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Organisation Profile

Indus Action was founded by Harvard and MIT students committed to bring about a systemic change in India. India’s complex social norms are oftentimes at odds with its collective aspirations. Overcoming such norms requires campaigns/programs that influence behaviors and mindsets. Indus Action’s aspiration is to be a role model policy implementation organization that significantly moves the needle on deep societal attitudes and beliefs.

Indus Action has been campaigning since 2013-14 for raising awareness and effective implementation of Section 12(1)(c) of Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 under the project named ‘Eklavya’. Through project Eklavya, we are working towards the effective implementation of Right to Education (RTE) Section 12(1)(c) which provides 25% free seats to children belonging to disadvantaged and economically weaker sections in all private, unaided schools across India. According to Status of the Nation Report by IIM A, there are over one crore opportunity seats all over India in next five years and nearly 70% of them remain vacant. After successfully supporting 7500 low income families in 2014 and 45,000 in 2015 we plan to scale our operations and reach out to ten lakh families in ten cities of India in 2016. We have identified technology as a strategic route which can help us achieve this ambitious target and solve the problem in a sustainable way.

To view our work, please see the short documentary - goo.gl/AG5vKL.

Benefits

Working on interesting, most complex problems that affects lakhs of people
Exposure to technical and other adaptive challenges in a technical startup in social space
Opportunity to build a product from vision phase to design to development and deployment
Working at the intersection of people, power, design and technology
Working with some of the brightest minds in the country
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Software Engineer

Lead - Technology Products

Organization Profile Indus Action was founded to bring about a systemic change in India through policy implementation. India’s complex social norms are oftentimes at odds with its collective aspirations. Overcoming such norms requires campaigns/programs that influence behaviors and mindsets....