019, School of Engineering and Applied Science
Mohd Tarique, an Ashoka Fellow, teaches at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and leads KOSHISH, institute’s field action project on urban poverty & destitution. KOSHISH primarily works on the protection and rehabilitation of urban homeless, including persons engaged in beggary. He has served on various government and court appointed committees including Supreme Court appointed Monitoring Committee for Shelters for Urban Homeless, Special Committee constituted by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India (MSJ&E) to draft the Central Destitution Bill, Social Audit Advisory Board constituted by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, Chhattisgarh State Planning Commission’s Task Force on Social Protection, Consultative Committee of Department of Women and Child Development, Maharashtra, Expert Group appointed by Delhi High Court to assess government hospitals, Tamil Nadu government’s Expert Group on State Policy for Homeless persons with mental illness and Maharashtra government’s Committee to develop SoP for Social Audits of Schemes for Social Protection, Assistance and Justice. He was awarded the prestigious Ashoka Fellowship in 2012 for his innovative leadership and Social Entrepreneurship. He was also listed by Forbes India as part of young Achievers making significant contributions in their respective fields. A firm believer in youth, he practices ‘Systems Approach’ while seeking inclusive and accountable governance, especially on the issues of social protection and justice.
Professor Darshini Mahadevia is a well-known scholar whose research focuses on equity concerns within urban policies relating to climate change adaptation and mitigation, and human and general development. She received her doctoral degree in Urban and Regional Development from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Currently, she is looking at urban data systems, their mapping, and whether urban development dynamics are sustainable and equitable.