Executive Management

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Prasanna V.R.

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

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

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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Ajay Shah
Head - M & E

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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Director of Operations - Andhra Pradesh & Telangana

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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Naveen Chikkanna
Key Accounts Manager

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.

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Lead - Pedagogy

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

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.