About us

Company information 01

Company information

Learn More About Who We Are, And What We Do at DroneAcharya…

DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations was founded in 2017 by Prateek Srivastava as a Drone (UAV) startup in Karnataka under KEONICS (Karnataka State Electronics Development Corporation Limited). As the company was in a dormant state through 2018 to mid 2020, work began in full flow straight after the first wave of Covid-19.

By securing well noted projects at the end of 2020, we began operations out of office in Pune, because working from home had never been our cup of tea. With new joinees and a bigger office, we started our journey of becoming the training hub for Drones in India by designing Industrial Application based Drone Courses. The aim for DroneAcharya had always been to believe in training the next generation for becoming extremely skilled in the UAV + Geospatial industry.

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Our Team

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Right from young and energetic talented individuals, to highly experienced professionals, our team boasts of a great amount of age and gender diversity.

DroneAcharya became authorised by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to conduct Certified Drone Pilot Training. Till date, we have trained more than 200 Certified Pilots in a record nine (9) months time.

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Our Investors

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As India envisions becoming the Drone Hub of the World by 2030, DroneAcharya is backed by the most seasoned Founders, CXOs, Managing Directors, Venture Capitalists and experts of the technology industry in India.

– Financial Reporting (Downloadable PDF documents F.Y. wise)
– DRHP (Downloadable PDF documents F.Y. wise)

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Our Partners

Only by working together with brilliant partners can we achieve the zenith of innovation in Drone Technology

Our partners include Drone Manufacturers, GIS Service Providers, National Level Educational Institutions, and more.

– Product Partners:
– – Take a look at our technology partners to know more about what we can provide in the domain of Drones

– Education Partners
– – Get an insight of all our training and educational partners placed across the country and around the globe

Our Offerings

So many goals that we expect you to achieve.


Improved skills for building site to sell online courses successful, how to take that opportunity.


The most important thing we expect that you will be able to learn anything just by your self.


Get knowledge about online business, trend analysis, customer approaches, products marketing.

Meet The Team

Prateek Srivastava
Founder & Managing Director

Amit Takte
VP – Technology & Training

Major General (Dr) Mandip Singh, SM, VSM (Retd)
President – Strategic Alliances

Lt Col Sunil Sharma
President – Business & Strategy

Pradeep Pathak


Anand Jadhav
VP – Projects
Nikita Srivastava
Director & CFO
Dmitrii Ivanov
Director – International Business
Meenakshi Amla
AVP – Business Development
Shital Mahajan
VP – Business Alliance


Mangesh More
Col Anil Ahuja
VP – Operations
Rushikesh Bhugaonkar
Sr. Manager – Business Development  & Sales
Marcia Chen
Sr. Manager – Business Development & Sales
Gurminder Bharani
Gurminder Bharani
Solution Architect


Praneet Kumar
Manager – Business Development & Sales
Neha Patil
Manager – Technology & Training
Mayur Ghugal
Manager – Training
Vijay Ghanvat
Assistant Manager – Training & Operations
Srimanta Sahu
Manager – LiDAR & GIS
Roshan Flora
Assistant Manager – Business Development & Digital Marketing
Shubham Marne
Assistant Manager – Business Development & Digital Marketing
Shyamali Kaneri
Assistant Manager – Business Development Operations
Abhishek Hulloli
Assistant Manager – Business Development Operations
Gawtham Murali
Executive – Business Development & Sales 
Madhuri Hire
Assistant Manager – Media Design
Pankaj Somwanshi
Assistant Manager – Media Design
Aditya Patil
Assistant Manager – Training & Operations
Aditya Gaundalkar
Assistant Manager – UAV Engineer
Arundhati Paramshetti
Assistant Manager – UAV Engineer
Purva Dhuri
Assistant Manager – HR & Culture
Mukula Joshi
Company Secretary
Preeti Hatti
Senior Accounts Executive
Archana Phadatare
Senior Admin Executive
Aditi Chhatre
Executive – Business Development & Sales
Omkar Barge
Assistant Manager – Training & Operations
Shreyas Kulkarni
Senior Executive – Business Development
Amit Sainy
Assistant Manager – Training 
Dnyaneshwar Patil
Assistant Manager – IT Infrastructure
Sagar Holkar
Assistant Manager – Accounts