Prabha has an M Tech from IIT Madras and has worked in the software industry for over 20 years holding various senior positions. Education being her passion from the beginning, she has volunteered at Government schools teaching children as well as training teachers to use technology. She has gained profound insight into the demands of current day education through her first hand experiences with her own son (who qualified in JEE and went on to join IITM) and also with that of tutoring under-privileged children in the neighborhood.
Armed with her in-depth experience in software product development and delivery, exposure to children's education and her passion to make a difference in the field of education, at Suvidya she has embarked on adapting technology solutions to make learning a truly fun experience for children.
Reading, writing and music are Prabha's favorite pastimes. She is learning Carnatic music on Veena.
Raju has an M Tech from IIT Madras and a PhD in Wireless technology from Carlton University, Canada. He has about 25 years of experience in the wireless industry spanning chip development, embedded software and system designs for wireless communication based products.
Raju has contributed as a committee member in IEEE 802.11 and IEEE 802.15.3 standards authoring and co-authoring proposals. As a result, Raju has 29 US patents awarded in wireless, multimedia and system design with many more pending. Over these long years of his career, Raju led many highly motivated product development teams and delivered successful products in both startup and big company environments.
Education being his passion, Raju responded to the "Teach For India" call and volunteered as a coordinator at Youth For Seva (YFS), a Bangalore based NGO. At Suvidya, he hopes to apply his experience in evaluating and deploying technology based solutions in rural schools.
When not working, Raju likes to read about astronomy and explore the night skies using his telescope. He believes that a study of the heavenly sky promotes humility and emphasizes a sense of purpose in one's life.
Our youngest trustee, Mardava, has done his BTech and MTech dual degree from IIT Madras. He loves software design and coding. He has been developing software applications just for the fun of it since the age of 13 while excelling in his studies as well. He got selected in Infosys's Catch'em Young contest at the age of 14 and was one of the two students who made it to the final round of summer internship. He is currently at Team Indus which is the only Indian entity in the prestigious Google Lunar XPrize contest.
He is a voracious reader and plays Carnatic music on flute.