Shantanu has worked with a leading policy think tank, Centre for Civil Society (CCS), for policy research and advocacy for education domain. Before that he worked for UNICEF Integrated District Approach (IDA) project in Lalitpur, a remote district in hinterlands of Uttar Pradesh. Working very closely with the local government to improve the service delivery for education, health, sanitation and women & child welfare programs. Shantanu has worked as management and consultant for about a decade across several countries including India, Switzerland, Cyprus, Hungary, Israel and United Kingdom before leaving the corporate career for his passion to be in the social sector. Shantanu is a post graduate from Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex (UK) in Governance and Development and done his research projects on E-governance, Local Governance and Public service delivery with eminent professors and development professionals. Before this he has completed his Post Graduate Certification in Business Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur.