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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 Diploma in Software Programming. Diploma 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.

Rishabh Verma

COO & Co-founder

A self learnt programmer, working on Education & Technology. Aged 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.

Surabhi Yadav

Chief Innovation Officer

IIT Delhi + UC Berkeley Alumna. Worked as a public policy researcher at IIT Delhi for 3 years to understand inclusive innovation ecosystem in India. Her work is focused on gender and rural development in India.

Alisha Sadana


A feminist and social activist, one of the members of a 25-day people's movement/peace campaign. A student of Humanities & Social Work. Attended various training programs on gender equality, domestic violence, women rights & LGBT issues.

Varisha Tariq

Associate, Partnerships and Outreach

She is a recent undergraduate from Ashoka University. She is the director of Helping Hands NGO that works with the marginalised communities. She has articles for The Wire, Feminism in India, Hindustan time amongst several others. She has also been published in a book People called Lucknow.

Nitesh Sharma


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.

Pralhad Jadhav

Software Engineer

A Navgurkul alumnus, Pralhad completed BE from Electronics & Telecommunication engineering stream Graduate in 2017 from Pune University. Now working with Navgurukul as technical suppoter

Anuradha Daswani

Lifeskills Curriculum Lead

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.