Sarva Sakshar Foundation .

Sarva Sakshar Foundation (SSF) is a not-for-profit organisation, registered under section 25, established by IIT Alumni to reduce inequity in the world by developing and implementing sustainable solutions which improve access to and quality of basic education. SSF’s current focus is to eradicate illiteracy from India by improving literacy and primary education levels among urban poor and rural communities. SSF has developed an E G E methodology to reduce the need of a trained teacher and make teaching literacy a simple and executable task.

How it all started

On an idle Tuesday evening Mr. Gupta received a call from a young chap inquiring about an LED-based blackboard to help improve status of education in India. The meeting, scheduled for half an hour, went on for more than two hours and ensued in Mr. Gutpa and Mr. Agrawal joining hands to achieve common goal of eradicating illiteracy from India. The basis of the association is the commonality of vision and mission and the complementarity of skills and abilities.

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Mr. Jugal Gupta, Chief Innovation Officer (CTO)

Jugal Gupta

Mr. Jugal Gupta is a seasoned entrepreneur and the brain behind Guruji. Mr. Gupta brings in more than 30 years of significant product development and manufacturing experience and is primarily responsible for developing, customising and manufacturing Guruji to achieve the mission of eradicating illiteracy. Mr. Gupta is also developing innovative teaching methodologies to improve effectiveness of the Literacy Services provided by SSF.

Prior to founding Databyte Equipment Pvt. Ltd. in 1980, Mr. Gupta has served county in important positions at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).

Mr. Gupta completed his Bachelors of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi….more

Mr. Mitesh Agrawal, Chief Literacy Officer (CEO)

Mitesh Agrawal, Chief Literacy Officer

Mr. Mitesh Agrawal oversees outreach, partner network development, operations and fundraising for providing Literacy Services by utilising 5 years of rich experience in Private Equity (PE) and management consulting for large corporate and small businesses.

In his PE role, along with investing, Mr. Agrawal supported portfolio companies’ operations, which included corporate strategy, product pricing and financial management. Prior to working in PE, Mr. Agrawal started his career at Deloitte in Strategy & Operations Consulting role.

Very hands-on and methodical in his approach, Mr. Agrawal has co-authored an article in Nature Genetics, a pioneer journal in the field of life-sciences, based on the research work he carried out at Max-Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tuebingen, Germany. Mr. Agrawal completed his Bachelors of Technology and Masters of Technology degrees in Biotechnology Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and carried out his master’s thesis research at Harvard Medical School. Mr. Agrawal has also passed all the 3 levels of Charted Financial Analyst (CFA) exam….more

Databyte – Technology Partner

Founded by a group of engineers from IIT, BARC & TIFR in 1980, Databyte has developed over 25 products in last 30 years including Lipikaar – multilingual typing software, Bilingual Electronic Telex TLX-10, Intelligent Message Terminal for Indian defense, Advance Queue Management System etc.

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