Nikhil is the backbone behind the Walnut Concept. He holds a B.E in Computer Science. He also has an M.S in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, USA. He handles technology and finance at Walnut. He is also active in the technology community in Pune.
He is a core team member of CSPathshala, a nation-wide community driven open source computational thinking curriculum for schools, which is being implemented at Walnut Schools too. CSPathshala is used by lacs of students across India, and has been translated to 5 major languages. CSPathshala is an ACM India initiative, initially supported by Google.
Earlier, he was looking after technology and administration in Millennium National School for over a decade.
Nikhil was also involved with the Computer Society of India, where he was also the Chairman of the Pune Chapter for 2014-15. He has guided various students for projects in Computer Science. He is also involved closely with the budding startup community in Pune, and was one of the core team members of POCC . Prior to returning to India, Nikhil was employed with EMC Corporation, USA in their Advanced Research team, and StorageTek in various capacities.
Nikhil is a Charter Member of TiE Pune, where he is actively working with mentoring startups via the TiE Nurture program.