Follow your heart

From family business to social impact startups and corporate social responsibility (CSR), Sandeep has been passionately working with the youth of India to build great institutions. An entrepreneur, bookseller, author, educator and a mountaineer. In his quest for leadership, Sandeep has had the opportunity to travel all over the world; has been invited to industry, government, social sector and education sector presentations for exchanging views; and has contributed to policy making. Sandeep's ability to network and a good understanding of digital communication has helped create international brands.

With over 30 years of hands-on experience as a social entrepreneur, a trainer and mentor for thousands of young people, Sandeep has been involved with schools across the country and worked with students in all kinds of socioeconomic environments. He drafted the project reports for the Government of Meghalaya, the Government of Uttarakhand, the State Govt. of Delhi, the Ministry of Youth & Sports and helped implement the development plan of the Australian Sports Outreach Programme (ASOP) in his avatar as the National Director of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award. Sandeep's contribution to building a curriculum for enabling young people to equip for life and set in place a sustainable model for youth empowerment has been widely acknowledged all over the world. As CEO designate for the Indian Pluming Skills Council, Sandeep worked closely with the National Skills Development Council (NSDC) to set up and frame policy guidelines for the plumbing industry.

Sandeep's work for The Fabindia Schools Programme to demonstrate excellence in school operations, involving the community and establishing a sustainable model for delivering good education in the villages of India, is now being replicated on a larger scale. His belief is that the happiness of young people is in our hands, and we must do all to help them live their dreams by providing them with the best possible education. Taking ahead his vision and mission, he is working to provide affordable quality education in rural and urban India.


Philanthropy is not merely donating or giving away,  the real meaning of philanthropy is social wealth creation. ~ Sandeep Dutt