Sikshana Foundation | Executive Director | Bangalore KA India
Prasanna V.R. is the Executive Director of Sikshana Foundation and is responsible for Sikshana operations. Under his stewardship Sikshana has grown from 49 schools to the over 1000 schools in 4 years. Prior to Sikshana, he was the Founder CEO of Softrends, Inc. USA for 10 years, where he designed Transaction Processing Software Systems. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from S. J. College of Engineering, Mysore and a Master's in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
After 17 years in USA, Prasanna decided to relocate to India, where he is putting his energy and talent to use in a different area: making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate. This is not a new area for him—while in the USA, Prasanna had worked with various NGOs in India. In 2005, he co-founded Pragathi, with a few like-minded individuals in Austin, Texas, with a goal of funding deserving NGO’s in India. Through Pragathi, a number of projects have been executed around Mysore and Bangalore.