Dr. Raj Padhiyar could have easily earned thousands of dollars by just sticking to high paying job but he had different vision all together.
He launched his Edtech company – Digital Gurukul which has trained till now 22850+ students, professionals across Asia & have won 15+ awards including Asia’s best digital marketing institute by Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan. Recently Digital Gurukul was valued USD 59 MN after investors acknowledges the interest for 10% stake.
He has faced many challenges to make Digital Gurukul household name in India. He said – “For driving any digital upgradation/transformation – common argument is resistance to change –
human psychology. Students/Parents have confined themselves to the experience of certain operational/communication ways coming from Institute and they do not want to change it or learn new technologies & that’s where success for a digital transformation lies.”
Dr. Raj Padhiyar’s mantra to become successful in life is quite interesting. He said, “Before starting Digital Gurukul, Even I thought success is easy to get, but believe me – There is absolutely no shortcut to success, at the end hard work and determination pays off. But Digital does give you an edge to overcome most common & practical limitations to take your career/startup to scale-up at rapid speed.”
Dr Raj Padhiyar’s achievements list is countless. Here is quick summary
*Only Indian to have Doctorate in Digital Marketing from USA.
Selected as “Top 100 Smartest Digital Marketer of the World” by World Marketing Congress in 2019.
* Awarded Asia’s Best Digital Marketer of 2018 by NIER, New Delhi
* Published his first book “Social Media & Politics in India” in 2019 – Available on Amazon & Flipkart.
* Published India’s 1st academic book on Digital Marketing – “Fundamentals of Digital Marketing”
launched in Jan – 2020 at World Book Fair, New Delhi
* Awarded Excellent use of Digital Technology in Business by Green Peace Foundation & DW
* Awarded “Youngest Entrepreneur of the Year” for Digital Marketing Education in the year 2017,2018
* BW 40 Under 40
* Featured in Impact 100 Top Digital leaders list of India for 2020
* Consulting Various start-ups & Businesses on their Digital Branding & Marketing Solutions
* Conducted 4275+ lectures, seminars, workshops on Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing,
Facebook Marketing and Online Personal Branding across various cities in India.
* Trained around 22850+ students & professionals.
Dr. Raj Padhiyar love reading non-fiction/autobiographies and inspirational stories. Currently, He is currently reading the book “21 lessons for the 21st century” by Yuval Noah Harari. His inspiration is Kunal Shah (Founder – CRED).
With all the achievements at such a young age, Dr. Raj Padhiyar is undoubtedly an inspiration for thousands of youth.