Roman Saini is a 24 year old youth who previously had a medical degree (from AIIMS), cracked civil services and went on to become the assistant collector of Jabalpur. He had an extremely bright future ahead of him as the government servant. But he resigned from his post after two years last week. The reason – He wanted to help other students realise their ambitions.
For that he started Unacademy. He uploads lectures on his Unacademy platform on YouTube for those aspiring to become doctors, civil servants, computer programmers, even experts in foreign languages.Ten followers have cleared the civil services exams and more than 1.1 crore have viewed the videos, while Unacademy has 20,000 Twitter followers and 64,000 Facebook likes.
Roman has partnered with his friend Gaurav Munjal, who stepped down as the CEO of his Bengaluru based start up and put the proceeds from the sale of his company towars unacademy.
“My focus is on making quality education accessible,” says Saini, “and I think the offline mode is not the way to achieve it.” He reckons that there is a massive need for technological intervention due to paucity of infrastructure and human resources to meet the demand of millions. “That is why I decided to pursue full-time the concept of Unacademy,” he said.
More power to you Roman and Gaurav!