• Ajaya Kaushik

    Manager, Academics

    Ajaya Kaushik manages Academic Affairs and Speaker Series at Vedica. Before joining Vedica, she was handling Quality Assurance and Mobile Applications projects and Marketing in Team Computers. She is a Young India Fellow from the batch of 2016 and completed her bachelors in B.Sc(Honors) Chemistry from Ramjas College, University of Delhi. She is interested in performing theatre.

    • Favourite book that you've read so far?
      Kite Runner, The Argumentative Indian, Love in the time of Cholera, Books by Saadat Hasan Manto
    • A song/album that I always go back to listen to?
      Mohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Bryan Adams, Queens
    • Favourite comfort food?
      Salad/ Gobhi Parantha/ Kheer
    • One quirk people would be surprised to find out about you?
      I enjoy watching wrestling fights
  • Charu Sukheja

    Senior Manager,Careers & Development

    Charu graduated from Ashoka University in 2017, where she was part of the Young India Fellowship. She has since been working at Vedica as the Manager of Careers and Development. An encounter with Charu starts with conversations about food (chaat and momos in particular), goes on to health and fitness and finally ends with conversations around the meaning and purpose of life. A travel enthusiast, she likes to discover new places and people. Her advice to a stranger on the street would be “Don’t spend so much time making a living that you forget to make a life.”


    • Favourite book that you've read so far?
      what I talk about when I talk about running
    • A song/album that I always go back to listen to?
      I forget where we were - Ben Howard
    • Favourite comfort food?
      Aaloo Parantha with white butter
    • One quirk people would be surprised to find out about you?
      I love dancing to Govinda songs
  • Deepa Kumar

    Advisor, Programme Development

    Our newest member, Deepa, has joined us as Advisor - Programme Development. With a Masters in Literature, she comes with over 20 years of experience in Business Development, across various industries, spanning from Hospitality to FMCG. In her last assignment, she was heading sales for brands like Kraft, Horlicks, Sensodyne etc., for UAE. Deepa loves to travel, experience new cultures and enjoys good food.

    • Favourite book that you've read so far?
      The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
    • A song/album that I always go back to listen to?
      Andrea Bocelli, Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel, Pink Floyd -Coming Back to Life
    • Favourite comfort food?
      Dal chawal, aloo sabzi, dahi.
    • One quirk people would be surprised to find out about you?
      I have selective OCD
  • Inara Khan

    Coordinator, Admission & Careers

    Inara is a graduate in Mathematics from LSR, Batch of 2018. After completing her graduation she joined Vedica as a Coordinator in the Admissions and Marketing team. Her work usually involves interacting with many prospective students and their parents where she acquaints them with Vedica's mission and vision. Apart from work, she likes listening to country music as well as rhythm and blues. Despite her logical background, she believes in appreciating the randomness of nature and she likes to capture it through photography. She is known as the best photographer in her office.

    • Favourite book that you've read so far?
      The Happiness Equation by Neil Pasricha
    • A song/album that I always go back to listen to?
      The Night We Met by Lord Huron
    • Favourite comfort food?
      Biryani with Lehsun Chutney & Shami Kebab
    • One quirk people would be surprised to find out about you?
      I can scream better than any blonde in a horror movie.
  • KARAN TULI

    Senior Manager, Admissions & Marketing

    As the Senior Manager of Marketing and Admissions, Karan Tuli works on increasing Vedica's awareness and popularity amongst the masses. A recent graduate from the Young India Fellowship, he looks forward to interacting with many new and prospective students to illuminate these students with the charm and novelty of the Vedica Programme. Besides work, his primary interest lies in music, with his instrument of expression being the guitar. Although it takes several lifetimes to understand and master what secrets the fretboard holds, he hope to discover, learn, and understand as much of it as he can within the span of this life.


    • Favourite book that you've read so far?
      My Uncle Oswald by Roald Dahl
    • A song/album that I always go back to listen to?
      Aja by Steely Dan
    • Favourite comfort food?
      Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwiches
    • One quirk people would be surprised to find out about you?
      I like reharmonizing popular whatsapp forwards
  • MOHINI GUPTA

    Assistant Director, Academics & Dean's Office

    Mohini Gupta is Assistant Director, Academics and Dean's Office at Vedica, and a founding member of the Vedica Programme Team. She has been selected to the Charles Wallace India Trust Translator-Writer Fellow 2017, and the Sangam House international writers' residency, for her writing and translation work. Her English-Hindi translations have been published by Tulika Publishers. An alumna of LSR, SOAS and the Young India Fellowship, she has written for publications such as Huffington Post, The Caravan, TheWire.in and Scroll.in. She is a Grade 8 pianist and trained Hindustani vocalist, and loves learning new languages!


    • Favourite book that you've read so far?
      One of my favourites is Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag, translated from the Kannada original by Srinath Perur
    • A song/album that I always go back to listen to?
      All songs from the movies 'Once' and 'Begin Again', and every AR Rahman song ever!
    • Favourite comfort food?
      Ravioli!
    • One quirk people would be surprised to find out about you?
      That she knows her favourite Bollyood movies by heart - give her a line and she will narrate the rest of the dialogues for you! / That she can pronounce the name of the Welsh town "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch"
  • Monica Wadhwa

    Executive Assistant & Manager - Director’s office

    Monica Wadhwa is the Executive Assistant and Manager - Director's office. A Humanities graduate from Delhi University, Monica is a multitasking juggernaut with many tricks up her sleeve. Nicknamed Moni"Can" by the Vedica Team, she singlehandedly supports the Dean's Office of Vedica Scholar's Programme for Women. She is a devout practitioner of Buddhism and reveres Sai Baba, which is a unique blend of religious practices. Monica draws her energy from her family. Her daughter is the most precious person in the world and her aide, and her mother is a constant pillar of support and comfort. She loves sharing stories from her life and has a comedic timing like none other.

    • Favourite book that you've read so far?
      You can Win by Shiv Khera
    • A song/album that I always go back to listen to?
      Yeh Nayan Dare Dare
    • Favourite comfort food?
      Mutton ra ra and Kadhi Chawal
    • One quirk people would be surprised to find out about you?
      It drives me crazy when people order meat on Tuesdays and Thursdays because, I only eat vegetarian food on these two days of the week
  • Pradeep Khatana

    System Administrator

    Pradeep is the System Administrator with The Vedica Scholars Programme for Women, working with aiding the digial marketing initiatives, academic coordination and overviewing the complete IT infrastructure of both the hostel and the campus. Proficient with different aspects of computer science, he displays an ever burning fire to grow, learn and develop his skills and work ethic continually.

    • Favourite book that you've read so far?
      Godan By Munshi Premchand
    • A song/album that I always go back to listen to?
      Apna Time aayega/Akshay Kumar
    • Favourite comfort food?
      Paratha with Makhan & curd
    • One quirk people would be surprised to find out about you?
      Watching Wrestling, Comedy and talent Shows
  • Priyanka Kapoor

    Tutor and Teaching Assistant,Vedica Writing and Communication Centre

    Priyanka Kapoor is a postgraduate in English Literature from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University. She is a poet and her poems have been published in Hakara Journal, Young Voice & Verse Poetry magazine and The Showbear Family Circus. She was also shortlisted for The R L Poetry award in 2017.

    • Favourite book that you've read so far?
      One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    • A song/album that I always go back to listen to?
      Carnivorous by Giselle
    • Favourite comfort food?
      Loads of whipped cream
    • One quirk people would be surprised to find out about you?
      I have a playlist full of horror movies' background score.
  • Rabsimar Kaur Ahluwalia

    Programme Lead

    Having recently completed her Masters in Liberal Studies, Rabsimar is working as a Programme Lead in the academics team of The Vedica Scholars Programme for Women. She also pursued the Young India Fellowship after completing her graduation in Multimedia and Mass Communication from Indraprastha College for Women. She is committed to constantly interact with fierce opinions and powerful literature to further the feminist discourse in her personal and professional life. Having worked on ethnographic research projects, she is especially keen on learning about women and their way of life across diverse cultures. She is also a theatre enthusiast and an avid reader of Queer poetry.


    • Favourite book that you've read so far?
      Can't decide between The Handmaid's tale by Margaret Atwood and The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera‎
    • A song/album that I always go back to listen to?
      Hurray For The Riff Raff - Pa'lante
    • Favourite comfort food?
      Pancakes with fruit and maple
    • One quirk people would be surprised to find out about you?
      I sometimes cry when I am bored just because its my favorite emotion
  • RAHUL LALCHANDANI

    Assistant Director, Marketing & Admissions

    Rahul Lalchandani is the Assistant Director, Marketing and Admissions at Vedica. A Statistics graduate from Delhi University, Rahul found his love for all-things-digital in his little stint with Ogilvy & Mather right after college. He has now managed and led digital campaigns with over 20 universities & colleges in India in the last 4 years. His key duties at Vedica are to preserve the institute's ethos, build the brand's digital footprints and engage the millennial community on social media. Topics of Interest - digital marketing, design & aesthetics, The Beatles, cinema, food & intra-country travel.

    • Favourite book that you've read so far?
      Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
    • A song/album that I always go back to listen to?
      In My Life by The Beatles
    • Favourite comfort food?
      Fried aloo and kadak chai
    • One quirk people would be surprised to find out about you?
      I like to cross roads
  • RUCHI MAHAJAN

    Director, Programme Development

    Ruchi Mahajan is Associate Director, Careers and Admissions at Vedica. Numbers and processes come to her naturally and she is passionate about executing and growing a business idea she truly believes in! An MBA in Finance, Ruchi brings a vast experience in the field of education and financial services. She spent her early years working for mutual funds -- she was a core member of a Canadian mutual fund setting up operations in India. She moved on to head the Delhi Office for Sun F &C Mutual Fund, which was later acquired by Principal Financial Group. Her passion for academics led her to teach and mentor students. Before joining Vedica she got an opportunity to conceptualise and set up an education institute in the finance space. An easy-going and friendly person, she loves to be with people. She enjoys cooking at her leisure, likes to party, travel and spend time with family and friends. Mother of two teenagers, and working with the millennials now, she has somehow managed to keep her cool at all times!

    • Favourite book that you've read so far?
      Many Lives Many Masters, Brian L Weiss
    • A song/album that I always go back to listen to?
      My 80s playlist...
    • Favourite comfort food?
      Fried Food
    • One quirk people would be surprised to find out about you?
      I can sometimes be too observant!
  • Satya Prakash

    Assistant Manager, IT & Infrastructure

    Satya Prakash is from a beautiful town in Bihar, which he lovingly calls his 'Nani House'. Having done a PG Diploma in video editing, he takes a keen interest in photography and videography. He started his career with a short stint at T series, after which he moved on to Sri. Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication. He has also worked in a news channel and has done his fair share of freenlance work as well, before joining The Vedica Scholars Programme for Women almost 2 years ago. He single-handedly transformed Vedica's infrastructure and takes immense pride in his association with the vision of Vedica. He is a huge fan of Ghazals and is committed to bringing a change in the society.

    • Favourite book that you've read so far?
      Gavan by Prem Chand
    • A song/album that I always go back to listen to?
      Ghazal- Chithi na Koi Sandesh by Jagjit Singh
    • Favourite comfort food?
      Kheer Poori and Dum Aalo
    • One quirk people would be surprised to find out about you?
      I love being around people who can converse and I also love any opportunity for social work
  • Sandeep Sen

    Senior Manager,Vedica Writing and Communication Centre

    Sandeep Sen hails from a small town in Nagaland called Dimapur. He has travelled to many places and you must believe him when he says, "I have seen things." Sandeep was smitten by the story bug in school, when he was forced to read books to improve his language. He graduated High School with School Colors in Cricket and high grades in English. He chose English. He went to Christ University, Bangalore, where he was also forced to study Psychology and Sociology; he enjoyed it, mostly. After his graduation, he served as the Managing Editor of Higher Education Review for 3.5 years. In 2017, he joined the Young India Fellowship and resumed the pursuit of his love for stories and writing. As for the things Sandeep has seen, he reserves them for his stories, which he intends to write tomorrow. Sandeep is now a Senior Manager and Writing Mentor at the Vedica Scholars Programme for Women.

    • Favourite book that you've read so far?
      Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
    • A song/album that I always go back to listen to?
      Bridge of Glllass by The Olllam
    • Favourite comfort food?
      Sandeep is not picky about food but he has a soft spot for everything fishy
    • One quirk people would be surprised to find out about you?
      I sometimes spend my spare time sharpening Knives