Associated Faculty

Executive Committee

Varsha Apte

Kameswari Chebrolu

Manoj Prabhakaran

Vinay J. Ribeiro

G. Sivakumar


Saksham Agrawal
Masters Program
Kaartik Bhushan
Doctoral Program
Debasish Ray Chawdhuri
Doctoral Program
Ravi Kumar Choubey
Doctoral Program
Nishkarsh Gautam
Masters Program
Hrishikesh Jedhe Deshmukh
Undergraduate Program
Sumon Nath
Masters Program
Tejas Rathod
Master’s Program
Shubham Roy
Doctoral Program
S. Durga
Doctoral Program
Nilabha Saha
Undergraduate Program
Naman Sharma
Masters Program
Nikhil Sharma
Master’s Program
Prerna Shukla
Masters Program
Kirti Singh
Masters Program
Jujhaar Singh
Undergraduate Program
Khushang Singla
Undergraduate Program
Mayank Taneja
Doctoral Program
Varun Thakore
Master’s Program
Aman Yadav
Undergraduate Program


Palak Chopra
Karthik Iyer
Divye Kalra
Vikram Kumar
Maël Leproust
Saee Purkar
Ishan Sathe

Program Directorate

Nikita Arora

Program Manager

Nikita joined the IITB Trust Lab as the Program Manager in 2023. Prior to that she was the Vice President (Research, Policy & Documentation) at the Energy Swaraj Foundation.

Anita Deshpande

Project Assistant

Anita brings more than five years of administrative experience gained from various organizations. She holds a Master's degree in Software Engineering.

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Mukul Joshi

Program Director

Mukul Joshi is a successful entrepreneur with 2 decades of experience in software R&D and product engineering. Prior to joining Trust Lab Mukul was a VP at Turing (a Unicorn now) & was a part of its AI/ML leadership. Mukul started his entrepreneurial journey in 2008. His company SpotOn became a boutique/niche software technology and R&D services company that grew organically over a period of 9 years. Mukul exited it in 2018. SpotOn was acquired by Nitor where Mukul worked as a Senior VP of Engineering and Technology for 2.5 years. There he built the technology practice, IP led developments while simultaneously handling the entire Enterprise P&L including Sales, engineering & delivery responsibilities. 

Before starting his Entrepreneurial journey, Mukul worked at GS-Lab, IBM Research Lab and Persistent Systems.

Sunita Narvekar

Administrative Assisstant

Sunita brings a strong background in service desk management and office administration. In her previous role at IRCC, IIT Bombay, she gained valuable experience in "Support and Development of ERP System." She holds a B.Sc in Information Technology from the University of Mumbai.

Sharba Sen

Marketing and Communications Manager

Sharba has over 15 years of experience in writing in both digital and print media. She started her career in a national daily; dabbled in instructional design for a while before moving on to technical writing. Prior to joining the IITB Trust Lab, she worked in a number of roles in various organizations such as The Statesman, Tata Interactive Systems, Adobe Inc, Lionbridge Technologies, and the IIT Bombay Alumni Association. Her portfolio of work includes news reports, e-learning courses, white papers, user manuals, e-magazines, newsletters, website pages, annual reports, and Class Yearbooks. Sharba holds an MA in English Literature from Jadavpur University, a Diploma in Book Publishing from the University of Calcutta, and an MA in Technical Writing from Texas Tech University, USA.