T.K.M. Sandeep

T.K.M.Sandeep has more than two decades of experience in leading and managing the organisation for improving education and awareness. He is an inspiring speaker, mentor to the deaf young people.

He founded DEF to achieve free barrier communication for the deaf by providing skills training to the deaf people. His area of expertise is leadership skills and uplifting deaf community in India.

He applied to run with the Deaf Way Foundation as Computer Instructor and later promoted to South Regional Coordinator in Hyderabad and led up to training centers, i.e. Chennai and Vijayawada and was Ex- Treasurer of National Association of the Deaf.

He has been invited speaker at several states, regional and internal conferences. He has attended the Asia Pacific Representative Secretariat in the World Federation of the Deaf held in Nepal in 2008 and also Grassroots Advocacy International Leadership Training, Gallaudet University in USA in 2012. He underwent leadership training with able guidance of Dr Madan Vasishta of the Gallaudet University

He received awards from Smt Jayalalitha Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for being a topper of the St. Louis Institute for the Deaf in 1995, Deaf Achiever Award from Shri. Rangarajan, Governor of Andhra Pradesh in 2001 and Rotary Vocational Service Excellence Award from the Rotary Club of Secunderabad Cantonment in 2010

He sits on General Council Member of Indian Sign Language Research Training Centre.