• Biswadeep Ray

    close State Co-ordinator - NE India

    "Equipped with a Masters in Nanotechnology, but his zeal towards helping the society encouraged him to venture into the development sector. [READ MORE]

    Biswadeep has worked with various NGOs working primarily towards the welfare of children.

    Biswadeep is a part of the Dakshana Outreach Team and is currently working on enlarging the footprint of Dakshana in North-Eastern India. Biswadeep is an avid reader who also loves spending time with children. He is an active calisthenics enthusiast. Encouraging others is something that brings him a great delight!

  • Deepak Waghmare

    close Accountant

    Deepak Waghmare joined Dakshana Foundation in November 2015 and has been handling payroll and accounts management. [READ MORE]

    He has completed his Govt. Diploma in Co-operation & Accountancy (GDC & A) course and is currently pursuing executive course in Company Secretary.
    Deepak worked as an accounts executive in a manufacuturing company for 4 years before he joined Dakshana.
    Deepak likes to meditate, swim and listen to music. He also participated in University level cricket competition during college.

  • Dilip Powar

    close Stores and Vehicle Manager

    Dilip is an Ex.Hav. (Hony Nb Sub) and has worked in the Indian Army. [READ MORE]

    During his 24 years of service, he managed stores at various locations in India. Dilip has undergone various courses like fire-fighting, store-keeping, security officer training and ware house maintenance to name a few. Dilip joined Dakshana in 2016 and handles stores and vehicle management. He enjoys watching cricket and swimming.

  • Maruti Londhe

    close Housekeeping In-Charge

    Maruti Londhe has been with Dakshana ever since the Dakshana Valley was bought in Kadus in 2014. He is in charge of House Keeping of the campus. [READ MORE]

    Maruti, as he is popularly known, is a native of Pune and has completed his matriculation. Maruti likes to play cricket, Kho-Kho, and Kabbadi and is very passionate about hygiene, cleaning & admin activity for Valley.

  • Murlidhar Bhange

    close Maintainance Staff

    Muralidhar Bhange has been with Dakshana ever since the Dakshana Valley was bought in Kadus in 2014. [READ MORE]

    He is in charge of electrical maintenance and water management of the campus. Muralibhau, as he is popularly known, is a native of Pune and has completed his intermediate education in Arts. Muralibhau likes to play cricket and is very passionate about maintenance of electrical infrastructure.

  • Uzma Bano

    close Outreach Executive

    Uzma holds a degree in Commerce and additional qualifications in Computer Applications. [READ MORE]

    She joined Dakshana in December 2020 and is now a part of the Outreach Team. She helps students from state Government schools across India on the application process for Dakshana Scholarship program and liaises with school Principals to register their schools with Dakshana.

    Uzma likes to read fiction and has undergone preliminary training in cooking at the ITC Culinary Skills Training Centre. She also enjoys travelling.

  • Pradeep Kadam

    close Site Engineer- Dakshana Valley

    Pradeep Kadam has been a part of the Dakshana family since May 2018. He holds a BE degree in Civil Engineering from Pune University. [READ MORE]

    He is the Site Engineer at Dakshana and an important part of all the construction activity related to the infrastructure expansion taking place at Dakshana Valley.

    Pradeep also takes care of civil related maintenance work on the Dakshana campus.

  • Rupali Dhotre

    close Academic Program Co-ordinator (Girls)

    Rupali holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics and has taught the subject for a year at a coaching academy. [READ MORE]

    She joined Dakshana in August 2018 and is now the Academic Program Co-ordinator (Girls) at Dakshana Valley. Rupali is passionate about serving the government and is preparing for the competitive exams. She loves reading in her spare time.

  • Sabyasachi Sahu

    close Academic Officer

    Sabyasachi completed his Bachelors in Education (B.Ed) from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh and has also cleared the Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (TET). [READ MORE]

    Before joining Dakshana, he was a teacher at S.A.P.S.S. School, Odisha. At Dakshana, he is involved with the Academics team on JEE/NEET registration, scholars’ profile, test co-ordination, and in tracking academic progress at Dakshana Valley, Pune. He loves to read general knowledge books and travel to new places.


  • Shashikant Nehere

    close Academic Officer

    Shashikant handles the academic scheduling of the 1-year scholarship program at the Dakshana Valley, Pune. [READ MORE]

    His responsibilities include monitoring schedule of lectures, conducting tests, generating results, etc. Shashi has completed his education at Rambhau Mhalagi Vidyalaya, Kadus. He joined Dakshana in May 2016. Shashi has had experience of 10 years in the hospitality industry. Shashi’s family consists of his parents, wife and they are blessed with a daughter.

  • Sumesh Kumar

    close Academic Program Co-ordinator (Boys)

    Sumesh Kumar, joined Dakshana Foundation on July 20, 2018 as a Program Co-ordinator at Dakshana COE-JNV Bundi. [READ MORE]

    He has a Master’s degree in Computer Applications from Jaipur National University and also a Bachelor’s in Education (B.Ed.). He has worked in Central Government and State Government Organisations at admin level.

    Sumesh is now the Academic Program Co-ordinator (Boys) at Dakshana Valley. He also enjoys conducting motivation sessions for the scholars.

  • Vishal Dattatray Gunjal

    close Dakshana Co-ordinator – Maharashtra

    Vishal Dattatray Gunjal has completed his B.E. in E&TC from Pune University. Vishal has worked with some big names in the industry such as L.G.Electronics before joining Dakshana in 2020. [READ MORE]

    Vishal chose to work with Dakshana because he resonates with Dakshana’s cause and believes in the impact that is achieved. Vishal’s job involves creating awareness about the Dakshana scholarship program among students of government schools in Maharashtra. As a part of his job, Vishal liaises with state and district education officers. He is passionate about Volleyball and is a National Volleyball player. Vishal’s family consists of his parents, wife and he is blessed with a son. Vishal’s wife, Rajita, also helps with the Dakshana CSR program being run in the Kadus village school where we help students prepare for the Navodaya Selection Test.

News & Events

Help us Change the way the world tackles poverty


    You can lift a family from poverty permanently and help get the scholar accepted by an IIT or a government medical college in India.

  • DAAN (Dakshana Alumni Network)

    DAAN (Dakshana Alumni Network) is a 2575+ (in 2017) strong army of volunteers supporting Dakshana to forge ahead on its mission of infinite good


    Want to change the world? Volunteer at Dakshana.

  • JOIN

    Team Dakshana is made up of dedicated individuals who believe they can make a difference in the world. Join us. The world needs leaders like you.

Join Us

Stay up-to-date on the latest news and updates and help us by spreading the word.