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Post the lecture: A talk with Varun Gupta, founder of FinoZen

Varun is an IIT Madras 2010 graduate. He started his first company to unearth sports talent in India, however was met with limited success. His next company was in Big Data Analytics which he exited in June 2015 at a… Continue Reading →

“Charity should be a part of the curriculum”: A talk with Dr Thomas Colacot, DAA 2016

Dr. Thomas J. Colacot received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from IIT Madras in 1989. After his post-doctoral stint in the US, Dr. Colacot went on to pursue an education in management, acquiring an MBA from Pennsylvania State University in 2005,… Continue Reading →

Post the lecture: Entrepreneurship calling, a talk with Umesh Malhotra

Umesh Malhotra (BTech, MM/1990) is the founder of Hippocampus which is a network of libraries and schools that is attempting to change the face of rural education in India. He is a serial entrepreneur with dabbling in IT services, Restaurants,… Continue Reading →

“Always have a backup option”: a talk with Dr Ramkumar Dhruva, DAA 2016

Nothing compares to that feeling of working your way up a company and reaching the higher rungs of the ladder. Meet Mr. Ramkumar Dhruva, Sr Vice President, Monomers, Asia Pacific at BASF East Asia HQ, Hong Kong, who is also… Continue Reading →

“The important thing is to do what you like”: A talk with Dr Vaidehi Narayan, DAA 2016

One of this year’s Distinguished Alumni, Dr. Vaidehi Narayan obtained an M.Sc. degree in Chemistry from IIT Madras in 1981 and continued on to get her Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry from the Institute in 1986. Subsequently, she was a postdoctoral… Continue Reading →

“Trust, but verify” : a talk with Dr Chandramouli Visweswariah , DAA 2016

  Dr. Chandramouli Visweswariah graduated with a B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras in 1985 before going on to complete an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in Carnegie Mellon University in 1986. Following this, he completed his… Continue Reading →

How to land a freshman MBA abroad? – An inspiring talk with Reshmi Suresh

Sriraghav, Hitesh and Krishna talk to Reshmi Suresh, an alumnus of the ‘15 batch, who is currently pursuing her MBA from Yale School of Management under the Yale Silver Scholars Program. Is the program you’re enrolled in only for freshers?… Continue Reading →

“Translate your talent to improve the lives of those around you” – A talk with Dr Chandra Bhat, DAA 2016

Dr Chandra R Bhat is alumnus of Civil Engineering from the Class of 1985. He is currently the Director of the Centre for Transportation Research and holds the Adnan Abou-Ayyash Centennial Professorship in Transportation Engineering at The University of Texas… Continue Reading →

“We want Ather to be a great product company” – A talk with Tarun Mehta

Who, in recent days, hasn’t heard of Ather Energy? From being the dream child of two fresh IITM graduates, the company has gone on to become a thriving business with a hundred – odd employees. On 23rd February 2016 Ather… Continue Reading →

“Always take the road less travelled; it’s certainly the more exciting one.” – An insightful talk with Mr. Praveen Joseph

About Mr. Praveen Joseph: Praveen is currently an Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager for the IFC which is part of the World Bank Group headquartered in Washington D.C. He is responsible for managing fixed income investment for the International Finance Corporation… Continue Reading →

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