Sandeep Dixit – Director
Sandeep Dixit is the Director of Centers for International Projects Trust (CIPT). Bringing rich cross-sectoral and diverse experience of over 19 years from India and South Asia, his expertise lies in managing large scale social development and humanitarian assistance programs. His thrust area of work include agriculture and water, food & livelihood security, reproductive & child health and women rights.
Mr Dixit holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from XLRI and Masters in Social Science from DAVV, Indore. He has advanced level training in research, extension and applied agriculture from MASHAV, Israel.
Additionally, he is also an alumnus of prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program of US Government.
Shruti Bhogal – Post Doctoral Research Associate
At CIPT, Shruti is working as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA). In this role capacity and also, being a part of TIGR2ESS umbrella programme (University of Cambridge-UK), she is directly working with the farmer communities to generate awareness and bring behavioural change towards adoption of sustainable agriculture practices in Punjab. Her core area of research interest include issues related to migration of agricultural labour, sustainable agriculture development and Punjab’s rural economy.
She holds a PhD in Economics from Punjabi University, Patiala, with a teaching & research experience of more than 7 years with Punjab Agricultural University. Her research work includes more than 38 publications in national & international journals and newspapers.
Surya Pratap Singh – Admin and Finance Officer
Surya Pratap heads the Administration and Finance vertical at CIPT. With more than six years of experience in this domain, his expertise majorly lies in managing compliances, conducting organization’s statutory & donor audits and also facilitating organization’s internal protocol. He also looks over preparing financial reports for donor organizations and foundations.
He holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce from Purvanchal University and Diploma in Computer Financial Accounting.
Ranjodh Singh – Project Coordinator
Ranjodh is responsible for leading large-scale water-agriculture related project(s) in Punjab. His expertise lies in implementing large scale research surveys, managing various projects, implementing ideas, building strong community networks and data analysis.
He acts a focal point of contact for all project field related activities. He holds keen interest in topics related to subject of agricultural economics.
A merit certificate holder in Agriculture Economics (MSc) from Punjab Agricultural University, he has also presented his research work at Kyoto University, Japan. He is a gold medallist in Senior Basketball Championship and All India Inter-Agricultural University Championship.
Kritika Gulati – Project Associate
Kritika is currently working on agriculture-water-energy projects with the CIPT team. Having worked for more than 2 years with different organisations, she brings rich knowledge and skills to her workspace. Her forte lies in managing project portfolio, devising monitoring and evaluation plans, managing qualitative and quantitative database, carrying research analysis, programme and event coordination, developing communication strategies and establishing key donor and network relationships. Prior to joining CIPT, she has worked with GIZ India on a global programme- Migration for Development
Kritika is a Postgraduate from TERI School of Advanced Studies specialising in Climate Science and Policy (MSc) and holds an undergraduate degree in Physics (BSc Honours) from University of Delhi.
Subhash Bindra – IT Officer
Subhash is an IT Officer and responsible for providing complete on-site support for network planning, troubleshooting, IT inventory management and computer system installations. His experience mainly lies in developing web, android applications and increase the use of technology He plays a pivotal role in developing android applications like Profit and Loss (P&L) tool for farmers and also, digital solutions related to water vouchers. Formerly, he worked as an Assistant Programmer with Sonar Technology, Gurgaon.
Towards his educational qualifications, Subhash, holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.
Heena Sharma – Research Associate
Engaged as a Research Associate, Heena is currently working on Hindustan Unilever Foundation project (HUF)-Solutions for responsible water use and long term viability of agriculture in the state of Punjab. Holding a good command on statistical software, she is responsible for monitoring, managing and analysing data as well as supervising and training of field staff on data collection.
She is a graduate in mathematics and post-graduate in Economics from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. She has also interned at Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore and has handled a couple of projects previously. Her research interests include agriculture and development economics.
Kritika Narula – Communication Associate
Kritika is working as a communications consultant with CIPT. She has over 5 years of experience, working at the intersection of communications, social justice, digital technology, research and activism. At CIPT, she helms the communications strategy across digital media, designing campaigns and driving engagement. She is passionate about finding the best ways of communicating a story and harnessing the power of various media platforms to disseminate the message effectively. She has previously worked in research and editorial roles with organizations like the Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Qrius Creative Labs.
She holds a Masters in Media Management from the University of Glasgow.
Angrej Singh- Field Cadre
Angrej is working as a field cadre with CIPT team in the state of Punjab. He acts as a focal point of contact for all co-operative societies in Amritsar district. He holds keen interest in speaking among all beneficiaries about the implementation of programme.
With more than 9 years of experience in the agriculture sector, his major responsibilities involve on-ground implementation of project activities through organising training camps and building capacity of farmers, data collection and building network with local tier governance heads.
Towards his educational background, he holds a diploma in Computer Teachers Training Course (CTTC).
Balraj Singh- Field Cadre
Balraj is engaged as a field cadre with CIPT team in the state of Punjab. He has more than 10 years of experience in agriculture sector, with expertise in carrying tasks like organising training camps and capacity building of farmers, data collection and interaction with local executives.
He acts as the focal point of contact for all co-operative societies in Ludhiana district.
Amandeep Singh- Field Cadre
Amandeep is working as a field cadre with CIPT team in the state of Punjab. He comes with an experience of 10 years in agriculture sector, with expertise lying in carrying tasks such as organising camps and capacity building of farmers, data collection and interaction with local heads.
He acts as CIPT representative for all co-operative societies in Ludhiana and Sangrur district. He holds a key skill in interacting with these societies and enhancing their participation in the project.
Manpreet Singh-Assistant Field Cadre
Manpreet is working as an Assistant. Field Cadre with CIPT team. His tasks majorly involve supporting the Field Cadre in data collection, organising camps, setting up meetings with societies and doing follow-up with farmers.
He holds Diploma in Computer Science Engineering from Punjab Technical University
Sandeep Singh-Assistant Field Cadre
Sandeep is working as an Assistant Field Cadre with CIPT. He has more than 3 years of experience, with his forte lying in domain of data collection, organising camps and mobilisation of farmers.
His current responsibilities involve assisting Field Cadre in Ludhiana and Sangrur district in building capacity of farmers, filling crop cards and carrying all other necessary requirements for the project.
He holds an undergraduate degree SCD Government College, Ludhiana and also holds a diploma certificate in the trade of refrigeration and air conditioning.
Bhupinder Singh- Project Associate
Bhupinder is working as an Project Associate and has more than 3 years of experience in agriculture sector. His major responsibilities include data management and analysis, monitoring field activities carried by all cadres and handling field related documentation work.
Towards his educational background, he holds a Masters in Statistics from Punjabi University (Patiala) and an undergraduate degree in Economics (BSc) from Government Rajindra College, Bhatinda.