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About Us

Introducing SternaXP, a collaboration that melds the capabilities of HCL Corp, India's foremost technology powerhouse, with the expertise of Hearth Advisors, an international boutique consultancy specialising in the field of education.

Not your run-of-the-mill adventure tourism venture, nor an exam prep startup, SternaXP is a trailblazer, offering students between the ages of 14 and 25 a unique blend of academic rigour and exploration.

Our Programmes

Imagine a world where you can learn from the brightest minds on the planet while exploring the most awe-inspiring places on Earth – a world where you can fuse academic excellence with an unforgettable adventure, embarked upon with an exclusive community of passionate learners.

Intensive Clinics Abroad

Sterna Clinics in India

Guided Challenges

Build-It-Yourself Programmes

  • Intensive Clinics Abroad

    Embark on short trips to exceptional locations, institutes, and facilities abroad, enhanced with academic pre- learning, expert guidance, masterclasses, and hands-on experimentation.

  • Sterna Clinics in India

    Immerse yourself in exclusive, short masterclasses conducted by experts from our premium partners, taking place in culturally significant locations across India.

  • Guided Challenges

    Take on distinctive micro- open challenges, distinguished by extensive guidance and learning materials, preparing you to actively participate and excel in the challenge.

  • Build-It-Yourself Programmes

    Join extended programmes with premium partners, featuring comprehensive guidance, masterclasses, and learning materials. Engage in hands-on projects, where you will create products and productions under the guidance of industry leaders at the top of their field.

Our Leadership

At the forefront of SternaXP, shaping a visionary blend of academic excellence and extraordinary adventure, are Shikhar Malhotra, the Co-Founder and Chairman with a vast influence across HCL Corporation and Healthcare, and Shashank Vira, the seasoned CEO with three decades of international leadership and a profound background in academia and education.

Meet Our Team

Shikhar Malhotra

Co-Founder and Chairman of SternaXP, is a multifaceted leader. As Director and Board Member at HCL Corporation, CEO of HCL Healthcare, and head of prestigious educational institutions, his influence is far-reaching. A committed philanthropist, Shikhar co-founded The Habitats Trust and supports the Shiv Nadar Foundation. Guiding SternaXP, he redefines experiential learning with a focus on innovation and excellence.

Shikhar Malhotra

Shikhar Malhotra

Director & Board Member, HCL Corporation
CEO & Vice Chairman, HCL Healthcare
Trustee, Shiv Nadar Foundation
Chairman, Shiv Nadar School

Shashank Vira

SternaXP's CEO, brings with him three decades of diverse experience in entrepreneurship and education. With an international leadership background, expertise in private equity, and notable contributions to education financing, Shashank is a seasoned professional. His academic focus spans curriculum development at high school and university levels in both India and the UK. Holding an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge, Shashank is an academic and innovator, positioning Stern.

Shashank Vira

Shashank Vira

CEO, SternaXP
Managing Director, Hearth Advisors

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