Vineet Gupta is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, educator, and institution builder. A well-known face in the education sector, Vineet Gupta co-founded Jamboree Education Pvt. Ltd and founded Ashoka and Plaksha University. In addition, Vineet Gupta had a styrofoam manufacturing business which he scaled and successfully exited by 2006.
|Profession||Entrepreneur, Institution Builder|
|Famous for||Being the Founder of Ashoka University, Plaksha University and Jamboree Education|
|Founder and Trustee||Ashoka University, Plaksha University and Jamboree Education|
|Education||IIT Delhi, B. Tech – Mechanical Engineering|
|DOB||24th July 1969|
|Siblings||Pranav Gupta (Brother), Sunny Gupta (Brother)|
|School||St. Johns High School (X), Delhi Public School (XII)|
|College / University||IIT Delhi|
|Family||Akrita Kalra (Spouse), Naima Kalra Gupta, and Keya Kalra Gupta (Daughters)|
|Parents Name||Jaidev Gupta (Father), Rama Gupta (Mother)|
Early Life and Education
Vineet Gupta was born on in 1969 in Jind, Haryana. He did his schooling from St. Johns High School and Delhi Public School after which he got into IIT Delhi. After completing his mechanical engineering, Vineet started the styrofoam business in 1992.
Vineet Gupta’s entry into business (1992-1996)
Straight after graduation, Vineet Gupta answered his entrepreneurial calling by starting the styrofoam manufacturing business in 1992. In 1996, he co-founded Jamboree Education Pvt. Ltd with his wife Akrita Kalra and helped scaled the business from 3 centers at the time to over 30 centers in India and abroad at present. In 2006, he successfully exited the styrofoam business and decided to fully concentrate on education. This was around the time the idea of Ashoka University was being worked on by Vineet and his friends.
Vineet Gupta in education business (1996-Present)
Vineet Gupta has earned a name for himself in the education business over the last 3 decades. Starting from his work at Jamboree Education Pvt Ltd, which he helped scale into one of India’s best test prep centers, Vineet never looked back. He went on to set up Ashoka University in Sonepat, Haryana which within 10 years of commencing operations is one of India’s premier private universities and a torchbearer in liberal arts education.
Vineet also founded Plaksha University which commenced operations from its Mohali Campus in 2021. Plaksha University aims to revolutionize technical education and research in India. Vineet also serves as a distinguished member of the education committee, FICCI and co-chairs the education department of ASSOCHAM, thus contributing to the education policy making process in India.
Vineet Gupta’s hobbies and interests
Vineet Gupta in his leisure time loves to read. When with friends, he enjoys a round of golf. Every now and then, he likes to take off to the mountains with friends and family.