Global Discovery Academy Pvt Ltd

  • Vadodara, India
  • Education

Highly scalable School of Tomorrow for India based on a differentiated Roadmap to My Dreams platform

Founded:
2009
Market:
B2C

Startup Video

Featured

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GDA COO Mr Vinesh Menon's interview featured | Digital Learning India - ELETS

Nov 24, 2015

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Global Discovery School Campaign cover | Digital Learning India - ELETS

Nov 24, 2015

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Global Discovery School , Bhopal celebrated Annual Day | Hindustan Times

Nov 11, 2015

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Global Discovery School , Bhopal celebrated Diwali and Sports Day | Patrika

Nov 10, 2015

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Winners of the Tech Launchpad competition announced by Global Discovery Academy, Gujarat | Free Press Gujarat

Jul 26, 2015

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Winners of the Tech Launchpad competition announced by Global Discovery Academy | Satya Swadesh, Jalandhar

Jul 21, 2015

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Global Discovery Academy participates in Lokmat Seminar | -

Apr 13, 2015

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Global Discovery School inaugurated in Malsian , Punjab | Aj ki Awaz

Apr 13, 2015

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Global Discovery School inaugurated in Bhopal | Dainik Jagaran

Dec 12, 2014

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Global Discovery School inaugurated in Rampura Phul | Amar Ujala

Dec 12, 2014

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Global Discovery School organizes a cultural festival | Gujarat Samachar

Sep 20, 2014

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Global Discovery School inaugurated in Bhopal | Hindustan Times

Jun 10, 2014

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Parent Orientation Program in Global Discovery School | Nayi Duniya

Apr 23, 2014

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Parent Orientation Program in Global Discovery School | Dainik Bhaskar

Apr 23, 2014

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Global Discovery School inaugurated in Bhopal | -Nayi Duniya

Apr 14, 2014

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Global Discovery School organizes career compass workshop in Bhopal | Patrika

Mar 29, 2014

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Global Discovery School student excels in English Olympiad | Divya Bhaskar, Gujarat

Mar 14, 2014

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GDA COO Mr Vinesh Menon chairs the Thought Leaders Panel at the World Education Summit | ELETS

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Digital coverage of the World Education Summit | -

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GDA COO Mr Vinesh Menon's interview featured | Digital Learning India - ELETS


Founded

Dec

2009

New Product Release

Road Map to My Dreams - a Unique program that reduces the detours for a student

Dec

2010

New Product Release

Integration of 460+ aHa ways of learning in the pedagogy

Feb

2011

Customer

1st day of the 1st Global Discovery School

Jun

Customer

marketing for 1st showcase school in India launched at sevasi baroda

Jun

2012

New Product Release

Learning Space Design for tier-I cities launched

Jan

2013

New Product Release

Discovery Launchpad - a platform to realize young dreams

Aug

New Team Member

Mr Murali Krishna Mullapudi takes charge as Head - Human Resources

Sep

Media Coverage

GDA in Limca Book of Records for India's first Android App making competition

Oct

New Product Release

Eagle Bridge

Nov

New Product Release

LSD 4.0 (Learning Space Design) & Boat Deck launched for School in Bhopal

Jan

2014

New Product Release

Regional customization of Online Pedagogy Event Calendar ,

Apr

New Team Member

Mr Vinesh Menon takes charge as the Chief Operating Officer

May

New Product Release

Launched Eco Club for students nationwide

Jul

New Product Release

Introduced Design for change Club @ GDS for all schools in India

Jul

New Product Release

Visual Arts Club launched for all Global Discovery Schools in India

Aug

New Product Release

LSD 6,0 ( Learning Space Design ) for Global Discovery School in Mohali

Jan

2015

New Team Member

Mr G Vanna Vadivan takes charge as the Chief Product Officer & Head- Academics

Feb

Media Coverage

Mr Vinesh Menon ( COO) moderated ELETS World Education Summit

Aug

Media Coverage

GV ( CPO, Head - Academics ) paneled Educational Leadership Conference in BLR

Oct

Media Coverage

7800+ hits on GDA website

Oct

Customer

Parent App launched

Oct

New Product Release

Celoxis Project Management ERP

Oct

New Team Member

Ms Sonal Bhati takes charge as Head- Brand Communications & Customer Engagement

Oct

New Product Release

GDA Toast Masters Club for students , parents and general public

Nov

Media Coverage

3700+ Facebook likes , higher engagement planned ahead

Nov

New Product Release

Honouring Everyday Heroes @ Global Discovery Schools

Nov

Jobs


Team Summary

In 2009, a team of progressive thinking Indian alumnus of Kellogg School Of Management conceived GDA to encourage a paradigm shift towards innovative, neo-tech, applied formats of learning.We stand beyond an exclusive Fortune-500 Ivy-League investors fraternity, a product-team creating innovative IP & Advisory Board of industry czars, alongside.

Team

Founding Team

Pankaj Bindra


Founder, MD

20 years experience in Strategy, Finance, Marketing, Innovation with HP, Oracle, L&T, ABN-AMRO, GDA 10+ years founder education venture MBA Kellogg Chicago

WORK

Hewlett-Packard (2007 - present)
Global Sales Planning Manager / Strategist

Global Discovery Academy & Bachpan Foundation Gujarat - K12 Education, India (1998 - 2015)
Co-founder, Financer, Strategist

ABN AMRO Bank N.V. (2004 - 2007)
Asst Vice President

EDUCATION

Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
2004 - 2007

The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
Bachelor’s Degree • 1990 - 1994

Rajeev Minocha


Co-Founder, Chairman

Sonal Bhati


Head- Brand Communications & Engagement
WORK

Global Discovery Schools (2015 - present)
Head- Brand Communications & Customer Engagement

Auspice Advertising and Management Consultancy Pvt Ltd (2014 - present)
Director - New Business

Sodexo (2012 - 2013)
Project Manager

EDUCATION

Institut d'Economie scientifique et de Gestion
Masters of International Business • 2010 - 2011

YMCA
Diploma • 2008 - 2009

Delhi University
B.A • 2005 - 2008

GV


CPO, Head- Academics
WORK

Global Discovery Schools (2015 - present)
Chief Academic Officer

Kalvinest Education Private Limited (2014 - 2015)
Chief Executive Officer

Fitkids Education and Training Private Ltd (2012 - 2014)
COO

EDUCATION

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
PGDM • 2002 - 2004

Motilal Nehru National Institute Of Technology
B.E • 1995 - 1999

St.Joseph's Matriculation School

20 Yrs across sales / business mgt / CXO roles in FMCG/Financial Services/KPO/Education - Seminar Speaker / High energy & zest for building business ventures

WORK

Global Discovery Schools (2014 - present)
Chief Operating Officer

Fullerton India Credit Company Ltd. (2012 - 2014)
Director (General Manager) & Segment Head, India Retail

Bajaj Capital Ltd (2011 - 2012)
Chief Executive Officer

EDUCATION

Fatimas, Mumbai, D G Vaishnav, Univ of TN, ICWA (I)

kapil kapoor


advisory board, Board of Directors
WORK

Global Discovery Schools (2013 - present)
Director

Info Edge India Ltd. (2002 - present)
Chairman and Non -Executive Director

Timex Group (2009 - 2013)
Global Chief Operating Officer

EDUCATION

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
PGDM-MBA • 1985 - 1987

Shri Ram College of Commerce
BA -Hons • 1982 - 1985

St Columbas school
1973 - 1982

Team Members

Sumanjit Chaudhry

Sumanjit Chaudhry


New Business Opportunities

Product/Service Summary

GDA is a K12 School Intellectual Property & School Management company, with all ingredients to create & operate a K12 School of Tomorrow for India using its differentiated Roadmap to My Dreams platform. It deploys innovation via 10 towers : Pedagogy, Technology, Processes, Architecture, Admissions/Brand, Supply Chain, Compliance, Hiring, Training.

Product/Service Descriptions