Empowers and supports students in night school to learn better and prepare for job opportunities

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  • Headquarters

    Mumbai, Maharashtra

  • Since


Masoom enables night school students to achieve their full potential to earn better and lead their life. It aims to raise awareness and advocate among Read morest the public and key decision-makers about the need for policy-level changes for these students and their future. It coordinates with the Government of Maharashtra for the same. It also conducts career guidance programs to guide them to choose the right profession as per their skills and helps them in getting placements.

Demographies Served


Masoom - Lighting Up Night Schools has impacted 95 schools and over 25000 students with 60% attendance.

Vision & Mission

Vision : Empower, strengthen and transform Night Schools to ensure the youth learn better and earn better. Mission: Enable Night School students to achieve their full potential through educational and policy support, leading to better skills and job opportunities.

Donor History

1) HCL Foundation 2) Bajaj Finserv 3) Deustche Bank 4) ANZ banking group 5) JP Morgan.


  • Career Cell Programmes

    This programme supports night school students, both girls and boys above 18 years to pursue higher education, vocational skills, etc. to make them eligible to enter into an organized sector.

    It organises short skill-based programs to support and guide students interested in skill-based training or professional courses and also conducts career guidance sessions.

  • Evening Learning Centre

    This programme supports out-of-school students/dropouts to pass class 10. It is conducted in areas without the provision of night schools or any other platform. It helps them learn life, soft and vocational skills for their holistic development along with education.

  • Tech On Wheel Project

    This programme provides an opportunity for night school students to learn computers through The Tech on Wheels bus. It provides access to computers, online resources and educational programs to help students develop digital literacy. It also conducts courses like Graphic Designing, Web designing and Basic Computers.

  • Night School Transformation Programme

    Aims to meet the requirement of individual students who are out of school and night school students from poor socio-economic backgrounds, mostly working during the day to support their families. It provides educational infrastructure and resources such as nutrition (evening meals), notebooks, textbooks, mobile science labs, library books, computers and audio-visual learning.

  • Night School Transformation Program

    Night School Transformation Program (NSTP).In addition to the NSTP, we have three verticals –The Career Cell, Tech-on-Wheels (TOW) and Evening Learning Centers (ELC). The Career Cell focuses on skilling and employment for Night School students while the TOW program imparts technology courses through well-equipped buses to underprivileged students in Day and Night Schools. The ELCs support the out of schools, dropouts and adolescents to pass 10’¹ grade especially in areas where Night Schools are not an option. We are planning to expand our NSTP model to territories across India The Program is specifically designed to meet the needs of Night Schools and its individual students. It is based on a 3-pronged intervention model consisting of interdependent focus areas for school transformation, namely Education Infrastructure and Inputs, Capacity Building for all Stakeholders and Advocacy. Masoom's Night School Transformation Program has been designed such that it can be easily replicated and implemented in schools and states across India. It is the only comprehensive model in use in the history of Night Schools.

Impact Metrics

  • Provided Support to Students in Night Schools

    Program Name

    Night School Transformation Programme

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2017-18 4021
    • 2018-19 4278
    • 2019-20 4913
    • 2020-21 2849
    • 2021-22 3586
  • Provided Career Guidance to Students in Night Schools

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 1000
    • 2020-21 1639
    • 2021-22 1900
  • Ssc Results

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 84
    • 2020-21 100
    • 2021-22 96
  • Students Attendance

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 57
    • 2020-21 55
    • 2021-22 57
  • Students Enrolment

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 8226
    • 2020-21 6364
    • 2021-22 7478
  • Ssc Results (Pass %Age)

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 8400
    • 2020-21 10000
    • 2021-22 9600
  • Students %Age Attendance

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 5700
    • 2020-21 5500
    • 2021-22 5700

Theory of Change

Provide resources and build capacity of Night Schools to facilitate the creation of a strong academic foundation leading to a broadening of the scope of career opportunities for students.

Milestones & Track Record

● Masoom has reached out to more than 25000+ direct beneficiaries so far.
● Masoom has moved from 2 schools in 2008–09 to 95 schools till date.
● Attendance percentage has moved up from 34% in 2008–09 to 60% by 22 - 23 across all Masoom schools.
● SSC Pass percentage has moved up from 36% in 2008–09 to 95.59% by 2022–23.
● More than 500 Teachers were trained by Masoom.
● Tech on Wheels for Digital Courses through 2 roaming vans training to 1465 students trained on 6 different digital courses.
● Through Career Cell department 4.5k+ students offered career guidance.
● 3.3k+ students provided with Skilling and Vocational courses & 101 Students are supported for Long Term Professional courses in the last 8 years, by the Career Cell.
● 729 students placed in various jobs
● Masoom signed a MOU with Gujrat government under Vibrant Gujrat scheme to set up ElCs in Gujarat in 2020 to help school drop outs complete their 10th grade through state syllabus and NIOS (National Open School). Presently 20 ELCs are operational in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Uttarakhand.
● Due to Masoom’s intervention, government has issued GR for providing nutrition to standard 8th students of night schools. Near about 4000 students across night schools are getting access to evening meals provided by government. This sums up to around INR 28 Lac. Per annum.
● Due to regular meetings with the government, they have waived off rent of the schools till 2011 which has saved almost INR 11 Lac. Of trusts running night schools.
● Due to regular meetings with the BMC officials, Night schools are given access to playgrounds and access to
classrooms on Sundays and holidays for extra classes.

Donor Testimonial

Our Company has known 'Masoom' for 5 years now. Although many NGOs are in the field related to Education, we liked the concept of Masoom giving a second chance at completing education to school drop-outs. Many such students drop out for personal socio-economic reasons & by offering them a chance to get back into the system and complete their education till high School, is wonderful. It not only enhances their literacy levels but also substantially enhances the opportunities for career enhancement. Apart from the Night Schools / Evening Learning Centers, Masoom also supports them for higher education, life skills, computer literacy etc. and that improves their overall personality development. I am sure they come out more self-confident after their stint with Masoom than when they had opted out of the education system. Our best wishes to Masoom & its dynamic team for bringing in many more such youth within the ambit of education!”
Hoshang Irani, Jewelex India Pvt. Ltd.

Leadership Team

  • Vidya Shah


  • Vineet V Ketkar


  • Dr. Chandrashekar Bangargi


  • Suryakant Deshpande


  • Nikita Ketkar


  • Sucheta Rege


  • Ganesh Naik

    Head documentation & Communication

  • Sashikant Gawas

    SS head/ Academic head

  • Kamlakar Mane

    Sr program head- Nstp.

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  • Diversity Metrics

    26% women


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Awards & Recognitions

Nikita Ketkar, the CEO of Masoom, has been recognized and conferred with awards by several forums for the transformative work undertaken by Masoom. These include the following:
a) ‘Chakra for Excellence’ by ICONGO (2009)
b) ‘Mahila Pratibha Sanmaan’ by Rajasthani Mahila Mandal and Gayatri Gyan Probodhini Mandal on the eve of the International Women’s Day (2010)
c) Award by Money life Foundation on International Women’s Day (2011)
d) Mayors award on the International Women’s Day.
e) Two-time recipient of the ‘Savitribai Phule Fatima Sheikh Award’ by Shikshak Bharti
f) Star Award by GFC & Star Foundation (2014)
g) ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by Kshatra Kulotpana Maratha Samaj, Mumbai, for her contribution towards Night Schools (2016)
h) ‘Ketkar Smruti Award’ by Ketkar Kul Madhvyawarthi Samaj for her contribution towards social sector (2016)
i) Masoom bagged the award for best film for “Yes I Am” from Yes Foundation (2017).
j) On 26th Jan 2020 – Awarded with ‘Varad’ Puraskar by Upnagar Shikshan Mandal for the contribution in the field of education.
k) In January 2021 Nikita has been selected as Ashoka Fellow (Ashoka Fellowship) It is an international fellowship

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    E - 24715

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  • Headquarters

    Plot No. 788, Parsi Colony, Near Dadar T.T Circle, Jame Jamshed Rd., Landmark : Lane of Della Tower, Dadar (E), Mumbai, 400014


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Government Partnerships

Samagra Shiksha Dep. of Gujarat & Uttarakhand state.