People

Tarush Jain

An ex-government of India employee, Tarush Jain is one of the founders of Brainwiz. His experience in the field of education and expertise in managing large scale projects has helped Brainwiz immensely. Tarush also has an experience in the field of market study and he constantly updates the students with the newest trends in the industries and the skills that students need to be successful in their professional lives.

Nihal Rustgi

Nihal, one of the initial founders of Brainwiz, is presently working with National Skills Development Corporation and manages skill India project for the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Nihal understands the skill space like no one else and constantly updates the training contents for Brainwiz to ensure that the students are equipped with the skills required for the 21st-century.

Smriti Nagpal

Smriti is an Indian television presenter, sign language interpreter, and social entrepreneur. She worked for the Doordarshan network where she presented the morning news bulletin for the hearing impaired. She is the founder of Atulyakala, an organisation promoting deaf education and awareness of sign language. Smriti was included in the BBC's 100 Women series in 2015, in the "30 Under 30" entrepreneur category. In 2016, she received the Nelson Mandela – Graça Machel Innovation Award in the Youth Category, presented at International Civil Society Week in Bogotá, Colombia. She was also listed in the Forbes 30 Under 30 for Social Entrepreneurs in Asia

Jyotsna Dedha

Jyotsna, a Harvard Business School alumnus has previously worked with organisations like CII and presently runs her own organisation. With her vast experience in managing projects, onboarding of personnel and proper allocation of resources, she keeps Brainwiz smoothly.

Kartikeya Batra

Born and bred in Delhi, Kartikeya is currently pursuing a PhD in Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to that, he worked as a Project Lead at Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) India, a program jointly run by the Harvard Kennedy School and IFMR, focusing in the domain of economic research. A graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the University of Delhi, in 2012, his keen interest in the domain of Economic Policy encouraged him to leave a lucrative consulting profile and join the LAMP Fellowship, as part of which he assisted a Member of the Indian Parliament. Upon the successful completion of his Fellowship in 2013, Kartikeya joined the Fletcher School, where he majored in Monetary and Development Economics. It was during his Masters program that he led a team of graduate students for a pro-bono consulting project being run by the Harvard Law and International Development Society. When not working, he finds peace in music, cricket and reading.

Dr. Neelam Gupta

Dr Gupta wears many hats, being a gold medallist and a highly qualified agricultural scientist, as well as a successful entrepreneur before realising her dream of setting up AROH Foundation, an NGO that works in the field of education and skill enhancement. Since then she’s been a spirited leader of AROH and has been responsible for steering the organization to achieve its goals and objectives towards realising its vision of the best organization in the social sector. She has inculcated commitment and sincerity towards work as hallmarks of the organization and integrated the use of technology to bring transparency through information sharing.

Tanisha Salma Venkani

Computer graduate by chance and an educator by choice, Tanisha Venkani is currently working as an author for textbooks and academic materials. She is a licensed career counsellor, a therapist, content writer, business trainer, and a teacher trainer. She is passionately driven towards working in the education sector wishes to change the way India looks at it. She also plans to work towards substance abuse and mental illness through teaching language to kids, which, according to her is the most powerful tool. She also is a dog lover and a classic introvert who loves the company of books more than human beings.

Shreem Kohli

Shreem Kohli is an ex Gandhi Fellow that has been exploring her way into the social sector. Her passion lies in the Environmental and Education fields. Post her graduation in Env Science, she worked in a waste management start-up called the Green Communities Foundation. She has also worked as a curriculum developer in the Env field by creating supplementary curriculums for teachers doing their D.El.Ed and for Upcycler’s Lab to conduct waste management workshops with students.

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