Dr. Ruchi Mehta is the founding trustee of Consortium for Inclusive Education. She is also head of strategy at Deepak foundation. She is an active Impact investor and a board member of Haqdarshak, a company that provides welfare services to the lower economic section of the society via an assisted-tech model. She did her PhD in Medical Oncology/Surgical Sciences at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Prof Sir Walter Bodmer (Ex-Chairman, Human Genome Project) at the University of Oxford. While at Oxford, she was awarded the Marie Curie Fellowship and the Horatio Symonds Scholarship. She worked in London for 3 years advising the government on health policies and the corporate sector on healthcare investments. She has an undergraduate degree in Chemical and Bioengineering from Johns Hopkins University. While in the USA, she was an active member of Engineers without borders (EWB) and collaborated with South African government bodies and local rotaries to initiate projects for adequate water supply for local deprived communities in South Africa.


Mrs. Shivangi Chitra is an experienced Maths teacher with Post Graduation in Education from London, M.Sc (Hons.) (Statistics) and B.Sc. (Mathematics) with 10 years of teaching experience in London, including leadership roles in some of the top schools of the UK. She started her career as a senior underwriting analyst within the financial services industry in London and then moved on to the education sector. Her focus areas are excellence in teaching & pedagogy, classroom management, data-driven improvements to performance and mentoring newly qualified teachers helping them improve their teaching practice. She has an extensive experience in design and delivery of education interventions. She returned to India and joined the Consortium for Inclusive Education as the Chief Operating Officer.

Sapna Panchal

She has done Postgraduation in Social Work. In total, she has 15 years of experience in the development sector. She played the role of a coordinator in various voluntary organizations of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. She is particularly proficient in community mobilization, communication, networking, and counselling skills. Her primary work has been focused on children and women. Under this, the work of freeing children from malnutrition in urban settlements, connecting them with nutrition centres and education, and establishing community access to the “Right to Education” was done. In addition, gender equality, counseling, mental health related work  has been a major part of her career.  Currently she is the Project Associate at CIE.

Sathya N Project Associate

Sathya Narendran is an educationist who has done her M. Phil in Education from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She has done her research on gender socialisation in Secondary schools in Kerala. She has qualified UGC NET-JRF in Education. She has worked as a field assistant in the research project, Operational Perspectives of Accountability and Learning in schools in Mumbai which was conducted by the University of Bath, UK. She has interned as a content developer in the English language team of the digital flagship programme called Connected Learning Initiative, wherein, she developed content for the Teacher Professional Development module in a digital learning app for English teachers of Secondary schools. She is passionate about gender equality and empowering all children through inclusive education. She is currently working as a Project Associate in the Consortium for Inclusive Education. Her expertise is in research and development, project management, social media and communication.