Our Leadership


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Shantanu Rooj

Founder & CEO

Shantanu Rooj is one of the founding member and CEO of SchoolGuru Eduserve Pvt. Ltd. He is a CBSE All India Topper and a Gold Medalist from Institite of Technology, Banaras Hindu University followed by a Masters in Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management and Executive Management Program in Global Business Management from IIM,Kolkata. Shantanu has earlier held key positions in HCL-Hewlett Packard Ltd. But the entrepreneurial itch was too hard to resist and he decided to quit his job and founded Paradyne (now called Glodyne) followed by Broadllyne and SchoolGuru.

He is a passionate education entrepreneur, investor and speaker. He also serves on the Board of SchoolGuru Eduserve.



Vipendra Singh

Vice President - Business Development

Vipendra focusses on strategy development and implementation, building capabilities in operational analytics, driving revenue generation for the organisation.

Prior to joining SchoolGuru, Vipendra was the Director- Enterprise Sales of NSDC, where he led the sales transformation for the business. He started his career as a Registrar in Krishna Institute of Engineering & Technology, Ghaziabad and has over 18 years work experience in the Education sector. He has worked in various organizations in India and Middle East such as Gulf Training Solutions, Tally Solutions, NIIT, IBM and UTS Global and has held key positions.

Vipendra holds a MBA degree in HR and BSc degree from Chaudhary Charan Singh University in Meerut . He also received a LLB degree in Industrial Relations. He is passionate about outdoor activities like trekking and playing golf.

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Uditendu Bose

Vice President – Sales

Udit brings with him an experience of over 28 years which includes 18 years of experience in handling Business development in Education sector. He has held diverse roles in various companies including Alstom Ltd, Aptech Ltd, HCL Ltd, Manipal Global Education, iNurture Education. He has handled various responsibilities like Design, Customer support, Quality, Marketing, Channel management, culminating in Business Development in previous roles.

Known for creating successful outcomes in complex situations, Udit delivers functional expertise with a tenacious commitment to driving sales, profit, market share growth, and working with cross-functional teams for developing a progressive culture that corresponds to the Organizational Goals.



Madhukar V

Vice President - Student Support Operations

Madhukar leads the Student Support Operations (SSO) function of Schoolguru and its Partner Universities. At Schoolguru, he spearheads ELSP Success and he is responsible for Revenue generation from Universities through Renewal and Revivals. Madhukar addresses student concerns, student counseling effectiveness and manages functions essential to student engagement and productivity. Madhukar is an MBA and a Graduate in Computer Science & a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Mysore and has about 20 years of overall experience including 6 years of Entrepreneurial exposure. He has spent his last 11 years leading the Operations & HR functions in various large group companies.

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Kavita Rooj

Vice President - Marketing

Leading Schoolguru's marketing strategies to build the most powerful higher education platform in India is Kavita Rooj, who serves as Vice President - Marketing of SchoolGuru. Her innovative leadership style has seen the organization make bold strides in its commitment towards better access, equity and quality in higher education in India.

With a rich experience of more than 15 years, Kavita spearheads the various Marketing and PR initiatives of Schoolguru and its partner Universities. In her previous stints at Broadllyne and Glodyne, Kavita has handled several portfolios including Marketing, Sales Support and Team Augmentation. She is a veteran in handling people and has been instrumental in building and maintaining a rock solid team for her functions.

Kavita is a gold medalist from BHU and has earned her Masters in Management from NMIMS, Mumbai. She is passionate about playing the Mohan Veena and listening to live classical fusion concerts.



Yash Gadhiya

Vice President - Technology

As VP Technology, Yash Gadhiya is responsible for strategizing and implementing the technology roadmap at SchoolGuru. At the forefront of our drive in innovation and technology, he leads our charge in identifying the next big disruption in digital technologies and our investments in technology.

Yash holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mumbai University and EPBM from IIM Calcutta. He found his calling in the technology world and recognized the revolution that was happening in the IT sector. He started his career in 2003 as a programmer with the aim of starting his own company one day. In 2005 he founded Uconomix Technologies to provide outsourced software development services to a global clientele and successfully pivoted the business model towards building software products.

Yash brings the same entrepreneurial drive and energy at SchoolGuru. He likes the start-up like atmosphere at SchoolGuru and the challenges and opportunities it presents. When he is not envisioning and developing software applications, Yash likes to spend time taking photos at his home studio, blogging and playing with his daughter.

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