PR Newswire | 03 Dec, 2015
BENGALURU: As Chief Executive Officer of Manipal Global Education (Middle East & Africa), Ravi Panchanadan was instrumental in turning around the Manipal University, Dubai Campus and foraying into a new continent - Africa. Ravi recently took charge of MeritTrac as its Chief Executive Officer.
MeritTrac Services has been the pioneer in conducting large-scale assessments in India. MeritTrac has been providing innovative assessment services to leading educational institutions, government organizations and corporate entities in the country. With the experience of having administered over 34 million assessments, MeritTrac is a preferred partner for most large-scale testing and assessment projects in the country.
Over the last fifteen years, MeritTrac has been successfully introducing path-breaking solutions for the Indian testing and assessment industry. MeritTrac holds the credentials of being one of the first to have introduced computer-based tests in the country. MeritTrac has also introduced On-Screen Marking/Digital Evaluation service supporting prestigious boards and universities in streamlining evaluations of descriptive answer scripts.
Taking up the responsibility as the CEO of MeritTrac, Ravi Panchanadan is keen to leverage his experience of enabling organizations establish business opportunities in global markets to good effect. "Our experience in India gives us a definite edge in delivering assessments and evaluation solutions for the international markets. We are committed to making necessary investments in being able to meet the requirements of international markets," says Ravi Panchanadan. Ravi's understanding of global education industry and experience in expanding business into international markets and establishing industry best practices will come in handy in achieving this.
MeritTrac has been witnessing a new phase of growth for the examination services industry in the country with large state and central government bodies and educational institutions opening up for outsourced assessments. "Scaling up delivery across the country to meet the evolving market landscape needs focus on people capability, technology innovations and scalable processes. As a company, MeritTrac has one of the largest Test centre network, MeritTrac Pariksha - its next generation testing platform, certified exam processes and one of the largest pool of experienced testing and assessment experts," said Ravi.
About Ravi Panchanadan
Ravi holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur. Prior to joining the Manipal Group, Ravi was earlier the SBU Head for the Manufacturing & ECS business verticals of Infosys BPO. His key strengths are P&L management, global client engagement, new client acquisition, operations and people management. He joined Infosys as Practice Head for the new Sourcing & Procurement (S&P) practice in 2008, which he grew from scratch to $35 million in just three years. He is a respected global thought leader in the Supply Chain industry. Prior to joining Infosys, Ravi was with Intel (2003 - 2008), where, apart from working on putting India on the Intel supplier sourcing map, he was responsible for high value strategic contracts and for setting up and leading global Innovation for the materials group. Prior to Intel, Ravi was with Hindustan Unilever Ltd (1990 - 2003) where he has held several senior leadership positions in IT, supply chain, operations, finance, commercial and new business development areas.
About MeritTrac Services Pvt. Ltd.
MeritTrac is a pioneer in testing & assessment services in the country. MeritTrac provides innovative assessment services to leading educational institutions, government organizations and corporate entities. MeritTrac, a part of Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE) and with over fifteen years of experience, has been designing, developing delivering tests for over 400 customers in more than 350 cities through 2000 certified test centres. As a pioneer in the testing space, MeritTrac has been leveraging its ISO certified test processes in transforming the way examinations are managed and delivered in India. MeritTrac's services offer great reliability, quality and security for consistently delivering large examinations.
Leading corporates, universities, examination boards and governments have trusted MeritTrac to streamline its examinations - leveraging MeritTrac's rich experience and robust technology framework. With a wide range of best of breed offerings, MeritTrac has successfully helped institutions automate its examination processes from application forms processing to examination delivery including Just-In-Time Question Paper Printing, candidate authentication to digital evaluation of answer scripts. For more information, visit www.merittrac.com
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