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About the Organisation

MERIT (Mumbai Education, Research, Innovation & Training Trust) is an ngo established in the year 2014 as an informal collective of young and educated persons working in different areas joined together for spending their spare time for supporting the education of less privileged children. Within few years after formation, MERIT became one of the leading educational organisation effectively addressing the challenges in the education of less privileged children by implementing creative and effective interventions.


MERIT is a field action project of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai under Centre for Community Organisation and Development Practice, School of Social Work.

 Board of Trustees

MERIT is managed by its board of trustees. Prof. P. K Shajahan is the current director of MERIT.

Prof. P. K Shajahan

 Accounts and Auditing

MERIT being a field action project of TISS, its account is maintained and audited by accounts department of TISS.

 MERIT Volunteers

All projects of MERIT are designed and executed by the volunteers of MERIT. Any person who can work few hours occasionally can join as a volunteer. (Join as a volunteer) Link. Works are allotted to volunteers considering their strength, interest and convenience. Communication among volunteers are facilitated through WhatsApp groups and emails.

Volunteers in Merit