Sarva Sakshar Foundation

Sarva Sakshar Foundation (SSF) is a not-for-profit organisation, registered under section 25, established by IIT Alumni to reduce inequity in the world by developing and implementing sustainable solutions which improve access to and quality of basic education. SSF’s current focus is to eradicate illiteracy from India by improving literacy and primary education levels among urban poor and rural communities. Guruji is one such simple solution developed to achieve this objective.

How it all started

On an idle Tuesday evening Mr. Gupta received a call from a young chap inquiring about an LED-based blackboard to help improve status of education in India. The meeting, scheduled for half an hour, went on for more than two hours and ensued in Mr. Gutpa and Mr. Agrawal joining hands to achieve common goal of eradicating illiteracy from India. The basis of the association is the commonality of vision and mission and the complementarity of skills and abilities.

Mr. Jugal Gupta, Chief Innovation Officer

Jugal Gupta

Mr. Jugal Gupta is a seasoned entrepreneur and the brain behind Guruji. Mr. Gupta brings in more than 30 years of significant product development and manufacturing experience and is primarily responsible for developing, customising and manufacturing Guruji to achieve the mission of eradicating illiteracy. Mr. Gupta is also developing innovative teaching methodologies to improve effectiveness of the Literacy Services provided by SSF.

Prior to founding Databyte Equipment Pvt. Ltd. in 1980, Mr. Gupta has served county in important positions at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).

Mr. Gupta completed his Bachelors of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi….more

Databyte – Technology Partner

Founded by a group of engineers from IIT, BARC & TIFR in 1980, Databyte has developed over 25 products in last 30 years including Lipikaar – multilingual typing software, Bilingual Electronic Telex TLX-10, Intelligent Message Terminal for Indian defense, Advance Queue Management System etc.

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