About UsWith technology evolving rapidly, educational institutions across the spectrum from
schools, colleges and universities
have to adapt to this new normal. Upswing leans into its rich legacy of creating value in the world of
education to design, develop comprehensive and holistic systems and software to address real-world challenges
faced by higher
institutions. It is built to ensure that every facet of higher education is covered: admissions, learning
ERP, skills training and development, classroom management and examinations management.
Upswing’s mission: create integrated systems that are fail-safe, robust, scalable and
designed to address
Challenge, for a seamless and simplified higher educational management experience.
EDUCATION TRANSFORMS LIVES, BUT WHAT TRANSFORMS EDUCATION? It is this question that led to the creation of Upswing, a jewel from the
House of MS Ramaiah. A rich legacy, M S Ramiah
has been transforming lives of students by providing state-of-the-art education with the establishment of
colleges and M S
Ramaiah University in the state of Karnataka, India.
The vision of M S Ramaiah continues to this day, with the 3rd generation of
the family having taken on the mantle.
Continuing to provide the best education, educational facilities and introducing technology in the mix. It
is this constant
and relentless endeavour to change the status quo and improve the quality of education that has helped MSR to
Being one of the pioneers and leading educators in the country with Upswing,
the legacy continues to enrich and transform educational instiututions to provide quality education to those
who are hungry to learn.
Our Management Team
Navakoti Ram M.A.Chairman and Managing DirectorNavakoti Ram holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management Studies from the
University Of Nottingham, United Kingdom and
Master's degree in International Business from the Grenoble Graduate School of Business, London. He has been a
and Advisor at the Ramaiah Group of Institutions, Bengaluru (since 2014) and Director at Navkis Group of
2017). Prior to taking a plunge into the family business he has worked at Accor group's Sofitel BKC in the
Sales, Marketing and Revenue Management department and in the capacity of Business Development & Consulting at
Somendra ChoudharyExecutive DirectorSomendra Choudhary holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and
Communications Engineering. He has worked with some of the most recognised educational institutions in various
capacities and was instrumental in setting up and managing the Global Institute of Corporate Education,
Bengaluru. His extensive experience with different technology platforms combined with a strong business acumen
has been instrumental in laying the foundation of the product roadmap for Upswing. His ambition is to build
Upswing into one of the most higher-education friendly management systems in the country.
Anuradha KamathCEO & Executive DirectorAnuradha Kamath is an alumnus of Manipal Institute of Technology and
completed her Master’s in Business Administration from M.S.Ramaiah Institute of Management. A passionate
second generation entrepreneur who loves conquering new challenges, she has over 15 years of valuable
experience in the field of education and has been involved with numerous online businesses. Her prior stint in
academics has helped Upswing truly develop a product which addresses different areas and challenges in
education management - from examinations, admissions, finance to skill training and development.
Our Advisory Board Member
Bharath ShivappaAdvisory Board MemberBharath Shivappa serves as an Advisor on the firm’s strategy and growth
initiatives. He is currently the Chief Strategy Officer at J S Law. He has led Sales & Marketing at Deloitte
India as Director. With over a decade at Deloitte, Bharath has rich experience in market strategy,
branding initiatives and sales. He led several successful marketing initiatives that have helped
companies increase their bottom line. Prior to Deloitte, he also worked at Vodafone India as a strategic account
manager for sales. His experience in legal, consulting and technology makes him a regular speaker at
industry forums organized by BCIC, FKCCI and educational institutes. Bharath has an MBA from Cochin
Dr.Vidya Shankar ShettyAdvisory Board MemberDr. Vidya Shankar Shetty has been involved in every facet of education
including teaching, administration, strategies, training, and R & D. She has been involved with K-12 and
Higher Education areas of education governance, been a key member of various management teams. She helped
set up several new institutions be it schools, colleges or universities. She leads from the front and has
held various leadership positions in reputed educational institutions as Principal, Director or CAO both in
India and abroad. Her passion for achieving organizational goals combined with her hands-on experience in
strategies for academic institutions make her an indomitable planner, organizer and implementer of ideas par