Our Team

Saraswati V
Founder, Managing Director & Chief Counselor
Founded Gyanfoundation in 1999. Counselled over 6000 students for higher studies in US/UK/ Canada and Singapore for all undergraduate , graduate and doctoral program and courses in Engineering , Pharmacy ,Biotechnology , Physical therapy ,Occupational Therapy , Biology , Liberal Arts and various other programs.

Bal Tarakad
Co-Founder & Advisor
Played an important role right from conceptualization to formation of the business model during the formation of Gyanfoundation. Currently serving as an advisor on Business Development, Strategy, Operations, Conduct annual one-on-one meetings to evaluate performances & suggest improvements on an on-going basis.
Vishwanathan K
Takes care of daily administration and accounting activities of the organization. Also is involved in student servicing, especially when it comes to financial documentation for admission and visa purposes.
Sridhar Iyer
Director - Business Development & Test Prep
Has been the head of Test Prep and had been involved in activities such as Content collection, Reviewing mock tests and customizing study programs as per student needs. Has also recently designed its Moodle based e-Learning Portal which is currently being used by students. Has recently conceptualized and given shape to Gyanfoundation's first Mobile app (available on Playstore) for vocab building.

Has been a part of Gyanfoundation right since its inception. He takes care of the PR portfolio and is also currently working on a directory which will give students information about various service providers for students wishing to study abroad.
Pune Center Head
Takes care of all the activities concerning the Pune Office. He has been a part of the Gyanfoundation team since May 2013.

Deepa D
Student Servicing Head
Has been a part of the Gyanfoundation team right from the early days. While her majority of the time is spent on helping students with their application related activity. She does occasionally take care of sales and marketing activities as well.
Narayani K
Student Servicing Executive
Currently assisting students in their application and visa processes. She has more than 8 years of experience in working in the Insurance industry, but had always wanted to play a role in the education sector hence she decided to join Gyanfoundation.
Pratima L
Assistant (Thane Office)
Pratima is a Bachelors degree holder form Mumbai University who is currently working in our Thane Office. She helps students enrolled for both 'Test Prep' and 'Counselling'