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P3E Alums Speak

  • Vinay Venkatraman (Columbia University, New York)

    The P3E program enabled me to interact with policy experts I’ve followed for years. Great balance of field visits, that help shed preconceived notions; participative classroom and Webinar sessions, that shaped my critical thinking through rigorous discussions and the “Hands On Project” (HOP) that help us experience governance from a practitioner’s perspective. The delegates and the VIF team are extremely supportive and fun and I’ve made many friends.

  • Neha Nagpal (Consultant, PwC)

    I joined the first edition of P3E in January and I have to say that it is truly one of the best part-time public policy programmes out there! The programme has a diverse blend of academically bent lectures, interactive sessions, and panel discussions to understand the policy-making space with various kinds of stakeholders in the industry. It combines theoretical learning with practical application through a variety of activities and especially the Hands-on project, which gave us the exposure while working with a bureaucrat on areas of national policy priorities.

  • Susmita Sinha (Founder, LocalFeedback.org)

    P3E is a novel idea in policy education! The quality and mix of speakers, teachers as well as peers in the cohort is top notch! The highlight being the “hands-on project” where we solve actual challenges and closely observe how government functions. The course is rigorous, so be up for it!

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  • Mandira Popat

    2019 Monsoon Batch – Mandira has education in Marketing (MBA Marketing, NMIMS Mumbai), with sales and marketing experience in the FMCG sector for the likes of Unilever and Coca Cola, followed by entrepreneurial experience building an online retail business in Nigeria. She currently provides freelance digital marketing services to start-ups and small businesses. Her areas of passion are sustainable development, good governance, education and improving the lives of Indians from all echelons of society.

  • Mitul Jhaveri

    2019 Monsoon Batch – Currently engaged with Sattva, a social impact consulting and implementation firm, he works on skill development and non-profit capacity building initiatives. He has previously engaged with Digital Impact Square, TEDx and Office of the MP, Jodhpur. He is also a passionate photographer and likes to learn Indic grassroots knowledge. A big believer of policy, technology and behaviour change, he wants to leverage these for creating impact.

  • Lt. Col. Raghav

    2019 Monsoon Batch – Raghav is a career armed forces officer. He is interested in geopolitics, IR, security, information operations and politics. He has been a Kautilya Fellow in India Foundation & has done a graduate certificate program in strategic studies from Takshashila Foundation. He has a masters degree in Military Studies & is currently pursuing another masters degree in strategic studies. His hobbies include reading, writing, ideation and travel.

  • Viraj Gada

    2019 Winter Batch – Viraj is a graduate in production engineering and currently leads the Indian sub-continent for GOGLA – a global industry association of off-grid solar companies. He has worked for – ZS Associates; Greenlight Planet and KisanKraft. He has also led his own social business – GramGati focused on rural distribution in India. He has travelled across all 29 states in India and 12 other countries in the world, and aspires to be part of the Civil Services fraternity.

  • Shahzor Khan

    2019 Monsoon Batch – Shahzor is a Software Engineer by profession with 7+ yrs experience in this area. Planning a transition in career to public policy analysis and development, he is currently pursuing courses in Economics and Public Policy. He is interested in the economics of the development sector, especially in employment generation policies.

Programme Wonks

  • Susmita Sinha

    2019 Winter Batch – Susmita has a background in urban redevelopment, asset valuation, real estate, project management, architectural design and digital marketing. Presently she is the organizer of “The Home Connect Contest” and founder of LocalFeedback.Org, an online portal for urban and rural infrastructure. She likes to spend her time reading, running, traveling, and bringing about change in whatever capacity she can.
  • Vinay Venkatraman

    2019 Winter Batch – Vinay seeks to increase participatory governance at the local level as he hopes that it can help rationalize expenditure while improving outcomes. With a firm belief that empathy and empowerment can ease bottlenecks in social impact initiatives, he has connected and wishes to continue connecting (aspiring) change agents to find solutions, as would a butterfly, while cross pollinating in a flower garden.

  • Shivam Patel

    2019 Winter Batch – Shivam is a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. He is an aviation enthusiast and has a Private Pilot Licence from the United States. He was involved in the Gujarat State Assembly Election, 2017 and worked with industrialist Mr. Dhanjibhai Patel (Member of Legislative Assembly, Gujarat). He holds a keen interest in international relations and public policy.
  • Vignesh Venkatachalam

    2019 Winter Batch – Vignesh is an engineer by education and data scientist by profession and seeks to work at the intersection of Data Science and Public Policy. With a penchant for elucidate writing and new languages, he is driven by the Japanese concept of Ikigai, which drives one to do what one loves, is good at, can be paid for and what the world needs. In addition, he is intrigued by the role data and AI can play in System and Organizational Design and its applications in Public Policy.
  • Shivangni Singla

    2019 Monsoon Batch – Shivangni Singla is currently working in her family business in E-commerce. She has been a civil services aspirant.

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