Governance

Vidya Vanam is governed by Bhuvana Foundation (India), which is dedicated to serving the underprivileged and marginalised sections of society in rural India. It’s efforts are focused in the areas of education and vocational training. 

The foundation is registered under Section 12AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961, vide C.No. 627/07-08 dated 06-12-2007.  Donations are exempt under Sec 80g of the Income Tax Act, 1961.  Bhuvana Foundation is also authorised to receive foreign donations under the FCRA Act, 2010 vide Registration No. 075901291.

Board of Directors

Dr. Subramanian Sriram
President

Is an internationally recognised neuroscientist currently holding the William Weaver Chair in Experimental Neurology at Vanderbilt Medical Centre, Nashville, TN, USA. He has recognised the needs of the underprivileged in India and has dedicated his time and resources to the formation and development of Vidya Vanam.

Ms. Prema Rangachary
Secretary & Director of Vidya Vanam

Trained in Oxford, the U.K., to teach English as Second Language, she has long promoted the need to advance novel changes in the curriculum and to foster education especially in regions where resources are limited. As director of the school, she has engineered innovative programmes by which art can enhance the understanding of language and sciences.

Ms. Shanthi Ranganathan
Vice-President

Ms. Ranganathan is a social worker and the founder of T. T. Ranganathan Clinical Research Foundation, which manages the TTK Hospital, which treats and helps rehabilitate drug and alcohol addicts. She is the first recipient of the UN Vienna Civil Society Award and also received the Padma Shri in 1992. She has been associated with Vidya Vanam since its inception. She is related to Prema Rangachary by marriage.

Ms. Bhooma Parthasarathy
Member

is the Director of the Thirumalai Charity Trust. Along with her friends and family, she set up the Thirumalai Mission Hospital, for primary and secondary healthcare. She was instrumental in setting up the three Vedavalli Vidyalaya Schools, which she helps manage.

Ms. Jayashree Raman
Member

Is an architect & co-founder of Studio 29, a Coimbatore-based architectural & design consultancy firm which believes in simplicity & sustainability. She works closely with young architects, interns & students to help them realize their full potential.

Mr. Manish L. Shah
Member

Is currently running their family business in Coimbatore. They have a 100 year history in Coimbatore. Manish envisioned himself to be part of a institution where he can change the lives of the lesser privileged.