India admitted student events

Due to emerging health concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), MSU has canceled all in-person admissions events through May 1, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please know that we are still very committed to connecting with you and your family about becoming a Spartan. Our admissions counselors are actively available and ready to answer any questions and concerns you may have. To identify and connect with your admissions counselor, please visit the Office of Admissions counselor contact page.


Congratulations on your admission to Michigan State University! We’re so excited to welcome you to the Spartan family.

To celebrate your admission, we invite you and your family to be our special guests at the MSU admitted student events in India.

At these events, you’ll learn what you can expect on campus in the fall and get to meet other incoming freshmen, alumni from your area, staff from the MSU Office of Admissions and current MSU parents. These events will also offer light refreshments and feature keynote speeches from successful alumni.


Mumbai

Saturday, April 4, 2020
2 to 4:30 p.m.
Event canceled


New Delhi

Sunday, April 5, 2020
2 to 4:30 p.m.
Event canceled


Photo of Michigan State University alum Parth Gandhi

Parth Gandhi is senior partner and managing director at AION India Investment Advisors Private Limited. Prior to that, Mr. Gandhi was president of private equity at ICICI Venture Funds Management Company Limited. In this position, Mr. Gandhi was responsible for establishing a strategic partnership with Apollo and developing the AION Investment strategy.

Mr. Gandhi brings nearly two decades of investing experience in India. Over the course of his career, he has invested in multiple Indian and international companies. His investments have been in listed and unlisted companies in the form of equity, mezzanine and senior debt. Mr. Gandhi currently serves on the board of Aion Capital Partners, Aion Capital Management, Clix Capital and Clix Finance, Future Generali India Insurance Co. Ltd and IGT Solutions Pvt Ltd. In the past he has served on the boards of Varun Beverages, RJ Corp, Geometric Software Service Ltd and Mahindra Retail Pvt Ltd.

In addition to his investment activities, Mr. Gandhi is a charter member of TiE Global (The Indus Entrepreneurs) and an active member of The Explorers Club and ASSOCHAM (The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India). In previous jobs, Mr. Gandhi was a managing director at Navigator Capital Advisors Limited, as well as a consultant with Ernst & Young.

Mr. Gandhi has an MBA from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Engineering from University of Mumbai.


Photo of Michigan State University alum Ankur Warikoo

Ankur Warikoo is an internet entrepreneur who founded nearbuy.com (India’s No.1 Lifestyle App for Stepping Out). He was the CEO of nearbuy.com from its inception in 2015 until 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Warikoo brought Groupon to India in 2011 and acted as the country CEO from 2011-15, and head of Groupon APAC from 2013-15.

Mr. Warikoo has been an internet entrepreneur since 2008, when he cofounded Accentium Web along with two other people from ISB that ran websites such as gaadi.com and secondshaadi.com, amongst others. He also launched Rocket Internet’s India business and was part of the founding team of jabong.com.

Mr. Warikoo was part of Fortune magazine’s 40 under 40 list for India, LinkedIn India’s PowerProfiles list, LinkedIn India’s Spotlight 2019, India’s top executives under 40 list by Business Today and was named the Social Media Entrepreneur of the Year by Silicon Review.

Mr. Warikoo is an active angel investor and mentor to several startups. In addition, he is a regular public speaker and social media influencer, with more than 1 million followers across Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.

Before becoming an entrepreneur, Mr. Warikoo was a management consultant with A.T. Kearney for 3 years. He holds an MBA from the Indian School of Business (Class of 2006) where he was awarded the Young Leader Award. He also has a Master of Science in physics from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Science in physics from Hindu College, Delhi University.