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Berkeley India Conference

The Berkeley India Conference is an undergraduate student initiative at University of California, Berkeley. We aim to engage in a policy-driven discourse on existing and future opportunities for youth in India. We envision a two-day conference where a panel of experts from diverse fields spanning inter alia, policy, journalism, academia and politics, will lead discussions and interact with students at Berkeley. Our theme is focused on addressing critical issues associated with the future of youth - mainly poverty alleviation of the population through education, health and economic development. This will be the first edition of a policy driven youth led conference at the University of California, Berkeley.


This conference would create an opportunity for engaged, interested young minds to not only learn and exchange information with established pioneers in the fields of government, technology and society, but also to engage in meaningful discussions aimed at providing solutions for issues faced by India.

Next Generation

We see this as a unique opportunity to prepare the next generation of young leaders in India by equipping with them the knowledge, background and network to combat contemporary issues, and thus carve the path for a better India.


We aim to lay the ground in giving students the chance to think critically about issues in India as they evolve and develop, year after year. The conference will be the first of its kind in the Bay Area, and through this medium we aim to create a legacy conference series that gives students the opportunity to engage in policy debates about Indian problems as they arise and evolve.


Arun Jaitley

Gurdeep Kaur Chawla
Montek Ahluwalia

Baijayant 'Jay' Panda

Mukesh Aghi
Tara Béteille

Venktesh Shukla

Isha Ray
Abhijith Ravinutala

Pranab Bardhan

Ramaswami Balasubramaniam

Nidhi Khosla

Sheba Tejani

Sharique Hasan

Shail Kumar


Sudha Shetty
Pranab Bardhan
Pradeep Chhibber


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