Founding Team

Mubeen Masudi
B. Tech., Civil Engineering, IIT Bombay

Mubeen graduated from IIT Bombay and post that worked with ZS Associates, a sales and marketing consultancy firm, for a year. He secured 99.99 %ile in the (CAT) - 2012. He founded RISE with an aim to equalize educational opportunities for the students of Kashmir. Mubeen was awarded the Young Connectors of the Future Fellowship by the Swedish Institute, Stockholm in 2016. Additionally, Mubeen is an Acumen India Fellow 2018.

Imbesat Ahmad
M. S., Physics, IIT Kharagpur

Imbesat pursued Integrated M. Sc., Physics at IIT Kharagpur. Imbesat has been actively involved in raising awareness about educational opportunities across India and has worked at National Institute of Scientific Research, Canada He has represented India thrice in the Hult Global Challenge held at Dubai, Shanghai & London. His educational product at RiSE was conferred as one of the top 10 global projects of Dell Education Challenge.

Salman Shahid
B. Tech., Chemical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur

Salman pursued B. Tech in Chemical Engineering at IIT Kharagpur. Additionally, he holds a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur. He has worked at KAUST, Saudi Arabia. He was also a part of Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations held in Tokyo, Japan. He designed an Eco-Generator which was awarded Innovation Challenge Grant and ranked among the top 10 globally by Shell Ideas360.

Advisory Board

Mohammad Shafi Pandit
Retd IAS, Former Chairman JKPSC

Mohamad Shafi Pandit is the first muslim IAS officer from Jammu & Kashmir. He retired as the chairman of J&K Public Service Commission. He is currently the President of the Youth Hostel Association of India and Chairperson of the ASCENT Group.

Raheel Khursheed
Head of News/Twitter Seva at Twitter INSEA, Twitter

Raheel Khursheed works at the intersection of news, politics and governance. Raheel is a former head of News Partnerships for Twitter in India and South East Asia. He previously served as director of communications for India at Khursheed is a 2017 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard, member of the 2017 class of Asia 21, 2017 Yale World Fellow and 2018 Draper Hills Summer fellow at Stanford.