Our Mission

HUII, or the Harvard College US-India Initiative, is a student-run organization that aims to create a dialogue between Indian and American youth to address some of India’s most pressing social, economic, and environmental issues today.

Started in 2011, the founders set out with the goal of fostering long-term cooperation between the United States and India and leveraging these relationships to address some of India’s most pressing social and economic issues.

We aim to:

• Create a dialogue between students and exchange on issues related to India
• Help foster long-term relationships from young leaders around the globe
• Provide resources for social entrepreneurship in India

The Executive Board

Akash Bagaria

Priya Gill

Dravisha Katoch

Shekhar Chatterjee is a junior at Ashoka University where he is majoring in Computer Science and Entrepreneurship (Interdisciplinary). Shekhar has assumed the responsibility to the complete IT stack of HUII in 2017, including the delegate portal and the payment systems for HUII. A night-owl, dorm-room programmer, and a startup enthusiast, Shekhar doesn’t like anything non-spontaneous. He enjoys hunting and playing with vulnerabilities in IT Systems at Ashoka. How to become friends with him? Just start a conversation. What get’s him excited? An amazing start-up idea and Centre for Entrepreneurship. And no, he won’t hack Facebook accounts for you. Ask for something better.

Daksh Jaiswal 



Shreyvardhan Sharma


Krish Sheth 

Lakshay Jaiswal

Daksh Jaiswal