Prof. Chetan S. Solanki
Principal Investigator
An Associate Professor at the Department of Energy Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay, Dr. Chetan Singh Solanki received his doctoral degree from IMEC (Interuniversity Micro-electronics Center), Belgium in 2004. He is the principal investigator of the project.
Email: chetanss@iitb.ac.in
Prof. N.C Narayanan
Principal Investigator
A Professor at CTARA (Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas), Dr. Narayanan has a Phd. in Developmental Studies from the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands. He is interested in scaling up decentralised and appropriate technologies and is coordinating the research on documenting the learnings from the project, especially the impact. Email: ncnsolar@gmail.com
Prof. Jayendran V
Co-Principal Investigator
An Associate Professor at the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at IIT Bombay, his interests are in operations research, supply chain management and simulation. In Million SoUL, he works on operational excellence and research.
Email: jay.venkateswaran@gmail.com
Prof. Chetan S. Solanki
Investigator
An Assistant Professor at the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay, he specializes in Digital Film-making, Photography and Cinematography.
Email: sudesh@iitb.ac.in
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Abhilasha Chauhan
Project Manager
With an MSc. in Botany, She is the overall project in-charge.
Email: abhimaanas@gmail.com
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Lalita Joshi
Senior Research Manager
With an M.Phil in Sociology, she has worked in the development sector for 17 years. In Million SoUL, she coordinates with NGO partners and IIT Bombay field officers in 3 states, and also co-ordinates research and concurrent evaluation.
Email: lalitajos@gmail.com
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Purva P. Jamsandekar
Manager - Operations
With a B.Com and more than 10 years experience, she handles Tally, co-ordinates payments, defective components and Sales Data.
Email: jampurva@gmail.com
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Gaurav Mestry
Sr. Project Assistant - Operations
With Masters in Management Studies, he takes care of quality inspections, management training, and operations management.
Email: gaurav.mestrysoul@gmail.com
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Makrand Jadhav
Assistant Manager - Operations
With a B.Com, he co-ordinates Tally training and Tally operations.
Email: makrandj23@gmail.com
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Nalina Venkatramani
System Administrator
With a B.E in Electronics and Instrumentation, she has worked in the IT field as system administrator and software tester. In Million SoUL, she takes care of the server and database.
Email: vnalina@iitb.ac.in
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Sagar Pandurang Badhe
Sr.Project Assistant
With an MBA in Finance, he takes care of the overall project administration.
Email: sagarbadhe1989@gmail.com
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Fanny Shiju
Manager - Supply
Her interests are in Managing Operations and Supply Chain Management. In Million SoUL, she works on Supply Chain and managing other operational activities of the project.
Email: fannyshiju@gmail.com
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Raghuvendra Narayan
Technical Assistant
With a background in Industrial Training Institutes (ITI), he is the overall technical in-charge.
Email: raghuvendarm220@gmail.com
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Jivita Poojari
Senior Accountant
With a Masters in Finance, she looks after all finance and account related work.
Email: jivitapoojari@gmail.com
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Alka Chavan
Sr.Project Assistant(Accountant)
With an M.Com in Finance, she looks after all finance and accounts related work.
Email: alkat927@gmail.com
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Ramesh Palande
Project Attendant
With over 14 years work experience in IIT Bombay, he works on the day to day administration of the office.
Email: palande.rn@gmail.com
Sushant Padhy
Sr.Project Assistant
With a MSc in Computer Science,In Million SoUL, he takes care of application design and development also website design.
Email: sushantsoul@gmail.com
Rojin Varghese
Project Engineer
B.Tech in Information Technology and currently pursuing M.Tech with specialization in Data Analysis. Area of interset : Data Analysis, Big Data, Data Visualization, Machine Learnig, Optimization Methods. In Million SoUL, he is responsible for all Application development and maintenance.
Email: rojinva.iitb@gmail.com
Nikita Arora
Research Associate
She holds a post graduate degree in Economics with the specialization in Resource and Environmental Economics. She is proficient in performing quantitative data analysis using statistical software STATA. In Million SoUL, she is responsible for primary data research and analysis.
Email: nikita.arora1007@gmail.com
Sejal Katrat
Project Attendant
With a graduate degree and experience in book keeping, she is responsible for the data entry of the impact assessment household survey questionnaire.
Email: sejalkatrad@gmail.com
Jigar Panot
Project Engineer
B.tech in Aerospace Engineering, IIT Madras and Minor in Industrial engineering (Interests: Operations research, Analytics)Operations Excellence, Sustainability assessment.
Email: jigs.taurus@gmail.com
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Prashant Roham
Field Officer and Coordinator (Maharashtra)
With more than 7 years experience in rural development, he takes care of Monitoring and Coordination of field level activities in Maharashtra.
Email: rohamprashant@gmail.com
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Gautam Sagalgile
Field Officer
With a Masters in Social Work (MSW) in Community Development, he monitors field activities in Thane district, Maharashtra.
Email: gautam.sagalgile@gmail.com
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Sunil Shelke
Field Officer
With a Masters in Social Work, he monitors field activities in Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra.
Email: sunilshelke198221@gmail.com
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Sunil Kumar Chouhan
Manager - Training and Technical Support
With an M.Tech in Mobile Computing Technology, he trains and provides technical support to field officers.
Email: sunilkumarchouhan@gmail.com
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Pavan Namdev
Manager - Training
With a Masters in Community Development, he is currently pursuing his PhD in social work. In Million SoUL, he works as a trainer (research) and provides support to field officers.
Email: pavan.sambal@gmail.com
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Sobhnath Patel
Field Officer
He monitors field level activities in Narayanganj and Bijadandi in Madhya Pradesh.
Email: somnath333333333@gmail.com
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Rohit Singh
Field Officer
With a Masters in Mass Communication and Masters of Social Work, he monitors the field activities at Shahdol district, Madhya Pradesh.
Email: rohitisdm786@gmail.com
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Rajani Kanta Nag
Field Officer
With a B. Tech in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, he monitors the field activities in Nabarangapur district, Odisha.
Email: rajanikanta.nag@gmail.com
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Brajesh Joshi
Field Officer and Coordinator - Rajasthan
With an MBA in Human Resources and Masters in Social Work, he monitors the field activities in Betul, Madhya Pradesh.
Email: breez.joshi@gmail.com
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Jugal Kishor Nuwal
Field Officer
Currently pursuing his M. Tech in Computer Science and Engineering, he monitors field level activities in Udaipur District, Rajasthan.
Email: jugalkishornuwal.cse14@jecrc.ac.in
Pushpendra Kumar
Field Officer
With a Master in Social Work (MSW) , 8 year experience rural development he monitors field activities in Rajasthan.
Email: pawan021281@gmail.com
Jagdish prasad Choudhary
Field Officer
With a Master in Social Work (MSW) & MA Geography & MA Sociology , 8 year experience rural development he monitors field activities in Rajasthan.
Email: jagdishc1988@gmail.com
mukesh vaishnav
Field Officer
With M.A. sociology ,10 year experience NGO in rural development agriculture, helth, education etc. he monitors field activities in jhadol udaipur rajasthan.
Email: mukeshvaishnav8@gmail.com
Kaushik Ameta
Field Officer
he monitors field activities in rajasthan.
Email: ametakaushik@gmail.com
Vimlendu Mohan Pandey
Field Officer
With Master in Social Work (MSW) and he monitor field activities in Pratapgarh District, Rajasthan
Email: vmohanpandey@gmail.com
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Dharmendra Makwani
Senior Project Manager
With an MBA in International Business, he is pursuing his Ph.D in Management. He is the overall project in-charge.
Email: dmakwani@gmail.com
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Soumya Jain
Research Associate
With an M.Tech in Technology and Development, her interests are in rural development and data analysis. With the research team, her work involves assessing the impact of SoUL on rural households.
Email: soumya.jain21@gmail.com
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Debanjan Sannigrahi
Manager - Training and Technical support
With a B.Tech in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, he is the overall technical and training in-charge.
Email: debanjan.etengg@gmail.com
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Aquib Mogal
Manager - Technical support
With a B.E in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, he has experience in working with Solar Photovoltaic Technology. In Million SoUL, he works on technical improvement, quality inspection and training.
Email: aquib.mogal@gmail.com
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Nikhil Sawal
Research Intern
With a B.Tech in Production Engineering, his role involves analyzing and optimizing data to track the progress of the NGOs and vendors.
Email: nikhil.sawal@ymail.com
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Munish Jain
Coordinator - Madhya Pradesh
With an MBA in Rural Management, he takes care of Monitoring and Coordination of field level activities in all districts of Madhya Pradesh.
Email: munish80@rediffmail.com
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Punya Murty Khristodas
Field Officer and Coordinator - Odisha
With an Msc. in Environmental Science and an interest in social work, he takes care of monitoring and coordination of field level activities in Odisha.
Email: punya.khristodas@gmail.com
Unnati Borade
Project Attendant
With a graduate degree, she helps in the data entry of the impact assessment household survey questionnaire
Email: unnati522@gmail.com
Sharanya Nair
Project Assistant
With a B.Sc Botany, she has experience in coding and handling data. In Million SoUL she handles the overall supervision of data entry
Email: sarannya.ts@gmail.com
Himagiri Sudha MC
Project Assistant
She has a post graduate degree in Econometric. She is responsible for compiling and handling data along with cleaning it.
Email: himagirisudha93@gmail.com
Reena Talawdekar
Project Assistant
She is Monitoring SRC,Coordination with the IP,Field Officers and SRC Managers
Email: vankarreena@gmail.com
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Dheeraj Tiwari
Field Officer
With a B.Com and more than 4 years of work experience, he monitors field activities in Mandla district, Madhya Pradesh.
Email: dheeraj.tiwari107@gmail.com
Radhakrishna dwivedi
Field Officer
With a Master in Social Work (MSW) , he monitors field activities in mandla ghughri and bichiya block ,madhya pradesh
Email: krishnamsw1992@gmail.com
Rakesh Meena
Field Officer
With an B.E. Computer Science & Engg ,My interests in Rural social work.he monitors field activities in Dhar Distt, Madhya Pradesh.
Email: rakeshmiitb@gmail.com
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Manoj Sawle
Field Officer
Currently pursuing his Ph.D., his work involves Monitoring and Coordination of field level activities in Barwani district, Madhya Pradesh.
Email: sawle.manoj@gmail.com
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Krishnapal Singh Chauhan
Field Officer
Currently pursuing his BA first year, he monitors field level activities in Barwani and Khargone districts in Madhya Pradesh.
Email: krishchouhan88@gmail.com
ATISH SADASHIV NAIK
Field Officer
With a B.Sc Horticulture, he monitors field activities in Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra.
Email: atishnaik25@gmail.com
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Anand Lihinar
Manager - Quality Control & Operation Mgmt.
With a double MBA in Finance and Operations, he takes care of quality inspection and operation management.
Email: srbsdivb@gmail.com