Name: Veen Pula (Praveen K Pula)
Company: Woxsen University
Education: Business Model Innovation: Changing the Game Cambridge Judge Business School
Summary: He has been a true education visionary, working in higher education space for the last 16+ years. He started his education venture overseas in UK in 2004; followed by Woxsen School of Business, Hyderabad in 2014, now Woxsen University.
He runs a well-diversified group with interests in education, foods and hospitality space. With many recognitions to its name, Woxsen is amongst the Top Ranked Universities of the country, and focuses on differentiated and applied learning. His staunch vision for Woxsen led to many grand facilities at its campus namely the expansive Library, Bloomberg Finance Lab and the Sports Arena, which are amongst the largest in India. His other notable ventures include Infizic Hospitality Services LLP.
Praveen has enjoyed global recognition on multiple occasions. His persistence, global vision and leadership skills has won him many accolades and awards on national & international levels.
• Ernst & Young, which validated The World Consulting & Research Corporation recognized him as India’s Emerging Business Leader in Education 2013-14.
• 16th Fastest Growing Company in the UK 2012 awarded by Virgin Sunday Times Fast Track 100 in the presence of Sir Richard Branson himself
• Businessman of the Year 2013 by Asian Lite
• Nomination for the European Business Awards for three consecutive years: 2012- 13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 by RSM Tenon to name a few.
• Elite member of prestigious Young President’s Organization (YPO – Hyderabad) & Accelerate 250: UK Prime Minister’s Initiative of Super Entrepreneurs.
• Woxsen School of Business was also recognized as the Most Promising Brand 2013-14.
With Woxsen, he has created a truly global educational institution which aims at making a tangible difference to the society and disrupt the education space in India
• AICTE approved & amongst the youngest to be accredited by NBA, Govt. of India
• Youngest B-School to be conferred with prestigious memberships by the largest global accreditation bodies in business education AMBA (UK) & AACSB (US)
• Acquired Global EFMD Membership for B-School
• Partnered with 50+ Top Ranked Global Universities across the 4 areas of student exchange, faculty exchange, curriculum design and collaborative research.
• School of Business, Woxsen University was recently awarded with South Region Rank 4 among the Top Pvt. B-Schools in India by Business World and All India Rank 14 in Top 100 BSchools by Times B-School Ranking 2021
• School of Arts & Design, Woxsen University was recently awarded All India Rank 2 by IIRF (Education Post)
• School of Technology, Woxsen University was Ranked 1 in All India Top Emerging Engineering Institute by Times Engineering Institute Ranking 2021 and Outlook Magazine.
• Woxsen University is recognised with 3 felicitations towards Outstanding B-School for providing Global Exposure, Outstanding Contribution towards Academic Excellence and Industry Interface and Best Design Institute for Innovation and Artistic Vision in India.
Veen has taken up the challenge of nurturing an entrepreneurial mindset in every individual. His strong focus on practice, experience, skill and hands-on learning is the driving force behind all his Ventures. Praveen has always taken a keen interest in being an investor. He has invested in multiple companies in the past and motivated start up founders to realize their dream.