Overview

Madhavi Desai Counselling is a professional firm that counsels students who desire to study abroad and in India. Madhavi Desai has been counselling students since 1986 while she was pursuing her Master’s in Industrial Sociology & Management at Purdue University in America. After completing her Masters in USA she set up the Bombay office in 1989, followed by the Baroda office in 2002, then the Surat office in 2010. Today the firm has grown to 55 young women professionals and we have counselled over 24,000+ students.

Our experience has been considerable. Since 1989, we have been advising Parents and Students about their decisions to apply to High School, Bachelor’s Degrees, Master’s Degrees, MBA programs, and PhD programs across the globe.

We have advised students from India’s premier Schools and Universities and from diverse Curriculums across India and across the World e.g. from ISC, CBSE, HSC, Advance Placements, British ‘A’ Level, American High School Diploma, International Baccalaureate (IB); from diverse University systems across India eg UICT, Mumbai University, Delhi University, Engineering Colleges both public and private etc...

Our students have been successful at securing admissions to Top Universities worldwide; whether they be Ivy League Universities in the US, Top 20 Business programs, Top 20 Engineering Programs, Top Law Programs, Medical Schools, Top Architecture, Top Social Sciences, Top Liberal Arts and Sciences, programs……More importantly though, students have secured admissions to institutions that have been the ‘right fit’ for them.

We have no relationships with Universities anywhere in the world. We do our own research and after a detailed understanding of a student’s profile and analysis of their goals and aspirations, we research, shortlist and recommend a choice of programs, schools or Universities to suit each student.

In 2007 we were approached by an IB school to counsel their students as In-House Counsellor’s. Today we manage and deliver College Counselling guidance as ‘official In-House Counsellor’s for 7 of Mumbai’s Top IB Schools, all of whom have students that apply abroad as well as in India.

In 1996 Madhavi Desai was approached by the Canadian Consulate to be their India Technical Advisor for the prospects of promoting student enrollments in Canadian Universities. BRITISH AIRWAYS commissioned her to write a book - “A Student Survival Guide,” for students going to America. Since then, we have written for various newspapers across India.

For the last 25 years we have enabled over 24, 000+ students to study overseas. We offer a personalized professional service. Through research and our vast experience we help students identify programs, schools, universities, maximizing their prospects of admissions and financial aid. We counsel students about building their profile and resume earlier, and then planning and scheduling their tests and application milestones.

We have designed our services and processes to ensure that students and parents can connect with us easily and efficiently. We have students from all over Bombay, and from across India, and from across the world, who enroll with us every year and whom we successfully help gain admissions and financial aid. These past 25 years we have assisted students from 50 different cities in India & 29 different countries, such as China, Chile, Bahrain, Oman, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Tanzania, Switzerland, UAE, Qatar, USA, Sweden and UK, to name a few.

We are proud to say that we are also among the most successful models of a ‘clicks and mortar’ firm. We are available at the tip of your fingers! We meet with parents and students In Person, OR via Skype OR via a Tele-call.

Due to the growing number of students who require help, we made an all out effort to reach out and assist students en masse in the form of seminars. These seminars impart maximum information about the Universities abroad and equip students with the necessary information to handle the application process effectively. Madhavi Desai has held seminars at numerous colleges and schools all over India. Madhavi Desai has been invited to speak in Calcutta, Indore, Rajasthan, Bangalore, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Muscat (Oman). A number of Engineering Colleges, as well as the AIESEC invited Madhavi Desai to address their career fairs.

Madhavi Desai has written several articles that have been published in the International and National Press. Several publications/channels have written/profiled Madhavi Desai Counselling. To name a few:

  • Summer Programs, in the CONDE NAST TRAVELLER
  • Summer Schools, in the TOI, CREST Edition
  • Study Abroad, in the AHMEDABAD TIMES
  • Study Abroad, in the KHALEEJ TIMES
  • Contributor to EDUCATION TIMES
  • Study Abroad, column in the BOMBAY TIMES
  • Study Abroad, column in the BANGALORE TIMES
  • Study Abroad, column in the Ahmedabad, TOI, Saturday edition
  • USA Calling column - MIDDAY
  • Series on Academics in America, for the SUNDAY OBSERVER
  • The SUNDAY TIMES –several contributions
  • CNBC TV Channel, Inside India Show – profiled Madhavi Desai
  • BUSINESS INDIA, People section – profiled Madhavi Desai
  • DALAL STREET JOURNAL – profiled Madhavi Desai
  • FEMINA, in 1991 – profiled Madhavi Desai
  • INDEPENDENT -‘Young Turks’ and the same in the all-India SUNDAY TIMES – profiled Madhavi Desai
  • Interviewed by the RADIO MIDDAY – profiled Madhavi Desai