IIT Mandi Catalyst Team

Prof. T.A Gonsalves
Chairman, Board of Directors
Prof. Gonsalves is the Director of IIT Mandi. He is a founding member of TeNet group of IIT Madras where he has been actively involved in guiding the incubation of Technology companies from TeNet group: including Midas Communications, Banyan Networks. He is also a member of the Governing Board of Rural Technology and Business Incubator at IIT Madras. His area of specialization includes Computer Networks, Distributed systems, Telecom Software and Performance Evaluation.
Dr. Prem Felix Siril
Director
Dr. Siril is an Associate Professor at School of Basic Sciences at IIT Mandi. He is also the Dean of Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy (SRIC) at IIT Mandi. His area of specialization include Chemistry of Nanomaterials.
Dr. Bhavender Paul
Director
Dr. Paul is Founder and head of an entrepreneurial venture in California, USA. He was faculty advisor for Entrepreneurship Cell (E-cell) at IIT Mandi during 2013-16 and has mentored /mentoring half a dozen of entrepreneurial ideas or ventures by IIT Mandi students. His Areas of Specialization include Management Strategy, Managerial Finance, Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Technology.
Mr. Saurabh Mittal
Senior Advisor
Saurabh is Head of Leadership Development and coaching at Fractal Analytics. He has extensive global experience over two decades of working with senior executives in defining strategy, providing thought leadership, creating new business solutions and leading large multicultural, cross functional teams to implement improved business processes in global businesses.
Dr. Puran Singh
Faculty Incharge
Dr. Puran is Assistant Professor with School of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Mandi. He is also the current faculty advisor for Entrepreneurship Cell (E-Cell). Areas of his expertise include Corporate Finance, Microfinance and Entrepreneurship.
Mr. Rahul Shrivasatava
Manager
Rahul is well versed with the dynamics in startup ecosystem in India and is an experienced Incubation and Portfolio Manager. He has interacted with many early stage startups in various domains. He holds a Masters degree International Business.
Ms. Volga Verma
Associate
Volga has over 9 years of work experience with multinational companies in different industries that include bioscience, food & beverage and water & waste treatment. She was last associated with the IIT Mandi Campus School as School Coordinator.