Advisory Council

Bharti Institute of Public Policy is guided by an advisory council comprising eminent policymakers, academicians, industry leaders and commentators. The accomplished professionals with their diverse backgrounds from academia, public, private and non-profit organisations help steer the institute towards its mission. They also contribute to the growth of the institute by collaborating on research and engaging with the team and the students.

AMPPP Faculty

In keeping with ISB’s portfolio model, the faculty for the programme is drawn from a pool of highly accomplished ISB resident faculty, faculty from The Fletcher School and other leading schools, and eminent policymakers and policy practitioners, from the public and the private sector. The faculty is a great mix of academicians and industry experts, which provides the students with a 360 degree understanding of policy making and policy implementation.

Executive Director

Professor Ashiwni Chhatre

Executive Director, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Chair - Intitutional Review Board

Ashwini Chhatre is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at the ISB.  As the Academic Director of the Bharti Institute, Prof. Chhatre is responsible for identifying research priorities and setting the overall direction of the institute. His research interests broadly centre on the interactions between democratisation, economic development, and environmental governance.

Associate Director

Dr. Aarushi Jain

Associate Director - Bharti Institute of Public Policy

Aarushi Jain has wide experience and expertise in the Public Policy domain as a faculty, administrator as well as a project specialist. She is currently working as the Associate Director of Bharti Institute of Public Policy, Indian School of Business. She is Ph.D (Pub Admn), Double Post Graduate (Pub Admn and HR), UGC-NET/JRF/SRF and an Accredited Management Teacher (AMT) in Public Policy. She has been a visiting scholar at Duke University, USA.

She has previously worked as Chairman, Rural Development and CSR, International Chamber of Service Industry and at various institutions including the National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, Indus International University and Himachal Consultancy Organization etc. She is a visiting faculty to various premier institutions including NCGG, LBSNAA, HIPA, IGNFA, IIAS, NACIN etc. She has had a long association with National Centre for Good Governance, LBSNAA, Mussourie, for research studies as state coordinator for Punjab and Himachal.

Dr. Jain has published a book on “Public Private Partnership and Corporate Social Responsibility” and has more than 40 publications in leading international and national journals. Her research interests include Public Policy and Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Rural Development, Education and Women and Girl Child issues. She has been a national level table tennis player and an international level quiz wizard. Dr Aarushi Jain takes keen interest in social work. Being the President of Redcross HWS in various districts of Himachal Pradesh,

she has worked extensively on social issues as women empowerment, save the girl child campaign, health and education etc. She has been honoured and acclaimed for her efforts on various occasions, both at the state and national level. 

Visiting/Adjunct Faculty

Professor Avik Sarkar

Visiting Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow - Bharti Institute of Public Policy

Dr. Avik Sarkar is Faculty at Indian School of Business working in the areas of Data, Emerging Technology and Public Policy. Dr. Avik Sarkar was the former Head of Data Analytics Cell and Officer on Special Duty (OSD) at NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India Aayog) premier policy think-tank of Government of India.  At NITI Aayog, Dr. Sarkar helped in  developing roadmap for use of data, analytics and artificial intelligence for Governance, Policy making across various sectors for India's inclusive growth and led efforts towards setting up the first High Performance Computing based Data Analytics Lab and Energy Modeling Unit at NITI Aayog.

Professor Anjal Prakash

Research Director and Adjunct Associate Professor - Bharti Institute of Public Policy

Dr. Anjal Prakash is Research Director and Adjunct Associate Professor, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad India. Before joining ISB, Dr. Prakash worked with TERI- School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi, India as an Associate Professor in the Department of Regional Water Studies. His earlier association was with International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), in Kathmandu, Nepal where he was the Coordinator of the programme - Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE) Research on Glacier and Snowpack Dependent River Basins. Before joining ICIMOD in 2014, Dr Prakash led the South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies (SaciWATERs) as Executive Director. SaciWATERs is a south Asian thinktank that works in six countries of South Asia. His earlier associations were with WaterAid, New Delhi , Water and Sanitation Management Organisation (WASMO), Gandhinagar, Gujarat and VIKSAT, Ahmedabad, India.


The team at BIPP is a melting pot, with our people coming from across the length and the breadth of the country. Reflective of our demographic dividend, we have a young and enthusiastic team with myriad education, experience, perspective and culture. Each person in our team makes BIPP stronger and better.