Misimi Kakoti


Misimi Kakoti is a consultant with the National Higher Education Resource Centre. She came on-board the NHERC team in July 2018 and has been working on policy research and advocacy, content development, and capacity building in the field of higher education  in India. She has a bachelor’s degree in Geography from Miranda House, University of Delhi and an MA in Development Studies from Ambedkar University Delhi. She has previously worked with ActionAid India.

Pratiksha Khanduri

Programme Specialist

Pratiksha is a Programme Specialist at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Prior to her current role at the NHERC, she worked on the National Water Mission, a program by Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India. She was also part of the conceptualization and implementation team for National Digital Literacy Mission at NASSCOM Foundation. Pratiksha has been the recipient of a Fellowship by U.S. State Department, KCCI fellowship by UNICEF and was also awarded the prestigious K.N. Raj Fellowship at the Delhi School of Economics during her postgraduate education.

Shambhavi Singh

Senior Programme Manager

Shambhavi is a Senior Program Manager at Tata Institute of Social Sciences. She joined TISS in 2016, and has since worked on higher education and school education reforms. Her research interests include: Leadership, System level policy reforms in K-12 and Higher Education, and Corporate Social Responsibility. She has completed numerous research cum intervention and organizational transformation efforts in national and international not for profits. Shambhavi is involved in various aspects of the organization of education leadership programmes under CALEM and HELA, including preparation of content and compilation of resources and pool of resource persons.

Upali Bhattacharya


Upali Bhattacharya has a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Sociology from Lady Shri Ram College for Women and Delhi School of Economics respectively.
She had received the Krishna Raj Summer Fellowship while doing her Masters, which entailed conducting field work and ethnographic research of the weekly markets which take place in Delhi. After doing her Master’s, she interned with SEWA Bharat and worked with ActionAid India.

Komal H. Mayekar

Administrative Manager

Komal H Mayekar is an Administrative Manager for the past four years with National CSR Hub. She is a Commerce Graduate. She works in the office of Director-National CSR Hub. She is involved in administration related work in training and capacity building in National Higher Education Resource Centre (NHERC), Centre for Academic Leadership and Education Management (CALEM), Higher Education Leadership Academy (HELA) Forums, All India Service In-Service Training Course for officers of Indian Administrative Service etc. She also works as a Nodal Officer for Rashtriya Uchhatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) of Maharashtra State Government.

Komal has twenty-one years of experience in administration and co-ordination related work in Training and Capacity building in Indian Institute of Capital Markets (UTI Institute of Capital Markets) as Officer Executive. She also worked for Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd, and Chowgule Industries Ltd.