- The Univariety journey begins
- Partnered with 100+ schools
- Collaborated with UCLA Extension to introduce the Global Career Counsellor Program in India
- Conducted University Guidance Conference and Future 50 Schools Shaping Success conference for educators in association with South Asia IB Schools Association (IB Schools) and Members of International Schools Association (CAIE Schools)
- Became a proud addition to the Info Edge (India) Private Limited family
- Launched ‘Future 50 Schools Shaping Success' in association with Fortune India magazine
- Partnered with 350+ schools and universities
- Received the ‘Best Career Guidance Company of the Year’ award at the EdTech Review 2020 awards
There is no passion to be found playing small in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.- Nelson Mandela
The Univariety Story
Mr. Jaideep Gupta
Founder & CEO, Univariety
It all started with the Founder, Jaideep Gupta’s personal experience of moving from the United States to India. While there was a stark change in the education system, there was also a scarcity of guidance resources. Career guidance or professional counselling was never an option or even a thought back in the day. There were only three to four career options available or even known to people.
Jaideep’s vision to become the first-hand provider of career guidance solutions for school children gave birth to Univariety in 2015. Starting with career guidance programs for a couple of schools, Univariety gradually partnered with 100+ schools within a year.
Today, Univariety stands as India's leading career guidance and alumni management platform for progressive schools to develop their own assets to set up a world-class career and college guidance system.
We help students make well-informed and better-suited career choices that help them achieve their potential. Univariety’s system also provides college admission guidance to students and facilitates alumni engagement for schools.
Univariety has served over 350+ schools in the country, such as Oakridge International Schools, Ryan International Schools, Podar International Schools, Assam Valley School, Hyderabad Public School, Christ Junior College, Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya, TIPS, and more.
Our mission is to provide world-class guidance solutions to students, parents, schools, universities and counsellors and foster continuous learning within our ecosystem.
Mr. Shomie Ranjan Das
Member - Board of Advisors, Education Consultant; Former Headmaster - The Doon School, Dehradun; Mayo College, Ajmer; and Lawrence School, Sanawar
With a career span of more than 50 years in the field of education, Mr. Das has worn many hats. He has served as the Headmaster of The Doon School, Mayo College, Lawrence School Sanawar and the Head of Physics Department of Gordonstoun School, Scotland. Currently an advisor and consultant to multiple schools across the world, Mr. Das was also the tutor to HRH Prince Charles in 1963.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.- Aristotle
Meet the Team
Oindrilla joins us as the Chief Operating Officer with 17+ years of experience in investment management at companies like Prudential, Goldman Sachs and Citibank across Asia. With a keen eye for processes and developing new channels for business, Oindrilla also leads Operations at Univariety. She enjoys gardening and painting in her free time.
Chief Operating Officer
Anupam has 10+ years of experience in IT services management, product management and solutions consulting. He has worked with successful Ed-Tech start-ups like Careers360, NoPaperForms and Leverage Edu. When he is not writing product stories and PRDs, he likes to write short stories and compose poetry. He loves to travel and is a movie buff.
VP - Product
Praveen holds 12+ years of experience in UI/UX design. He has worked with companies like Vsplash and LDA Luma Design Arts. His passion for art and design is peppered throughout his work at Univariety. When he is not designing, he loves to paint, watch horror movies and listen to music.
VP - UI/UX Design
Ann has 14+ years of experience in strategy, business development and marketing across various sectors like FMCG, Edtech and IT. She has worked with companies like Asian Paints, Infosys and Asahi India Glass Ltd. At Univariety, she leads institutional partnerships across strategic accounts and creates effective solutions using her cross industry perspectives. She’s got a keen interest in art and loves to travel.
VP - Sales
Backed by Info Edge (India) Private Limited
Univariety is a proud addition to the company’s robust portfolio which includes leading companies.
Info Edge deeply understands the Indian consumer internet domain. Starting with a classified recruitment online business, naukri.com, Info Edge has grown rapidly, setting benchmarks as a pioneer for others to follow.
Driven by innovation, creativity, a powerful leadership team and a robust culture of entrepreneurship, today, Info Edge is India’s premier online classifieds company in recruitment, matrimony, real estate, education and related services.
The Univariety Culture
What do we do?
Univariety is a blended career guidance platform for students. Headquartered in Hyderabad, India, we are an enterprising team of 100+ across India driven by one single mission: Make Career Guidance Mainstream in Educational Institutions.
Univariety's unique guidance platform offers educational institutions an unparalleled service experience in the form of a comprehensive career and college guidance solution for students, counsellors, parents and school/university management.
Our Guidance Philosophy
Is Math optional for your students? How about English? No…? Then why Career Guidance?
At Univariety, we do not look at career guidance as an optional activity which then becomes a last-minute stress-inducing decision. We look at career guidance as a journey that a student needs to make from middle school — starting with a psychometric test, and followed by timely guidance from parents, teachers, counsellors, alumni and the school management itself.
Career Guidance is an integral part of mainstream education. We believe that every progressive school in the country must strive to provide a comprehensive guidance experience to all its students.
Why we do?
In 2015, a small group of people in varied careers asked themselves, “Why do we do what we do?” Was it interest, ability, peer pressure, family, or just their marksheets that had dictated what they had decided to call a career? For most, it was little to do with interest and more to do with everything else.
That question changed everything. Perhaps it was too late for them to go back in time, but they saw an opportunity to ensure that succeeding generations had a convincing answer to the question, “Why do we do what we do?”
Univariety was born to help students be better equipped to make informed career choices. Because proper career planning matters more than anything else. Students that are self-assured and have ample guidance are better equipped to make choices that are aligned to their personality, interest and ability. This ensures lesser stress and a better future.
Awards and Recognition
Best in Class Career Guidance Provider at the ET NOW Business Leader of the Year 2020 awards.
Mr. Jaideep GuptaFounder & CEO - Univariety
Edutech Leader Award at the ET NOW Business Leader of the Year 2020 awards.
Best Career Guidance Company of the Year award at the EdTech Review 2020 awards.
The Path Ahead
With our belief in “We win when you win”, Univariety’s mission is to set students on the right path by encouraging strong participation from parents, schools, universities, alumni and counsellors.
Our plan for the path ahead is to strengthen this ecosystem by collaborating with global brands for effective academic and non-academic programs and products to provide students a great college portfolio.
Univariety’s alumni and counsellor network brings in the x-factor for a student’s success. By merging an alumni experience with a counsellor’s expertise, we aim to provide personalised and expert guidance to students.
In the coming years, Univariety aspires to partner with over 1000 schools and 250 universities and transform over 10,000 individuals into career counsellors.
With a view of global expansion, the company envisions to be one of the top guidance solution providers Pan-Asia.