Numerology helped close Byju's deal: Aakash Educational's J C Chaudhry

Topics Byju's | EdTech | Lockdown

In 1988, J C CHAUDHRY founded Aakash Educational Services (AESL) as a tiny private coaching institute out of a room in West Delhi’s Ganesh Nagar. From 12 students in 1988, Aakash grew to 215 centres, with a student count of more than 250,000. Chaudhry is the man behind India’s leading education brands — Aakash Institute, Aakash IIT-JEE, Aakash Foundation, Aakash iTutor, and Aakash Live. This week, AESL was acquired by edtech decacorn Byju’s for $1 billion in a stock-and-cash deal. Chaudhry, who is chairman and managing director of AESL, is also a motivational speaker an.....

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