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Grad Guru: Neelotpal Shukla, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Please tell us about yourself, the university you are studying at, the research field you are working on, and the scope it has to offer after an MS or PhD. What work do you plan to do after you finish your… Continue Reading →

“Where you start may not be in your control, however the end is entirely in your hands”: a talk with D Shivakumar, DAA 2016

Popularly known as ‘Shiv’, the current chairman & CEO of one of the leading beverage companies, PepsiCo India, graduated from IIT Madras in 1982 with a B.Tech  and went on to pursue an MBA degree from IIM Calcutta. Here’s a… Continue Reading →

Biology, public health and theoretical computer science: A talk with Dr Aravind Srinivasan, DAA 2016

Dr. Aravind Srinivasan graduated in 1989 with a B.Tech in CSE from IITM, and is currently a professor of Computer Science and at the Institute for Advanced Computing Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. He was awarded the… Continue Reading →

About Entrepreneurship: A conversation with Dr Kumar Ganapathy, DAA 2016

Dr. Kumar Ganapathy graduated with a B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras in 1987, receiving the Siemens Gold Medal. He went on to complete an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in… Continue Reading →

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 →

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