Manjula Pooja Shroff is IIM Ahmedabad alumni, entrepreneur with dedicated and diverse experience in the field of education. She is a postgraduate from York University and executive alumni from London School of Economics. Manjula started and successfully operated number of educational institutes and social projects making noteworthy contribution to the Society. Proven ability to operate educational institutions with innovative ideas and hands on management. She is a recipient of ‘Secular India Harmony Award’ by President of India, amongst number of awards conferred in the career spanning over two decades.
i. Executive Trainee in Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Ltd.(1987‐88)
ii. Computer Programmer / Administrator, C.P.D.G.E. – University of Delhi (1988‐89)
iii. Management Coordinator (1989‐90) Calorx (India) Ltd. Formation of Calorx India Ltd.
iv. Executive Director (1990‐97) Calorx Group is involved in various areas of infrastructure leasing in mining areas and real estate development besides hospitality industry and telecommunications.
v. Director In‐Charge: Calorx Group of Companies (Since 1992)
vi. Managing Trustee: Calorx Foundation (Since 1995) & Calorx Education and Research Foundation
vii. CEO & Managing Director : Altus Learning Pvt. Ltd. Formerly known as Calorx Education
Company Pvt. Ltd. (Since 2008)
Specific Education expertise
K‐12 Best practices/21st century learning / HR tools in School Management
Brief Overview of Projects:
Social Activities / Membership:
i. Worked in Summer Eye Camps as part of Rotary Club 1980 and 1981.
ii. Awarded the ‘Nightingale Award’ – Interact club (Rotary) 1980.
iii. Worked in Leprosy Campus in the adopted Nehru & Gandhi Villages – Summer 1982.
iv. Started a Public Recreation Park at Shahid Nagar, Bhubaneshwar providing facilities such a basketball with floodlight facility, Indoor Chess, IT, Gym, Outdoor play ground, jogging path, etc. in 1989.
v. Supported Children Relief & You through [CRY] New Delhi, 1993.
vi. Supported and adopted children through World Vision India 1995.
vii. Was Member on Advisory Committee for 1 year during 1999 ‐ 2000 at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani School, Jamnagar, Surat, Patalganga, Gujarat.
viii. Founded the Calorx Institute of Technology: an engineering program on ASIC chip design in year 2000. In 2003 this program merged into the in‐house training of e‐Infochips Pvt. Ltd.
ix. Started Visamo Shelter Camp for earthquake victims in 2001. This camp provided shelter to 1800 people for two months. Provided Psychological healing to women and children through various therapies. Besides aiding the victims to settle down through donating household items and food kits.
x. Adopted the Karuna Trust Hospital for one month to provide orthopedic operations for the earthquake victims. 40 patients were provided foreign implants as well as Jaipur Foot, besides medical therapy.
xi. Awarded Honorary Membership, Research Advisory Board, American Biographical Society. 2002‐03.
xii. Awarded Honorary Membership, Rotary Club of India, Greater Ahmedabad. 2002‐03.
xiii. Awarded Honorary Membership (Lok Adalat) Legal Advisory Cell, High Court of Gujarat. 2002‐03.
xiv. Awarded Honorary Member of Jury, Eklavya Education Awards 2002‐04.
xv. Awarded Honorary Fellowship of Australian Asian Institute of Civil Leadership, 2005.
xvi. Founding member of TiE: The Indus Entrepreneur was started in Silicon Valley and is a mentoring base for entrepreneurs worldwide. 2006‐2008
School Reconstruction Project: Dhangadhra Taluka, Gujarat:
Massive devastation caused by the earthquake in Kutch had reduced almost 4000 primary schools unusable and unsafe for children. Committed to the cause of education, Calorx Foundation reconstructed over 40 Govt. run primary schools to re‐establish and restore education in the primary levels of Class I‐VII. These schools are spread of 71 villages of the District.
1. Chairperson, CII Indian Women Network ‐ Gujarat State Chapter since April, 2014
2. Independent Director at Gujarat Gas Company Ltd.
3. Independent Director, Eimco Elecon (India) Ltd.
4. Independent Director, Sabarmati Gas Ltd.
Has written several articles on Education for news dailies like Times of India, Economic Times and DNA.
Had written a weekly individual Sunday column called Wind Back in DNA for more than 5 years.
Vision Ambassador for India@75:
A India wide movement started by Prof C K Prahlad, Distinguished Professor, Michigan to create a 20 year vision document for India, after collecting primary voices of all stakeholders. 2008‐2009.
i. Awarded the ‘Secular India Harmony Award’ (United Children’s Movement) by the then President of India Shri Shankar Dayal Sharma.
ii. Awarded the ‘Bharat Vikas Award’ from International Business Council in 1997.
iii. Awarded the ‘Eminent Citizen of India Award’ by National & International Compendium in 1998.
iv. Awarded 21st Century Millennium Award by International Institute of Education & Management in 2000.
v. Awarded ‘Education Excellence Award’ by Management Studies Promotion Institute in 2001.
vi. Awarded ‘Vidya Rattan Award’ by Management Studies Promotion Institute in 2002.
vii. Awarded ‘Contemporary Who’s Who’ & ‘Women of the Year’ by American Biographical Society, North Carolina, in 2002.
viii. Pride of India International Award by International Business Council in 2004.
ix. Honorary Fellowship by Australian – Asian Institute of Civil Leadership in 2005.
x. Felicitated “Nari Shakti Award” by Jasu Shilpi Foundation in December, 2013.
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