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After completing BE Information Technology from DJ Sanghvi College, he went to University of Washington for MS in HCI in Fall 2014 through Collegepond Counselling. He now works as an Interaction Designer at Google.

Aaron Brako: Interaction Designer at Google

After completing BE Computer Engineering from Sardar Patel Institute of Technology, attended Syracuse University for MS in CS in Fall 2013 through Collegepond Counselling. Currently working as Data Analyst and Database Admin at Nasdaq.

Ankit Vasa: Data Analyst and Database Admin at Nasdaq.

Completed Mumbai University BE Computer Engineering and went to Indiana University Bloomington for MS in CS in Fall 2012 through Collegepond Counselling. He now works as an API Platform Software Engineer at Blue Jeans Network.

Deepesh Thakkar: API Platform Software Engineer at Blue Jeans Network.

After completing Mumbai University BE COmputer Engineering, he went to Michigan State University for MS in BA and Stratergy via Collegepond Counselling. Now working as a Sales Strategy,Planning & Analytics Manager at Trinet.

Anish Gandhi: Sales Strategy,Planning & Analytics Manager at Trinet.

After completing BE IT from Swami Vivekanand Institute of Engineering and Technology, attended University of Illinois at Chicago for MS in CS in Fall 2013 through Collegepond Counselling. Currently working as an IT Business Analystat at RedMane Technology.

Simran Jeet Kaur: IT Business Analystat at RedMane Technology.

Completed Mumbai University BE Computer Engineering and went to New York University (NYU) for MS in CS in Fall 2013 through Collegepond Counselling. She now works as a Technology Associate at Morgan Stanley.

Pooja Patil : Technology Associate at Morgan Stanley.

After completing BE Electronics and Telecommunication from DJ Sanghvi College, he went to Northeastern University for MS in CS in Fall 2012 through Collegepond Counselling. He now works as an Software Developer at Imprivata.

Rashid Ali Shaikh: Software Developer at Imprivata.

After completing BE Computer Engineering from Vidyalankar Institute of technology, he went to University of Florida for MS in CS via Collegepond Counselling. Now working as a Software Engineer at Bloomberg LP.

Nishant Mehta: Software Engineer at Bloomberg LP.

After completing Mumbai University BE IT, attended Indiana University – Kelley School of Business for MS in MIS in Fall 2014 through Collegepond Counselling. Currently working as a Consultant at Deloitte.

Ankit Khandelwal: Consultant at Deloitte.

Completed Btech Computer Science from VJTI and went to Carnegie Mellon University for MS in HCL in Fall 2014 through Collegepond Counselling. She now works as a UX Designer at IBM.

Jeel Jasani: UX Designer at IBM.

After completing University of Mumbai BE Chemical, he went to Duke University for MEM in Fall 2013 through Collegepond Counselling. He now works as a Transaction Banking Analyst, North America Payments at Citi.

Dhaval Trivedi: Transaction Banking Analyst, North America Payments at Citi.

After completing Anna University BE Electronics, attended Carnegie Mellon University for MS in ECE in Fall 2013 through Collegepond Counselling. Currently working as a Software Development Lead at ICON Smartech Inc.

Ramesh Babu K: Software Development Lead at ICON Smartech Inc.

Completed BE Computer Engineering from Pune University and went to University of Cincinnati, College of Business for MS in IS in Fall 2012 through Collegepond Counselling. She now works as a Consultant at Deloitte.

Shripal Jain: Consultant at Deloitte.

After completing BE Electronics and Telecommunication, he went to Arizona State University for MS in Computer Engineering in Fall 2012 through Collegepond Counselling. He now works as a Storage Systems Software Engineer at Facebook.

Jubin Mehta: Storage Systems Software Engineer at Facebook.

After completing BE Chemical at Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, attended Carnegie Mellon University for MS in Chemical Engineering in Fall 2013 through Collegepond Counselling. Currently working as a Relief Systems Engineer at Provenance Consulting, LLC.

Owaiz Ebrahim: Relief Systems Engineer at Provenance Consulting, LLC.

Completed BE Computer Engineering from Mumbai University and went to Carnegie Mellon University for MS in IS management in Fall 2013 through Collegepond Counselling. Now working as a Product Manager at eBay Inc.

Tanveer Sachdeva: Product Manager at eBay Inc.

Completed BE Civil Engineering from Sardar Patel College of Engineering and went to Georgia Institute of Technology for MS in Civil Engineering in Fall 2013 through Collegepond Counselling. He now works as a Structural Engineer at Thornton Tomasetti.

Varun Ajmera: Structural Engineer at Thornton Tomasetti.

After completing BE Computer Engineering at D. J. Sanghvi College of Engineering, attended Duke University for MEM in Fall 2013 through Collegepond Counselling. Currently working as a Analyst, Product Management, Treasury & Trade Solutions at Citi.

Esha Shukla: Analyst, Product Management, Treasury & Trade Solutions at Citi.

Completed BE Electronics and Telecommunication from Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering and went to Babson College for MBA in Fall 2013 through Collegepond Counselling. Now working as a Operations and Tech Lead at India in a Box.

Ruchir Mashru: Operations and Tech Lead at India in a Box.

Completed BE Electronics and Telecommunication from Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering and went to Babson College for MBA in Fall 2013 through Collegepond Counselling. Now working as a Operations and Tech Lead at India in a Box.

Ruchir Mashru: Operations and Tech Lead at India in a Box.

Completed BE Computer Engineering from Mumbai University and went to Indiana University Bloomington for MS in CS in Fall 2013 through Collegepond Counselling. He now works as a Big Data Engineer at Ensighten.

Oliver Lewis: Big Data Engineer at Ensighten.

Completed BE Computer Engineerinng and Engineering and went to The George Washington University for MS in CS in Fall 2013 through Collegepond Counselling. Now working as a Big Data Engineer at Capital One.

Mustafa Dasorwala: Big Data Engineer at Capital One.

Completed BE Computer Engineering from Mumbai University and went to Texas A&M University – Mays Business School for MIS in Fall 2013 through Collegepond Counselling. Now working as a Consultant at Deloitte.

Kaustubh Sakhalkar: Consultant at Deloitte.

Completed BE Computer Engineering from Sinhgad College of Engineering and went to Cornell University for MS in Computer and IS in Fall 2013 through Collegepond Counselling. Now working as a Technology Analyst/ Software Developer at Bank of America.

Nikita Kalra: Technology Analyst/ Software Developer at Bank of America.

Completed BE Electrical Engineering from Mumbai University and went to Cornell University for MEng in ECE in Fall 2013 through Collegepond Counselling. He now works as a Software Engineer at Wayfair.

Darshan Shah: Software Engineer at Wayfair.

Completed BE Computer Engineering from D. J. Sanghvi College of Engineering and went to Columbia University for MS in CS in Fall 2013 through Collegepond Counselling. Now working as a Software Engineer at Apigee.

Pooja Jain: Software Engineer at Apigee.

Completed BE Production Engineering and went to Duke University for MEM in Fall 2013 through Collegepond Counselling. Now working as a Consultant – Financial Service Office at EY.

Samkit Shah: Consultant - Financial Service Office at EY.

After completing BE Electronics and Telecommunication at D. J. Sanghvi College of Engineering, attended University of Southern California for MS in CE in Fall 2013 through Collegepond Counselling. Currently working as a Staff Engineer (CPE-Layer 7) at Palo Alto Networks.

Ketul Sheth: Staff Engineer (CPE-Layer 7) at Palo Alto Networks.

Completed BE Electronics Engineering from Mumbai University and went to University of Maryland College Park for MS in Telecomm Eng. in Fall 2013 through Collegepond Counselling. He now works as a Product Application Engineer at JDSU.

Vivek Patel : Product Application Engineer at JDSU.

Completed BE Electronics and Telecommunication from D. J. Sanghvi College of Engineering and went to Carnegie Mellon University for MS in CE in Fall 2013 through Collegepond Counselling. He now works as a Software Developer at Riverbed Technology.

Jiten Mehta: Software Developer at Riverbed Technology.

After completing BE Electronics at Mumbai University, attended University of Pennsylvania for MS in Embedded Systems in Fall 2013 through Collegepond Counselling. Currently working as a CORE Technology Associate at Comcast.

Vinay Londhe: CORE Technology Associate at Comcast.

After completing BE Civil Engineering at VJTI, attended Columbia University for MS in Construction Management in Fall 2014 through Collegepond Counselling. Currently working as a BIM Engineer at EnTech Engineering PC.

Tanmay Bhalerao: BIM Engineer at EnTech Engineering PC.

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Introduction

Collegepond is an online/offline-counseling career guidance, test preparation and admissions counseling outfit.  Our primary goal is to guide you to success. Our strength lies in highlighting the most optimal path in achieving your career ambitions. Merely just getting into the college of your dreams will not promise you success in your future endeavors. Your success depends on the decisions and approach you take at every juncture of your experience be it higher education or working life. Based on our experiences in the US environment and inputs received from students who made it on Wall Street, Silicon Valley, Entrepreneurs, and other chosen walks of life, we believe that prior to embarking for higher education, a clear, well thought-out strategy is required. Best education counsellors in India

Spearheaded by Suraj Bajaj (Wharton ’91 and Columbia Business School ’98) and Jimeet Sanghavi (DJ Sanghvi ’04 and Stony Brook ’05), Collegepond boasts  of more than 97% admission success rate to date. Under their guidance, Collegepond has been successful in helping students obtain admission to the nation’s elite schools. Best education counsellors in India

What We Offer

Standardized tests are the only quantitative indicator to measure an applicant’s aptitude and abilities across the applicant pool.  Performance on tests should be taken seriously.  Collegepond has created a novel curriculum focused on helping students excel in GRE, GMAT, SAT, TOEFL and IELTS.  The curriculum has a individualistic focus in that it helps students “zero in” on key areas to improve so that the time utilized on preparation is spent effectively and efficiently.  Classes are held in the Mumbai region throughout the year.

Our strength lies in packaging your application so that you achieve your desired objectives. We determine the optimal way to highlight the applicant’s strengths and address any weaknesses or “holes” in his or her academic background, work experience or extracurricular activities.

Collegepond adopts a unique three-tier approach to counseling.  The focus is:

  • Assess student’s strengths and weaknesses through personal interview;
  •  Identify suitable programs and career options; and
  • Present the student in a unique manner highlighting his or her strengths.

For out-station candidates, Collegepond services can be availed through the Online Counselling programme. You can interact with the counsellors through our online platform and other conventional ways of communication. The programme includes:
– Career Counselling
– Admissions Counselling
– Visa Preparation
– Predeparture Guidance

Who We Are

Our Mission

Our mission is to add value for our students by helping them achieve the desired level of quality in their applications and thereby enable them to get into their dream university. We ensure our work has lasting benefits by developing a close bond with our students and being deeply committed to their success.

Our Values

Our commitment to support and add value for our students drives everything we do. We strive to facilitate our students with the right path to achieve their career goals. We offer comprehensive programmes and services which draw on our industry specific  knowledge and technical expertise.

Our Strategy

Our deep industry knowledge coupled with our experience gathered over the years enables us to bring fresh perspectives and creative thinking while working on university applications. Our unfailing spirit drives us to continually discover better ways to address students’ needs and ultimately deliver superior services.

OUR STARTUP YEAR

Suraj Bajaj’s vision and expertise in making excellent university applications brought Collegepond into existence. His undergraduate and graduate education from Ivy League universities coupled with over 10 years of international exposure aided students to make the right career decisions for themselves.

Trivia: ‘Collegepond’ was the first name that popped in Suraj’s head while naming the venture!

2003

Test Preparation

The quantitative factor of your applications are the standardized tests like GRE and TOEFL. It became imperative for us in order to achieve our students’ goals to prepare them right from the beginning. Collegepond began their personalized test preparation centres with experienced faculty members and exhaustive resources and mock papers. Our students made tremendous improvements, with an average increment of 17 points in GRE and 25 points in TOEFL.

2009

Introduction of 'Converge'

With technological advancements invading every possible field, we too realized its benefits to smoothen out the cumbersome application process for the students. Collegepond proudly introduced ‘CONVERGE’, our online portal to assist students during the year long application and visa process.

2015
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Achievements

In the next five years, Collegepond witnessed scores of students getting into the Top universities of the world such as Yale University, University of Oxford, University of California – Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, Duke University, London School of Business, London School of Economics, University of Hong Kong, INSEAD, Nanyang Technological University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and many more…

2008

Enhancements of Services

We built stronger relationships with students and parents which led to enhancing our services further. In order to meet their requirement, we introduced career counseling sessions for students at early stages of their education, financial guidance for parents, pre-departure services for students to make the transition to other countries smoother, parents’ visitor visas, sessions with ex-students, interview preparations for internships abroad, scholarship and funding assistance.

2012

Enlarging our Scope

To date, Collegepond has successfully helped over 5000 students establish themselves in countries abroad such as USA, Canada, Germany, UK, Australia, etc. Many of them are currently placed in diverse Fortune 500 companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Bloomberg, Amazon, At&T, Mckinsey and Company and more…

2017

Our Skills

Our results speak volumes of our skills to get students placed in their desired university and course. The counselors are well-versed with the application and visa processes and understand what the admission committee looks for in an applicant’s profile. Best education counsellors in India

Students admitted in Top 50 universities of the world

Students admitted in Top 20 universities of the world

Students received job offers ater graduation

Students with 320+ in GRE through our Classes

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Meet Our Team

About Us 1

Suraj Bajaj

Suraj Bajaj

MBA Counsellor / Co-founder

Suraj Bajaj has spent most of his life in the US. He has an undergraduate dual degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a MBA from Columbia Business School.

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    Jimeet Sanghavi

    Jimeet Sanghavi

    Graduate Counsellor / Co-Founder

    Jimeet Sanghavi has relocated back from USA after a stint of 6 years which saw him get a Master's Degree in CS from Stony Brook University and work with Wall Street firms.

      Neha Shah

      Neha Shah

      Neha Shah

      SAT and ACT Counsellor

      Neha has been teaching/counseling for SAT/ACT, 10 years in USA & since past 4 years in Mumbai. Education: Dual MBA in Marketing from Uni. of Pittsburgh, USA.

        Jatin Karani

        Jatin Karani

        Jatin Karani

        Mentor

        With an MBA in Finance from Kelley School of Business, USA and over 7 years of experience in the Finance sector, he counsels MBA students.

          Advait Phatarfod

          Advait Phatarfod

          Advait Phatarfod

          Mentor

          With a Masters degree in Real Estate Finance and Investments and experience in Project Management, Consultancy and Finance, he mentors students who wish to pursue Masters in USA.

            Karuna Rohra

            Karuna Rohra

            Mentor

            With a Masters degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University, she mentors students at Collegepond.

              Sonal Jain

              Sonal Jain

              Mentor

              With a Masters degree in CS from Georgia Tech she guides students with their applications.

                Kanika Shet

                Kanika Shet

                Mentor

                With a Masters degree in Management of Technology from New York University, she guides students with their applications.

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