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“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 →

Do whatever you like to do, but do something: A talk with Professor Sridhar Tayur

Sridhar Tayur (BT ME 86) is a Ford Distinguished Research Chair and a Professor of Operations Research at Carnegie Mellon (Tepper School of Business). He is also the founder of SmartOps, where he had served as the CEO for 12… Continue Reading →

Hard work will pay off : A talk with Dr Arumugam, DAA

Dr Arumugam Manthiram is one of the Distinguished Alumnus Awardees of the year 2015. He earned his PhD in Chemistry from IIT Madras in 1981, and currently directs one of the largest and most productive research groups at the University… Continue Reading →

1974 – A college story

One evening many summers ago, Balloon and I made our way up the tallest tower in IIT Madras. The day was bright and buzzing with activity, around us were hordes of students, chatting and laughing after a day of classes…. Continue Reading →

“We need to be goats, not sheep”: A Talk With Professor Jayant Haritsa

Professor Jayant Haritsa. Alumnus of electrical engineering from the batch of 1981. Chair of the Computer Science and Automation department of IISc. A brilliant database specialist who has been awarded the Infosys Prize in Engineering and Computer Science in 2014,… Continue Reading →

For the love of one’s work.

Rarely do you meet people who, when asked what their driving force has been in life, answer that it’s all about having fun doing what you do. Vijay Ullal(BT-CH, ‘80) is an engineer by education, a leader by profession and… Continue Reading →

The one with the ‘Equity Research Analyst’

Palash Somani is a 2015 Batch Dual Degree Civil Engineer. Let us hear about what he has got to say about being placed as an ‘Equity Research Analyst’ in JP Morgan.

The one with the ‘Recruiter’s Perspective’

Sriram Kalyanaraman graduated from IIT Madras in 2007 with a B.Tech degree in Computer Science. He has been associated with McKinsey since then, with a lot of ‘interesting’ breaks in between. Now he comes back to insti to recruit people… Continue Reading →

The One with the ‘Absolutely ZERO PORs’

An avid fan of American TV shows and computer games, Kshitij Kulkarni graduated in 2015 with a B.Tech degree in Aerospace Engineering. “I had absolutely no PORs” is what he says when asked about his PORs in insti.  Let’s hear… Continue Reading →

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