Experience

Source of wisdom

Product Manager (Intern), Carnegie Learning, Pittsburgh, US

• Working on a supplemental mathematics product by customising an existing B2B product.
• Responsible for making the product development process more agile by using my scrum expertise.
• Learning many things about backward design, test scenarios, release management, working with engineering, content, marketing and sales teams.
• Another product that I am working is a content management system that is being built mostly for internal stakeholders but also has some applications for current products. 

Assistant Vice President - Knowledge, Toppr, Mumbai, India

• Led a team of more than 100 members to create engaging and compelling content to cater to 2.5 million student subscribers, who are studying for grades 5 to 12 and various competitive examinations in India.
• Piloted a project to make e-learning possible in vernacular languages with minimal duplication of efforts. Was able to reduce the efforts by 50% from the existing process by streamlining the efforts and avoiding duplication of efforts.
• Managed scrum teams for a portfolio of product features involving teaching and learning. 

Founder and CEO, Compete India, Hubli, India

• Bootstrapped $500,000 and established a one stop online mentoring platform for students to prepare for Indian competitive exams including school exams.
• Launched a trademarked product “JeetoBharat” (Win India) that caters to the prestigious Indian Civil Services examination written by around 500,000 students every year; estimated market potential is around $500 million.
• Led a global technical team to design and implement the online learning platform from scratch.
• Developed content in English and 4 other regional languages; implemented external access features in the portal for guest faculty to create content directly online from anywhere across the globe.
• Designed a content development process to minimize overlap between teams and determine accountability

Assistant Professor, LNMIIT, Jaipur, India

• Conducted 2 courses every semester on subjects such as Computer Programming, Remote Sensing and IT Workshop.
• Provided technological solutions using machine learning and image processing; identified diseased cells from digital microscopic images, counted the number of vehicles on a road from high-resolution satellite imagery, & detected good and bad soybean seeds. Presented the results in top rated international conferences. 

Young Professional, Planning Commission of India

• Responsible for scrutiny of proposals submitted to the Socio Economic Research division.
• Understood the process of allocation of funds by Federal Government to various State Governments.