• Annu Kumar Malik

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    Annu Kumar Malik was a Dakshana scholar at JNV Bundi, Rajasthan from 2007-09. He completed his Civil Engineering from NIT Kurukshetra in 2013. [READ MORE]

    On completion of his degree, he returned to Dakshana to manage the construction of the ‘Charles T Munger Hall’ at JNV Bengaluru Urban from Jan 2014 to Nov 2015. He is currently the Site Engineer for construction of the ‘Taraben J. Mehta Girls Hostel’ and a Boys’ Hostel at Dakshana Valley.
    Annu has diverse interests from playing basketball and table tennis to reading, stock trading and investing.

  • Deepayan Nayak

    close Senior Dakshana Fellow – Academics and Selections

    Deepayan Nayak was a Dakshana Scholar at JNV Bengaluru Urban and joined Dakshana fresh out of college in 2016. He graduated with B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) at Suratkhal, Karnataka. [READ MORE]

    Deepayan has been actively involved in Dakshana activities through the Dakshana Alumni Network (DAAN) and has served as Vice President on the DAAN Council. Deepayan now handles Academics and Selections at Dakshana and manages the NDST & JDST annually. Deepayan is adept at analysing and finding logical solutions to every problem.
    Deepayan is a foodie and loves experimenting with new recipes. He also enjoys travelling, trekking and is a fun person to be with.

  • Kajal Kumari

    close Dakshana Fellow – Database Management

    Kajal Kumari is a Dakshana alumni and was a Dakshana Scholar in the Class of JEE 2013 at JNV Pune. [READ MORE]

    She graduated with B.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering from Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar and has completed her internship in android development. At Dakshana, Kajal maintains data of all scholars and alumni. She works in Salesforce and also updates profiles on the website. Kajal likes to read about new technology and Java is her passion. She also likes to read in her leisure time and is adventurous about going to new places.

  • Nishikant Kadam

    close Senior Dakshana Fellow – Outreach and Partnerships

    Nishikant Kadam is a Dakshana Alum from the 2009 JEE batch at JNV Pune. Among his educational qualifications, Nishikant has a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Operations Management to his credit. [READ MORE]

    Nishikant brings with him an illustrious experience that includes working with MNCs such as Bridgestone, Cummins, GEP and two valuable years with Dakshana before pursuing his MBA. His previous roles include product development, sector and business analysis, CSR & Alumni Engagement. Nishikant has been active, since his college days, in Dakshana activities through the Dakshana Alumni Network (DAAN). Nishikant now handles Outreach and Partnerships at Dakshana.
    Nishikant loves to read books of numerous genres such as business, psychology, economy, investing, novels etc. He also enjoys trekking and travelling.

  • Ravi Ranjan Pandey

    close Senior Dakshana Fellow ( Academics – South)

    Ravi Ranjan Pandey was a Dakshana Scholar at JNV Ranchi, Jharkhand from 2007-2009. He acquired his B.Tech. degree in Computer Science Engineering, from University of Lucknow (Class of 2014). [READ MORE]

    Ravi started his career with Dakshana as a Program Co-ordinator at JNV Pune. He was promoted as Dakshana Fellow in April 2015 to monitor Academics at CoEs from Dakshana HQ, Pune.  His role involved visiting all the CoEs and conducting motivation sessions for the scholars.

    In 2016, Ravi was transferred to the CTM Hall at JNV Bangalore Urban to manage Dakshana’s largest batch in the 2-year program. This batch of 299 scholars produced an excellent result, not only at JEE Mains & Advanced but at many other competitions like NDA, NEST, ISI and other state engineering entrance examinations.

    Since 2018, Ravi is the Regional Academic Officer-South and looks after the Dakshana program at JNV Bangalore Urban, JNV Rangareddy (Hyderabad) and JNV Kottayam. Ravi enjoys Yoga and spiritual reading. He has also delivered lectures on Scientific Spirituality at DSVV, Haridwar.

  • Ruturaj Patil

    close Senior Dakshana Fellow – Administration

    Ruturaj Patil handles all administrative functions at Dakshana Headquarters including infrastructure expansion, dealing with the local authorities and land formalities. [READ MORE]

    This young lad hails from Karad, Maharashtra and is a Computer Science engineer from Shivaji University, Maharashtra. He also holds an MBA in I.T. from Pune University.
    Ruturaj spent a year in Sales & Marketing at HDFC Bank before joining Dakshana. He enjoys reading and is an avid trekker.

  • Satyadeep Jha

    close Dakshana Fellow

    Satyadeep Jha was a Dakshana Scholar at JNV Bundi, in the 2014-16 JEE batch. He completed his B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from IIT-BHU, Varanasi and joined Dakshana in 2020 after graduation. [READ MORE]

    He is a workaholic and an enthusiastic addition to the Dakshana family, who passionately solves problems by going into the depth of the problem and following it till the very end. Satyadeep has been an active DAAN member and has always contributed in activities related to Dakshana during his college. He has been an active member of the DAAN Council and has held important offices of President and Vice President. Satyadeep, is currently actively involved in Academics Management at Dakshana. Satyadeep aspires to join the Civil Services. His helping nature has made him a favourite among scholars at such a level that whenever someone is in need, the first name that cones to the mind is Satyadeep Jha. His hobby is writing poetry in Hindi.

  • Vishal Kumar

    close Dakshana Fellow - Academics

    Vishal is a Dakshana alumni and was a Dakshana scholar in the Class of 2013 at JNV Bangalore Urban. [READ MORE]

    He graduated with a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from NITK Surathkal. Vishal has worked with Rao IIT Academy as Maths faculty for a short period, before returning to work with Dakshana. At Dakshana, he co-ordinates with all the JNV COEs, is involved in handling internal exams as well as the Management Information System (MIS). Vishal is passionate about dancing and is a great dancer. He also loves to travel and watch movies.


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