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We are on a mission to ‘Shift Paradigms’ of education by transforming individuals and building nations through global learning experiences.

Our goal is to open a myriad of opportunities and impart the desired skills, which will enable our youth to excel in their areas of passion and interest.

A ‘Gurukul’ is an Indian Vedic teaching methodology where the disciples reside with their Gurus and learn through practice and performing. Today, we go a step further in developing an ultra-modern concept of ‘Gurukul’ where we offer an evolved global exposure to students and also to professionals who wish to explore the unlimited possibilities of learning with world-class universities, construing pedagogy while imbibing the ‘real’ hands-on experience.

Our learning experience is designed for interdisciplinary streams, offering access to solution-driven technology and research.

Our Values


We honor commitment to all our internal and external stakeholders


We strive at every step to be the best we can be at our work


We build trust-based relationships with all our internal and external stakeholders


We practice integrity in all our internal and external transactions

Our Journey


We are a team of DYNAMIC & CREATIVE strategists, CURIOUS innovators, PASSIONATE thought leaders, and COURAGEOUS risk-takers who are committed to creating immersive global learning experiences. We are optimists who believe in a bright future and our ability to build it through love and compassion.

Rajesh Panda

Founder & Managing Director

Rajesh grew up in the steel township of Rourkela, India where everyone was forced to be either an engineer or doctor. His youth was riddled with frustrations over formal schooling. He was known more for his adventurous spirit and sporting achievements than academics. Real-world experiences and few teachers at school largely shaped his dynamic personality. Smart but directionless, Rajesh experimented with different corporate and entrepreneurial pursuits before he discovered his passion – transforming education – globally.

In his role as Founder and Managing Director, Rajesh is leveraging his deep experience with early-stage companies, fund raising, and business operations to accelerate the company’s vision of becoming the industry’s leading services provider in creating powerful ‘Global Learning Experiences’.

Rajesh is a Gold Medalist from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela and a management graduate from SPJIMR, Mumbai. He has over 20 years of experience in start-up operations, executive management, enterprise sales and marketing, and strategic execution that includes three early-stage companies and several MNCs in India and Singapore. He is a National Talent Search (NTSE) scholar. The Prime Minister of India, Late Shri Rajiv Gandhi and the President of India, Shri R Venkataraman, felicitated him as the 4th Best NCC Cadet of India. Rajesh is also the Chairperson of the Higher Education Forum (HEF), Singapore Chapter.

He is an avid marathoner and loves spending time with his daughters over a swim or a run.

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Prathama Surve


Prathama was born in Indore and raised in the Oxford of the East, Pune, a city with rich legacy of education in India. Her father was into the hospitality industry and mother a teacher. As she grew up, she experienced the rich blend of service industry and educational values.

With keen interest and deep understanding of human minds, Prathama emerged as a rank holder in Psychology at Pune University. Starting 2008, she groomed and mentored hundreds of students on soft skills and personality development for Aviation and Hospitality industries. She is sensitive to the rote and highly competitive environment in school and university education in India and is on a journey to transform the process of learning – globally.

Over a period of 9 years, she experienced life, culture and education in close to 15 countries across the world. Her travel experiences, made her independent, have her the ability to interact and work with colleagues across cultures, and the confidence to survive and perform in any part of the world. She especially developed deep insights and understanding of global education.

For her, Corporate Gurukul is an amazing opportunity to give back – the lessons that her mentors and experiences had once taught her. As a student of Design Thinking she believes in a human centric approach for problem solving and skill development. She has experienced the powerful influence that a mentor has, and can think of nothing more exciting than helping a young minds unlock their enormous potential.

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Aali was born in Jabalpur but her father’s job kept her on the move across India. Her rich and diverse early-life, real-world experiences shaped her vibrant personality. With so much to explore and experience in the world, Aali could never understand why schools were all about sitting in classrooms and completing worksheets.

Aali found experiential learning to be much more effective than classroom teaching. She could acquire knowledge and skills by ‘doing’ and by ‘reflecting’ on her experiences – full of movement, imagination, and self–directed play. Moreover, Aali believes that education should be focused on building attitude and skills along with subject matter knowledge. She was pained to observe how traditional pedagogy and curriculum in India is disjointed from the real workings of the world and therefore cannot prepare children for their adult lives.

Armed with an engineering background, Aali dabbled with conventional IT industry before her passion for curating deep learning experiences in students led her to Corporate Gurukul. High on adrenaline and bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, Aali took up various challenging roles in Corporate Gurukul – business development, sales and marketing, finance, human resources, product management, programme delivery and office administration. Her constant dissatisfaction with status quo has transformed her into an avid learner who is on a relentless pursuit of excellence. Over the years, Aali has helped the company sail through some of the toughest and testing times through her sheer perseverance, resilience and grit.

Aali is passionate about incorporating basic concepts of Design Thinking in incubating and scaling learning experiences in institutions. She continues to innovate, design and implement transformational pedagogical tools for students and faculty. She believes individuals should be encouraged to retain their basic curiosity and develop into thought leaders that the nation needs.

Outside of work, you will find her exploring new places and interacting with new people. She enjoys traveling back in time with Indian classical music.

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Jayesh Rathore

Vice President

Jayesh comes from the city of businessmen and entrepreneurs – Indore. He grew up in a family of doctors, engineers and management professionals – a supportive ecosystem of knowledge and wisdom. From a very young age, he immersed himself to building his life skills by focusing not only on academics but on extra-curricular activities as well.

After his secondary school, Jayesh joined the unique Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) at IIM, Indore. He sharpened his skills with the best in business. IIM, Indore gave him the opportunity to showcase his strengths and pursue his passion on an international platform. His keen interest in economics, arts, humanities, science and technology coupled with management education enabled him to look at real-world challenges from a holistic perspective.

After over 60 months of experience on various projects and internships with startups, MNCs and NGOs, Jayesh realised that the education system of India needs a major transformation to benchmark and compete at a global level. Thus began his journey with Corporate Gurukul. Dynamic, dedicated and determined, Jayesh promises to transform individuals and build nations through global learning experiences.

Jayesh is a versatile thinker with a deep sense of philosophy etched into him. He is passionate about giving back to the society in every possible way. As a person, who has a positive outlook towards life, his happiness lies in spreading smiles wherever he goes. He is very adventurous with a keen sense of style. Jayesh believes that meeting new people and interacting with them is the best way of learning. He is a happy-go-lucky person and enjoys travelling, public speaking, social work, networking, movies and photography. He is a big fan of DC and Marvel comics/characters. He gets excited by technology and innovation (a self-acclaimed tech geek!). He’s a connoisseur of good food and loves to try dishes – from fancy cuisines to local street food.

Above all, Jayesh believes in the age-old adage – “Work Hard, Party Harder”!

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