A Malayali born in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, Manish spent most of his childhood with his maternal grandparents. His grandfather who in his initial days served as an exemplary teacher was Manish’s inspiration behind his foray and long-standing career in the field of education. His grandparents not only set the young man on the right path but also imbibed values and principles which continue to shape his life. From humble beginnings to setting up an entire educational institute at a young age and going forward to co establish a distance learning institute of his own, Manish certainly has paved his way into the field of education. Manish did his schooling from MGM senior secondary School and moved to Pune, the Oxford of the East for higher studies. He completed his Masters in Bussiness Administration from the prestigious university. He also started working at the tender age of 19 years which helped him greatly in molding his thoughts and understanding the workings of the education sector.