Our Story

Founded in 2023 by INSEAD and IIM alumni, edept is a startup in higher education which enables universities and institutes to offer differentiated industry-led degree and certification programs in new-age courses to drive better employability outcomes for young graduates.


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Who are we?

edept is your pathway to a successful career.

We offer industry-focused postgraduate courses in collaboration with top Indian universities and leading industries. Our primary focus is on ensuring your employability, with an emphasis on practical experience and mentorship from real-world experts. 

What we do

We’re here to guide you, helping you turn your career aspirations into reality.

Why edept

With edept, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge needed to carve your own path in the professional world.

Our Vision

To empower students in India with global opportunities, fostering academic excellence, and building a bridge between industry and academia through our growth centric programs, transforming them into global citizens with the skills and knowledge to thrive in a diverse, interconnected world.

Our Mission

At edept, we are committed to:

Guiding Aspirations with Affordability : Empower Indian students to pursue affordable international education by offering comprehensive counseling, mentorship, and resources for studying abroad.

Building Lifelong Learning: Promote lifelong learning through flexible, accessible, and job-relevant graduation courses that prepare students for the dynamic global job market.

Fostering Cultural Exchange: Facilitate cultural exchange and international internships, preparing students to be global citizens.

Enriching Higher Education: Elevate the quality of higher education by collaborating with renowned universities and delivering innovative, industry-aligned programs.

Creating a Global Network: Facilitate partnerships with prestigious international institutions and create a global network of knowledge-sharing and opportunities for our students.

Driving Innovation: Embrace technology and pedagogical advancements to deliver cutting-edge educational solutions and ensure our students are future-ready.

Our Team 

Gaurv Bhatia


Chief Executive Officer

After his BE in Computer Engineering from University of Mumbai, Gaurv pursued his MBA at INSEAD in 2011. With extensive experience in health care, education and information services sector, he has worked across APAC, Middle East & Europe in recent years he was CEO at RISE and CBO at Leverage Edu

Puneet Saxena


International Partnerships, Product & Finance

Puneet has 15 years of experience in the SaaS tech industry, spanning across business development, PE investment, corporate development, and product management. Previously, he was the Head of investment & BD Asia at Prytek. He holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from IIM Lucknow and is a CFA charter holder

Devendra Nagle


Marketing Strategy & Student Acquisition 

Devendra is a B.Tech in Computer Science and holds an MBA from IIM Bangalore. He has more than a decade of experience with stints at Google, India Today and Hindustan Times. Recently he was leading marketing function as VP Marketing at RISE

Reema Limbad

Career Service & Student Support

Reema Limbad is a seasoned professional in the field of Corporate Relations and Training, with over 20 years of experience in managing partnerships & collaborations between educational institutions & industry. She has previously worked with other renowned establishments like FLAME Univ, Sinhgad, RIIM etc. Reema specialises in creating and implementing strategies to foster mutually beneficial relationships industry & academia

Kirtiga Iyer

Brand Strategy & Offline Marketing

Kirtiga has a Bachelor’s in Mass Media (Advertising) and Masters in Management Studies (Marketing) from Mumbai University. She has more than a decade’s experience in the FMCG sector with stints at HDFC Bank. Sula Vineyards and White Owl. Recently she was heading events and brand at RISE

Deepna Arora

 University Partnerships (India)

Deepna holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Punjab University, Chandigarh. She has worked in research, automobiles, fashion, and edtech with organisations such as FICCI, CII, and LeverageEdu. With over a decade of experience, Deepna was recently heading Partnerships at RISE

Ayushika Sen

Student Acquisition

With an Engineering background from Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Ayushika has worked at RISE & Leverage Edu, where she led the Sales stacks for fast moving products along with managing CRM