Birla Open Minds Team
Mr. Nirvaan Birla : Director
Nirvaan Birla is all set to grow Birla Edutech as the Director. His belief of being positive, humble and his enthusiasm to do something different will push everyone at Birla Edutech to go that extra mile and fulfil commitments.
Nirvaan has completed his Masters in Management from University of Westminster, London and graduated from Mumbai University where he studied Bachelor of Commerce (Management Studies) and scored a
Nirvaan augmented his experience by interning in various companies. At Birla Wellness, he was a business outreach intern and at Shloka- A Birla School, he helped them to grow franchise in over 5 states in India. At Newby Teas UK he worked in the Sales and Marketing team where he was successful in converting renowned banks and hotels into clients. To further gain experience in Commodities, Currency trading and wealth management he interned with Saspien Capital Limited and MotilalOswal Financial Services Ltd.
Mr.Yatharth Gautam : Director & Chief Marketing Officer
Yatharth Gautam completed his graduation in BA (Hons) International Business from Regents Business School, London; post which he was working in the International steel and coal trading industry in London and Mumbai responsible for South Asia. He then pursued his MBA in International Marketing from EU Business School, Barcelona. He brings in over a decade of diverse global experience to the group and is currently the Director and Chief Marketing Officer responsible for business expansion and development.
Ms.Puspita Chattopadhyay : Head - Academics & Special Projects
Puspita Chattopadhyay is an academician with a M.Sc. with a PG-Diploma in Instructional Designing, PG Diploma in Education Management, Cambridge Certification programme, A- Level and Higher Diploma in Computer science has 21 Years of experience in teaching, counseling, remedial teaching, teacher training, curriculum mapping, academic publishing, academic curriculum designing & development and school administration. She has written and edited textbooks for Mathematics, Science and Quantitative reasoning for various publishers. She is pursuing Ph.D. and the focus of her research is Childhood stress and coping with stress effectively.
She worked as a resource person for International school project of Government of Maharashtra.
She believes in implementing creative, innovative, blended learning techniques & applications to empower teaching style towards improvement of learning abilities of 21st century learners. Her fundamental thought in conceptualizing, designing innovative and effective curriculum is to empower students to be lifelong learners.
Amrit Nagpal : (Head – Preschool & ECCEd.)
Amrit Nagpal is an Early Years professional with Master's in Education from James Cook University. She has a Diploma in Enrichment Studies (Phonics, Music and Movement and Speech and Drama) from The College of Teachers, UK and Diploma in TESOL from Global TESOL College, Canada. She has over a decade of experience in Pre - Primary and Primary teaching, remedial teaching, content designing, curriculum planning and training pre - service and in - service teachers. She believes in providing holistic and hands on learning experiences to children and teachers. Her interest has been developing a thoughtful learning environment, nature friendly curriculum and enhancing professional development.
Deepansh Kajla : Senior Manager - School Operations
"Deepansh Kajla, an over all Profit & Loss Management expert, has earned a postgraduate degree in MBA (Marketing) from Periyar University, Salem (Tamil Nadu). With an experience of more than thirteen years, Deepansh has invested Six years of these in Profit and Loss management with renowned educational Institutions. A Result oriented Manager, he has excelled at using proven methods, in streamlining operations, Cost and managing Ebita for Best possible Growth of Organisations. Currently with Birla Open Minds, as Senior Manager, Deepansh takes charge of operations and Ebita of all COCO Schools, and is actively involved in the management, supervision and performance of our network of schools. With his Positive and enthusiastic attitude towards work and life, Deepansh is committed to optimizing overall P & L for given COCO schools , with his vast knowledge of managing process orientation while considering Ebita at the same time."
Gaurav Dadhich : General Manager - Sales & Marketing
Gaurav Dadhich, a marketing specialist, has earned an MBA degree from the renowned Balaji Institute of Management & HRD college in Pune, Maharashtra. His firm belief in discipline, dedication and determination has helped him grow professionally with the Yash Birla Group where he has had substantial experience of more than six years, and continues steadfastly to serve the group. Having worked with diverse sectors within the group, viz., Consumer durables, healthcare and wellness, and education, Dadhich has honed his professional skills—particularly in branding, relationship management, sales and marketing, channel management and franchise acquisition. Currently with Birla Edutech, as General Manager-Sales & Marketing, he takes charge of franchise expansion (pan India) while assisting our network of schools in all matters concerning branding and marketing.
Ms.Deepti Karbhari : Project Manager (Infra Solutions)
Ms.Karbhari has a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from Mumbai University. She has 9 years of experience in the field of Architecture as a Designer Manager and Project Co-Ordinator. She has previously worked for Edifice Pvt Ltd for Commercial, Residential and Corporate Projects. She has a strong base in Design Development, Project Planning and Site Management.
Vijay Anand : Regional Franchise Manager - East India
Vijay Anand, a marketing and sales specialist, has earned an MBA degree from the Lalit Narayan Mithila University in Darbhanga, Bihar. With a substantial work experience of 14 years, Anand has invested seven of these in franchise acquisition and management. He has also worked in diverse segments such as customer support, branding, event management, relationship management, and sales and marketing. Anand has had successful stints with Airtel, Centre for Readership Development, Kidzee and Little Millennium. Currently with Birla Edutech, as Regional Franchise Manager, Anand takes charge of franchise expansion in the East Zone, while assisting our network of schools in all matters concerning branding and marketing. Armed with extensive product knowledge and a sound understanding of customer service, sales, marketing and operational goals, Anand is now set to take franchise acquisition to new heights in the East Zone.
Siddharth Gaur : Regional Franchise Manager - North India
Siddharth Gaur, working as Regional Franchise Manager for the North Zone. He has earned a Masters from Manav Bharti University, Solan-Himachal Pradesh. With an extensive experience of over thirteen years in franchising and business expansion, Gaur has developed impressive inter-personal and collaborative skills. He has worked with other educational giants having been instrumental in implementing ERP business processes which have successfully increased profits. Gaur looks forward to providing excellent planning and implementation of marketing processes for all operational schools in the North Zone.
Himanshu Bhatnagar : Regional Franchise Manager - Central India
Himanshu Bhatnagar is working as a Regional Franchise Manager for Central Zone for Birla Open Minds. He has earned MBA in Marketing and Human Resource Management from Shivalik Institute of Management Education & Research, Durg, Chhattisgarh. Having more than 9 Years of rich experience in Education Franchise Management, Banking & Business Process Outsourcing with prime focus on Franchise Development, Marketing, Business Development & Customer Relationship Management, with his sound understanding of market and customers, he is taking care of business expansion for Central Zone. He has successfully managed to set up 50 Preschool Franchisees across India. His past associations were with some of the leading brands and organisations like HSBC Global, Café Coffee Day, Zee Learn Limited and Strategum Eduserve.
Vikram Roy : School Operations Manager - North & Central India
Vikram Roy, an Operations Specialist, has earned a postgraduate degree in MBA (Marketing) from Shobhit University, Meerut. With an experience of more than eight years, Roy has invested five of these in school operations and management with renowned educational companies. A dedicated operations manager, he has excelled at using proven methods, in streamlining operations, and in increasing productivity. Currently with Birla Open Minds, as School Operations Manager, Roy takes charge of operations in the North and Central Zone, and is actively involved in the management, supervision and performance of our network of schools. With an assertive and enthusiastic attitude towards work and life, Roy is committed to optimizing business operations in the North and Central Zone, with his vast knowledge of process optimization and a formidable work ethic.
Ravi Ranjan : School Operations Manager - East India
Ravi Ranjan, an Operations Specialist, has earned a postgraduate degree in Human resource and Marketing Management in Business Management from the Centre for Management Development , Ghaziabad, UP. With an experience of more than eight years, Ranjan has had the privilege of working with leading educational companies, besides dabbling in diverse industries such as real estate, securities, and stem cell banking. He has also received several prestigious awards in recognition of his commitment to excellence. Currently with Birla Edutech, as School Operations Manager, Ranjan takes charge of operations in the East Zone, and is actively involved in the management, supervision and performance of our network of schools. With a vision towards identifying and satisfying franchise needs, Ranjan is committed to tracking and optimizing business operations in the East Zone.