Press release from Business Wire India
Source: MeritTrac
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 03:45 PM IST (10:15 AM GMT)
Editors: General: People; Business: Accounting & management consultancy services, Business services, Education & training, Media & entertainment
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Madan Padaki, Co-founder and CEO, MeritTrac Services is chosen for the Young EDGE Award 2011
Awarded for his significant contribution to the Indian education sector

Bangalore, Karnataka, India, Tuesday, March 22, 2011 — (Business Wire India) — “The Members particularly recognised your commitment to support higher education by co-founding MeritTrac that is making tremendous impact in the areas of online examination, skill assessment, placements and entrance examinations. The committee appreciated your efforts in bringing out very effective technological solutions to support higher education.. The Committee also felt that the tools that you developed will have potential to make mass impact on higher education and also will allow to reach out to masses/students those are located in the remote corners of the country.

The Committee Members acknowledge and recognise the significant contribution you are making to the education sector.

It is my pleasure to inform you that the Members of Search Committee have unanimously chosen you to be worthy of the Young EDGE Award for the year 2011″.

Dr Rajendra Jagdale
Convener, Search Committee for Young EDGE Award 2011
Director General & CEO, Science and Technology Park

Madan Padaki, CEO & Co-founder, MeritTrac was honoured with the Young EDGE Award 2011 by Hon. Minister of State for HRD Smt. Purandeshwari today for his immense contribution towards higher education sector. Young EDGE Award was constituted by Edge Forum with the notion of recognizing the emerging young leaders in education who have made significant impact in the higher education sector.

EDGE Forum is a group of leading educational institutions from public and private sector committed to promoting highest standards of education, value systems and governance in the field of higher education. ‘Shaping The Future Of Indian Higher Education’ has been chosen as a theme for EDGE 2011 Conference

Madan Padaki, CEO, MeritTrac has been chosen for Young EDGE Award 2011 for his commitment to support higher education by co-founding MeritTrac that is making tremendous impact in the areas of online examination, skill assessment, placements and entrance examinations and towards his efforts in bringing out very effective technological solutions to support higher education.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr.Madan Padaki said, “I feel honoured that a forum of this stature has recognized the pioneering work that we have done in the assessment system of education sector. MeritTrac will strive to contribute to the education sector in India in its efforts to be seen on par with other developed countries. This award is not just a recognition of the journey that we had over the last 10 years, but a reminder that we have to continuously breach our own limitations over the next many decades.this definitely places an onerous responsibility on me – which I am really looking forward to grab and prove myself to be worthy of this award going forward as well.”

Started in year 2000, MeritTrac has delivered over 10 million assessments and has been at the forefront of innovation and pioneered several firsts in the assessments spaces in India – be it conducting online entrance exams for entities like Manipal University, IIIT Bangalore and several other leading educational institutions . MeritTrac was also a part of a team that delivered CAT 2010.

About Edge Forum:

EDGE Forum is a group of leading educational institutions from public and private sector committed to promoting highest standards of education, value systems and governance in the field of higher education.

While several awards have been constituted for young teachers, scientists, artists, technologists, entrepreneurs, managers or social reformers there is no adequate recognition given to young professionals in higher education. The Young EDGE Award was constituted in the year 2009 with the notion of recognizing the emerging young leaders in education who have made significant impact in the higher education sector.

About MeritTrac

MeritTrac is India’s Largest Testing & Skills Assessment Company. MeritTrac provides innovative examination process and assessment solutions to Educational Institutions, Government/ PSU sector and leading corporate entities.

MeritTrac has delivered over 10 million exams till date – both in a paper-pencil mode and online mode. Headquartered in Bangalore, and having presence in 16 cities in India, including a network of company-owned testing centers, MeritTrac has over 300 full-time employees. The test research & test development teams have created a battery of over 300 validated tests, spanning areas like communication skills, general abilities, domain and behavioral skills. The test delivery teams have delivered tests in over 250 cities in the country – with the distinction of having delivered 1 million exams, in a period of 10 days across 175 cities.

MeritTrac has created India’s largest test center network of 50,000 terminals with authorized Pariksha Centers being activated in 185 cities in India. MeritTrac has also defined robust processes for examinations which are ISO 9001:2008 certified.

In the Education sector, MeritTrac works with prestigious institutions like Gujarat Technological University, JIPMER Pondicherry, IIIT-Bangalore, Manipal University, Sikkim Manipal University, NMIMS University and Indian Institute of Banking & Finance. Some of its clients in the Government/PSU include Govt. of Orissa, Govt. of Gujarat and over 12 large Public Sector Units. HP, Microsoft, Accenture, Cognizant, Wipro, ICICI Bank, Titan, Axis Bank, Jindal Steel and over 100+ organisations use our assessments for pre-recruitment & employee assessments. MeritTrac is also the exclusive assessment partner to NASSCOM for its NAC-Tech certification Program and is an accredited Assessment body for the Modular Employable Skills (MES) program by DGET, Ministry of Labour & Employment.

MeritTrac has been an acknowledged leader and pioneer in the field of testing and has been bestowed with several awards & recognitions like NASSCOM IT Innovation Award, Red Herring Asia Award, etc.

MeritTrac is also a full-member of Association of Test Publishers (ATP), US which is one of the prestigious associations of test publishing companies – the first company from India to be admitted to this association, and an active member of NASSCOM, CII and FICCI-Higher Education Network.

MeritTrac is an investee company of Manipal Education.

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