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Neeraj Mandhana

As someone who cares deeply about education and career guidance, I have been actively mentoring both individual students and fellow professionals since 2010. Students seek me for my resourceful insights into college admissions and career planning. College admission officers seek my insights into the education landscape in South Asia. Fellow professionals and I engage in conversation about the state of the sector, and how we can service our students more professionally every day.

In 2011, I became the first Indian counselor to attend the prestigious Harvard Summer Institute on College Admissions. In 2014, my family established The Next Genius Foundation, a charitable trust that offers full undergraduate scholarships at select US colleges to inspired Grade 12 students from South Asia. In 2022, a group of fellow counselors and I established All India Independent Education Consultants, an association that aims to professionalize the IEC trade in India. In 2023, I founded Aiyyo, a free monthly newsletter for counseling professionals in India.

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Neeraj Mandhana

Independent Education Consultant

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