Pranjal Gundesha

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An academically brilliant and multi-talented student, Pranjal realized her passion for education and training while in college. Her initiatives, IntelligencePlus and Innoventure provide world class in-school and after-school programmes and products based on 21st century skills and entrepreneurship education and nurture children to be more confident, empathetic, creative, effective and enterprising.

Here is a young lady that defines ideas, energy, compassion and passion! She has lived her life outside the comfort zone; always challenging herself to explore new horizons.

Being academically brilliant and multi-talented as a student, Mrs. Pranjal Gundesha realized her passion for education and training while in college. While working on her first venture - School of Universal Learning (SOUL) which is into corporate training, it hit her hard to see the gap between academics and real life and the fundamental need to develop essential skills in children in their formative years. She took the leap of faith at 24; rejecting offers from prestigious international management colleges, to bootstrap IntelligencePlus - an organization providing world class in-school and after-school programmes and products based on 21st century skills and entrepreneurship education. Under her leadership, IntelligencePlus has 5 unique programmes and 50 plus edu-games for early learners and school children for the development of creative, cognitive and thinking skills.

She has also conceptualized Innoventure - India’s first Ideation and Entrepreneurship challenge for school children at the national level which has benefitted more than 40,000 children across 400 plus schools from 75 cities of India in the last 4 years. While India today talks about skill development and innovation labs for children, Pranjal has truly been a pioneer in this regard, doing wonders in meaningfully impacting the lives of children,  away from the limelight-nurturing children to be more confident, empathetic ,creative, effective  and enterprising. Being an artist at heart, she has also trained 101 children herself to create a national record for the largest Zentangle inspired artwork in the Limca Book of Records.

And for the records, Pranjal is a computer engineer, an NLP practitioner, has received 48 national and international awards, has done the TFU course at Harvard Graduate School of Education, was selected by the Russian Govt. to represent India for Business and Innovation, is a recipient of the Nokia Entrepreneurship and Leadership Award, an executive committee member of Janaseva Foundation… the list goes on. And all of this, you shall never hear from her own mouth!

Today, all of 28 years of age, she is beautifully balancing work, a child and marriage in a joint family. She epitomizes that for a person with dreams, self-belief and the readiness to go that extra mile, nothing is impossible.


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