Age: 23 Home Town: Jaipur, Rajasthan Education: Birla Institute of Science and Technology, Pilani- B.E.Hons in Civil Engineering Specific Field Interests: Technology in Social Enterprise, Education and Livelihood Placement: Anudip Foundation (Kolkata, West Bengal) Area of Focus: Livelihood
Highlights: Abhishek graduated from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, with a degree in civil engineering. It was a well-rounded experience where he had the opportunity to get involved in many extracurricular activities and be exposed to a great ecosystem of entrepreneurs. Soon after college, He embarked upon a 'journey of awakening' or Jagriti Yatra around India on a 'live-in' train along with 500 young entrepreneurs to study innovative social enterprises and their grassroots impact. Here, he learnt multi-dimensional approaches to entrepreneurship through the collective experience of people from diverse backgrounds and industry sectors.
He began his career in the IT industry to build on his engineering education and acquire a foundation in technology management. In parallel, he also volunteered for an education technology (EduTech) research project which aimed to pioneer 'mobile learning' for low cost private schools in India. He became drawn towards understanding the role of technology to make any social enterprise model more efficient and sustainable. And now as an AIF fellow working with the Anudip Foundation, he is excited to explore the application of technology in the livelihood sector.
With regards to his personal interests, he loves photography, writing photo stories, meeting new people and dancing.