"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"
"What advances a nation or the community is not so much to prop up its weakest and most helpless members, as to lift up the best and most gifted so as to make them of the greatest service to the Country. I prefer this constructive philanthropy which seeks to educate and develop the faculties of the best of our young men"
Founder, Tata Group and one of the Great Builders of Modern India
Inspired by such Deep Thinkers and Visionaries, we strongly believe in the power of education and the enrichment of mind and tolerance levels that comes with international travel and overseas higher education.
Pursuing higher education from some of the best and most renowned schools in the World should be an easy and straightforward process. Instead, today, it's a very complicated and stressful process with a lack of proper information, misinformation, and vested interests. Hence, we started Ubergrad with a simple mission "to provide the most useful and accurate information on finding the right schools and the resources to get there".
We are a small and passionate team that is working hard to make this vision come true. Our students' and partner universities' success stories and feedback are propelling us to make the platform better each day!
We are currently focussing on students wanting to pursue graduate programs in 6 English-speaking countries - the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland. We will be expanding to more levels of education (like undergraduate) and destinations shortly.
Co-Founder & CEO
IIM, Calcutta and BITS, Pilani alumnus, Ravindra is the brain behind Ubergrad. He is responsible for developing and executing Ubergrad's overall growth as well as revenue strategy. The enrichment of mind, acceptance and tolerance that come with international travel and overseas higher education motivated him to start Ubergrad and develop it into a D-I-Y platform.
In the last 17+ years of his journey as an entrepreneur, he successfully promoted and profitably exited three businesses – SMSCountry Networks (providing APIs for transactional and bulk SMS to Fortune 500 companies in India & Middle East), www.160by2.com (an ad-supported free SMS portal with over 12 crore consumers) and www.Q-Tickets.com (an online ticketing website for citizens of Qatar).
Prior to that, Ravindra worked with Tata Steel in their prestigious Hot Strip Mill at Jamshedpur, taking care of the maintenance of High Voltage Equipment and with Kotak Mahindra Bank in their Securities and Wealth Management Divisions, handling the investment advisory at Hyderabad and Kolkata.
In his free time, Ravindra likes reading books and watching movies with his family and friends. He is a big fan of Harry Potter, J.R.R. Tolkein, the Tata Group founder Jamshedji Tata, Sachin Tendulkar, A. R. Rehman to name a few.
Co-Founder & CPO
Jaydeep is a graduate of IIM Kozhikode and BITS Pilani and was awarded 'Gold Medal' for his academic excellence in IIM Kozhikode. He worked with BCG (Boston Consulting Group) as Management Consultant post his MBA.
Jaydeep joined Ubergrad as co-founder to be a part of the revolution envisaged by Ravindra in the study abroad space. Combining technology and data, Jaydeep believes Ubergrad.com can scale up as the numero uno study abroad platform that can help millions of students in fulfilling their dreams of pursuing their higher education from best universities across the world.
With great passion for education and deeply inspired by "Khan Academy", Jaydeep has been mentoring students and helping them learn and grow in their careers. To facilitate this in a more structured way, he founded a company GTCUBE (Get-To-The-Top) in the ed-tech space and has worked with more than 10,000 students over the last 5 years including students from prestigious institutions like IITs, BITS and NITs.
Jaydeep loves to travel a lot and has been to 20+ countries till now. He enjoys watching team sports like Cricket, Football etc and loves to read non-fiction books in his free time.
Strategic Advisor & Investor
One of the early believers and backers of the Ubergrad platform, Vijay Gondi mentors and advises the Ubergrad Management Team on a wide range of topics ranging from strategy, operations, revenue streams, fund-raising, etc.
In his previous role, Vijay was the Vice President and Head of NICE India Global Talent Center (GTC) for over 5 years. He was responsible for growing and managing all of NICE’s operations in India across their centers in Pune and Bengaluru, comprising close to 1500 people. The operations included Product Development teams, Professional Services, and Delivery teams, and Support teams working across the entire breadth of the NICE portfolio.
Prior to joining NICE, Vijay was an R&D Director at Avaya, a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions. During his 18-year career at Avaya (and its parent Lucent Technologies), Vijay held key leadership roles in managing Avaya’s flagship IP Telephony platform as well as several products in the Contact Center portfolio. Apart from managing software product development teams, Vijay was instrumental in driving the overall growth of the Avaya India R&D Center and has been involved in developing Outsourcing and Operations strategy, Leadership development and training, and High-touch Customer Interactions.
Vijay currently works as an Independent Advisor and provides Consulting Services on Strategy and Leadership to multiple multi-national companies that have GTC / R&D operations in India.
Vijay holds a B.E. (Hons) degree from Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, and an M.S. degree in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Apart from work, he immensely enjoys photography, running, yoga, and racquet sports. He currently resides in Pune, India with his wife, their two children, and their dog.
Director & Product Architect
Senior Manager – Partner Relations
Senior Manager – Operations
Senior Manager – Counselling
Senior Manager - Applications