Team 2024


Nitya Krishna


Hello, I’m Nitya, I’ll be serving as President for the term of 2024.

At Cutting Edge, we aim to bring surgical skills and information to medical undergraduates, in an easy to digest format. From workshops to talks and escape rooms, we aspire to inspire interest in the incredible field of surgery.

Over my last two years, I’ve been thrilled to see us grow and reach new heights I couldn’t have imagined when I first joined. From searching for new skills, to brainstorming content, we’ve done it all (and tried it all too). I’ve seen people grow from excited kids to confident individuals, ready to take on any challenge. I’m so proud of my team, I could never imagine doing this without them.

I’m so grateful to have been a part of this committee, that taught me to reach for the stars. Here’s to the new planets we’ll be reaching out to this year!

Mariyah Haji

Vice President

“Better is possible. It does not take genius. It takes diligence. It takes ingenuity. And above all, it takes a willingness to try.”

I am Mariyah Haji, the Vice President for Cutting Edge the 13th. Throughout the year CE brings to you hands-on surgical workshops, wisdom from renowned surgeons, thrilling events and much more. CE has always fostered a love for learning and an attention to detail that makes every project a truly beautiful journey. Personally, being a part of CE has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my college life. I cannot wait to work with our incredible team to carry on this legacy. I have only excitement for the magic that the 13th Cutting Edge will surely create.

Prakhya Gupta

General Secretary

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you”

Hello! I am Prakhya Gupta, the General Secretary of Cutting Edge 2024. I became a part of the Cutting Edge team one year ago and it has been such a beautiful year of growth and opportunities. It made me a learner, a teacher, a leader and so much more. I am incredibly grateful to be surrounded by a team of such talented people who always help me put forward the best version of myself.

Through our hands on workshops and talks by distinguished professors, we wish to reach that ambitious learner in you as well. From tying surgical knots to mastering suturing, we cannot wait to help you fall in love with surgery just the way we did!


Medha Chatterjee


Hii!! I’m Medha Chatterjee and I’ll be serving as Cutting Edge’s treasurer for this term. My duties include heading the finances and managing the clubs’ expenses. My last year in CE taught me so much including suturing skills, everything that goes into organising an event and design skills as well. I love how close knit the club is and can’t wait to work with these amazing people this year to take the club to new heights.

Looking forward to seeing you at our events this year!

Adish Govind Joshi

Content Head

Hello everyone! I am Adish Joshi, and I’ll be serving as the Content Head for the year 2024.

Being part of Cutting Edge has been an enriching experience. You get to be part of a formal student-run organization that conducts workshops, on basic, yet essential, surgical skills, talks by eminent professors and surgeons, and organizes our very own KMC Manipal academic fest – Asterion (now called Vedam). You get to run an aesthetically pleasing yet informative Instagram page which is the envy of any would-be influencer. At the same time, you are part of a community that always has each other’s back but also knows how to have fun.

This is my 4th and last year in Cutting Edge, and goddamn it has been a wild ride. The ups were worth it of course, but so were the downs. Seeing Cutting Edge adapt and overcome every single challenge thrown at it, and somehow come out stronger, has probably been one of the most satisfying moments of my time in this club. Cutting Edge has had a huge, hell, probably the biggest, impact on my college life. If you want to have the same experience, Cutting Edge is where it’s at. And as always, CE for life❤️

Vaishnavi Singh 


Helllu, I’m the Webmaster for this term.

Working in CE has been an enriching experience through and through. Every year we pull off events that leaves me in awe. The talent, dedication and love that you get to witness in CE is unparalleled. It fills me with immense hope and excitement just thinking about what this term has to offer. Looking forward to a successful and fun packed year ✨💪🏼


Bhavya Jain

Head of Design

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there” I believe there is no task that cannot be learnt, and all of us even the best of us start from somewhere small, so keep going, you’ll get there!

Hello everybody! I’m Bhavya and I’ll be l the Head of Design for this term. Having been part of this family for the past three years, I have had the absolute honour to work alongside such a wonderful and talented team that strives to bring out the best in everybody. 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!

Aarushi Tripathi


Hello everyone ! <3 I am Aarushi and I’m a part of the Design Team of Cutting Edge 2024. This is my 2nd year in the club. Last year was full of so much growth and enjoyment. It’s wonderful to work with a group of such talented and passionate people. I’m extremely excited to work with the new team. Looking forward to making more and more designs, learning and teaching many more skills. Here’s to a wonderful year ahead!

Saachi Girish Kurudi


Hello! I am so thrilled to be a part of Cutting Edge ‘The Thirteenth’! I’ve met some amazing people through CE and am so excited to work with them to bring to you mind blowing workshops, interviews and much more. “Curiosity is one of the greatest secrets of happiness” -Bryant H. McGill

Ishanvi Baranwal


“Art is not freedom from discipline, but disciplined freedom.” Hi everyone! I’m Ishanvi, and I’m joining the design team this term. It’s my first year at Cutting Edge, and I’m super excited to learn new skills. I can’t wait to work with the team and be part of the CE family. We’ll do our best to organize cool workshops and events. Here’s to a year ahead filled with productivity and fun

Bhavya Kalra


Hello everyone, my name is Bhavya Kalra, and I am thrilled to be a part of the design team at Cutting Edge. With a passion for innovation and a keen interest in surgical techniques, I am dedicated to contributing my skills and creativity towards our club’s mission. Additionally, as part of our club’s activities, I am excited to be a part of the numerous workshops aimed at enhancing our members’ surgical skills and knowledge.

Public Relations

Aryan Praveen Bhandari

Head of PR

Hello, fellow surgery enthusiasts! I’m Aryan, your Head of Public Relations for this term and am incredibly excited to learn, teach and organise events delving into the world of surgery.

My first year at Cutting Edge has given me some of my most memorable moments of medschool, from anchoring talks and creating content to heading events and teaching skills, Cutting Edge has given me the chance to do a bit of everything. At Cutting Edge, through our regular skill-based workshops, talks by eminent surgeons and social media posts, we dissect knowledge, suture skills and cultivate a supportive network of like-minded individuals. Here’s to another year of learning, teaching and organising the coolest events!

Elvin Joshua Pinto

PR Team

Hello everyone! I am Elvin and I’m a member of the PR team of cutting edge 2024. This is my second year in this club & I am excited to work with the new team. 
I’m going to be helping organise events, designing, learning new skills and teaching them, and if all goes well this year shall be as fulfilling as the last if not more! 
Looking forward to the year ahead !!

Barkha Boral

PR Team

Hey there, I’m Barkha Boral, part of the PR team at Cutting Edge! My interest in surgery kicked off at the tender age of 10, blame it on Dr. House MD, Grey’s Anatomy and my accomplice-in-crime, my dear mom. Notable mention to my crush: Robert Sean Leonard who kept me going even when he stopped (in the show!). Since then I’ve had a fascination for the human body that’s practically surgical-grade. Other than that, OT days and afternoon naps make me feel closer to my dreams.

Chandini Kadankot Maniyeri

PR Team

Hey there! I’m Chandini, and I’m thrilled to be part of CE’s Public Relations department this year. As a first-year medical student, one of the highlights has been joining this fantastic club. It’s been an incredible journey so far—making new friends, acquiring valuable skills, and simply enjoying every moment. I’m eagerly looking forward to the adventures that lie ahead and hope to contribute to making this year one for the books !

Education & Skills Team

Yatee Samantaray

Head of Education and Skills 

Hello! I’m Yatee Samantaray, and I’ll be serving as the Head of the ESR Department this year. Hardwork, perseverance and determination are the key to success, and that’s what I aim to strive towards this year with my team. The coming year is full of new opportunities and surprises, with new events and workshops brimming on the horizon. Please feel free to reach out in case of any doubts, ideas or questions!

Tanvi Achanti

Education & Skills Team

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 involved with Cutting Edge over the past 2 year has been nothing short of transformative. This club offers unparalleled opportunities for growth not only in the field of surgery but as a medical professional. I’m excited to continue this journey and empower eager students with basic surgical skills.

Siddharth Nair

Education & Skills Team

Hello all, I’m Siddharth and I’ll be a part of the ESR team for this term. This is my third and last term in Cutting Edge and I’m grateful as it has allowed me to learn and teach medical and surgical skills such as suturing, intubation, catheterization etc. and a chance to meet great people as well. Extremely excited and looking forward to a great term ahead in Cutting Edge.

Saanya Chhabra

Education & Skills Team

Cutting Edge my manipal family, the past year has been so amazing and i’m nothing but absolutely excited about the upcoming year. The knowledge, the skills and the memories i cannot wait for it all.

Niharika Aggarwal

Education & Skills Team

“The expert in anything was once a beginner”. We all start somewhere and with some perseverance and dedication he can achieve mastery…

I am Niharika Aggarwal and I’m thrilled to be a part of education and skills team for Cutting Edge this year. This club not only offers top notch resources and opportunities but fosters a healthy learning environment for all of us. As an ESR member, I’m beyond excited to organise and conduct workshops aimed at equipping like minded medical students with more skills and confidence. Let’s all try to sharpen our skills and expand our knowledge together and make this term a memorable one.

Batch Representatives

Sourabh Singh 

2020 Batch Representative

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

Hey! I’m Sourabh, 2020 Batch Representative for this term. I’m not good with words when it comes to “Describe yourself” *inserts emoji laughing nervously*. This is my second year in the Cutting Edge family and I have been 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. “Just start… You will know what to do.”

Alisha Chrissel Lobo

2021 Batch Representative

Hey there! I’m Alisha and I’ll be the 3rd year batch representative during this term. Being in Cutting Edge is truly an indescribable experience. From enhancing my clinical knowledge and skill, to giving me some of the warmest friends and peers I have found so far, I consider myself incredibly lucky to be part of this committee. I’m looking forward to being a part of this year’s committee and giving it my best.

Ashish Aryan

2022 Batch Representative

Greetings! As the proud representative of the Batch of ’22 for Cutting Edge 2024, I’m thrilled to embark on a journey of surgical exploration with you all. It’s my responsibility to disseminate every opportunity and insightful information about Cutting Edge’s workshops, talks, and events to our batchmates. Together, let’s nurture a profound understanding of surgery within our ranks. Beyond scalpels and sutures, my diverse interests span art, history, anthropology, and more. I eagerly anticipate weaving these passions into the fabric of our surgical community. Join me in the excitement of Monthly Marvels, Trivia Tuesdays, Mystery Room events, and the grand finale—watch out for us at ASTERION! Here’s to a year of knowledge, camaraderie, and shared fascination. See you all at our events!

Aditi Abburu

2023 Batch Representative

Hi there, I’m Aditi! From singing to reading, photography to soaking in music, and participating in Model United Nations conferences, I thrive on exploration and learning. Being a part of CE is immensely fulfilling for me. It’s not just about the surgical skills; it’s also about the collaborative learning environment and the sense of community it fosters. I find joy in combining my academic pursuits with practical experiences, all while bonding with like-minded individuals who share a dedication to the field of surgery.