New Concept Information Systems was set up in 1988 by professionals belonging to diverse disciplines. We are a unique multi-dimensional, multi-faceted organisation. We have leveraged our diversity to provide a comprehensive package of quality services in the field of social development.
- T. S. Sankaran, Founder Member and Mentor
He has held important positions in the Indian Administrative Service, has authored several papers and continues to serve on many official and non-governmental committees on labour issues.
- Geetha Ravishankar, Director Business Development
Expertise – Business Strategy and Design Concepts
Geetha is one of our founding directors and has directed our business operations over the last 22 years. She has been a key force in establishing our creative design and production aspects of the business. Her keen sense of design and visuals, engendered by her academic background in architecture and planning, helps New Concept set its design standards. She has a thorough understanding of the social development sector based on many years of experience with several leading agencies.
Geetha studied urban planning at Columbia University (USA), following a B. Arch course from Madras University and worked as a Programme Coordinator - Madhya Pradesh for the Danish International Development Agency, (DANIDA) till she took on the challenge of building New Concept.
- Vimala Ramakrishnan, Director Marketing
Expertise - Social Research and Capacity Building; Sectors; Public Health, Poverty Alleviation & Livelihood
Vimala has 34 years of work experience in social development and has worked extensively with Government and Bi-lateral and Multi-lateral Donor agencies as well as in academic institutions and Indian and international NGOs. One of the founding directors of New Concept Information Systems, Vimala has led the company’s projects on primary and secondary research, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building and social mobilization across a hundred districts or more in a dozen states in the country. She has cross-sector experience that has contributed to her thorough knowledge of policies and programmes in education, public health, women's empowerment, poverty and governance. She is a highly qualified trainer and has led and facilitated many workshops and participatory sessions for various stakeholders including government officials, project personnel, community leaders, women and youth.
A social work postgraduate from Madras University, she was working as Consultant to Danish International Development Agency, (DANIDA) on Training, Education and Community Mobilization) before she took up the task of building New Concept.
- S. Raghavan, Director Operations and key Resource Person for projects
Expertise – Project MIS, Knowledge Management, Policy & Analytical Documentation; Sectors: Education, Public Health & Governance
With more than 22 years work experience and as one of the founding directors of New Concept Information Systems, Raghavan is proficient in areas as diverse as policy and advocacy documentation, operations research, data management and analysis, systems analysis, design and implementation of computerized systems and costing and financial management. He has managed several of New Concept’s significant projects over the years, including large scale surveys (across 8 states in Education), policy documentation in Health and Child Rights, setting up of large MIS, web-based repositories and databases (on TB, Maternal Mortality), Advocacy publications in print and on web for TB, HIV/AIDS, etc.
His knowledge and experienced leadership has given New Concept an edge in the Education sector – issues of quality and cost effectiveness of primary education through evaluation of programmes, review of curriculum and cost and financing of programmes and projects.
Raghavan is an engineering graduate and post-graduate in management from McMaster University (Canada), and has more than 30 years of experience in the IT and social development domains.
- Uma Seth, Director – Finance
Expertise – MIS, Financial & Management Accounting, Documentation
Uma is, in the main, responsible for the Financial, Costing and Treasury functions in New Concept. She has been directing the book-keeping and financial operations of the company since the last 11 years. Besides her core competency of financial/management accounts, she has strong analytical skills and considerable experience in documentation and evaluation studies.
She is a chartered accountant and a post-graduate in Agricultural Economics from North Carolina State University (USA).
- Vidya Raghavan, Assistant Director - Communications
Expertise – Advocacy, BCC, communication strategy & creatives, Print & Web media; Sectors: Public Health, Education, Livelihood
Vidya Raghavan, with more than 20 years of experience with the organization excels in executing communication projects - developing BCC/IEC strategy, conceptualising a wide repertoire of audio-visual and print communication material and taking them to completion. Her knowledge of BCC programs at the national level and in particular states, and her rigour for quality and innovation has positioned New Concept as a leader in this domain.
- Sudha Nair, Senior Manager – Operations
Expertise: Advocacy, BCC, communication strategy & creatives, documentation; Sectors: Health, Disaster Preparedness, SHGs & Income generation
Sudha has been instrumental in establishing New Concept’s presence in the development sector in Andhra Pradesh. She leads projects in Andhra Pradesh and neighbouring states She has successfully built lasting relations with many clients and made wide contacts with funders and implementing agencies, resulting in positive growth of our business. She has substantial experience in print and audio-visual documentation, development of BCC/IEC strategies and conceptualization of advocacy material, as well as in process and policy documentation.
She is a postgraduate in Science from IIT (Mumbai) with a postgraduate diploma in communications from Xavier’s Institute of Communication (Mumbai).
- Pravin Ramteke, Senior Manager-Marketing
Expertise: ICT, Survey, Web-based data base & repository, Web design
Pravin leads the marketing team at New Concept. During his tenure of a decade with the organization he has acquired experience in projects in e-training, data management and analysis and Information Communication Technology (ICT) across the health, education and poverty alleviation sub-sectors. Pravin uses this to advantage to strategise the marketing endeavours of New Concept. He is an avid techy and very versatile in IT application to aspects of his work from developing a web-based information system to an audio-visual presentation using the latest softwares.
He is a postgraduate in Engineering from IIT Madras.
- Ramesh Dogra, Manager–Production
Ramesh heads the design and production floor. He has over 20 years of experience in design, pre-press and print. His in-depth knowledge of current design software, print media and materials has helped NC maintain its edge in design and print quality.
He has extensive experience in understanding design specifications and using the latest available tools like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw, Macromedia Freehand, Adobe In design, Adobe PageMaker, QuarkXPress, Flash, and Microsoft Office.
He is a graduate from Shimla University, Himachal Pradesh and holds several certified courses in design & layout.
- Romi Mukker, Manager – Publications Group
Romi has over 20 years of experience in public relations, advertising and printing. He leads the publication section at New Concept. His understanding of social development issues and his ability to compile and bring reports and documents to finalization has enabled New Concept to reach out to many clients. His command of the language and comprehension of the subject are his key strengths.
Romi is a postgraduate in English literature from St. Stephen College, Delhi.
- Sheena Chadda, Manager – Analytical Documentation Group
Sheena has over 15 years of experience in the social development sector and leads the documentation team at New Concept. Her ability to comprehend and analyse the situation and issues in a project and her insistence on quality has helped New Concept set new standards for analytical and process documentation.
Sheena has brought to New Concept the advantage of previous experience in programmes of watershed and water management, agriculture and natural resources with established agencies.
She holds a Masters Degree in Sustainable Environmental Management, Middlesex University, London, U.K.
- Kishor Kumar Purohit, Manager - Research Project
Kishor has more than five years of experience in social development sector and has worked with Government, UN organisations and Indian and International NGOs. Kishor has managed various social research projects related to health and sanitation, livelihood, agriculture and district planning. He is involved in writing proposals, client coordination, planning and managing field research, tool designing, analysis and reporting.
He has a Post Graduate Degree in Rural Management from Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar and Masters Degree in Sociology from Sambalpur University, Orissa. He has worked with a number of Non-Governmental Organisations before joining New Concept in 2009.
His interest lies in exploring better approach and methodology for social research and in contributing to the knowledge industry on socio-economic and environmental issues. His expertise include Social Research and Monitoring & Evaluation.
- Janhavi R. Birpalia, Manager - ICT
With over 8 years of experience, Janhavi has worked with organizations like NASSCOM, NASSCOM FOUNDATION, ICS, Escorts Hospital, Marriott International Inc., Institute of Liver & Biliary Sciences and other leading real estate, education and media organizations under various capacities. She has a wide range of experience in managing client relationships and handling public relations and communication in the corporate sector. While having an expertise in mobilizing large teams and executing high end initiatives, she has also forayed into content writing, website management and editing and publishing of web based articles.
Janhavi has her B A in English (Hons) from Delhi University, she has done her Masters in Mass Communication from Kurukshetra University. She also has an E Commerce Diploma of 700 Hrs from Big Leap Academy and has a Certificate in Basic Spanish from Instituto Hispania, New Delhi.
Currently Janhavi is working at New Concept as the Manager of the ICT division and is leading the team in ensuring that systems and quality standards are followed and handling projects related to web both online and offline. Janhavi has a lively and bright personality and is an excellent bharatnatyam dancer and teacher.
- K. Aruna, Business Development - Chennai
Aruna completed her MSW from Stella Maris College, Chennai in 1995 and did her PGDPM&IR from Annamalai University. She has professional experience of 15 years in managing Socio-Economic Development Projects and Programmes. Proficient in facilitating training sessions, identifying and assessing formal and informal training needs at the community with different stakeholders and NGOs.
Aruna is currently working in New Concept Information system Pvt Ltd as Manager – Business development. She is in charge for Marketing and Clientele Service, Project Management Liaison with Government departments NGO’s and Corporate groups. She likes debating on social issues, linkages with structural and systemic issues and being part of social change in this society.
- Sai Sudha, Manager - Operations, Bhubaneswar
In her capacity as leader of New Concept’s interests in Orissa, she has led several documentation and research projects for the state government in areas of health, education, income generation, etc. Under Sai’s leadership, New Concept at Bhubaneswar has become one of the preferred professional agencies for carrying out various aspects of survey, assessments, documentation and advocacy. Her dedicated management of projects has contributed to the strengthening of efficiencies and capacities at the Bbsr office and to its steady growth over the last few years. She has had hands-on experience of bringing out high quality communication materials and publications while working in New Concept's Delhi office.
Sai has a master's in mass communications and journalism.