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Prasanna V.R.
C.E.O
prasanna@sikshana.org

Took over the reigns as CEO in 2007. Responsible for growing Sikshana’s reach from 49 schools to 50,000 schools across 6 States. Prior to Sikshana was Founder & CEO of Softtrends Inc. USA. Holds a MS in Computer Science.

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Venkatesh Reddy
Board Member
reddy@sikshana.org

Manages and supports all verticals within Sikshana and keeps a strong check on quality of every component that is developed in Sikshana. Has developed Sikshana’s Math Practice Workbooks. Has a MS in Electrical Engineering and prior to Sikshana has been the founder & CEO of Signet Inc, USA.

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Sunil Nanjundappa
Vice President - Operations
sunil@sikshana.org

Joined Sikshana in Aug ’16. Prior to Sikshana, was in the Indian Navy for over 10 years. Has a B.Tech from NITK, an MBA and a certificate in Business Management from IIM Ahmedabad.

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Smitha Venkatesh
Chief Product Advisor
smitha@sikshana.org

Currently leading Sikshana’s Skilling/Employability Program. Has earlier led the initiative of building Sikshana’s first digital Platform to Capture child-level data. Prior to Sikshana, worked as a software engineer in US & India. Holds a MS in information Systems.

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Vineela Mukkamala
Director of Products
vineela@sikshana.org

Currently leading Sikshana’s Project Based Learning (PBL) component has also developed & launched Sikshana’s Learning Journey Map component. Prior to Sikshana, designed teacher engagement and motivation programs for World Bank Sponsored project at STIR Education. Is a Teach for India Fellow, and holds a BE degree.

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Sudeepta Banerjee
Director of Partnerships & Head of Sikshana's Girl Empowerment Program
sudeepta@sikshana.org

Currently responsible for all Partnerships, Public Relations, Communications and Community Engagement Programs for Sikshana. Also leads Sikshana’s Girl Empowerment Program. Prior to Sikshana has been a Social Sector entrepreneur and worked in various Not for profits in US & India for 11 years. Holds Masters in Indian Classical Dance from PSS & a Certificate in Business Management from Pace University, NY

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Ajay Shah
Head - M & E
ajay@sikshana.org

Currently, Leading Sikshana’s Monitoring & Evaluation team and is responsible for developing and implementing Sikshana’s M&E framework and all data analytics initiatives. Also, a Teach for India alumnus, Ajay comes with an accounting experience of 4 years from US and has been working with Sikshana since last 3 years.

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Rama
Director of Operations - Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
rama@sikshana.org

Currently, responsible for entire operations of 2500 schools in Andhra & Telangana. A post Graduate from Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Teach for India fellow. Has been a development sector professional for 20 Years.

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Shubha Bellave
Director - Program
shubha@sikshana.org

Currently responsible for managing all programs across all 6 states Sikshana is operating in. Is involved in planningall programs from start to completion along with initiating & setting goals of the programs according to strategic goals of the organization. Prior to Sikshana has worked with large MNCs for 15 years managing fortune 500 companies. Holds an Engineering Degree and a Post Graduate degree in Data Sciences.

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Chitkala
Lead - Pedagogy
chitkala@sikshana.org

Currently, responsible for developing Customized Learning Achievement Path (CLAP) component of Sikshana. Comes with a 14 + years’ experience in teaching physics and research. Prior to Sikshana has lead school level education at base. Holds multiple masters in Science.

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Archana Jagadish
Director - Technology
archanajagadish@sikshana.org

Responsible for all the internal and external IT deliverables of Sikshana. Leads the development efforts of softwares for web, mobile and support of IT in Sikshana’s product development. Worked as a Software developer in Oracle, Ness and other software companies for 18 years. Has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering in Computer Science from the University of Mysore, with a Master’s in Quality Management from BITS-Pilani followed by an EGMP from IIMB.