Alumni of Year – 2020

Shalin Deshmukh
Research Analyst Cedar Management Consulting International LLC
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Born and raised in Mumbai she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College – Mumbai University. Being an enthusiast, she was part of college dance and sports group and won accolades at various inter-college festivals. She has been learning Bharatnatyam from past 11 years and performed at various national and international dance festivals.

Ashish Hamza
Data Analyst Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy
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A graduate in BSc. Economics from the Symbiosis School of Economics, Pune. His skills lie in the domain of report writing, creative writing, data analysis, interpretation of financial data and solving math problems. He has a keen interest in subjects that deal with graphs, logic, intuition, reasoning, numerical and analytics. Besides academics, he enjoys exercising, staying fit, running and very basic gymnastics.

Nandita Rajhansa
Research Analyst Marcellus Investment Managers
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Nandita has completed her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Fergusson College, Pune. An intuitive problem -solver, she enjoys reading books and articles of multiple genres. She is passionate about finding solutions to real-world problems. She takes a keen interest in wide-ranging subjects in social sciences such as politics and psychology and intends to explore the field of finance in way that incorporates these subjects.

Manissha Kiran
Consultant Protiviti
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She has an exploratory mindset and a keen interest in the pure science subjects, which she studied at the high school level. A logical thinker, she has won many accolades including gold medals for her performance in NSO and IMO. Once an NCC cadet, Manissha has taken part in multiple sporting events – playing volleyball, basketball, and badminton; and has been a member of a multitude of talent clubs ranging from music and drama, to chess and pottery.

Krishna Mohan
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Krishna is a graduate in Commerce from Mumbai University, ranking 2nd in Mumbai University in Accounts in the third year. She is also a CA Final candidate of ICAI, Mumbai and has completed 3 years of articleship in the Assurance department of PwC. She aims to develop a deeper understanding of finance and data analytics and pursue a career in these fields.

Manasvi Iyer
Senior Executive Deloitte
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Manasvi is a BSc. Economics and Finance graduate from the University of London. At college she has topped the Strategy course in her third year and has received an academic achievement award from the University of London for the 2017-18 examination period. She has cleared 2 levels of the CFA examination and will appear for the third next year. She also holds an ATCL diploma in Communication Skills from Trinity College, London.

Aarushi Lunia
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Aarushi is a recent graduate from Sophia College for Women (Autonomous), Mumbai University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics as a single major. She has a keen interest in the field of public policy. Having completed an online certificate course in Finance and Stock Markets offered by The Climber in collaboration with IIM Bangalore she has developed interest in the field of finance as well. She also secured first position in the Applied Component (Investment Analysis) category in her second year. She is also enthusiastic about maths. Being one of the organisers for the Security Team during Kaleidoscope, an annual inter-collegiate fest of Sophia College has helped her develop teamwork and time management. Apart from academics, she was also an active member of the organising committee of various ANANYA activities conducted by Economics Department of Sophia College which helped her in learning leadership skills and handling people. She has a keen interest in Economics because of her deep-seated curiosity to know how Economics runs the nation

Adit Thakkar
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Adit holds a Bachelor’s in Commerce from Mithibai College, Mumbai. Adit is keen to learn about and explore the field of finance and economics. He aims at availing the opportunity to learn multidisciplinary skills and work towards a career in finance. He is passionate of football and cricket. He not only follows the major leagues and games but also ensure to participate in the sport himself. He portrays good team building and leadership skills.

Aanchal Dusija
Research Assistant Georgetown University
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Aanchal holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Statistics & Analytics from NMIMS. She developed a keen interest in economics during her undergraduate study. Her proficiency in several coding languages and statistical software programs enabled her to learn Economics by application and experiment. She is driven to pursue a career in finance & economics and is currently appearing for Level 1 of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Aravind Kshemendranath
Regional Sales Executive ZKTeco India
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Aravind is a Triple Major graduate in Economics, Industrial Relations and Sociology from St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Bangalore. He has served as the General Secretary and the Vice-President of the Economics Forum of his college, and the College Ambassador (Josephite Ambassador) for 2 consecutive years. He has presented a paper titled “Artificial Intelligence as a Business Disruptor: Opportunities and Challenges for the Indian Economy” at an International Conference in Sunway College, Malaysia.

Dhruv Jhunjhunwala
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Dhruv completed his undergraduate studies in Economics with a minor in Finance from Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University. He played a crucial role in organizing several college events. He has also interned in Project Finance at Srei Infrastructure Finance Ltd. Upon graduation, he worked as a trainee at VPJ Group (a manufacturing firm). Dhruv spent 8 months at VPJ, where he worked with various departments such as human resources, internal audit, manufacturing and exports. Dhruv has a keen interest in finance and equity markets and follows corporate news very closely. During his time at the academy he wishes to study finance and pursue his career in the same. Dhruv likes running, cooking and solo travelling and in his free time he loves watching interviews of successful entrepreneurs and reading non-fiction.

Eashaan Nair
Associate Ambit Private Limited
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Eashaan has completed his Bachelor of Arts in economics and commerce from Ramnarain Ruia College (Mumbai). He was the topper at the Department of Commerce in his final year of Bachelor of Arts. He holds a diploma in counselling from the Institute for Behavioural Management Sciences (Andhra Pradesh). He has participated in various Model United Nations conferences and has also won an award in the annual college festival ‘Commercium’.

Bhargav Varma
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Bhargav is a graduate of Commerce from SRM University, Chennai. Being an enthusiastic learner has enabled him to develop a strong understanding of various subjects. His undergraduate degree aided him to build a strong and funnel approach to problem solving as well as develop a critical outlook on social and economic issues. Bhargav has presented 3 papers in international conferences on Business, Economics and Knowledge Management. He is the co- founder of Ottoman’s Royally Served, a Turkish restaurant in Chennai. His interests in astronomy, psychology, technology and science has helped him immensely in understanding the future evolution of economics.

Ishu Jaswani
Business Analyst AMN Life Science Pvt. Ltd.
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Ishu graduated with a Bachelors in Commerce (Accounts and Finance) from H.R College of Commerce and Economics. He has also successfully completed Level 1 of CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst). He takes a keen interest in financial markets and routinely invests in the stock market. He is a football player and avid runner, having run several 10k marathons. He is fascinated by human behaviour and psychology.

Gaspar D’Souza
Manager, Treasury front office, Forex and commercial hedging Reliance Industries Limited
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Graduated from St.Xaviers college in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and statistics. He has worked at Think Analytics as an associate data analyst (2017-2018) working with insurance organizations and pharmaceutical manufacturers through which he has developed a deep understanding of the US healthcare market. Gaspar was also a trainee in the Treasury Economics and Strategy department of Reliance industries (2018-2019), writing thematic reports on a range of topics for the chairman’s office.

Hritika Parekh
Behaviour Architech FinalMile Consulting (A Fractal Company)
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Hritika has completed her Bachelors in Arts with a specialisation in Economics from KC College- Mumbai University. When she was first introduced to Economics in school, she found the idea of solving real world problems using theory and logic intellectually stimulating. She has successfully completed 3 grades of Elocution and Drama from Trinity College of London and has been a part of the organising committee of an independent Tedx event.

Arushi Chadha
Incoming Decision Analytics Associate Intern ZS Associates
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Having graduated with an Honors in Economics from the hallowed Shri Ram College of Commerce, she wished to take up the course at MDAE to delve further into the subject and do justice to it. She has a knack for numbers and is proficient in several programming languages. She enjoys playing golf and has a penchant for reading, primarily Indian authors. Some of her favourite authors are Anuja Chauhan, Jhumpa Lahiri and Chitra Banerjee.

Manasvita Dubey
Behavioral Intern FinalMile Consulting
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Manasvita is a keen researcher, an active observer and problem solver. She has completed her graduation in Social Sciences from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Being pragmatic and inquisitive has helped her develop a better and more nuanced understanding of the world and its issues. She wants to strike the right balance between academic and empirical knowledge to form institutions and policies that help people shape and enhance their lives every day.

Madhura Kaledhonkar
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Madhura did her Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Garware College, Pune. She also holds a Diploma in Geo-politics and International Relations. She is working towards getting in depth knowledge in Economics & Politics. Her academic pursuits motivated her to explore career opportunities in the field of Public Policy.

Ketaki Kulkarni
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Fascinated by the applications of economic theories and thoughts to the real-world problems, she aims to learn finance and data analytics through this course and continue her further education in the same direction abroad. Trained in Kathak, she has participated at various cultural events. She is passionate about her culture, and has learnt Sanskrit and Vedic maths.

Jinal Bhanushali
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An Economics graduate from Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce. She has done 2 years internship with S.D Mishra & Co., Goa. Where she was heading the GST team and also was a part of Audit and Assurance team of the firm. A nature lover, she likes to trek and run marathons.

Ayush Gandhi
Equity Research Associate CLSA
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Ayush completed his graduate programme in Economics & Finance under the University of London, with academic direction from the London School of Economics (LSE). He believes that financial economics and data analytics are two essential tools to become an accomplished analyst in the new era. His inclination towards financial markets drove him to intern with the CLSA equity research team where he gained valuable insights of the financial services industry.

Anukriti Tiwari
Research Analyst Dvara Research
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Anukriti, a Commerce graduate from Delhi University, completed her graduation in 2017 and then went on to pursue a Master’s in the same field. During her under graduation, she was a part of the National Service Scheme and helped the organisation in carrying out a lot of social-service events.

Nikhilesh Jha
Data Analyst Harappa Education
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An engineering graduate from Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, he has worked with John Deere for 3 years as Territory Manager in the India Branch Marketing where his portfolio included farm machinery and equipment.

Priya Murali
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Priya, a graduate from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, has a BSc triple major in Economics, Mathematics and Statistics. She has completed projects on sensitive topics like menstrual hygiene of women, women in politics, water awareness programs, and the use of MLA LAD funds of different constituencies in Bangalore. She has interned with Bangalore Political Action Committee (BPAC) and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), and has enhanced skills of using basic statistical tools and Microsoft Office.

Rahul Shekar
Equity Research Analyst IIFL
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Rahul, a graduate of St Joseph’s College, Bangalore, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and International Relations. He credits the Michael Lewis movie ‘The Big Short’ for his love of Economics and is particularly partial to monopolies and their detrimental effects on society. Rahul has his mind set on making a future in International Relations and is also an avid reader of non-fiction, particularly Military History.

Shagun Mandhania
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Born and brought up in Mumbai, she has recently completed her graduation in Accounting and Finance from Thakur College of Science and Commerce. She has been a part of her college cultural committee and also organized Summit’19 for BAF Department of her college.

Shaily Bhansali
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Born and raised in Raipur, she has completed her bachelor’s degree in commerce from the Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics (Mumbai University). An integral part of the co-founding team of Insight’17 (a Pan-Asian business, finance and economics meet), she was one of the foremost members who laid the foundation stone of the fest in its inception year.

Rucha Bedekar
Junior Project and Communications Manager at B4IG Business For Inclusive Growth OECD - OCDE
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Rucha is a graduate of Ramnarain Ruia College with a degree in Economics. She has a minor in History and Political Science. She has been a student of French and German for the past 4 years and has recently taken up learning Japanese as well. She was actively involved in the extra-curricular activities of her college as the head of the Public Relations of her college, and the Marketing head of the Economics Department.

Niharika Agrawal
Committee Member AEclipse
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Niharika graduated from NMIMS University with a BBA (bachelor’s in business administration) with specialization in finance. She is proficient in French and holds certification for clearing three levels of learning by the premier institute of French learning in India called Alliance Francaise. She actively participated in university competitions and fests. She is a fitness and health enthusiast who religiously follows a fitness regime and motivates her peers to be responsible for their health.

Sukant Sindhwani
Consultant ANAROCK
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Sukant has completed his Bachelor’s in Commerce from Jai Hind College, Mumbai. He was an active member of the student council of the college and has completed two internships at Coca Cola and AIESEC respectively. He enjoys playing video games, watching movies, looking at art and reading literature. In the near future, he sees himself at a place where he is constantly learning, growing and most importantly, happy.

Supriya Maheshwari
Equity Investor Self Employed
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Supriya is a graduate in Bachelors of Arts with a specialization in Economics, from SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai. She holds a certificate of merit from the CBSE board for outstanding performance in History in the 12th board examination. She has successfully completed an online certificate course on Globalisation and Culture from NPTEL. She has actively volunteered with “Utkarsh”, her college’s Literary Festival and other events organized by the Economics Department.

Neha Chavan
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Neha has completed her Graduation with a Bachelors in Arts majoring in Economics with econometrics, with a minor in Statistics and Psychology from DG Ruparel College, Mumbai. She has also been vigorously involved with the economics department of her college Economica, organizing the inter collegiate festival Arthotsav where she was the department head of Logistics and head of the events “X marks the spot” and “looking for Pleiades”. She has previously interned with a start-up firm, Rob capital.

Shruti Vasudevan
Senior Analyst Swaniti Initiative
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Shruti Vasudevan is a graduate from Ethiraj College for Women, Madras University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics. She represented her department as the Association Secretary, which taught her greatly about leadership and organisational skills. She has also interned at STEP, The Hindu. Additionally, she has completed a course on financial markets from Finmark Trainers, and on Digitalisation from Concordia College, New York.

Qasim Mahimwala
Founder and Partner ESports Collective
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Qasim completed his graduation in Business Management and Entrepreneurship as a part of the 2+1 program at ISME, Mumbai and York St John University, UK. He appreciates solving complex problems collaboratively and a passion for learning. Qasim aims to use his knowledge in the fields of management and data analytics to eventually become a strategic consultant.

Swastik Todi
Corporate Strategy Manager Cummins Inc
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Swastik is a graduate in commerce with specialization in Accounting from Mumbai University. He is also a CA Final Candidate of ICAI. He has completed 3 years of internship with Lodha & Co, Chartered Accountants, Mumbai where he was a part of the Audit Assurance team of the firm. He has attended a Summer School on “Managerial Accounting and Financial Control” at the London School of Economics, London.

Shailesh Kumar
Analyst Villgro Innovations Foundation
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Sheel Kanodia
Lead Research Analyst Refinitiv, an LSEG business
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A graduate from St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad, Sheel majored in economics and holds a minor in statistics. Hard work and dedication add on to her strengths. She secured 1st Rank in the first year of graduation. She has been a part of the core committees of various college fests and in the prefectorial body of the school. She has also worked with various NGO’s on projects such as Youth Development and Training, campaigns such as Mere Mat Se Mera Mat and Be a Jagrik.

Yash Rathi
Consultant Zinnov
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