Qualified as a Chartered Accountant and worked as a corporate finance consultant for KPMG before working in senior management and business development in Europe. On returning to India he took over and grew Pratham Gujarat into the state’s largest educational not-for-profit before launching the Gandhi Fellowship and Kaivalya Education Foundation (KEF). Aditya is an Education Expert for Monitor Consulting and an Advisory Board Member for Nirmala Niketan College of Social Work in Mumbai. He has an MBA from INSEAD in France.
Anubha has worked with progressive organisations for 16 years in the field of Organisation Development and Human Resources. She has designed Institutional processes, developed and implemented leadership development curriculum and set up processes for people capability development. She also supports an educational institution with their Institutional processes, management and staff capacity development. She is an MBA from Bombay University and certified trainer on programmes related to self, team and leadership development.
He has a background in health intervention assessment, having worked for the World Health Organisation and UNICEF for 4 years. He joined Pratham Gujarat as a Programme Leader and coordinated community mobilisation through Village Education Committee revival, a project subsequently replicated by UNICEF. Manmohan has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Conflict Resolution from Jamia Millia Islamia.
She has a background in fine art and design, and worked as a faculty member of MS University and the National Institute of Design before joining Pratham Gujarat. At Pratham she gained five years experience of curriculum development while co-managing the urban programme. Monal has an MA in Fine Art from MSU.
Nandita graduated from Ekalavya Teacher Training Institute before becoming the Vice Principal for a primary school. She coordinates 500 remedial classes across 30 rural and urban locations in Gujarat for Pratham for 5 years prior to working on Gandhi Fellowship. Nandita is a part of the Fellowships Ahmedabad Team and has responsibility of Government relation and programme design. She has an M Ed from Gujarat University.
Post his engineering, a little more than a decade ago, Niraj ventured into development sector as an explorer. The appeal of the sector made him seek professional expertise and so managed to graduate with masters in social work from TISS. He has been in education sector all along and is currently Programme Manager Mumbai, Kaivalya Education Foundation. His other interests lie in nurturing youth leadership and has as such has been keenly involved with Gandhi Fellowship right from its initial days.
Seshadri has been a Banking and Finance professional for over 2 decades in varied environs. In this journey, he has enjoyed developing Corporate Relationships, and converting challenges into opportunities like transforming a sagging and diffident money market into a vibrant and joyous one. Currently he is leading a segment of Kaivalya's Mumbai intervention, and supports the organisational funding activity. On the personal front, he loves literature, Indian Classical music and follows several sports.
Tripti taught English literature to undergraduates, at a college affiliated to the University of Mumbai for over 12 years, before deciding to move out from the abstractions of theory to try her hand at practice: at getting things done. This led to stints in publishing and arts funding. After heading the editorial team at IMS Publications Mumbai, she moved to the India Foundation for the Arts, Bangalore, as their Head of Programmes. Now with KEF, she manages the Gandhi Fellowship Programme.
Before joining Gandhi Fellowship, was Programme Director with Pratham, a leading NGO, working on universalising elementary education and creating school improvement programmes for and with the government. While working on Pratham’s footprint in the northern states. he set up learning enhancement programmes in government schools. Was trained to be a journalist and spent over a decade working for a cross-section of Indian media, including the last assignment as Group Editorial Coordinator, India Today. Was part of some hugely successful tech start-ups in the space of www, IT & Telecom. In his third and final career Vivek decided to deal with a fundamental issue like Shiksha (Education). He travels across the country looking for Gandhi Fellows.