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“We help teenagers & youth to bring out their creativity & become a highly successful professional so that they can achieve peace of mind, financial freedom & a career for life.”


Ankur Sharma has 19 years of experience in information technology , training and marketing. He is working as senior manager in one of the top consultancy/ IT service multi national organization. His experience includes running  training institute for competitive exams like GRE , GMAT & CAT. He manages large portfolio of multinational clientele.
He drives multiple initiative of training , capability building and creating large resource pools for US clients. He organize training on latest cutting edge technologies like digital , cloud , AI and Robotic process Automation. Ankur has rich experience in handling clients for countries Korea , Mexico , Taiwan , United states of America. He has spent significant number of years in counties like America and south Korea. He has managed multi year million dollar contracts for world leaders in Banking and Insurance domain. He has deep expertise , knowledge of latest and upcoming technology trends in BFSI industry. With such an amazing experience overseas, he is adding value to our Times & Trends Academy , Koregaon Park.


Darshini Kapadia is an Interior Designer by profession. She brings along a rich experience of 17+ years in the field of Interior Designing. She has handled various projects namely for VFS Singapore, VFS Australian office, Chain of Sub-Way restaurants. She has also worked closely for some Government & Defence projects. She specialise in interior designing project of Schools, Educational Institutes & Residential Projects. She also shares her concepts in creating Sculptures, Murals and Designer Planters. She owns an Art Gallery and uses her creativity to enhance the beautification and fills in silent spaces. Not only National projects in Chennai, Pune, Mumbai and Marthwada, Darshini has completed her projects internationally as well. A residential project in Bangladesh was a much appreciated and now a Café & Truck Bar project in Australia is in pipeline. With her rich experience in Interior Designing and also as an Entrepreneur with good International exposure, she is adding value to Times & Trends Academy, Koregaon Park.

Divyesh Kapadia has a rich experience in the field of Marketing and Sales. He is a Commerce graduate & MBA topper specialized in Marketing. Divyesh comes from a corporate background and has served for Big Brands like ICICI Lombard, Idea Cellular & Radio Mirchi (BCCL – Times Group). With a rich experience of 18+ years in field of Marketing and Sales and having worked across cities like Aurangabad, Pune & Nagpur, he is currently a consultant for many brands in developing their businesses. He also owns an Art Gallery where he imports Artefact, Manufactures Sculptures & has his distribution network market across India. With such rich corporate experience, he is helping us to grow our Academy effectively.


Kalpana Yerra is a certified extended Disc Administrator and an experienced Soft Skills Trainer. She has been training teachers and other faculties in various teaching methodologies as well as concepts in micro teaching methods. She has organized several workshops to help people focus on their strengths besides enabling them to have a ringside view of teaching concepts. Of late, she has been implementing various personality development workshops and seminars in the soft skills realms such as Art of Debating, Overcoming Stage Fear, Public Speaking, Presentation Skills, Grooming, General Etiquette, and so on. As a behavioral psychologist, she is also helping people realize their strengths and overcome their weaknesses. With such deep psychological knowledge in the field of education, she is helping us shape our vision for our students in an excellent way.

Neeraj Khemka is currently working as a Director in Broach Technology (India) Pvt. Ltd. After completing his Mechanical Engineering, he also completed MBA in Finance & Marketing from Indian School of Business,Hyderabad. He won the 1st Price in IIM-K Idea 2006 Entrepreneurship competition at ISB. He is now a part of the ISB Admissions Interview Panel. Worked in Tata Motors and Infosys after Engineering and Credit Suisse Bank in Zurich Switzerland after his MBA. He is very active in Sports, Mountain Trekking and Mountain Cycling. He played at the state level in Table Tennis at the Junior level winning many medals. He has completed many mountain trekking expeditions and mountain cycling races in India and Europe. He was known as the 1st Indian to successfully complete the tough mountain cycling race in Czech Republic, CT Author in Cup 2017. In last few years, with his hard work he transformed the company from a locally operating to an export-oriented company. As a part of this export push, Broach technology is now a supplier to the world’s most prestigious Car and Automotive brands. Considering his illustrious background and his entrepreneurial skills, he is sure to add great insights and grow Times & Trends Academy, Koregaon Park to greater heights.


Nupur Bendale is the Founder and Director of Marketing Guruz, a brand strategy, Marketing, and Advertising firm based in Pune and Nashik, Maharashtra. He has helped several brands reach their goals with his creative approach. He has demonstrated his strong suit in Promotional Strategies, Brand Communication & Management, Event Management, PR & Communication, and Digital Marketing. Nupur has over 10 years of experience in Marketing and manages to get the perfect blend of traditional and newer digital methods of marketing in a beautiful way. Before venturing into the world of marketing and advertising, Nupur was heading sales in companies like Dr. Reddy’s, GSK, and Emcure. His work got featured in 8 international publications. With his deep understanding of the markets, consumer perceptions, and creative approach he transcended into marketing and advertising. From campaign planning to delivery, he is involved in every step to ensure creative vision and execution are aligned with his client’s goals and their customer’s needs. He has worked with more than 200+ brands in different industries. His immense knowledge of branding and advertising will surely add value to the growth here at Times & Trends Academy, Koregaon Park.

Saji Pulikan has deep understanding of Corporate and Individual Investment requirements, having started his career with IL&FS Mutual Funds and then worked with Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd for more than 13 years – At Kotak his team was managing Assets upto Rs.7,500 crs for various Corporates and HNIs advising them on different products right from Mutual funds to customised Structures in the Debt, Equity and Real Estate segments. His Core Beliefs are:
1) Start Saving Early, no matter how much you earn right from your first salary.
2) Differentiate Between Asset and Liability.
3) Contingent Funds: Always have a Plan B in Life – CASH IS KING in business and in personal Life.
4) Create Passive / Other Income other than your Salary / Business Income.
5) Avoid Debt Trap & Fancy Loans if these loans are not adding any economic value.

With such amazing & helpful financial & investment insights, he is providing right advise thereby
balancing the growth here at Times & Trends Academy, Koregaon Park.


Siddharth Golikere, has 2 decades of Corporate & Investment Banking experience in full life-cycle, origination & execution of large ticket size deals with very large to medium turnover spectrum corporates, having closed 50+ cases. His focus has been in origination & intensive customer engagement for the execution of transactions in new names coupled with strong negotiation and networking skills. He has deep credit knowledge with a proven and consistent track record of origination, structuring and execution to achieve client objectives within regulatory, return and risk constraints. He has worked with banks like DBS Bank, Yes Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank. His last assignment was as head of Corporate Banking Yoma Bank (bank of Yoma Group, a listed company on Singapore stock exchange) having Banking operations in Myanmar. His rich experience in Banking & Finance will surely add value to the growth here at Times & Trends Academy, Koregaon Park.

Sumit Burad is a qualified CA & holds more than 18+years of experience in Corporate Finance. Also has ample of experience in Fund Raising, Advisory Services, Accounting, Credit evaluation for Banks, Corporate Outsourcing assignments; both in the field of manufacturing Industry & Banking as well. Sumit has worked as Finance & Administration Head at Sarita Group (One of the largest manufacture of Plastic Water Tanks), mainly focusing on the project’s Fund Raising, Balance Sheet Finalizations. He also successfully steered the Group to expand its core activity of plastic management and diversity into Mining, IT Parks and Real Estate. With such a vast corporate finance experience, he his helping us to grow with our Mission here at Times & Trends Academy, Koregaon Park.


Tejas Patil is the Co-head of Real Estate Services at Sanctum Wealth Management in Mumbai. He holds an Degree in Chemical Engineering from UDCT (University of Mumbai, Dept. of Chemical Technology) and MMS (Master of Management Studies) degree from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS).Also has done his CFA (Level 2) from CFA Institute, USA. He carries 17+ years rich experience in spanning Investment Banking, Private Equity, Real Estate Advisory and Wealth Management. At Nisus Finance Services Co Pvt. Ltd. he was the Head of Fund Raising and Investor Relations and an Director as well. Prior to Nisus, he was heading an independent Real Estate Investment Advisory firm and was in-charge of Alternate Investment Solutions at ASK Group advising Ultra HNIs on Structured Products, PE, RE investments and Estate Planning.

He was also with Axis Bank Capital Markets ECB / FCCB desk where he appraised transactions up to USD 500 mn. With such amazing experience, he is helping us for our growth here at Times & Trends Academy, Koregaon Park