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ITfC Team




Programme Associate

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. He worked as a Kannada Teacher in JSS Composite PU college in Bengaluru from past 8 years. He is interested in writing and reading books and inscriptions and his many of articles on "Vachana Sahitya" and Kannada Literature were published.




Research Assistant

Amrita has completed her LL.M from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad with a specialization in Intellectual Property Rights, and her BA.,LL.B from School of Law, Christ University. After her LL.M she was selected to the Legislative Assistance to Members of Parliament Fellowship. During the Fellowship she provided research assistance to the Member of Parliament in making parliamentary interventions. Amrita is interested in internet governance, copyright reform and the intersection of intellectual property law and human rights.


Ashwini Morey

Office Manager cum Secretary

Ashwini is Office Manager cum Secretary at IT for Change. She has done her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Mysore University. 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 is intrested in travelling.



Nandini Chami

Senior Research Associate

At IT for Change, Nandini works on research projects in the areas of e-­governance and democracy, women's rights in the digital age and the political economy of ICTs for development. Previously, she has worked with NGOs and activist groups on policy research and advocacy in the areas of environmental and urban governance and the governance of the commons. She holds a Masters' Degree 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, proactiveness 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.


Sandeep P

Accounts Officer

Sandeep is currently pursuing his Chartered Accountancy from the Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of India. Previous to that, he has completed his B.Com. He has worked with two accountancy firms and is now responsible for the accounting and financial reporting at ITfC.



Deepti Bharthur

Research Associate

Deepti Bharthur works on policy research and analysis. She has a PhD from Bowling Green State University, Ohio in Communication and Media Studies. She also holds a Masters in Communication from the University of Hyderabad and a BA in Journalism from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi. Her areas of focus include digital rights, Internet policy and governance.


Smriti Khera

Research Assistant

Smriti has pursued her Masters in Public Policy from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai and her Bachelor's degree in Economics (Honours) from Panjab University, Chandigarh. Her key research interests are Democracy and Governance; Rural Development; and Electoral Reforms. She upholds the belief that apart from supporting economic growth, Information Technology must be used to promote overall socio-economic development.




Programme Associate

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.



Support Staff

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.




Support Staff

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.



Technical Associate

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.



Anupama Suresh

Coordinator - Programs

Anupama has completed her Postgraduation in Human Development from the University of Mysore, with 14+ years of experience in the areas of programme and project management - inclusive of operations, capacity building , resource management and relationship management. She has worked extensively in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, in the areas of micro finance, watershed, water and sanitation, nutrition, livelihood, gender issues, empowerment, HIV AIDS etc.



Harish Kumar

Senior Field Associate

Harish has a Diploma in Rural Development and is pursuing his BA from KSOU. He primarily takes care of the Namma Mahithi Kendras (community telecentres). He also contributes to community radio programme by rendering his voice and writing scripts.



Senior Field Associate

Shreeja has a Masters in Women's studies from University of Mysore. She has been associated with Kelu Sakhi by writing scripts for the comperer, rendering voice, and editing. She also facilitates community meetings.




Senior - Technical support

Shabareesh has trained in hardware and networking from Jetking. He has completed his BA from the Karnataka State Open University(KSOU). His primarily role involves providing technical support at the community-run telecentres. He also engages in giving technical trainings to sakhis. He is passionate about free software and gets involved in the capacity-building workshops. He also contributes to film-making – editing, camera work, etc.



Junior Field Associate

Somashekar has completed his bachelor's degree in education. He supports Namma Mahiti Kendra and also edits video and audio taken from the field.



Tilak Rajkumar

Admin Support and Driver

Tilak is the official driver. He is also a talented cameraperson and contributes to the video component of the activities. He provides administrative assistance to the Prakriye team and takes care of logistics.


Suvarna H.C

Senior Field Associate

Suvarna H.C is a Senior field associate at IT for Change. She supports Namma Mahiti Kendra and also edits video and audio taken from the field. She holds a Masters in Non-Profit Management from the University of Mysore. She has worked with NGOs in the areas of health and research. She carries experience of working with People living with HIV/AIDS.