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About Prerana



Every deserving student shall have access to Education, Skill Development and Employment



Education-to-Employment (e2e) of 10,000 deserving students

by 2030


At PRERANA we believe that education is the most powerful means of fighting poverty. To this end, we provide Financial-Aid to meritorious students from underprivileged backgrounds, from PUC 1st Year (11th grade) up to college or professional degree. Knowing that the lives of students from underprivileged backgrounds are beset with pressures, we stay engaged with them, provide counseling to boost their morale and self-esteem and ensure they don't drop out.

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People at Prerana

Our Board and Team

Our Board 

Dr. S.Yegneshwar, Chairman

Former Head of Education & Research, Infosys

Independent Consultant


Chitra Phadnis, Vice Chairperson

Journalist and Educationalist


Anand Poojary, Treasurer

Senior Executive, Syngene


Chitra Talwar, Member

Former VP, PepsiCo, NY. 

Active in philanthropic social services

Dr.Girija Gopalratnam, Member

Former Chief Scientist, NAL


Ramesh Ajjampur, Member

Senior IT Executive, Consultant


T.S. Venkataramanan, Member

Senior IT Executive

Our Team

Ram Sastry, CEO/Secretary

20+ years in IT industry, an MBA & MPhil

Sudha Charlu, Head Training & Skill Development

20+ years experience in Training function in IT organisations

Parvathi, Head Scholarships

20+ years Operations experience various industries

Girish B, Head Placements

20+ years experience in recruitment and background screening

Sirshendu Bhattacharya, Marketing

20+ years experience in the IT industry and Digital Marketing

Kumar, Accounts

10+ years at Prerana handling Accounts & Admin

Padma, Scholarship

4+ years at Prerana handling Scholarship processing

Yashaswini, Intern

Handling operations and digital marketing

Our Advisors

Prof. Rishikesha T. Krishnan

Professor of Strategy, IIM Bangalore


Rajiv Kuchhal

Independent Consultant, Technologist (Infosys)


Naganand Doraswamy

Technologist at heart, Entrepreneur by choice, Investor by profession.

Prasanna Raghavendra

Director R&D, JFrog

Formerly with Misys & Infosys


Audited Financial Reports

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Compliance and Financial Information 

NGO Registration -S.O.R.:119:90 dt.10-May-1990

12A Certificate: Accts.718/10A/Vol/AIII/P-223 dt.10-Jun-1991

80G Certificate: 88/80G/CIT-GLB/2009-10 dt.31-Aug-2010

FCRA: 09461004 valid till 31-Oct-2021

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