Krishan Khanna is an IIT graduate in Mechanical Engineering of IIT Kharagpur, India. Krishan’s journey and experience through 32 years in corporate India made him realize that his contribution as a responsible citizen and professional would be far more valuable to a country that was in desperate need of good governance and education. Giving up a lucrative career at the age of 51, he started on a mission of service to transform India. His non-profit foundation, i Watch, was born 26 years ago with a vision to bring about awareness in governance and education and to highlight the latent potential of India which would be fully unleashed once the human capital of its people was fully empowered with relevant education.
Krishan Khanna's contributions to the country have been recognized with the National Citizen’s Award,1996; awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Award for Outstanding Proactive Leadership by the friends of South Asian American Community, FOSAAC, Los Angeles, USA; and honoured by Nobel Laureate Prof. Mohd. Yunus and presented a ‘Social Pioneer Award’ at a CSR function in 2007. He was also recognized as one of the 50 Leaders Changing Indian Education by Education World.