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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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He graduated with B.Tech. in Production & Industrial Engineering from MNNIT Allahabad. Vikas has worked for a year in finance sector, before returning to Dakshana in September 2018. Vikas is busy constantly setting up centres at government schools across India, hiring Teaching Assistants and ensuring that Dakshana Version 2.0, which is Dakshana’s new initiative to improve the quality of primary education in India, is well on its way. He likes to explore new places, read and learn about new things. Vikas has a cheerful personality and can be the life of any party.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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
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