Saturday, November 13, 2010

S. Giridharan

S. Giridharan, Chairman and CEO, EdServ SoftSystems
September 23, 2009, 9.15 am
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Murali said...

S. Giridharan, Chairman and CEO, EdServ SoftSystems

Giridharan is the founder Chairman and CEO of EdServ ( NSE: EdServ) the 4th generation education and placement company that went public earlier this year. Girdharan has over 2 decades experience in the IT industry, out of which 16 years have been in the Education & Training industry.

Giridharan played a significant role in promoting SSI in its early years as a leading IT Education brand (1992-97) in India. He then went on to promote Radiant Software (1997) as an education brand, that later became a pioneer in Oracle DBA and J2EE training.

He also invented a permanent solution to combat and prevent piracy in feature films, a solution that was accredited and accepted by South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce (2003) as a feasible solution to prevent piracy in films.

He has been the principal IT consultant for Seshasayee Paper & Boards Limited for over 9 years.

Giridharan graduated in Electronics and Communication Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. He also holds a PG programming certification from IISc., Bangalore and a M.S. degree in Systems & Information from BITS, Pilani.
Chennai based EdServ is India’s first 4th generation education and placement company with a vision to bring a better education ecosystem. EdServ uses technology to efficiently synchronize manpower demand and supply both in terms of numbers as well as skill requirements. The company provides an integrated end-to-end solution from manpower development to deployment in a seamless partner-driven network.

EdServ’s recently launched EdCademy off-campus Assessment Engine is an e-learning based assessment framework and targets around 4 lakhs students of Anna University affiliated colleges to help them pass their semester exams easily.EdServ has provided exam and job related services to over 10,000 students.

Earlier this month, EdServ announced its foray into the School segment in 3 stages, where by it will implement and incorporate the Industry Demand Alignment (IDEA), a trademarked education paradigm of EdServ, to support and guide every student from K-12 to careers in a Progressive Education Model.

Last month, the company signed a MOU with Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli for a joint eLearning Certification diploma programme.

EdServ is present in TN and AP and has over 200 EdCenters.

The company ended FY09 with revenues of Rs.8.44 crores and Net Profit of Rs.3.69 crores. EdServ is listed on the BSE and NSE.

Anonymous said...

EdServ’‘VIDHYADHANA’ Academy to provide fun filled learning
Academy to improve the quality of schools, teachers’ skills and students’ academic performance

EdServ has launched VIDHYADHANA, an Academy of Excellence in K-12 for schools that encompasses fun-filled learning for primary-secondary education.

EdServ will also implement multimedia and animation based games that will create interest and skill-sets for students in tough subjects at school, thus facilitating quicker learning and easier understanding of subjects at primary level.

Vidhyadhana Academy will enter into a 5year renewable Joint Venture with owners of schools, whereby the company will adopt the existing schools along with the management and students.

Features of JV

School owners to get an upfront interest-free refundable deposit & a share in the School’s revenue
Assured profitability to school owners
Academy to invest Rs.15-20lakhs on tech tools and systems
Academy to improve the quality of schools, teachers’ skills and the academic performance of students

Vidhyadhana Academy will invest in Technology enabled EdLabs, LCD TVs for all class rooms, introduce Smart Learning tools and Internet connectivity with video conferencing facilities in every school.

S. Giridharan, CEO, EdServ said “We believe learning is incomplete without a metrics and assessment model. The ‘Vidhyadhana Academy’ education model is an integrated learning model - a hybrid of manual and automated learning system- with the metrics entirely automated and the outcome of the assessment being ploughed back to learning systems in order to achieve the individual student learning progress. Thus, more than just an academic subject wise learning, we will bring a progressive learning model that seeds the career of each student to his individual interest and traits. Based on our study, we are of the view that this can happen as early as 6th or 7th standard.”

On the vision for Vidhyadhana, Giridharan said, “Our long term plan is to implement our IDEA (Industry Demand Alignment) based education programme at the primary education level so as to seed careers at a young age in students and to map each student to their apt ‘Career based Group’ of subjects and UG programmes as they move up to higher secondary education.”