Muktangan Education Trust

location: MumbaiMaharashtra

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Educate a primary school child for a month
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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To build and replicate a model of low cost, high quality, child-centred education for the children in the economically weaker sections of society and empowering women in these communities by training them to become teachers.
Muktangan an initiative of PCT is an educational programme offering alternatives to orthodox education practices. Muktangan provides sustainable low cost, high quality English medium education for economically deprived sections of the society
Elizabeth Mehta Founder Trustee of Muktangan has worked at all levels of education including extensive work in rural India. She has been involved in every aspect of school education from designing schools, managing them and developing child-centred curricula. She has also conducted classroom based pedagogical research and has participated in several national and international conferences and study tours. At Muktangan Mrs Mehta oversees the programmatic aspects of the now eight schools and teacher education institute. She says: 2013-2014 has been a very important and emotional year for many of us at Muktangan. In the year 2003 when we started Muktangan as a Balwadi project, my only intention was to prove that it was possible to run a child-centred pre-school within the mainstream system, where teachers had great motivation to develop children from their own communities and the students reciprocated with enormous belief in their teachers.
Full time staff :477
Part time staff:62
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 45
Total Receipts for 2016-2017 is INR 302583451
Total Payments for 2016-2017 is INR 124422270
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
No. of trained community members as teachers: 426
No. of enrolled children in Muktangan schools: 3346
Rewards & Recognition
In 2014, Muktangan was awarded the Award for Most Committed NGO of the Year by the Early Childhood Association India Working for young children and their education
In 2017, Muktangan was awarded the Platinum Seal by the GuideStar India Award for being a very tranperent non-profit
In 2017, Muktangan was awarded the Award for High Performing HUB Partner by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences For the B. Voc programme carried out by Muktangan's Teacher Education Centre
In 2015, Muktangan was awarded the Top 10 NGOs to Work by the Great Place to Work One of the employee friendly organisations to work with
In 2015, Elizabeth Mehta (Muktangan Founder Director was awarded the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by the Sovereign of the United Kingdom Setting up the Muktangan Network Schools
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)11,241,5178,967,9687,022,146
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia144,406343,600612,806
Other donations from Indian individuals20,196,9482,898,5804,364,751
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia28,27936,074107,730
Other donations from foreign individuals261,907237,376240,734
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)91,197,14137,104,86551,421,119
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)082,560,30680,101,324
Sale of assets179,513,253175,911,29985,555,140
Total Receipts302,583,451308,060,068229,425,750
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)000
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries2,907,4523,771,1794,527,898
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits102,894,63388,694,41570,792,780
Staff training199,846283,050145,709
Staff travel835,872725,370425,164
Consultant's fees000
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)582,501470,931400,274
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)8,677,4408,171,5505,259,073
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)2,309,5092,535,4561,597,155
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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 )130,82714,1406,742
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
Other non-programme expenses000
Total Payments124,422,270107,715,99485,719,556
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.E-3305 (Bom)]
2 PAN Number:AAATP3700E
3 12-A [No.No. T.R.215]
4 80G [No.ADIT(E)/MUM/80G/ 2129/2007/2008-09]
5 FCRA [No.83781089]
6 35AC [No.]
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 M.S. Parikh & Co.
 A5, Tamarind House, Bldg No 36, M.P. ShettyMarg, Fort
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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 – 10,0008133141
 10,000 – 25,0009323332
 25,000 – 50,00024749
 50,000 – 1,00,000145
 Greater than 1,00,000000
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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 80000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 5000
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 0
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel0
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 0
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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 Julio Ribeiro
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
2 Vijaya Chauhan
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
3 Sunil S. Mehta
 Male, Managing Trustee, INR 0.00,
4 Farida D. Bhathena
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
5 Ashok Natwarlal Shah
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
6 Elizabeth Mehta
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Julio Ribeiro Retired Commissioner of Police Bombay Executive Chairman, Public Concern for Governance Trust. Head, Mohalla Ekta Committee. Member, Union Home Minister’s Council for Communal Harmony. Member of the Advisory Council of the Central Vigilance Commission.
2 Vijaya Chauhan Retired Educationist& Retired Programme Officer incharge of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), UNICEF.
3 Sunil S. Mehta Chairman & Managing Director – Paragon Property Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. Chairman - Paragon Textile Mills Pvt. Ltd., Director - Synthetic & Art Silk Mills Association (SASMA) Council Member, Synthetic & Art Silk Mills Research Association (SASMIRA)
4 Farida D. Bhathena Vice President - Finance, Secretarial and Legal at Paragon Property Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., Independent Director – Paragon Textile Mills Pvt. Ltd. & S.M. Mehta & Company Pvt. Ltd.
5 Ashok Natwarlal Shah Chartered Accountant. Senior Partner at N.A.Shah Associates.
6 Elizabeth Mehta Teacher Educator& Retired Member of Boards of:- Kodaikanal International School Sir Shapurji Billimoria Foundation for Integrated Education. The Lady Khatun Marium School(Nava Sheva) The Podar Institute of Education.
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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 2016-201727/03/201757
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201727/03/201757
Annual Report for the year 2015-201612/09/201746
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201612/09/201746
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External Reviews
1Deutsche Bank
2GuideStar India
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Staff International Travel
SINameDestination & PurposeGross ExpensesSponsored% SponsoredName of Sponsor Organisation
1 Malvika Fernandes Japan
31st International Conference of Psychology
 INR 30034.00 0 100% The Maitri Trust
2 Gauravi Jadhav New Zealand
World Forum International Conference
 INR 94974.00 0 100% The Maitri Trust
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 Learning with a difference
Education of children in schools and teachers in colleges is driven by an exam oriented route learning cycle resulting in them gathering information without building a conceptual understanding of the subject matter. Muktangan provides an inclusive, community driven, active - constructive model of school and teacher education that integrates the two by training members from underserved communities to be teachers to children from the same communities making education relevant and contextual. Muktangan''s low students to teacher ratio i.e. 15:1 allows teachers to observe individual student learning and build a curriculum that caters to the developing needs of each child. Muktangan''s interactive curriculum allows students to take active part in their learning experience and thus build an interest to learning and education. Students at Muktangan have a more conceptual understanding of the subject matter being taught at school. A total of 154 students have passed out of Muktangan''s pilot school over the last 3 years with 86% of these students receiving a first class and above. 18 of these students being certified with various learning disabilities and passed the exam with an average score of 77%. The six additional schools run under the Muktangan initiative have added a new std. 9 class in the academic year 2016-17 bringing the total number of students studying at Muktngan''s 7 schools to approx. 3393. Students at Muktangan are also given opportunities to develop holistically through participation in co-curricular activities such as Art, Dance, Music, IT and Sports and regularly participate in internal and external events.

You can communicate with Muktangan Education Trust at
Mr. Sunil Mehta
I-11/12 Paragon Condominium Pandurang Budkar Marg, Worli,-
Mumbai - 400013,India

Or you can reach Muktangan Education Trust here
Phone : 91 22 24938752
Fax : 91 22 24936627
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