India Education Market
Executive Program

Bangalore. 30 Sep – 4 Oct 2019. Five days of immersion in India’s Silicon Valley with the countries largest, most prestigious and fastest moving education institutions.

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Join a five-day intensive course in Bangalore bringing together education leaders and executives from around the world to explore the future of learning and gain an in-depth understanding of the world's largest education market.

Format: In Person – Full-Time Intensive
Dates: Monday 30 – Friday 4 October 2019
Location: Bangalore
Cohort: Maximum 30
Admissions. Rolling Offers
Application Deadline: 7 September
Program Fee: US$6,800

Program Agenda

The executive immersion program is five intense days designed to provide the executive cohort with the knowledge, ideas, insights and connections to gain an in-depth understanding of the world’s largest education market.

The curriculum combines practical sessions from industry experts and immersive field learning experiences that will see participants visit the boardrooms and innovation labs of India’s most prestigious education institutions, advanced classrooms and some of the world’s largest and fastest moving education technology companies.

The program is designed for senior leaders in education, government, technology and investment with the desire to rapidly understand the India education market, industry structure, trends, risks and opportunities.

30 September
Formal Education Market Deep Dive
• Economic and Education Market Overview
• Pre K and K12 Market Deep Dive
• Higher Education Market
Informal Education Market Deep Dive
• Adult Vocational & Upskilling Market
• Language Learning Market
• Testing and Test Prep Market
Traditional Dinner
• Expert Guests
1 October
Investing & Operating in India
• Education Investment Landscape
• Operations & Talent
• Legal & Regulatory
Field VisitsField Visits
2 October
Doing Business in India
• Operating in India
• Culture, Negotiation & Doing Business
India Strategy
• Building your India Strategy. Part 1
Cultural Immersion
3 October
Future of Education and Workforce Summit
VIP access to India’s leading global education executive summit. Invitation Only.
VIP Summit Dinner
4 October
India Strategy
• Build your India Strategy. Part 2
India Strategy
• Build your India Strategy. Part 3
Closing Session

Faculty and Experts


Sandeep Aneja

Managing Partner at Kaizen Private Equity

Anshul Arora

Anshul Arora

Co-Founder at Edvance Group

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Nikhil Barshikar

Managing Director at Imarticus Learning


Patrick Brothers

Managing Director at HolonIQ

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Namita Dalmia

Principal Investments - Omidyar Network

Jai Decosta

Jai Decosta

CEO at K12 Techno Services


Zishaan Hayath

Founder & CEO at

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Lakshmi Iyer

Executive Director & Head of Education, Sannam S4


Nirav Khambhati

Partner at Kaizen Private Equity


Vamsi Krishna

CEO & Co-Founder at Vedantu


Priya Krishnan

CEO at Founding Years


Roopa Kudva

Managing Director at Omidyar Network India


Krishna Kumar

CEO at Simplilearn


Mayank Kumar

Co-Founder & MD at upGrad

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Mohan Lakhamraju

Founder and CEO at Great Learning


Monica Kapadia Mehta

Executive Vice President, Wadhwani Entrepreneur at Wadhwani Foundation

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Prasad (Pram) Ram

Founder & CEO Gooru

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Maheshwer Peri

Founder & Chairman, CAREERS 360


Srini Raghavan

Educational Initiatives

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Ashish Rajpal

Founder at XSEED Education

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Manjeet Singh

CEO & Co-founder at Buddy4study


Maria Spies

Managing Director at HolonIQ

Key Benefits

In one week, the Executive Program cohort will build education market insights and global networks that most visiting foreigners take years to develop. Participants will learn critical fundamentals about India, the domestic and international student market, traditional and emerging education startups and giants as well as investment and advanced technology trends shaping the future of the global economy.

The Executive Program will see the inside of India’s most advanced education and technology institutions and hear from local education experts. As a cohort of approximately 30 dynamic education and innovation leaders from around the world, you will deepen your understanding and broaden your perspective of where, how and why education is changing in different markets.

Designed for Decision Makers

World Leading Faculty

Strategic, investment and academic faculty from leading universities and industry.

Data-Driven Insights

Gain in-depth knowledge of market dynamics and industry insights to guide decision making.

Local Experts

Build local relationships and learn the written and unwritten rules required to succeed in India.

Unicorns and Global Giants

Exclusive access inside India's growth companies, education giants and unicorns

Who should attend

The Executive Program is designed for education leaders, entrepreneurs and investors who need to understand India and the role it will play in the future of education.


CEOs, Presidents & VP's, Vice Chancellors, Deans, Int'l Ed. & Ed. Strategy/Development Executives.


National, State Ministers, Education Dept. Heads, Economic Dvlp Execs, Ed. Dept. Innovation & Tech Leads.


CIOs, Tech. CEOs & Business Dvlp Heads, EdTech Founders and Business Dvlp and R&D Executives.


Venture Capital, Foundations and Family Offices, Private Equity, Capital Markets, M&A Advisors.

Who You'll Meet

Faculty and Presenters

Faculty and Presenters on the program are deep subject matter experts in education, technology, policy, market dynamics, business development, market entry and investment in the Indian context.  Participants will benefit from an impressive array of speakers, including leading academics, investors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, and world-class experts.

Global EP Cohort
When you attend the Executive Program, you will be part of a cohort of 30 dynamic education and innovation leaders from around the world who will deepen your understanding and broaden your perspective of how education is changing around the world.

The cohort will be made up of HE and K-12 Leaders, CEOs, CTOs, R&D leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, government officials, regulators, and thought leaders. The people that you will meet during the Executive Program represent the future of their industries and countries, and are working on projects that have the potential to reshape the way the world works.

India Education Teams
Program participants will meet leaders and innovators in India’s education market and their teams who host EP participants at their campus, headquarters or boardroom. From CEO’s to international development teams, investors, entrepreneurs and consultants, participants will have unique access to those who are operating in India’s education market. Formal and informal settings on the Program provide many opportunities to make meaningful connections.

More Information?

The India Immersion Executive Program offers an accelerated learning experience and unique opportunity to build a global network of like-minded peers. The Program brings together HolonIQ’s global education insights, local education expertise and India’s most exciting education innovation companies. Connect with a Program Advisor about your objectives for India.

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Executive Program FAQ

The Executive Program includes:
EP Tuition and Program Materials
Site visits and Organised Events
Most meals through the program.
Transport for Program activities, including airport pick up / drop off;
Pre- and in- Program logistical support

The Executive Program does not include:
Airfare to/from Bangalore
Visa costs
Hotel Accommodation (Preferred accomodation at discounted rates will be provided)

Applications are considered on the basis of the fit between the Program and the applicant’s experience and seniority, objectives for the program and ability to contribute to the cohort. The overall diversity of the cohort is also taken into account.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis and will be assessed within 10 working days of receipt.

Each application will be assessed individually. However, should 2 or more people from the same organisation be accepted onto the program, a group discount will be applied.

Favorable rates at a 5-star hotel in a district convenient to the EP will be negotiated for Program participants.

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