Atul Kulkarni joined TISS, Mumbai in 2010 to pursue a programme in Urban Policy and Governance. “It was a wonderful journey in TISS. On one hand, we had scholars teaching us, and on the other, I was exposed to ground realities as we had field visits to slums, homeless, water issues, sanitation, poverty that opened up my eyes and shook my consciousness,” Atul said.
His thesis on lakes in Bangalore titled, “Land, Water and Local People: A Case Study of Bangalore Mysore Infrastructure Corridor” involved field visits to 10 villages around Bengaluru, mapping of the lakes in BMIC region, and a study of the traditional water management, with rights of lake users, won the Best dissertation award in TISS, Mumbai. It was published as a book in LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. This thesis won the Best Dissertation award in TISS, 2012.
Atul Vikas Kulkarni, stood 180th in UPSC Civil Services, in 2014 and been allocated IPS (INDIAN POLICE SERVICE), Maharashtra Cadre