Background

 

Career Launcher (a part of CL Educate Ltd) focuses on diverse segments of learners across multiple age groups. Led by a team of highly qualified professionals, including IIT-IIM alumni, with a passion for excellence in education, Career Launcher has been focusing on shaping the lives & careers of students during the 25 years of its existence. 

At Career Launcher, we 'enable individuals to realize their potential and make their career dreams come true'. This is our core ideology, which is firmly grounded in our focus on academic excellence, technological innovation, and domain expertise that we have built since our inception. 

As on March 2020, we had 250+ test-prep centers spread across 115+ cities in India. As part of our global expansion, we also have centers operational in Dubai and Oman.

 


Highlights of CL Educate*

Test Preparation

Network of 200 test prep centers in 100 cities throughout India with 50,767 students enrolled.

Vocational Training

Vocational training courses, recruitment services, and training and management services for government project.

Publishing and Content Development

2,392 titles with 0.52 million copies sold.

(* As on September 30, 2017 )

Timeline of CL Educate
1996:
a). Incorporation of our Company
b). Acquisition of all assets and liabilities of The Career Launcher
2000:
a). Acquisition of intellectual property of KITS
b). Acquisition of business of Professionals Online Private Limited
2001:
a). Acquisition of business and intellectual property of Compassbox.com Global Solutions Limited
b). Acquisition of business of Paragon Classes
2004:
a). Acquisition of business of LST
b). Acquisition of business and intellectual property of ARC
c). Acquisition of business of Lohana Test Series
2005:
a). Opening of our first Indus World School
b). Invested in Career Launcher USA Inc. which became a subsidiary of our Company
2007: Equity investment by GPE (India) Limited and Gaja Trustee Company Private Limited (as trustee for Gaja Capital India Fund-I) 2008: Entered into vocational training segment through acquisition of Kestone 2011: Entered into publication business and content development through acquisition of GKP 2012: Discontinuation of Indus World School of Business 2013: Divested from Career Launcher USA Inc. 2014: Equity investment by Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited 2015:
a). Increased our equity shareholding in CLEIS
b). Acquisition of 51% stake in Accendere which became a subsidiary of our Company
2017:
a). Listed on BSE & NSE via IPO
b). Completes 100% acquisition in Accendere
c). Divestment of business of operating Pre-Schools & management services for K-12 schools
d). Acquired ETEN – Pearson's CA & IAS Test Prep

CL Founders

Satya Narayanan R
Satya Narayanan. R, Chairman, CL Educate Ltd.

Aged 46 years, he is our Chairman and Executive Director. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer sciences from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi and a post graduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has over 20 years of experience in the education sector and has been a Director on our Board since incorporation and was last re-appointed as an Executive Director of our Company with effect from April 1, 2014. He has completed the program 'human interaction laboratory' from the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioural Sciences and has received various awards, including the KaramveerPuraskar in 2009-10 by iCONGO and the Most Promising Entrepreneur Award in the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2009. Connect with Satya on his blog http://www.satyaspeaks.com/

Gautam Puri
Gautam Puri, Vice Chairman & MD, CL Educate Ltd.

Aged 52 years, he is our Vice Chairman and Managing Director. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh and a post graduate diploma in management administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has over 20 years of experience in the education sector and has been a Director on our Board since incorporation and was last re-appointed as the Vice Chairman and Managing Director with effect from April 1, 2014. Connect with GautamPuri on his blog http://www.gpkafunda.com

R.Sreenivasan
Sreenivasan .R, Chief Customer Officer (CCO)

Aged 51 years, he is the Chief Customer Officer of the CL group and an employee of CL Media. He holds a bachelor's degree in science from Meerut University, a master's degree in technology from the JawaharLal Nehru University, New Delhi and a master's degree in business administration from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has more than 15 years of experience in the education sector and has been associated with our company since 2000, holding various designations

R.Shiva Kumar
R. Shiva Kumar, Chief Academic Officer (CAO)

Aged 45 years, he is also a whole-time director on the board of directors of CL Media and also the Chief Academic Officer of the CL group. He holds a bachelor’s degree in technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a master’s degree in management from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata. He has more than 18 years of experience in the private education sector and has been associated with our Company since 1997, holding various designations.

Nikhil Mahajan
Nikhil Mahajan, Executive Director & CFO, CL Educate Ltd.

Aged 45 years, he is our Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer. He holds a bachelor'sdegree in electrical engineering from Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi and a post graduate diploma in management administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has over 18 years of experience in the field of finance and the education sector. He joined our Board on October 12, 2001 and was last re-appointed as a whole-time director with effect from April 1, 2014.

Sujit Bhattacharyya
Sujit Bhattacharya, Chief Digital Officer (CDO)

Aged 50 years, he is the Chief Digital Officer of the CL group. He holds a bachelor of technology degree in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and a post graduate diploma in management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has more than 15 years of experience in the education sector. He has been involved with our Company since 2001, holding various designations and joined CLEIS in March 2008. Prior to his association with our Company, he worked with Wipro and Dharma Systems.