Project Team

Shata Nand Sharma
Role: Director
Shata Nand, a Chartered Accountant, by profession, comes with an experience of over 30 years in the corporate sector and has successfully managed the industrial units working as SBU Head in past before joining the Foundation in 2015. His core competence is Project implementation. He is expert in operational management, Team Leadership and Process Improvements. Besides, he has sound knowledge of entire gamut of commercial functions including setting up of financial processes. He is also fully conversant with the issues in the Skilling sector. He loves long drives and listening to Sufi music and Hindi poetry.
Salman U Khan
Role: Project Manager
Salman has done PG Dip in Petrology and Master in Social Work and possess over 7 years of experience in School Leadership and development of Leadership skills with expertise in implementing large scale projects in multiple States and joins us with experience Youth and Education leadership. He has worked in the field of Education with leading organizations like Kaivalya Education Foundation, Piramal Foundation for Education Leadership and Gandhi Fellowship as a Program Manager and has successfully managed and structured new Programs in the field of Education. He has also been associated as in independent Consultant with National College for School Leadership – National University of Education, Planning and Administration. His areas of interest are institutional Leadership, Systemic Change and Research on Leadership styles. Salman loves to ride his Bullet motor bike on long trip and maintains a diary.
Kaushlendra Prapanna
Role: Subject Matter Expert - Hindi
An MA in Hindi, Sanskrit, Hindi and Journalism, Kaushlendra is multi-skilled professional with over 20 years’ development experiences in the field of Education and Journalism. Associated with Foundation since 2014, he ensures delivery of high quality trainings based on content and curriculum along with training material developed in-house for the subject by him. Since 2008, he is a full-time Teachers’ Trainer conducting professional development program across India. He has been a writer and has extensively written Chapters in many books, Articles on Teachers’ Development and Language Pedagogy in reputed Journals and Manual on RTE Act, 2009 published in Hindi translated in vernacular languages e.g., Oriya and Marathi. He has already written a book titled “Bhasha Bachche aur Shiksha” published by Yash Publication. One of his Training Manual on School Management Committee (SMC) under RTE Act 2009 was published by National Coalition for Education in English, Marathi and Oriya. He is fond of Theater and Traveling.
Dr. Alka Kalra
Role: Subject Matter Expert - Mathematics
Alka, an MA (Maths), M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Education, comes with long experience in the field of Education. She has been the Principal of DIET for 16 years, Teacher Educator for Training Programs for In-Service Teachers of DoE, MCD, NDMC, Unaided Schools, Cantonment Board, Kendriya Vidyalayas, BSF, Railway Board Schools et el. She has authored Books, Modules and Papers, contributed in Books and Teacher Guides for Maths for NCERT and SCERT. She has also scripted and presented more than 100 curricular programs through Video channel on TV and about 30 Educational Radio Programs in ‘Mukta Vidya Vani’ for National Institute of Open Schooling. She is an accredited Teacher Trainer on Maths pedagogy and whole school improvement. She loves creating recreational learning material for Mathematics.
Narayanji Choubey
Role: Subject Matter Expert - English
Narayanji, B. Ed. And M. Phil in English, is an expert in implementing and managing Teachers’ Development and School Support Projects for over two decades now. His professional expertise includes Content and Curriculum Development for primary education and the facilitation of Teachers’ training thereof. He has done “English Language Teaching” and the “Specialization in Teaching Primary Learners Communicatively” certificate courses from British Council. He is also a “Cambridge ESOL Certified Trainer”. He has written books of English Grammar, Spoken English, Vocabulary and Reader for Schools. He is innovative, creative and result oriented person. Narayanji is fond of mono-acting and mimicry during his free time.
Sheel Kumar
Role: Subject Matter Expert - EVS
Sheel Kumar, an M. A., M. Phil. in Geography from Delhi School of Economics, PG Diploma in Ecology and Environment, B.Ed. and UGC – NET Qualified, possess about 17 years of experience in Education from school level to college level teaching, E-learning to curriculum designing and curriculum implementation. He is an eminent scholar and honoured by Young Environmentalist Award, by AIFPDM Paryavaran Sahitiya Ratan in 2012, Young Social Scientist award (2008). He has written 3 books titled “Paryavarniya Samasiyen Evam Nidan”, “Paryavaran Bhugol”, and “Paryavarniya Aapada Prabandhan”. He has also authored about 30 Articles / Papers published in various Journals as sole author. He has also worked as Head – EVS in Department of Education, JIL Information Technology Ltd. and completed Punjab EDUSAT SSA Project. He has also worked with FIITJEE as Curriculum Manager in the Department of Formal Education and International Venture for FIITJEE Global Schools. He has also been Dean Academics (School Segment) in NAM Institute of Professional Studies, Delhi for about 3 years before joining Foundation. He likes reading and developing creative innovative teaching learning material.
Shailja Chaudhary
Role: Subject Matter Expert - Hindi
Shailja, an M. A. B. Ed., has been working as An Academic Assistant handling Helpline and the Resource Center at Foundation but has earned in the recent past the position of Support – SME (Hindi) based on her sheer passion and interest in Hindi Language. She loves reading.
Bijay Laxmi Mohpatra
Role: Subject Matter Expert - English
Bijay Laxmi, an M. Phil. In English, comes with seven 7 years of experience as an Assistant Professor and Soft Skill Trainer in KMBB Engineering College, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Her professional expertise includes training, teaching, content & curriculum development. She is also pursuing her Ph. D. in English literature from KIIT university Odisha. She loves cooking and traveling.
Pooja Dalal
Role: Subject Matter Expert - EVS
Pooja, M. Ed. From University of Delhi, has about 4 years of experience in Educational field as a Teacher, Curricular-Activity Planner and Coordinator at different school levels. She has also attended Workshop on Gender and Education conducted in Delhi University by Nirantar and Material Development Workshops in Environmental Science. She is also worked on Teaching – Learning practices and has been an Observer to Hoshangabad Science Teaching Project, Madhya Pradesh to observe the teaching –learning practices. She likes listening to music and has interest in painting too.
Avishek Kumar
Role: Training Coordinator
Avishek, Master in Mass Communication, has over 8 years of experience in the field of Education as Content Writer and Editor. He has also written some books on Social Science and General Knowledge for different publishers and also edited many more.
Bhagat Singh Sharma
Role: Admin & Accounts Officer
Bhagat, a BCA and MBA (HR), has 10 years of rich experience of managing finance and administration in the institutions e. g., AMITY University, NOIDA, New Delhi Institute of Management, New Delhi and Jaganath Institute of Management Sciences, New Delhi. Bhagat loves to spend time with his family.
Lt. Col. SadaS Peter
Role: Director
Lt. Col Sada S Peter (Retired) is the Director of the TMF SMART Academy. He has a diverse background spanning over 28 years from military service as well as Civil Aviation and is a seasoned Administrator. He has been a Joint Director in the Ministry of Defence for three years and a Regional Head for emergency response of a major private Airline for five years. He has had adequate exposure in community outreach programmes of Army in Jammu & Kashmir. He is also a qualified Pilot, a certified Emergency Response Professional and a lead Auditor for Airport Administrative/Security operation processes.
Dr. Ashu Khanna
Role: Dean Academics
Dr. Ashu Khanna is theDean Academics of the TMF SMART Academy for Allied Health Professional. She is an experiencedDoctor and also possesses an MBA in HCA (Health care administration).She hasvast and varied experience of 25 years in the medical field. She was head of school health with the famous St Stephen’s hospital where she was actively involved in adolescent life skill training, home health care, train the trainer programs and also consultant to various national & International NGOs on various medical projects. She has also headed JeevanJyoti Institute for nursing at Allahabad. She has great commitment to the field of Allied Health Professional training.
Mr.Uminder Singh
Role: Soft Skills Trainer
Mr.Uminder Singh is the Soft Skill Trainer at the TMF SMART Academy. He graduated in Commerce and then underwent his Post Graduation in Management. He has a rich experience ofover 10 Years in Financial Services Sector and Training & Development as well. He has been actively involved in customization and development of training programs to suit diverse needs of the Corporate.
Ms. Asha Abraham
Role: Nurse Tutor
Ms. Asha Abraham is a Nurse Tutor at the TMF SMART Academy. She has done her post graduation in Nursing with specialization in cardio thoracic and vascular specialty from Indian college of Nursing, Bellary. She has over five years of experience as Nurse Tutor. She believes in total commitment to teaching in the field of medical sciences and also creating a world class pool of Allied Health Professional.
Ms.Anuradha Sharma
Role: Nurse Tutor
Ms.Anuradhais a Nurse Tutor at the TMF SMART Academy, She has done BSc. Nursing from Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullaya, Ambala. Earlier she has been a nurse tutor for three years in MATHA Padmavati College of Nursing,Sirmaur – Himachal Pradesh
Mr. Robin Philip
Role: Nurse Tutor
Mr Robinis a Nurse Tutor at the TMF SMART Academy, He has done BSc. Nursing from jiwaji University Gwalior. He Has Five Year Experience in Hospitality and has worked with different hospitals as a Lab technician
Ms Pratima Mishra
Role: IT Trainer
Ms Pratima is a IT Trainer at the TMF SMART Academy, she has done Masters in Computer Science from MCRPV Bhopal. She has over four years of experience in IT Sector. Earlier she started her carrier as a Software Developer with HCL then she started giving training on various ComputerCertificationPrograms in a Company.
Ms.Minu Ghosh
Role: Placement Executive
Ms. Minu Ghosh has a Masters degree in Social work from Dibrugarh University, Assam. She has actively worked in community outreach programs in Assam and New Delhi for 03 years before joining SMART Academy as a placement coordinator .She is passionate about social sector work and upliftment of the weaker sections.
Mr. Madan Sharma
Role: Admin Executive
Mr. Madan Sharmais the Admin Coordinator at TMF SMART Academy. He Has Done Administration studies. He has varied exposure to administration He has rich experience in office administration, inventory control and day to day administration.
Mr. C S Negi
Role: Security Supervisor
Mr. Negi is the Security Supervisorat TMF SMART Academy. He is a graduate in defense studies. He has Experience in administration while serving in the Indian Army in peace and field areas as well. He has rich experience in office administration.
Mr. Mohd. Tabish
Role: Senior Community Mobilizer
Mr. Mohd. Tabish is the senior community mobilizer at TMF SMART Academy. He has a Masters in Social Work from Pondicherry University. He has also done Post graduate Diploma in rural development. He has rich experience of working in various Government Projects for the upliftment of weaker section of the society. He has excellent knowledgein mobilization.
Ms. Antima Singh
Role: Community Mobilizer
Ms. Antima Singh has done her graduation in Arts from Delhi University and is a Mobilizer with the TMF SMART Academy. She has four years of experience in Social Work. She has worked with renowned NGOs such Basic Foundation and NavShrishti. She has keen interest in upliftment of the weaker section and excellent knowledge in mobilization.
Mr. Dhiraj Kumar Jha
Role: Finance Executive
Mr. Dhiraj Kumar Jha is a Finance Executive at TMF SMART Academy. He has done his M.Com from LNMU, Dharbanga and has rich Experience in managing various functions in Accounts & Finance department in various International NGOs like AGA Khan Foundation, India and Lepra India.
Sukhminder Singh
Role:Administrative officer for health care;
Mr. Sukhmander Singh has three decades of rich administrative background from Indian Army and retired as Honorary Lieutenant. He is well versed with office management, logistics, disaster management, firefighting and security. He has served in the prestigious National Security Guards (NSG), is a qualified paratrooper and has been an instructor in the NCC (National Cadet Corps).
Dr. Dutta
Role: Consultant 
A graduate from JIPMER Pondicherry, he did his Postgraduate training at the AFMC. He took a voluntary retirement from the Army Medical Corps after 25 ½ years and he switched over to administration and later to Consultancy in Hospital and Healthcare management. His special interests are the operations and commissioning of different Healthcare facilities and organisations including training establishments with focus on the delivery of quality service.