Nikhil is a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Mass Communication. He joined r.i.c.e. in 2013, and is helping r.i.c.e in learning the behavior and thoughts of village people on sanitation. Prior to joining r.i.c.e. Nikhil worked with several other organizations and Institutions such as J-PAL South Asia, CMF, Digital Green, Columbia University, Heilbrunn Department of Population & Family Health (HDPFH), and the Harvard Kennedy School in their research efforts on community health (RCTs for increasing demand for immunization and iron, and capacity building of front line health workers), and on the improvement of service delivery and livelihood schemes in India.