Sapna has 22 years of experience in the Education industry, primarily in the skill training domain. She calls herself a corporate drop-out who has found her calling in the development sector. She started her career with NIIT in their instructional design group. In 1995, she joined InfoPro Corporation where she spent over 14 years executing various roles in Technology, Business Strategy, Content Delivery and Customer Management in USA.
She joined NIIT Foundation in 2008. In her present role as Director, she ensures that NIIT Foundation is full filling its mission of skilling the underprivileged youth and children and helping them transition to main stream. She is responsible for building a team that delivers the required impact in the community in a professional and efficient manner, thereby ensuring that maximum spend is on direct beneficiary with minimal administration costs. Her role requires her to interface with various corporates and NGOs to build synergies and execute their CSR mandate.
Sapna has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from St. Stephens College, Delhi University and a Masters in Computer Application from Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad.
Tulika has completed graduation from Delhi University and moved on to do Post Graduate Diploma in Special Education from Action for Abilities, Development and Inclusion (AADI- formerly The Spastics Society of Northern India). Post the 14 month long course, she joined her first job, with AADI, which took her to the heart of rural Haryana and into homes of several children and adults with neurological disabilities.
The lifetime experiences from those years re-affirmed the belief that there was so much work to be done and the development sector was where she belonged. Since then, 2001, there has been no looking back. From the year 2004- 2006, she went to Mumbai to pursue M.A. in Social Work, from TISS and did her specialization in Urban and Rural Community Development. Since 2006, she has been associated with a few NGOs and gradually her focus shifted to working with youth from urban slums, on the issue of employability.
Currently, at NIIT Foundation (NF), she is engaged in community mobilization, wherein the focus is to reach out to the maximum number of youth and encourage them to join the Career Development Centers, running in their communities. The work also entails working closely with the partner NGOs and other stakeholders, who play a crucial role in developing and shaping mind sets of the young adults (parents, schools etc.).
Amar is associated with NIIT for last 7 Years. He joined the NIIT ILS center as a faculty and got promoted first to Center Manager and then to Operations Manager where he managed education delivery and placements for 8 centers. During this period he has been awarded with Power2 NIIT twice and once with Award for Excellence at Annual Day. He has good experience in operation and used to provide training on various technologies.
Presently at NIIT Foundation (NF), he is managing District Learning Center (DLC) and HOH project, where he takes care of education delivery, student placement and project sustainability, looking forward to expand the horizons of DLC taking it to different parts of India.
He has completed Diploma in software and Masters in Computer Application (MCA); a born techie who likes to do innovations with technology.
Dinesh is associated with NIIT for the last 19 years. He started his career with NIIT – R&D Centre as a Software Engineer in 1999. He has a vast experience in the field of Project Planning, Execution and implementation. He has proven his skills not only in India but outside India as well. He has been recipient of several awards like “Award of Excellence”, “Unstoppable NIITian”, “Customer First” twice in this tenure.
Presently at NIIT Foundation, he is leading the Project Setup (Career Development Center, Hole-in-the-Wall Project and School IT Labs) and Commercial services aspects across India.
Dinesh is graduated from Delhi University and having 3 Years “GNIIT” Diploma from NIIT Ltd. His core interest areas are Project Budgeting, Planning & Management.
Purnendu has 25 years of experience in the IT Industry primarily in Software Design and development. He started his career with NIIT limited as a Software Designer and spent over 10 years executing various roles in development & system integrator, user training, deployment and production support for IT infrastructure. Purnendu has valuable exposure and experience in Intellectual Property Rights in Information Technology, which were an ideal foundation for his work as a Senior Project Manager in R&D Centre of NIIT limited. He joined NIIT Centre for Research in Cognitive System (CRCS) as part of Hole-in-the-Wall Project team and executed many successful projects in India, Bhutan, Cambodia and the African countries.
In his role at NIIT Foundation, Purnendu is leading the Hole-in-the-Wall Education Project and supervising the implementation of Hole-in-the-Wall Learning Stations throughout India. He plays a critical role as a strategic advisor to the core leaders by evaluating and assisting them with planning, development, budgeting and approaching for the expansion of the project. He also supervises and manages the intellectual property portfolio for the organization. He fosters an environment of teamwork and ensures that strategy is clearly defined while overseeing performance and maintaining morale.
Purnendu holds an M. Tech degree in IT from Patiala University, Punjab, and a Master’s degree in Statistics with specialization in Design and Analysis from Utkal University, Odisha.
Kapil is a qualified Chartered Accountant having obtained the degree in 2012. He also has a Bachelor degree in Commerce from the University of Delhi. Kapil joined NIIT in 2014. At NIIT he has performed various roles pertaining to both Finance and Internal Audit domain which gives him a fair understanding of all aspects of Finance operations, Reporting and compliances. He has handled the role of a Financial Analyst, a Management Accountant and an Internal Auditor. Kapil has a penchant for seeking learning and challenge in every assignment. He believes that in every organisation Finance play a crucial role.
Kapil has joined NIIT Foundation in December 2017 and in his present role as Financial Controller, he ensures efficient utilisation of funds in a compliant and smooth environment where control flows flawlessly. He is a great team leader.