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January 6, 2014 – Forbes
Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs

“Krishna Ramkumar founded Avanti, a group of learning centers in Mumbai, Delhi, Kanpur and Chennai that provides 750 bright, low-income high school students with science and math education…” (Full story here)


February 1, 2014 – CNBC
Young Turks

“This week on Young Turks watch the duo of Akshay Saxena and Krishna Ramkumar of Avanti, an organisation that provides high-school students from low-income backgrounds with science and maths education. ” (Full story here)


December 5, 2012 – CNN-IBN
Ex-IIT students help economically weaker kids with free coaching for entrance exams

“Akshay Saxena and Krishna Ramkumar left high paying corporate jobs to help students from economically weaker families nurture their dreams…” (Full story here)

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July 5, 2013 – AIR FM

Aaj Savere from All India Radio News did a great piece on our JEE 2013 results and the promise of Peer-Learning. (Full story here)

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January 19, 2014 – Deccan Chronicle
Big Dreams Brought Alive

“Inspiration first struck Krishna in 2008, as a student at IIT Mumbai, watching some of his classmates who had worked hard to stake their claim at one of the top institutes in the country…” (Full story here)


June 22, 2013 – Hindustan Times
Low Income Students Triumph

“In a triumph for those from low-income backgrounds, 20 students from the first batch of Avanti Fellows have qualified after this year’s exams…” (Full story here)


May 10, 2013 – The Hindu
Two students crack the IIT entrance exam

“Two students from Chennai Schools have succeeded in clearing the JEE main exams. They are just a step away from making it to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)…” (Full story here)


August 29, 2010 – Times of India
IITians coach poor to take on JEE

“Six students of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) have taken the concept of giving back to the society to a whole new level…” (Full story here)


August 5, 2012 – Financial Express
Mentoring Success

“Two Indian entrepreneurs who provide opportunities to bright but economically disadvantaged students manage to get seed funding from a US programme, emerging among the top 20 among thousands of applicants…” (Full story here)


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