Advisors Team



M.J. Xavier is the founding director of Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi and currently holds the position of Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Karunya University, Coimbatore. With more than 25 years of professional experience in teaching, research, academic administration and industry, Prof. Xavier specializes in Marketing Research and Strategic Marketing. His book, Strategic Marketing, won the DMA-Escorts Award for the best Management Book of the Year 1999.



Dr Shreeranjan (IAS, Batch-1985) had long and distinguished career of 32 years in the Indian Administrative Service and held key positions of leadership in various departments and Ministries in both the State Government and Government of India. He also has to his credit for having contributed and authored several books, important reports, research publications relating to a large spectrum of topics including child development. Currently, he is Director, Eastern Regional Centre, of Institute for Human Development(IHD).



Vice-Chancellor of Amity University, Ranchi since 2016. He is an active research figure in the field of Quarkonium Physics and Computer Science, Quantum Computing, Social aspects of Education including Career & Skill Research. He became the second Vice Chancellor of Indus International University, Himachal Pradesh at the age of 46. He is best known for his discipline, Clarity of Educational goals and has been instrumental in institution building in Sikkim, West Bengal, Himachal and in Jharkhand.



Mr. G.K. Pillai, presently, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, of Walchandnagar Industries Limited, Pune, is an acclaimed management leader and is a well known name in both, the Public Sector and Private Sector industries. Mr Pillai has a total of 46+ years of professional experience and his area of operations has been in the manufacturing sector. He has steered some of the big names in the Industry; he was the Chief Executive of Fisher Sanmar Ltd. – An Emerson co. and thereafter was the Chairman and Managing Director of the Ranchi based PSU - Heavy Engineering Corporation (HEC) Limited. He was also the Chairman and Managing Director of the pioneer machine tools company – HMT Machine Tools Ltd.

Patrons Team



Mr. Jajodia is an eminent businessman based in Ranchi with forays of work involving real estate development, timber & more. He believes that giving back to society is an integral part of every business. He is the Joint Secretary of Jharkhand Timber Traders Association, trustee of Chinmay Seva Trust, secretary of Sewabharti Ranchi chapter, a member of the management committee of JSCA & FJCCI.



Rohit is an ethical hacker turned tech consultant who turned into a product designer who turned into a credit card security entrepreneur who turned into a thinker who turned into an investor cum full-time traveller who turned into a Blockchain entrepreneur. Rohit is the founder of Ranchi Mall, a blockchain incorporated entity. Rohit loves bootstrapping all his ventures believing bootstrapping provides maximum learning and fun. An avid traveller, Rohit has worked in all continents except Antarctica and has been to more than 120 countries.



Atul Agarwal is a technology visionary, blockchain entrepreneur and, iconoclast. An entrepreneur and investor, he is investing in TEDxKanke with the belief that ideas change the world and the best ideas need to find their best audience. In his entrepreneurial journey, Atul has operated business ventures in the field of Copper which is vital to the transformation of India, Europe, USA and Africa. Providing good quality home water to people is one of his passions. He has contributed to society by starting a book club, supporting Toastmasters, Rotary Club, & Business Networking through BNI.

Platinum Team



Debnath, Alumni of Ivy League, is an entrepreneur with core competence in technology and business. Engineer at 20, was a Commonwealth Scholar at a London University and an MBA in International He has commissioned more than 3500 Megawatt of power plant across India. In 2005, Debnath founded a NGO to give back to the under privileged communities of Jharkhand using solar power in the remote areas. After 20+ years in the US working as Principal Advisor for Fortune 500 Companies in Wall Street, Debnath brought his expertise to Ranchi in 2017 in the field of Solar Power and IT Services.



My company Raj Calciners pvt ltd and Taha Raj Processor Pvt Ltd has vision to provide total waste management services.The steps are Industrial waste then Municipal waste then bio-medical waste then electronic waste. We have already begun the journey with value addition of aluminum smelter waste ; where , we provide total solution. Our target in 2022 is to enter the petrochemical industry wastes.



Rajesh Kumar completed his executive MBA from Manipal Academy of higher education. A Running enthusiast has completed several marathons. Joined his 5 generation old legacy of opticals and has a keen interest in the different optical products and services. Worked hard to bring down the delivery time of spectacles from few days to few hours. Working under the name and style of Ashok H.B.Road,Ranchi.

Curator Team


Mr. Rajeev Kumar Gupta is the organizer and curator of TEDxKanke. Mr. Gupta aims to create awareness among the people of the city on the topics which impact our beliefs. Under his leadership, the team at IIM Ranchi had successfully organized TEDxIIMRanchi in the year 2012 and 2013 with themes “Catalyzing Change” and “Dream Dare Do” respectively. He was also actively involved in organizing the Leadership Summit at IIM Ranchi in the year 2012. His quest to bring knowledge for the people of the city did not stop here and in the year 2016, under the Govt. of Jharkhand he organized Gyaan Manthan which had approx 2000 attendees.

Current Team

Kanishka Poddar Gaurav Kumar Shubham Sharma Kanika Malhotra Bijendra Sharma Kailash Manjhi Priti Gupta C M Chugh Yuvraj Anand Shivangi Choudhary Pravin Rajgadia

Team 2020

Kanishka Poddar Rishabh Malik Nilay Baranwal Rashmi Saha Kanika Malhotra Bijendra Sharma Santosh Sharma Priti Gupta