Mr. Ramanuj Mukherjee, CEO, Co- Founder, iPleaders
“A problem solver” – His Mom
“He keeps thinking how to make new things happen”– His Brain
“He has the courage to stand for what is right in tough situations”- His Wife
“He has the drive and determination to keep going no matter what.” – His Friends
“Visionary, workaholic and someone whom you want to look up rest of your life.” – His Colleagues
Leaving a successful job and starting your own venture from the scratch especially one that involves the onerous task of revolutionizing legal education calls for a different kind of determination – the stubborn, steely ‘never say die’ kind. That’s Ramanuj for you.
Ramanuj is an alumnus of National University of Juridical Sciences. He started iPleaders in 2012, along with Abhudhyay, a fellow NUJS alumnus, with a mission to make legal education accessible to everyone.
His hard work and dedication have made it possible for iPleaders to grow and expand within a short span of time. He has led workshops and seminars in premier institutes and professional organizations like IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi, ISB Hyderabad, NIT Rourkela amongst others.
He has to his credit designing courses which have been used by over 4000 students and professionals from over 23 countries. He also designed and launched India’s first online course about sexual harassment laws used by over 18000 professionals.
TEDx Speaker, a National award-winning writer, successfully running India’s largest online education company are only a few feathers in his cap.
He loves to swim in the sea or do yoga to unwind from a stressful day. When he is not working, he can be found reading Mark Twain or maybe a Adam Phillip.
iPleaders is India’s leading online legal education company, dedicated to making knowledge of law accessible to every citizen. Our mission is to create access to justice in India through world class practical legal education.
The company began its journey in 2010, started by two law students with the idea of creating a platform to demystify legal knowledge and make it very easy to learn the law for anyone who is interested – even without any prior background in law. Like a typical startup story, started in a bedroom in South Mumbai, today iPleaders operates out of 3 offices in Delhi, Kolkata and Goa, and boasts of a team of about 30 dedicated lawyers, programmers and managers. However, iPleaders chose to grow organically with its own revenue rather than raising funding, unlike most other startups and competitors.
Over the last 8 years, it has grown to be India’s leading online legal platform, offering over 60 comprehensive courses in diverse legal subjects from competition law to technology contracts. iPleaders also enables Universities to launch online courses. iPleaders blog is India’s biggest legal blog that boasts of over 7.5 lakh unique users per month and growing fast. iPleaders has also assisted some leading corporations including Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft and Samsung to meet in-house legal training requirements of their personnel.
iPleaders offers its courses through LawSikho.com, an intuitive learning interface, which also can be accessed by downloading Android or iOS app, making learning a seamless experience for busy professionals who can now study on the move. Students and alumni of our courses include senior IAS officers, judges, diplomats, legal heads at various companies, partners at large law firms, law teachers and successful litigators all over India and also other countries. There are also entrepreneurs and business owners, including CEOs and MDs of listed companies who have completed our courses.
iPleaders has taken an initiative to launch micro-tutorials on subjects of public interest, such as RTI and FIR, which are priced at only INR 100. These have been very popular.
iPleaders has closed the 2017-18 financial year, with a revenue of 2.2 crores and closed 2016 was closed with a revenue of 1.6 crores. At present, Lawshiko, Superlawyer, iPleaders blog, NUJS Courses and Bar Hacker are the various brands of iPleaders group.