Mainak is an engineering graduate. He was part of the Teach for India Fellowship and taught in a low-income community of Delhi for two years. After the completion of the fellowship, Mainak continued to work with the City Operations and Program team of Teach for India, as a Program Manager and managed a group of 17 fellows in Mumbai and Delhi for a period of two years.
In the meantime, Mainak also co-founded Simple Education Foundation. He now leads the Program and Impact vertical of Simple Education Foundation and also its Taleem Project, based in Kashmir.