Learn, Don’t Study
Pramath Raj Sinha with Madan Padaki
Pramath Raj Sinha
Pramath Raj Sinha is the Founder and Chairman of Harappa. He has built two world-class higher education institutions in India: the Indian School of Business (ISB) and Ashoka University.
With the aim of creating industry-ready graduates and future-ready institutions, Pramath has been engaged in setting up more universities, including Anant National University in Ahmedabad, Sai University in Chennai and the Nigerian University of Technology and Management in Lagos. He helps various higher education institutions with organizational transformation, like JK Lakshmipat University and the Shri Ram College of Commerce. In addition, Pramath helms the efforts to create the National Rail and Transportation Institute (NRTI) for the Government of India.
Pramath started his career with McKinsey & Company in Toronto in 1993 and returned to India with McKinsey four years later to begin working on the establishment of ISB. His book on the making of ISB, An Idea Whose Time Has Come, is considered required reading for anyone building a higher education institution in India.
Madan Padaki is co-founder & CEO of 1Bridge, a last-mile services platform for Rural India and the co-founder & Trustee of Head Held High Foundation, a social organisation for eradicating rural poverty where he leads the Global Action on Poverty (GAP) Initiative. Madan is also an active angel investor in ed-tech start-ups along with other education sector leaders. In 2000, he co-founded MeritTrac Services, one of India’s largest Skills assessment company which was acquired by Manipal Global Education in 2007. Madan also serves as a Senior Advisor to Tata Trusts, is on the Governing Council of TiE Bangalore and is a Founding Partner of Social Venture Partners, Bangalore.