February 16th, 2019

India’s Competitive Edge

The MIT India Conference brings together visionaries from various industries, including government, energy, finance, social impact, technology, and film industry.


10 speakers from diverse sectors! Stay tuned for more updates



Neil Gaikwad

Ph.D., MIT Media Lab

Vice Presidents

Hari Bandi

Ph.D., Operations Research

Anupam Jena

Ph.D., Nuclear Science and Engineering

Kushal Gohil

Executive MBA, 2020

Somesh Mohapatra

Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering

Avinash Ghorpade

System Design and Management

Aarti Dwivedi

Ph.D., Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

Ashutosh Nayak

Executive MBA

Akash Raigangar

SM, Transportation

Anshul Bhide

MBA 2020

Amit Kumar

MBA 2020

Karthik Mahalingam

Sloan Fellow 2019

Ambuj Jhunjhunwala

Sloan Fellow 2019

What is the MIT India Conference?

Since 2011, the MIT India Conference has brought together visionaries from various industries, including technology, finance, social impact, energy, healthcare, media and government.

What is the theme of the 2019 Conference?

This year’s theme is India’s Competitive Edge. The conference will spotlight India’s biggest innovators and thought-leaders, and explore how they’re are creating a global competitive edge in economic, social, cultural and technological landscape across the globe.

Who organizes the conference?

This is a completely student-run conference. The organizers are students from all across MIT.

Why should I attend the conference?

The conference is a great opportunity to learn about the key technological and innovation trends in India, hear from some of India’s biggest thought leaders, and get to know more about the great work that MIT is doing in India. This is also a great networking opportunity.

Do I need to be an MIT student in order to attend?

No, everyone is welcome to register and buy tickets, and take part in this important discussion.

How do we sponsor the conference?

We welcome potential sponsors for the conference, and ask that you get in touch with us by emailing us at

What is the dress code for the conference?

Business Casual

Will my ticket amount be refunded if I can’t attend the conference?

Unfortunately, we don’t offer any refunds. Sorry!

Who do I contact for general questions?