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India's largest student empowerment network

THE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Meet the young and dynamic leadership team at Buddy4Study. Together, they bind the entire team to lead a single mission – Making scholarships accessible and empowering student community towards nation building.

  • Meet Our Leaders

Ashutosh Kumar Burnwal

Co-Founder & Director

Popularly known as the 'Scholarship man of India', Ashutosh founded Buddy4Study in the year 2011. Having closely experienced funding problems for his own education, he dedicated his life on this mission to help students facing financial difficulties. His passion and vision of impacting the lives of millions of students form the basis of all innovative products coming out from the organization’s armoury. Ashutosh is working towards expanding the universe of scholarships and encompass corporations, foundations, institutes and individuals in its fold to offer one-stop funding solution.
An alumnus of MERI, Kolkata and IMT-Ghaziabad, Ashutosh is also a prolific writer and has authored India's first scholarship book for students. He regularly contributes to leading publications such as The Hindu, Indian Express, Prabhat Khabar, etc.

Ashutosh Kumar Burnwal

Co-Founder & Director

Popularly known as the 'Scholarship man of India', Ashutosh founded Buddy4Study in the year 2011. Having closely experienced funding problems for his own education, he dedicated his life on this mission to help students facing financial difficulties. His passion and vision of impacting the lives of millions of students form the basis of all innovative products coming out from the organization’s armoury. Ashutosh is working towards expanding the universe of scholarships and encompass corporations, foundations, institutes and individuals in its fold to offer one-stop funding solution.
An alumnus of MERI, Kolkata and IMT-Ghaziabad, Ashutosh is also a prolific writer and has authored India's first scholarship book for students. He regularly contributes to leading publications such as The Hindu, Indian Express, Prabhat Khabar, etc.

Ashutosh Kumar Burnwal

Co-Founder & Director

Popularly known as the 'Scholarship man of India', Ashutosh founded Buddy4Study in the year 2011. Having closely experienced funding problems for his own education, he dedicated his life on this mission to help students facing financial difficulties. His passion and vision of impacting the lives of millions of students form the basis of all innovative products coming out from the organization’s armoury. Ashutosh is working towards expanding the universe of scholarships and encompass corporations, foundations, institutes and individuals in its fold to offer one-stop funding solution.
An alumnus of MERI, Kolkata and IMT-Ghaziabad, Ashutosh is also a prolific writer and has authored India's first scholarship book for students. He regularly contributes to leading publications such as The Hindu, Indian Express, Prabhat Khabar, etc.

Raj Kishor

Co-Founder & Director (Technology)

Technology is not helpful if it doesn't learn to dream your dream. The DNA of Buddy4Study, its scholarship search engine, has learnt this coveted attribute courtesy Raj. He is a man of coding and programming languages and makes complex systems simplify the process of scholarships match-making. A Software Engineer by profession, Raj has built Buddy4Study's portal from scratch and is constantly endeavouring to achieve technological milestones in this journey of Buddy4Study. His belief is that online platforms must keep evolving their user journey in line with the advancements in technology and changing user preferences.
He spends most of his holidays in travelling to hills and mountains!

Vijay Roy

Vice President-Customer Success Operations

His core strength lies in providing operational, implementation and strategic support to large scale projects. A former ‘Teach for India’ fellow and a management graduate from SPJIMR, Vijay is passionate about the development sector, especially the education domain. He spends his free time supporting education related causes and teachers’ development projects.
Vijay leads the Customer Success Strategy and Operations at Buddy4study. With the core belief that ‘customer success is our success’, Vijay ensures that every partner of Buddy4Study is happy and successful towards achieving their project goals. Prior to Buddy4study, he was leading the CSR strategy and partnerships for Sterlite Power and Group companies. Over the last 12 years of his professional journey, Vijay has been working towards understanding and solving the problems of both non-profit and for-profit companies.

Neha Agarwal

Chief Business Officer

An MBA graduate from IMT-Ghaziabad, Neha is responsible for building relationships and alliances with business goals. She also makes sure that commitment to the partners are fulfilled across scholarship, skilling and employee volunteering projects. Having worked as a business consultant with Mckinsey and Zinnov, Neha enjoys working on innovative, challenging ideas and leading them to implementation.
Buddy4Study provides a platform to explore, learn and innovate new things. She loves being associated with the social cause on which Buddy4Study is working for supporting students in their education. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling to different places and experience nature.

Ashish Jha

Chief Content Strategist

He is passionate about new/digital media and strongly believes that customised data/content supported by technology is the only effective way to create two-way engagement with young audience today. You can find him flipping through the political and international news and updates on start-up world in his free time.
A thorough communication professional with a strong background in online and print journalism; and marketing communication, Ashish has more than a decade of work experience in varied roles with multiple online education platforms and India’s premier news agency PTI. At Buddy4Study, he leads a young team of creative writers, researchers, digital enthusiasts and designers to keep the buddies of Buddy4Study engaged 24*7 with scholarship opportunities and career counselling.

V Karthik

Head-Finance

With more than one-and-a-half decade of experience in managing corporate Finance and Accounts, he is one of the key pillars of Buddy4Study. His hobby is to play with numbers, be it the equations of mathematics or statistics involved in churning out data from his financial Excel sheets. He boasts to be a part of the Buddy4Study mission that revolves around tangible numbers of calculating smiles, hopes and dreams. The journey of empowering the lives of millions of students in India has now become a part of his life as well.
When not playing with numbers, you can find him guiding students in his society and around his community.
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