Nalanda Resource Center

Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world- Nelson Mandela , Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire - William Butler Yeats,   I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework - Edith Ann, [Lily Tomlin] ,    The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn - Alvin Toffler ,       Nine tenths of education is encouragement - Anatole France ,       All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth - Aristotle ,         Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual - Arthur Koestler ,          The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men - Bill Beattie ,      A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops - Henry B. Adams



Nalanda has a competent and dynamic core team, which is involved in decision-making and functioning of the organization at various levels. At the macro level, Nalanda has the following key human resources:
Biswajit Sen (President)
He has been working in community based rural development projects for the last 22 years in various NGOs and holds an MBA from I.I.M. Ahemadabad. Mr. Sen has been instrumental in the creation of not one but a handful of NGOs, one of them being Nalanda. He has been involved in building up PRADAN as a national level NGO, and Grameen Development Services as a field NGO for Uttar Pradesh. Besides, he has assisted different grassroots basic education projects in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Mr. Sen has been a Management Consultant for a number of national and international development agencies such as Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC); UNICEF, World Bank; MacArthur Foundation, India. He has specialized in management of education projects in the last eight years. Mr. Sen is currently 50 years of age.

Prabhat Jha (Executive Director and Secretary)
Mr. Jha, a post-graduate in Rural Management from Xavier’s Institute of Social Services (XISS), is 41 years of age and has working experience in the field of Primary Education of more than fourteen years. He has written many children’s books in Hindi, which include ‘Aao Bacchon Khelen Khel’, ‘Bihar Ke Gauranwit Vyaktitwa’, ‘Jano Sakhi’, ‘Sikho Sakhi’ etc. and has been a member of book development committee of Jan Shiksha Nideshalay, Patna. Mr. Jha has vital exposure to Bihar Education Project (BEP) and District Resource Unit (DRU). He is also a valuable Training of Trainers (TOT) resource.

Some of our other core program team members include:

  1. Mr. Pratyush Shankar
  2. Mr. Mohd. Asim Siddiqui
  3. Mr. Mukesh Kumar
  4. Ms. Priyanka Sahu
  5. Mr. Sanjeev Srivastava
  6. Mr. Hidayatullah Azmi
  7. Mr. Pradeep Tiwari

Besides, we are happy to share names of some of our key support staff, including Accountants, MIS etc.

  1. Mr. Tapas Chowdhury
  2. Mr. Deepak Chand
  3. Mr. Puneet Srivastava
  4. Mr. Pushkar Dhami
  5. Ms. Jiwanti Lakra
  6. Mr. Dilip Kumar

Nalanda has suitable infrastructure facilities to make it a seamless workplace. Each of its state headquarters at Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand has well furnished office space along with conference rooms. The field offices are also suitably equipped for the purpose for which they have been opened. Each of the main state offices has computers, laptops, Internet connectivity, photocopiers, printers and facsimile machines.

Library is a vital infrastructure for Nalanda and as such merits a special mention. Each of Nalanda’s libraries has about X books in Hindi and English.



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