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location: MumbaiMaharashtra

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Educate a primary school child for a month
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Provide fruits to 300 kids in primary school
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
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To build and replicate a model of low cost, high quality, child-centred education for the children in the economically weaker sections of society and empowering women in these communities by training them to become teachers.
Muktangan an initiative of PCT is an educational programme offering alternatives to orthodox education practices. Muktangan provides sustainable low cost, high quality English medium education for economically deprived sections of the society
Elizabeth Mehta Founder Trustee of Muktangan has worked at all levels of education including extensive work in rural India. She has been involved in every aspect of school education from designing schools, managing them and developing child-centred curricula. She has also conducted classroom based pedagogical research and has participated in several national and international conferences and study tours. At Muktangan Mrs Mehta oversees the programmatic aspects of the now eight schools and teacher education institute. She says: 2013-2014 has been a very important and emotional year for many of us at Muktangan. In the year 2003 when we started Muktangan as a Balwadi project, my only intention was to prove that it was possible to run a child-centred pre-school within the mainstream system, where teachers had great motivation to develop children from their own communities and the students reciprocated with enormous belief in their teachers.
Full time staff :526
Part time staff:8
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 45
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 308060068
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 107715994
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Trained community members as teachers: 72
Enrolled children at Muktangan schools : 3185
Rewards & Recognition
In 2015, Elizabeth Mehta (Muktangan Founder Director was awarded the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by the Sovereign of the United Kingdom Setting up the Muktangan Network Schools
In 2014, Muktangan was awarded the Award for Most Committed NGO of the Year by the Early Childhood Association India Working for young children and their education
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)8,967,9687,022,1464,142,096
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia343,600612,806828,040
Other donations from Indian individuals2,898,5804,364,75123,076,301
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia36,074107,73010,626
Other donations from foreign individuals237,376240,734587,592
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)37,104,86551,421,11927,841,442
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)82,560,30680,101,32448,990,952
Sale of assets175,911,29985,555,14053,856,289
Total Receipts308,060,068229,425,750159,333,338
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)000
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries3,771,1794,527,8981,590,158
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits88,694,41570,792,78060,492,199
Staff training283,050145,7094,924
Staff travel725,370425,164435,053
Consultant's fees000
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)470,931400,274163,140
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)8,171,5505,259,0730
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)2,535,4561,597,1551,036,470
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Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits000
Staff training000
Staff travel000
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)000
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)000
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )14,1406,7426,742
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
Other non-programme expenses000
Total Payments107,715,99485,719,55674,161,737
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.E-3305 (Bom)]
2 PAN Number:AAATP3700E
3 12-A [No.No. T.R.215]
4 80G [No.ADIT(E)/MUM/80G/ 2129/2007/2008-09]
5 FCRA [No.83781089]
6 35AC [No.S.O. No. 1937(e) ]
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 M.S. Parikh & Co.
 A5, Tamarind House, Bldg No 36, M.P. ShettyMarg, Fort
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000000
 5,000 – 10,0008133141
 10,000 – 25,0009323332
 25,000 – 50,00024749
 50,000 – 1,00,000145
 Greater than 1,00,000101
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0000
 5,000 – 10,0000
 10,000 – 25,0000
 25,000 – 50,0000
 50,000 – 1,00,0000
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 1380000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 60000
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 0
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel0
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 0
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Julio Ribeiro
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
2 Vijaya Chauhan
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
3 Sunil S. Mehta
 Male, Managing Trustee, INR 0.00,
4 Farida D. Bhathena
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
5 Ashok Natwarlal Shah
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
6 Navroz H Seervai
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
7 Elizabeth Mehta
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Julio Ribeiro Retired Commissioner of Police Bombay Executive Chairman, Public Concern for Governance Trust. Head, Mohalla Ekta Committee. Member, Union Home Minister’s Council for Communal Harmony. Member of the Advisory Council of the Central Vigilance Commission.
2 Vijaya Chauhan Retired Educationist& Retired Programme Officer incharge of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), UNICEF.
3 Sunil S. Mehta Chairman & Managing Director – Paragon Property Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. Chairman - Paragon Textile Mills Pvt. Ltd., Director - Synthetic & Art Silk Mills Association (SASMA) Council Member, Synthetic & Art Silk Mills Research Association (SASMIRA)
4 Farida D. Bhathena Vice President - Finance, Secretarial and Legal at Paragon Property Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., Independent Director – Paragon Textile Mills Pvt. Ltd. & S.M. Mehta & Company Pvt. Ltd.
5 Ashok Natwarlal Shah Chartered Accountant. Senior Partner at N.A.Shah Associates.
6 Navroz H Seervai Legal Counsel Treasurer & Secretary, Bombay Unit of Peoples Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL)
7 Elizabeth Mehta Teacher Educator& Retired Member of Boards of:- Kodaikanal International School Sir Shapurji Billimoria Foundation for Integrated Education. The Lady Khatun Marium School(Nava Sheva) The Podar Institute of Education.
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Board Resolution
SubjectsBoard Meeting/Annual General Body Meeting DateNo. of members presentStrength of the board at the time of this meeting
Budget for the year 2016-201730/03/201667
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201730/03/201667
Annual Report for the year 2015-201609/09/201657
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201609/09/201657
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Staff International Travel
SINameDestination & PurposeGross ExpensesSponsored% SponsoredName of Sponsor Organisation
1 Jayanti Nayak & Shreedhar Pulpet UK
India Uk Staff Exchange Programme
 INR 139116.00 1 100% British Council
2 Zainab Bhindarwala & Hetal Shah UK
India UK Staff Exchange Programme UK 12.02.15 to 06.06.15
 INR 122231.00 1 96% British Council
3 Gauravi Jadhav Bangkok
Asia Education Summit 2016
 INR 42288.00 0 0% N.A.
4 Jumana Rampurawala Lisbon
International Education Funders Group Conference at Lisbon on 21.04.15 to 25.04.15
 INR 69891.00 1 100% Firelight Foundation
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 Learning with a difference
Education of children in schools and teachers in colleges is driven by an exam oriented route learning cycle resulting in them gathering information without building a conceptual understanding of the subject matter. Muktangan provides an inclusive, community driven, active - constructive model of school and teacher education that integrates the two by training members from underserved communities to be teachers to children from the same communities making education relevant and contextual. Muktangan''s low students to teacher ratio i.e. 15:1 allows teachers to observe individual student learning and build a curriculum that caters to the developing needs of each child. Muktangan''s interactive curriculum allows students to take active part in their learning experience and thus build an interest to learning and education. Students at Muktangan have a more conceptual understanding of the subject matter being taught at school. A total of 154 students have passed out of Muktangan''s pilot school over the last 3 years with 86% of these students receiving a first class and above. 18 of these students being certified with various learning disabilities and passed the exam with an average score of 77%. The six additional schools run under the Muktangan initiative have added a new std. 9 class in the academic year 2016-17 bringing the total number of students studying at Muktngan''s 7 schools to approx. 3393. Students at Muktangan are also given opportunities to develop holistically through participation in co-curricular activities such as Art, Dance, Music, IT and Sports and regularly participate in internal and external events.
 A Healthy Change
It was found during observations in class that many children did not eat breakfast before coming to school. Parents also did not understand the importance of providing their children with nutritious meals for breakfast and lunch. During our Parent-Teacher workshops which happen at least thrice a year, we created awareness among the parents of the importance of giving their children a healthy breakfast in the morning as well as how to cook well nutritious lunch for them. At the end of these sessions the parents were made to sign an agreement that they would give more importance to their child’s nutrition. We at Muktangan support this intervention by providing the students with the nutritious fruit everyday. It was noticed after this intervention that students started having breakfast before coming to school and their parents packed more wholesome lunches for them.

You can communicate with Muktangan at
Mr. Sunil Mehta
I-11/12 Paragon Condominium Pandurang Budkar Marg, Worli,-
Mumbai - 400013,India

Or you can reach Muktangan here
Phone : 91 22 24938752
Fax : 91 22 24936627
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