Bharat works out of The Council’s Lucknow office and his research focuses on the distribution end of the power sector. With a general inclination towards understanding the nuances of public policy and a specific interest in developing expertise in the power sector, he is involved in contributing towards the goal of a self-sustaining power sector in Uttar Pradesh.
He joined The Council after finishing the Master’s programme in Public policy and Governance at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad. While pursuing the course, he worked with Bask Research Foundation, Jaipur, as a research intern. His fieldwork involved studying the socio-political dynamics behind power theft and provisioning of electricity in the rural belt of Sawai Madhopur district, Rajasthan.
Bharat holds an undergraduate degree in Information Technology from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology and worked briefly at Accenture Pvt Ltd as a software engineer. Before enrolling in the post-graduate programme at TISS, he prepared for Civil Services for a while.
He is passionate about cricket and also enjoys playing 8-ball pool, table tennis, badminton. As a stress buster, he practices meditation regularly. He is big movie buff with interest not restricted to any specific genre.