Univariety: India’s Largest Career Guidance and Alumni Management Platform
Jaideep Gupta | Founder & CEO | Univariety

It doesn’t matter whether one excelled academically or not. Every student has a unique ability and a set of skills that cannot be taken away.

What matters more is how well we can include the skill set of every student and focus on individual ability. Students need constant encouragement to be able to really build on their skills.

And, this approach can be systemically enhanced for every student through career counselling- an art of understanding the pain points of the students. It can guide the student with advice and roadmaps for a successful career.

Univariety, an Ed-tech company, established in the year 2011, has adopted this approach and is doing some phenomenal work. The organization addresses the gaps in career guidance for school students. It offers tech-enabled career guidance and alumni management solutions to schools. The four pillars of the organization are Counselling, Alumni Management, Psychometric Assessments & Research Tools, and University Guidance.

The Role Model

Jaideep Gupta, the Founder & CEO holds a Masters’s degree in Business Administration from the reputed Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. There, he was chosen for the prestigious Global Leadership Program in Finance & Strategy (FMP) by General Electric. But, his instincts drove him towards his passion to become an entrepreneur.

While studying in prestigious institutions like IIT, Kanpur, University of Michigan, and working in various education domains, Jaideep’s passion in the education sector grew more intense. This ultimately made him devote himself entirely to education and subsequently establish Univariety.

According to Jaideep’s comprehensive knowledge and general insight into education, “education is not an industry, it is a concept, a concept which has the power to impact the lives of millions of students, parents, and educators.”

With his persistence and determined focus, Univariety has emerged as a leading tech-based career guidance platform in India. Jaideep’s vision has provided access to Guidance and Counselling to thousands of students, counsellors, educators, and parents across India.

Jaideep has taken Guidance to students beyond metros and reached the deeper pockets of the country including tier 2 and tier 3 towns like Ghatsila in Jharkhand, Jammu, and Indore among hundreds of other cities. He strongly believes, “Access to Guidance is as fundamental as Education. Why should students in tier 2 and 3 cities not have access to world-class Career Guidance?”

Jaideep, under his leadership, has optimized the Univariety’s counselling function. He has delivered his best, partnering with global brands like UCLA Extension to provide Indian teachers access to the Global Career Counsellor certification.

Jaideep’s next brainchild of providing an Alumni Management and Engagement System to Schools has already found takers in some of India’s best schools. ‘The world’s greatest Learning Institutions like Harvard and IIT recognize that they are only as good as their Alumni. However, with regard to the Indian education scenario, Jaideep feels, “Indian schools need to recognize that their biggest success story is their Alumni who serve several key purposes other than fundraising.”

Metrics that Matter

Univariety creates post-school college planning systems within schools in India and abroad. It guides thousands of school students to plan their career.

The organization until now has created a strong network of over 4,00,000 connections throughout India. Its guidance solutions act as a comprehensive platform for 600+ premier schools and their students across India.

The organization has partnered with UCLA Extension endorsing its flagship ‘Global Career Counsellor’ certification for teachers, psychologists, and career counsellors. With this globally acclaimed certification, Univariety holds up a network of more than 5000 certified Global Career Counsellors. Read more here: https://www.globalcareercounsellor.com/

In the recognition of its inclusive efforts to guide the students, Univariety, in late 2017, received a funding of $1.9 mn from the Info Edge Group- India’s premier online classifieds company. In March 2020, Univariety raised $1.1 million from Info Edge. This is the second investment that Info Edge has made within two years.

Remarkably, Univariety with its media partner Fortune India and PwC, the process advisors, have conceptualized first of its kind certification, named ‘Future 50 Schools Shaping Success’.

The initiative aims to recognize the efforts put in by schools in crafting student careers and shaping their success in the advancing world. The initiative involves a transparent evaluation process. As a result, in its very first edition, the initiative witnessed engagement from over 600+ schools. Read more here: https://www.future50schools.com/

Leveraging Technology

Univariety is the largest and fastest-growing ed-tech company which has pioneered the use of technology in education, right from the level of schools.

Its team of expert counsellors guide the students through a virtual mode regardless of time and place.

Its services can be also accessed through a mobile app that contains tools that offer different functionalities in terms of guidance from counsellors and alumni. Learn more, https://www.univariety.com/app/guidance-solutions/personalized-counseling

Through effective career counselling and guidance, the organization has produced many jewels in its 9-year-long-journey. Its website, products.univariety.com helps in upskilling students, parents, counsellors and educators with a wide range of offerings. Students can choose the product that best suits their career interests and work towards their dream college and job.

A Unique Approach

It is important to make students mentally prepared and understand what it takes to lead a promising life. A platform, ‘Student journey’ is set to equip the students with skills that enable them to effortlessly crack entrance and other competitive examinations. Also, it aims to make the students employable to meet the global job market challenges. It helps them get admitted to reputed colleges and institutions across the country and abroad.

The process of career guidance at ‘Student journey’ differs for every grade as the journey of students of every grade is unique. Students are assessed by expert counsellors, psychometric tests & research tools, and through professional roadmaps.

Your questions about career options will be definitely answered, click here https://www.univariety.com/

A well planned and comprehensive approach to Career Guidance is only possible when all the stakeholders are equally committed and involved in the Career Planning process

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