Urvashi Sahni

Founder and CEO, Study Hall Education Foundation


Dr. Urvashi Sahni is a social entrepreneur, women rights activist and educationist working for over three decades. She is a leading expert in school governance, curriculum reform and teacher training with a special focus on girls’ education. She is the founder president and CEO of Study Hall Educational Foundation (SHEF).

Through its schools and outreach initiatives, SHEF has trained 24,000 teachers and impacted more than 5 lakh children, most of whom are girls from disadvantaged communities. Dr Sahni is an Ashoka Fellow, a non-resident fellow at the Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, USA and is currently a member of the Rajasthan’s Chief Minister’s Advisory Council. She was recently declared the Social Entrepreneur of the Year India, 2017 by the Schwab-Jubilant Bhartiya Foundation.