• Components you could fund

    We need funds to sustain our foundation's work. When we conduct workshops, we charge and get money for those specific days. However we need to also have funds to do all the planning and content creation for the same. When we deliver lectures, most often we get just a little over what it costs us to commute to the venue and back.

  • Lectures

    Conducting a one hour lecture costs us Rs 4000/. You could decide to fund x number of lectures over a period of x number of months

  • Workshops

    The costs of conducting a half-day workshop is Rs 25,000 and that of a full-day workshop comes to Rs 35000. The costs mentioned are the minimum we need to cover for the time and expertise.

    When we conduct workshops in our office, we subsidize them for students and residents. You could fund one or more MBBS students by giving us Rs. 1500/- per head, or one PG resident by donating Rs. 1000/- per head

  • One day of our office work

    When we are not delivering lectures or conducting workshops we strive to keep our website, blog, and the Directory of Indian Medical Sites updated. We support students and health professionals with their doubts and difficulties. We focus on raising funds. And more - the list is endless. Any donations given towards this can make a difference.


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  • Challenges we strive to overcome

    Ignorance of the importance of literature searching and correct referencing

    Most of our target audience regards literature searching as "Nice to Know" rather than "Need to Know" information and hence do not feel the need to pay for our programs.

  • Functioning as a Not for Profit Trust

    The logistics and legalities of functioning as a Not-for-Profit Trust involve addressing questions pertaining to service tax, payment gateways, accounting for our administrative expenses, hunting for cost-effective venues for our training programs etc.

  • Perception about an NGO working in education, health/research

    The perception that questions the eligibility of literature search to be a part of the medical education/research/healthcare make it difficult for us to qualify for the grants/aids given for education, healthcare or research. Ideally though, our work fits under education as well as research which will ultimately benefit healthcare in India.

  • An NGO but not working for the poorest of the poor!

    An NGO that is working for medical students and doctors does not fit into people's perception of "working for the underprivileged and disadvantaged" They feel that the target audience is quite capable of paying for our training and hence have reservations about contributing to our foundation.

  • We do not draw "salaries" from any other source

    Medical institutions which invite us to conduct lectures/workshops assume we are a part of some medical/research institution and draw our salaries from somewhere. In our case, conducting lectures and workshops is our main source of income. We are not paid employees of any other organisation.