DivyaSri Palaparti An honours graduate from Delhi University, DivyaSri is trained in quantitative Economics and Statistics. Her stint at KPMG has helped her enhance her ability to apply her knowledge and understanding of econometrics and finance in forecasting and benchmarking operational metrics. As Head of events, chief anchor and fund raiser for the college economics department, she has been exposed to situations wherein she demonstrated her project management and leadership skills. In addition to that, as a responsible citizen, Divya Sri has imparted education to underprivileged children at Make A Difference (NGO). She has taught and designed the curriculum, creating modules after thorough research, in order to incorporate music and dance in teaching language and phonetics for their better understanding and retention. She has also worked with ENACTUS for creating alternate employment opportunities for sex workers in Delhi. Currently enrolled in an on-line course on Financial Engineering and Risk Management, she aspires to apply her learning and abilities to a challenging corporate job. She is also fond of cooking, skating and is an Origami enthusiast.
Shreyansh Surana A management graduate from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Shreyansh’s major project during undergrad was on Black Money. He have also done Statistical Behavioural Analysis on fast food chains. He has volunteered to work for Shiksha foundation, which works towards educating underprivileged students, in a school (Oxford English School) situated in Malad slum area. Shreyansh found interest in economics and data analytics during his undergraduate while doing these, and similar activities. The subjects in his course complimented his curiosity. Apart from academics, he likes to travel and try foods of different cuisines. After completing his post graduation from MDAE, he plan to pursue opportunities in Data Analytics applied in Financial sectors.
Sharayu Pawar is a post graduate in economics from SNDT Women’s University and a graduate in commerce from Mumbai University. She has done a five months internship with MEDC (Maharashtra Economic Development Council) as a part of the Masters programme, where she was part of the research team for their monthly publication. She has a keen interest in analytical economics and macroeconomic.
Archit Puri is an award winning social entrepreneur, initiating and leading a skill training not-for-profit venture. Archit has worked on projects with a broad range of organisations such as Centre for Civil society- one of India top think tanks, The Coca Cola Company as well as a couple of startups. In addition to having a background in business studies from NMIMS, Archit has diverse interests such as mountaineering, startups and behavioural economics. He also writes for Centre for Civil Society’s online column.
Aayush Makharia completed his Masters in Business Management and Public Policy from the reputed Hassaran Rijhumal College of Commerce and Economics and St. Xavier’s College respectively. Post that he felt the need to drive social change in India and enlisted for the Teach for India Fellowship 2012-2014 cohort. He followed that up with a brief stint with Price Water House Coopers where he learned the nuances of forensic advisory. He also worked as a Program Lead with Pratham Education Foundation. During his professional tenure he simultaneously co- founded two Start Ups within the hospitality and education sectors respectively. He has been an active debater and model united nation’s participant during his college years. He possesses excellent communication skills and is able to put across his thoughts in a coherent & cohesive manner. He aims to gain quantitative and qualitative reasoning skills while pursuing the Post Graduate Program in Economics at the Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics. He aspires to create a paradigm shift and partnership between the private and public sector for knowledge sharing and project implementation. He has been a national level tabla player and represented his state in Table Tennis.
Nicole Almeida graduated in Political Science from St. Xavier’s College Mumbai. The intermingling of politics and economics and how it affects the discourse in both fields has led her to study economics in more depth. She has done a summer internship at Child Rights and You (CRY) where she assisted in research under the policy head. Her main areas of interest include public policy, development and International Political Economy . She has done research in diverse areas, ranging from Globalization in Africa to the Narmada Bachao Andolan . By participating in inter-college debates, she has developed an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving and understanding of issues that grapple our country. She believes in social change though political and economic reform.
Prateek Kumar Mishra is an electrical & electronics engineer by training. I have interned in Bhabha Atomic Research Institute for a period of one month each for two years. Subsequently I worked as a currency derivatives trader at SR Info Enterprises. I am an avid swimmer, and I can swim upto 1.5 km at a stretch. Besides this, I also like to cook and write poetry. I would like to use my skills in data analytics to know about the more prevalent health problems facing the society today & the most effective ways to prevent their onset.
With an economics degree and two start-ups already under his belt, Kartik has always strived to amalgamate theory and practice into his daily life. His aptitude for business catalyzed by his passion for food, led him to create India’s first on-the-go gourmet restaurant. He has also worked at Gateway House, ranked among the top 100 Think Tanks in the world, focusing his research on geo-economics and international relations. Alongside his undergraduate degree, Kartik has written and presented award-winning papers on Corporate Social Responsibility and Emerging Economies at international events. Kartik is an avid debater, and has not only won, but also been invited to judge debates at National Level Competitions. He enjoys Japanese Poetry (Haiku) and is a certified deep-sea diver.
Tushar Kanade is an aspiring trans-disciplinary economist with a keen interest in political structures and macroeconomic policy. Throughout a international debating career spanning 4+ years, 10+ cities, 150+ debates & 2 continents, he has represented India at the World Universities Debating Championships in 2013 (held in India) and again in 2015 (held in Greece). In the past, Tushar has worked at a grassroots NGO and in the Business Risk Consulting division at Deloitte; he has also been the University Debate Coach at NMIMS University since 2014. At MDAE, Tushar is 1 of 3 candidates to be conferred the Adam Smith Scholarship. He has completed his Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) from NMIMS, awarded for Outstanding Contribution as a Top-5℅ Achiever. He is also pursuing his Master of Arts in Philosophy, majoring in Political Philosophy, from the University of Mumbai.
“Pranali has completed her post graduate studies in economics from SNDT university, graduated from The D.G.Ruparel College her background being thoroughly from economics, she would like to utilise her knowledge empirically. Therefore, pursuing a diploma course to enhance her skill set and make herself ready for the dynamic corporate world. She has done a 2 month internship (as a part of the curriculum for the post graduate studies) at Trade Bulls Securities Private Limited. And learned basics of trading in securities market.
Along with interests in economics, she’s has played a role of swimming coach for beginners also was working with various cultural groups related to drama, dance etc. in her undergraduate and post graduate years of studying.”
Kartik Sharma Having graduated as an engineer from IIT-(BHU) in 2014 has enabled Kartik to acquire strong quantitative and critical reasoning skills. As a consultant to McKinsey Social Initiative, he recommended various human capital and social/policy impact solutions. He served as the Regional Head (Operations) for Zostel, India’s first chain of backpackers’ hostels, launching projects in various cities. He was also associated with the implementation of two flagship programmes for the company; Zostel
Manas Gokhale graduated from Ramnarain Ruia college in 2016 majoring in Economics and Mathematics, which helped him develop an analytical background. His keen interest in financial markets enabled him to intern briefly for a Financial Advisory firm. He works for an NGO named Ankur which looks after orphans. He represented his college at various competitions and won many accolades. He was a part of organizing a national level Economic conference and festival in his college. A state level table tennis player, he likes to play Tabla in his free time.