About Us

The Society for the Autistics in India (SAI) is a non-profit charitable trust, registered under National trust and DNA registered (Disability NGO alliance) ,founded by a group of parents of autistic children with an objective of educating/training individuals with autism. The trust was formed in 1995 in Bangalore, India. The Board of Trustees is selected by the trustees for managing the activities of the Trust for a period of 5 years. The Board of Trustees in turn appoints various management committees to look after the specific responsibilities like running the school, generation of resources, and training. In order to fulfill the mission of SAI, Apoorva Center for Autism was started on October 2, 1996 with the support of Lions Club of Sarakki, Bangalore.

Board of Trustees

An Engineer by profession, Mr. Rangan is one of the Promoters and Permanent Directors of Syscon Instruments Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore. At Syscon he has designed and developed Electronics Instrumentation Systems for Pressure, Force and Weigh Applications. He has pioneered Leak Test and tightness measuring systems in India. He is married to Kamakshi and has has two daughters, the younger, Vidya attends Apoorva. He is active in social welfare organizations and is a member of Karnataka Parents’ Association for Mentally Retarded Citizens(KPAMRC). He holds a Physics and Mathematics degree from the University of Bangalore and a degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Mr. Kumaresh co-founded Society for the Autistics in India (SAI) in 1995 and was its first Hon. President. He returned to India in 1995 from Bahrain, where he was the CFO of a leading group of companies. Since 1995, he has served on the Board of Directors of Deccanet Designs Ltd, Jupiter Informatics Pvt. Ltd. & Magna Cool Engineers Pvt. Ltd. and was the Managing Director of Amit Shares & Finance Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore. He voluntarily retired from all commercial activities in 2006. In 2007 he set up Athreya Charitable Trust, a family trust, which provides funding for the primary and college education to children from very low income families. He is married to Nirmala and has two sons, Amit and Akshay. He holds a degree in Commerce from Bombay (Mumbai) University and is a Fellow Member of the Institute of the Chartered Accountants of India (FCA).

Mr. Sudhakara BR held senior positions in Government of India.  He retired  as the Chairman Income Tax Settlement Commission and Director General of Income Tax (Investigation) . He has lead the position of an Independent Director on
Board of Bangalore Stock Exchange. He was among the Panel of Arbitrators of NSC, BSE. He has done his graduation(B.Sc) and post graduation (M.Sc) from Bangalore University.

Mr. Saideep Rathnam has held the position of Chief Operating Officer, Centre of Excellence at Indian Institute of
Management Bangalore. He retired as a president from the Anand Automotive Ltd, an auto-component giant in India
He has also shared his expertise by acting as a Consultant on Lean Manufacturing, Leadership development for Indian
Industries. He has been a mentor by serving as the director for (CII – VLFM) program.  After finsihing his B.Sc from Bangalore University, he pursued his career in the field of Engineering from Indian Institute of Science,Bangalore. Also he has done M.B.A. from the leading institute - Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. He holds international degree in CMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) from UK. He also did Ph.D. from the University of Twente, Netherlands.