Team 2023

Adish Joshi


“Surgery is a form of art wherein the artist uses a Scalpel to create his masterpiece” 

Hello everyone! I am Adish Joshi, and I will be serving as the President of Cutting Edge 2023.

Cutting Edge is the type of club where we not only learn how to teach, we also teach everyone else how to learn. From surgical-skill workshops to brainy events, exciting collabs, and intriguing talks, we do it all and so much more!

 I am so proud to be a part of this community, not only because we follow “The Grind” religiously when it comes to our events, but also because it has provided me with an amazing opportunity to make a lot of great friendships with my seniors, my juniors and people within my batch. 

I can’t understate what an amazing experience and an honour it has been to be a member of Cutting Edge for the past 2 years. From learning discipline, hard work and surgical skills to finding an amazing group of genuinely wholesome friends, this community has probably had the most profound impact on my college life. 

I can’t wait to reveal to you guys what all we have in store for the coming year, it’s going to be exciting trust me! Till then, cheers, and see ya!

Nitya Krishna

Vice President

“The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.”

 Hello everyone, I’m Nitya and I’ll be serving as your Vice President for the year of 2023. 

Here at Cutting Edge, our goal is to teach undergraduate medical students the basic surgical skills required by any doctor. We also aim, in the process of learning, to spark your curiosity and interest in the exhilarating subject of surgery.

 Throughout the year, we conduct a variety of programs, ranging from skill-based workshops to adrenaline-filled events, and intriguing talks with eminent professors. We bring to you academics packed with fun and excitement. 

My last year in CE has taught me many things. From learning how to throw surgical knots to suturing intestines, from attending events to learning how to organize them, CE has provided me with a mammoth of opportunities to grow and hone my skills. We are a community of people who push each other to become our best selves, while always having one another’s back, for whom I’m ever grateful.

 I have the utmost confidence in our team, and cannot wait to show you what we have in store. I’m really looking forward to seeing you at all our events this year!

 Let’s take this year, to infinity and beyond!

Bhavya Jain

General Secretary

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there” 

Hello everybody! I’m Bhavya and I’ll be serving as the General Secretary for Cutting Edge for this term.

 It’s an absolute honour to be part of such a wonderful and talented team that strives to bring out the best in everybody. I have truly found a family in them. And I look forward to giving and learning more from this family in the coming term.

 This year we, at Cutting Edge, strive to bring out more innovative and creative workshops and events full of opportunities to learn and grow for all our members. Here’s to a greater year ahead! 

Alisha Lobo


Hello! I am Alisha Chrissel Lobo and I’ll be serving as Treasurer for Cutting Edge 2023. 

It will be my responsibility to manage expenses and to overlook finances throughout the year. 

I have been in Cutting Edge for a year and I have gained a lot from it. It has taught me about surgery and has aided me to grow in all aspects.

Cutting Edge has enriched my college experience more than words can express. I am absolutely thrilled to be working with old and new members alike and make this a truly memorable term ❤️✨️

Pradnayan Agarwal

Event Co-Ordinator

Hi!! I am Pradnayan from 7th semester and the Event Coordinator for the year. Super excited to bring to you various fun-filled workshops.

Vaishnavi Singh


I’m Vaishnavi and I’ll be serving as the Webmaster for this term. I’ll essentially be responsible for keeping the website updated with everything we do.

This is my second year in Cutting Edge. We did a great job last year and I’m pumped to see what new heights we’ll achieve this year. It was a pleasure learning and growing with the most affectionate, hardworking, and talented team this past year and I can only see myself evolving more. 

Here’s to a productive, mind stimulating, and love-filled term ahead : )

Manan Chawda

Head of Design Team

“No power in the world can stop an idea whose time has come.” 

Hello Everyone! I, Manan Chawda, take immense pleasure in introducing myself as the Head of Design for the 12th Cutting Edge! 

At Cutting Edge, We’ve always dedicated ourselves to making learning the most fun, productive and memorable. With the excitement that our entire team holds, the vision that our leaders foster, and the guidance that our seniors provide, Cutting Edge naturally becomes the ideal place to become the best version of yourself and show the world your true potential. 

I have always treated CE as my family. It is for the first time in the past years that I realized that it’s not about the number of years of experience, but the number of experiences in a year. Give CE your best, and it gives you back everything and so much more. 

We can’t wait to amaze you all and make this one of the best years ever! 

Onward and Upward!

Jasneet Kalra

Design Team

“Design can be art
Design can be aesthetic
Design can be simple
That is precisely why it’s complicated.  “
This is one of the many things I learnt in my previous term in Cutting Edge.

Hey everyone! I am Jasneet (everyone calls me Angna) 
And this is my second year in the design team. 
Really looking forward to a new year and new beginnings!

Sanjana Nanda

Design Team

Hi everyone! I am Sanjana, a part of the design team of cutting edge 2023. This is my second year in this club & I can’t wait to work with the new team. 
I’m going to be designing, learning new skills, teaching them and helping organise events, and if all goes well this year shall be as fulfilling as the last if not more! 
Looking forward to the year ahead 🙂

Aarushi Tripathi

Design Team

Hello everyone! <3
I’m Aarushi and I’ll be a part of the design team for this term. This is my first year at Cutting Edge and I can’t even explain how excited I am for the upcoming year. I love the entire concept of ‘found family’ and I am super grateful that I get to be a part of the CE family and work alongside a group of super talented and passionate people. 
As a part of the design team, it’s my work to effectively communicate with you all through my designs and illustrations. Really looking forward to learning various interesting surgical skills and then teaching them to you all. We will try our utmost to make the events extremely fun and hopefully make you all fall more and more in love with the art of surgery. 
Here’s to a year full of growth and enjoyment!

Avani Garg

Design Team

Hi everyone, I’m Avani. This is my first year in the committee and I’m going to be a part of the design team. I’m looking forward to learning a whole variety of skills and teaching a few myself. I hope to see both myself and Cutting Edge grow as we bring to you a fresh series of workshops and exciting events!

Elvin Joshua Pinto

Design Team

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep”
Hello everyone! I am Elvin Joshua Pinto, a member of the design team. This is my first year in Cutting Edge 2023, and I am so excited to learn new skills and be a part of organising upcoming events.
Cutting Edge is a family of enthusiastic and hardworking individuals who are not only interested in acquiring new skills and sharing their knowledge with others but also encourage their fellow members, uplift them in times of need, and transform their weaknesses into strengths.
By sharing my knowledge of surgery in the form of illustrative posts, I, along with the design team, wish to make surgery a less intimidating subject.

Siddharth Nair

Head of Publicity

Hello there! My name is Siddharth Nair, I’ll be working as the Head of PR for this upcoming term. Super stoked and looking forward to an excellent term ahead with the team.

Gowri S Nair

Publicity Representative

Hello everyone! I’m Gowri and I will be working in the PR team for Cutting Edge for the following term. Looking forward to seeing you all at the coming workshops and other exciting events.

Samridhi Kumaresan

Publicity Representative

Hi Everyone!
I’m Samridhi and I’m a member of the Publicity Team here at Cutting Edge! Or as we like to call it ‘Cutest Edge’ 😉. Cutting Edge is filled with probably the most talented, kind, and hard-working individuals you’ll find here at KMC Manipal, and we can’t wait to share with you our infectious love for our academic club and learning new things over the upcoming year! 

As we all know medical school can be quite overwhelming sometimes with the sheer number of things we need to learn and skills we need to practice. And we at Cutting Edge are all committed to helping you through your journey.

This is my second year as a member of the publicity team, and I’m so grateful and excited to be a part of this amazing team (if you couldn’t already tell). And I can assure you that we have quite a number of exciting things in store for you all, so get ready! 

You can catch me at some of our workshops and events over the next year, or somewhere in Manipal with a cup of coffee in hand. Feel free to approach me regarding anything, I’ll be happy to help. 

See you there!

Prakhya Gupta

Publicity Representative

Helloo, I’m Prakhya and I’m a part of the Public Relations Team this year. It’s my first year in Cutting Edge and I’m so elated to be a part of this family! As a publicity representative, I look forward to sharing news about all of the super exciting events and workshops that we have planned for the year ahead, so feel free to contact me whenever you’d like! 
Eagerly anticipating the events this year and can’t wait to embark on this journey, which I hope, will enhance your knowledge and fascination with surgery!

Krishna Sathishkumar

Publicity Representative

Hello everyone! My name is Krishna Sathishkumar and I am elated to introduce myself as a member of the publicity team for this term.
It’s my first year at Cutting Edge and I am so excited for what’s ahead of me this year. From learning new skills to organizing workshops and taking part in intercollege fests, I will definitely grow as a person throughout this process. I’m really looking forward to bonding with my new family here at Cutting Edge.

Medha Chatterjee

Publicity Representative

Hey everyone!! I am Medha Chatterjee and I’m in first year. I’m part of the publicity team for Cutting Edge 2023. I’m looking forward to my first year in CE and am super excited to work with everyone. Can’t wait to learn new skills and grow as a person through this experience. :).

Utkarsh Agrawal

Head of Education and Skills

Utkarsh Agrawal here, this is my third year at Cutting Edge. I will be working as ESR head for this term. As ESR head, along with my fabulous team, we’ll think out of the box to bring groundbreaking workshops for you all to enjoy and captivate your curiosity more towards surgery.

You all can contact me for any queries!

‘Let’s make a Cut to Cure’

Tanvi Achanti

Education and Skills Representative

Hey guys !! I’m Tanvi and I’ll be a part of the ESR team for this term.
As an ESR I’d be involved in conducting  workshops to educate enthusiastic students  on the basic skills of surgery 
Being a part of Cutting Edge for the past year has been one of the best experiences in college. 
It’s a club that provides you with the best in every aspect and more importantly helps you grow and learn not only in the field of surgery but as a medical professional.

Rahul Saraf

Education and Skills Representative

Hey! I’m Rahul Saraf, Education and Skills Representative for this term. My role is to teach you all some surgical skills that are important foundation stones for any surgeon and hopefully will pique your interest in surgery. I also want to interact with all of you and integrate your ideas and inputs into our workshops and events. Looking forward to an amazing term ahead!!

Yatee Samantaray

Education and Skills Representative

Hello everyone, I’m Yatee and I’ll be an Education & Skills Representative for this term! This is my 2nd year here and I could not be more excited to work with this absolutely amazing and talented group of people to bring workshops and skills of the highest quality to y’all. Hope to see you soon 🙂

Mariyah Haji

Education and Skills Representative

Hello! I’m Mariyah Haji and this is my first year as part of the Cutting Edge team. I’ll be serving as an Education and Skills Representative (ESR). I am excited to learn surgery-related skills and help bring to you events and workshops that are as fun and engaging as they are informative. 

I am thrilled to be working alongside such a talented and warm group of people, and cannot wait to see what the year ahead holds.

A random quote that mildly applies: “It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.”

Saachi Girish Kurudi

Education and Skills Representative

Hi! I’m Saachi Girish Kurudi and I’m one of the Educational Skills Representatives. 
I’m so excited to work with all you amazing people to organise amazing events and have a ton of fun this year! 

Saanya Chhabra

Education and Skills Representative

heyy! I am Saanya Chhabra, a part of the educational and skills team for this year. I am so grateful and honoured to be a part of this club and work alongside such talented people. 
I am here to learn as much as I can and hopefully help people do the same who are fascinated about anything and everything about surgery like me and make learning fun. Looking forward to seeing you guys!!
“a mind stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions”

Mrunmayee Nerlikar

4th year Batch Representative

I’m Mrunmayee Nerlikar, Batch Representative for the 2019 batch, and I’m super excited to be a part of the 12th Cutting Edge! Looking forward to suturing, intubating and having some fun with everyone!

Sourabh Singh

3rd Year Batch Representative

“Har manzar main ek manzar chupa hota hai, 
Insaan toh libaas ke andar chupa hota hai”

Hey! I’m Sourabh, 3rd year Batch Representative for this term. I’m not good with words when it comes to “Describe yourself” *inserts emoji laughing nervously*.

This is my first year in this club and being in the Cutting Edge family, I’m looking forward to being a part of an amazing team that will help each other learn and grow, as always.
My main job is to keep my batchmates updated regarding upcoming events and workshops.

“Knowledge is the lowest Competency”

Suhani Jain

2nd year Batch Representative

Hello everyone,
I’m Suhani and I’ll be the Batch Representative for batch 2021 for this term. I’m so thrilled and excited to work with my team and I’m positive that I’ll be performing and giving my best in all the duties as a Batch Representative! ✨💫

Aryan Praveen Bhandari

1st year Batch Representative

Hi everyone,
I’m Aryan, Batch Representative of the Batch of 2022. This is my first year at Cutting Edge & I can’t wait to get started.
I look forward to learning and teaching you all surgical skills and keeping you posted on everything that we’re up to.
Here’s to one exciting year ahead.