Estd: 2008
Used for Beneficiaries: 84%
Address : # 331, 1st A Main, 7th Block, Jayanagar (West), Bengaluru 560070. Karnataka
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 080-2676 9676
Donor Contact : Ms. Mary Punnoose / +919448283811 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201320142015
Income From
Government Sources613,20093,4000
Institutional Sources33,750,00035,850,00021,850,000
Foreign Sources9,493,5831,552,4713,082,200
Other Income148,75640,37276,758
Total Income (A)44,932,28438,113,06225,546,086
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities6,293,9516,369,6577,984,521
Programme Staff Cost24,601,58521,689,75613,125,137
Travel Expenses5,040,3275,339,0592,968,439
Direct Programme Expenses35,935,86333,398,47224,078,097
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost1,369,2321,543,3591,181,204
Overhead Expenses5,382,0044,997,4862,908,517
Other Expenses/Transfer063,85470,040
Total Expenditure (B)44,129,66040,932,06428,797,604
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)802,624-2,819,002-3,251,518
Balance Sheet201320142015
Fixed Assets4,389,9853,522,7302,144,414
Current Assets (excl. Cash)1,799,4702,261,6401,123,054
Cash/Bank 5,484,7022,241,4331,250,435
Accumulated Deficits000
Total Assets11,674,1578,825,8035,575,904
Corpus / Share Capital000
General Funds10,764,1817,945,1784,693,660
Earmarked Funds000
Current Liabilities779,976880,625882,244
Total Liabilities11,674,1578,825,8035,575,904
Other Details201320142015
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)130,70067,54576,000
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)1,000,000800,000800,000
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs) - Avg. 327592372
Number of Staff14313424
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)610,620670,620684,048
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)103,836105,804118,824
Regd. under : The Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960
Auditor : G.S.Ravikumar
Bankers : State Bank of India
Axis Bank Ltd

Donor tax benefits : 80G 50%
Eligible for foreign donations : Yes

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Mr. Solomon Jaya Prakash, President Ms. Mary Punnoose, Secretary
Mr. Alex Rodrigues, Treasurer Mr. Muzaffar Assadi, Member
Mr. Sharath. K, Member Ms. Rashmi. H, Member
Ms. Sharvani, Member Ms. Vinita, Member

Source : Audit Report 2015

Financial Note : 1) Donations include donations in kind (eg. computers). 2) Sales/Fees mainly include consultancy fees. 3) Other Income includes rectification or reversal of entries, interest on income tax and scrap sales. 4) Other Expenses/Transfers include Assets written off or scrapped, Loss on sale of assets, and deposits/advances written off. 5) Investments comprise Fixed deposits with EYF and interest thereon.

NGO Profile :
Prajayatna has been implementing direct interventions for involving communities in the process of reforming the education system in the country. It focuses on strategic and indirect interventions for scaling up its efforts towards impacting public education. Prajayatna works in the states of Karnataka, Telangana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

The areas of focus in each of the key programmes have been:

  • Educational Governance: Through different interventions Prajayatna has been able to facilitate community involvement and contribution towards education development. Their current focus has been on institutionalizing this process through two main strategies:
    • Strengthening community-based constitutional structures, especially the Standing Committees responsible for education at the block and district levels.
    • Streamlining the educational planning process through the involvement of School Committees and the Panchayat Raj Structures.
  • Learning Initiatives: The focus is on – i) Institutionalising Prajayatna's capability-based learning approach (Kalikayatna) in public schools and initiating and expanding the initiative to schools in different States. ii) Sustaining its interventions with Cluster Resource Centres (CRCs) and demonstrating its effectiveness on teacher empowerment. Consolidating the initial approach, Prajayatna has solely focused on the process of Teacher Empowerment under CRCs. The capability development of Cluster Resource Persons is conducted through several workshops and trainings.
  • Early Child Care and Education (ECCE): Prajayatna's work with Anganwadis seeks to bring about quality in the State-run ECCE Centres through facilitating and institutionalizing community involvement. Their approach on facilitating community involvement is through the process of strengthening key structures representing communities, viz. the Parents Committee within Anganwadis and the Gram Panchayats. Prajayatna also works with teachers and anganwadi supervisors for addressing learning-related needs in addition to the basic facilities and health-related concerns.
  • Advocacy Initiatives: Prajayatna has worked with the Department of Education and the Department for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj in order to influence policies that can better support decentralized governance of education. They also work with State level Institutions to develop and implement trainings and capability development programmes for Panchayat Raj structures throughout the State.

In each of its key programmes, Prajayatna has attempted to influence public policy through its extensive interventions with respective Government departments, elected representatives, institutions, research organisations, and academicians.