Committee


Sunit Patel

President

Sunit Patel is currently pursuing a DPhil at the University of Oxford. His research interests include the intersection between religious movements and political power, Indian intellectual history, and the early modern world. He is also leading the Oxford India Speaker Series which promises to attracts specialists and leaders to examine various topics ranging from business, media, politics to culture pertaining to India.

Utsav Popat

Treasurer

Utsav is a 2nd Year undergraduate reading Mathematics and Computer Science at Balliol College. Translation: He shares a love-hate relationship with his laptop most of the time, though he does resolve differences right before a problem sheet is due. He comes to this position with great expectations to match - after all, what else can be expected of a Gujju from Bombay?

Sudhanshu Kaushik

Secretary

Sudhanshu Kaushik is currently pursuing an MSc degree in Modern South Asia at Wolfson College. He wants to be happy yesterday, caffeinated today, and helping people tomorrow. With OIS, Sudhanshu hopes to organise events that create a community of diverse Indians at Oxford and shed light on contemporary Indian topics. You can contact him on Facebook/Twitter or send him an email to discuss India, events and (most importantly) Bollywood.

Madhav Kumar

Events

Madhav is a post-doc in Material science and engineering. He is an experimentalist and works on advanced nanoelectronic engineering. He is the international representative of Linacre College. As a member of the events team in OIS he is interested in organizing various events and making them successful.

Sparshita Dey

Events

Sparshita is currently in her second year, reading Physics at St. John's College.

Maruthi Malladi

Events

Maruthi is a 4th year undergraduate studying Engineering Sciences. He is specialising into mechanical engineering. He was born in Hyderabad and has grown up partially in India and the UK. Maruthi is an amateur Carantic vocalist and violinist. In his free time he likes to play cricket, squash, experiment cooking and hang out with fellow peers. He would like to see the Oxford India Society act as a platform for all Indians to share experiences and discussions on current affairs.

Soumya Mishra

External Relations

Soumya Mishra is a DPhil. student at the Queen Elizabeth House, Department of International Development. She currently manages the Oxford India Policy Blog and is Secretary, Oxford Odissi Centre.

Soham Bandyopadhay

Sports

3rd year medic. Here to listen to your sporting requests and try my best to make them a reality.

Utsav Popat

IT

Utsav is a 2nd Year undergraduate reading Mathematics and Computer Science at Balliol College. Translation: He shares a love-hate relationship with his laptop most of the time, though he does resolve differences right before a problem sheet is due. He manages the OIS website and hence, can often be seen coaxing the code to work. If you have any queries, suggestions or bugs (please no!), then please email him.