Atif Zeya

Research Associate

Atif Zeya holds a master’s degree in Quantitative Economics from Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi, prior to this he has completed his Bachelors in Economics from Scottish Church College, Kolkata. Before joining ISB as a Research Associate, he has worked as a Data Scientist in RBL Bank.

Abhijeet Parmar

Research Assocaite

Abhijeet is an earth observation expert specializing in geospatial analytics and hazard models. The scope of his work ranges from learning representation, geoscience, computational neuroscience to social sciences. He has over seven years of experience comprising of teaching and research in higher education setup with interdisciplinary outlook. His academic and professional affiliations include Faculty of Geoinformation Sciences and Earth Observation, Netherlands and University of Delhi. He is an active contributor to open source initiative and self-taught ignorant physicist. 

Amrita Chakraborty

Project Coordinator

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.

Deepti Soni

Head Communications

Deepti Soni is Head Communications at the Bharti Institute of Public Policy (BIPP) at the Indian School of Business, Mohali. She has a post graduate in Advertising and Public Relations from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi. With over 20 years of professional experience, her earlier assignments include Spokesperson and Head of Communications at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Regional Delegation covering India, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives; Head of Digital Diplomacy and Media and Communications Adviser at the British High Commission in New Delhi. Deepti loves movies, food, travelling and outdoor activities.

Gursharan Singh Dhanjal

Sr. Data Scientist

Gursharan is an experienced Programmer and a Data Professional holding a master's degree in Information Technology.  

He is currently working as a Senior Data Scientist at Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB Mohali. Prior to ISB, he has worked as a Team Lead & Manager in the AI department of Netsmartz, CHD. Within his overall experience, he as worked in a wide variety of roles in the Software industry, Healthcare, and Taxation domain. A large portion of his work revolved around developing data-oriented solutions with involvement in the application's full-stack (front-end & back-end).

He is good at Data modeling, Architecting python backends, Data Management (ETL), Data Wrangling, Planning & Execution of AI solutions. The specific fields of AI which he has worked in are Predictive Analytics, Forecasting, Computer Vision, and Natural Language Processing.

Himani Gupta

Sr. Associate

Himani is currently working as an Sr. 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.

Isha Mahajan

Teaching Assistant cum Analyst

Isha Mahajan is currently working as TA cum Analyst at Bharti Institute of Public Policy.

Prior to this, she worked as a Research Associate under Digital Identity Research Initiative of Indian School of Business. Apart from this, she holds 9.5 months teaching experience as assistant professor of economics in a private university and is UGC NET qualified. Her research interest encompasses; Macro Economics, Law and Public Policy. She likes to pen down essays and articles on contemporary issues pertaining to Indian Economy and its policies.

Karishma Chanda

Project Associate

Karishma is currently working as a Project Associate at Bharti Institute of Public Policy. She is a CFA level III candidate and has a bachelor's degree in Banking and Finance from the Singapore Institute of Management.

She has worked for more than 2 years as an Account Manager at Zomato Media Pvt Limited and in the Transaction Advisory department at Grant Thornton LLP.

Apart from work, she likes to read, watch sitcoms and travel. She also plays football, tennis and golf.

Noor Kumar

Research Assistant

Noor Kumar graduated with honours in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi in 2020. She also holds a Diploma in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding from University of Delhi. As part of her thesis, she studied climate change-induced migration with a specific focus on the Sundarbans in South Asia. Apart from this, her research interests include Development Economics, Economic and Social Policy and Trade. 

Previously, Noor interned with the United Nations Development Program and NITI Aayog in the Sustainable Development Goals vertical. She also likes to read, write poetry and travel.  

Pranav Prakhyat Garimella

Teaching Assistant cum Analyst

Pranav has a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Sydney. His research focus during the Master’s was climate change policy and specifically, climate change induced migration (which he worked on for his thesis). Pranav previously worked with Ernst & Young in their Government advisory and Transaction Advisory services on projects for the Government of Andhra Pradesh and Government of Telangana. He likes to read on ancient and contemporary history and enjoys the works of Homer, and Tolkein among others.

Preeti Kaur

Content Developer

She has joined ISB as a Content Developer at Mohali. She has worked as a Graphics Designer for 11 years. Her experience incorporated blending a myriad of typography, animation, audio, video and graphic designing techniques. She has also conducted sessions on multimedia software for international batches. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts (painting stream) and Post Graduate Diploma in Animation & Multimedia from C-DAC Mohali. Also, She is Post Graduate in English from Panjab University.

Her hobbies are lying in the area of design, photography and music. She is very much fond of music, dance and sports activities and have participated in a number of cultural programs during academic & job career.  

Ripunjaya Chauhan

Teaching Assistant 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.

Saryu Bansal

Case/Content Writer        

Currently working as a Case/Content Writer with BIPP, Saryu holds a Master's in Mass Communication, and a Bachelor's (Hons.) in Psychology from Panjab University.

She has a cumulative experience of over ten years in content creation and management especially in the realm of Social Media, PR and teaching. 

Generally found lost in her head, music, movies and books, she loves baking, enjoys writing and tries to paint. She is presently putting together a book of poetry. She idolises cats as the most evolved species to walk the earth. 

Sangeetha Hariharan


Sangeetha graduated with a Master’s degree in Information Management from University of Maryland, College Park. While pursuing her Masters she also worked as a Graduate Assistant in the Behavioral Lab, at the Robert H. Smith School of Business where she was responsible for end to end management of research studies starting from subject pool allocation to generating reports and capturing things such as participation rates, subject pool utilization, etc. . She started her Career in Clifford Chance LLP, a leading global law firm, where she worked for 4 years at various levels across India, Middle East and Europe in their finance division. Currently she is handling Prof. Ashwini Chhatre’s grants which broadly fall under the umbrella of Forest Governance.

Shahid Mohammed

Sr. Content Developer

For the last 15 years, he has been heading post production & creative communications of various films, television and digital media content, documentaries & promos. He has an enriched experience of content creation from ideation to execution in both broadcasting and non- broadcasting platforms. In academics Master Degree in Economics from C.C.S. University, Meerut (UP), & Bachelor Degree of Commerce from C.C.S. University, Meerut.

Sridhar Kundu

Sr. Research Analyst

Sridhar Kundu is a PhD in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has over 15 years of work experiences in research and teaching. He is double post-graduate in Economics and Environmental Economics and has qualified UGC NET in Economics.

At Bharti Institute of Public Policy (BIPP), ISB Mohali, he works as a Senior Research Analyst. Before joining BIPP, he worked as a Senior Research Officer at Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability for about six years and as an Assistant Professor at Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Pune for about 3 years. Along with this, he worked as a researcher in various research institutes such as, Observer Research Foundation, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy and taught undergraduate economics in various colleges under Delhi University as a non-permanent faculty.

His core areas of research are fiscal policies, poverty and inequality, and energy economics. He is good at large scale data management, management of unit level survey data in STATA. He likes to teach development economics, econometrics and public finance. He has publications in reputed journals, and edited book volumes.