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The Next Genius Scholarship Program was co-founded in 2014 by the dynamic father-son duo of Naveen & Neeraj Mandhana. They follow in the footsteps of the late Shree Bhawarlalji Mandhana, retired Judge, Rajasthan High Court and retired Law Secretary of Rajasthan. 


Naveen Mandhana, Director of Videocon Industries Limited and an engineer by education is an alumnus of BITS, Pilani. He actively overlooks the management of the program. 


Neeraj Mandhana is a distinguished career counselor based in Mumbai and is an alumnus of the University of Cambridge and UCLA. He overlooks the talent search process and manages all college and corporate partnerships.


The program is made possible by generous donations raised from individual citizens, Indian corporations and leading partner colleges abroad. 

Next Genius Founders

Naveen Mandhana

Fundraising Head

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Neeraj Mandhana

Program Director


Devesh Lathi



Radha Venkatraman

Outreach Manager


Devika Agarwal

Program Manager

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Kajol Shah

Communications Expert

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