He has completed his M.Sc in Urban Development in 2019 from TU Berlin, Germany with DAAD (German Federal Government)Scholarships securing ‘Urban Development Award’ for a very good Master’s thesis. In 2016, he completed B.Arch from Acharya’s NRV School of Architecture, Visvesvaraya Technological University securing ‘University Third Rank’ and ‘Best Outgoing Student’ awards. He has 4+ years’ experience having worked as a Landscape Architect in Zoras, Architectural Consultant in Studio 69, and as an Independent Researcher. His other global experiences include a Student Assistant job at Habitat-Unit Germany, an Internship at Mimar Group in UAE, and participating in internationally funded summer schools/training in South Africa, Bosnia – Herzegovina, Hungary, and Romania.

Nikhil, mostly through fundings has presented papers in international conferences held in Belgium, India, and Malaysia; and has several research publications (9 in total). In Oct 2018, he co-founded a startup project idea ‘MAQAAD’ in Cairo, Egypt, and in May 2020, co-developed ‘CIANKI Associates’ in Bengaluru. His interests are in the fields of urban sociology, governance, environmental design, climate, and social entrepreneurship.M

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