The Vichar Trust

The Vichar Trust has been registered as a charitable trust. It is the initiative of a group of concerned citizens.

It will be involved in education activities such as knowledge dissemination, publishing for students, teachers and others, conduct of workshops and provision of scholarships. The India Forum is its first activity.

It is governed by a Board of Trustees. A Council of Advisors works with the trustees.

The current Board of Trustees is:

  • Mr Ashok Vajpeyi

    Chairperson
    (Chairman, Raza Foundation, New Delhi)

  • Ms K Sujatha Rao

    Managing Trustee
    (Former Secretary, Government of India)

  • Prof Niraja Gopal Jayal

    Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

  • Prof Faizan Mustafa

    Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR, Hyderabad

  • Prof G N Devy

    Chair, People’s Linguistic Survey of India
    Former Prof of English, M S University of Baroda

  • Mr C Rammanohar Reddy

    Journalist and Writer, Hyderabad

  • Prof Ritu Dewan

    Director(retired)
    Department of Economics, Mumbai University

  • Prof Satish Deshpande

    Department of Sociology, Delhi University, New Delhi

  • Mr T M Krishna

    Musician and Author, Chennai


The trustees serve for a four-year term; they are eligible for reelection for a second term of four years. The trustees are elected by the Council of Advisors.

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