About Us

Gyan-Setu, started in 2013, was a brainchild of late Mr. Vivek Ponkshe and his students, who came up with the innovative idea of “national integration through science popularization”. It is an initiative by the Educational Activity Research Centre (EARC) of Jnana Prabodhini (JP) conducting hands-on science workshops at schools in the remote and underdeveloped parts of India. 
 

Gyan-Setu invites volunteers of all ages from across India to “spread the joy of learning”, while also building “human bridges” to connect with the remote communities of India. The volunteer teams travel to the developmentally challenged states in the North-East (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya), Central (Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Jharkhand), as well as Northern India (Jammu & Kashmir). With the support from Gyan-Setu’s local partner organizations, they conduct science workshops in the schools, along with exploring the way of life and the challenges faced by these communities.
 
We invite you to be a part of this journey and learn more about how we can “connect people through knowledge exchange” and grow together!

Meet The Team

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Purva Dixit-Dhokte

Gyan-Setu Project Head

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Ashutosh Bhujbal

 Publicity and Volunteer Management

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Sanchit Patne

Social Media Management

Our Associate Volunteers

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Aniket Kadu

Video Editor

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Sonali Kunjir

Gyan-Setu Event Volunteer

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Avdhut Powar

Gyan-Setu Event Volunteer

Join US

Would you like to connect with the remote communities of India, and the kids there, through knowledge exchange?

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Our Inspiration

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Late Shri Vivek Ponkshe

Former Head of EARC & Principal of JP School

Our Mentors

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Amar Paranjape

Mentor

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Sujay Sirur

Mentor & Trainer

Our Partners

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Disha-IISER Pune

Maharashtra
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Seva Bharati

Meghalaya
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Janeev Yuva

Maharashtra
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Vivekanand Kendra Vidyalaya

Assam
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Bachpan Banao

Chhattisgarh 
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RIWATCH

Arunachal Pradesh
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NCF


Ladakh
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Ramakrishna Mission


Madhya Pradesh
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SEEDS


Jharkhand
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PSVP


Manipur