About ISA
President's Note

2005-2006 Executive Board

The Indian Sub-Continent Association Executive Board is comprised of 9 full time students studying at the University of Pittsburgh. Each member submits an application form and elections are held at the end of the spring semester for the following year. Any ISA member is allowed to attend and cast a vote.

Below is the board for the 2005-2006 year; be sure to check out students who have served on board in past years:

Ginny Manocha

Pittsburgh, PA
Junior, Business

South Asian Origin: Punjab

If you were stuck on an island, what would you want:  My two best friends, music, and my favorite novels

Favorite Quote:  “Well-behaved women never make history”

Samir Singh

Wexford, PA
Sophomore, Biology/Medicine

South Asian Origin: Utter Pradesh

What’s your favorite store: Wine and Spirits

If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be:  Captain Suraj Kumar Bhatt


Purvy Shah
Business Manager
Philadelphia, PA
Sophomore, Neuroscience/Medicine

South Asian Origin: Gujarat

Favorite place to eat: Taco Bell and Qdoba!!

Favorite Quote: “You can’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been”

Bilal Saleem

Pittsburgh, PA
Sophomore, Finance/Medicine

South Asian Origin: Pakistan

If you could be any famous person, who would it be:  Mohammad Ali

Favorite place to eat: Anywhere that serves chicken


Kiran Malhi
Public Relations

Monroeville, PA
Junior, Biology/Business

South Asian Origin: Punjab

If you could have one thing right now, what would it be:  A helicopter would be cool 

Favorite Quote: "first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win"
-Mahatma Gandhi

Kunjan Patel
Bhangra Chair/Webmaster
Bedford, PA

Junior, Pre-Dental

South Asian Origin: Gujarat

What was your favorite experience at Pitt:  Meeting Khush for the first time!

Favorite restaurants in Oakland: Uncle Sam’s and Mad Mex

Randeep Malhi
Cultural Chair
Monroeville, PA
Sophmore, Chemistry
South Asian Origin: West Punjab

Hobbies/Interests: Bhangra, Sports, Suraj Bhatt

Why did you decide to come to Pitt: Because my parents wanted me close to home

What is the one thing you can’t live without: cell phone
Raj Chovatiya
Freshman Chair
Chicago, IL
 Freshman, Molecular Biology/Biochemistry
South Asian Origin: Gujarat

What's your favorite type of displacement? Backside Attack (although the front side has its advantages)

Favorite quote: "The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in time of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality."
-Dante Alighieri

What do you like to do in your free time? Pimpin' all over the world, Organic Chemistry, Sleep, Talk about India, Ultimate Roti.

Vivek Sethumadhavan
Freshman Chair
Berkeley Heights, NJ
Freshman, Pharmacy
South Asian Origin: Madras

Favorite Quote: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller

If you could be anyone, who would it be:: Mark "Prizzi" Prior. Go Cubbies!