Beas Dev Ralhan


Next Education India Private Limited

Beas Dev Ralhan is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of the Next Education Private Limited, a technology-driven education enterprise, headquartered in Hyderabad.

Beas co-founded the organization in 2007 along with Raveendranath Kamath, IIT Kharagpur alumnus. In less than a decade, the organization is one of the largest education solutions providers in India. As figures say, the company is reaching close to 2bn in revenues.

Firmly believing that a real change in education can take place with teachers adopting and incorporating technology in the child’s learning process, Ralhan is driving the technological team at Next Education in working towards bringing technological innovations in the education sector. In recognition of his immense contribution to the K–12 education segment, CII (Southern Regional) bestowed upon him the ‘Emerging Entrepreneur’ award in 2015.

Focussing on learning via technology, Next Education aims to create a difference in the lives of millions of students. Under Beas’ leadership, Next Education has already begun to secure a foothold in the Middle East, and is now looking at expansions in Africa also.

He has an integrated masters degree from IIT- Bombay and an MBA from the London Business School. Prior to Next Education, Beas worked as an entrepreneur, investment manager and consultant for around a decade in firms such as FreshPixel India Pvt Ltd, Retort Software India Pvt Ltd, PartyGaming LLC, and Infosys.


Innovation Stage

25 February 2020 | 11:45 - 12:45 | Technology in Education: Empowering Learners & Transforming Institutional Culture

One of the most important roles of technology in education is its ability to make knowledge and information ubiquitously available. Also if it is not access controlled, technology also succeeds inproviding an equal opportunity platform with little or no discrimination.

In this session, panelists will discuss:

  • Is technology actually working for education institutions-making institutions more relevant and engaging, increasing student achievement; attracting, preparing, and retaining high-quality teachers and improving parental engagement?
  • Innovative models to optimize learning through technology adoption.
  • More and quicker or differently and better: How can we make the most of technology tosupport learning and culture in our institutions?
  • Making learning more effective: using mobile devices, blended learning, cloud infrastructure, extended reality, analytics & adaptive technologies, machine & deep learning, internet of things, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality or someother technology?
  • Role of Social Median education