Co-Founder & Managing Director, Educational Initiatives Sridhar Rajagopalan is the Founder and MD of Educational Initiatives, a company credited with changing the way student learning outcomes are understood in India. After starting his career at IBM India, Sridhar co-founded and ran Eklavya School in Ahmedabad. In 2001, Sridhar founded Educational Initiatives (EI), which researches and creates diagnostic assessments and offers ASSET, India's largest diagnostic assessment. EI’s ASSET test is taken by over 350,000 students from 1500 schools in India, the Middle East and Singapore. Mindspark, EI's adaptive learning program is used by over 30,000 students. EI also works with government schools. In 2009, EI's Student Learning Study (with support from Google) provided the most detailed picture yet of student learning levels in 19 Indian states. EI is involved in student assessment projects in Bhutan, Mumbai, AP and Gujarat. EI’s partners in these projects include the World Bank, UNICEF and McKinsey & Co.
Founder, CEO and Chairman of Gooru. While working at Google, Pram devised a prototype to address his problem of finding age and topic appropriate educational resources on the web. What began as a “20% effort” evolved into a year-long pilot in India that included 1,000 students across 25 classrooms. Pram subsequently left Google to pursue Gooru as a non-profit education technology start-up that would develop Gooru, a search engine for learning. Pram has previously worked at Xerox Research, Dynamx Technology (co-founder), Yahoo! and Google. Pram has a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from UCLA, and he obtained his B.Tech. in Computer Science from IIT-Bombay.