Debolina Kundu
Director (Additional Charge)

Debjani Ghosh
Associate Professor

Sandeep Thakur
Associate Professor

Paramita Datta Dey
Head (Resources and Waste)

Uday Bhonde
Sr. Program Specialist (Water & Environment)

Utsav Choudhury
Team Leader

Kanak Tiwari
Programme Director - Urban Strategy Unit and Head U20 Technical Secretariat

Nilesh Prakash Rajadhyaksha
Programme Director - Urban Strategy Unit and Head U20 Technical Secretariat

Naim Keruwala
Program Coordinator & Team Lead

Nabamalika Joardar
Head - Innovation Unit

Deep Pahwa
Creative Lead

Victor Rana Shinde
Head-Climate Centre for Cities (C-Cube)

Mahreen Matto
Team Lead

Abhismit Nayak
State Program Officer (Odisha)

Tehan Katar
Graphic Designer

Jyoti Verma
Sr. Research Specialist

Ayushi Govil
Jr. Research Associate

Jyothish Jagannivasan
Regional Lead

Riya Robi
Research Associate

Anirudh Soni
Research Associate

Manpreet Singh
Chief Program Officer

Veronica Quikiumaliu Wijunamai
Program Officer- Learning and Outreach

Ankita Raman
Research Associate

Anusha Mishra
Senior Associate, Urban Strategy Unit

Shashank Mishra
Senior Associate

Himani Verma
Manager, Urban Youth Unit

pravin bhardwaj
Expert-Solid & Liquid Waste Management

Ambika Malhotra

Mukesh Patir
National Project Coordinator

Jitendra Anand
Procurement Specialist

Manju Rajeev Kanchan
Research Associate

Poulomi Paul
Communications Specialist

Pankaj Baweja
Consultant (Finance & Account)

Nukul Sodhi
Jr. Program Associate

Puducheri YashwanthKumar
Senior Associate - Climate

Deepti Mehrotra
Executive Assistant to the Director

Deepshikha Sinha
Program Associate

Vignesvar J
Project Assistant (Urban Management)

Sarayu Madhiyazhagan
Project Officer (Nature Based Solution)

Shinjini Saha
Project Officer

Akruti Murhekar
Program Associate

Gautami Sunil Ghumatkar
Jr. Program Associate

Sumeet Thakur
Project Associate (Digital Expert)

Kriti Nirmal
Jr. Program Associate

Dhvani Trivedi
Urban Designer

Pulkit Acharya
Jr. Program Associate

Ashish Sakat
City Project Coordinator

Motshin Khan
Website Associate (Jr Program Associate)

Arika Garg
Jr Programme Associate (Outreach)

Vardan Mehrotra
Jr Program Associate

Nidhi Rai Jain
Senior Associate

Kaveri Bahure
Program Assistant

Sayak Dutta
Research Associate

Simran Purswani
Research Associate

Pankaj Sharma
Regional Lead

Akshay S
Jr. Research Associate

Risha Singh
Research Associate

Shubhi Chawla
Jr. Research Associate

Gaurav Verma
Research Associate

Ajoe Alexander
Program Associate

Mandvi Misra
Program Associate (Geo-statistical Analyst)

Kapil Kumar

Rahul Sharma
Business Analyst

Mehak Aggarwal
Research Specialist

Avi Chhabra
Business Analyst

Aparna Dwivedi
Communications Specialist

Abhijeet Verma
Business analyst

Satarupa Roy
Program Associate (Knowledge Management)

Tarini Gupta
Associate, Urban Strategy Unit

Vaishnavi  T G Shankar

Rahul Sachdeva
Sr. Program Specialist

Raman Kumar Singh
Sr. Urban Development Specialist

Ruchi Gupta
Team Lead - Urban Strategy Unit, NIUA

Sarath Babu M G
Lead (Technology, Data Solutions and Innovation)

Sarika Chakravarty
Team Lead - UrbanShift Country Project

Sonali Mehra
Research Associate(NG)

Varsha Singh
Specialist - Knowledge Management and Communications

Priyanka Mehra
Lead (City Outreach & Support)

Monika Prashant Nair
Personal Assistant (PA) to the Director

Inder Kumar
PS to Director

Kanika Bansal
Lead- Universal Design and Inclusion

Anna Brittas
Research Associate

Shantanu Kumar Padhi
Senior Program Officer - Technical

Anshul Abbasi
Lead (Policy and Planning)

Preeti Rakesh Shukla
Design Associate

Anirban Bera
Software Developer

Banibrata Choudhury
Research Associate(NG)

Bhavnesh Bhanot
Senion Graphic Designer

Devender Singh Rawat
Communication Associate (Design)

Durga Prasad Gupta
Senior Accountant

Pragya Sharma
Project Manager

Kaustubh Parihar
Project Associate (NG)

Lovlesh Sharma
Sr. Water & Infrastructure specialist

Md Asif Raza
Program Officer

Naveen Dangi
Manager - Operations

Nikita Madan
Research Associate(NG)

Pawan Sharma
Project Coordinator - UrbanShift Country Project

Manish Sharma
Product Manager - UPYOG

Abhisikha Das
Program Associate

Juhi Sah
Program Associate

Abhijeet Mishra
Sr Web Developer

Priya Upadhyay
Sr. Program Associate (Standards)

Punit Gandhi
Lead (Projects), Climate Centre for Cities

Sreenandini Banerjee
Program Manager

Shri Hardeep Singh Puri

Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs | Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas

Shri. Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon’ble Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs was born in Delhi on 15 February 1952. He did his BA (Hons) History from Hindu College, University of Delhi and was placed first in order of Merit in 1971 and completed his MA(History) 1973 in the First Division.

Shri. Hardeep Singh Puri served on three occasions as a member of India’s delegation to the GATT/United Nations in Geneva including as Ambassador and Permanent Representative from 2002 to 2005. He was the President of the United Nations Security Council in August 2011 and November 2012 and Chairman of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee in 2011-2012.

Shri Kaushal Kishore

Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs

Shri Kaushal Kishore, Hon'ble Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs was born in Lucknow on 25 January 1960. He completed higher secondary from Kalicharan Inter College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. He has served as Member of Legislative Assembly, Uttar Pradesh Minister of State, Gov. of Uttar Pradesh Member of Standing Committee on Home Affairs; Consultative Committee in Ministry of Labour Employment; Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice Standing Committee on Water Resources Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Shri Manoj Joshi

IAS, Secretary | Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Shri Manoj Joshi, IAS presently holds the position of Secretary at Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India. Earlier, he was Special Secretary at Ministry of Food Processing Industries. He has also worked as Principal secretary at Finance department, Kerala; Joint Secretary at Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions; Secretary Director at Port department and PWD; and has served across various other departments.

Shri. Manoj Joshi is an Mechanical Engineer and has also completed his PG Diploma in Management.

Shri Satinder Pal Singh

Additional Secretary to Government of India, MoHUA, VICE-PRESIDENT

Shri Satinder Pal Singh, Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is an IPS Officer of 1995 batch from Himachal Pradesh cadre is a post graduate in Law from Brunel University, London. Shri Singh also holds a Master’s degree in Police Management from Osmania University, Hyderabad. He has served in senior positions in the State Government of Himachal Pradesh, including as head of the State Anti-Corruption & Vigilance Bureau. Prior to his present posting as Additional Secretary in the MoHUA, Shri Singh has also served as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Director in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.

Shri Rahul Kapoor

Director, Smart Cities Mission | Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Govt of India

Shri. Rahul Kapoor is an officer of Indian Railway Accounts Service and is currently working as a Director in the Smart Cities Mission in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. He oversees the operational issues related to implementation of Smart Cities Mission projects and has been involved in program design of various initiatives of the Ministry related to innovation, capacity building, standardization, liveability, and governance of Smart Cities.

Shri. Rahul Kapoor has worked as Director (Banking) in the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance. As Director Finance in the Ministry of Railways, he has gained expertise in design and implementation of Public Private Partnership projects and framing of innovative schemes for non-fare revenue generation. Shri. Rahul Kapoor has also worked extensively in Rail Land Development Authority on financial appraisal, modelling and management of land development projects.

Shri. Kapoor has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s in Business Economics from University of Delhi.


Shri Satinder Pal Singh

Additional Secretary to Government of India, MoHUA


Shri Sanjeet

Joint Secretary and Financial Advisor

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Mr. Cherian Thomas

National Director World Vision India

Dr. (Mrs.) Jyoti Parikh

Executive Director

Integrated Research Action and Development (IRDAde)

Sh. Rahul

IAS, Commissioner.Amritsar Municipal corporation

Shri A Mallikarjuna

Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority (VMRDA)

Dr. Dinesh H.Brahmbhatt

IAS (Retired)

Dr. O.P Agarwal

Chief Executive Officer

World Resource Institute