BW Businessworld Unveils Elite List Of Top 40 Under 40 In Education And EdTech

These young achievers include disruptors, educators and thought-leaders who are as young as 27 and 28. 

The Education ecosystem and educators form the backbone of a country’s economy. Education ecosystem in India is re-modelling and re-inventing to integrate technology and keep pace with the new social paradigms.  

BW Education 40under40 brings to you a list of the brightest young minds from the world of business in India. The list looks at unique business ideas and the people powering them. It is very dynamic and includes people from a range of industries. While each one may not have built a billion-dollar business but they have all built something new and different or simply changed the way things were done traditionally. 

BW Education 40under40 measures success, not just through money, revenues, valuations and profits but looks at innovative ideas. With India set to be the youngest country in the world, 40under40 list is an attempt to felicitate the young Co-Founders, CEOs, innovators and disruptors. 

The eminent jury was chaired by Dr Prof Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE. Other jury members included Dr Annurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld & Exchange4media; Dr Punam Sahgal, Former Dean & Professor, IIM Lucknow; Dr SS Mantha, Former Chairman, AICTE; Lata Vaidyanathan, Director, TERI Prakriti School; Divya Lal, Founder & MD, Fliplearn Education and Vinesh Menon, CEO - Education, Consulting & Skilling, Ampersand Group.  

Out of the total 103 nominations that were received, 55 were shortlisted for the jury. The jury carefully scrutinised all these nominations and presented the top 40 young achievers.  

The winners were awarded today in a grand virtual event in the presence of the jury chair Dr Prof Anil Sahasrabudhe. 

Speaking about the BW Education 40under40 list, he said, “The story of all the nominees was inspiring and came from diverse backgrounds like primary school, high school, college and each one of them had created a niche for themselves in India and also abroad.” 

He congratulated and complimented the participants and the BW Education team for their initiative that will help in building New India. 

Dr Velumani, MD, Thyrocare advised all young achievers to keep up with their achievements and make sure that they are able to sustain their success. “If someone becomes successful at an early age it becomes a challenge to sustain that success. Young achievers face more stress than people who have reached a particular stage of their life,” he added. He further said that all these young achievers must remain focused to attain their life goals.

The elite BW 40 under 40 Education List of Achievers 2020  




Abhay Gupta 

Board Infinity 


Abhishek Ballabh 



Abhishek Patil 

Oliveboard Comptech 

Founder & CEO  

Abhishek Suryawanshi 

Wikipedia SWASTHA 

Founder & Director  

Aditya Berlia 

 Apeejay Education Society/Apeejay Stya University 

Joint Secretary/Co-Founder & Pro-Chancellor 

Akshay Chaturvedi 

Leverage Ed-Tech 

Founder & CEO  

Arpit Jain 


CEO & Co-founder  

Arpit Panjwani 

Maa Anandmayee Memorial School 



Testbook Edu Solutions 


Ayush Bansal 

Founder & CEO  

Devishobha Chandramouli 

Kidskintha India Private Limited 

Founder & CEO  

Kaushik Raju 

Atria University 

Member, Board of Trustees 

Kavish Gadia 

Stones2Milestones Edu 

Co-founder & CEO  

Kounal Gupta  

Henry Harvin® Education 

Founder &CEO  

Manan Khurma 


CEO, Founder &First Teacher 

Manit Parikh 

ELSA Corp 

Country Head 

Mayank Kumar 

upGrad Education 

Co-Founder & Managing Director  

Mohammed Zeeshan 

MyCaptain by Climber  

Co-Founder & CEO  

Moulshree Dubey 

Professional Institute of Engineering and Technology 


Niyati Chitkara 

Chitkara International School 


Phalgun Kompalli 

upGrad Education  


Pooja Verma 

Whisskers Marketing 

CEO & Co-founder  

Pratham Barot  

Zell Education Pvt. Ltd 

CEO & Co-founder  

Rameswar Mandali 


CEO & Founder  

Reekrit  Serai  

Satluj Public School  

Managing Director  

Rishab Sumer Mehta 

GrayQuest Education Finance Pvt Ltd 

Founder & CEO  

Rohan Parikh 

The Green Acres Academy 

Managing Director  

Sagar Bahadur 

The University of Queensland 

Principal Adviser 

Shivani Malhotra 

Vega Schools 

Director - School Strategy  

Sonya Hooja 

Imarticus Learning 

Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer 

Sriram Venkata Somayajula 

Co-founder & CEO  

Sumesh Nair 

Board Infinity 


Sunil Sathyavolu 



Surabhi Dewra 


Founder & CEO  



Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer 

Tushar Bansal  

Avtaar Education  


Upneet Grover 

Getmyuni Education Services Pvt Ltd 

Founder & CEO  



CEO & Co-founder 

Vinayak Garg 

Lazy Gardener 

Founder & CEO  

Vineet Patawari  



The list includes disruptors, educators and thought-leaders who are as young as 27 and 28. All these have made their mark in the field of education and aim to make a difference with their work.

The winners were delighted to receive the recognition and expressed their gratitude and appreciation towards the jury and BW Businessworld team for organising this unique initiative. 

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