Bridging the technology gap between industry and academia through experiential learning methods

About Us

SMARTBRIDGE is an edTech organization with a vision to bridge the gap between academia & industry. Our outcome-based experiential learning programs on emerging technologies (Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics) are building skilled entry - level engineers, for the corporate world. SmartBridge is in mission to build technology communities in academia to encourage students towards innovation & entrepreneurship. Since inception, we have trained thousands of students, faculty and working professionals on emerging technologies via technical bootcamps, hackathons, Summer & Winter Internship Programs.

Following are our Services for Academia & Students

  • Technology Bootcamps
  • Hackathons
  • Hands-on Training Programs
  • Professional Development Programs
  • Summer Practice Schools


Our main objective is to bridge the existing gaps between prevailing industry standards and what the academics offer to the graduates while passing out of university. SmartBridge offers suitable skill deployment and training to the young talent before on boarding their first job.

Our skill development programs are designed considering the present expectations in the industry. We thereby work along the lines to offer best programs in IoT Hyderabad.

Main objectives of SmartBridge

  • Well directed career guidance programs for educational institutions
  • Appropriate certification courses that suit the industry need
  • Train the trainers; expanded awareness about the current industry standards
  • Liaise with corporates to offer niche internships
  • Establish technology development centers in colleges
  • Specialised incubation centers in collaboration with corporates

Corporate Profile

SMARTBRIDGE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED has been created with ingenuity to bridge the existing gaps in the transition phase of young graduates to working professionals. Our team works at continuous identification of the changing needs in the corporate sector with respect to the talent ramp up and acquisition.

Ever since the inception, we have shown high end captive results to many young graduates in achieving their goals. Our end goals are simple. Fresh graduates should be adequately equipped in terms of skill and confidence before setting sails to their dream careers with the corporates to achieve their Dreams.

Our ever evolving strategies go in sync with what the corporates are really looking at with new talent. We empower the young workforce with the same.

Management Team

Pavan Kuralla Director - BizDev& Finance

Is a Biz Dev and Finance Director of SmartBridge. Has a BE from MIT and MBA from Manipal. Gold medalist in Engineering. Has around 20 years of experience of which around 16 yrs in IT in various capacities with Microsoft, Wipro, Ramco Systems etc. Recipient of multiple awards during the tenure with Microsoft and Wipro. Has worked in US and Middle East. 

Amarender Katkam Founder & CEO

Amarender Katkam, Founder & CEO of SmartBridge and the person behind the vision. He had 12 years of experience in Industrial Controls & Networks, Internet of Things. Previously he had worked as a Scientific Officer with Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited. He is very much passionate about educational sector with motive to bring reforms in Indian Education System.

Ramakrishna Ponnala Director - BizDev

RamaKrishna,  is a key person in the area of Business Development. He holds a BE from MIT, Manipal and MBA from Oklahoma City University, USA. Ramakrishna has 20 Yrs. of varied experience in the areas of Technology, Health care, Insurance and IT services in USA and India. He is  CEO of Tirumala Group of companies and founder of Green global infra engineers. 

Suman Akula Director - US Operations

Suman Akula, is the Director of SmartBridge and the key person in leading SmartBridge’s operations from US. He possesses over 15 years of hands-on experience in Software Development. He is the CEO of [S]cube Enterprises, Albany, NY. COO and Co-founder of Sageble Technologies, Hyderabad.

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