Having been brought up in Dhanbad, Ms Nidhi Shukla has done her Schooling up to class X from Carmel School, Digwadih and up to class Xll from De Nobili School, Digwadih. She then went on to complete her graduation from Avadh Girls Degree College,(AGDC) Lucknow. An opportunity to take up post graduation in PM & IR from XISS Ranchi was grabbed as the first choice by the daughter of a personnel manager at BCCL. Being based in Dhanbad, a hub of industry activity and married into a trade unionists family, she developed interest in industrial relations and as an educationist enhanced her faculties in fields of management in her capacity as a visiting faculty at ICFAI, Career Forum, Kalyan Bhavan (HRD, BCCL). During this period she acquired qualifications of importance for an academician. She did her B.Ed and thereafter M.A. in English from IGNOU.
UGC, NET for lectureship was taken up for strengthening a career in academics and after having cleared it with Labour and Industrial relations as the optional in December, 2011, she accepted the present post of Assistant Professor at XISS, Ranchi; her Alma Mater. She is the faculty for Labour Laws in the Department of HRM. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, her field of research being service laws and their role in developing an inclusive professional environment for working women.