Opening Doors for International Students

We aim to open doors for international students. We believe in every student having unhindered access to the best education available.

In 2012, 450 international universities recruited 63,000 students from India. However, there were over 300,000 qualified students who were eligible and could have been recruited. Poor quality of domestic universities and lack of direction are leaving these students frustrated, who, with international education, could have had a bright future in growing domestic economies like in India.

Connecting with international students is a major problem for the universities. Current models for recruitments such as education fairs, recruitment agents and buying leads are not scalable, limiting universities' ability to engage with a large number of international students.

We recognize that 85% of 200 million internet users in India access internet over mobile phones, which includes most of the prospective international students. There is similar trend across China, South-East Asia etc.

We help universities recruit international students, over mobile phones.

Founders

Manish Katyan, Co-founder & CEO
Manish has an engineering degree from IIT Kanpur and a MBA from IIM Calcutta. He launched his first entrepreneurial venture in the e-governance space after college. This venture was an on-line platform to help government agencies provide various online services. It counted UNDP and World Bank as its clients. After four years of operation, it merged with an Indian state govenrment agency designed to continue providing these services. Later, Manish worked with Oracle in technology and Manipal Global Education in marketing.

Dr. Duleep Deosthale, Co-founder & VP - International Education
Dr. Deosthale received his PhD from UCLA. He served as Vice President of International Education at Manipal Global Education and was the first Dean of the School of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences at Manipal International University in Malaysia. Before that, he was Associate Professor and Dean for International Education at Marist College, New York. Prior to this, he was an Asst. Prof and Director of International Programs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham USA. Duleep was the Vice President for External Relations at AIEA (Association of International Education Administrators) and he also served on the IRM Board of the EAIE (European Association for International Education).

Investors

Anyadi Education is part of current batch of startups under accelerator program at 500 Startups, one of the most prominent Seed Fund and Accelerator based in Sillicon Valley.

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