​UC (Universal Consulting India Pvt Ltd), our 28-year old Indian strategy consulting firm based in Mumbai, founded in 1994 by Jay P. Desai after four years at Arthur Andersen & Co (Andersen Consulting). UC started with its 1st consulting project and has now completed 1,020 consulting projects and provided over 2.5 million hours of consulting support to our 365 Clients across India, as well as in the Middle East and in Africa. Over the past 28 years we have advised both MNCs and Indian companies.  More than 75% of UC’s work comprises repeat work from existing clients and referrals from them.
Our work spans the full spectrum of Strategy, Operations, Organisation and Implementation consulting. We comprehend the difficult challenges of our clients and have sharpened our execution skills over the past two decades in a highly dynamic, evolving and emerging market of India. We confront each case without any preconceived notions, and our practical recommendations are based on facts, and primary research rather than any assumptions. Every strategy we propose is from our in-depth research, grounded by execution expertise.

About UC


Value Proposition

Implementation Focused


Collaborative Teamwork

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Practical Recommendations

Detail Orientation

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Structured Implementation


Value Focused


Jay P Desai

Founder & Managing Director

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Shankar Rajesh

Senior Director

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S. Venkatesh

Senior Director

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Sonali Aggarwal

Director – Finance & HR

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Leadership Team

A diverse group of professionals that have been together for almost three decades, comprises the Leadership Team at UC

Office Team


Archana Palav

Business Development

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Asgari Pagarkar


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Bhairavi Patel

Knowledge Development

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Parizad Sabawalla

Business Development

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Sampreetha Shetty

Finance & Accounts

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Stephanie James

Finance & Accounts

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