A B.Sc. (Chemistry) graduate from the Bombay University where he was a rank holder. He completed his postgraduate program in management from IIM-Ahmedabad, the foremost management institute in India. After completion of his post graduation, he worked for six years with Godrej and Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. in the field of Marketing and Sales.
Subsequently, he worked for one and a half years with M/s. VJ Info Systems Ltd. in Hyderabad as head of the Education and Training Division.
He is one of the promoter-directors of the Advanced Educational Activities Pvt. Ltd. (AEAPL), operating under the brand name T.I.M.E.
Headquartered in Secunderabad, T.I.M.E. is a formidable brand in the field of education training across the country. With 188 offices in 96 cities and training about 1,50,000 students a year, it is the leading entrance training institute in India.
Manek has been associated full-time with T.I.M.E. for the last 24 years training and guiding students in preparing for a large variety of entrance exams. Even today, he takes a personal interest in the careers of young people and guides students in their exam and GD and interview preparation as well as in selecting the right B-Schools to apply to.
Manek has been associated with a variety of functional areas at T.I.M.E. from accounting and finance to advertising and marketing. Like all first generation entrepreneurs he believes that if a job has to be done, it has to be done.
Manek is a keen follower of a wide range of sports and is happiest watching cricket or tennis on television. He also enjoys listening to music and is an avid reader. Wodehouse remains his all-time favourite author.
A graduate in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Trivandum, Kerala. He completed his Post Graduate Programme in Business Management from Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur. He started his career with M/S Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Pvt Ltd, Mumbai and worked in various functions like after sales service, sales, branch management for nearly 8 years and left the organization as a Branch Head.
Subsequently he joined M/S Bahwan Automotive Centre in sales management function heading the national sales of Daewoo Automobiles in Sultanate of Oman for four and half years.
Pramod Kumar is one of the promoter-directors of Advanced Educational Activities Pvt. Ltd. (AEAPL), operating under the brand name T.I.M.E. and associated with the organization since 1995 on a full time basis. The organization is present across the length and breadth of the country through an efficient network of offices and offers various courses to prepare school and college level students for their competitive selection process to various higher educational areas.
With his extensive past experience in various managerial functions, he is able to give strong foundation and direction to T.I.M.E. in its current activities and do the planning for the future growth. He is involved in all functions of the organization like training, faculty development, content research and development, business development etc.
Pramod Kumar is actively associated with social organizations like Rotary Club and other charitable educational and religious organizations and held various leadership positions in them. He is interested in films, drama, and dance and enjoys listening to all types of music.
Is an alumnus of IIT, Madras and IIM, Ahmedabad. He was a rank-holder at both the places, and at IIM, Ahmedabad he was a recipient of the prestigious Industrial Scholarship (or I-School) which is awarded to the top 15 students at the institute. After completing his Post Graduation in Management from IIM Ahmedabad, Viswanath worked for one year in the field of Management Consultancy and for six years in Sales & Marketing.
His last assignment at Godrej was as the national sales head for computer peripherals, from where, he moved on in 1992 to start Advanced Educational Activities Pvt. Ltd. (AEAPL), operating under the brand name T.I.M.E.
Viswanath also has about 26 years of experience in training and guiding students preparing for CAT and many other competitive exams.
As a founder-director of T.I.M.E., Viswanath has been at the forefront of the planning and implementation of the expansion of T.I.M.E. across the country. Today, T.I.M.E. is a formidable brand in the field of education and training with 188 offices in 96 cities across the country, training over 1,50,000 students a year. The fact that T.I.M.E. has become the leading institute in a number of courses it offers, as well as the unmatched results its students get, bears testimony to the leadership and direction that Viswanath has been able to provide to the organisation.
His main focus now is to take T.I.M.E. to the next phase of growth.