in 2020, to conduct research on ICOMOS’ ‘Heritage at Risk’ Initiatives for the lack of baseline data of organisations and initiatives within the ‘Heritage at Risk’ sector. The research was mentored by a Task Team of ICOMOS’ International Board. Her Master’s Thesis titled ‘Optimising ICOMOS’ Heritage at Risk Initiatives: Towards a Comprehensive Framework for Cultural Heritage at Risk’ was conducted under the collaboration of ICOMOS’ International Board and BTU, Germany. In the duration of her Master’s studies, in addition to a multi-disciplinary theoretical grounding, she has gained on-field experience of working on a range of heritage sites in Germany, Poland and Bahrain.
Jayashree is a member of ICOMOS and an associate member of ICORP. She is currently a Visiting Faculty at the Master’s Programme in Conservation and Regeneration at CEPT. She teaches a Studio on conservation-led urban regeneration with a focus on people-centred approaches. In the past, she has taught in the Bachelor’s Programme of Architecture at CEPT.