Founder & Chairman Emeritus
J. C. Chaudhry is the Founder & Chairman Emeritus at Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL). He has been the Director of the Company from October 15, 2007 and Chairman & Managing Director of the Company from April 1, 2008 and Chairman of the Company from June 21, 2021. Being one of the promoters, he has been shouldering the responsibility for the overall supervision, direction and management of the Company. After gaining a Bachelor’s degree in Science from Punjab University and a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Jammu, he earned a Master of Science degree in Botany from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan.
His vast experience in the education sector includes working as Principal at Government (Comp.) Model Senior Secondary School, Matiala, New Delhi and Government (Comp.) Model Co-Ed Senior Secondary School, Vikaspuri, New Delhi; as PGT (Biology) at Hansraj Model School, New Delhi; as lecturer at Vaish College, Bhiwani.
J. C. Chaudhry has received various awards for his contribution to education and society at large including the prestigious Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Memorial National Teachers Award 2002 for the services rendered to schools and community. In addition, he has received the Person of the Year Award 2015-16, the World's Greatest Leaders- India 2015-16 and Life Time Achievement Award in 2017 by Asia One. He was also presented with Global Education Leaders Award 2018 for "Shaping the Dreams of Millions of Medical & Engineering Aspirants", IEBF Excellence Award 2018 for "Transforming Lives through Education", Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Award 2019 for Excellence in Education, Healthcare, Motivational Speech & Writing, and Global Gandhi Award 2019 for ‘Revolutionizing India with a different league towards Education’ among other notable awards.
Mr. Aakash Chaudhry is the Co-Promoter and Co-Founder at Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL). He possesses extensive experience in strategic, operating, business and administrative areas and has been responsible for the overall business, management and direction of the company in his last assignment as Managing Director of AESL.
Before commencing his journey at AESL, he worked with top IT companies of India such as Infosys Technologies and Cognizant Technology Solutions. Passionate about addressing the needs of deserving students, he worked dedicatedly towards providing focused and quality education across the nation through effective delivery channels.
Mr. Aakash transformed AESL from a neighbourhood well known coaching centre into an established a large national level corporate test prep brand & company, providing cutting- edge and niche educational services. He established new-age systems, inducted processes and methods for efficient operations, onboarded top talent, developed research & development in academics & training, built technological advancements, introduced automation and effective sales & marketing processes. He ensured that AESL’s classroom, hybrid & digital services continue to evolve as the best ever offering in the industry. Mr. Aakash has been the driving force behind expanding the company's educational services portfolio to include IIT-JEE test preparatory services, Foundation coaching services as well as Hybrid & Digital learning programs.
In 2018, he was recognized as one of the disruptive leaders by Business World and was listed among the coveted "40 Under 40" young leaders list. He is the Founder and Trustee at the Plaksha University (www.plaksha.edu.in). He is also the Founder and Supporter at the Ashoka University (www.ashoka.edu.in).
An alumnus of Harvard Business School, Mr. Aakash is an engineer by profession with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Sciences and an MBA from the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad.