Foundation for Excellence India Trust (FFE India Trust)

location: BangaloreKarnataka

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Reimburse one academic year education expenses of a bright and financially needy medical student
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Reimburse the annual education expenses of a bright and financially needy engineering student
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Reimburse one semester education expenses of a bright and financially needy engineering student
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Reimburse one semester education expenses of a bright and financially needy medical student
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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Bring about a transformation in the lives of economically underprivileged, academically bright students in India. The mission is achieved through a Scholarship Program. The primary focus of the Scholarship Program is to assist students for studies l
FFE IT was started by FFE Inc., a 501 (c) (3) organization based in CA, USA. The goal of both organizations is to ensure that no meritorious student in India is deprived of the opportunity to realize the dream of higher education for want of finances
Dr. Prabhu Goel and his wife Poonam founded FFE in 1994. Dr. Goel is a distinguished Technologist, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur. He is an active private venture investor and has served on the boards of many companies. He currently serves on the boards of InsideVault and FusionOps. Dr. Goel graduated from IIT Kanpur and was the recipient of the President's Gold Medal for academic excellence. He received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Full time staff :24
Part time staff:1
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 800
Total Receipts for 2016-2017 is INR 217159535
Total Payments for 2016-2017 is INR 228279774
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Number of Scholarships awarded: 4887
Rewards & Recognition
In 2016, Foundation For Excellence India Trust was awarded the Certificate of Accreditation by the Credibility Alliance Good Governance of Voluntary Organiation
In 2016, Foundation For Excellence India Trust was awarded the Listing by the BSE Samman
In 2016, Foundation For Excellence India Trust was awarded the Advanced Level – GuideStar India Gold by the Guide Star India Transparency
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)3,589,3853,050,3012,328,749
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia3,451,3434,647,9983,506,726
Other donations from Indian individuals14,282,14710,739,69210,797,993
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia1,005,895938,779788,478
Other donations from foreign individuals3,758,548589,3991,075,000
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)49,003,18933,618,6996,260,772
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)142,069,028148,839,319116,344,703
Sale of assets000
Total Receipts217,159,535202,424,187141,102,421
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)399,420265,760361,026
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries03,393,6000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits10,325,2837,679,4804,946,450
Staff training6,00000
Staff travel275,141235,559415,903
Consultant's fees8,317,9742,581,2411,579,738
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)5,063,9657,785,1178,881,904
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)000
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)358,884306,395439,467
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Non-programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits000
Staff training000
Staff travel000
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)000
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)000
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
Other non-programme expenses000
Total Payments228,279,774191,411,468126,953,238
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.BNG (U) - JNR 160 / 2003-2004]
2 PAN Number:AAATF0985D
3 12-A [No.DIT(E)/12A/Vol.I/F-117/W-1/03-04]
4 80G [No.253/AAATF0985D/ITO(E)-1/Vol 2008-2009]
5 FCRA [No.094421348]
6 35AC [No.]
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 #8, 4TH Main Road, (Next to Indian Bank) Chamarajpet
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000000
 5,000 – 10,000000
 10,000 – 25,000437
 25,000 – 50,0001910
 50,000 – 1,00,000123
 Greater than 1,00,000022
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0000
 5,000 – 10,0000
 10,000 – 25,0000
 25,000 – 50,0000
 50,000 – 1,00,0000
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 2431451
2 Lowest Paid: INR 157807
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 250000
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel124650
2 Domestic travel254971
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 379621
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Annual Report & Audited Financials
1Annual report not available.
2Audited Financial Report not available.
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Venktesh N Shukla
 Male, Trustee , INR 0.00,
2 Sudha Kidao
 Female, Managing Trustee, INR 0.00,
3 Smita V Uttarwar
 Female, Trustee , INR 0.00,
4 Rishikesha T Krishnan
 Male, Trustee , INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Venktesh N Shukla TiE Global Chairman and the founder of TiE Angels, formerly President of TiE Silicon Valley, Shukla has had a long and varied career that includes sales, marketing, and general management, and a proven track record of leading companies through rapid growth. Shukla is the newest General Partner of Monta Vista Capital.
2 Sudha Kidao  PhD in Biological Sciences (US) with focus in Immunology. Expertise in designing and managing clinical trials (HIV, inflammatory disease, cardiology); involved in the management of the world’s first HIV vaccine trial.
3 Smita V Uttarwar Ms. Uttarwar has been a Trustee since the founding of the Trust in 2003. She is a management professional with a keen interest in quality control management, and research and development of new products.
4 Rishikesha T Krishnan Rishikesha T Krishnan, is presently the Director, IIM – Indore. Prior to this he served as a Professor of Corporate Strategy at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Rishikesha T. Krishnan is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, and has double post-graduate degrees from Stanford University and Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
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Board Resolution
SubjectsBoard Meeting/Annual General Body Meeting DateNo. of members presentStrength of the board at the time of this meeting
Budget for the year 2016-201707/07/201744
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201707/07/201744
Annual Report for the year 2015-201611/10/201744
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201611/10/201744
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Staff International Travel
SINameDestination & PurposeGross ExpensesSponsored% SponsoredName of Sponsor Organisation
 INR 124650.00 0 0% NA
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 A Life Transformed
The widowed mother of Sriram brought him up in the slum areas of Mumbai. She earned a meagre income of Rs. 3,000 per month preparing and distributing tiffin box meals. But she made sure that her son studied well. With 90% marks in the HSS Board exam and a merit rank of 1400 in the entrance test, Sriram was admitted to an engineering college in Mumbai and looked for sources of financial assistance An FFE volunteer came to know of his academic success and the difficulty he faced in finding financial support to pursue his dream of becoming an engineer. The volunteer interviewed Sriram and his mother and provided them with our application form. Sriram received scholarships from FFE for the academic years 2002-03, 2004-05, and 2005-06. Total amount of scholarship given was Rs 48,720. With this assistance, Sriram successfully completed his engineering degree Following graduation, Sriram was offered a job with CAPGEMINI Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. He has been working there for 3 years. Recently, he got an onsite opportunity to work in the Netherlands as an SAP consultant. He has since moved his residence to a new, 2BR apartment in Nerul, Navi Mumbai. Sriram is deeply grateful to FFE for its timely support during the period of his graduation
 A Farm Girl becomes a Doctor
Gayathri comes from a lower income rural family of Jalgaon, Maharashtra. She was placed on the state rank merit list in the Board exams. With a merit rank of 100 in the entrance test, she secured admission to a top medical college. Not having sufficient family support for her tuition, hostel and other fees, she found it very difficult to continue her medical education. She came to FFE for assistance FFE identified Gayathri through one of its volunteers, who had been her teacher during her high school days. She was provided the Foundation scholarship for the entire duration of her MBBS studies. The FFE volunteer kept in touch with her throughout her period of study, monitoring her progress and guiding her towards successful completion of her studies. Gayathri received FFE scholarships for the academic years 2000-2001 to 2004-05. Total amount of scholarship given was Rs 1,05,520 Gayathri finished her MBBS in 2005. After completing her internship, she started preparations for her post-graduate studies. She recently finished her MD with specialization in Anatomy and stood first in the university examinations. She is presently working as a lecturer in the same college where she did her MBBS studies
 FFE Scholar tops the Country In Post Graduate Entrance Examination of AIIMS
Ajit Goenka, a student of St. Joseph’s Convent High School, Jalgaon was a consistent topper in his class.His parents were of modest means & encouraged their son to continue to work hard to excel through high school. He was admitted to Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai after securing II Rank in the State Medical Entrance Test. His family’s dire financial circumstances forced him to look for sources of financial assistance to fund his medical education (2001). No one in his family had received a professional degree. An FFE volunteer was informed of his academic success in standard X-XII & his dream of becoming a doctor while financial struggles continued at home. The volunteer continued to encourage him to seek admission into the MBBS program after his brilliant performance in Std XII. Ajit received scholarships from FFE for the academic years 2001-2005. The scholarship amount given was Rs. 90,000. With this assistance, Ajit successfully completed his medical degree, collecting several honors and accolades along the way. Following graduation, Dr. Ajit Goenka decided to pursue his MD degree. He scored the FIRST rank in the country in the All India Postgraduate Entrance examination for admission into the MD/MS courses in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi where he is currently MD resident-Physician. Ajiti s deeply grateful to FFE for its timely support during the period of his medical education.
 Loan free education through FFE produces a distinguished woman Engineer
Devaki G is hardworking and determined. Her father was a driver in a private company, struggling to provide a decent education to his daughter. Devaki topped her school in the Standard XII exams but her dreams of becoming an Engineer in Computer Sciencee came doubtful when an educational loan to fund her education in M.N.M.Jain Engg. College, Chennai loomed large & the strain of repaying the loan too big a burden for the family. Her teacher, also an FFE volunteer encouraged her to study & recommended her to FFE for a collger scholarship. The volunteer submitted her application form to the Foundation & after verifying her eligibility. Devaki received scholarships from FFE for her Engineering program from 2005-2009.. The total scholarship amount given was Rs. 90,000 for 4 years of study. With this assistance, Devaki continued to excel in college and completed her Engineering program in 2009 with distinction. Her strong software skills & additional classes she took both during and after her Engineering program helped to hone her skills and stay competitive in the global job market. Following graduation, Devaki was selected by POLARIS software Ltd in Chennai as a Software tester where she is currently employed. Devaki is thankful to FFE for its timely support, that reduced the family’s burden during the period of her engineering education.

You can communicate with Foundation for Excellence India Trust (FFE India Trust) at
Rajvinder Kaur
No.840, MHT House, 1st Floor, 5th Main, Indiranagar 1st Stage-
Bangalore - 560038,India

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