Our Commitment to a Cutting-Edge Curriculum

With every new year at Vedica, we aim to ensure that the quality of the academic programme we offer continues to improve; by reimagining the existing management curriculum across business schools, and introducing unconventional, exciting areas of study to Vedica Scholars. Towards this end, we have formed the Young Managers' Council; a group of bright young professionals who are currently pursuing an MBA, or have graduated with an MBA less than two years ago, from top institutions in India and abroad. Our members include students from Harvard Business School, Yale Management School, HEC Paris, IIM Ahmedabad, Faculty of Management Studies and the Indian School of Business.

This council will support us by suggesting new approaches to courses and subjects taught under the four tracks at Vedica; recommending essentials for management practice, and adding a contemporary edge to the curriculum by bringing together expertise and knowledge gained from the best institutes around the world. The Young Managers’ Council will help us remain up to date on new developments and insights from across the world, as we continue to create a pioneering management practice programme, a first-of-its-kind in the country.

Kaavya Gupta Currently in San Francisco working at Twilio, a cloud communications platform as a service company. Kaavya has been an entrepreneur and previously led the e-commerce strategy and launch of India’s largest gourmet food retailer, Godrej Nature's Basket. She is an MBA graduate from MIT Sloan School of Management with a specialization in business analytics.
Sarah Afraz Sarah Afraz is a 2020 MBA graduate at the Yale School of Management. She spent her summer at Bridgewater Associates LP and at Chicago-based Pillars Fund. She previously worked at the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy at Ashoka University and is a Teach for India and Young India fellow. 
Aaditya Agarwal Aaditya is currently working at McKinsey & Company. He has completed his MBA from IIM Ahmedabad where he was the Institute Rank 1 (Gold Medallist). Before that, he was a Young India Fellow (Ashoka University) and a graduate from IIT Delhi where he graduated as Institute Rank 2 and Department Rank 1 (Silver Medallist). During his academic journey, he has been a recipient of the Citi Leadership Award, OPJEMS scholarship, and was selected as a P&G Emerging leader. He loves teaching and has conducted multiple workshops on problem-solving for thousands of students over the last few years across various college campuses.   
Shobhit Shubhankar Currently a second-year MBA student at IIM, Ahmedabad. He spent the summer working with Hindustan Unilever. An NTSE Scholar, he studied Chemical Engineering at IIT BHU, after which he worked for a year in a consulting firm.
Avni Ahuja Currently works as Assistant Vice President, GENPACT, and was awarded the Economic Times Young Leader award in 2016. MBA graduate from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi.
Sarah Toomey Currently works at Camber Collective, a boutique social sector consulting firm with a focus on global health and development. MBA graduate from the Yale School of Management.
Vennela Gandikota Currently works as Leadership Associate at Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail. MBA graduate from the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad. She has previously worked with Pratham Education Foundation’s digital learning initiatives.
Shreya Mathai Currently a second year MBA student at the Harvard Business School. She has previously worked at Cipla in Mumbai for three years, managing their respiratory portfolio across 100+ markets. She has worked at McKinsey in Washington, DC, during the summer.
Karthikeyan Harith Currently works as Head of Frozen, Infant and Oriental Business at The Kraft Heinz Company in London. An MBA graduate from HEC Paris, Karthik has conducted Accounting and Finance tutorials for the Founding Class of our programme.