Amrita is engaged in policy research on Internet-related public policy issues and inclusive e-governance. She is currently handling a regional research study on evaluating the effectiveness of existing legal-institutional response mechanisms to technology-mediated Violence Against Women in South Asia, focusing on two country-contexts: India and Bangladesh.
Amrita has previously worked with a Member of Parliament as part of the Legislative Assistance to a Member of Parliament Fellowship offered by PRS Legislative Research. She holds a Masters in Law from NALSAR University, Hyderabad, with a specialisation in intellectual property rights.
Anand works as a Programme Associate in education team and visits schools regularly to assist the teachers in integrating new pedagogies in the classroom which involves developing lesson plans, documenting and transacting. Prior to joining ITfC, he worked as a Kannada Teacher in JSS Composite PU college in Bengaluru from past 8 years.
Anand has completed his Masters in Kannada from Kuvempu University, Diploma in inscriptions studies from Hampi University, and cleared his NET exam in Kannada. He also Holds Masters in Economics from University of Mysore.
Office Manager cum Secretary
Ashwini is Office Manager cum Secretary at IT for Change. She was also elected as ladies representative during her study term. She was working as business development executive, since March 2010 at Synova Innovative Technology Bangalore.
She has done her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Mysore University.
Deepti Bharthur is a Research Associate at IT for Change. She contributes to academic, action, and policy research in the areas of e-governance and digital citizenship, data economy, platforms and digital exclusions. She has also coordinated and co-developed design based digital interventions for gender training and leads fund-raising and grant development activities at the organization.
She received her PhD in Media and Communication from Bowling Green State University in 2015, where her thesis work was on the policy architecture of rural connectivity in India.
Senior Research Associate
Nandini's research is in the areas of digital rights and development, and women's rights in the information society. She has supported the organisation’s advocacy efforts around the 2030 development agenda on issues of ‘data for development’, and digital technologies and gender justice. She also provides strategic support to IT for Change’s field centre Prakriye in its training programmes for women’s rights groups on adopting digital tools in their field practice, and critical ‘education for empowerment’ for rural adolescent girls.
She has a Masters in Urban and Rural Community Development from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
Prasanna Kumar Gowda B. K.
Office Administration Assistant
Prasanna is the Office Administration Assistant at IT for Change. He joined our team in May, 2008. He is in charge of all work related to office maintenance, providing administrative support to ITfC's directors and staff - mainly the admin and accounts officers. Before joining IT for Change, he worked at Prakash Motors and Primus Kabsons.
Prasanna's strengths are patience, pro-activeness and availability. He is a social media fan and an excellent cricket, volleyball and chess player.
Project Associate - IT
At IT for Change, Rakesh provides training to NGOs, educational institutions and government officials on UBUNTU and Free and Open Source Software tools. He also provides support and system administration and conducts workshops for students.
He has completed his diploma in Electrical and Electronics from SJM Polytechnic Challakere and CCNA course in Jetking in Davangere. His main areas of interest include Ubuntu, other Linux tools, and networking.
Senior Accounts Officer
Sandeep takes care of all the finances at IT for Change. He is currently pursuing his Chartered Accountancy from the Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of India. Previous to that, he has completed his B.Com in Bengaluru University. He has worked with two accountancy firms and is now responsible for the accounting and financial reporting at ITfC.
Smriti supports policy research and takes care of communication and outreach. She also assists the Prakriye field centre of IT for Change in documentation of its capacity-building programmes with rural adolescent girls.
Smriti holds a Masters in Public Policy from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.
Sunil joined IT for Change on June 2013 as accounts intern and after completing his internship, he his working as Program Assistant since November 2016.
Sunil has completed his Bachelors in Commerce from Bengaluru University.
Venkatesh has worked in the education sector for the past 11 years. He started his development sector career at Akshara Foundation, after which he worked on an Ajim Premji Foundation project with the C-LAMPS organisation. He has been with IT for Change for two years now and is a member of the Education team. He is working as the State Resource Person for Kannada language Subject Teacher Forum and is also looking into school leadership aspects. In addition, Venkatesh plays an important role in advocacy activities with the State Education department.
Venkatesh did his Masters in Kannada Literature and Bachelors in Commerce in Bengaluru University.
Tamilarasi maintains the cleanliness and positive vibe of our office premises. She has two children, Stephen who is in class two and Sudha-Mary who is in class 3.
Valli makes fabulous lunches for the team and keeps our tummies happy. She has two children, Prithviraj who is in class two and Pramod, who is in UKG.
Yogesh K S
At IT for Change, Yogesh takes care of technical infrastructure and explores Free and Open Source applications that can be used for educational projects. He also contributes to several open source projects.
He has completed his Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering from Government Engineering College in Hassan affiliated to Visveswaraiah Technological University, Belgaum.