Team

We are a team with over 25 years of experience

About the Founders



The founders constitute a team of experts who have been in Higher Education and Corporate training Industry in India and UK over the last two decades. They have extensive experience in curating and delivering holistic English Language Training, Academic and Business Writing, Business Communication and Soft Skills Training, Employability Enhancement training, Professional Exams training like IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge BEC and have partnered with leading schools, colleges, and higher education institutes across India and UK. The courses have led to distinctive, lasting and tangible improvements in learners which often resulted in placements, promotions, transitions and growth opportunities in their careers. The founders believe in an approach that is learner-based instead of the normative teaching method of ‘stating and accepting’ with a mix of auditory, visual and kinaesthetic activities which results in a learning experience which is at the same time fun, reflective, reinforcing.

Apart from these, they also specialize in language services like editing and restructuring Journal articles, theses, reports and all aspects of corporate communication and knowledge management. Some of their previous clients include the Airport Authorities of India, Durham University Business School (UK), Durham University Department of English (UK), British Council India,  IIT Madras, IIT Guwahati , VIT Chennai and Vellore

Team of Experts and Academic Advisors Include :

Priyanka Saha

Founder and CEO

Priyanka Saha is the Founder and CEO of SkillSkapes Private Limited. She worked in Durham University Business School, UK at an Academic - Corporate interface, building and sustaining global partnerships and engagements. She has also been in the Corporate and Academic Training Industry for a little over a decade and was associated with Airport Authorities of India and British Council during her career. With a hunch that creativity with enterprise can make magic, she took a chance at entreneurship. She may be called a passionate traveller, a lazy artist and an enthusiastic cook.


Jojo Joy Nirappathu

Founder and COO

Jojo is the Founder and COO of SkillSkapes Private Limited. He has been associated with organizations like Reckitt Benckiser (FMCG), IKEA (Retail) and ALW (Technology) as part of his industry career and has taught at B Schools like XIME, SDM IMD and Al-Fateh University Libya. He has conducted several workshops on Experiential Learning/Soft Skills/Analytics training for industry and academia. He holds MA (CIEFL, Hyderabad), PGDM (XIMB), MS (SOAS, University of London) and (PhD candidate) at the London School of Economics (LSE).


Merin Simi Raj

Co-Founder

Merin Simi Raj (PhD, IIT Bombay) is Assistant Professor of English at IIT Madras and one of the faculty coordinators of the Memory Studies Research Network at IIT Madras. She is trained in Digital Humanities (TEI) from the University of Oxford, and is part of an international Project with TCS and Marks & Spencer. Her co-edited book on Anglo-Indian Identity will be published by Palgrave Macmillan by early 2021.


Avishek Parui

Co-Founder

Avishek Parui (PhD, Durham UK) is Assistant Professor of English at IIT Madras and Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. He is the author of Postmodern Literatures (Orient Blackswan, 2018) and Culture and the Literary: Matter, Metaphor, Memory (Forthcoming, Rowman & Littlefield). He is the principal investigator of a number of international projects (with TCS and Marks & Spencer) and researches on embodiment, cognition, and memory studies, while also being one of the faculty coordinators of the Memory Studies Research Network at IIT Madras www.memorystudiesiitmadras.com. He is also a published short fiction writer and creative writing instructor trained and certified by the British Council. His complete professional profile may be accessed at here


Naomi Karyamsetty

Content Manage & Designer

Naomi has a Master's in Development Studies from IIT Madras, and a strong but shallow interest in politics, economics, design, and music — all of which neatly encapsulate her generally clueless approach to life. She taught herself graphic design during college, and is mostly grateful that she's found someone who'll pay her to do it. She believes that good design is good communication, and is grateful that minimalism is (still) a popular aesthetic.


Geo Anand

Web-Developer

Geo Anand is a Web Designer & Developer,He has a Master's in Information Technology from Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Doss Vaishnav College. He has a keen interest towards Web Technology and he really enjoys to learn and understand New Tricks and Techniques.


Contact Us

SkillSkapes Private Limited
IIT Madras Research Park
Taramani, Chennai
Tamil Nadu
India - 600113

getinfo@skillskapes.com

+91 8811094310
+91 9706056490
+91 8792850215

+91 8939526309

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