Graduate Student Council (GSC)


The Graduate Student Council (GSC) is the official representative body of all graduate students (Full-time/ Part-time) at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering



Our Mission is to foster the grad community, serve as a channel for expression of thoughts, ideas and concerns associated to academics as well as extra-curricular activities; bridge the gap between School of Engineering and other NYU schools, and encourage professional development.



Please click here to read the Graduate Student Council’s Constitution and Bylaws



●   Sarth Desai

Sarth is majoring in Entrepreneurship & Biotechnology. From Chicago, IL, he loves being involved with the student life at NYU. NYU has helped him grow as a person and he hopes to pass on his leadership skills to others.                                          

●   Prathit Vora

Prathit is majoring in Industrial Engineering. While he believes in living life to the fullest he is extremely dedicated to his work. He loves exploring the city in all possible manners and that’s what he loves about New York City that it always amuses him in every other way. And so he tries to work hard on making NYU the best experience of a student’s life.

●   Shivani Arora
     Vice President
Shivani is majoring in Biotechnology. She is from New Delhi, India. She loves traveling, listening to music, hanging out with friends and interacting with new people. She loves exploring New York and out of many beautiful spots, Brooklyn Bridge is her favorite.

●   Pavan Nihalani
Pavan is majoring in Computer Science and expects to graduate in December 2014. He likes to collaborate with the team efficiently and believes that networking is the best way to learn about different cultures. He loves the resources that are offered by NYU and NYC and recommends the incoming students to utilize them to the fullest.

●   George panagopoulos
George is majoring in Financial Engineering and expects to graduate in 2015. He is from Athens, Greece. As Treasurer, George hopes to assist the Student Council and Clubs with proper use of source and funds. He enjoys traveling, photography and New York.   


Organizing Committee
Mission: To act as a planning commission and to organize and plan events that would be beneficial for the graduate students. We aim to increase participation of graduate students on campus and build a platform where students can pitch their own ideas about the type of events they want to see on campus.

●   Shubhangi Rathi
Shubhangi Rathi is majoring in Management of Technology. She loves to make new friends, travel and organize events. She revels in the NYU spirit and looks forward to being actively involved with the Graduate Student Council.

●   Xirui He
Xirui He (also known as Sherry) is a MS student in Financial Engineering. She loves trying out new things and overcoming new challenges. She looks forward to a great year contributing and having fun at the Graduate Student Council.

●   Pratyush Bangera
Pratyush is a graduate student in the department of Mechanical Engineering and comes from Mumbai, India. He believes that all work and no play does make Jack a dull boy, which is why, as a part of GSC, he looks forward to engage students in activities that define the NYU community.

Marketing Committee
Mission: The Marketing Committee focuses on promoting the activities of the GSC as well as on raising awareness about the University wide activities carried out by the various student councils at other schools at the graduate level.

●   Sakshi Katiyar
Sakshi is a Management of Technology graduate student from Delhi, India. Expecting her Masters in 2015, she strikes a good balance between her scholastic and recreational engagements.

●   Saheel Syed
Saheel is a tech-enthusiast from India pursuing his Masters in Management of Technology.   Designing softwares is his passion but he also enjoys cricket, traveling and occasionally, a Bollywood movie.



• All the members of the Graduate Student Body shall get to vote and elect the Executive   Officers of the GSC.

• Elections for the Executive Officers shall be held during the spring semester and they shall take office beginning of the succeeding fall semester.

• The Executive Board shall appoint the chair of each committee of the GSC. It is necessary for the Chair to state intent before being appointed.

For more information on elections, amendments, meeting etc. please refer to the Graduate Student Council’s Constitution attached earlier.


Working for the Student Council is a great way of becoming an active member of the community where you get a chance to network with some of the most influential people and learn from your peers. It provides you a platform where you can voice your opinions and act on changes you want to see.


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