Prof. Faisal Devji is Reader in Modern South Asian History and Fellow of St. Antony's College. He is a specialist on indian intellectual history and political thought, and interested also in new forms of violence and the possibilities of non-violence in a global arena. Dr. Devji has written books on Mahatma Gandhi, Pakistan as a political idea and Islamic militancy.
Mihir Rajamane is a second-year studying Law at Magdalen College. This means he is usually in the library, pretending to read. He enjoys debating, quizzing, as well as reading and writing poetry, when he’s not watching all 11 seasons of Modern Family in a single term. As President, he hopes to make the society as active as possible for its members and create an enjoyable as well as useful platform for anyone interested in India.
I’m Sush, a second year law student at magdalen currently serving as treasurer
Varnika is a postgraduate student at the Department of Materials and a member of Linacre College. Her research focusses on all solid-state batteries. Prior to joining OIS, she was Vice President for OxFEST (Oxford Females in Engineering, Science and Technology) and a member of HUMSoc. As our External Communications Officer, she hopes to broaden the reach of the Society and help cultivate strong relations with other organizations. For any query related to OIS and collaboration, feel free to email her.
Ayush Agrawal is a second year physics student at Teddy Hall. As this year's OIS IT Officer, he hopes to further improve the website and update the internal IT workings of the committee, especially with the increased reliance on virtual platforms this year.
Ashish Gopaul is a PGCE student at St Stephens House. Having past society experience at his undergraduate university, Ashish aims to use his events role to put on some of the best events that Oxfords seen. Ashish is a massive Bollywood and cricket fan, which will become quickly apparent if you have a conversation longer than 10 seconds with him. He is looking forward to a great year ahead for OIS!
Abhishek is a second year Computer Science student at Trinity. Having had a lot of experience regarding organisation and management of events in school, and now moving on with a director role at the Oxford Entrepreneurs and getting involved in various start-up activities, he is very keen to utilise his role as one of the Events Officers to help organise entertaining events throughout the year. Feel free to email him if you have any ideas for events.
Hailing from Chikmagalur, Karnataka, Srushti is a second year biochemistry student at Sommerville.