Santosh Choubey is an Indian social entrepreneur, educationalist, poet, and writer of Hindi literature. He founded the All India Society for Electronics and Computer Technology(AISECT) in 1985. Currently, he serves as the Chairman of AISECT and Chancellor of the AISECT group of universities (AGU) along with being involved in various literary and cultural activities to promote Indian Hindi literature and art.
Early life and education
Born in 1955 in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, Santosh Choubey did his schooling from Govt. School Khandwa and completed his education with a bachelor’s degree in electronics and telecommunication Engineering from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (NIT, Bhopal). Consequently, he also got selected into the Indian Engineering Services (1976) and the Indian Civil Services (1981). He made the decision of forgoing the civil services and pursuing his interest in the areas of Science and Technology and joined Bharat Electronics Limited (New Delhi). Later on, he worked with IDBI as a consultant in Bhopal.
He founded All India Society for Electronics and Computer Technology (AISECT) in 1985. The organisation was formally registered as a registered society in 1997. Currently, AISECT group is one of the leading social enterprises in India having operation in 28 states and 4 Union Territories. AISECT is involved in various sectors including education, skill development, financial inclusion, CSR implementation, universities, online service provider etc. Over the years under the direct supervision of Mr Choubey, AISECT has established a network of 23000+ service delivery centres across the country. These end mile service delivery centres provide most of the services of AISECT group in rural and semi-urban areas creating thousands of entrepreneurs and serving millions of citizens of the country.
AISECT Group of Universities
To bring quality education to the rural masses Choubey has established a number of educational institutions and universities mostly in backward areas. The first AISECT group of universities was established in 2006 at a village named Kota in the Bilaspur district of Naxal affected Chhattisgarh state. Named after the great scientist Dr. C V Raman the Dr. C.V. Raman University is the first private university in whole central India. Currently, the university has more than 10,000 on-campus students studying in various streams. In later years AISECT has established four more universities in Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand named as Rabindranath Tagore University-Bhopal, Dr. C.V. Raman University, Bihar, AISECT University, Jharkhand, Dr. C.V. Raman University, Khandwa.