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Started in 2016, Navgurukul runs one-year residential course for students from underserved and diverse communities. Students after pursuing our course are awarded Certificate in Software Programming. The certificate is issued by DGT, Government of India as detailed by the MOU here.


Abhishek Gupta

CEO & Co-founder
IITD ‘13 CS Graduate. Co-founded and FranklyMe. Zumbl was acquired and FranklyMe raised more than 2.6M$ from Matrix Partners and others. Was working with Education Department, Delhi Government before NavGurukul.

Nilam Kumari

Technical Associate, Bangalore
Nilam belongs to Kishangan, Bihar. She has done her graduation. Her father a small farmer. She wants to explore tech and non teach.Currently she is working as an team member with Navgurukul and she wants to work with girls.

Komal Bhatt

Tech and Academics Associate
A NavGurukul alumna, she learned about herself more as a council member & through volunteering opportunities. She leads the curriculum development.

Nitesh Sharma

Admissions Team
A NavGurukul alumnus, Nitesh completed BCA from Sant Singaji Institute Of Science & Management. Interested in social welfare and solving problems through facilitation and ground-work.

Shahnaaz Naazmeen

Tech Facility Incharge
Shahnaaz hails from Gulberga, Karnataka. She joined NavGurukul a year back where she found her dream to work with Youth in Technology domain. While pursuing her course, she supported various students to prepare for their Aspirational jobs. Currently, she leads the tech curriculum development in NavGurukul and manages the Pune campus.


Aakanksha Gaur

Culture & Design
A product designer working for people and culture at Wingify. Aakanksha helps NavGurukul with people, performance and processes.


Rishabh Verma

Ex-COO & Co-founder
Rishabh headed Navgurukul as the COO until September 2019, and is always going to be with us a co-founder. You can read his note here. At 21 he was part of the founding team of Airwoot. He then took a break to spend a year travelling in the mountains. Later, Rishabh headed Technology for Grownout.

Anuradha Daswani

Founding Team Member
BITS Pilani Graduate 2015. Worked as an analyst and data scientist for a little above one year, before she recognised her aspiration to learn psychology and work in the domain of learning and education. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Psychology.

Savita Verma

Executive Assistant to CEO
She is a content writer and serves as an EA to the CEO office. A B.Com graduate, Savita is National level debater and passionate about working on gender related and mental health issues.

Jai Kishan

Placement & Partner Associate.
A NavGurukul alumna, he has passed his 12th. Jai is a python developer and placement related outreach. He loves to make friend and interact with new people.