Mr. Utkarsh Gupta: Next-gen entrepreneur, inspiring students to scale heights in professional spheres
Introduction of Mr. Utkarsh Gupta:
With the aim of inculcating a cosmopolitan outlook in students and empowering them to successfully handle challenges in life and work, Mr. Utkarsh Gupta, Managing Director, Ramagya Group, has turned Ramagya into one of the fastest-growing brands in the education sector.
Not sharing the narrow concerns of his peers to build successful careers, teenager Mr. Utkarsh Gupta, while preparing for his Class X exams, sensed the need to reform the conventional education system of the country. He felt that it was imperative to embrace innovative methods to transform the education scenario and pave the way for the advent of a New India.
In quest of the answers, he travelled through global education hubs while completing his education across Europe, Australia, Asia, and learned about their education practices so as to imbibe the best of these in Ramagya Group. As he became Ramagya’s leadership face and took on the responsibility with a wider vision and clear targets, Ramagya School collaborated with the University of California and Cambridge University, paving the way to international exposure for students in more than 150 countries, thereby contributing to a progressive vision combined with critical thinking and learning. The curriculum adopted by his school fosters a global outlook in students and motivates them to take up experiential learning.
The untiring zeal, enthusiasm, and the remarkable tact with which Mr. Utkarsh motivates his team has successfully resulted in positioning Ramagya Group as one of the fastest-growing brands in the education sector. His strenuous efforts earned Ramagya a ‘Great Place to Study (GPTS)’ certification. GPTS aims to revolutionise existing educational models and promotes good teaching practices across the globe. His compelling vision and comprehensive plans took Ramagya to the pinnacle of glory and today it is ranked among the ‘Top 30 Great Schools’ in India by Forbes India, Top 4 schools in Noida by Times of India, and No.1 School in India for individual attention by Education Today. It is also titled ‘Reformer of Indian Education’ by India Today. Significantly, Ramagya has in its kitty an award by Hon’ble Chief Minister of UP, Shri Yogi Adityanath.
Ramagya School creates umpteen opportunities for its students to reach their dream universities by providing them access to the best exam preparation coaching in the world. In this regard, Ramagya School has partnered with Princeton Review – World’s leading test preparation Institute. Another reason for their educational excellence is the students at Ramagya develop reading skills most efficiently as the instructions, practices, and assessments are blended and informed by data. And for that, Ramagya School has collaborated with Raz-Plus – a comprehensive blended learning platform that includes the leveled resources, teaching materials, and student portal to address all instructional needs.
Ramagya School has devised education as a way of life for the students under its roof. Programmes like ‘Know your Brain’ help students, parents, and teachers to have greater balance, control, and effectiveness in their daily life to be the front-runner in today’s world and to meet the demands of the super-intelligent and tech-savvy generation. The school has also incorporated Transcendental Meditation as a ‘Quiet Time Programme’ for children and teachers which helps in minimizing anxiety, managing stress and also improves brain functioning to make studying much easier.
A visionary entrepreneur, Mr. Utkarsh has also been instrumental in launching the one-of-a-kind B2B E-commerce platform ‘Ramagya Mart’ under the wide umbrella of Ramagya Group. While Ramagya Group is a well-recognized entity with over 36 years of business excellence in India, ‘Ramagya Mart’ is India’s only B2B e-wholesale platform that exclusively caters to the Home Appliances category. The platform has been developed as a wholesale e-trading medium for Indian Home Appliances manufacturers that will enable manufacturers to effortlessly engage, connect and transact with retailers, dealers, wholesalers, and distributors. The objective of Ramagya Mart is to facilitate digital distribution transformation in the immediate future and offer a wholesale e-trading platform wherein manufacturers can self-create their wholesale e-marts on the portal without limitations.
Sharing his vision for the school, Mr. Utkarsh says, “The primary purpose of Ramagya Group is to deliver quality education with a vision to make India shine at the global platform. We strenuously strive to offer international exposure to our students through our collaborations with the best around the globe. We provide them umpteen opportunities by facilitating their access to national and international platforms through such collaborations.”
Mr. Utkarsh envisages the equal importance of fitness, good health, and sports for students when they are being prepared to defy all obstacles with determination and resolute strength. Ranked as No.1 in India for sports education by Education World in the year 2020, Ramagya Sports Academy, in collaboration with M.S Dhoni Cricket Academy, provides the best cricket training in Noida. Also, The BhaichungBhutia Football School has stepped up to coach Ramagya’s football enthusiasts.
Similarly, it has collaborated with JwalaGutta’s Global Academy for Badminton Global, NBA Basketball School, and Ashley Lobo’s The Danceworx. Mr.Utkarsh adds, “We aim to take the passion of kids to next level by not only providing them training and equipment, but also an active access to our team of nutritionists, sports counselors, and physiotherapists who work round the clock and prepare kids to represent us on international forums.”
Concurrently, Ramagya Sports Academy has achieved the distinction of representing India in different sports on a global scale. Additionally, Mr. Utkarsh has also been instrumental in founding Ramagya Institutes across Delhi-NCR, especially for the aspirants of various competitive entrance exams including IIIT JEE and NEET and Ramagya Roots which offers Finland-based curriculum for tiny tots in India and specialised day-care services provided by Ramagya Roots under the banner ‘First Steps’.
“I give credit of my success to my father Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who leads Ramagya Group as its Chairman. He gave me the platform to turn my vision into reality and his abiding trust managed to galvanise me into action,” says Utkarsh. He lauds the employees of Ramagya for their remarkable contribution and treats them as the roots of the organisation and biggest stakeholders in steering Ramagya to where it is today.
Mr. Utkarsh believes that true success lies in giving back to society. His mother, Rajni Gupta, who is also a founder member of Ramagya Foundation, works selflessly for underprivileged kids and more than one lakh people are benefitting from various programs of Ramagya Foundation.
Mr. Utkarsh also regularly practices transcendental meditation, which is a great source of his tenacious energy, unceasing strength, and composure. In fact, he is the first in India to have introduced this technique as part of his school curriculum. He says, “In my view, it should be followed necessarily by all to attain inner calm, clarity of mind, and healthier body as it aids in learning, memorising and self-realization.”
A golf and snooker lover, writer at heart, and avid globetrotter, Mr. Utkarsh gives prominence to optimally utilising his energy and keeping inner strength high. He keeps himself focused on his highly inspiring vision— Dream Big and Make It Possible!