Sikshana Foundation

location: BangaloreKarnataka

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Help improve language and mathematics skills of children studying in rural government schools by part sponsoring the monthly salary of a Mentor
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Swipe Table
To evolve a sustainable and replicable model for an effective and decentralized public school system based on good management practices
According to data, 76 percent of the rural households in India send their children to government or government-aided schools. The ASER assessment data of all Indian states submitted by the organisation Pratham, states that only 40 percent of the children studying in V class in rural government schools in India can read level 2 (Class II) text and only 20 percent of them can do division. Sikshana felt the need to improve the learning levels among children studying in government school. The organisation was started by a group of like-minded professionals in the year 2002 and began its work by adopting a few government primary schools based in and around Bangalore. Today, Sikshana reaches out to nearly 3 lakh children across 2,000 schools in the State of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra.
V.R Prasanna,CEO of the foundation came on board in 2007.Under his stewardship, Sikshana has grown from 49 schools to cover over 44,000 schools across Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh in 10 years.Prior to his engagement with Sikshana, he was the Founder CEO of Softrends, Inc USA for 10 years, where he designed Transaction Processing Software Systems. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from S. J. College of Engineering, Mysore and a Master's in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
Full time staff :35
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :106
Volunteers: 1
Total Receipts for 2016-2017 is INR 92388415
Total Payments for 2016-2017 is INR 43944165
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
116000: 2300000
116000: 2300000
116000: 2300000
116000: 2300000
116000: 2300000
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)000
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia575,560844,141385,253
Other donations from Indian individuals24,043,20414,445,7319,624,205
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia7,0686,8721
Other donations from foreign individuals21,540,83123,250,96224,946,816
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)24,618,76415,282,99910,009,458
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)21,547,89923,257,83424,946,817
Sale of assets000
Total Receipts92,388,41577,873,31170,341,199
Swipe Table
PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)877,86537,500290,813
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries000
Swipe Table
PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits19,579,29812,483,23613,309,448
Staff training3,610,4395,554,82820,587,519
Staff travel193,633488,152347,356
Consultant's fees5,509,9981,125,0001,521,163
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)2,137,6592,335,9312,391,885
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)8,055,3605,730,7290
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)2,963,4001,313,8201,827,396
Swipe Table
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 Payments43,944,16529,604,89140,275,580
Swipe Table
 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.699]
2 PAN Number:AADTS1642M
3 12-A [No.Trust/718/10A/Vol.B-II/S.691/96/CIT-II]
4 80G [No.DIT(E)80G(R)452/E-2/07-08]
5 FCRA [No.94421186]
6 35AC [No.]
Swipe Table
 Nityananda and Co
 76, 1st Floor, Rangarao Road, Shankarpuram
Swipe Table
 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000000
 5,000 – 10,000522274
 10,000 – 25,000371047
 25,000 – 50,000112
 50,000 – 1,00,000325
 Greater than 1,00,000101
Swipe Table
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 – 1,00,00010
Swipe Table
 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 1275242
2 Lowest Paid: INR 13417
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 0
Swipe Table
 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel0
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 0
Swipe Table
Annual Report & Audited Financials
1Annual report not available.
2Audited Financial Report not available.
Swipe Table
Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Dr Ashoka Gurudas
 Male, Board Member, INR 0.00,
2 Balamuralikrishna A
 Male, Financial Advisor, INR 0.00,
3 Indira Sharma
 Female, Board Member, INR 0.00,
4 Prashanth Prakash
 Male, Chairperson, INR 0.00,
5 Dr V Sastry
 Male, Board Member, INR 0.00,
6 Sudhakar B R
 Male, Board Member, INR 0.00,
7 Ravindra Krishnappa
 Male, Board Member, INR 0.00,
8 Prasanna V R
 Male, CEO, INR 0.00,
9 Venkat Krishna Reddy
 Male, Full time Volunteer, INR 0.00,
Swipe Table
Board Members Background
1 Dr Ashoka Gurudas A physician by profession. He completed his M.B.B.S. from J.N.M.C. Belgaum, Karnataka University in the year 1981. Subsequently, he acquired a postgraduate specialization as Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from Bangalore Medical College. He has worked as a lecturer in General Medicine at M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore.
2 Balamuralikrishna A A highly successful Chartered Accountant, with an extensive practice both in India and abroad. His personal interest in assisting social causes drew him to work with Sikshana.
3 Indira Sharma A Post-graduate in Business Administration from the University of Mysore, she received State and University-level awards for her excellent academic performance. She is presently Vice-President in a large, reputed company, responsible for marketing its products in a highly competitive environment. She has a strong parallel interest in primary education, to which she devotes considerable effort and time
4 Prashanth Prakash A partner at Accel Partners, India a venture capital firm based out of the Silicon Valley. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Delaware, USA, and an Undergraduate degree, in Computer Science, from the Bangalore Institute of Technology, India.
5 Dr V Sastry Director of RelQ, holds an Electrical Engineering degree from REC Warangal and a PhD in Computer Applications from the University of Waterloo in Canada. In his 25 years’ experience in the software industry, Dr. Sastry has been responsible for the successful completion of a number of software projects of varying sizes in the field of Process Control and Simulation
6 Sudhakar B R After completing Masters in Physics from Central College, Bangalore, joined the Indian Revenue Service in 1973. He has Post Graduate Diploma in Development Finance from Birmingham University, UK.
7 Ravindra Krishnappa An Angel Investor and Product / Start-up incubation specialist. Currently he is the founder Director, VertEXperts Consulting LLP. Previoiusly he was the Director and Co-Founder of Inatech Infosolutions Pvt. Ltd. and has been in the IT industry for more than two decades.
8 Prasanna V R Chief Executive officer of Sikshana Foundation. Prasanna joined Sikshana Foundation in the year 2007 and has been focused on evolving and implementing Sikshana model, aligning strategies for engagement and increasing responsiveness with stakeholders. Under his stewardship Sikshana has grown from 49 schools to cover over 650 schools in 5 years. Prior to his engagement with Sikshana, he was the Founder CEO of Softrends, Inc USA for 10 years.
9 Venkat Krishna Reddy Technology Head
Swipe Table
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 2016-201724/10/201644
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201724/10/201644
Annual Report for the year 2015-201612/11/201788
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201612/10/201788
Swipe Table
Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
Swipe Table
 Impact of providing unlimited writing sheets on learning levels and writing for Exams.
Several schools lack writing and reading resources. The children find writing difficult because of lack of practice. Such schools are provided with writing sheets, diaries, writing material and dictionaries. Continuous and unrestricted writing increases the hand eye coordination, focus and ability to write long sentences for the exams. All of the above combined helps in the improvement of academic skills among children. Children are given a set of sheets every week and are encouraged to fill and use them up by the end of the week. The ‘used sheets’ are exchanged for a fresh set. This exercise has produced quantified results showing a drastic improvement in the speed and quality of writing in majority of the students. In addition, the schools are enabled to optimize the utilization of the available resources and are guided in developing a road map for development. With the Writing sheet program, writing speed of the children and their performance in academics has improved. The writing sheet exhibition and competition gave the children an opportunity to showcase their improved handwriting work and also inspired several other children too.

You can communicate with Sikshana Foundation at
Sudeepta Banerjee
298/C 7th Main 4th Block Jayanagar-
Bangalore - 560011,India

Or you can reach Sikshana Foundation here
Phone : 91 9972039890
Fax : 91 80 4123 8853
E-mail :


Click on the logo(s) below to view more information about the NGO