Meet Beas Dev Ralhan, Man behind Next
is the Chief Executive Officer of Next Education India Private Limited, a technology-driven education enterprise, headquartered in Hyderabad. Beas co-founded this educational organization in 2007 along with Raveendranath Kamath, an IIT Kharagpur alumnus. Prior to Next Education, Beas worked as an entrepreneur, investment manager and consultant for around a decade in firms such as FreshPixel India Pvt Ltd, Retort Software India Pvt Ltd, PartyGaming LLC, and Infosys. In recognition of his immense contribution to the K–12 education segment, CII (Southern Regional) bestowed upon him the ‘Emerging Entrepreneur’ award in 2015. He also received the Indian Education Leader award at the 7th World Education Summit, 2016
Beas likes to be a part of ventures where technology is the game changer. He ardently believes that a real change in education can take place with teachers adopting and incorporating technology in the child’s learning process, and this learning via technology can create a difference in the lives of millions of students. Under his visionary leadership, Next Education has experienced phenomenal growth. In 11 years, it has been acknowledged as one of the largest education solutions providers in India. As figures say, the company has crossed 2bn in revenues. Today, Next Education is a profitable EdTech enterprise with over 2500 employees, and its solutions being used daily by 12,000,000 students, 2,40,000 teachers, and over 12,000 schools all over India. Next Education boasts of optimal K–12 solutions such as TeachNext, LearnNext, NextLearningPlatform, NextLab and NextCurriculum. Next Education also conducts over 250 conferences annually for teachers and principals to showcase the immense benefits of technology-based education.
Under Beas’ leadership, Next Education has also begun to secure a foothold in Bangladesh and Middle East and is now looking at expansions in Africa.
On the personal front, Beas likes to read and write on diverse topics related to education, technology and large sales team management dynamics. He contributes to various educational publications and business sections as a thought leader (in the education sector). He has an integrated masters degree from IIT- Bombay, and an MBA from the London Business School.
NextEducation India Pvt. Ltd.
NextEducation, India’s definitiveprovider of technology-backed K-12 solutions has significantly altered the education landscape in the nation since its inception in 2007. Based in Hyderabad, the company has created innovative products that make the processes of teaching and learning easy, engaging and effective. With its leading product offerings such as TeachNext, LearnNext, MathsLab, ScienceLab, RoboticsLaband EnglishLab, Next Education empowers schools with technology-based K-12 solutions that are used by over 2,00,000 teachers and impact 10,000,000 students across 10,000 schools.
NextEducation products are mapped to cover CBSE, ICSE and 29 state boards in 7 major Indian languages. The services cut across the B2B and B2C segments providing end-to-end solutions for all K-12 stakeholders. NextEducation’sUSP lies in the extensiveresearch anddevelopment that is conducted in-house for all the products. Features such as CCE compliance, technically advanced 2D/3D animation, Linux-based operating systemsand the remote operable systems are some of the key strengths of the company.
The learning modules have been created by the company’s in-house content development team, using contemporary learning design principles with its proprietary Next Learning model.The modules undergo rigorous testing on and off the field before going live. With excellent on-site service support, periodic teacher training and management, reporting on content usage, NextEducation aims to herald a new era in the education industry ofthe country.
NextEducation was founded by a group of young, talented and ambitious individuals, whose expertise shines through every aspect of the business. The founders bring with themselves years of experience in diverse fields ranging from education, technology to online services.