The missing Brown student disappeared in March. His body was discovered by the Brown crew team on Wednesday.
An autopsy determined the body is that of Tripathi.
"The medical examiner has confirmed the identity of the young man who was found off India Point in Providence as 22-year-old Sunil Tripathi. That was confirmed this morning from forensic dental examination. At this time, the cause of death is pending further study and his family has been notified," Dara Chadwick, spokesperson for the Rhode Island Department of Health, said.