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Impactis is on a mission to ensure that all students, everywhere, have access to inspiration, guidance and funding and accidents of circumstance do not stop them from pursuing higher studies.

Our goal is to fulfill this mission by making scholarships easy, effective and measurable to run for social investors and future employers that include corporations, alumni, colleges, foundations and individuals.

Meet the


Pankaj Asthaana
Pankaj Asthaana
Co-Founder & CEO

A career payments veteran and multi-patent holder, Pankaj held senior roles at Mastercard, Visa and Bank of America before setting on a mission to use his experience in developing networks to make scholarships easy and effective for all. Pankaj started working young and could not attend regular college. He is based in Dubai. 

Rasika Durge
Rasika Durge
Founding Member
A social sector professional with 8 years of experience, Rasika has worked with various non-profits in the education, health and consulting space like Piramal foundation, Dasra, etc. She is a Gandhi fellow and has worked deeply at the grassroots. Rasika is an engineer and in the early years of her career, worked with Accenture as a software developer for 2 years.
Shrestha Ganguly
Program Manager
An education development sector professional with 8+ years of experience, Shrestha has worked with non profit (education), for profit Ed-Tech organizations and as independent consultant like Piramal Foundation for Education Leadership, Lead etc. Shrestha is also a Social, Emotional & Ethical Learning expert. She has been a Gandhi fellow having experience of working at the grassroots. Shrestha has completed Masters in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University and Momoyama Gakuin University, Japan


​Youth Dreamers ​Foundation
Foundation Partner

Youth Dreamers Foundation (YDF) was born with the belief that every child and youth deserves the right to equal education, skills, and development, irrespective of class, caste, religion, color, economic condition, etc. Established in 2015, YDF is an independent not-for-profit NGO formed under section 8 (1) of the Companies Act, 2013. 
YDF has been actively engaged with the students and community to reach-out and have provided financial aid through extensive workshops, adequately designed programs, seminars, and a dedicated scholarship cell. 
Their programs have helped thousands of school and college going students to continue their education and stopped them to drop out due to their poor economic condition in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Maharashtra.
Started by a group of motivated, well-educated, and experienced enthusiasts, with Gandhi fellows amongst their team, YDF strives to strengthen the upcoming generation with easy access to quality education through proper guidance and financial aid leading towards their life ambition. Learn more about their work at

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Technology Partner
InfoObjects is a consulting company that helps enterprises transform how and where they run applications and infrastructure. From strategy, to implementation, to ongoing managed services, Infoobjects creates tailored cloud solutions for enterprises at all stages of the cloud journey.

Their flexible approach to cloud adoption and acceleration is designed with enterprise needs in mind. They are cloud experts who are transforming business through consultative engagements, intellectual property, executive briefings, and thought-leading events.

Their service offerings are: Site reliability engineering, ML &AI, Data engineering and analytics, Blockchain, NFT, DeFi, Smart Contracts, DevOps, Microservices, IoT,  Cloud Native, etc.

Their key partners include- Amazon web services, SAP, Databricks, Google cloud platform, etc.

Learn more about their work at
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