Prof. Faisal Devji is Reader in Modern South Asian History and Fellow of St. Antony's College. He is a specialist on indian intellectual history and political thought, and interested also in new forms of violence and the possibilities of non-violence in a global arena. Dr. Devji has written books on Mahatma Gandhi, Pakistan as a political idea and Islamic militancy.
Naganand Saravanan is a third-year postgraduate student at the Department of Materials. Having held many leadership roles, he brings in his extensive experience along with commitment to delivering high-quality work. Creating an Alumni network and revamping the mentor-student program are his top priorities. He believes bringing transparency and accountability in the committee and increasing the participation of OIS members will be instrumental in improving the functioning of the society. Collaborating with other South Asian societies to organize cultural events and OIS ball are also on radar.
Kanika Mittal is a first year undergraduate studying Economics and Management at St. Peter's College. Having been part of the student council and been actively involved in organising events through her school days, she's got the skills needed to have your ideas turned into reality.When she's not road raging in India or eating frozen rajma, she can be found procrastinating in the Business School, or humming the latest Bollywood songs. She's ready to hear new ideas and opinions and doesn't bite, so don't hesitate to message her!
Vaibhav is a second-year undergraduate at St. Hugh’s. Outside of his role as OIS Treasurer, he studies Economics & Management, is the Hugh’s JCR Treasurer and plays Hockey for Oxford.
As Treasurer, his job is to create and manage termly budgets, execute all OIS-related payments and raise sponsorship for the society so that there is a strong financial backing for the organised events! He’s keen to hear all the interesting ideas from committee and society members and looks forward to a wonderful year for OIS!
Raghav is a 4th year medical student at Green Templeton College who has formally served as General Secretary of OU HUMSoc and President of OU SulKiDo. As our External Communications Officer, he hopes to broaden the reach of the Society and help cultivate strong relations with other organisations. Feel free to email him with any OIS-related queries.
Richa Nahata is a second year Engineer at Mansfield College. As OIS’s IT Officer she aims to use her coding skills to make the website a hub which accurately represents India in Oxford. She hopes to revitalise the OIS Policy Blog so please do contact her with relevant articles. She looks forward to serving you as a committee member and is keen to hear your ideas!
Kamya is a 2nd year PPEist at Jesus. When she isn't reminiscing of spicy Indian food, or the 40 degree Mumbai weather, she can be found procrastinating in the SSL. Having said that, working on the International Students Campaign and with the uni tennis team has meant that she's a seasoned professional at juggling multiple commitments. She'd love to hear your ideas for OIS, so don't think twice about shooting her an email!
Bhuvana is a second year Biochemistry student at Oriel College. Having formerly served as HUMsoc Vice President and Social Secretary for OUKC, she has helped in organising various university-wide events including OxHoli and the Oxford Diwali Ball. As a member of the OIS Events Team, she hopes to build upon the work of previous committees and make sure to deliver something for everyone.
Sunny is a second-year undergraduate studying PPE at Worcester College. He'll be working with the rest of the committee to organise a whole host of exciting social, cultural, and speaker events to bring the university's Indian community together!
Jagdish is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Cancer Immunology at The Kennedy Institute. He is part of the OIS and Oxford University Club cricket team. As a Sports Secretary he is here to help organise exciting sports events for OIS members and wider audience throughout the year. Please feel free to approach him for any sporting suggestions or requests. He is keen to hear ideas from society members and make OIS a thriving society for sports.