Biswajit started shikhya.org initiative to provide world class education to enthusiastic students in his village who are handicapped by the lack of teachers in their schools. His team has managed to create material in local dialect that covers the entire math syllabus from class 1 to 10 for the state board syllabus of Odisha. He believes technology can be an important tool to overcome various challenges faced in remote and inaccessible regions to access quality learning material.
Sushant is a mechanical engineer, teacher and social entrepreneur. He has translated over 700 math videos retaining the spirit of the original Khan Academy content but with analogies and examples taken from local text books. He believes with the aid of some technology and intelligent content, many students stand a chance to receive world class education that would fire their imagination and empower them.
Himanshu is the Co-founder and faculty at The Young Socratics and is also the Co-founder of Shikhya. He earned his Ph.D and Masters in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Stanford University and holds a B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from IIT Bombay.
Laxmi Narayana Nayak
L.N Nayak is an ex-IAS officer and trustee of MDBM Trust. He, at Shikhya advises on implementation in remote areas and provides guidance in usage of Odia Language.
Omkar is the founder of The Young Socratics and has been playing an advisory role at Shikhya. Over the last several years, he has closely worked with Biswajit Nayak in several projects in the online education space in India, both at the college level and at the K-12 level. He earned his Ph.D and Masters degrees in Computer Science from Stanford University, and a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Delhi.
Satu Korhonen believes education and learning should be viewed as a basic human right and is enthusiastic about the possibilities e-learning adds to solving many educational problems especially in areas where high quality teachers are hard to find. Everyone should have access to learning and learning that preferably is personalised, building upon the learners motivation and skills, aids in attaining mastery and helps the learner learn better. She is a qualified Finnish teacher with experience of teaching at university and comprehensive school levels and has earned her Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Education at the University of Turku, Finland.
Marketing and PR
Manisha is a Mechanical Engineer. She believes with the optimum use of technology, children can actually study and know technology which they haven’t even heard of. But to bring more like minded people on board in this direction, words must fall into the unaware ears. She helps in blogging at Shikhya and making the ground work reach the requisite end.
Banabhiari Kar is a Commerce graduate with optimum computer proficiency. He mainly focuses on the implementation of Shikhya Project on ground. And also looks after customer relations.