A few years on from its inception, Pratham Mysore has established credibility within the regional education sector, so much so that state schools have incorporated some of Pratham's teaching models into their mainstream curriculum and regularly allow Pratham's partnership on various education initiatives in the region.
Pratham Mysore is what it is today due to the untiring efforts of innumerable volunteers, philanthropists, corporates, the state department of Education and a very commited Pratham Mysore staff.
Board of Trustees
Ashvini Ranjan : Mr. Ashvini Ranjan is the Managing Trustee of Pratham Mysore and has been actively involved in the strategic planning, analysis and expansion of all programmes since inception. He leads the Pratham Team of programmes. A post graduate from the University of Mysore, Mr. Ashvini Ranjan began his career as a teacher at the University. He is currently the Managing Director of A. J. Polymers Private Limited, Mysore.
Shashi Ranjan : Ms. Shashi Ranjan is the Founder Trustee of Pratham Mysore and is actively involved with Pratham's community based activities. Driven with a passion for social work she has been associated with Bapuji Children Home, an orphanage for children at Mysore. She is the Director of A. J. Stationery Private Limited, Mysore.
Dr. T. Padmini : Dr. T. Padmini, Trustee of Pratham Mysore, is a Ph.D. in education specializing in the area of cognitive development of children. Retired from the Department of studies in Education, University of Mysore, Mysore after serving as Professor of Education and Chairperson, was awarded Emeritus Professorship for 2005-07 by the University Grant's Commission. Being instrumental in the design and development of curriculum for Pratham programmes, Dr. T. Padmini handles all academic issues including Research & Development work in Pratham Mysore.
Dr. Bhamy. V. Shenoy : Dr. Bhamy. V. Shenoy is an advisor to Pratham Mysore on programme implementation. He handles all donor relationships and assists in mobilizing resources and building liaisoning with funding institutions, corporates and the government. He is associated with many NGOs and is actively involved in consumer movement in Mysore. An energy consultant by profession, Dr. Shenoy is an IITian and holds a Ph.D. in Management.
A. K. Ranganathan : A practicing Chartered Accountant by profession with over 25 years of experience, Mr. Ranganathan A. K. is involved with many charitable institutions as an honorary Trustee/Auditor. As a Trustee - Treasurer, A. K. Ranganthan is involved in financial management and accounts at Pratham Mysore.
Shahnaz Irani : An educationist with vast experience in managing educational institutions for over two decades, Ms. Shahnaz Irani is well known in academic circles. She is responsible in providing assistance in administrative matters of Pratham Mysore. She has been associated with a number of NGOs in the city.