Board of Advisors
Prof A S Kolaskar | Vice Chancellor, The Neotia University
A career of over 31 years marked by numerous accomplishments in bioinformatics research, teaching, mentoring, higher education reforms and managing large institutions. He was the former Vice Chancellor, University of Pune and later KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar. He was a Former Advisor, National Knowledge Commission, formulating recommendations to the Hon’ble Prime Minister.
Rajeev Mehtani | Founder & CEO, Yatis Telematics
Rajeev is the Founder & CEO of an innovative start-up in the automotive IoT space. He has more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry and has run business and development centers for large European and US multinationals across the globe. Prior to Yatis, he was the country head for Cypress Semiconductor. He previously held a wide variety of positions at NXP and Philips Semiconductors, including design engineering, corporate marketing and managing business units.
Meghna Bhutoria | Founder & CEO
Meghna started MakersLoft in 2015 with the goal to creating opportunities for hands-on learning and joy of making for as many children and adults as possible. She has an MBA from INSEAD and 15 yrs of experience in Marketing & Strategy roles in MNCs working in Switzerland, US and India.
To know more about Meghna’s work as one of the leaders of the Maker Movement in India or contact her for speaking and mentoring opportunities, click here.
Namrata is the creative energy behind MakersLoft. She wears many hats – business development, sales, operations, social media. She run a sustainable clothing brand by the name Biome. She conducts courses for Natural Dyeing and Printing at MakersLoft, in schools and around the country.
Manas has 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in MNCs including Pfizer and GlaxoSmithkline in the US followed by 5 years in India. His professional career started off as a bench scientist and moved on to become a Manager, Business Development head and Director. Manas received his PhD in Molecular Biology from US. For the last few years, Manas has been a consultant to public research institutes in India. At present, he is an academic counsellor, providing mentorship to school students who would like to continue their career development abroad.
Namrata Khetan | 3D Printing & 3D Designing Mentor
Namrata is the resident expert on 3D Designing and Printing. She teaches students 3D designing softwares like Sketchup, Tinkercad etc. She is a 2D/3D Designer with a diploma from Arena Animation and specializes in 3D Modelling. She has proficiency in softwares like Illustrator, Photoshop, Maya, Premiere and After Effects.
Gourab Ghosh| Robotics & Programming Trainer
Gourab is passionate about building Robots to solve real world problems. He studied Computer Science and Engineering from Neotia Institute of Technology Management And Science (NITMAS). He was a finalist at KSHITIJ 2015 Manual Robotics.
Dalia Das | Sales & Administrative Co-ordinator
Dalia completed MBA-HR from Annamalai University and has experience in handling range of responsibilities in HR & Administrative work. She has proficiency to integrate all the activities of our organization for achieving the goals. Creating new Ideas and managing situation by analyzing information, identifying and communication solutions is her passion.
Our Intern Hall of Fame
Abhinav Gandhi | B.Tech student, SRM University
Abhinav is a roboticist and tinkerer. His robots and technology help humans with special abilities to carry out day to day activities with ease. He is also interested in connected devices and socially engaging technology. He spent 6 months at MIT as a visiting student where he was also a teaching assistant for two classes at MIT, which are currently being documented on MIT OpenCourseware. In addition to his love for technology and tinkering, Abhinav also enjoys teaching and motivating his peers about the latest trends in technology.
Karishma Swarup |Undergraduate Student at Brown University
Karishma is pursuing a degree in Geology-Biology at Brown University, USA. When she’s not out in the field looking for plant and rock samples, you’ll probably find her in a theatre, rehearsing for a play or short film. Passionate about the sciences and performing arts, she is fascinated by how creativity links the two fields together.
Dishant Mehta |3D Designer
Our longest standing intern, Dishant studied Digital Design Management at ISD Rubika (Institut Supérieur de Design). At MakersLoft he developed expertise in 3D Printing while leveraging his 3D Designing skills. He also learned Laser Cutting and created several professional projects at MakersLoft.