Akshay Chaturvedi is an Indian entrepreneur. He was listed on the Forbes India’s 30Under30 list, and then subsequently on the Forbes Asia’s 30Under30 list, both in early 2020. He founded Leverage Edu, and as its CEO, now runs what is India’s largest Career Guidance and University Admissions platform - with 3Mn monthly users, 75,000+ 1:1 counselling sessions & 2000+ admission applicants - every month.
University admission platform Leverage Edu has appointed Karan Khemka as an independent member on its advisory board. Khemka, a former partner at education consulting firm EY Parthenon, had invested in the company earlier this year, leading an angel consortium of five partners of LEK Consulting.
Indian students are responding to “welcoming” communication from study destinations, an Indian study abroad platform has said, after a survey it ran found that 94% students said they are more keen to study abroad this year than in 2020.
The states of Kerala and Telangana and the city of Mumbai have decided to prioritise the vaccination process for students going abroad for higher studies. The Kerala government has decided to allow those traveling abroad for work and higher studies to take the second dose of Covishield vaccine after four to six weeks of the first dose, as against the 12-16-week gap which the Centre recommended this month.
Homeschooling, an alternative approach to education, is a way of learning outside the defined parameters of school education and puts the parents/guardians in charge of their child’s all-round development. What and how to teach is determined by the parents who might not follow the curriculum of any education board.
Nice new piece @ryancraigap thought it’s time 🇺🇸 higher-ed ‘overhauls it’s fee structured’ even with the unbundling that’s bound to happen next. Love the ‘Upside Down Degrees’, ‘Off Ramps’ (funny it needs push!). Last Mile Training is 💯, have made leaps there!!
FOOTBALL & FESTS / & how they helped me build some Life Principles -a 🧵 Some of my strongest memories – at school are from football (dozens of tournaments, travel, blood & dust!), & at college are from the fest circuit (another full life in its own right!).
Watching “The Founder” tonight (finally!), always been a fan of legendary sales ninja Ray Kroc (who built Mc Donalds 🍟), & what mad customer obsession can do! Going to use this space to share notes / learnings / personal interpretations / what I love🥤:
Demand & Supply-side Economics / will they evolve? Some thoughts: *This came up as I was reading about Pinduoduo, one of China’s largest e-comm, & their thoughtful approach around supply. So basically, a result of “instant gratification” in customers like us, leads to ....the big retailers ONLY buying from big wholsesalers, cutting down small guys. Since it needs to be a certain quantity at one go. Since it’s time bound. Which takes $$$$! But what if the behaviour at the customer’s end be made to change? To alter supply-side economics?This could lead to the big retailer order across 50 small orders. And all the small order folks can also compete among each other for better quality of whatever the good/product is. -> we get more synchronised distribution (a new way? Or back to the old ways?) + also ofc much better quality in the hands of the final customer. 👆🏼it’s what Pinduoduo does, and they call it C2M (consumer-to-manufacturer)Now going to think about how this analogy can be taken to other related spaces too, including what we do :) 🤔