With Srini Raghavan as CEO, EI Co-Founder to Focus on Science of Learning


Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Educational Initiatives Pvt Ltd. (EI) announced the appointment of Srinivasan (Srini) Raghavan as CEO with immediate effect. Founding Managing Director Sridhar Rajagopalan will take on the role of Executive Vice Chairman.

Since inception in 2001, EI has worked with K-10 students to achieve better learning outcomes in classrooms. EI has strived to thread a set of robust assessment products with personalized learning tools – all delivered within the framework of curricular norms. The outcome of learning is measured through application-oriented questions, to check whether the students have understood and internalized the core concepts.

Speaking about the development, EI co-founder Sridhar Rajagopalan said: “We are very happy to welcome Srini to EI. One of EI’s missions has been to bring in the best professionals in the world to work in a meaningful sector like education, focusing not just on growth or profitability but on making a genuine impact on student learning. Srini’s coming in as CEO will allow me to focus more on the research and product development aspects of EI’s work and helping build a new Science of Learning.”

Srini Raghavan is a technology strategist with executive leadership experience in building teams, business development, operations, growth management, change management and process improvement. He served as Managing Director in large corporates like Bally Technologies (NYSE: BYI) and Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH) following earlier stints at Cadence Design Systems and Pepsi. Srini started his career in the Indian Army where he served for six years and had the experience of operational as well as ceremonial duties.

Srini said, “I am very excited to be part of this tremendous opportunity to influence societal transformation. During the next decade, over 600 million children in India will go through schooling. The work done by EI will help children learn with understanding (rather than the common rote and spit-out culture) and that too in a scientific manner. This will create students who apply their knowledge effectively and throughout their lives, whatever may be their situation and in any environment. ”

Please write to Sugato Guha <sugato.guha@ei-india.com> for any clarifications or queries.

About Educational Initiatives:

Established in 2001 by three IIM Ahmedabad alumnii, Educational Initiatives Pvt. Ltd. (EI) is India’s leading school assessments and adaptive learning provider. Its products ASSET, Mindspark and Detailed Assessment are used by over 350,000 students from 1500 schools across India and abroad annually. EI also partners with State governments and international Foundations to conduct large scale assessments for government schools. EI’s research on the level of student learning has featured on the cover of national magazines and earned it a place in various national policy advisory boards. For further information please visit www.ei-india.com