Editors and Contributors

Accelerating Access to Quality Education

Content from the Brookings Institution India Center is now archived. After seven years of an impactful partnership, as of September 11, 2020, Brookings India is now the Centre for Social and Economic Progress, an independent public policy institution based in India.



  • SUBIR GOKARN, Director of Research at Brookings India
  • ROHAN SANDHU, Research Assistant at Brookings India




  • IAN ANDERSON, Head of Education Ventures at Ark
  • KATE ANDERSON, Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institution
  • SHWETA ANAND ARORA, Director of The Education Alliance 
  • UNMESH BRAHME, Yale World Fellow and Country Director, Room to Read India 
  • KRUTI BHARUCHA, Country Director (India) at Ark 
  • POOJA BHATT, Independent Consultant, and most recently Asia Lead for Accenture Development Partnerships 
  • SHALINI CHANDRA, Director, Pedagogy, at the Study Hall Education Foundation, Lucknow 
  • ANNE-MUNT DAVIES, Programme Director of the Indian School Leadership Institute 
  • ASHISH DHAWAN, Founder and CEO of the Central Square Foundation 
  • AMBIKA GULATI, Middle School Head and faculty member in the Economics department at Sanskriti School, New Delhi 
  • SHARATH JEEVAN, Founder and CEO of STIR Education 
  • VINOD KARATE, India Programme and Partnerships Director at STIR Education 
  • SHIV VIKRAM KHEMKA, Executive Chairman of The Global Education & Leadership Foundation, and Vice Chairman of the SUN Group
  • RAJESH MALHOTRA, founding member of the National Independent Schools Alliance and the School Leader of Sainath Public School 
  • VENKATESH MALUR, President of the Sampark Foundation 
  • MAYA MENON, Founder Director of The Teacher Foundation 
  • RUPAL NAYAR, Co-Founder of Zaya 
  • SHAMIKA RAVI, Fellow, Development Economics at Brookings India, and Fellow in the Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution 
  • DEVANIK SAHA, former fellow, Teach for India, has worked with STIR Education, Naandi Foundation and Monitor Deloitte 
  • URVASHI SAHNI, Founder and Chief Executive of the Study Hall Education Foundation and Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution 
  • SAMEER SAMPAT, Executive Director of the Indian School Leadership Institute 
  • VYJAYANTHI SANKAR, Senior Consultant with the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution 
  • JAMES TOWNSEND, Chief Programme Officer at STIR Education 
  • AMITAV VIRMANI, Chief Executive Officer of The Education Alliance 
  • SNEHLATA YADAV, primary school teacher at a South Delhi Municipal Cooperation School, in Andrews Ganj, New Delhi