Core team

Name: Amar Jyoti Saikia
Current Profession:Consultant Principal Architect, Morgan Stanley
Educational background: B.Tech, NIT Durgapur

Presently working in Bangalore, did his HSLC in the year 1999 from Govt Boys H.S.School(Nagaon) securing 19th position in Assam , H.S. from Cotton College(Guwahati) and engineering from NIT Durgapur.As a software engineer, he had worked for various MNCs including PayPal, Actiance, Mongan Stanley etc. Using his vast experience in software, he had developed Xomidhan website and currently heads the software devision of Xomidhan.

Name:Manjit Nath
Counsellor for:General query, preparation for job/interview
Educational background: Master of Public Policy (University of Oxford), B.Tech (NIT Durgapur)

Manjit was born and brought up in Agia, a small village in Goalpara, Assam. He was a rank holder in 10th Assam Board before completing his 10+2 from Cotton College, Guwahati. Manjit completed his Bachelor degree in Computer Science from NIT Durgapur in 2007. Then he worked with Microsoft India for 4.5 years and Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India for 2 years. Manjit has been very passionate with Social Entrepreneurship. He has set-up MNM Trust in his father's memory and started a home library at his village. Apart from volunteering different NGOs like ILP, Room-To-Read, CRY , Manjit was facilitator and Selection panel member of Tata Jagriti Yatra. Always passionate about literature , Manjit is a founding member of E-Jonaki-Jug and XAHITYA.org. In 2013, he went to Blavatnik School of Government (University of Oxford) and completed his Masters in Public Policy with full scholarship.

Name: Nidarshana Saikia Das
Counsellor for:Careers in Writing
Educational background: MA (English), Delhi University

Presently settled in Hyderabad, Nidarshana did her schooling from Christ Jyoti School (Nagaon), H.S. from Cotton College (Guwahati) and Graduated in English from Delhi University. She is currently placed at Microsoft as a Project Manager, Microsoft India Communications. She has explored diverse fields of writing especially Travel and Feature writing for online and print media and can guide students with a flair for writing to explore opportunities in that domain.

She was the columnist for "Destinations" of The Assam Tribune, for two years, where she first introduced our group and got valuable support and feedback.

Name:Ankush Kuhar
Current Profession:Software Engineer in Amazon.com
Educational background:B.Tech, NIT Warangal

Ankush did his schooling from Nagaon English Academy ,and HS from Nowgong College .He secured 4th Rank in AIEEE 2005 and 3th Rank in JAT 2005 and then went on to study B.Tech from NIT Warangal.Since his college days Ankush has been teaching in Junior Science College and also providing career counselling classes in different schools in Nagaon.Presently he is in Amazon.com as a Software Development Engineer in Hyderabad and as also teaching in IMS Hyderabad (Madhapur Centre ) as a DI and Quant faculty .

Name:Anshuman Dutta
Current Profession: Head of Marketing at Fantain (a BookMyShow company)
Educational background:B.Tech, MBA (Marketing & Finance) - NIT, Tiruchirappalli, Management Communications - Harvard University.

Anshuman Dutta is the founder of Tussle and Triumph(www.tussleandtriumph.com). An online portal that curates stories of entrepreneurs and their struggle. Anshuman has previously worked with global IT services firms such as Syntel & Sensiple and has more than 7+ years of experience as a Management Professional. Anshuman is a core team member at Xomidhan since its inception and he heads Marketing and PR at Xomidhan. Anshuman's educational synopsis is Schooling-Disneyland School, HS-Cotton College. Diploma in Banking and Finance, Diploma in Computerized Global Accounting, Certificate in Human Resource Management.

Anshuman regularly visits Management Institutes as a Guest Lecture and is also involved in mentoring young minds.

Name: Digbijoy Nath
Counsellor for:Electronics Engg,Higher studies & Research including applications/GRE)
Educational background: BITS Pilani, PhD, Ohio State University, USA

Digbijoy was born in the Golaghat district in Assam. He has been an outstanding student with 3rd rank in 10th (2002) and 1st rank in 12th (2004) inside Assam board. After completing his B Tech degree in Electrical & Electronics Engg from BITS Pilani in 2008, Digbijoy completed his PhD from Ohio State University in 2013. His research area was solid state electronics and Nano-technology. He decided to return back to India just after his PhD and currently teaches at IISc Bangalore. Digbijoy has been with Xomidhan since 2013, first as a counselor and then as an active core team member.

Name:Kavita Jitani
Current Profession:Corporate Lawyer, CORPORATE LEXPORT, NEW DELHI
Educational background:B.A, LL.M (Business Laws), PGDIPR, Certifications in Competition Law and Alternate Dispute Resolution

Kavita has completed her 5-Year integrated B.A, LL. B degree course from B.M.S College of Law, Bangalore (Bangalore University) and her Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights Law (PGDIPR) from National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU). She has also done her LL.M (Business Laws) from National Law Institute University, Bhopal and a diploma in Competition Law from National Law Institute University, Bhopal.

Kavita is our advisor in careers related to Law/Legal Education

Name:Pranjal Kalita
Current Profession:Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, in a World Bank project on drinking water and sanitation with Govt. of Assam.

Pranjal holds a post graduate degree in Computer Science and is a doctoral research scholar in the field of Data Mining. He has experience of more than ten years as an academician in higher educational establishment and in supervisory position. As a researcher he has produced several research papers in National and International journals. He is a young entrepreneur and an occasional poet form a small village of Nagarbera in Kamrup district. He has represented state and region in several youth level activities in national level.

Pranjal has been with Xomidhan since 2012. He is the adviser in careers related to Teaching & General Queries and a motivational speaker.

Name:Nabanita Borah
Educational background:PhD (Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune), M.Sc. (Physics), Gauhati University
Current Profession: Post doctoral research associate, COLA, George Mason University

Born and brought up in Dipota, a village in Tezpur. She did schooling from Tezpur Govt Girls HS & MP School (1999, 13th position) and H.S. from Darrang College (Tezpur). She completed her bachelor?s degree in Physics (Hons) from Darrang College, Tezpur and MSc (Physics) from Gauhati University, Guwahati. Nabanita completed her PhD in Atomospheric Science from Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune. Her PhD thesis draws inspiration from the intent to help the Indian agrarian community by providing a reliable forecast of the rainy/dry spells 15-20 days in advance. She was involved in issuing weather forecast every 5th day for the two monsoon seasons 2013 and 2014 (http://www.tropmet.res.in/erpas/) and these forecasts were conveyed to the farmers by the India Metorological Department and it was a huge success. Presently she is staying in Fairfax, USA working as a Post doctoral research associate in The Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies, George Mason University, USA.

Apart from volunteering in Xomidhan Nabanita is also involved in motivating and mentoring young students, arranging help for economically challenged potential students.

Name: Manjil Saikia
Educational background:MSc in Mathematics from Tezpur University, Assam (India)
Current Profession: Diploma Student (Mathematics Group), The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste (Italy)

Manjil Saikia is a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Vienna in Vienna, Austria; he has a degree and a diploma in mathematics from Tezpur University, India and The Abdus Salam International Centre of Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy respectively. He cofounded and manages the only bilingual website devoted to mathematics in India, Gonit Sora (http://gonitsora.com).

Name: Partha Mishra
Educational background:MS in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department at Penn State
Current Profession:Graduate research assistant at the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), USA.

Partha Mishra is working as a graduate research assistant at the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), USA. He completed his MS degree in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department at Penn State in 2014 and currently pursuing his PhD in the same department. Prior to joining Penn State, he worked as an Operations and Maintenance Engineer for two years at Indian Oil Corporation Limited in India after completing his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from NIT Warangal. He completed his matriculation from Nalbari and senior secondary exam from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Khanapara.

Name:Juri Das
Current Profession:District Manager, Goalpara(DC's Office) CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd. (CSC SPV) Under Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) Govt. of India

Juri did her schooling from JNMHS School,agia,Goalpara and completed her Higher Secondary from SSA, Panbazar. Right after that she moved to Gauhati University for pursuing B.Tech and M.Tech as well. After that Juri worked in Vikaspedia as a project Coordinator for 4 months and currently she is working as a District Manager, Goalpara CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd. (CSC SPV) Under Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) Govt. of India.Juri has been working as a program coordinator in Xomidhan from August 2016.

Name:Bidyut Bikas Goswami
Current Profession:Climate Scientist

Bidyut's journey started from Tezpur (the place where he was born and raised till his graduation in the year 2003). Then he moved to Guwahati for his Masters (in Physics, 2005). Shifted his base to Pune in 2008, in pursuit of the Degree of Philosophy in Atmospheric and Space Sciences (defended in 2014). Then he went to Victoria, Canada in June, 2014 as a post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Victoria. In August 2017, he came to Abu Dhabi to join the Center for Prototype Climate Modeling, New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE, where he is currently located.