M.Sc. Students (XVII Batch 2019 - 2021)


Aaroha Malagi

Having spent my formative years in Bengaluru, a city which has transformed itself from a quiet, laid-back, green suburb to a bustling metropolis, I have borne witness to an assault on biodiversity in the name of development. Also being a native of the Western Ghats, I’ve experienced the splendid beauty of the rolling mountains in all its might. Both of these experiences have been paramount in shaping my interest towards the Great Outdoors. I have completed my BSc in Life Sciences from Christ University, Bengaluru. To further my interests, I have interned with Wildlife Conservation Society (Bengaluru) where I worked on camera trapping, occupancy surveys, line transects etc. to assess tiger populations and with Asian Nature Conservation Foundation (Bengaluru) surveying elephant corridors to mitigate human-elephant conflict. I am infinitely curious about the intricacies of nature and the web of life; the how’s and why’s of nature are a constant source of my bewilderment. I am an avid reader of fiction and I occasionally dabble in the art of writing. A seeker of untold stories; I go where the story takes me.

A very relevant quote by MK Gandhi in these grave times, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”


Abdus Shakur

Hailing from a district that is famous for chillies, I got an opportunity to experience the ecological diversity of different parts of Andhra Pradesh due to my schooling, which took place in five different districts. There used to be a lot of greenery around my house which was one of the perks of living in the outskirts. I grew up watching animals and insects which used to be abundant. Their ways o­f living intrigued me beyond bounds and excites me till date. I keep following their movements in the ­hope of discovering something new. With an inclination towards ants, bees, & termites, I hope to wander more and more into the depths of their behavioral studies. Watching documentaries on Wildlife, ­used to be my favorite pass time as a kid.  As I grew older, it saddened me to see depletion in the number of these tiny buddies. In 2018, I undertook a project under Prof. Belavadi and Prof. Umashaanker on Pollen Foraging behavior of Apis cerena at GKVK, Bangalore. This­­­­­­ brought me closer to their world which is diminishing and needs to be conserved. The worst scenario with insects is that we are losing them at a rate far higher than they are being identified at.  These tiny buddies can be used as a tool to learn and assess the damage done to the ecosystem as they are the first ones to be affected at the time of ecological calamity. I am interested in Conservation and Animal behavior, to which I was introduced as a POBE student at JNCASR, Bangalore by Prof. T.N.C. Vidya. I dream of accomplishing my passion in this field by dedicating my enthusiasm and interest.

Apart from academics, I also keep deep interest in sports activities such as football, cricket, and table tennis.


Anjitha Devarajan

I come from Thrissur, Kerala. I was always attracted by the nature since my childhood. Watching birds and simply walking through the woods make me happy. I completed BSc Forestry from Kerala Agricultural University. During the period, I got the opportunity to explore the Western Ghats. I could visit many protected areas in Kerala. I participated in several bird and butterfly surveys, Nilgiri Thar census, Otter census, Roadkill studies etc. My BSc dissertation work was on the ‘Inventory of Amphibians of Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary ‘. I would like to focus further studies on the impact of climate change on wildlife, especially the herpetofauna. I love travelling and exploring unknown lands and cultures. Reading books and writing poems are my hobbies.


Anubhuti Krishna

Hailing from Noida I have always lived in an urban setup, however, escaping for visits to National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries always struck a deep chord within me. It was only later when I realised that it wasn’t just the parks and sanctuaries which filled me with wonder, what I saw in my home garden, from the bedazzling mating display of the garden calotes to the delicate nest of the ashy wren warbler amongst the leaves of the mango tree, equally piqued my interest. Being a ‘green’ person at heart I completed the Global Certification Programme, Green (R)evolution, with the aim to better understand the connect between various biotic and abiotic components of the environment. I began my journey towards wildlife by volunteering for the Campus Bird Count while pursuing my Bachelor’s degree and then went on to visit the Yamuna and Aravalli Biodiversity Parks to understand the various aspects of habitat restoration. It was here that I realised that I was meant to be out amongst nature, a place where my mind felt at ease and my heart was filled with joy and amazement. Post this experience, I now have the opportunity to pursue my Master’s degree from WII. This programme will help arm me with the requisite skills and knowledge to make practical strides in the field of Wildlife Conservation and Management.

My areas of interest include studying big cats, especially tigers, in order to understand the causes of their declining population and ways of mitigating poaching, wildlife trade and human-animal conflicts.

Apart from striving towards academic excellence I have always been passionate about the performing arts and have trained in Kathak as well as Hindustani Classical Music. I also enjoy spending my free time out on the tennis courts.


Ashish Nambiar

I have for a very long time been fascinated by the power of the scientific method and its ability to help us arrive closer to the truth. My fascination towards nature became apparent when I was 16 years old. I used to watch a lot of documentaries on the natural history of the earth and I could finally indulge in these interests more actively when I got the opportunity to volunteer at the Friends of Snakes society in Hyderabad. Here, I not only learned the technical aspect to rescuing snakes but also the relevance of volunteer based conservation initiatives like these. Over time, my affinity towards nature and wildlife grew.

I did my Bsc( Hons) in Biology at the Azim Premji University where I began to have a great deal of appreciation for the social sciences and how societal issues become directly or indirectly relevant if one has to think about holistic conservation strategies. My year-long thesis under my advisors and mentors, Dr. Jayanti Ray-Mukherjee and Dr. Shomen Mukherjee which dealt with the ecology of free-ranging dogs gave me a first-hand opportunity to be directly involved in scientific inquiry formally. A deeper understanding and appreciation for field work along with the rigors of academic writing came naturally through my involvement in such an exercise. In college, me and other nature enthusiasts would spend time birding and spotting snakes and amphibians.

I am extremely interested in learning the various tools and techniques in ecology along with gaining on field experience that would allow me to ask relevant ecological questions and systematically answer them.  I really like listening to Jazz, playing the guitar and watching basketball.


Avichal Tatu

As a child, I used to travel to various wetlands and woodlands with my family. I was fascinated by how different elements of nature interact with each other and that ignited my passion for studying and conserving nature. Gradually, my passion for natural history opened the window to Ecology.  The woods and the wetlands became a laboratory where my observations, explorations, and experiments with nature became more focused and intentional. I started travelling to different National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries throughout the country which bolstered my inquisitiveness towards wildlife conservation. Simultaneously, I started volunteering for various organisations that work towards nature education and research. I did my bachelor’s dissertation work on Niche Overlap and Resource Partitioning between Two Sympatric Fox Species in Little Rann of Kachchh (LRK), Gujarat. I am one of the founding directors of a Non-Profit Company named Foundation for Ecological Welfare (FEW). I have also had the opportunity to present my papers both orally and through posters at several conferences and seminars. At present, my research interests include Ecological Modelling, Landscape Ecology, Mammalian Ecology and Conservation, Population Ecology and Dynamics and Human-Wildlife Interactions. Things that intrigue me apart from wildlife and ecology are philosophy, psychology, martial arts, progressive rock music, poetry, photography and filmmaking. 


Divya Dwivedi

I hail from Lucknow but was born and brought up in a small village, surrounded by forest patches in Jalaun district of Uttar Pradesh, which made me inclined towards the natural world from the very start. My job after engineering brought me to Hoshangabad, lying in the Satpur Ranges in Madhya Pradesh. The serene natural beauty and majestic charisma of that place made my quest to explore the wilderness unparallel. Perusing my passion, I started with volunteering in Lucknow zoo where I got the chance to assist in organizing awareness campaigns. I worked as a field assistant with WII in evaluating ecosystem services and biodiversity conservation of Kalesar National Park, Haryana. Evolutionary sciences and animal behavior studies always intrigued me. To increase my understanding of behavioral studies, apart from the online courses, I assisted a PhD student in understanding socio-ecological interactions of multi-male society of Central Himalayan Langurs in Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary. Personalities like David Attenbourgh, Richard Dawkins, Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey, inspired me a lot. I have special interest in studying Social System Evolution of primates and using it for their conservation. Eventually I want to learn and contribute towards endangered species management, human-wildlife conflict and animal ecological studies. Apart from aforementioned I love to trek and have participated in a few expeditions in Himalayan Ranges. Reading, swimming, sketching and singing are also a major part of my life.


Gitima Das

Hailing from a very high biologically diverse state of Assam, wildlife had me fascinated since I was a kid. I became aware about the existence of such a wide variety of life by media sources like National Geographic, Discovery, BBC Earth. I began idolizing people like Bear Grylls, Jeremy Wade as heroes. I became more enthusiastic about wildlife when I did an internship on “Endangered and Vulnerable Species in Captivity” at Assam State Zoo in my BSc. During that period I came in close contact with wild animals such as Indian One- Horned Rhino, Golden Langur, Greater Adjutant Stork and many more. From this I learned about the fate of these animals and birds being exposed to such lavish lifestyle of being fed and cared regularly, which is completely opposite to the harsh reality in the wild. This arose more of my interests and curiosity to help recover the flora and fauna, as I am fairly aware of not only the harsh conditions and competitions in the wild but their disappearing habitats, loss of food, deteriorating health mostly due to us humans being greedy enough. I feel myself fortunate on joining WII for learning in depth about wildlife and look forward on engaging myself for sustaining the wild and thus help mother earth replenish. My aim is becoming an IFS officer. Apart from these my hobbies are travelling, photography and drawing.


Jason B. Coutinho

I am from Mumbai, Maharashtra. Living in such a busy metropolitan city, it is difficult to connect with nature but travelling out of Mumbai to explore the forests always brought joy to me. During a trip to Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, I was fascinated with what nature had to offer and I was introduced to bird watching, an amazing tool through which I could appreciate nature and all that it had in store for me. I graduated from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai with a degree in Botany and Zoology. St. Xavier’s helped me find my interests and always encouraged me to be myself. I did volunteer work with Nikit Surve (WCS-India) in Sanjay Gandhi National Park to work on leopards. Working in SGNP broadened my understanding of the relationship humans have with wildlife. I volunteered in Katerniaghat WLS to work on Gharials and National Chambal Sanctuary to work on Indian Skimmers. Interning in Wildlife Institute of India through the Lesser Florican Survey, CAMPA-GIB and State of India’s Birds Project, exposed me to pursue a career in wildlife conservation.

I am interested in Ornithology, Biogeography, Taxonomy and Genetics. I want to explore India and document the avifaunal diversity it has to offer. I enjoy reading, cooking, painting and a nice cup of tea.


Jithin V.

I am from Malappuram, Kerala. I am broadly interested in wildlife conservation, animal-plant interactions, ecology and evolution. During my childhood days, I used to collect plants from various localities and grow them in my garden. Later, I could enjoy the visitors in my garden; butterflies, birds, snakes, frogs (since it had a small pond as well!), and a lot of small insects. I was fond of observing them, capturing their photos and enriching my collection of feathers, shells, dried leaves, and other materials. I was keenly interested in science projects and experiments during my school days. Later, I have worked on a project ‘Effect of temperature and humidity variations on cows, a case study’ under the joint supervision of Dr. A. Prasad in CVAS (Thrissur) and Mrs. Manjusha. During my graduation, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (Bangalore) selected me for their POBE fellowship. As part of the programme, I have worked on ‘Foraging behaviour of Common Myna in relation to communal roosting’ under Prof. T. N. C. Vidya from whom I got introduced to animal behaviour and ecology in the Animal Behaviour and Sociogenetics Lab. I did my Bachelor’s project on phytoextraction of aluminium using Humped Bladderwort. I am also involved in a long term project on microplastic quantification in mangrove forests of Malabar region. I could pioneer Kerala’s biggest students’ ecological festival  ‘Myristica – The Ecological Fiesta’ through which we spread biodiversity conservation ideas to the student community. Books of Edward O. Wilson, R. Gadagkar, Bahar Dutt, and David Attenborough’s Documentaries helped me to develop a strong bond with nature. Visits to protected areas like Anamudi Shola NP, Eravikulam NP, Anamalai Tiger Reserve and Chinnar WLS only reinforced my curiosity and interest in magnificent microhabitats. In the future, I wish to work on plant-animal interactions using both controlled experiments and field observations. I hope that experiences and opportunities in WII will help me to reach where I dream. Apart from nature, I am interested in photography, quizzing, music, multimedia studies, short film making, writing, volunteering for social causes, and reading.


Joonu Chakma


Growing up in a small town in Chawngte, Mizoram, I always had this curiosity about wildlife from my father. He would talk about the diverse beauty of wild animals  and birds which no longer exist in my town because of deforestation and urbanization. I learned to appreciate more after I joined Bsc. Forestry in College of Horticulture and Forestry, CAU, which gave me exposure to many 
Wildlife sanctuaries and National Parks all over India. That indescribable moment when I actually got to see the Hoolock gibbon, one horned rhino, hornbill, stump-tailed macaque, and the Sangai (just to name a few) in the wild! I wish to acquire knowledge and help in wildlife conservation through proper management of forests and also have some major impact where illegal hunting still prevails. Apart from wildlife, my hobbies includes trekking, playing ukulele, music and travelling.


Joshua Dharmaraj

I'm from Tirunelvelli, Tamilnadu .I graduated from st.Xaviers college Tirunelvelli.  I was fascinated by the stupendous wonders of wildlife right from my childhood , BBC documentaries  narrated by sir David attenborough  gave me  live experience as watching those animals in their natural habitats  . During my school  holidays I encountered a  nesting pair of  yellow wattle lapwings near my home which has nested in a small patch of  grassland surrounded by rapid developing constructions , inorder to protect the nest I stayed near it from dawn to dusk everyday till the eggs hatch and  the nidifugous chicks became juveniles ,during which I  observed their behaviour and adaptations relative  to  the changing conditions,  later I presented a  paper on "Behaviour and survival adaptation of yellow wattle lapwings " at  CMST and won the "Young scientist award " which encouraged me to  study more  about  birds and habitats . I studied and recorded many bird species in all  the habitats of my district during which I noted  many populations decline due  to  human activities,  mainly real estate,  agriculture  and hunting , one such event is that a real estate company  wiped out  an entire  population of lapwings , thick knees , Indian coursers and sand grouses which I've been watching for 5 years ,  in a single day during nesting season . After that encounter , I  pushed my  focus towards  wildlife conservation and in the past 2 years  I learned about many environmental issues throughout the world,  particularly Climate change and loss of biodiversity. In this age of sixth mass extinction ,I'm determined to  study the ethology of animals relative to the climate change ,in their changing  environment and to help establish suitable climate refugees and corridors to support the survival of the affected species.

My avocations include wildlife photography,  volunteering for tiger census and bird surveys with the forest department and listening to lectures and interviews of scientists from various field.


Lovepreet Singh

I am the denizen of field and the forests of Pilibhit district (U.P), once the wildest part of the erstwhile North-Western Provinces where wilderness reigned supreme and the axe and plough were always subdued. I live at my farm house which nearly abuts the boundary of Pilibhit Tiger Reserve on north and whose every inch I have measured on feet and bicycle from 1999 onwards. This large forest belt, which is always in view from my farm house and from where escapes mellow sounds of peacocks, jungle fowls, shamas, robins, cuckoos, barbets, owlets, nightjars, roaring of tigers and is beheld the swaying of giant Sal trees, became my life from the very first day I started discerning the world. Later craze for scientific exploration of flora and fauna was imbued deep in me when I started reading the works of Sir Joseph D. Hooker (author- Flora of British India), W. Blanford, Pocock, Stuart Baker, Prater etc. My aim in life is wildlife conservation- devising plans to mitigate human-wildlife conflict, amelioration of wildlife habitat, weed eradication, establishment of corridors, curtailing anthropogenic pressure on forests etc. I aspire to focus especially on conservation in the Forest Divisions- the forests adjoining the protected areas which are usually rich in biodiversity but are ubiquitously neglected. In last 12 years I have volunteered numerously with organizations like WWF-India, WII and state Forest Departments in vegetation analysis, transact walks, sign surveys, camera trappings, forest enumerations etc. My hobbies includes exploration of new forested areas, birdwatching, floral explorations, planting native wild flora at my farm (as of now the list stands at 245 species), reading British time books, reports, journals etc on forest and shikar, like those of Thomas Webber, Sir E. Sainthill, Osmaston, Champion, Sir D. Brandis, Jim Corbett etc (I have lived 1.5 years continuously in latter’s village Chhoti Haldwani and explored the forests that clad this little but beautiful village during my graduation). My other pastime activities and hobbies are watching and playing cricket, watching Hindi movies, listening to Hindi music and witnessing every minuteness of indo-gothic and Victorian architecture.


Manu Mohan

I have my roots down in Kottayam, Kerala, in a home situated amidst the flurry of the city. Born in a family with the default mindset to exterminate anything that crawled, I slowly veered off that path, from role-playing Romulus Whitaker at school before even being able to comprehend the significance of his works, to my first snake rescue at the age of thirteen right from my home, I was bitten by the bug even before I knew it. The sheer grandeur and spectacle of the documentaries narrated by Attenborough, the precariousness of Austin Stevens and Bear Grylls’ adventures gave me a deep sense of appreciation for and to never stop exploring the natural world. Consequently, zeroed in on forestry for my bachelor’s. I chased after dragonflies, followed through birding trails and attended conferences to get my perspectives right. I got hooked on the idea of Participatory Forest Management and learnt how effective it was when I interned at Periyar TR, whilst performing a socio-economic survey among the forest-fringe communities of the Reserve. I was welcomed to the world of big cats when I volunteered in Phase 4 Tiger monitoring at Amrabad TR with HyTiCoS, rekindling my obsession towards the megafauna. I was later associated with WWF-India during MoEFCC funded GSDP training course on Wildlife Management using Geospatial techniques, giving me some much-needed knowledge in the practical applicability of GIS & RS. I could put it to use when I later interned at Wildlife Institute of India, working in Rajaji TR, where a high incidence of human-leopard conflict was prevalent. Our work gave some valuable insights into the issue paving way for effective mitigation strategies. I look forward to learning more about the intricate relation that all life around us shares in common and my interest lies in finding ways to resolve any arising conflicts within and do my bit in “building a future in which humans live in harmony with nature”. Apart from all the work, I enjoy riding my bike, burgeoned into trail biking, pressing the shutter when words can't express that I witness, movies which twists my head around the right way, music on loop, FPS games, sucker for sunsets, good food and chocolates, getting off the grid every now and then for a taste of another new culture and landscape, worships nature, perpetually in love with the mountains and really good at getting lost.


Pranav Gokhale

I hail from Chiplun, Maharashtra. The town famous for the Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher having tropical climate lies in between Sahyadris and Arabian Sea. I grew up with chasing butterflies and watching birds in Western Ghats, which has ignited a strong desire to study the Natural History. I was intrigued by the immense work of Alfred Wallace and Henry Bates. I am interested in butterflies and in future, would take it up as a model system to explore different biological phenomena. The idea of Mimicry always fascinates me to think of very complex things about the Evolution of butterflies. I did several internships at Dr. Krushnamegh Kunte’s Lab, NCBS and was also a part of butterfly survey at Pakke Tiger Reserve, Arunachal Pradesh and Coorg, Karnataka where I was trained with basic knowledge about the Ecology, Evolution and Natural History of butterflies. These things led me to put some efforts in learning experimental studies rather than doing only Natural History. And I believe, these two things should go hand in hand. I also work as an editor of Butterflies of India (www.ifoundbutterflies.org) and Birds of India (www.birdsofindia.org) websites for the ‘Biodiversity Atlas – India’, A Citizen Science Program by NCBS. Currently, I have been working on the 'Evolution of different wing shapes in Butterflies' with Dr. Krushnamegh Kunte’s Lab. Apart from academics, I am interested in Badminton, Listening to Hindustani Classical Music (especially the Ghazal, Khyal, Tarana), Rearing butterfly caterpillars and Wildlife Photography.


Tarun Singh

I am from Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh.Born and brought up in the Terai region situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, I've been  intrigued by the nature and wildlife since childhood. As a kid I used to spend my free time birding and observing the beauty of nature.I used to wander in the nearby woods whenever I get a chance and gazed at the enormous sal forests in the hope to see the denizens of the forest. I was astounded by the diversity and complexity of the ecosystem. I grew up reading the texts on wildlife by Jim Corbett, Kenneth Anderson, Salim Ali and George Schaller, which prompted me to work in the field of wildlife conservation. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree In Zoology from Allahabad University. I have volunteered with WWF India in monitoring a tiger that was accused as a maneater and strayed in the nearby villages close to the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve in 2017.  I also did an Internship for a year with WWF India in All India Tiger Estimation 2018, entitled "Monitoring of tiger, co-predator, prey and their habitat in selected areas of Terai Arc Landscape, Uttar Pradesh". This gave me an opportunity to visit and work in all the tiger potential habitats of Uttar Pradesh. I was amazed to see the population of tigers surviving in the fragmented and human dominated landscapes. I am interested in studying the ecology of large carnivores outside protected areas and human wildlife conflict mitigations.I also have a keen interest in Evolutionary biology. My hobbies are listening to music, playing guitar, reading books on wildlife and reading urdu poetry, especially Ghalib . I am also very fond of tea.


Vignesh Chandran

I'm Vignesh Chandran M from Nilambur, Malappuram district, Kerala. I belong to the western ghats and i  had a good exposure with the forest and wildlife since my childhood as my house is just 7 km away from Nedumkayam rainforest. From my schooldays itself my interests were drawn towards forest and wildlife . The Nature camp that  I attended in my high school days was the turning point in my life. That camp which was conducted in the interior of forest changed my entire view towards wildlife and I started thinking about conservation aspects also. My parents had also played  a very significant role in aiding my zeal for wildlife. They used to share whatever information that they knew about birds and animals with me.  When  my father bought me two field guides of birds and Snakes for the first time all the things changed and my curiosity and enthusiasm for wildlife got ignited up once again.

 As I'm a Forestry graduate from College of Forestry Ponnampet, Coorg , I have been to all the forest types in Karnataka. The trekking and forest camps that we had in our Under graduation programme empowered my knowledge in forest and wildlife. I'm very much interested in birds, butterflies, frogs and dragonflies. Photography and Football is also among some inevitable parts in my life. I have attended so many bird marathon and wildlife census programmes as a part my forestry UG programme.


Yathumon M. A.

Grown up enjoying the beauty of my village Aralam (Kerala), a good passion towards nature has developed in me from childhood.  With the help and support of my parents, teachers and friends, I have participated in different forest faunal surveys all along Kerala from my high school days. My craze for wildlife evolved from those surveys and watching butterflies, birds and snakes around me. Working with Ferns Nature Conservation Society gave me opportunities to learn and do more for wildlife other than just watching and enjoying. I’ve worked for a book on Butterflies of Parambikulam Tiger Reserve and started monitoring milkweed butterfly migration in South India. Apart from observing all life forms around me, my interests are travelling, hiking, sleeping and watching animation movies.


Yukti Taneja

I share the motivation many young undergraduate students have towards biodiversity conservation and sustainability. However, like you, my upbringing and education in a city (Meerut) offered limited exposure.Lessons on Social sciences, specifically Geography and History kindled an insight to think of the serene distant lands, Biogeography, People, Cultures and the stories that connect all. I took the obvious path and pursued an undergrad programme in Zoology from the University of Delhi. I learned proactively in my course modules on Ecology, Evolution and Wildlife Sciences as I organised Environment Education Programmes in Schools and participated in birding sessions in the city. Essentially, my association with the Black Kite Project team in Delhi allowed me to appreciate from close range, the Anthropogenic impacts which integrate ecological processes from local nesting habitat of breeding kites to spatial scales across multiple Geopolitical boundaries; I studied a large flock of migratory kite populations from Central asia at the Ghazipur landfill site in Delhi. This internship under profs Qamar Qureshi and Y V Jhala allowed me to responsibly handle team members and support staff. At WII, apart from academic training, I hope to further develop my soft skills to bridge the gaps between various stakeholders in executing Wildlife Conservation. Additionally, as I figured out last year by publishing a comic booklet on kite ecology in delhi, I hope to take further my love for paints, poems and music to popularise the cause of general interest in Biodiversity and Conservation among children and locals. For this, I would use people’s ethnic motivations in relation to tolerance and promotion of wildlife by sharing them as modern stories and folklore. I also hope to demonstrate the idea to fellow nature enthusiasts that there are just no secret ingredients to successfully executing Biological Conservation; we just have to look near and around.


Zankhna Patel


My native place is Surat, Gujarat. Nature and specifically wild animals have always fascinated me since childhood. Following my passion for natural world, I have chosen Forestry for my graduation. During my four year’s undergraduate programme, I have praticipated in many nature trails, birdwatching, Wildlife census, rescues, trainings on wildlife conservation, workshops and seminars on biodiversity.


My best weekends are when I’m  in forest observing flora, fauna and experiencing my connection with the divine through this fascinating natural world. During the field training program of Forestry, I have visited nearlly all protected areas of Gujarat state and realised how beautiful this ecosystems are and there’s so much we humans have to explore and learn from nature. I am interested working in conservation biology and love to persue  career as conservation biologist. I am amongst those whose passion and profession are same. Living a life in wilderness with trekking, reading, bird watching and exploring the unexplored is always what I am inclined towards.