“ One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility. ”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

Comprehensive Education & Cultural Respect Consulting Services


Training for cultural understanding and respect is not only a vital part of today’s education, social, and business environment, it’s part of an ongoing learning process.


Organizations and individuals that recognize cultural competency as a value added service are the ones that can thrive in adverse circumstances.


MEC is based on the idea that strength is built through diversity, as well as on the principles of outstanding service, commitment to community, and a desire to help make positive social change..


We offer competitive rates, on-time delivery of services, and strategies tailor-made for clients

Meet the Founder

Maruthi Education Consulting’s founder, Murali Balaji, Ph.D., is a former award-winning journalist and academic with nearly 20 years of experience. He has worked with nonprofits, corporations, and other institutions to provide comprehensive strategies and implementation plans for diversity. Dr. Balaji previously served as the education director for the Hindu American Foundation, where he was recognized as a national leader in cultural competency and religious literacy. He has also been a professor at Temple University and Lincoln University, where he chaired the mass communication department. He is currently a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Dr. Murali Balaji has that unique ability with his superior educational and administrative skill sets to provide a highly respected analysis on diversity & inclusion initiatives for any individual, department or company.

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Maruthi Education Consulting, LLC is named after Hanuman, the Hindu deity who represents strength, resilience, and commitment to serve.

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Working with Dr. Murali Balaji over the past few years has been a major highlight in my fifteen-year teaching career…

The personal and professional friendship I have had with Murali Balaji have directly lead me to be a more culturally competent educator…

Dr. Murali Balaji has that unique ability with his superior educational and administrative skill sets…

His commitment to issues involving cultural, racial, and religious diversity is unmatched…

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
― Rabindranath Tagore