About

Smart Institute Pvt. Ltd is an education company which provides employment-oriented courses via online apps and offline learning centers. Diplomas & Degrees are offered in areas like Management, Banking, Finance, Real Estate, Digital Marketing, Media, etc.

Smart Institute is promoted by members of the Shahani Group, which has been part of the education sector for more than six decades & are on the management of 28 iconic colleges in Mumbai.

Initiatives

Smart Institute has four main initiatives

ask.CAREERS
This offers a range of mobile apps that offer online job-oriented courses across various industry sectors. Most of these online courses give students job placement opportunities via our Ask Talent Services division.
TSCFM
Courses are offered via a blended learning model in offline learning centres using the brand name Thadomal Shahani Centre For Management (TSCFM) across India. TSCFM’s main campus is located in Mumbai.
Ask Talent Services
ATS is an innovative recruitment firm for entry level job placement. It uses an Artificial Intelligence driven system that combines behavioral neuroscience and data analytics to identify each graduate’s attitude, skills and knowledge using our proprietary A.S.K. Benchmarks framework & matches them to the right job.
SAGE Foundation
Shahani Academic & Global Empowerment Foundation (SAGE) is the non-profit arm of Smart Institute that trains underprivileged youth to gain high paying white collar entry level jobs using grants from Indian and International funders.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Maya Shahani
Maya Shahani
Chairperson

From the very beginning Ms. Shahani’s vision has been to build strong ethical and heart centric business leaders. Along with her work in education, she has been deeply involved in charity work, which has been recognized by The Bill Clinton Global Initiative. She works closely with the United Nations, the Global Dialogue Foundation (Australia) & the Cancer Patients Aid Association. She has received several awards in recognition of her work, including the Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Ethical Practices & the Extraordinary Lives Award from XL Foundation. She has also featured in the film ‘Dreamcatchers’; which showcasing people who have led transformational lives.

Dr. Akhil Shahani
Dr. Akhil Shahani
Group Chief Executive Officer

An MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and Doctorate in Education from the University of Liverpool, Akhil is trying to bring international methods of education to India through the group’s various initiatives. He believes that quality education involves not only academic learning but also developing one’s network, personality, and values. He is also involved with Kaizen Private Equity, which invests in education and also mentors young entrepreneurs in his spare time. He has received many awards for his work in the education sector like the PIMR Award for Outstanding Educationist, Bharat Shiromani Award, the Bharat Gaurav Award and the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award including mentions in notable educational journals.

Amit Sharma
Amit Sharma
Group Chief Operating Officer

Twenty years experience creating successful e-learning teams across the world. Handled global projects for United Nations and Fortune 500 firms, like Microsoft & Capita. A Certified Project Manager from PMI Institute with a Post Graduate Diploma in Media

Chaitali Choudhury
Chaitali Choudhury
VP Content

Chaitali has over 20 years of experience in creating compelling and engaging learning interventions for clients across the corporate and higher education worlds. She is a quality-oriented professional, who is driven by challenges and is passionate about developing and managing solutions with focus on learner success and feasibility. Over the course of her career, she has also acquired competencies in training need analysis and measuring learning effectiveness.

Maya Shahani
Maya Shahani
Chairperson

From the very beginning Ms. Shahani’s vision has been to build strong ethical and heart centric business leaders. Along with her work in education, she has been deeply involved in charity work, which has been recognized by The Bill Clinton Global Initiative. She works closely with the United Nations, the Global Dialogue Foundation (Australia) & the Cancer Patients Aid Association. She has received several awards in recognition of her work, including the Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Ethical Practices & the Extraordinary Lives Award from XL Foundation. She has also featured in the film ‘Dreamcatchers’; which showcasing people who have led transformational lives.

Dr. Akhil Shahani
Dr. Akhil Shahani
Group Chief Executive Officer

An MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and Doctorate in Education from the University of Liverpool, Akhil is trying to bring international methods of education to India through the group’s various initiatives. He believes that quality education involves not only academic learning but also developing one’s network, personality, and values. He is also involved with Kaizen Private Equity, which invests in education and also mentors young entrepreneurs in his spare time. He has received many awards for his work in the education sector like the PIMR Award for Outstanding Educationist, Bharat Shiromani Award, the Bharat Gaurav Award and the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award including mentions in notable educational journals.

Amit Sharma
Amit Sharma
Group Chief Operating Officer

Twenty years experience creating successful e-learning teams across the world. Handled global projects for United Nations and Fortune 500 firms, like Microsoft & Capita. A Certified Project Manager from PMI Institute with a Post Graduate Diploma in Media

Chaitali Choudhury
Chaitali Choudhury
VP Content

Chaitali has over 20 years of experience in creating compelling and engaging learning interventions for clients across the corporate and higher education worlds. She is a quality-oriented professional, who is driven by challenges and is passionate about developing and managing solutions with focus on learner success and feasibility. Over the course of her career, she has also acquired competencies in training need analysis and measuring learning effectiveness.

BOARD OF ADVISORS

Vikas Kumar
Vikas Kumar
Chief Technical Architect

Vikas has over sixteen years of experience in the software industry with the majority of it as a CTO of Brainvisa which he founded along with his partners in 2000. After having exited Brainvisa he has been investing and working with various start-ups in various domains.

P. R. Ramesh
P. R. Ramesh

P.R. Ramesh is the chairman of Deloitte Haskins & Sells in India and has over 33 years of professional experience.

Ranjit Shahani
Ranjit Shahani

He's the Vice Chairman of, Novartis India Limited and is a graduate of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and MBA from Bombay University.

Dr. Bhaskar Das
Dr. Bhaskar Das

Dr. Bhaskar Das is the CEO of Essel Group which owns Zee News and Zee Business channels through Zee News Ltd.

Vijay Mansukhani
Vijay Mansukhani

With over 32 years of experience, Vijay Mansukhani is currently the co-founder and managing director of Onida.

M. K. Anand
M. K. Anand

M K Anand is currently Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Times Television Network.

Ronil Sujan
Ronil Sujan
Ex-MD Rabo Bank, Asia Pacific

Ronil runs his proprietary investment fund, Raaga Holdings out of Singapore. He has over 20 years’ experience across India, Asia and the USA. In the last seven of his fourteen years with the Rabobank Group, Ronil was the Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking Asia-Pacific at Rabobank International. He was on the Board and Global Exco of the global JV with NM Rothschilds.

Devan Kampani
Devan Kampani
MD, JM Financial Investment Banking

An MBA from New York University, Devan has been a senior member of the JM Financial group over the last 20 years and has worked on many prominent M&A deals. He has a deep interest in education as is also on the advisory board of a well-known international school in Mumbai.

Satyam Kumar
Satyam Kumar
Executive Director at LoanTap

Satyam is the Executive Director at LoanTap Financial Technologies. He has over 17 Years of experience in Key Account Management, Product Development, Multi-Cultural Team Handling and Building Business from scratch. He has successfully transited from MNCs to Domestic Institutions and top Indian brands to smaller / lesser known organizations.

Vikas Kumar
Vikas Kumar
Chief Technical Architect

Vikas has over sixteen years of experience in the software industry with the majority of it as a CTO of Brainvisa which he founded along with his partners in 2000. After having exited Brainvisa he has been investing and working with various start-ups in various domains.

P. R. Ramesh
P. R. Ramesh

P.R. Ramesh is the chairman of Deloitte Haskins & Sells in India and has over 33 years of professional experience.

Ranjit Shahani
Ranjit Shahani

He's the Vice Chairman of, Novartis India Limited and is a graduate of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and MBA from Bombay University.

Dr. Bhaskar Das
Dr. Bhaskar Das

Dr. Bhaskar Das is the CEO of Essel Group which owns Zee News and Zee Business channels through Zee News Ltd.

Vijay Mansukhani
Vijay Mansukhani

With over 32 years of experience, Vijay Mansukhani is currently the co-founder and managing director of Onida.

M. K. Anand
M. K. Anand

M K Anand is currently Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Times Television Network.

Ronil Sujan
Ronil Sujan
Ex-MD Rabo Bank, Asia Pacific

Ronil runs his proprietary investment fund, Raaga Holdings out of Singapore. He has over 20 years’ experience across India, Asia and the USA. In the last seven of his fourteen years with the Rabobank Group, Ronil was the Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking Asia-Pacific at Rabobank International. He was on the Board and Global Exco of the global JV with NM Rothschilds.

Devan Kampani
Devan Kampani
MD, JM Financial Investment Banking

An MBA from New York University, Devan has been a senior member of the JM Financial group over the last 20 years and has worked on many prominent M&A deals. He has a deep interest in education as is also on the advisory board of a well-known international school in Mumbai.

Satyam Kumar
Satyam Kumar
Executive Director at LoanTap

Satyam is the Executive Director at LoanTap Financial Technologies. He has over 17 Years of experience in Key Account Management, Product Development, Multi-Cultural Team Handling and Building Business from scratch. He has successfully transited from MNCs to Domestic Institutions and top Indian brands to smaller / lesser known organizations.

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