Harkirat Singh

Harkirat Singh

Learn -> Apply -> Repeat

The goal is not to live forever. The goal is to create something that will.

I am a tech guy, who loves product development. I don't know everything, but I'm always hungry to learn. I have attempted a few startups, starting from my college years. Nothing famous got built, but it always is a nice journey. Oh, may be you might have heard about Startoholics.in? No? Damn it! Ok, next time I hope there will be something else up above, to ask you again.

Apart from the startup attempts, I also love playing beats and have been playing Congo during school time, know good Dhol beats and just planning to buy a set of drums! ;) I'm also the Grand Prize Winner of one of the challenges of Education for All (EFA) Crowdsourcing Challenge by UNESCO, Pearson Foundation and Nokia, conducted globally in 2012.

Born in 1992, I have spent a good amount of my childhood days living in different parts of India, thanks to my beloved Dad's job in IAF. The treks he used to take me to in and around the peaks of Shillong when I was just a kid (around 5 - 7 years old) were one of the best things that I did back then.

I'm a firm believer that the current education system of India needs a major reform. Instead of making students concentrate on rote learning, encouragement is needed for REAL LEARNING. Students are encouraged to get highest possible scores instead of being curious and learning more things.

Want to do something which will matter and will continue changing lives even after I leave this world.


If you have an idea on how to disrupt something, lets get talking!

harry33166@yahoo.com

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Harkirat Khangura

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Work Experience

  • Tech Lead at Explorate.in
    July 2015 - Present

    Currently scaling up and taking end-to-end care of product development including development of new features and maintainence.

  • Founder and CTO at Startoholics.in
    2013 - January 2015

    Startoholics is an Indian platform for Entrepreneurship, startups and the inspirational stories behind startups and their journeys.

  • Web Developer at PriceBaba.com
    July 2014 - October 2014

    PriceBaba is an innovative local search engine which gives users the power to search local shops around them based on the product they need to buy. In short, it is awesome! Worked as full time Web Developer before starting work on launching a startup. Worked on CodeIgniter and MySQL while maintaining two different panels for the operations.

  • Trainee in Java at SPIC, PEC University
    January 2014 - May 2014

    Trainee in Java as part of the six months Industrial Training of 8th semester. SPIC is set up under the aegis of the Department of Information Technology, Chandigarh Administration for implementing the various plans of the Administration to promote the IT industry in Chandigarh. Worked on an Inventory Management project.

  • Founder and Web Developer at DreamingKnights.com
    2012-2013

    Started DreamingKnights.com as the first step towards creating a Web based product for people. Started with creating general purpose websites for clients.

  • Web Development Head at Alexis Patiala Chapter
    July 2012 - November 2012

    Developed www.fire2012.in for an event being organized by us to raise funds for a Deaf and Blind school in Patiala. Developed the website all alone working continuously for 16 hours.
    Also, it was one of the best experiences of my life when I walked blind students to food court of a mall on 3rd floor, while holding their hands.

  • Trainee in Web development (PHP and MySQL) at alphaITworld Chandigarh
    May 2012 – June 2012

    Developed a project "Rentier Assistant" while learning web-app development using PHP and MySQL. Rentier Assistant helps in renting items to customers and provides features like: adding and editing an item, checking item's availability,cost and to whom it has been rented, calculate total cost depending on number of days the item was given on rent.

 

Test Scores & Other Accolades

  • Grand Prize Winner of EFA Crowdsourcing Challenge by UNESCO, Pearson Foundation and Nokia
    August 2012

    Education For All Crowdsourcing challenge was an initiative by UNESCO, Pearson Foundation and Nokia which was conducted for 8 months, asking education experts, teachers, students, software developers and the public in general throughout the world to give ideas on how Mobile Communication can help achieve the six EFA goals established at the World Education Forum in 2000.

    My idea "Mission for the Week" programme under the goal "Improving the Quality of Education" was declared the grand prize winner by the jury. The idea involved providing teachers with a new mission every week using mobile technology, giving them points for various activities and providing support of experienced teachers so that their way of teaching, understanding and helping students gives the best results.

  • MAT (Management Aptitude Test) by AIMA
    December 2013

    Percentile : 92.25
    Got 98.49 percentile in the "Data Analysis and Sufficiency" section and 87.17 percentile in the "Intelligence and Critical Reasoning" section.
    Test conducted by All India Management Association(AIMA).

  • NITAT 2014 (10th National IT Aptitude Test) conducted by NIIT
    February 2014

    Percentile : 96
    Achieved 96 percentile (or top 4%) and an AIR of 2586 out of 73666 students who gave the test this year. Also received merit certificate for the same.
    Among the candidates from the state of Punjab, scored among the top 3% (or 97 percentile) of the participants.

    Got 100% in Problem Solving section.

  • IBM RAD Developer Certification
    August 2012

    Received certification from IBM as IBM Certified Associate Developer: Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software V6.0

 

Education

  • RIMT-IET, Mandi Gobindgarh | B.Tech. in Computer Science, PTU Jalandhar
    2010-2014

    Passed out: July 2014
    Aggregate percentage: 67.52%

  • Teja Singh Kandhari Public School, Patiala | 12th CBSE, Non-Medical
    2010

    Aggregate percentage: 70.00%

  • Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1, Patiala | 10th CBSE
    2008

    Aggregate percentage: 85.60%

Home

Currently in Mumbai. Sometimes in Patiala (Punjab) and Chandigarh too.

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Just an email away! Kindly contact if you need a contact number to talk.
Would love to add you on LinkedIn.

 
 
 

harkirat1892@gmail.com

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