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bharatstudent is a social network that brings together all the young Indians living across the globe. It is for every Young Indian who is a student or a non-student, fresh graduate, a working professional or an Entrepreneur.

When Vishnu Vardhan Induri (Illinois Institute of Technology – MS 2001) was in Chicago, he used to feel lonely and wanted desperately be in touch with his friends in India and elsewhere and that is when he started that concept called where all of us can get in touch but it was just for fun, he never thought it would be a business or it would be his business venture. With the funding of Northgate and with huge marketing he started and became CEO of Social Media India Ltd.

At that time after orkut and facebook, became India’s third largest youth community platform. It had acquired the sponsorship rights of the Hyderabad Heroes Team at the Indian Cricket League (ICL) in 2008. After that Vishnu had left Bharatstudent CEO post and started Local TV, one of the largest media and entertainment conglomerates in South India. He is also founder and managing director of the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL).

Today Social Media India Ltd that is the company that runs the website is a 100% subsidiary of Northgate Technologies Ltd. (BSE & NSE listed company).



Social Media India Limited

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August, 2013
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Northgate Technologies Ltd.(BSE & NSE listed)

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201-500 employees

Head Office
Hyderabad, India

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