Founder and CEO
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Centre was established in 2015 to continue on the vision and works of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. The Centre stands to take forward the dreams of Dr. Kalam, which he left behind for the nation and world. It aims to promote innovations, especially in governance and social enterprises, to improve youth participation in national and international development and improve access to education and knowledge in all strata of society.
One of the greatest yet unfulfilled wishes of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was to ensure that every child in the country gets access to books. He wanted that there should be at least one library in every village of the country for the benefit of underprivileged children. The Kalam Library Project is based on this unfulfilled wish of Dr. Kalam to empower the ignited minds of India with the power of knowledge. To date, we have setup 450+ libraries across 14 states of the country.
Mars Mission India
Mars Mission India is an earnest endeavor in accessing the habitability potential of the Red Planet, Mars. It aims to promote Astrobiology as a subject of widespread interest amongst Indian students, Institutions especially targeting and engaging Indian Engineers in the “MINAR” project initiated by the United Kingdom Centre for Astrobiology. We are also designing an overall space science curriculum for schools and colleges with a special focus on Astrobiology.
Kalam Centre for Innovation and Incubation of Startups
Kalam Centre for Innovation and Incubation of Startups (KCIIS) was established to create an ecosystem for promoting innovations and develop an end-to-end mentorship and incubation model for potential start-ups for students and alumni of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow. K-CIIS presents a platform for startups to not only fuel their entrepreneurial journeys with funding but also build a community of potential investors, business partners and fellow entrepreneurs around them.