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We aim to build a global community of students driven by content and aspire to transform university journalism.

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University Express (popularly known as UE) is a campus media platform that not only delivers university news, but also acts as barometer to the rapidly changing society through the eyes of today’s generation, via its insightful columns. We are spread across major digital platforms and provide engaging & useful content to the students in the form of latest campus news, conversations, opinions and meaningful stories.

We started in 2012 with few under-grad students from University of Delhi and over the years spread across multiple universities. We are soon going PAN India and then global! Currently, it is one of the most premium and widespread network to reach out to college going students.

Core Team

Rishav Kumar
Rishav Kumar
Founder, CEO

Economics (Honours) – University of Delhi; MBA (Marketing & HR) – LBSIM New Delhi; former Head of Incubation – LBSEIC; former National Account Manager – Collabera.

Videt Jaiswal
Videt Jaiswal
Co Founder, Head - Product & Strategy

BE – NSIT New Delhi; YLP candidate – ISB Hyderabad; CFA level 1; Former – Boston Consulting Group; current – SAIF Partners.

Rani Alisha Rai
Rani Alisha Rai
General Manager

English (Honours) – University of Delhi; MA (Literature) – IGNOU; MA (Linguistics & Cognitive Sciences) – JNU; Ex Mentor – Make A Difference; Ex Content Manager – Page Traffic; Ex Manager Strategic Development & Communications – Future For Sure.

Radhika Khemka
Radhika Khemka
Business Manager

B.Com (Honours) – University of Delhi; Ex-Outlook, Ex-Bharti Airtel, Ex-HornOK.

Engagements

Since its inception in 2012, UE has partnered with 600+ youth events, published 3000+ stories, created a social media community of over 150000, served several global clients across 4 continents and touched millions of readers. We run exclusive community campaigns, events and student internship programs where best of the potential journalists/marketers/entrepreneurs get an opportunity to groom their skills and get mentored by industry experts. We’re also narrowing skill-gap by serving brands with training and recruitment solutions.

Alumni Network

Every year hundreds of talented students graduate from our internship and career building programs in the field of digital journalism, digital marketing, creative writing and business management/ entrepreneurship. We are proud to have a network of over 400 alumni who are currently absorbed by global giants such as Google, McKinsey, Bain & Co, Big 4s, IPG, BCG, DE Shaw, The Hindu, Bennett & Coleman, HT Media or are excelling in the field of entrepreneurship. Many of our alumni are associated with institutions like Yale University, JNU, University of Delhi, IITs, IIMs, Oxford University, MIT (USA), LSE to name a few.

Been here, done that!

Shruti and Savi
Shruti and Savi
Brandmovers / AUD

“University Express came to us as a knight in the shining armor when we were really close to hating college. So, we have to admit that 2 years in UE made our college life the roller coaster ride that we miss even today. Having juggled multiple roles of columnist, photographer, Sub-Editor (Shruti), & Creative Head (Savi), we think we got the best of all worlds! And we can’t thank UE enough for the first experiences, free desserts, the funny bones, the brainstorming over pizza sessions, best lot of people and a whole lot of reasons to bunk and do something even better than lazing in lectures. How UE somehow always managed to push us closer to our whims and fancies with just the right kind of work and people is something we won’t be able to express in words alone. So this is just one of the many tries at it. And as we always say- when we spell love, we spell UE.”

Ex-Xavier's Mumbai, Former UE Sub Editor & Creative Head
Rhea Luthra
Rhea Luthra
Pursued Law - Oxford

“For about 1-1.5 years, I had been a part of the UE team and it was an incredible experience. I was taken aboard as a columnist and later became the zonal head of a fully developed and rigorous project – Badlaav. I believe it was a step forward in achieving our objective – a movement calling for a change in the general mindset of us all in the country. After having worked with UE, I feel that it is important for all of us to acquire the skill of making people know that you are concerned about their problems and make them comfortable enough to open up and voice their worries so that we can work upon those issues and assure them of a brighter future. UE not only gave me an opportunity to rise and change the world, but also helped in my personal development. Although I am not a part of UE currently (as I wanted to go for law), yet I keep myself updated with the current happenings and feel proud to have been a part of it.”

Former UE Zonal Head
Madhujot Madan
Madhujot Madan
Boston Consulting Group

“Being a part of university express was one of the highlights of college life for me. I always liked reading and writing, and UE gave me the platform to do just that! The two years I was a part of UE, I learned tremendously, and enjoyed myself thoroughly. This place gives you complete freedom to express your ideas, pull off campaigns all by yourself, and whenever you are confused (about work or even life in general!), talk to other UEites! I loved the autonomy given to me, first as a columnist, and then as a proficiency editor. The best part about UE is the team, which is absolutely brilliant and extremely cooperative. Every day is an endeavor to innovate and improve here, regardless of the department you are in. chances are that if you join UE, you’ll make friends for life.”

IIM-A, Ex- Google, Former UE Proficiency Editor
Achaman Agrawal
Achaman Agrawal
Pursuing MBA - SP Jain Institute of Management & Research

”I joined UE in my first year. Being chronically lost and not knowing what to do (as always), I thought I could spare some time for a seemingly good media house which was spreading its wings across the university. I, too, like everybody else, had an option to go for interning at established firms but luckily decided against it. That time, I didn’t have much idea about the ‘work’ that I was signing up for. But it seemed exciting and I went for it. Today, when I look back, I think that it was one of the finest decisions that I have taken in my college life. There are organizations that help you grow professionally. There are organizations which appeal to you personally and give you a sense of belongingness. UE, somehow, was able to fit itself into both. I didn’t even realize that I was bunking classes, delaying my projects, missing important college society meetings and what not just for UE (family comes first, you know and UE was one). The good thing about UE’s culture is that the work is not pushed down your throat. It gives you time to settle in and then motivates you to take initiative and actually work in your domain. I had never thought of getting this level of cross-dimensional exposure at that stage of my life. I don’t think words could do justice to the type of experience I had at this crazy company. How I miss those days! PS: I still have the notes that I took from my first meeting as a memorabilia.”

Ex - SSCBS, Swiggy, Former HR & Business Alliances Head
Kanchan Bisht
Kanchan Bisht
Management Consulting Analyst - Accenture

“I do not think I can ever talk about DU life and not mention university express. It will be wrong to call my association with UE just an internship, it defined my identity, knowledge and more than anything else, it’s been the place I call home. I cannot thank UE enough for introducing me to the best set of people and giving me the opportunity to be a part of such a cool tribe. Having worked in multiple roles in the organization, I can easily say that the first lessons of whatever I know today began during my tenure here. One of my personal favorite takeaways has been learning to dream and not just that but being passionate about it.”

Ex - KNC, IIMC, Former UE Editor
Suhani Arora
Suhani Arora
Senior Product Executive - Hachette

“2nd February 2013 the email read: ‘you have been selected for the post of a columnist at University Express.’ and my life changed. At that time, I didn’t know it would become my home for the next two years but I am glad it did. From a columnist to the Editor-in-Chief, I wear it like a badge to this day. You cannot say goodbye to UE, it comes back to you, even after you’re gone, to say that it remembers you and loves you. A part of me will always, always stay here; juggling with work, brainstorming with the creative minions, chilling, roaming, all happy and ecstatic. It gave me some of the best learning experiences and the joy of lasting friendships. I smile as I look back at those two years, which remain the highlight of my graduation. UE is home and will always be.”

Ex - SGTB Khalsa College, Former UE Editor in Chief
Siddharth Vij
Siddharth Vij
ShoeKonnect - Founder & CEO

“August, 2012 two of my friends (Rishav and Sankalp) were brainstorming to build an e-magazine for the University of Delhi. Soon, I joined these two brilliant people to build this powerful platform for the student community. I had been with UE for 2 years and have experienced it growing from a small community of students to this giant student platform catering to multiple Indian universities. That was the time to experiment and UE has always helped me do that. Working with so many talented people and building UE was one of the most beautiful experiences for us undergrads. I just cannot express in words what those 2 years have made me learn. I can just say, the entrepreneur in me took birth because of UE. This is the power of UE. The journey has been wonderful and shall be cherished for life.”

Ex - SBSC, Former UE Chief of Business
Sankalp Mathur
Sankalp Mathur
Reserve Bank of India - Research Analyst

“The experience of being a part of an organization since the very first day can’t be expressed in a few words. For the first two years, I saw UE grow from an idea and a mere concept, to one of Delhi’s biggest youth media network. The platform brought hundreds of youth together and channeled their collective drive into one common vision: to grow, to deliver and to bring a change. Apart from instilling in me the work ethics; and making me understand the nitty-gritty of the media business, UE acted as a platform where I could synergize my passion and conviction into something impactful and compelling. More than that, UE is an organization where you live beautiful memories of working together and growing together. UE, for me, is a hub of fostering friendships, exceptional teamwork and cherished brotherhood; and above all, it’s about being exclusive.”

Ex - SBSC, TERI, Former UE Chief of Operations

Campaigns

We have rendered advertisement and campus marketing services to various companies at national and global level. Our marketing campaigns typically include advertorials, student engagement and brand management programs. Our clientele includes some of the hottest start-ups and established companies like- Maruti Suzuki Nexa, Hero Motocorp, Red Bull, Uber, Urbanclap, Instamojo, Indian Chamber of Commerce, Symbiosis University, Amkette Technologies, Tapzo, Study Overseas Global and many more… We also host exclusive events for our community and are consistently grooming talent with our training and recruitment solutions.

To enquire about corporate partnerships and run branding/engagement campaigns, drop an e-mail to partner@universityex.com

Testimonials

“It was an absolute plesure working with University Express on a recent campaign we ran at universities across India. University Express were professional, responsive, highly accomodating to our needs and our advertisement far exceeded our expectations.”
– Anouska Curzon, Student-Board, London, UK

“University Express understands the youth space really well. They have the ability to provide cutting edge marketing solutions in the most cost effecient manner. I woud highly recommend their services specilly for youth marketing.”
– Manveer Singh, Founder- Knight Bites

“I am always impressed with the services orientation I get when I interact with UE team! The guys listen carefully and they respond very quickly. They offer the most innovative ideas and Out of the Box thinking.  They respond to queries at greater pace and address problems very effectively. They are really eased to work with.”
– Ashutosh Rai, Marketing Officer, Study Overseas Global

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