Bhakti Patil

Business Development Consultant with Trayas

Bhakti currently serves as a Business Development Consultant with Trayas, a recently established regulatory research and policy advisory organisation. She brings over 7 years of experience in non-profit development, with a focus on fundraising, strategic partnerships, and grant management. More recently, she led business development at the Adhyayan Foundation and Centre for Civil Society (CCS). Along with the Indian School of Public Policy, she has also served as Guest Faculty/Mentor with the Global Policy, Diplomacy, and Sustainability Fellowship, coaching students and young professionals in fundraising and grant management.

Bhakti holds a Master’s and M.Phil degree in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. She has been a DAAD Research Fellow (Germany) and Smith Fellow (Atlas Network, USA), and a graduate of the Asia Institute of Political Economy (The Fund for American Studies/George Mason University, USA). Her research interests include Gandhian thought, lōkavidyā and non-eurocentric knowledge systems, and ethics and alterity in contemporary philanthropy.