About Guru and Jana

Guru & Jana, Chartered Accountants, erstwhile known as AAGJ & Co, had a modest beginning in1997. Guru & Jana was formed in 2003 with a team of 12 people.

Guru signifies knowledge & Jana signifies people. Our profession is driven by knowledge. We share our knowledge & expertise as a chartered accountancy firm with people who require our services. Guru & Jana offer multi discipline services in several facets of the profession financial consulting, taxation, compliances, & governance.

At present firm has 6 Partners, 5 Associates, 45 professionals consisting of 21 Chartered Accountants, 8 Cost Accountants, 7 Management Graduates, 4 Company Secretaries, 5 Lawyers and 131 Executives.

Our Partners

Guru Prasad Makam

[ B.Com& Law, an FCA, AMP from IIM Bangalore ]

Guru Prasad Makam is one of the founder members of the firm. He is the managing partner and he also heads the Management Consulting Team. He was a member of the Auditing Standards board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, and has authored 3 Technical Guides on how to perform an internal audit for different industries,which is published by the ICAI. He has authored over 100 short stories on professional learning, which has been published in magazines circulated to over 65 countries. A Chartered Accountant and an Alumni of Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore after Advanced Management Program. He heads the strategic management of the firm.

K L Janardhan

[ B.Com,FCA ]

Janardhan is co-founder of the firm. He heads the Regulatory Services Team of the firm. With an experience of over a decade and a half he earned a reputation in matters of Statutory Representations with Regulatory and Governmental Departments. He spearheads the no graft policy of the firm. The firm has traveled many miles in establishing highest ethical standards under his leadership

Venkatesh Babu


Venkatesh Babu joined the firm in 2000 after his stint with Birla Group of companies and became a partner of the firm in the year 2004. He heads the Corporate Accounting Team. His vast experience in corporate accounting has enabled the firm to establish a niche in the accounting services covering the Indian GAAP, US GAAP and ERP environment. Babu leads the accounts transparency and quality programmer of the firm.

Surendra Reddy

[ B.Com,FCA ]

He heads the Audit and Assurances team. He has presented papers in audit standards and IFRS at seminars conducted by professional bodies. Reddy's knowledge on Indian GAAP, US GAAP is backed by his wide exposure and experience in assurance audit. He joined the firm as a partner a decade ago, and has been associated from the inception. He is a certified IFRS specialist from ICAI. He spearheads the work flow process which is endeavored to reach a paper less zone.

Prashanth K L

[ B.Com,FCA, DISA & Diploma in Intl Taxation ]

He joined the firm as a partner in 2005 year after his stint as a taxation manger with UB Group of companies. Prashanth brings with him his knowledge on Tax laws and international taxation. He has presented several papers on transfer pricing and written several articles in professional magazines. He is a qualified DISA member and has a specialized certification under International Taxation under the auspices of the ICAI. He heads the Research publication and news letter team of the firm.

Vijay Raja

[ B.Com, LLB,FCA, CS and CWA ]

Has a distinction of being a member of all 3 professional bodies in India. He is a Chartered Accountant, Cost accountant and Company Secretary. Needless to say, he specializes in training and is a familiar name across our nation. He has authored some of the most famous books in his area of specialization and mentored over 30,000 aspiring students who have reached great heights by his able guidance. He heads the QC team at organization to ensure highest quality of deliverables. Vijay Raja along with our organization publishes books that will enhance your thought processes for your business growth and vision.

Neelima J

[ B.Com,FCA ]

She is a part of the Audit & Assurance team. She joined the firm as a Audit manager in 2009 and became a partner in 2011.She has wide Exposure in Statutory, Tax& VAT audits of Corporate Sector .She has handled Internal Audits & Special Audits Corporate & Other Entities. She is a part of the Daily research update team and being under leadership program for heading an audit vertical.

Srilakshmi P

[ M.Sc. (Psyh),M.Com, CS, FCA ]

She has a unique distinction of completing M.Sc (Psychology). She has received Gold Medal from Azim Premji for topping her college in B.Com. She has attended few renowned holistic development programs that have groomed her in effective problem solving & innovative thinking. She brings to the table extensive experience from BMR Associates. She is passionate about contributing to the society and is pursuing her Masters in Social Work to get hands on experience in serving the society. She is a part of the Corporate Law and Consulting Team at office.

Ananth Prasad B R

[ B.Com,FCA ]

He is in Audit and Assurance team. He has gained experience of working in MNC audit firm and has experience in conducting statutory, tax audit and internal audit. He had done his articleship training in this firm and later worked in Medium and MNC audit firms before joining this firm and became a Partner in 2011. He is part of the work flow process which is endeavored to reach a paperless zone.

Heena Kauser A P

[ B.Com,FCA ]

She joined firm as audit executive in 2005 and qualified as chartered accountant in May 2006 from ICAI. And is been associated to Guru & Jana family from then on. She is a part of Audit and assurance team and has lead various Statutory, Tax & Internal Audits. Apart from leading audits, she has also been in corporate world for about one and half years, and has had a vide exposure in Fund hedging and NAVs. She is also being under the leadership program for heading an audit vertical.

Bangalore - Head Office

No: 41, Patalamma Temple Street,
Basavanagudi, Near South End Circle,
Bangalore– 560 004 
Tel No.: (91-080) 40202020 
Fax: 91 80 26674091
Email :banglore@batgach.com

Branch Office

No. 13, Citypoint, Infantry Road,
Bangalore - 560001
Ph : 080 - 41255071, 22860631, 22860822, 22860681

Our Associates