• Sabyasachi Sahu

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    Sabyasachi completed his Bachelors in Education (B.Ed) from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh and has also cleared the Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (TET). [READ MORE]

    Before joining Dakshana, he was a teacher at S.A.P.S.S. School, Orissa. At Dakshana, he is involved with the Academics team on JEE/NEET registration, scholars’ profile, test co-ordination, and in tracking academic progress at Dakshana Valley, Pune. He loves to read general knowledge books and travel to new places.


  • Ashutosh Ranjan

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    Every Dakshana scholar at JNV Rangareddy has a friend in Ashutosh, who is Dakshana Program Co-ordinator at the school. [READ MORE]

    The soft-spoken Ashutosh is a Dakshana-JNV alum, from Bihar, who decided to change his choice of stream from Science to Commerce after Grade 12. Ashutosh loves reading novels and is multi-lingual, he speaks Bangla and Kannada along with Hindi and English!

    He actively plays table-tennis, carrom and badminton. Ashutosh has been with Dakshana since 2016.

  • Ravi Prakash Sharma

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    Ravi has graduated with B.Tech. in Electronic and Communication Engineering from Durgapur Institute of Advanced Technology & Management followed by a course in Ethical Hacking. [READ MORE]

    He has experience of teaching Mathematics to students of Grade 12 and also for JEE entrance exam for a year in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Ravi’s best assets are his easy-going nature and ever-smiling personality. He is good at managing people and events and hence can drive results efficiently. Currently, Ravi Sharma is Dakshana Program Co-ordinator at JNV Bangalore Urban.

  • Murlidhar Bhange

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    Muralidhar Bhange 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 handles the academic scheduling of the 1-year scholarship program at the Dakshana Valley, Pune. [READ MORE]

    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.

  • Avinash Shinde

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    Avinash joined Dakshana in August 2015. [READ MORE]

    A graduate in Arts, Avinash is Academic Assistant at Dakshana. He is involved with the academics team in JEE/NEET registration, scholars’ profile, test co-ordination, and tracking academic progress at the JNV COEs. He belongs to Ranmala village of Bid district in Maharashtra. He is passionate about driving and enjoys long drives in his free time. He is also an avid trekker and runner.

  • 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 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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    DAAN visit at JNV Leh!

    Mohnish Pabrai, Founder and Chairman Dakshana Foundation and Colonel Ram Kumar Sharma, CEO Dakshana Foundation visited homes of DAAN (Dakshana Alumni Network) members in Leh. It was a wonderful experience for them to meet the ex-scholars and partake of the kindest hospitality extended by the parents and families of our DAAN members. Thank you Sta [READ MORE]
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    Dakshana visit at JNV Leh!

    Mohnish Pabrai, Founder and Chairman Dakshana Foundation and Colonel Ram Kumar Sharma, CEO Dakshana Foundation visited JNV Leh today. JNV Leh has produced many successful IITians who have made Dakshana proud! [READ MORE]
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    Dakshana welcomes its new batch of Dakshana scholars for JEE and NEET

    The new batch of scholars were recently inducted at Dakshana’s independent campus at the Dakshana Valley (One year program) and JNV Silvassa, JNV Bundi and JNV Lucknow (Two year program)! #TheDakshanaFoundation #InfiniteGood #SelflessGiving [READ MORE]
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    5th International Yoga Day celebrations at Dakshana!

    “Yoga is a mirror to look at ourselves from within.” Dakshana scholars at JNV Rangareddy and JNV Bangalore Urban celebrated 5th International Yoga Day! #June21 #InternationalYogaDay #YogaDay2019 #TheDakshanaFoundation#InfiniteGood #SelflessGiving [READ MORE]

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