WHAT WE DO

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

  • OUR PROGRAMS

    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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  • OUR LEADERS

    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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  • BECOME A DAKSHANA SCHOLAR

    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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OUR PEOPLE

OUR INVESTMENT MODEL

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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News & Events

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    DAAN visit at JNV Leh!

    Mohnish Pabrai, Founder and Chairman Dakshana Foundation and Colonel Ram Kumar Sharma, CEO Dakshana Foundation visited homes of DAAN (Dakshana Alumni Network) members in Leh. It was a wonderful experience for them to meet the ex-scholars and partake of the kindest hospitality extended by the parents and families of our DAAN members. Thank you Sta [READ MORE]
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    Dakshana visit at JNV Leh!

    Mohnish Pabrai, Founder and Chairman Dakshana Foundation and Colonel Ram Kumar Sharma, CEO Dakshana Foundation visited JNV Leh today. JNV Leh has produced many successful IITians who have made Dakshana proud! [READ MORE]
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    Dakshana welcomes its new batch of Dakshana scholars for JEE and NEET

    The new batch of scholars were recently inducted at Dakshana’s independent campus at the Dakshana Valley (One year program) and JNV Silvassa, JNV Bundi and JNV Lucknow (Two year program)! #TheDakshanaFoundation #InfiniteGood #SelflessGiving [READ MORE]
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    5th International Yoga Day celebrations at Dakshana!

    “Yoga is a mirror to look at ourselves from within.” Dakshana scholars at JNV Rangareddy and JNV Bangalore Urban celebrated 5th International Yoga Day! #June21 #InternationalYogaDay #YogaDay2019 #TheDakshanaFoundation#InfiniteGood #SelflessGiving [READ MORE]

Help us Change the way the world tackles poverty

  • DONATE

    You can lift a family from poverty permanently and help get the scholar accepted by an IIT or a government medical college in India.

  • DAAN (Dakshana Alumni Network)

    DAAN (Dakshana Alumni Network) is a 2575+ (in 2017) strong army of volunteers supporting Dakshana to forge ahead on its mission of infinite good

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    Want to change the world? Volunteer at Dakshana.

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    Team Dakshana is made up of dedicated individuals who believe they can make a difference in the world. Join us. The world needs leaders like you.

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