• Priya Malviya

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    Priya Malviya joined Dakshana in 2017 and is in charge of the hostel for girls and the library at the Dakshana Valley. [READ MORE]

    She plays a key role in maintaining discipline, and handling medical issues related to the girl scholars.

    Priya completed her B.Tech (Hon.) in Electronics and Instrumentation (2009) from Jai Narain College of Technology, Bhopal and MBA from Lakshmi Narain College of Technology, Bhopal (2017). Priya likes to play basketball, khokho and badminton and likes reading too.

  • Murlidhar Bhange

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    Muralidhar Bhange is Maintenance Incharge and has been with Dakshana ever since the Dakshana Valley was bought in Kadus in 2014. [READ MORE]

    He is in charge of electrical maintenance and water management of the campus. Muralibhau, as he is popularly known, is a native of Pune and has completed his intermediate education in Arts. Muralibhau likes to play cricket and is very passionate about maintenance of electrical infrastructure.

  • Shashikant Nehere

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    Shashikant is Academic Assistant at the Dakshana Valley, Pune. [READ MORE]

    He handles the academic scheduling of the 1-year scholarship program. His responsibilities include monitoring schedule of lectures, conducting tests, generating results, etc. Shashi has completed his education at Rambhau Mhalagi Vidyalaya, Kadus. He joined Dakshana in May 2016. Shashi has had experience of 10 years in the hospitality industry. Shashi’s family consists of his parents, wife and they are blessed with a daughter.

  • Dilip Powar

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    Dilip is an Ex.Hav. (Hony Nb Sub) and has worked in the Indian Army. [READ MORE]

    During his 24 years of service, he managed stores at various locations in India. Dilip has undergone various courses like fire-fighting, store-keeping, security officer training and ware house maintenance to name a few. Dilip joined Dakshana in 2016 and handles stores and vehicle management. He enjoys watching cricket and swimming.

  • Gaurav Arora

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    Gaurav Arora is Catering Manager at the Dakshana Valley. He completed Post Graduate Degree in Business Management from PTU in 2010. He started his career in 2003 and over 14 years in catering, Gaurav has arranged and managed canteen and mess facility for groups of thousands at various institutes. [READ MORE]

    At Dakshana Valley, Gaurav ensures efficient operation of the mess, assures good quality of food served, and is engaged in planning and maintaining updated inventory. He manages an efficient team that works in the Kitchen & Dining area at Dakshana Valley.

  • Deepak Waghmare

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    Deepak Waghmare joined Dakshana Foundation in November 2015 and has been handling payroll and accounts management. [READ MORE]

    He has completed his Govt. Diploma in Co-operation & Accountancy (GDC & A) course and is currently pursuing executive course in Company Secretary.
    Deepak worked as an accounts executive in a manufacuturing company for 4 years before he joined Dakshana.
    Deepak likes to meditate, swim and listen to music. He also participated in University level cricket competition during college.

News & Events

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    Summer Internships at The Dakshana Foundation

    The Dakshana Foundation is seeking to bring on 1-3 interns who would spend the summer drilling down on initiatives underway by a number of NGOs in India to try to improve education outcomes in government schools across India in 6th through 12th standard. Some NGOs like Khan Academy are doing this via developing content that can be delivered through [READ MORE]
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    JDST 2018 Result (Shortlisted Students for Interview)

    The results of the Joint Dakshana Selection Test (JDST) held on December 17, 2017 are out!!! The students shortlisted at the JDST for personal interviews will receive a confirmation email on their email ID (provided during online registration) with a copy to the respective school’s email ID. The result is not published here on the […] [READ MORE]
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    Dakshana- 10th annual Recognition Day on December 26, 2017

    The Dakshana Foundation celebrated its 10th annual Recognition Day on December 26, 2017. The first family of Dakshana, Mohnish Pabrai, Harina Kapoor and daughters Monsoon and Momachi was present to commemorate the event. The Chief Guest and Keynote speaker of the function was Padmashri Dr. Deepak Phatak, Subrao Nilekani Chair Professor of the Kanwa [READ MORE]
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    Mohnish Pabrai on ‘philanthropy and investing’ at Best Ideas 2018.

    Mohnish Pabrai, founder and chairman, The Dakshana Foundation, on Manual of Ideas (MOI) Global, a community of intelligent investors united by a passion of lifelong learning. Here is the interview during Best Ideas 2018, an online conference where Mohnish talks on philanthropy and investing. Mohnish Pabrai on Philanthropy YouTube link: https://www [READ MORE]

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