Who we are
Careers360 - A Career is a Life: A data-enabled and technology-driven Educational Products and Services Company, Careers360 seamlessly integrates millions of student and institutional data points with the user generated preferences of its more than 15 million+ monthly visitors, to build sophisticated Prediction and Recommendation products for the students to explore and achieve career plans, based on their interests and abilities.
Driven by a 210+ members young team, we cover 20,000+ colleges, 250+ courses and have 250+ products, from exam preparation to college recommendation, used by over 15 Million students every month.
We are a hub of activities on everything to do with education. Our Products, Content, QnA and, Experts help students, parents, policy makers, educationists and academics in taking informed decisions. We are driven by data, tools & products. We predict and recommend. We enable the best decision for every student, every time.
We are Careers360 – A Career is a Life.
Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Founder & CEO of Paytm and One97 Communications Ltd
Net worth of over 1.3 Billion USD, Investee of Jack Ma’s Alibaba group
Founder & CEO of Matrimony.com Ltd
More than 150 retail outlets, 350 community-matrimony portals, a leading property portal & a return gifts portal
Pramath Raj Sinha
Founding Dean of ISB and Co-Founder of Ashoka University
Earlier Partner at McKinsey, MD/CEO of ABP Pvt Ltd, University of Pennsylvania, IIT Kanpur
MD of Prism Cement Ltd
Hathway Investments, MD of H&R Johnson (India) Ltd, Director of ING Vysya Life Insurance Company, IIT Delhi, IIMA
Friend, Guide, Early Stage Investor, Pioneer
Rajesh is the first investor in Careers360 and continues to be extremely bullish on technology driving education and employability. Known for his sharp understanding of the digital world, Rajesh is the first port of call for any of our new initiatives.
Chairman & Founder/Thinker, Entrepreneur, Dreamer, Worker
A passionate entrepreneur, Mahesh is a qualified CA, CMA and ACS. He started his career as an investment banker with SBI Capital Markets. He was associated with the Outlook group for 17 years and headed it for more than 10 years. Mahesh believes that the demographic dividend India seeks can turn into a nightmare if youth are not shown the right direction to maximize their capabilities. CAREERS360 is the result of his deep understanding of student issues, and the information gaps that need to be filled to help students take an informed career decision.
Education Evangelist/Academic, Counsellor, Ombudsman
Mahesh was happily pursuing research at JNU, New Delhi when he was entrusted the responsibility of hand holding students and helping them decide on their careers and lives. Mahesh believes, "In the Indian context, a career is a life". An academic at heart with a deep insight and understanding of the education domain, Mahesh is the 'Go To Man' for students, parents and educators.
Mallikarjuna Reddy Benjaram
Chief Financial Officer
Mallik is responsible for corporate finance, corporate planning, risk management, M&A, compliances, investor relations etc. He also oversees Data & Operations. He has over 25 years of experience spanning various businesses and industries. He started his career with MNC audit firm and then worked in various positions in ICICI group for about 7 years primarily in the fields of project finance and corporate banking. Later, he was a founding team member of a listed IT company that developed software products to a niche segment of NBFC market in USA. Earlier, he was actively involved in investment banking, financial management consultancy services, management coaching for start-ups, financial analytics etc. He is a Chartered Accountant (ACA), Cost & Management Accountant (ACMA) and Company Secretary (ACS).
Chief Product Officer
After a turbulent childhood, Arastu got obsessed with empowering young people. He started up at age 18 and ran a Civic Education non-profit named 'The Difference' backed by the US Embassy. For over 6 years, 'The Difference' worked with more than 6000 Youth. Arastu was also chosen for the IVLP by the US State Department, a program with earlier alumni like Tony Blair, Indira Gandhi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Later, he co-founded and was the CEO of CollegeBol.com - India's 1st Social College Selection Platform. Backed by Stanford CDR & VCs/Angels across Silicon Valley and India, CollegeBol gathered close to 2,00,000 College reviews & ratings focused on helping college aspirants make decisions based on trustworthy, democratized information. Arastu is passionate about Education, Products and Design!
Chief Strategy Officer - New Initiatives
A techie at heart and by profession, he has been a member of the core team of many Startup’s during foundation step. Being a complete hard worker, Prateek’s mantra is “Your work should do the talking!”. He is a complete data- driven person who always comes up with meaningful interpretations of numbers and eventually comes up with the best strategy for every situation which makes him the most suitable person to head the “New Initiatives” team which continuously works on new ideas and innovating ways to improve upon existing ones.
Rama Lakshmi Peri
Director & Counsellor
A computer sciences graduate and an MBA by qualification, Lakshmi brings in meticulousness, eye for detail and process to Careers360. An experienced researcher who worked on multiple projects across publications, her process driven approach made her a sought after researcher on various book projects. As a mother of a son who is pursuing under-graduation, she understands the issues and concern of parents and the children. This makes her go the extra mile and brings urgency and empathy to Careers360’s approach on student queries. Her job is to ensure that every student question is responded in the shortest possible time with greatest possible detail with no compromises and shortcuts.
The Monk – Details Man, Ranking Specialist & Researcher
Nimesh is driven largely by macro factors that influence the education domain and links them to institutional data to creating engaging and relevant advice. He holds an M.Phil and PhD from JNU in the broad area of management of innovations. His research interest is in knowledge transfer, particularly from academia to industry. At Careers360, he leads the largest ranking and rating exercise of educational institutions in the country in addition to shepherding the magazine and almanacs.
Chief Sales Officer
Dheeraj is a seasoned sales leader with more than 18 years of total experience. He has been associated with The Hindustan Times, The Pioneer and Air India Namasker Magazine. A founding member of the Careers 360, Dheeraj was the part of the core team that launched the Careers 360 magazine and later the Careers 360 portal. He is passionate about travelling and enjoys long drives.
Head - Technology
Vikas leads Technology team at Careers360. He has more than 12 years’ experience in designing / developing large scale complex web applications. Prior to Careers360, He was Engineering Manager at Shopclues.com and before that he has co-founded an IT consultancy firm. Vikas is the one who is responsible for translating the business ideas into requirements for our development team. He loves finding elegant solutions to interesting problems.
Deo Ashish Kumar
Chief Tech Architect
Deo Ashish is the perfectionist who always strives for high productivity and team excellence through strong technical focus, research and development, soft skills and enhancements in process and operational maturity. Deo has a deep understanding and rich experience in managing all the stages of the web application development cycle including project management, application architecture, server achitecture, database design and quality management.
The Content Strategist
Passionate about everything related to New Media, especially Web and Mobile, Ashish began his career with India's premier news agency Press Trust of India (PTI) and subsequently worked for a niche marketing magazine. As a communication professional, he has sharp understanding of information needs of the target audience. With his 24X7 tab on audience pulse and two-way engagement initiatives at Careers360, he leads a young content team which brings news, info, and analysis first time every time.
Chief Manager - Product
Munish has more than 14 years of experience in different industries and functions. He started his career from Web Design during the dot-com bubble. Later, he moved to Project Management and worked at Mindspace Interactive where he successfully executed Web Applications and Digital Media Campaigns for clients like Hitachi, Canon. He also co-founded a digital solutions firm. In 2011, he progressed to product management role and launched Web/Mobile App products at Askme, 10times (a subsidiary of IndiaMART). He leads the digital product line at Careers360.
Senior Executive Editor
Rajaram is a mainstream media professional with more than 26 years of hands-on experience in news and current affairs programming. Having previously worked with organizations like Directorate of Public Relations (Ministry of Defence), Doordarshan News, All India Radio, Press Information Bureau and Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity, he comes with a rich and diversified expertise across Print, Radio and TV. He holds an MA in English Language and Literature, PG Diploma in Journalism and a Diploma in Chinese language (Mandarin).
Editor – Engineering
Prabha is a mother whose interest in education kick-started at home with her son. With more than 12 years of experience, she loves combining her efforts and passion with a bunch of like minded people at Careers360. She feels that empowerment of a student can be achieved with the right kind of information. She hopes that one day education in the country would be like democracy - for the students, of the students and by the students.