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Varthana aims to meet the needs of affordable private school owners by providing loan capital so they can expand their infrastructure, invest in teacher-training, and introduce new learning methods into their classrooms.

Varthana was founded with a vision to transform affordable education in India by supporting the country’s many private school leaders.

We do this by providing timely loans and support, specifically catered to the needs of affordable private schools, so school leaders can secure valuable resources without having to go through a long and difficult process.

Varthana also supports schools with academic and management solutions that help school leaders deliver an excellent education to their students and be recognized as the top school in their community.

We understand the daily challenges and the busy schedule of a school leader. Our team of relationship managers coordinates directly at the school, to ensure a smooth and convenient process.

Our endeavor is to be a school’s most valuable and long-term partner as it grows and improves to reach its full potential.

Ambitious and Agile with an unwavering commitment to transform affordable education by partnering with those who share the same sense of urgency and hope.

Our endeavor is to be a school’s most valuable and long-term partner as it grows and improves to reach its full potential. We accomplish this by being agile, responsive and supportive while ensuring minimal disruption in the school’s daily routine.

Board of Directors

Anand Sudarshan

1Anand Sudarshan

Independent Director
Anuradha Ramachandran

2Anuradha Ramachandran

Investor Director
Ashish Agrawal

3Ashish Agrawal

Investor Director
Ashish Garg

4Ashish Garg

Investor Director
Kumar Ramanathan

6Kumar Ramanathan

Independent Director

7Nirav Khambhati

Nominee Director
Sunil Gulati

8Sunil Gulati

Independent Director
Steve Hardgrave

tSteve Hardgrave

Executive Director
Brajesh Mishra

xBrajesh Mishra

Executive Director

Our Team

Bhupendra Kumar s

Bhupendra Kumar S

Chandra Kumar CS

Chandra Kumar CS

Head-Team Transformation
Jitendra Sohoni

Jitendra Sohoni

Chief Risk Officer

Rabin Stephen

Sachin Navale

Sachin Navale

Satmeet Singh

Satmeet Singh

Head-Student Solutions
Sharon F. Saldanha

Sharon F. Saldanha

National Head - Customer Experience
Sumit Gawshinde

Sumit Gawshinde


Sushree Panda

Head-Marketing & Communications
Susilkumar Lahoti

SusilKumar Lahoti

National Sales Manager
Vinayagam P

Vinayagam P

Yogesh Gaat

Yogesh Gaat

Chief Business Officer
Yogesh Mashalkar

Yogesh Mashalkar

Chief Technology Officer
Yogesh Udhoji

Yogesh Udhoji

Chief Financial Officer

Our Investors

Elevar Equity
LGT Impact
Omidyar Network India

Customer stories

loans for private schools

A Passion For Teaching

Inspired by John Milton’s Paradise Lost in which the author writes about a perfect garden for humankind, a thoughtful school leader named his school after this description. He wanted to create a space for children in which the facilities in the campus would be conducive to the students’ growth and prosperity.
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Equipping The Next Generation

This English-medium school has one goal:to be the number one school in their taluk. This is not a recent dream. It goes back to the early nineteen-eighties when the school’s leaders gathered their earnings from the provisions store and xerox shop that they owned and decided
to start a school.

Education loan

Social Change through Education

The owner and headmaster of a small school in Islampur is committed to improving the lives of students who are receiving an education at Venus Public School. Education for grades KG through 10 are offered at two locations in close proximity to one another and there is an equal balance of both boys and girls.

Varthana in News

Private school loan

Varthana is lending to make affordable private schools bigger and better

Varthana has a single mission – to improve the quality of education available to low-income Indian youth by providing much needed investment capital to the Affordable Private School (APS) segment.
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NEW DELHI: Karnataka-based Varthana, a lender to private affordable schools

Karnataka-based Varthana, a lender to private affordable schools focusing on students from low-income families, has decided to raise Rs 120 crore shortly to fund its vision of gaining a
pan-India footprint.
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A classroom in one of the many schools across India financed by Varthana

In 2013 an ambitious new company called Varthana was founded in response to one of India’s most intractable problems: education.  India’s school system has the distinction of being the world’s largest and also one of the world’s worst;

Indian School Finance Company

Brajesh Mishra co-founder of Thirumeni Finance Pvt. Ltd that runs Varthana, a provider of debt financing and support to affordable private schools.

NBFC Varthanahas raised the Rs350 crore through a combination of a primary raise and secondary stake sales by investors lead by ChrysCapital
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US financial body gives $15 mn loan to Indian start-up to expand access to quality education

The financing will help Bengaluru-based Varthana to reach more schools by meeting its need for long-term capital that is unavailable in the Indian market, US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) said in a statement.