Master of Arts, Natural Resources & Governance (Gold Medalist) • Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Bachelor of Business Administration (Distinction) • Maharaja Agrasen Institute
Tushar graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration from GGSIP University, Delhi, India. His areas of interest comprised of economics, finance and international trade. He realized the need to gain a better understanding of the social aspects of environmental resources and hence pursued his masters in ‘Natural Resources & Governance’ from the prestigious Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. He resided in rural parts of India for 8 weeks as part of the experiential learning program, where he used 'participatory rural appraisal' tools such as social mapping, resource mapping, transect walks, problem matrix. Tushar worked in a diverse group to conduct the IFRI (International Forestry and Research Institute) survey to understand the resource-dependency pattern on the nearby reserve forest and revenue waste land. He analysed the robustness of the institutional governance systems using IAD (Institutional Analysis and Development) framework and the findings were shared with the participants of the study.
Tushar was involved in a number of exciting internships. At National Institute of Disaster Management, he conducted primary research to understand the phenomenon of urban flooding in the state of Bihar. At Amnesty International, he was involved in scrutinizing the dilution of labour laws & relief packages during COVID 19 pandemic in India using secondary data. At SAGE Sustainability, he prepared a comparative report on the SDG Index of the sub national performance of Indian states. In the final year, Tushar gained hands on experience on carbon offset projects while working on a part time basis with a couple of sustainability consulting startups. He was responsible for drafting project documents in line with ‘land use & land use change’ & ‘energy efficiency’ guidance methodologies for issuance of Gold Standard emission reduction certificates. He coordinated with clients and stakeholders, estimated emission reductions, designed baseline & project surveys, questionnaires and presentations. He gained crucial practical exposure to author his dissertation on “Project Characteristics Affecting Issuance of Emission Reduction Certificates in Voluntary Carbon Markets’. The theoretical knowledge of systems thinking, environmental economics and social justice, combined with practical experience made him identify the need to engage in the future with organizations driving finance towards sustainability.
Tushar loves to exchange ideas with new people, try different food and learn about new cultures. He devoted his down time between the university soccer team and the classical musical group. He spends any spare time left sketching, trekking and listening to podcasts.