• Deepayan Nayak

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    Deepayan Nayak was a Dakshana Scholar at JNV Bengaluru Urban and joined Dakshana fresh out of college in 2016. He graduated with B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) at Suratkhal, Karnataka. [READ MORE]

    Deepayan has been actively involved in Dakshana activities through the Dakshana Alumni Network (DAAN) and has served as Vice President on the DAAN Council. Deepayan now handles Academics and Selections at Dakshana and manages the NDST & JDST annually. Deepayan is adept at analysing and finding logical solutions to every problem.
    Deepayan is a foodie and loves experimenting with new recipes. He also enjoys travelling, trekking and is a fun person to be with.

  • Payal Vig

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    Payal joined Dakshana in November, 2017 as Dakshana Fellow - CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). [READ MORE]

    She reaches out to the corporate world to facilitate a synergy between their CSR objectives and Dakshana’s cause. She is an MBA-HR from Pune University with nearly 4 years of experience in corporate training.

    Payal is a trained Kathak dancer and holds a degree in classical dancing. She was featured in Kamal Haasan’s movie- Vishwaroopam released in 2013. Payal has a deep interest in food photography.

     

  • Annu Kumar Malik

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    Annu Kumar Malik was a Dakshana scholar at JNV Bundi, Rajasthan from 2007-09. He completed his Civil Engineering from NIT Kurukshetra in 2013. [READ MORE]

    On completion of his degree, he returned to Dakshana to manage the construction of the ‘Charles T Munger Hall’ at JNV Bengaluru Urban from Jan 2014 to Nov 2015. He is currently the Site Engineer for construction of the ‘Taraben J. Mehta Girls Hostel’ and a Boys’ Hostel at Dakshana Valley.
    Annu has diverse interests from playing basketball and table tennis to reading, stock trading and investing.

  • Ravi Ranjan Pandey

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    Ravi Ranjan Pandey was a Dakshana Scholar at JNV Ranchi, Jharkhand from 2007-2009. He acquired his B.Tech. degree in Computer Science Engineering, from University of Lucknow (Class of 2014). [READ MORE]

    Ravi started his career with Dakshana as a Program Co-ordinator at JNV Pune. He was promoted as Dakshana Fellow in April 2015 to monitor Academics at CoEs from Dakshana HQ, Pune.  His role involved visiting all the CoEs and conducting motivation sessions for the scholars.

    In 2016, Ravi was transferred to the CTM Hall at JNV Bangalore Urban to manage Dakshana’s largest batch in the 2-year program. This batch of 299 scholars produced an excellent result, not only at JEE Mains & Advanced but at many other competitions like NDA, NEST, ISI and other state engineering entrance examinations.

    Since 2018, Ravi is the Regional Academic Officer-South and looks after the Dakshana program at JNV Bangalore Urban, JNV Rangareddy (Hyderabad) and JNV Kottayam. Ravi enjoys Yoga and spiritual reading. He has also delivered lectures on Scientific Spirituality at DSVV, Haridwar.

  • Ruturaj Patil

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    Ruturaj Patil handles all administrative functions at Dakshana Headquarters including infrastructure expansion, dealing with the local authorities and land formalities. [READ MORE]

    This young lad hails from Karad, Maharashtra and is a Computer Science engineer from Shivaji University, Maharashtra. He also holds an MBA in I.T. from Pune University.
    Ruturaj spent a year in Sales & Marketing at HDFC Bank before joining Dakshana. He enjoys reading and is an avid trekker.

News & Events

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    Hiring for Dakshana V2.0!!!

    Dakshana V2.0 will be working towards enhancing quality of education, for students in Class 5 to 10 at government schools across India, using technology. We need Teaching Assistants or Facilitators to conduct this program in computer labs in schools. Candidates can apply from any part of India. Job Description – To teach Mathematics (in Engli [READ MORE]
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    Dakshana India featured in the The New Indian Express!

    Dakshana India featured in the The New Indian Express! http://www.edexlive.com/beinspired/2018/sep/08/this-pune-based-organisation-helps-underprivileged-students-get-accepted-at-iits-and-other-top-insti-3904.html [READ MORE]
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    12 Dakshana scholars awarded scholarship under Panasonic Ratti Chhatr Scholarship Program 2018 -19.

    We are glad to announce that 12 Dakshana scholars have been awarded scholarship under Panasonic Ratti Chhatr Scholarship Program 2018 -19. The selected scholars will receive INR 42,500 per annum. Heartiest congratulations to Ramesh Kumar, Deepak Kumar Pal, Mayur Deshmukh, Debabrata Sarkar, Damayanti R Sambhe, Ainy Kumari, Prince Prag Sah, Suraj Mis [READ MORE]
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    NDST and JDST to be held on December 9, 2018!

    Selection of scholars for the Dakshana Two-year and One-year JEE/NEET Coaching Scholarship Program will be done through the NDST (Navodaya Dakshana Selection Test) 2019 and JDST (Joint Dakshana Selection Test) 2019, respectively. NDST and JDST 2019 are scheduled to be held on Sunday, December 09, 2018. Notification for Dakshana Selection Test 2019 [READ MORE]

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