Pratibodh Foundation

Pratibodh Foundation is a ‘not-for-profit’ company registered under Section 8 of the Companies Act 2013.

The objective of the foundation is finding avenues and resources for bright students from disadvantaged socioeconomic, marginalized, and discriminated communities and groups. The foundation supports students who have shown excellence and a fervent desire to achieve their dream of pursuing college education and higher studies in reputed institutions of learning and research.

On a broader front, Pratibodh Foundation aims to promote advocacy for inclusive, non-discriminatory, equal opportunity and access, multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary education with excellence and social purpose.

News and Events

Pratibodh Foundation, through an endowment to Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, has instituted an annual award with a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000 for excellence in academic research for PhD students of the department of Biochemistry, in memory of Dr. T. R. Bhaskaran, a distinguished alum of the department.

Ms. Debaleena Kar received the award for the year 2021 for her research proposal on "CircRNA- A potential therapy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy". Circular RNAs (CircRNAs) play important roles in many cellular processes, and their dysregulation is implicated in the pathogenesis of various diseases. Engineering artificial circRNAs with designer molecular effects is an emerging area of research.

The award was announced on September 12, 2021, 110th birth anniversary of Dr. T. R. Bhaskaran

Computer Center at Trans Mom Foundation

Pratibodh Foundation in collaboration with Trans Mom Foundation inaugurated a computer center on September 10, 2021. The four seat computer center is fully funded by Pratibodh Foundation. This centre will be providing free basic computer skill training, computer-based accounting applications, and other job-oriented computer courses to trans-women which would hopefully open up job opportunities for India’s most marginalized and discriminated section of the society.


Latha Mani and Swaminathan Mani, founded Pratibodh Foundation in August 2020. They together have long and diverse experience working in social and development sectors, industry, and technology.

Mentors and Coaches

Pratibodh Foundation is privileged to be associated with a panel of mentors and coaches who guide and assist in its various activities of helping students supported by the foundation.

Contact Us

Latha Mani

Managing Director

+91 9347553161

Pratibodh Foundation

CIN: U85300TZ2020NPL034248

A1 Pricol Aquitaine Apartment

737/E, Puliyakulam Road

Coimbatore 641045, Tamilnadu, India

+91 7540077161

Swaminathan Mani


+91 9849053767