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
Rajesh Jain (Investor)
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 overseas Data operations and IT infrastructure.
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. Prior to joining Careers360, he was actively involved in investment banking, financial and management consultancy services, management coaching for start-ups, financial analytics etc. He was also actively associated with Indian School of Business (ISB) for its Planning an Entrepreneurial Venture course of their flagship PG program in management and for Goldman Sachs 10000 women entrepreneur program as mentor and facilitator to review and suggest improvements in their business models.
He is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is also a 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.
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.
Deo Ashish Kumar
The Perfectionist, Web Technology Lead
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.
Marketing Strategist and Executioner
A Marketer by both degree and passion, Shafali is a result oriented individual with proven leadership and ability to develop and deliver highly effective and measurable strategies to drive new customer acquisition, and expand brand awareness for B2C and B2B businesses at Careers360. Leading the Product Marketing at Careers360, her role primarily involves creating and executing Go-To-Market strategies for new product launches, responsible for product brand awareness, product-market fit, value proposition and positioning of an upcoming product. Being a well-rounded marketing professional Shafali thrives in fast-paced environment and never says no to doing something different and believes in "Decide that you want it more than you're afraid of it"
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.