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How Digital Gurukul’s Dr. Raj Padhiyar chased his dream instead of high paying job

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
Infrastructure.
* Awarded “Youngest Entrepreneur of the Year” for Digital Marketing Education in the year 2017,2018
consecutively.
* 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.

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