Our Advisors

Dr. Pramod Agarwal

Dr. Pramod Agarwal is leading our current project on Eco-Toilets from Roorkee. A professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), he is also the Dean, Academics of the Institute at present. With more than 110 research papers in national and international journals and 170 in conferences, he holds a solid expertise in his field. Currently, he is advising us on crucial project matters, while providing technical guidance for project components involving electrical systems.

Dr. Pradeep Kumar

Dr. Pradeep Kumar is a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Roorkee. An expert on water systems and water treatment, he has been actively involved in projects aiming at safe and sustainable water supply in many parts of India. He is guiding us on our toilet model by providing expertise on various sewage and water treatment systems which form a core part of our toilet design.




Dr. Inderdeep Singh

Dr. Inderdeep Singh is Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. He currently holds the position of Associate Dean of Students’ Welfare. With 15 book chapters, 81 research papers and 86 conference articles, he brings a vast knowledge of the field, especially in the area of Fiber Reinforced Composites and recently, on eco-friendly sustainable composites. His expertise in the field has been key in the mechanical and material design for our toilet models.

Dr. Avlokita Agrawal

Dr. Avlokita Agrawal is an assistant professor in the Department of Architecture and Planning at IIT Roorkee. In her 13 years of experience in the building design sector, she has worked on improving energy efficiency in buildings, both as a design and at corporate policy making levels. Her knowledge and experience in the field of energy efficient buildings is helping us with the design of green superstructures and building components for our toilet models.


Dr. Devendra Saroj

Dr. Devendra Saroj is advisor to the Sukriti. He currently leads research activities on water and wastewater treatment at the University of Surrey, United Kingdom, where he holds the position of faculty member. He also held faculty member position at the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, Netherlands. Having worked on numerous projects related to water and wastewater treatment system and sewage treatment processes in the past, the combination of his expertise and experience is central to the implementation of advanced water treatment technologies in our projects.