Our Directors

Dr. Onkar Sharma

CEO and Founder

Ashish Sharma

Managing Director

Abi Sharma

Managing Director

Dr. Onkar Sharma

Dr. Onkar Sharma is the principle liaison with academic partners, agents, and students. He understands the needs of international students planning to study abroad and is uniquely qualified to help them achieve their goals.

He started his teaching career in 1960 and taught for six years in India at a government engineering college. He came to the United States in 1966. Less than two years later he earned his Master's Degree in Computer Science from Berkeley, UC. In 1971 he was awarded his Ph.D. from NYU.

He began teaching in the United States in 1971 at the City University of New York (CCNY), where he was a professor for five years. He then traveled to Iran where he spent three years as the Deputy Managing Director for a training company based in Burbank, CA. In 1979 he returned to the United States and taught at Moorhead State University (MN) until 1986 when he joined Marist College as a Divisional Chair. He held Divisional Chair and/or Dean (administrative) positions for 12 years.

During the last 20 years of his employment at Marist College (New York), as Dean and later as Graduate Director, he recruited students from India and Nepal for graduate programs in the School of Computer Science and Mathematics.

Dr. Sharma has successfully recruited thousands of students, most of whom have gone on to highly successful careers. He keeps in touch with many of them to this day.

Awards & Honors

Dr. Sharma has received two Fulbright Awards; Senior Specialist, as well as Scholar in IT. In this capacity, he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses, supervised graduate projects/theses, and conducted faculty training workshops in India and Nepal. He has also served on the peer review committee for Fulbright Specialists.

Publications

Dr. Sharma has written three introductory textbooks on computer science and programming (Fortran and Pascal), for Prentice Hall. He has also published over 20 papers on curriculum and systems programming.

Dr. Sharma has successfully recruited thousands of students, most of whom have gone on to highly successful careers.
Dr. Sharma has received two Fulbright awards: Senior Specialist, as well as Scholar in IT.
Ashish Sharma

Ashish has many responsibilities at GradUS, including managing operations, finance, and marketing. He also helps cultivate and maintain our external relationships and potential partner opportunities.

He earned a B.S. in Information Technology from Marist College, N.Y. in 2000 and an M.B.A in Marketing Intelligence from the University of Connecticut in 2005.

Ashish has worked with a broad range of service companies in the technology, entertainment, insurance, and consulting professions (including "Fortune 500" firms IBM, Hartford Financial Services, and Accenture).

With his background in IT and an M.B.A, Ashish boasts a broad range of skill sets. He takes special pride in his ability to create elegant, customized, and comprehensive solutions to meet businesses' needs. He has used his technological experience and honed business acumen to produce superior work, including re-branding and positioning in numerous professional fields.

Mr. Sharma is excited by new challenges and motivated to exceed expectations.

Ashish grew up in New York and has spent nearly fifteen years working and residing in Connecticut.

Ashish has worked with a broad range of service companies including "Fortune 500" firms IBM, Hartford Financial Services, and Accenture.
Abi Sharma

An international educator and academic counselor, Abi is an instrumental part of the planning and execution of our expansion. He is solely responsible for operations in our China office. Mr. Sharma also plays a prominent role in the development of our student-university matching system.

Mr. Sharma holds Master's Degrees in Mathematics and Education. He is currently finishing his Ph.D.

Abi grew up in New York and currently resides in China.

Mr. Sharma holds Master's Degrees in Mathematics and Education. He is currently finishing his Ph.D.
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