Tuesday, November 19, 2013 04:08 PM IST (10:38 AM GMT)
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Meritnation.com Appoints Dinkar Devgan as VP – HR
New Delhi, Delhi, India, Tuesday, November 19, 2013 — (Business Wire India) — Meritnation.com – India’s largest K12 education website, has announced the appointment of Dinkar Devgan as VP-HR. Dinkar will lead the Human Resources function at Meritnation and will partner with the leadership team on all the strategic aspects of HR.
Prior to joining Meritnation, Devgan has spent a significant part of his career in the financial services industry. Having worked with companies like American Express and HSBC , Devgan brings with him a vast experience in areas of talent & performance management, HR shared services and employee relations. At American Express Dinkar has led HR for the Consumer Business.
“Devgan’s combination of strategic leadership experience and consumer business make him an ideal addition to the leadership team,” says Pavan Chauhan, MD-Meritnation.com. “We are very pleased to have him join us as we embark on an aggressive journey to take the company to the next level of growth”, he said.
On his move, Devgan said, “After spending a significant part of my career in Financial Services, I am excited to be a part of the online education space which is growing at a rapid pace. Being a knowledge intensive industry, human capital is the most valuable resource and I am excited about the challenges that comes along with this opportunity.”
Founded in 2009, Meritnation.com is the largest online education company in the K12 sector (kindergarten to class 12) in India.
Going by the slogan “School made Easy”, the venture is set up with an ideology to make learning easy for school kids. This is done by leveraging technology to identify and understand each student’s specific learning needs and provide them customized content to nurture their learning curve. This customized approach therefore essentially aims at breaking the clutter of a classroom environment. The first movers in the online educational space, Meritnation.com has effectively established standards in the industry in terms of the supremacy of multimedia learning vis-à-vis textbook-only content. The company’s objective is to provide the best quality multimedia content that facilitates learning for student. It also endeavors to work closely with educators to serve as a touch point to solve student queries & provide a social set-up to facilitate learning. With a student base of over 50 lakh, the portal caters to classes 1-12, with a vast repository of study material, videos, animations, interactive exercises and assessment-based learning. Much of the success that this young company has witnessed is because of the superiority of its product offering that has spread through word of mouth.
Megha Goel, Value 360 Communications Private Limited, +91 9899656751