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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    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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