Open Links Foundation was
founded in 2017.

Inspired by journey of Gurucharan Das, Sanjay Dalmia took early retirement to set up Open Links Foundation – for improving quality of education.


To make the government schools aspirational by improving the quality of education.


Support and Motivate teachers to improve the quality of education.

Journey So Far


2017 Developed first version of tickLinks

2018 Started work with Ramakrishna mission, DAV Chennai schools, Atharva program

Development and Testing

2019 Development of Lesson Plans

2020 Launched with Bharti Foundation and others

2021 Launched Young Explorer Contest


2022 Launched Vinoba program with Pune ZP

2023 Launched with ZPs of Nagar, Nashik, Nagpur, Dharashiv

Improving Education, Impacting Lives

  • Vinoba program is run in 6 districts of Maharashtra along with
    Zilla Parishad & District Education Department
  • Over 18000+ schools and 54000+ teachers are participating in the Program
  • Over 12L+ students impacted

We are now ready to scale it to all the 766 districts of India.


OLF is a committed and professional team governed by a Board of Trustees.

Executive Mentors

  • Sankar Krishnan, Executive Mentor

    Sankar Krishnan is a former partner of McKinsey & Company, who led McKinsey’s healthcare practice initially in India and then in Greater China. In 2016, Sankar set up as an independent consultant in the non-profit/development sector. He served as a Pro-Vice chancellor at Ashoka university. He is currently on the board of director of Ramco Systems.

    Sankar is a MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and holds a B.Tech in Computer Science from College of Engineering, Trivandrum.

  • Divya Krishnan, Executive Mentor

    Ms. Krishnan was formerly Chief Investment Officer (‘CIO’) and Head of Investment at SBI Mutual Fund.

    and NGOs. She has been invited as Scholar-in-Residence by a leading private University in the US, guiding students to effectively support developmental initiatives in India. Since 2001, Ms. Krishnan has served as a consultant to a number of leading non-profits

    She is currently visiting faculty at Ashoka University, and a director on the boards of Bandhan Bank and Bandhan Financial Holding Ltd. Ms Krishnan is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad and SRCC Delhi.

OLF Trustees

  • Sanjay Dalmia

    IIT D, IIM A, 25 years corporate work experience, 7 years work experience with Open Links Foundation

  • Rajeev Kumar Singh

    BE, MBA Boston Univ, 27 years of Corporate work experience; Board member Snehalaya, Myna Mahila; Senate Member - IIIT Jabalpur

  • Reena Dalmia

    BE, Over 15 years of software development and management experience

  • Kiran Nataraj

    BE, Over 15 years of IT and management experience, Founder and CEO at Entrib Analytics

  • Shaili Nataraj

    BE, IT professional with over 15 years of experience

Our Leaders

  • Sanjay Dalmia

    Founder & CEO

    IIT D, IIM A, 25 years corporate work experience, 7 years work experience with Open Links Foundation

  • Rajeev Kumar Singh

    Strategy & Networking

    BE, MBA Boston Univ, 27 years of Corporate work experience; Board member Snehalaya, Myna Mahila; Senate Member - IIIT Jabalpur

  • Reena Dalmia

    Chief of Staff

    BE, Over 15 years of software development and management experience

  • Vishvajit Pawar

    Chief Operating Officer

    Vishvajit has over 12 years of expereince in the social sector and specialises in leadership and organisational development. He is a Gandhi Fellow. Prior to OLF, he has experience of CSR Consulting and as Program Director at Masoom.

  • Shrikant Gurav

    Development Head

    MSc in Computer Science; Over 10 years of experience in software development and management

Our Advisors

  • Pratul Shroff

    BE, MS, IIM A; pioneering and serial entrepreneur who has led multiple organizations, both in USA and India, in the last three decades. founded eInfochips in 1994 and grew the to about 2,000 engineers by 2018, when eInfochips was acquired by Arrow Electronics.

  • Capt Anil Dhankher

    MBA-HR, Co-founder of Metta social; Over 30 years of corporate experience

  • Rajinder Raina

    Rajinder was an engineer MBA, a successful corporate guy, business builder, and goal chaser, focused on deliverables and results.

    Presently, he identifies as a systems designer and an intentional community builder. He has a unique ability to see the gifts in each person he interacts with. He brings out the best in people around him – with ease and grace.

  • Kedar Deodhar

    BE; Over 30 years of IT and management experience. Founder of Zestorm Technologies Pvt Ltd

  • Vijayan Krishnakutty

    Btech, over 30 years in multinational companies; Teach for Indian Fellow; Supported Low income schools and students for over 7 years. Curation director at Open Links Foundation.

  • Dilip Tikle

    BE, Educator, Technocrat, Start-up mentor, over 35 years of corporate experience

  • Dr Girish Kulkarni

    Girish is a professor with S.P Pune University. He is a pioneer for social change, a visionary and an inspirational leader. Girish holds a doctorate in Political Science and Public Management. He was bestowed the President of India Award 2012 for his service in the field of Social Work.

  • Prema Veeraraghavan

    MSc, BEd, has been involved in the educational field for more than three decades. She has won CASTME U.K. award in the year 1998 for innovative teaching.

Our Team

Working hard to simplify work of teachers and administrators


Open Links Foundation is a 80G, FCRA registered NGO

Established in 2017 under Bombay Trust Act

For improving quality of education in K12 segment

Especially in low income & government schools.

  • NGO registration
  • FCRA registration

Account Remittance Details

For Donors with Indian Passport

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 646105052690
ACCOUNT NAME: Open Links Foundation
IFSC Code: ICIC0006461
ACCOUNT TYPE: ICICI Bank, Current account

Donations eligible for exemption under 80G of Income Tax Act, 1961.

For Donors with Foreign Passport

Account Number – 39976517293
Account Name - Open Links Foundation
IFSC Code - SBIN0000691
Bank – State Bank of India


CAREERS at Open Links Foundation

Open Links Foundation brings together a diverse group of exceptional individuals to work on our Staff team. Together, we tirelessly strive to improve the quality of education.

We create an ecosystem of care and support that inspires us to strive for excellence, reach new heights and create impact.

What Is Unique About Working With Open Links Foundation

  • You are addressing India’s most pressing challenge and have the
    opportunity to make a significant contribution every day.
  • You work with passionate, talented, and diverse people who inspire and support you
    to achieve your goals.
  • You work in a culture of trust, care, and compassion.
  • You have the autonomy to shape your role, and drive your own learning and growth.

VOLUNTEER at Open Links Foundation

Through this volunteer program, we hope our community will have access to and interact with unique individuals across the country. Every one of us can play a significant role in building bright futures for these Students.

Volunteer and gain a meaningful experience. It gives you the opportunity to learn more about our education system and, create an impact on the education in our country – in your small way.

Volunteers make a minimum commitment of 50 hrs.

Curate the projects of Teachers & Students

Help in making the TLMs for various boards in line with NEP

Work directly with teachers

A few hours each week

working with our team and teachers.

Support a movement of like-minded

passionate individuals.

Be recognized

and receive a certificate on completion.

Come along with us on this journey

to re-imagine education in India.

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