After having completed his bachelor’s in English Literature from the University of Delhi, it was Akshay’s association with the Ministry of Agriculture as a policy researcher which galvanised his academic interest towards public policy. Akshay built on his learnings through the master’s programme in Public Policy from O.P Jindal Global University. The course helped him appreciate the interconnected nature of public policies which makes the discipline challenging yet fascinating. Currently Akshay is a Teaching for Research and Intellectual Pursuits (TRIP) Fellow, Akshay is keen to leverage his skill set by undertaking interdisciplinary research to contribute towards the development and policy discourse in the country. His interests lie in examining the delivery of services in health, education, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) through the lens of program design and evaluation.