Team at CSIP


Ingrid Srinath

Centre Director

Ingrid Srinath is the Director of the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy at Ashoka University. She has been a passionate advocate for human rights, social justice and civil society for the past 19 years. A graduate of the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, Ingrid transitioned from her 12-year career in advertising to the non-profit sector in 1998 with CRY (Child Rights and You), where she was CEO from 2004-08.


Bindi Dharia

Deputy Director

Bindi has previously worked with the Tata Trusts for Grant Relationships Management. Before that she was at the Piramal Foundation for Education Leadership as their program director for Technology. She graduated from Harvard Business School, with a focus in social enterprise and education. Her earlier experience is in the space of engineering and operations with ArcelorMittal. She has an engineering masters from the University of Michigan.


Abhijit Prabhughate

Research Director

Abhijit has worked in the social development space for more than 15 years. He has experience of conducting research on varied thematic areas and has worked in diverse settings – Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), NGOs, and academic institutions. He holds a PhD from Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, MPhil from National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), India and MA from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), India.


Misha Sharma

Senior Manager – Research

Misha Sharma is the Senior Manager of Research at Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy, Ashoka University. Her current role involves leading the research agenda of the centre and producing evidence based knowledge on the Indian philanthropy sector. Previously, she worked as a Project Manager at IFMR LEAD, a research organization where she focused on managing several research projects within the thematic area of financial inclusion. Prior to joining IFMR Lead, Misha worked with Goldman Sachs as an Operations Analyst. Misha holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from University of Edinburgh and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Stella Maris College, Chennai.


Priyadarshini Singh

Senior Manager – Research

Priyadarshini has long standing experience in policy and academic research in the areas of public health, gender, nationalism and electoral participation. She holds a PhD in political science from SOAS, University of London and has recently joined CSIP from PwC India, where she was a Senior Consultant in their social sector practice. She was responsible for project management and business development in the areas of Public Health, Nutrition and Gender. Outside of work, Priyadarshini enjoys trekking and kathak.  


Himakshi Piplani

Manager – Convening and Communications

Himakshi anchors the Centre’s Convening portfolio. Her role involves designing and implementing various convenings, including networks, roundtables and workshops, aimed at strengthening capabilities, collaboration and collective action. She is also the focal point for all Centre communications. Prior to this, Himakshi worked with Arghyam, a water – focused grantmaking foundation, where she led institutional and grantee M&E. She has experience designing and managing grant programs across Asia, Southern Africa, and Eastern Europe, through her work HIV Young Leaders Fund. Himakshi has also served as an advisor to AIDS Fonds, a Dutch philanthropy, on strategy and international grants.


Prerna Seth

Program Manager, Student Engagement

Prerna spearheads the Centre’s student engagement activities and runs the Mother Teresa Fellowship. Prior to this, she has worked in the handicraft sector, organized large-scale independent music festivals, been a content writer and a design thinker. She served as an Indicorps Fellow in 2008, where she spent a year in a remote community in Uttarakhand on an alternative energy and livelihoods project,


Soumya Mohil

Deputy Manager- Strategy and Partnerships

Soumya works as a Deputy Manager-Strategy and Partnerships at Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy.
She worked in a financial services firm for over a year post her graduation. Later she took up the SBI Youth for India fellowship and worked with NGO AKRSP(I) in Madhya Pradesh in setting up a micro enterprise with women of a self-help group. Later she worked with District Administration in Vidisha, MP on implementing Swachh Bharat Mission as a Zila Swachh Bharat Prerak.
Soumya holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University


Tamanna Ranga

Programme Associate- Student Engagement

Tamanna works as Programme Associate (Student Engagement) at the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy, Ashoka University. In her previous stint at Indus Action, she worked around mobilization of grassroots women leaders and building their capacity through a fellowship programme. Tamanna is passionate about adaptive leadership, women empowerment, reading and long walks. She is an alumnus of NIT Kurukshetra.