Trustees, Advisors & Management

Agastya trustees and advisers include educators, teachers, scientists, CEOs, bankers, entrepreneurs and philanthropists with significant knowledge, expertise and experience in education, and leading and managing Indian and global organizations.



V.K. Aatre

Rakesh  R. Jhunjhunwala

F. Mahavir Kumar

Alok Oberoi

Rama Prasad (Ramji) Raghavan

Prabhakara Rao

Adirath Sethi
Ms. Vidya Shah
Utpal Sheth

H.N. Srihari



Ajith Basu – Chief Programs Executive

Sai Chandrashekar – Operations Head

Nitin Desai – General Manager, West

Hariharan Ganesan – Director Partner Relations

Mahavir Kumar – Managing Trustee

B. H. Murali – Head, Accounts and Finance

Rama Prasad (Ramji) Raghavan – Chairman

K. R. Ranganathan – General Manager, Programs
T.S. Suresh – General Manger, Programs

Kumar, Padmanabhan – General Manager, Campus

K. Thiagarajan – COO


Advisory Council

Dr. Angela Belcher, Massachusetts, United States

C. Narayancharyulu, Entrepreneur

Ms. Jayashree Vasudevan, CA
S. Jagannathan, USA
R. Krishnan, Distinguished Scientist (Former), Ministry of Defence
V. Krishnakumar, Singapore
Ms. N.S. Leela, Former Professor, MES College

Dr. Leena Chandran Wadia, Bangalore
K.G. Narayanan, Former Director, Aeronautical Development Establishment
Ms. Revathi Narayanan, Former Director, Mahila Samakhya Karnataka
Vasant Nayak, MurthyNayak Foundation

Phanish Puranam, Singapore
Ms. Rica Oberoi, ACP Partners, UK
Ms. Sujatha Ramdorai, University of British Columbia, Canada
Srinivasan Ramadorai
G. Ramakrishnan, President, Meru Capital
M.A. Ramaswamy, Former Scientist, NAL & Professor, IISC

Ravi Arora, Tata Sons
M. Shivkumar, Former Chief Designer, Hindustan Machine Tools
D. Singh, Ex-Union Home Secretary, Government of India
M.G. Subramanian, Former VP, Hewlett Packard
S. Viswanathan, Founding Managing Partner, Indusage Global Advisors

Sunand Bhattacharya, Assistant Provost, Boston College

Dirk Smit, Vice President, Chief Scientist at Shell, The Netherlands

Ms. Alka Hingorani, Industrial Design Centre, IIT, Bombay

P. Talwar, Director, Titanium Capital

Gopi Warrier, Chairman Ayurveda Holdings

Ms. Anupama Ramakrishnan
Dr. Arjun Oberoi, Singapore

Anand Rangarajan, Engineering Director, Bangalore Site Lead, Google

Dr. Siddartan Govindasamy, Professor, Olin College of Engineering, MA, USA

Dr. G Ananthasuresh, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IISC

About Us
: Agastya is a transformative educational organization that has been actively spreading hands-on learning to poor rural and urban children and teachers in India since 1999. READ MORE


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“Agastya creates a 'why?' in their minds. ... That is the key to unleashing the creative potential of the vast masses. ... Agastya seems to have aroused a keen interest in the kids it has touched. They say they like science and mathematics. I think this means they can experiment with life. This, to me, is Agastya's impetus.” ~ S. Raghunathan, National Knowledge Commission
Science Fairs

Science Fairs

Many children and teachers have fun with science brought by Mobile Labs and on the campus, but how to expose more of them? Agastya’s Science Fairs are a resounding success!

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Kuppam Campus

Kuppam Campus

172 acres, amid farms and rice paddies in rural Andhra Pradesh, provides Agastya with a laboratory to study the ecology of Southern India and carry out experiments in education.

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Agastya's Initial Spark

Agastya's Initial Spark

Agastya began as a vision of a creative India, fueled by an education model that would spark curiosity and nurture creativity, offering opportunity to poor, rural children.

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