We are a group of family & friends, united by a common purpose and desire to provide a better future for all children. We have all been impacted directly or, through family and friends and know the shock and sorrow of discovering that one of us is somehow “different”. This inevitably leads to questions: what we can do, what should we do, what are the opportunities that exist for my child. We provide the resources starting with clinical assessment and draw a plan tailored to each individual child. We provide the necessary tools needed to allow each child to grow to their full potential. We thus seek to bridge an unmet need for the most vulnerable part of our society.


Our team is led by pre-eminent Developmental Paediatrician, Dr. (Prof.) Nandita Chattopadhyay who has extensive experience with children in public and private hospitals. The leadership team also includes other physicians who provide input on other aspects of health. It also includes educators with backgrounds in engineering, science and management in the public and private sectors. We hope to amalgamate this collective experience to educate and enhance skill set for children to lead a happy and productive life. 

The Board of Unmesh Foundation consists of the following individuals.

Dr Nandita Chattopadhyay

MBBS, DCH, DNB(Ped), PGDDN DDST II International Master Trainer (Univ of Colorado, USA), ADOS trained (Boston, USA), FAIMER Fellow in Medical Education, Fellow, National Neonatology Forum, Fellow, Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Professor & Head of Pediatrics MGM Medical College, Kishanganj 

As a developmental pediatrician she has been working with developmentally challenged children for last 18 years. Presently running a multidisciplinary developmental clinic and school for special children in Kolkata. Engaged in field-based service and research on developmental issues and Early Childhood Development in rural India, in Collaboration with UNICEF since 2010.

swati basu

MSc (Statistics), MSW, Special Education Diploma in Autism Spectrum Disorder 

Presently with UNMESH as a Special Educator and Project Co-ordinator for various projects. Over 10 years of experience as Autism Interventionist.  Extensive experience in conducting and analyzing field surveys in rural and semi-urban welfare projects. Initially worked as Programmer Analyst (University of California San Francisco).

Mr Anandarup Bandyopadhyay

Graduating in Mechanical Engineering in 1982 and later completing Post Graduate Diploma in Management, served in manufacturing and operations of TELCO (now Tata Motors) and Maruti Suzuki for the next 26 years, in which period the industry experienced seminal transformation with Japanese manufacturing practices. After serving in executive positions in manufacturing, Anandarup moved on to corporate roles in Infrastructure and Real Estate Business for the next 14 years. Anandarup is currently engaged in corporate advisory activities.

Dr. Tapas Kumar 

MBBS, MNAMS, Fellow, Indian College of Physicians, Trained in Rheumatology 

Professor of Medicine MGM Medical College, Kishanganj 

Other interests include History, Heritage and Eastern philosophy.

Prof. (Dr) Suman Chatterjee, MBBS, MD

Dr Suman Chatterjee is Professor and Head of the Postgraduate Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care at Midnapore Medical College under the Govt. of West Bengal. He has over 20 years of experience teaching in Medical Colleges. He is also an Examiner and Thesis Evaluator at different universities including the National Board of Examination (NBE). Dr. Chatterjee is an elected member of National Academy of Medical Sciences and was awarded ISSP fellowship on pain management. He has been deeply involved in organizing voluntary resuscitation (CPR) training in schools, colleges and outreach efforts to the public.

Mr Udayan Mukherjee

Former District Judge and President, Consumer Court 

Chandan Chatterjee

UG: B Tech E&ECE IIT Kharagpur, 1980 

PG: MBA IIM Bangalore, 1984 

PhD: on-going XLRI Jamshedpur 

In a career spanning 35 years. Chandan has been a principled and value driven leader in mid-sized technology businesses. He shifted into full time academic position in management education, when he turned 50. He has been associated with highly recognized B Schools in India as a faculty member as also an academic administrator. Since 2016 he has been focusing on ticking his bucket list of traveling, reading and staying more connected with friends and family. As an individual Chandan is a well-read, open-minded, curious, fun-loving rebel & armchair activist with loads of interests! 

More formal and personal info about him is available at LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chandanchatterjee Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chandanc22

Udayan Chatterji

Udayan completed his M.Sc. and PhD from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute using biochemical and molecular biology tools to characterize plant viruses. He spent the next 2 years at the National Institute of Immunology studying aspects of baculovirus critical for genetically modified crops. Dr. Chatterji worked at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California for the next 23 years studying the effects of HIV, HCV, HBV and other human and non-human viruses on innate and adaptive immune systems. He led interdisciplinary and collaborative teams between Scripps and multiple US and European institutions as well as Pfizer, Novartis, Debiopharm and many smaller companies to identify candidate molecules for pre-clinical and animal model studies resulting in 49 publications and presentations at many international conferences. Udayan is an avid photographer and is involved in ecological sustenance initiatives in his community.

Devlina Chatterjee

Dr. Devlina Chatterjee is an Associate Professor at the Industrial and Management Engineering Department at IIT Kanpur. She has a BTech from IIT Kharagpur and and a PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad. After graduating from IIM-A, she worked in a financial institution in India for two years. She earned two MS degrees from Penn State University, USA, one in Agricultural Engineering and one in Agricultural Economics. Upon returning to India, she was based in Bangalore for 10 years. During this time she worked for three years at GE Capital and three years at Antrix Corporation in the Department of Space. She received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Management Studies from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. After completing her PhD, Dr. Chatterjee taught for one year at the Vinod Gupta School of Management at IIT Kharagpur. She has been teaching in the IME Department at IIT Kanpur since 2012. Her wide experience in different fields, in both academic and corporate sectors, has influenced both her teaching and her research. Her research interests include behavioral economics, financial economics, consumer behaviour and tourism economics. She has played an enabling role in the IME Department’s present strength in business data analytics.

Somita Mukherjee

Born in 1961 Somita Mukherjee (Bandyopadhyay) did her schooling from Durgapur and her bachelors from Delhi University with distinction and proficiency in music. She was married at an early age into an illustrious family in Jaipur, where doing service for society was a norm inspired by tradition. Somita has been involved in social work with The Art of Living in various ways from 1997 onwards. Serving mankind is her ultimate goal in life.