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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 →

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 →

Telecommunications and Cows

Since my childhood telecommunication technologies have fascinated me. I always wanted to be an engineer, specifically a Telecommunications engineer. My parents wanted me to be a doctor, and I did my best to ensure that I score passing marks in… Continue Reading →

3 Surprising Leadership Lessons from Satish Pai, Dy.MD Hindalco

The lecture from Mr. Satish Pai, Dy. MD, Hindalco Industries on “Principles of Management”, delivered on 26th September 2014 was an inspiration to say the least. Here is a transcript of his speech.

Data turns into Information, Information into Insight: Gopi Koteeswaran

  The Chennai36  team interviewed the current CEO of LatentView Analytics, Gopi Koteeswaran  of the batch of 1993,who graduated with a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering.

Why Employers Should Stop Seeking Formal Credentials

  For the past two decades, cost of college education has skyrocketed, going up much faster than inflation or incomes. Common consensus is that the higher education system must fix itself. There is a workable alternative: employers should stop requiring… Continue Reading →

From Campastimes to Himalayan Climes, Part 2: Life Lessons Learnt after Graduating from IIT-M: Dr. Prakash Keshaviah

  Dr. Prakash Keshaviah graduated with a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras in 1967. After his graduation, he went on to do a Masters in Mechanical Engineering, a Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering and a second Masters in Physiology…. Continue Reading →

Narmada Hostel Hijinks and other tales: Dr. Prakash Keshaviah, Part 1

Fifty-two years ago, in 1962, my father dropped me off at the Narmada hostel. The Asst. Warden, Mr. Saha, sat in the quadrangle assigning rooms. I was surprised to find that the hostel was still not complete: no electricity, no… Continue Reading →

Why Value Creation is more important than Value Extraction

Dr. Gautam Mahajan graduated in 1968 with a B.Tech Degree in Mechanical Engineering after which he did an MS & PhD from the Illinois Institute of Technology. In 1977, he got his MBA from Suffolk University’s Sawyer School of Management…. Continue Reading →

An Introduction to Dr. Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande: Leadership Lecture Series : Alumni Speak

In the 50th talk of our “Leadership Lecture Series : Alumni Speak” , we present Dr. Gururaj Deshpande (1973/BT/EE), Chairman of Sycamore Networks on “Living & Giving”. Dr. Gururaj Deshpande (“Desh” Deshpande) is an Indian-American venture capitalist and entrepreneur, who… Continue Reading →

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