Mr. Aditya V. Berlia

Pro-Chancellor's Message
Mr. Aditya Berlia

Pro-Chancellor, Apeejay Stya University
Joint Secretary, Apeejay Education
Co-Promoter, Apeejay Stya and Svran Group

Mr. Aditya V. Berlia, Pro-Chancellor of the Apeejay Stya University (ASU) & Member, Management Board of the Apeejay Stya & Svrán Group, is a young entrepreneur and educationist of the country who balances his role in the corporate world along with his philanthropic dedication to education. A graduate of Stanford University & an MBA from the Harvard Business School, Mr. Berlia has to his credit several innovative industrial, entrepreneurial & educational initiatives both in India and abroad. As part of the Management Board of the Group, he directs strategic projects & executes key entrepreneurial projects while holding direct operational roles in a number of Group companies. He is also well-known for his dedication to education & research and has been instrumental in developing the broad vision of the ASU. He is also the Founder of the Apeejay Stya Education Research Foundation that is dedicated to improving education in India through research and policy initiatives. As part of the Management Board of the Group, he directs strategic projects & executes key entrepreneurial projects while holding direct operational roles in a number of Group companies.

Mr. Berlia has been a champion of Design Think and Innovation. He serves on the board of the Apeejay Institute of Design, one of India’s oldest design schools and is the Founder of the Svrán Open Design Foundation. He is also a member of the CII National Committee on Design. He is the Founder of the Svrán Apeejay Journalism Foundation which supports quality journalism.

Mr. Berlia is a prolific writer, having authored a wide range of books and articles on Education & Technology. He is also the author of a National Bestseller fiction, named ‘Tantra by Adi’.

Mr. Berlia was conferred the ‘Edupreneur 2013 Award’ for ‘Transforming Engineering Education in India’ by Engineering Watch, and the ‘Outstanding Educational Entrepreneur’ award at the World Education Congress Global Awards 2013. He received ‘Educlusion Award’ in Singapore for including best global practices in higher technical education of ASU at the Reengineering India Event 2014 organised by Engineering Watch. Mr. Berlia has recently been awarded the ‘Edupreneur Award’ by Digital Learning at Elets 10th Education Summit 2017. He has also been recently bestowed with the ‘AsiaOne 40 Most Influential Indians under 40 award’ at ‘Celebrating 70: Pride of Nation Series’, marking the seventieth Independence year of India.


Mr. Nishant V. Berlia

Pro-Chancellor's Message
Mr. Nishant Berlia

Pro-Chancellor, Apeejay Stya University
General Secretary, Apeejay Education
Co-Promoter, Apeejay Stya and Svran Group

Mr. Nishant V. Berlia, Pro-Chancellor of the Apeejay Stya University & Member, Management Board of the Apeejay Stya and Svrán Group, is a young entrepreneur and educationist. He is also the General Secretary of the Apeejay Education Society

Mr. Berlia has worked with the Group’s operations in India, Europe and the Middle East and is actively involved with the group’s Pharmaceutical Vertical.

An alumnus of Stanford University, USA (Bachelors in Economics with minor in Computer Science & Biological Sciences), Mr Berlia is the eldest grandson of Dr. Stya Paul and son of Mrs. Sushma Paul Berlia & Mr. Vijay Berlia.

Mr Berlia, presently, is also the Chairman, Education Committee and Former Chairman, Health Committee of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI), Member of Managing and Working Committees, PHDCCI, Member Pharma Committee & Life Sciences Council of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Member Intellectual Property Rights Committee, FICCI.


Dr. Neha Berlia

Co-Founder & Pro Chancellor
Dr. Neha Berlia

Pro-Chancellor, Apeejay Stya University
Joint Secretary, Apeejay Education
Co-Promoter, Apeejay Stya and Svran Group

Dr. Neha Berlia is the Co-Promoter and Member of the Senior Management Board of Apeejay Stya and Svran Group, an international conglomerate of businesses with major interests in Education, Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences and Real Estate.

She is a graduate in Economics from Stanford University, USA and holds a PhD in Finance and a Masters degree in Management & Banking from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. She has also studied business at Harvard Business School as part of the Owner-President Management (OPM) program.

Dr. Berlia has held several leadership roles in industry bodies including as Co-Chair, Education Committee of the PhD Chamber of Commerce and as the Co-Chair of ASSOCHAM National Council on Real Estate & Urban Development.

Dr. Berlia is a well-known educational leader and serves as the Joint Secretary of Apeejay Education which is responsible for overseeing 26 Educational Institutions (Schools & Higher Education) and the Apeejay Stya University, collectively comprising over 5000 Educators & Staff Members and over 40,000 Students. Dr. Berlia also serves as the Pro Chancellor of Apeejay Stya University.

Dr. Berlia has been bestowed with numerous awards and accolades. Recently, she was bestowed with the ‘Educationist for the Year 2023’ by the Centre for Education Growth and Research during the 21st Rashtriya Shiksha Gaurav Puraskar Ceremony held in New Delhi. She was also conferred with the “Edu Visionary Leader of the Year 2022” award and the prestigious 2021 Innovative Leader Award at the 2022 The Education Summit (Mumbai) and at the 4th Edition of the Business Leader of the Year 2021 conference respectively.

Additionally, Dr. Berlia is an Indian National Medalist athlete and an award-winning Indian classical musician, as well as a passionate philanthropist.

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