Mr.Shobhit, Co-founder and Executive Director of Vision India Foundation (VIF)
Shobhit is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Vision India Foundation (VIF), a non-profit initiative in the field of Public Policy and Governance, offering the brightest youth of the country, avenues to participate in the modern nation-building movement.
An alumnus of IIT-Bombay and an MBA in Public Policy from the Indian School of Business (ISB) – Hyderabad, Shobhit started his journey in Public Policy and Governance in January 2010 when he set up the Hyderabad chapter of Youth for Seva (YFS), a volunteering platform for youth who want to take active role in community development. The National Organizing Secretary at YFS, Shobhit was instrumental in expanding the footprint of the YFS to 7 cities in India.
In late 2014, Shobhit set up Vision India Foundation along with his former colleagues at IIT-B to focus on policy research, training and engagement of young talent in Public Policy and Governance space. Today, VIF is a unique platform that mentors and trains youth from across the nation for them to be able to engage with high-impact change-makers including the parliamentarians, legislators and public sector officials. At VIF, Shobhit has conducted numerous projects on e-governance, Rural Development, Education, Local Governance and more in different parts of the country. Through programs like Policy BootCamp, Fellowships, and Good Governance Yatra, VIF provides a platform for brightest youth of the country to engage in nation-building.
In his prior assignments, Shobhit has served as a Seva Intern in Surinam in South America. Earlier, he worked at Amazon.com in Seattle, USA, for 3.5 years before returning back to serve his country. Shobhit has an excellent academic record and was ranked 72nd in the all-India IIT entrance examination. He completed his B Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay in 2004 and then earned his MS in Computer Science from University of Washington in 2006.
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