Lal, Madhav
Executive Director Mr. Madhav Lal is the Executive Director at the Bharti Institute of Public Policy at ISB.
 
Before joining ISB, Mr. Lal had a long and illustrious career in the Indian Administrative Service, spanning 38 years. In the last five years of his career, he held top posts in the State and Central Government: as Chief Secretary of Jammu & Kashmir (2011-13) and as Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (2013-15). Earlier, he also served as Member (Finance and Administration) in the National Highway Authority of India and Deputy Secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs (Ministry of Finance). From the year 2000 to 2005, he worked in post- conflict Kosovo as part of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission. Know more

Bisht, Mukesh
Analyst Mukesh is currently working as an Analyst in Bharti Institute, ISB. He has rich experience in Governance and Government affairs. Previously, he has worked with Government of India, Cabinet Secretariat, State Governments and District administration in the field of Performance Management primarily in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and public policy.  He has closely worked with Union Government Secretaries (Macro planning), middle level All India Civil Servants (Execution and M&E planning), State Government officers (Implementation and M&E) and field functionaries(Delivery level). As a professional, he has been involved in Consultancy,R&D, Training and Teaching activities. He is a post graduate in Public Administration, UGC NET qualified and level one ToT (Training of Trainers).His interests include swimming and reading books.   
Basak, Preetika
Research Associate Preetika Basak is currently working as a Research Associate at Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB. Her research interests broadly cover public policies in the development sector.

Prior to joining ISB, she completed her post-graduation in economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. She has supplemented her education with internships at IGIDR, Mumbai and IIT, Mumbai. Her interest in research developed during post-graduation, got introduced to research work methods during the internships and all the above have been strengthened during her enriching experience at ISB. Besides research, she likes painting and listening to music.
Chakraborty, Amrita
Analyst
Before joining the Bharti Institute, Amrita was working as a Sr. Academic Associate (Teaching Assistant) in ISB for the Management and Executive Programmes. Her previous association with IIM Bangalore as an Intern introduced and equipped her to the research areas of Finance and Accounting and have been strengthened with her experience at ISB. Amrita's interests are in the areas of Corporate Governance, Initial Public Offerings, Financial Modelling & Investment research, Financial Analysis and Valuation. She holds an MBA in Finance from School of Management, KIIT University. She likes to play tunes on her Sitar when not working.
Chauhan, Ripunjaya
TA cum Analyst Ripunjaya K. Chauhan is currently working as TA cum Analyst at Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB.

She has over 4 Years of experience in teaching and research. Her research interests include Development Economics, Governance and Public Policy. She is a post graduate in Economics and UGC NET qualified. To delve deeper into Development studies, she did a short-term course in Development Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Science. She likes learning new data science software and techniques; currently working on Python. Apart from work, she likes reading, painting, baking and gardening.
Devadoss, Robin I R
Research Fellow Robin is currently working as a Research Fellow with Bharti Institute of Public Policy at ISB.

He has more than seven years of work experience in a range of settings including IT industry, NGO, Government and Academic Institutions. Prior to ISB, he was associated with organisations such as Indian Institute for Human Settlements, MICA, National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, and Initiatives for Development Foundation. He has a Master’s degree in Development studies from Azim Premji University. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer science and engineering from Hindustan College of Engineering affiliated to Anna University, and has worked with Tech Mahindra after completing his bachelor’s. His research interests include Development economics, Public policy, and Technology. Apart from work, he loves to play badminton, cricket, and kabbadi. He likes to improve on his photography skill as well.
Garg, Sachin
Visiting Assistant Professor and Senior Research Fellow Sachin Garg is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Policy and a Senior Research Fellow at ISB's Bharti Institute of Public Policy. His other affiliations include Policy Fellow at the Schar School of Policy and Government and Research Fellow at the Digital Identity Research Initiative (ISB).  His broader research interests lie at the juncture of technology and public policy, particularly the role public policies play in defining how technology is used for sustainable human development.

His doctoral work in Public Policy at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government has looked at the duality of “big data for policy” and “policy for big data”. With the rapid rise of digital technologies, new data sources have emerged that can be combined to create rich big data. This big data can be “mined” to get insights and evidence for  public policy making and analysis which was not possible earlier. However, as all data creation is circumscribed by the policy environment, we also need to have “policies for big data” that can help in using “big data for policy”.

Prior to joining the doctoral programme, he worked as a technologist for more than 15 years in the Information Technology sector, with various organisations like HP, Wipro and Yahoo!

Garg, Pragya
TA cum Analyst Pragya Garg has completed her post-graduation in Commerce from the Institute for Excellence in Higher Education, Bhopal. During the bachelors she was much inclined towards research and by the completion of post graduation, she has authored 17 research papers out of which 8 are published in the peer reviewed journal. After masters she got an opportunity to work as a Asst. Professor for Commerce at Extol Institute of Management, Bhopal and in Aug 2017 she got a call from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, to work as a Programe Officer for their National University Students’ Skill Development Programme. Beside research, she is much interested in writing and she is a vivid reader not just the research papers. One of her story title as: “One fateful encounter” is also published in the online forum writersnewsleter.

Gupta, Himani
Associate
Himani is currently working as an Associate at Bharti Institute of Public Policy. She has two years of experience in lectureship and two years of experience as an IT Executive (Team Leader). She has done her B.Tech in Information & Technology from Kurukshetra University. She loves to face challenges and spend time with her family.
Nandy, Ankita
Research Associate Ankita is currently working as a Research Associate with Bharti Institute of Public Policy at ISB. She has more than 5 years of work experience as a software instructor in the field of IT and Engineering. She has a Bachelor's degree in Electonics and Communication Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra and a Master's in Data Science and Business Analytics from Asia Pacific University, Malaysia. Other than being a passionate educator, she is an avid traveler.
Kalani, Nidhi
Research Associate Nidhi Kalani, on the surface, is a graduate of Physical Planning course from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and is associated with Bharti Institute of Public Policy as a Research Associate. Before joining the institute, she has worked as an intern in HUDCO's HSMI, New Delhi and Urban Development and Housing Department, Namchi(Sikkim). During the course of her professional career, she has also written a research paper in association with her other team member in HSMI. She likes writing for professional magazines/ journals and create research-oriented info-graphics. As a professional, she likes to learn about spatial planning and policies affecting it. Other than learning new software and technologies, in her free time, she likes to watch TV-series and Harry Potter movies.