About Us

Enlightening Young Minds

BodhaGuru is a social enterprise with a mission to make school learning interesting, relevant and affordable to every child on this planet.

Our core belief: Every child has a RIGHT TO LEARN because quality education is important for every child to secure a brighter future. But quality education is costly today and far from the reach of millions of children from economically weaker section of society. Hence, generations remain poor. Quality education must be affordable and accessible to ALL !

We are designing innovative learning products which include immersive content (stories, videos, books and games) that can work across a range of devices (like low end feature phones, smart phones/tablets, PC and TV/projector).

We are a private limited company located in Gachibowli, Hyderabad, INDIA. Our goal is to meet or beat both types of bottom line – the net impact and the net profit.

Management Team

Samir Jain (Co-founder and Director)

Growing up in a small-town middle class family to working in companies like Sasken, GlobeSpanVirata and Microsoft across India and USA, Samir knew that the quality education can change one’s life for the better. As part of the community work, he got the glimpse of the current state of school education in India – a large number of children from the economically weaker society crave to study, their parents work overtime to send their loved ones to the costly private schools and yet most of the children drop out by or before completing high school – without remembering or applying anything they learned in the school. After spending 15 years in developing products for the world, Samir thought, “I have built great products that impact millions across the world, but did I do enough to make the life better for the fellow citizens living round the corner?” He took the decision to combine his technology expertise and passion for giving back by fulfilling an urgent need for a high quality affordable learning solution for the children from the economically weaker section of the society. Samir did his M.Tech (CS) from IIT Mumbai and B.E. (CS) from S.G.S.I.T.S. Indore.

Anubha Jain (Co-founder and Director)

After spending close to a decade of product development in companies like Sasken, Celsian Technologies and Azuma across India and USA, Anubha took the well deserved sabbatical break to take care of her young children. While spending time as a mother in getting the home work done and actively working in giving back to the community, she realized that rote learning is still the most common learning methodology across most of the schools – children remember the terms of the concept learned in the school, but have difficulty in applying the concept to an open ended real life problem. While watching 3 Idiots, the famous Hindi movie, she had her aha moment when she heard this dialogue – “Never study to be successful, study for self-efficiency. Don’t run behind success. Follow behind excellence, success will come all the way behind you.” And she took the plunge – to make learning interesting, relevant and accessible to every child independent of the child’s social status, religion, geography or any such meaningless boundaries. Anubha did her M.B.A. (Systems) from I.M.S. Indore and B.E. (CS) from S.G.S.I.T.S. Indore.

Advisory Board

Flt Lt Bipin Chandra Dutt Pendyala

Flt Lt Bipin Pendyala is currently Managing Director at iKeva Venture & Knowledge Advisory Services. He is also Advisory Board Member of iCrederity, a company focused on technology enabled verification & DesiCrew, a Rural BPO company. Earlier, as the VP & Site Manager at CA Technologies, Bipin enabled sustained growth of the organization and was instrumental in CA winning industry accolades like Dataquest 2012’s Best IT Employer; 6th among the “Dream companies to work for” in India at the 21st World HRD Congress; and Best CSR Initiatives Award by ITsAP in 2012. Prior to CA Technologies, Bipin was COO and Board Member with Knoah Solutions. Under his leadership, Knoah got recognition as a Global Top 100 Outsourcer by IAOP in 2006 & 2008, and ranked 3rd in Employee Satisfaction in IDC DataQuest Survey, 2008. Prior to Knoah, Bipin was GM at PortalPlayer (nVidia) and held senior engineering positions with MBT (Tech-Mahindra) and SoftSol. Bipin started his career as a Commissioned Officer in the Indian Air Force and worked on Surface to Air Missiles, Surveillance Radars and Electronic Warfare.

Team BodhaGuru

Avishek Bose

“I like researching on subjects, identifying best learning methodologies and implementing them in form of innovative content.”

Jonnalagadda Venkata Tejeshwar

“I love everything – modeling, illustrating, editing animating, biking. My recent love – authoring children books”

Hrishikesh Nagoorkar

“I am deeply passionate about making large scale positive impact to the society. I love collaborating with like-minded partners and enaging with the community.”

Mithun Biswas

“I love to design and play with devices, cool technology platform and apps. I love comics !”

Raghu Reddy

“I love designing and editing new cool animated videos.”

Santosh Bastiya

“I like designing backgrounds, characters and then adding life to it i.e. animation.”

Sheetal Thapa

“I love meeting people – I take care of bizdev, community engagement partnerships and PR. And I love drawing !”

Swarnapuri Uday Kumar

“Technology excites me – hardware, mobile, apps, cloud – I love programming”
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