Executive Management

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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
C.O.O
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.

Product & Program Management

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Rama
Senior Director of Operations
rama@sikshana.org

A post graduate from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, (TISS) Mumbai. A Teach For India alumnus. Has the experience of working in the grassroots with different organisations in the social sector. Joined Sikshana in October 2018.

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Archana Jagadish
Director of 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.

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Chitkala
Director of Pedagogy
chitkala@sikshana.org

As an Educational Content Expert, working on CLAP part of Prerana 2.0. Before Sikshana, headed School Level Programs of BASE Educational Services Pvt Ltd for 14 years where academic value-add programs for school level were developed and executed. Has a passion for teaching Physics. Actively involved in experiments in alternate education and physics educational research since 6 years. Holds a BScEd from Regional Institute of Education, Mysore.

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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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Usha Srivastav
Associate Director - Operations, Gujarat
usha@sikshana.org

Responsible for the entire operations in Gujarat. Has been in development sector for over 25 years. A PG from M. S. University-Baroda, is also a Law graduate and has certificates in Business Management, IPMM and Taxation Laws and Practice.

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Naveen Chikkanna
Key Accounts Manager
naveen@sikshana.org

Currently managing the donor relationship and strategic partnerships at Sikshana Foundation. Prior to Sikshana was part of core Ed-Tech startup team Guru-G Learning Labs, with the key focus on enabling teachers and teacher training institutions with technology platform resulting in improved teaching methodologies. Other previous engagements in his career journey were with SVYM, HP and Comat. Naveen holds a degree in Bachelor of Engineering from SJCE Mysuru.