Pradeep Gairola quits TIL, joins Meritnation as COO

11 Apr,2012

By A Correspondent

 

Pradeep Gairola, VP with Times Internet Ltd and Business Head of timesofindia.com has moved on to join Applect Learning Systems as COO. Applect runs meritnation.com which is a leader in the online school education space.

 

A turnaround specialist in the print and online media with over two decades of experience, Mr Gairola has worked with The Times of India group, Aptech Internet, Mid-Day, Ananda Bazar Patrika and more recently (since October 2008) with Times Internet Limited.

 

“I had a great innings at Times Internet,” he says. “The leadership team of TIL is outstanding and I have benefited tremendously from my stint with the company.” On his move to meritnation.com he says, “I am quite excited about the potential of the education sector in India. According to Technopak, the private education sector is estimated to reach US$ 70 billion by 2013 and US$ 115 billion by 2018. The team at Meritnation.com has built a solid foundation and it is well-placed to benefit from the education revolution that will sweep the country. It is great to be a part of the team that will touch lives of millions of students in India”.

 

Meritnation employs more than 125 people, with a large bias toward content creation. It was started in 2009 by IIM Bangalore 1996 batch-ers Pavan Chauhan (CEO) and Ritesh Hemrajani (Director).

 

Meritnation is part of the Naukri.com group and is headquarted in Delhi. It caters to the learning needs of students for Classes I-12 (K12) from CBSE, ICSE and leading state boards. Amongst pay sites in education in India, Meritnation is reported to be numero uno. It offers online and correspondence learning resources for Maths, Science, English, Hindi, Sanskrit and the Social Sciences.

 

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One response to “Pradeep Gairola quits TIL, joins Meritnation as COO”

  1. Anantha Krishnan says:

    Dear Pradeep,

    All the best for the new endeavour….Anantha…we worked at ABP

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