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Madhav oct2015 bw

BA with High Honours (Mathematics) from Oberlin College

Graduate Student (Mathematics) at University of Arizona, Tucson

Madhav Kaushish founded SmarterGrades, an online, adaptive numeracy learning portal in 2011 with funding from the Ewing Marion Kauffmann Foundation. He then worked with Universal Learn Today (The educational wing of India Today) as a Curriculum Developer and Mathematics Education Specialist, and later as their Manager of Online Educational Product Development. He then worked as a consultant for UNESCO MGIEP. He started work on his PhD in 2016 at The University of Arizona, Tucson.

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Sriram Naganathan has been closely associated as a resource person with IgnusERG, a group of professionals working to improve the quality of education for the marginalized children across India at elementary and secondary levels. When he finds time, he also teaches History at The School-KFI, Chennai ( Sriram trained in Business Journalism at the Times Research Foundation in Delhi and was a Reuter Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK. He held editorial positions in publications such as Business India, Business World and wrote for publications such as Asian Venture Capital Journal and Oxford Analytica before moving to the field of education, full time. Sriram also advises Venture Intelligence, which tracks deals in the private equity and venture capital ecosystem in India.

Vaideeswaran S

Deesh pp mar 2016

Vaideeswaran (Deesh) consults in the field of environment, climate change and sustainable solutions. He  has established his consulting practice, both in the development and business sector, and works both within India and in other developing countries. He has been a core consultant with the World Bank for more than 15 years. Further to that, he has a keen interest in facilitating innovative approaches in school education. He has been a guest resource person for about 10 years in The School KFI, Chennai and has been constantly engaged in sharing his expertise with high schoolers. 


Anjali oct2015 bw

B.E.(Elect), COE Pune, Diploma in Advanced Computing, CDAC

Anjali Chipalkatti has worked on design and development of key indigenous solutions for Indian Defense. She has led IT portfolios for various multinational corporates as program manager with complete ownership of onsite and offshore operations.She is a founder member of Avakash Nirmitee, a group that engages in making documentary films on socially relevant subjects including education, and has been working as a science educator.


Kpm 2015 bw

MS, PhD Linguistics, MIT, Cambridge, USA

K.P. Mohanan has taught at the University of Texas at Austin; MIT; Stanford University; and the National University of Singapore (NUS). He has made significant contributions to linguistic theory; was the architect of an Inquiry-Oriented undergraduate program in Linguistics at NUS; and has worked extensively with the nature of academic knowledge and inquiry. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Center for Integrative Studies at IISER-Pune.

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Tara 2015 bw

PhD Linguistics, Stanford University, USA

Tara Mohanan is well known internationally for her work on theoretical issues inlinguistics. Her doctoral dissertation, Argument Structure in Hindi, was published by the Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford. At the NUS, she co-designed with K P Mohanan an Inquiry-Oriented undergraduate program in Linguistics. Her current preoccupation in academia is to design and develop a program to introduce students to rational inquiry across disciplines.

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PhD, Computational Molecular Biophysics, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Vigneshwar Ramakrishnan is an Assistant Professor at SASTRA University, Thanjavur teaching Bioinformatics. His research work focuses on investigating the mechanisms of protein-DNA interactions. With an interest in inculcating scientifc thinking in young minds, he founded the "Science Arattai", an informal forum for science discussion, for undergraduate students at SASTRA.  

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Jayasree oct2015 bw

MSc, IIT Madras

Jayasree Subramanian has taught in schools and colleges including Air Force School and Reliance School Jamnagar. She has worked on development of diagnostic assessments, teacher assessments, learning modules for an adaptive learning tool, and evaluation of educational programmes in the government school space.


Sriparna 2015 bw

MSc, Kolkota University; PhD (Organic Chemistry), IIT-Kanpur; Post-doctoral work, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

Sriparna Chakrabarti taught for two years at International Schools in Fukuoka, Japan; and at the Shri Ram School, Delhi, where she became Head of Sciences. She then worked at Shri Educare, Delhi and is currently working with the Vidya Gyan Schools, part of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, as Curriculum Designer and Teacher Educator. A passionate educationist, she strongly believes that teachers grow and evolve professionally and personally from the insights and questions from students.


Vagish oct2015 bw

MA, M.Phil (History), JNU, Delhi, under Romila Thapar

Vagish Jha has worked with alternative school education, educational programming and marketing, audio-video media, digitizing archives of valuable documents and audio-visual resources, radio programming, and social communication and community development. He is currently an Education Development Specialist with Learn Today, the educational wing of the India Today Group.

Karunamoorthi P


Karunamoorthi works with the Managing Trustee of RVS group in repositioning the strategy of the Educational institutions in bringing 21st century learning methodologies to students. He also teaches digital marketing courses for MBA Students. With his keen interest in education management, he actively researches on curriculum design, Institutional Infrastructure, critical thinking, etc., he is committed to enabling the individuals to realize their best potential.

S Jeevan Joseph Mendonsa


Jeevan is a Jesuit priest currently working in Nandurbar district of Maharashtra in a social centre known as Jan Seva Mandal. He is passionate about education and learning. His work mainly consists of education - training of teachers in innovative and child-friendly teaching methods for working with children from class 1 to 4. Also, exploring ways and means to develop among our hostel boys the spirit of inquiry and joy of learning and discovery.