Dakshana helps bright and impoverished students predominantly from rural India to prepare for IIT and medical entrance exams.


    Dakshana focuses on poverty alleviation through education. Dakshana alleviates poverty by identifying brilliant but impoverished teenagers and providing intensive coaching for 1-2 years for the IIT and medical entrance exams.

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    None of Dakshana’s management team has ever worked in the not-for-profit industry before coming to Dakshana. They have come from either the business world or served for decades in senior positions in India’s armed services.

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    Dakshana Scholars are a rare breed of gifted students from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas and government schools across India. They are selected for intensive coaching after Class 10 & Class 12 based on their academic record and results from Dakshana’s proprietary testing.

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Dakshana operates from Irvine, California and Pune in India. Our programs are conducted at 7 campuses across India – JNV Bengaluru Urban (Karnataka), JNV Bundi (Rajasthan), JNV Kottayam (Kerala), JNV Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), JNV Pune (Maharashtra), JNV Rangareddy (Telangana), JNV Silvassa (Dadra & Nagar Haveli). Dakshana’s 1-year program is conducted at Dakshana Valley, Kadus Village, approximately 60 kms from Pune in Maharashtra.


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    JDST 2019 Result

    JDST 2019 Result Declared: Click here to check your result Click here to Download the result notification Note: Selection through JEE Mains/NEET scores will happen after the final results are declared. A separate application form will be released later, after the results are out. [READ MORE]
  • Dakshana’s V2.0 program in the press – Sakshi newspaper

    Mohnish Pabrai, Founder and Chairman, visited The Eklavya Boys Residential School at Balanagar (Hyderabad), with Sharmila Pai, Chief Operating Officer and Vikas Omar, Dakshana Fellow V2.0. This residential school is funded by The Ministry of Tribal Affairs. It is a school only for Scheduled Tribes and the site of Dakshana’s first 2.0 Digital [READ MORE]
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    255 Dakshana scholars score above 95 percentile at the JEE Mains 2019!

    Dakshana scholar Rahul Gupta, secures Rank 1 at JEE Mains, 2019 (Sikkim). Rahul is a scholar from the Dakshana One-year Scholarship Program at Dakshana Valley, Pune! 255 Dakshana scholars score above 95 percentile. Congratulations to all scholars, faculty and management!                          [READ MORE]
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    Second digital lab in the Dakshana V2.0 program is now operational!

    The second digital lab in the Dakshana V2.0 program is now operational at Andhra Pradesh Balayogi Gurukulam, Amaravathi (an APSWREI school for girls). This digital lab is equipped with 55 computer systems. This is the first lab set up for girls. Dakshana V2.0 is a new initiative of The Dakshana Foundation that aims at helping […] [READ MORE]

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