Karan Sangwan is an Indian educator who has taught at Unacademy for about three years. He found himself involved in a controversy in 2023 when he urged students, during one of his lectures, to vote for ‘educated candidates’ in elections.
Karan Sangwan Chaudhary Karan Sangwan – Instagram was born on 17 October. His zodiac sign is Libra. He hails from Hisar, Haryana. Karan attended Kurukshetra University in Haryana. He pursued LLM in Criminal Law at Himachal Pradesh National Law University in Shimla. Karan Sangwan – LinkedIn Unacademy
In 2017, he became a registered advocate at the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about his parents and siblings.
Karan Sangwan got married in 2022.
Karan worked as a teacher at C. R. Law College, Hisar from 2018 to 2019. He joined Unacademy on 7 February 2020 as a Judiciary – PCS (J) educator. Sangwan later founded ‘Legal Pathshala,’ an online education platform, to provide educational content for judiciary examinations.
“Vote for Educated”: Karan Sangwan’s Controversial Appeal
In 2023, Karan Sangwan faced controversy when he encouraged students, in one of his lectures, to vote for “educated candidates” during elections. Responding to this, Unacademy’s co-founder, Roman Saini announced Karan’s dismissal from the company through a post on X, citing it as a violation of the company’s code of conduct. In the post, Saini emphasized that the company’s commitment is to offer quality education and ensure an impartial learning environment. He noted that Karan breached this commitment by expressing personal opinions that could potentially misguide students. Scroll.in
We are an education platform that is deeply committed to imparting quality education. To do this we have in place a strict Code of Conduct for all our educators with the intention of ensuring that our learners have access to unbiased knowledge.
Our learners are at the centre of…
— Roman Saini (@RomanSaini) August 17, 2023
On 19 August 2023, Karan Sangwan uploaded a video on his YouTube channel and addressed the issue. He clarified that his statement about voting for educated candidates was made on his personal channel, not Unacademy’s. Following this, he removed the video upon Unacademy’s request. On 13 August 2023, Unacademy suspended him, demanding a justification within 48 hours. Karan stated that he was terminated on 17 August without any discussion or opportunity to defend his stance. He added that Unacademy’s authorities expressed concern over him wearing a company-branded t-shirt during the lecture, claiming it affected their reputation. Karan Sangwan – YouTube While many criticized Karan for his actions, he also received support from some people. The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, reacted to Karan’s termination in a post on X, questioning whether urging people to vote for educated candidates was a crime. Kejriwal underscored the importance of literacy, noting that in this age of science and technology, illiterate representatives would not be able to shape a modern India for the 21st century. India Today
क्या पढ़े लिखे लोगों को वोट देने की अपील करना अपराध है? यदि कोई अनपढ़ है, व्यक्तिगत तौर पर मैं उसका सम्मान करता हूँ। लेकिन जनप्रतिनिधि अनपढ़ नहीं हो सकते। ये साइंस और टेक्नोलॉजी का ज़माना है। 21वीं सदी के आधुनिक भारत का निर्माण अनपढ़ जनप्रतिनिधि कभी नहीं कर सकते। https://t.co/YPX4OCoRoZ
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 17, 2023
- Karan is an avid sports lover, and he loves playing football.
- His adventurous nature shines through his posts on social media, which show his experiences from activities like reverse bungee jumping.