Our Team

At IT for Change, individuals from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, professional expertise and skill sets work with a shared commitment towards progressive social change. Working across a multitude of settings, whether in schools, government agencies, multilateral and international agencies or the community, our team brings innovative ideas to our field projects, coalition building, consulting, research and advocacy projects.

From learning technical skills like efficiently using FOSS alternatives for work (Libre Office, Scribus, KdenLive, GIMP, Drupal, Okular, Inkscape) to getting a basic grasp on what it means to be a part of the digital economy, working at IT for Change has taught me more than I could have fathomed. I learnt how to make WordPress microsites from scratch and at the same time began to recognize the imperative need to have an open, free, just and equitable internet. Being a part of the eVAW project was a defining process in my decision to delve deeper into the realm of data and society. The journey the raw data we collected took to unpack how women navigate cyberviolence was an insightful experience to recognize the power of data, and my own passion.
Prakriti Bakshi
Ideosync UNESCO Information Fellow (placed with IT for Change)

Members of Governing Body

Anita Ratnam, Member

Gayatri Menon, Member

Geetha Narayanan, Secretary

Gopa Kumar K. Thampi, Member

M. Vijayabaskar, Associate Member


Padma M. Sarangapani, Treasurer

Solomon Jayaprakash, Associate Member

Srilatha Batliwala, President

Upendranadh Choragudi, Associate Member

Executive Directors

Anita Gurumurthy


Parminder Jeet Singh


Gurumurthy Kasinathan

Bengaluru Team

Amrita Vasudevan, Research Associate

Ananda D,  Program Associate

Anusha Hedge, Programme Associate

Aparna K, Senior Programme Associate

Bhavna Jha, Research Associate

Deepti Bharthur, Senior Research Associate

Deepthi S Kotian, Accounts Assistant

Ira Anjali Anwar, Research Associate

Jai Vipra, Research Assistant

Karthik, Project Associate – Education

Meenakshi Yadav, Communications Associate

Nandini Chami, Deputy Director

Nitesh, Project Intern – IT

Prakriti Bakshi, Communications Intern

Prasanna Kumar, Office Administration Assistant



Preeta Pattar, Project Associate

Radhika Belkhede, Design Intern

Rakesh B, Project Associate – IT

Sandeep Prakash, Senior Accounts Officer

Sarada Mahesh, Project Associate

Shreyas, Project Intern – IT cum Administration Support

Sumanashree S, Program Assistant – Education

Sunil C, Program Assistant

Sushma G, Program Assistant – Education

Tamilarasi, Support Staff

Trivikrama, Programme Intern

Valli, Support Staff

Vedavathi, Program Assistant – Technology

Vineetha Venugopal, Project Associate

 Yogesh K S, Technical Associate

Mysuru Team

Anupama Suresh, Program Coordinator

Chaya, Accountant & Admin Support

Geetha.B – Sakhi, Kalihundi Information Centre

Harisha N, Project Associate 

Mahadava Gowda, Security Guard 

Mahadavame, Support Staff

Mangalamma, Project Associate

Nagaveni – Sakhi, Barathwadi Information Centre

Radha- Sakhi, Attiguppe Information Centre



Savitha- Sakhi, Mulluru Information Centre

Shabharish, Technical Associate 

Shreeja, Project Associate 

Somashekar, Project Associate 

Somya- Sakhi, Hunusuru Information Centre

Susheela – Sakhi, HD Kote Information Centre

Tilak, Project Assistant & Driver

Vinoda- Sakhi, Tumbasoge Information Centre


I did my internship at IT for change as a UX Designer. The two months I spent here were really a good learning experience. I thoroughly enjoyed working on designing the Bot Populi website from scratch and seeing it go live.
Radhika Belkhede
Design Intern