Classrooms have a pedagogy that is reminiscent of the pre-internet era of teaching-learning through group lectures where one teacher speaks to a class of 60 students. There is no attention paid to the learning needs or styles of individual students and thus the quality of learning outcomes at leading public universities is a 67% failure rate.
Our vision for the classroom of tomorrow is to create a “Learner Centered Model” with high quality learning outcomes where nearly all students achieve learning objectives for the course. Through Connected Learning pedagogy, students choose between Self Learning, Peer Learning and Teacher assisted learning to suit their personal learning styles.
Our vision for the future of classroom education is based on data of learning styles of Indian students from our execution over the last 24 months along with Facebook School of Innovation and Freshworks School of SaaS at Sastra and GiTAM University.
“The aim of education / adhyayana (अध्ययन) is to be a tool for preparation for a life-long journey to awaken the primary faculties of human consciousness and become self-aware individuals.”
— India’s National Education Policy, 2020.
This journey of life-long education is depicted in our emblem of a child learning under the tree of awakening. The motto Anu Gacchata Pravaham (अनुगच्छत प्रवाहं) is a benevolent blessing for our pupils: “May you follow the universal flow of life”.
By aligning stakeholders across all layers of the educational stack, we are accelerating the digital transformation of classroom education to a learner centered model.
Pupilfirst is a founding member of the National Educational Alliance for Technology, a Public Private Partnership Scheme for promoting educational technology companies by Ministry of Education, Government of India.
We create our own Pupilfirst learning management system (LMS) for running an asynchronous online school, where learning is achieved through focused tasks, directed feedback, an iterative workflow, and community interaction.
Along with industry partners like Facebook and Freshworks, we create competency based curriculums that delivers in-demand industry skills to students in emerging technologies.
The final magic ingredient is a methodological process that has been developed through two years of research that lets faculty guide students to achieve high quality learning outcomes consistently.
Along with Freshworks, the leading Software as a Service (SaaS) company, we have created the school of web technologies to teach modern software engineering to students.Learn More
Jiffy.ai is a silicon valley based AI startup which is partnering with Pupilfirst to setup the School of Machine Learning.Coming Soon
Micelio Fund is a clean mobility ecosystem fund which is
investing across the electric vehicle value chain
The project’s overall goal is to make modern tooling available in the field of education, and to do so in a manner that promotes effective techniques for improving student outcome.
Focus on creating real learning outcomes for students. Coach your students through an intensive ‘Learn by Doing’ process to achieve outcomes. (Jobs. Money. Degree.)
You are an expert in your domain. Pupilfirst enables you to quickly and efficiently review the quality of task submissions by students, share feedback and create a conversation around what students have learned.
Pupilfirst encourages collaboration by building student communities that can solve its own problems, and even supports teaming up of students to go through a challenging course together.
Chairman and CEO
Sanjay is a serial entrepreneur, co-author of India's Student Startup Policy and Governing Board Member of Kerala Technical University.
Chief Operating Officer
With a double masters from US and a decade of work experience at IIT Chennai’s Social Incubator, Suma has deep operational expertise across students, academia and industry.
Chief Technology Officer
Hari is a full-stack software engineer with 12 years of experience and leads the development of Pupilfirst LMS, one of the largest open-source projects that uses the ReScript programming language.
Co-founder & Director
Gautham is part of the founding team of Pupilfirst and is in hard pursuit of the grand vision of changing the higher education landscape in India. With a passion for technology, teaching and travel, his key areas of interest in the startup scene include product-market fit, story-telling, change management, culture of companies, big ticket sales, talent management and strategy.
Senior Manager, Operations
Dr. Reena Singh manages course operations on Pupilfirst School. Before this, she was an Assistant Professor at MIT, Manipal. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from IIT Mandi.
Course Delivery and Content Manager (AR/VR)
Pratham is a future-enthusiast who finds working in the value building parts of today's economy extremely rewarding. He's currently working at Pupilfirst to help fix the education space.
Full Stack Developer
Full Stack Developer
A natural jack of all trades, Bodhish is currently focusing on building a repertoire of full stack web development skills. He's very active in the developer community, and is our go-to person for new & exploratory projects.
Vinu is a designer at Pupilfirst focused on user interface design and branding with 6 years of experience. He thrives on the challenge of interaction and visual design efforts with the engineering team.
Shanthi has over 9 years of experience in the field of business administration and office-management. At Pupilfirst, her expertise is used to manage our accounts, deal with day-to-day business needs, and to keep the office humming along smoothly. In her free time, she loves to play badminton & watch movies.
Course Operations - Associate
A mechanical production engineer by degree and a tech-enthusiast by passion who is ready to learn, adapt, upskill and contribute to the emerging technologies. Also, an avid follower of sports and loves to travel.
Siddharth is a professional animator and AR/VR developer. He has collaborated on a short film and made Android and Oculus apps for experiencing Immersive Environments.
Pupilfirst Pvt. Ltd.,
International Center for Free
and Open Source Software,
Swatantra, South Pavilion,
Sports Hub, Karyavattom,
India — 695581.
Pupilfirst Pvt. Ltd.,
International Center for Free and Open Source Software,
Swatantra, South Pavilion, Sports Hub, Karyavattom,
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India — 695581.