Empathy Connects is founded by IIT and TISS Alumni. It is an initiative of Tathaastu Social Initiatives and mentored by social leaders, entrepreneurs and professors from TISS and IIMs. We identify and partner with organizations and social enterprises with sustainable impact at grassroots. Our mission is to create informed citizens with an experience of grassroots realities. Motivated individuals are connected with these movements through travel, internship and cultural immersion programs. To achieve the goal we focus on making these travel programs and ground learning workshops an integral part of curriculum of education institutes.


Dr Bhaskar Mittra

Associate Director, Tata Cornell Agriculture & Nutrition Initiative

PhD, Forest Research Institute

TISS, Mumbai

Nitin Kumar

Ex-Sr Director Snapdeal

MBA, Booths School, University of Chicago

B.Tech, IIT Delhi


Pranjal Dubey

Social Entrepreneur, Founder Sant Singaji Educational Society

Ramkrishna NK

Co-founder & CEO, Rang De

Ashoka Fellow

Shobha Punukollu

Co-founder, BridgeAble Pte. Ltd

Seed Funder, Volunteer (Singapore)

MBA, IIM Calcutta

B.Tech, NIT Karnataka

Dr Venkatesh Murthy

Asst Professor, IIM Rohtak

PhD, TISS Mumbai

Vinayak Lohani

Founder, Parivaar

MBA, IIM Calcutta

B.Tech, IIT Kharagpur


Nitesh Sachan


B.Tech VIT-Vellore, Masters in Social Entrepreneurship, TISS Mumbai

Nitin Dhakad


B.Tech, IIT-Roorkee


Empathy Connects
wherever we go!

Email: connect@empathyconnects.org

Call: +91 99307 48239

        +91 78957 94177

An initiative of Tathaastu Social Initiatives, a Society registered in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (India).