• 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 currently looks after academic planning and monitoring of Dakshana-JNV Centres of Excellence in southern India. Ravi enjoys yoga and reading about spirituality. He is a favourite among scholars and teachers.

  • 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.

  • Tarique Shamsi

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    Tarique maintains and updates database of scholars and alumni on Salesforce. He also assists Dakshana Fellow – Selections & Dakshana Fellow – DAAN on tasks in their individual domains. [READ MORE]

    This young lad hails from Gaya, Bihar and is a Computer Science engineer from NITMAS, West Bengal. Tarique spent a year in a fashion based start-up as an android developer and also owns a service providing company  before joining Dakshana. He enjoys spending leisure time on Quora, and is a national volleyball player.

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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