Sumit Vij holds a Masters degree in Sustainable Development Practices from TERI University, and completed his bachelors in Chemistry from University of Delhi. He also holds a masters degree in Development Management from Tata-Dhan Academy, a collaborative effort of Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) and DHAN Foundation. Before joining SaciWATERs, he worked as a consultant on the Living with Climate Change project with partners in India, Nepal, Pakistan and Canada. He was responsible for designing, planning, and the implementation of the project in semi-arid sites of India, the research methodology followed the socio-cognitive framework to capture community perceptions in the semi-arids. He also gained experience in project designing and coordination while working on the National Dairy Plan at National Dairy Development Board, Ministry of Agriculture, India. He is currently on study leave from SaciWATERs where he focused on the peri urban water insecurity and climate change.
His current research interest lies in environmental (climate change) governance and brings special emphasises in the policy research through an integrated understanding of discourses related to social, political, and environmental significance.