Avanti is an award winning non-profit organization established by IIT alumni in 2010 to provide an affordable, high-quality education to disadvantaged students aspiring to study at India’s top colleges. At present, Avanti has over 50 full-time employees & 100 volunteers, and supports over 2400 students in 16 locations across 3 government school systems spread over 5 states – Corporation of Chennai, Navodaya Vidyalayas and Haryana Government Schools.
At Avanti, a unique pedagogy is implemented called Peer Instruction®that reduces teacher dependence and enables collaborative learning. Over the past 4 years, we have shown that our students outperform the most expensive after-school programs in the country at less than one-fourth the cost. Till date we have been able to send 102 students in top 100 engineering colleges of the country.
Avanti is a registered non-profit in India and the United States. The social impact of Avanti’s work has been recognized by multiple reputed organisations and foundations including the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, Echoing Green, The PanIIT alumni organization, UnLtd India and generous individual donors from India and the United States.
The program is being funded well known organizations like Tata Motors, Tata Trust, Infosys Foundation, Volkswagen Finance, MacArthur Foundation and Echidna Giving.