// About Us

Areté was conceived on January 2, 2010, in Dehradun, with the hope to revolutionize Competitive Entrance Test Training,  Aptitude Enhancement, Personality Development and Admission Consulting in and around Uttarakhand, India & the World. Our services currently include indigenous teaching content and resource development; in-house training for examinations such as the CAT, GRE, GMAT, MAT and Campus Placement for Engineering & Management Students; Personal/Institutional/Corporate training programs on Aptitude Enhancement, Personality Development and Soft Skills; and, Faculty Training Programs for aspiring teachers & trainers.

In the past four years, Arete Education & Consultancy Services (AECS) Pvt. Ltd. has expanded its operations to the three nodal cities of Uttarakhand: Roorkee, Pantnagar & Dehradun.

The details of these are as follow:

  • Roorkee Chapter: In Roorkee, we have so far catered exclusively to the students of IIT. In our first year of operations, we mustered 45 students in total (20 for the CAT), of which one student, Vasudha Khurana, made it to IIM Ahmedabad after scoring a 99.8th percentile in the CAT. Last year, however, we had 96 students of IITR preparing with us for the CAT, GMAT & GRE combined, and, by this, we defeated all National Brands operating in the region at their own game. Of our second batch, several students made it to prestigious B Schools and score high marks in the New GRE and the GMAT, a few of whom are: Shashank Shekhar, IIM Ahmedabad; Abhinav Duggal, IIM Ahmedabad; Razak Gupta, IIM – C (Kolkata), Yash Gupta, XLRI Jamshedpur; Bharat Polineni, IIM Lucknow; Aditya Maruvada, New GRE Score – 333/340; and Agniv Dutta, GMAT – 720. We had over 120 students of IIT Roorkee preparing with us for the 2013 exams, making us the most sought after institute in Roorkee. 2013 also saw the likes of Agniv Dutta and Adity Garg who made it to the ISB – Young Leader’s Program. 
  •  Pantnagar Chapter: In August 2011, we started our first batches for the CAT, GMAT & GRE on campus at GBPUAT, Pantnagar, for which we received formal permission from the Vice Chancellor. We we’ve been granted permission to conduct our retail programs on campus at the College of Technology, GBPUAT, Pantnagar. In our first year there itself, we managed to start two batches. Although our total strength of students was merely 25 last year, the CAT 2012 topper of GBPUAT was our student Bharat Bhushan (99.23%ile) and another student Anurag Pandey, converted IIM Ahmedabad (ABM) and IRMA. Presently, we have around 45 students of GBPUAT studying with us for 2014 exams.
  • Dehradun Chapter: Our Head Office is situated at No. 47, Neshvilla Road, Opp. Shiv Kali Mandir. The students who study with us in Dehradun hail from DIT, GEU, UPES, ICFAI Tech, IMS, TULA’s and SGRR, and our Doon students have made it to colleges such as IIM-Indore, XLRI, IIT Kanpur, MDI Gurgaon, IIFT, TISS, IMT Ghaziabad, FORE, DU, Wellingkars, XISS, SIBM, and many more. Our first GRE student in Doon, Ms. Swastika Singhal, COER, has completed her MS in Computer Science at Stony Brooke, Long Island, New York, after scoring 1460/1600 at the (old) GRE. Close to follow on her heels were the DITians Anurag Sharma, who scored 740 in the GMAT and is studying in London School of Economics, and Deepanshu Madan, who is currently in UCLA.
  • Institutional Tie-Ups:
    • Concomitantly, in August 2011, we entered into a contractual agreement with Shivalik College of Engineering to train their students of II, III & IV years for Campus Placements. This was a significant achievement for AECS Pvt. Ltd. as although we’re competent, our brand was only a year old, and hence lacked credibility. However, today we’re training nearly 800 students of Shivalik College of Engineering and have received encouraging feedback from the students, staff and management. We have a special bond with the management and senior staff of SCE and value their trust in our abilities; we’re confident we’ve exceeded their expectations.
Our Strengths:

Faculty: Quantitative Ability | Data Interpretation | Analytical ReasoningAnant Mittal, Director (M.Sc.-Mathematics| 99.7%ile in Quants, CAT 2010) Before founding Areté, Anant, a post-graduate in Mathematics and ex-Academic Head, Career Launcher, Dehradun had taught mathematics, for 9+ years, to students preparing for MBA. Adept in all topics in Mathematics, be it Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Modern Math, Vedic Math, Analytical Reasoning or Data Interpretation, he is an accomplished trainer. Having secured 99+ percentile in the Quantitative section of the CAT for the last 3 years, he has guided his students to crack the toughest of entrance examinations.

Ph: +91 9897 544 294 | email: anantmittal@areteeducation.net




Faculty: Business Communication|Soft SkillsAbhishek Raj, Director (B.Tech – VTU|MA-Ling|99%ile in Verbal, CAT 2010) An experienced and certified consultant for Business Communication and Soft Skills, Abhishek has 7 short, but rich, years of experience in the field of competitive entrance test training for the verbal section of the CAT, GRE, GMAT, SAT, TOEFL & IELTS. He has taught in several B-Schools, IIT-Roorkee and trained Corporate Managers. Before starting Areté, he had taught in several locations which include Bangalore, Pune, Mysore, Mumbai, Delhi and, lately, Dehradun and Roorkee, as a lead trainer for brands like IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd. (Bangalore), CEFL (Bangalore), Career Forum Ltd. (Bangalore and Pune) and Career launcher (Dehradun).

Ph: +91 9719 907090 | email: abhishekraj@areteeducation.net




Gaurav Kumar, Business Development Executive|P.R.O. (BBA) A creative and competent business analyst and developer, Gaurav is a young, passionate and efficient business development executive. Having been with Areté since its conception, he has played a crucial role in shaping its identity, be it through promotion, advertisement or public relations. He is an asset to this organization.


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