Venkat Krishnan N, Director
BSc, Grad ICWA (Bombay Univ), PGDM (IIM Ahmedabad)
Venkat Krishnan N. graduated from IIM Ahmedabad in 1993 and started his career with the media, working first at The Times of India in various corporate and brand management functions. He then helped set up Sony Entertainment Television in India as part of the core management team.
In 1996, he co-founded Eklavya School in Ahmedabad. The school used innovative pedagogical approaches to help children learn rather than be taught. The school also ran a novel programme integrating children from the slums and from some of the wealthiest families of Ahmedabad city into the same classrooms. Venkat then set up GiveIndia in 2000, to strengthen the “giving culture” in India by providing people with opportunities to contribute to good causes, with very high standards of transparency and accountability. GiveIndia today channels around Rs. 30 crores p.a. to over 250 NGOs in India. Since 2009, Venkat has been a core volunteer involved in evangelizing the Joy of Giving Week, India’s own “giving festival”. In 2012, JGW saw over 1.5 million people participate in 750+ events in 100+ towns, villages and cities across India, channeling over Rs. 30 crores in cash and kind, and millions of volunteer hours to a range of social causes.
In 2001, Venkat co-founded Educational Initiatives, and currently contributes to business strategy at EI.
Head Office - Ahmedabad
Educational Initiatives Pvt. Ltd.
A/201, Baleshwar Square,
Opp. ISKCON Temple, S.G. Highway,
Established in 2001, Educational Initiatives believes in making a difference in education through personalised learning and ensuring that students learn with understanding.