Kalyan Chakravarthy

About Kalyan Chakravarthy
  • Executive Director, PanIIT Alumni Reach For India foundation
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Kalyan is the Founding sevak & Executive Director of PanIIT Alumni Reach For India Foundation, a Nation Building initiative of alumni from the reputed Indian Institutes of Technology(IITs).  He Conceptualized, set‐up first‐of‐its‐kind loan based vocational program through a National chain of Skill development institutions called gurukul, Kaushal colleges dedicated to exclusively skill the underprivileged Youth with 100% loan financing, residential training, assured placement. The gurukul model has pioneered the implementation of revenue model driven non‐profit paradigm in vocational training space with viability innovations to ensure sustainability and hence scalability.  

Kalyan has been instrumental in institutionalization of skill development at state level in non‐profit, private partnership(NPP mode) with Government of Jharkhand in form of a non‐profit special purpose Joint enterprise namely PanIIT Alumni Reach For Jharkhand(Prejha) Foundation that runs skill development institutions like gurukuls/kaushal colleges in every district in the state based on principles of 100% loan financing, assured placement & residential best‐in‐class training. He has Co‐authored ‘Bluebook for ITI upgradation’ and is an active participant in Policy making platforms.

Kalyan is an Engineering graduate from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras with a certificate of commendation from the Institute Blues committee and has done post graduate program in management from the Indian School of Business featuring in Dean’s merit list.


Skills Development for Sustainable Livelihoods in Asia

06 Jun 2018

Read session notes here. Session Description The Asia-Pacific region has made great strides in improving access to education, where primary school enrollment rates have shown differing yet generally rising trend. However ILO research shows that there persists a skills mismatch…Read More

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