Mr. Aditya V. Berlia

Pro-Chancellor's Message
Mr. Aditya Berlia

Co-Founder & Pro-Chancellor
Apeejay Stya University

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

Co-Founder & Pro-Chancellor
Apeejay Stya University

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.

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