Meet our Team

Our Management Team

Rwitwika Bhattacharya

Founder & CEO, Swaniti Initiative

Priyanka Yadav

Program Lead, Swaniti Initiative



Senior Research Associate, Swaniti Initiative

Divya Jain


Senior Associate, Swaniti Initiative

Vishesha Khemka


Senior Associate, Swaniti Initiative

Our Associates

Abdul Rehman

SPARC Associate to Mr. Dinesh Trivedi, Barrackpore (West Bengal) 

Degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, BITS Pilani – Goa; Previously worked as a Senior Analyst at Capgemini

Adhiraj Singh

SPARC Associate to Mr. Harish Meena, Dausa (Rajasthan)

Graduation in BA (History & Economics); Earlier worked at Tough Hope Consultancy

Ayush Sinha

SPARC Associate to Mr. Kesineni Srinivas, Vijayawada (AP) 

Completed Engineering from BIT Mesra; Previous Fellow for SBI Youth For India program

Durga M

SPARC Associate to Mr. K V Reddy, Chevella (Telangana)

Post-Graduated from National Institute of Rural Development; Worked for a project at Commissionerate of Rural Development, Gujarat

Gautam P S

SPARC Associate to Mr. Vincent H Pala, Shillong (Meghalaya) Degree in Engineering, IIT Kanpur; Previously worked at Quality Council of India

Govind K Nedungadi

SPARC Associate to Mr. Y V Subba Reddy, Ongole (Andhra Pradesh)

Postgraduate Diploma at Young India Fellowship, Ashoka University; Worked at Team Computers before

Nakul Nagaraj

SPARC Associate to Mr. Jithender Reddy, Mahbubnagar (Telangana)

Graduated from PES Institute of Technology; Previously employed at Centre for Budget and Policy Studies

Nitesh Bhardwaj

SPARC Associate to Dr. Heena Vijaykumar Gavit, Nandurbar (Maharashtra)

Completed Masters from Doon University; Previous fellow for SBI Youth For India Program

Piyush Kumar

SPARC Associate to Mr. Jagdambika Pal, Domariyaganj (Uttar Pradesh) 

Post-Graduation from Azim Premji University; Completed a project for Samaj Pragati Sahayog Dewas

Prashanth Naidu

SPARC Associate to Mr. Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Saran (Bihar) Degree in Engineering, IIT Kharagpur; Former employee at Fractal Analytics

Rahul Menon K P

SPARC Associate to Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerela)

Engineering from Cochin University of Science & Technology; Worked at Gold Farm previously

Rumani Sheth

SPARC Associate to Shri Narendra Sawaikar, South Goa (Goa)

Completed Post Graduation from National University of Singapore; Previous Fellow for SBI Youth For India program


SPARC Associate to Shri Hansraj Ahir, Chandrapur (Maharashtra) Masters from Tata Institute of Social Sciences; Was part of Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action, Delhi

Sandhra Jose 

SPARC Associate to Mr. Gaurav Gogoi, Kaliabor (Assam) Post-Graduated from National Institute of Rural Development; Worked at Rajasthan State Rural Livelihood Mission

Shivika Solanki

SPARC Associate to Mr. P.D. Rai, Sikkim

Post Graduated from IIT Bombay; Previously worked for a project at VNV Advisory Services

Shubhranshu Suman

SPARC Associate to Mr. Nishikant Dubey, Godda (Jharkhand)

Graduated from NIT Tiruchirappalli; Formerly employed at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

Siddharth Vashist

SPARC Associate to Mr. Anurag Thakur, Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh) 

Graduated from NIT Trichy; Worked for Gram Vikas in the past

Toshant Kargwal

SPARC Associate to Dr. Sanjay Jaiswal, West Champaran (Bihar) Post-Graduated from National Institute of Rural Development; Worked for a project undertaken by Rajasthan Grameen Aajeevika Vikas Parishad


SPARC Associate to Dr. Kambhampati Hari Babu, Visakhapatnam  

Masters in Local Governance from Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development ; passionate about advocating decentralisation and community development.

Vamsi Viraj

SPARC Associate to Shri Ram Mohan Naidu Srikakulam  MA in Economics from IIT Madras ; worked as a Research Assistant studying Rayalaseema Factionism.


SPARC Associate to Shri Chirag Paswan, Jamui (Bihar) B.Tech from BITS Pilani; has worked with Flipkart, Tracxn and Capillary Technologies.

Bhavna Srivastava

SPARC Associate to Dr. Arun Kumar ,  Jahanabad ( Bihar )  Engineering degree; worked  at Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Pranjal Singh

SPARC Associate to Shri Ram Tahal Choudhary; 

He graduated in Economics from Presidency University, Kolkata.

Mohan Sai Dutt

SPARC Associate to shri Vinod Kumar Boianapalli Karimnagar B. Tech from IIT, Madras ; worked as a market analyst and software developer with Capgemini Consulting , worked in a Education based NGO 

Nirmalya Kanungo

SPARC Associate to Dr.Prabhas Kumar Bargarh ( Odisha )  MBA from Rural Management from XIMB ;  loves to work
in different regions and secretly identifies himself as a nomad

Renu Mishra

SPARC Associate to Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh Kandhamal (Odisha) Bachelors in Biotechnology from Vinoba Bhave University ; worked in rural Rajasthan as a Gandhi Fellow Since worked in the field of education

Anupam Ghosh  Chowdhary   

SPARC Associate to Rdha Mohan Singh East Champaran graduated from National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj ; earlier worked as a young professional in Himachal Pradesh ; loves to engage with communities in rural areas

Hitesh Tondak

SPARC Associate to Ram Kripal Yadav  Patliputra ( Bihar )  B. Tech form UP ; worked for TCSL and volunteered at
Make a Difference

 Aastha Narang

SPARC Associate to Pinaki Misra in Puri,  (Odisha ) Post Graduate in Liberal Studies from Ashoka University. Preceded by B.Com (Hons.) from University of Delhi.She dreams and believes in inclusiveness and participatory democracy.

 Asis Kumar Thakur

SPARC Associate to Jual Oram in Sundargarh,  (Odisha) Masters in Local Governance from Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur.  Worked as Research Consultant at J-Pal South Asia. He also worked as State coordinator of Youth empowerment initiative of GoI and GoOdisha 

 Deepak Reddy

SPARC Associate to Jaya Dev Galla in Guntur,  (Andhra Pradesh ) Masters in Economics and worked in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra as a Gandhi Fellow. He is extremely passionate about Youth, Education and Dairy Farming.