A technologist at heart, Rajat believes that technology, when applied to a well-defined problem, can lead to unbelievable results. He is a firm believer in the mantra that solutions present themselves once we ask the right questions. His love affair with technology started at the age of 10 when he started tinkering with electronics. At 12, Rajat built his first radio receiver using vacuum tubes. At 13, he built a wireless transmitter that had a range of 50 feet.
Rajat mastered the skill of taking standardized tests at an early age by scoring better than 99 percentile on most exams including the CET (the Indian equivalent of the SAT), the GATE (the Indian equivalent of the GRE, including the technical GRE), and the GMAT. Rajat stands out as one of the two students in the country selected by Nokia Research (NRC) Germany for a fully-funded Master’s degree at IIT Delhi and subsequent internship at NRC Germany.
Post MBA (from Babson where he received full fellowship), Rajat was hired by Honeywell as Marketing and Business Development Manager to grow its wireless business. During his 4 years at Honeywell, he helped grow the business from $2M to $25M. In August 2010, Rajat founded e-GMAT with Payal Tandon to fulfill his dream to democratize test prep education by leveraging technology to provide high quality, personalized, and effective education at affordable prices.
At e-GMAT, Rajat takes care of marketing, and setting the direction for the future fusion of learning with technology. Rajat developed the e-GMAT Critical Reasoning course and was a key contributor in the Reading Comprehension and Sentence Correction courses.
Rajat has authored 5 patents. Rajat was an avid cricketer and captained 4 teams. He has also played for the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen in Germany. Currently, he is preparing to run a half marathon.
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