• Colonel Ram K. Sharma

    close Chief Executive Officer

    Colonel Ram K. Sharma joined the National Defence Academy in December 1957, after high school from Colvin Taluqdars’ College, Lucknow. After four years of training, including one year at IMA, Dehradun, he was commissioned in the Regiment of Artillery. He took early retirement in 1993, after having front-line experience in three wars. [READ MORE]

    He started his own business after hanging up the uniform. After a successful stint of nearly six years, due to a personal tragedy, he decided to close the business. He has since been trying to contribute towards the education of bright but needy students. Dakshana was the natural follow-through after meeting Mohnish Pabrai in April 2009.

  • Commander Arun Kumar Mishra

    close Chief Academics Officer

    Commander Arun Kumar Mishra is an alumnus of National Defence Academy and IIT Kharagpur. He joined Indian Navy in 1994, got his B. Tech degree from Naval College of Engineering and later went on to graduate with an M.Tech from IIT Kharagpur. He was also selected for TMC and holds PGDMS from Jamnalal Bajaj University. [READ MORE]

    Cdr. Mishra has a distinguished Naval service of twenty-two years. During his Naval career, he has served as instructor at the Naval College of Engineering, Production Manager at Naval Dockyard, Marine Engineer Officer of frontline warships, and Staff Engineer Officer at Naval Headquarter. Commander Mishra has been awarded with commendation from Chief of Naval staff and Commander-in- Chief (Eastern Command).

  • Sharmila Pai

    close Chief Operating Officer

    Sharmila Pai joined Dakshana in January 2010 after spending 20+ years in the corporate world. She brought with her a wealth of experience and a very compassionate nature. She has spent the past eight years at Dakshana and has handled the Dakshana 2-year coaching program and DAAN (Dakshana Alumni Network) with maximum efficiency. [READ MORE]

    Sharmila’s previous employment was as Head–Operations, Sara Beattie Group, India, in the education arm. Prior to that, she was editor of the Super Junior Times, India’s only exclusive monthly newspaper for children and spent 15 years in the field of advertising, communications, and publishing.

    Pai enjoys herself among scholars and alumni alike and is fully committed to her work at Dakshana. Besides work, she enjoys travelling, reading and music. Sharmila believes that being humane is the greatest virtue that can dispel any darkness in the world.

  • Colonel Virender Haryal

    close Chief Administration Officer

    Colonel Virender Kumar Haryal comes to Dakshana with a rich experience of 39 years in the Indian Army. He has performed various roles, technical and non-technical, during his service - right from strategic, logistic and operational planning to disaster management and security & administration. [READ MORE]

    He was a liaison officer between the Indian Military Training Team and the Royal Bhutanese Army from March to December 2000.

    Colonel has a deep and diverse experience in admin and management which includes appraisal and promotions, canteen stores dept. management, budgeting at NCC, discipline and vigilance, etc.

    He has a unique flair of developing and implementing innovative practices for organisational improvement. He has a competent and dynamic nature with excellent communication and organisational skills.

News & Events

  • JDST 2018 Joining Instruction

    Download the joining instruction from below link JDST 2018 Joining Instruction Pre-Foundation Study Material At Dakshana Valley, One-Year program is rigorous and intensive. It is therefore essential to revise the basics of class XI and Class XII syllabus prior to commencement of the program. Foundation material has been designed to ensure that you [READ MORE]
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    Attention! Aspiring for Dakshana Scholarship for 2019?

    The Dakshana Selection Test for Class 10 & 12 is held every year on a Sunday in December. If you are appearing for the Class 10 or 12 Board exam in 2019, and would like to receive the Dakshana scholarship to prepare for the JEE or NEET, then look out for the notification here in […] [READ MORE]
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    Dakshana’s results at JEE Mains – the best, yet again!

    96% of scholars who appeared for the JEE Mains crack it in the first attempt. Dakshana bags 2 ranks in the top 500 AIR! 2018 Press Release – JEE Mains [READ MORE]
  • JDST 2018 Interview Centers

    Note: Individual email with interview details is being sent to all the candidates. In case you do not receive the email please check your date and time slot at  https://dakshana.org/interview.php It is compulsory for a parent or guardian to accompany the student for the interview. Students are requested to bring the following documents: Admit Card [READ MORE]

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