Naresh Dubbudu is a Gold Medalist from NIT Warangal, amongst the toppers of IIM Bangalore, and has also attended Stanford Business School as an exchange student. He is also among the select few from IIM Bangalore who has made it to the world’s most coveted strategic consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

He has immense experience in consulting multiple industries like Banking, Chemicals, and Oil & Petroleum among others. He has also served as Project Planning Manager at Tata Motors.

He  has been recognized as a distinguished intern at esteemed organizations like Maruti Udyog Ltd and Edelweiss Ltd. He is a visiting professor at few business schools in Hyderabad. Mr. Naresh is the founder and Managing Director of Abhyaas.


Padma Parupudi holds a master’s degree in computer applications from the University of Hyderabad. She also holds a postgraduate diploma in Cyber laws from NALSAR, Hyderabad.

She was an IT Project Manager with more than 15 years of experience working for global customers, of which 12 years were with the IT Giant TCS. She has recruited, trained, and managed project teams in various industry segments.

She has also conducted several workshops and trainings on project management and process awareness for TCS employees. The Padma is Director-Career Development at Abhyaas and heads the product development. She is a recipient of the Dewang Mehta National Education Award (Women in Education).



Rakesh Dubbudu is the founder of ‘FACTLY’, an initiative aimed at making government data meaningful for the common citizen. Factly won the first ever Innovation for Good award in 2015 and is also featured as a use case in the Open Data Impact Map of the World Bank Group.

Rakesh is also a well-known transparency campaigner in India and has been working on Right to Information (RTI) related issues for the last decade. Rakesh played a significant role in the launch of the ‘Open Data Policy’ by the Government of Telangana. He is a regular columnist in the leading Telugu and English dailies on issues related to transparency, accountability & data based governance

Rakesh was selected in 2014 for the South Central Asia Region Legislative Fellows Program (an exchange program for Young leaders from 5 South Central Asian countries sponsored by the U.S. Department of State).  He was also one of the few speakers from India at the ‘International Open Data Conference 2016 (IODC 2016)’ in Spain on ‘From supply based to demand based strategies in Open Data’. He is a speaker at various events like TEDx GITAM University, TEDx Alexander Road, Ignite and Pecha Kucha Nights Hyderabad etc. He also received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from NIT Warangal, his alma mater, the youngest person to win such an award.


Sirisha Dubbudu is a mechanical engineer from NIT-Warangal and a post graduate from Illinois Institute of Technology- Chicago.

She had a brief stint at Bank of America before returning to India. She has over 2000 hours of experience training students in verbal aptitude for India’s most competitive exams like CAT and GRE.

Sirisha has developed the overseas products at Abhyaas.

She is the Director-Academics at Gyanville Academy and currently focused on strengthening the Under-graduate suite of test-prep products.