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Adharshila Shiksha Samiti
Estd: 2003
Used for Beneficiaries: 67%
Address : E-314, Anandlok Apartments, Mayur Vihar Phase 1, Delhi 110091. Delhi
Email :;
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 8964860938
Donor Contact : Dr. Asmita Kabra / +91 9810094224 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201120122013
Income From
Government Sources000
Institutional Sources464,660632,5441,250,000
Foreign Sources000
Other Income000
Total Income (A)583,729764,8241,710,343
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities180,170248,473285,641
Programme Staff Cost534,067611,820693,185
Travel Expenses60,06145,47645,191
Direct Programme Expenses774,298905,7691,024,017
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost0406,572235,596
Overhead Expenses92,415181,237264,443
Other Expenses/Transfer000
Total Expenditure (B)866,7131,493,5781,530,553
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)-282,984-728,754179,790
Balance Sheet201120122013
Fixed Assets0036,819
Current Assets (excl. Cash)55,000110,000110,000
Cash/Bank 655,22376,46934,440
Accumulated Deficits394,2771,123,0310
Total Assets1,104,5001,309,500181,259
Corpus / Share Capital1,104,5001,104,500161,259
General Funds000
Earmarked Funds000
Current Liabilities000
Total Liabilities1,104,5001,309,500181,259
Other Details201120122013
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)245246262
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)5007501,000
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs) - Actual3,5386,0715,842
Number of Staff111413
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)6,50020,00020,000
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)3,1733,7174,043
Regd. under : The M P Societies Registration Act, 1973
Auditor : Pinto M. P. & Associates
Bankers : Punjab National Bank

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

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Dr. Asmita Kabra, President Dr. Arnab Mukherji, Vice-President
Mr. Syed Merajuddin, Secretary Ms. Shweta Rao, Treasurer
Ms. Abha Singhal Joshi, Member Mr. Pradeep Joshi, Member
Ms. Pratima Mishra, Member

Source : Audit Report 2013

Financial Note : 1. Grants and Donations taken under Institutional sources. 2. Service charges includes fees from various sources including for students. 3. Staff costs tend to be high for NGOs that operate schools due to teacher salaries.

NGO Profile :
Adharshila Shiksha Samiti (Adharshila) runs the Adharshila School and three Sahariya Resource Centres in villages in Madhya Pradesh. It was established to provide meaningful and joyful education to underprivileged rural children through their schools and resource support centres.

Over the years, Adharshilas direct education activities have increased to over 40 villages through their model school at Agraa and Resource Centres. More than 150 students attend the Adharshila Resource Centres while 330 students attend the model school at Agraa.

25% of students at the Adharshila School in Agraa are exempted from all fees. Adharshila also provides free education to adivasi students irrespective of any government rules or conditions

Their goal has been to improve the quality of school education in their area of operation over a two-year period from 2012-14.

Their activities in 2013-14 were as follows:

  • Pedagogy: The Adharshila team broke down the syllabus for each subject at every grade into skills so that teachers can impart these skills and test the level of competency at the end of teaching each skill. They began pilot testing, and the new pedagogy was to be functional from the next academic session. Children will then be evaluated on a continuous basis on skill assessment instead of through term-end examinations.
  • Teacher’s Training: Teacher training is undertaken throughout the year at Adharshila, in addition to at least one exclusive training camp each academic year. The training for 2013-14 focused on preparing primary level teachers to teach according to their new pedagogy.
  • Resource Material: All students of Adharshila upto Class 10 are provided with textbooks and notebooks free of cost. The books are taken back at the end of the academic session and redistributed to new students and replaced by new books if required. 747 new books and 2,200 notebooks were purchased in 2013-14.

Adharshila is also looking to set up three new Resource Centres in two adivasi villages that were expected to be operational by April 2014. This will help Adharshila reach out to 110 new children. In the next five years, they expect to cover more than 50 villages, especially those where a majority of the population comes from the Sahariya Adivasi tribes.