Head of Programs

Gurkaran Singh Bakshi

I joined the Institute in India as Project Manager in 2017. An alumnus of Delhi University and the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, I began my career in corporate media with the company HCL, but later switched to the development sector. I am a former Fellow of the SBI Foundation Youth for India Fellowship. I am also associated with the BRICS International Forum. Previously, I have worked on exploring innovative ways to improve employment outcomes for educated youth in rural India. My exposure to under-resourced government schools and higher education institutions inspired me to develop research interest for youth participation in decision making. I play cricket and table tennis in my free time.