Armed with a vision of providing an academic environment that nurtures original thinking and creates confident individuals with a sense of responsibility towards society, he, along with Mrs Lalit Sridhar, founded Academic Center for Excellence (ACE). Together, they pioneered integrated coaching in Karnataka through Deeksha.
Subsequently, backed by Private Equity Investors, Ace Creative Learning Pvt. Ltd. was formed to take Deeksha to several more campuses in various cities. A visionary and a thought leader in education, he is amongst the most respected and value-oriented educationists in the country. Dr Sridhar loves to be amongst children, whether teaching them or playing with them. A fun-loving person, he makes sure to spend time with his own children at home, listen to music, engage in sport and go for leisurely walks!