Anaadi Rural AI Center

Making Rural Youth AI Ready


Anaadi Rural AI Center envisions a future where rural communities are empowered with the latest AI technologies, and are able to leverage them to improve their quality of life, address unique challenges, and promote economic development. The center recognizes that rural communities face significant challenges in accessing technology and educational resources, and that the current development and deployment of AI technologies have largely been concentrated in urban centers. Therefore, our Rural AI Center seeks to bridge this digital divide by providing rural communities with the resources, training, and collaboration opportunities they need to effectively use AI technologies. By doing so, the center shall create a new generation of rural leaders who can harness the power of AI to drive economic growth, improve education and healthcare outcomes, support sustainable development, conservation, and cultural preservation efforts in rural areas. Moreover the rural participation in the AI movement is essential to foster a balanced and values-based positive approach to aid humanity through AI.


Enhanced rural participation

Enhanced CS Education

Better Career Opportunities 

Reduce Migration 

Access to Information


Enhanced Rural Manufacturing

Preserving Local Knowledge

Envisioned Activities

Anaadi Foundation’s Rural AI Center is a shared space with access to devices, content and training modules. The activities envisioned through this center include:


Dr. Venkatapathy S

Director, Rural AI Center

Senior Project Research Scientist, IITB

PhD,  Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy

Shyam Krishnakumar

Consultant, Rural AI Center

Co-Founder, Pranava Institute

Titiksha Vashist

Consultant, Rural AI Center

Co-Founder, Pranava Institute

Narenthiran A

Project Staff

Advisory Board and Mentor Panel

Dr. Ganesh Ramakrishnan

Institute Chair Professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay 

Professor-in-Charge, Koita Centre for Digital Health, Co-PI for the National Disease Modelling Consortium (NDMC). 


Vidhyashankar V

Global Supply Chain Manager

Apple Inc, California, USA


Prof. Rahul Garg


Department of CSE, IITD


Subir Ghosh

Strategic Advisor at Porter and ICF Accredited ACC Coach


Dr. Latha Parameswaran

Dean, Computational Sciences

PSGR Krishnammal College for Women


Dr. Kshitij Jadhav (MD, PhD)

Assistant Professor, Koita Centre for Digital Health


Dr. Ravi Kiran

Assistant Professor, IIIT Hyderabad


Sanat Pai Raikar

Author and Co-Founder, Quizarre