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Placement Guru : ‘Discover’ing Vodafone

Avinash ‘Expiry’ Abhishek is a 2014 Batch Electrical Engineer currently working as Technology Trainee at Vodafone India. This is how he describes himself: “I am a fitness freak, techno maniac and an appreciator of minimalistic design.” Avinash was the Design… 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 →

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 Halley’s comet to Hedge funds – A talk with Deutsche Bank MD Dr Satish Ramakrishna

Dr Satish Ramakrishna is the MD of Deutsche Bank AG in New York.  He obtained his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering in 1987 from IIT Madras. His love for physics spurred him to attend physics classes at IIT that were not… Continue Reading →

Hear it from a Professor-Dr. Krishna Jagannathan

Krishna Jagannathan obtained his B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras in 2004, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2006 and 2010 respectively.

The Grad Guru: Arjun Bharadwaj at IIM-Ahmedabad

Please tell us about yourself? Reminds me of the time seniors used to ask, “Eh, freshie, put intro.” Nick-Name: Samaadhi. Name: Arjun N Bharadwaj. Department:  Electrical Engineering, Batch of 2012. Hostel: Jamuna. I graduated from IIM Ahmedabad in 2014.

The Grad Guru: Karthik Rajkumar at Stanford University

Karthik Rajkumar, BTech, Electrical Engineering, 2013. Currently doing an MS in statistics at Stanford University with an intention to do a PhD in economics immediately after.

The Grad Guru: Srivani Amrutavakkula at Harvard Business School

      1)  When and why did you decide to apply for further studies? While I was pursuing my second year of Bachelor’s at IITM, I happened to develop an enthusiasm for trekking and I met Arul Sekar who was… Continue Reading →

Hear it from a Professor: Dr. Andrew Thangaraj

Chennai36 talks to Associate Professor Dr. Andrew Thangaraj on his life as a student and a Professor at IIT Madras.  What were your memorable experiences in the institute? I was a student of Alakananda Hostel and enjoyed playing. I played… Continue Reading →

The Grad Guru: Abishek Sankararaman at the University of Texas at Austin

  1. When did you decide to apply for further studies? I decided roughly at the beginning of my final year (8th Sem) for me. After 4 years of undergrad, and having seen the industry, I decided that applying for… Continue Reading →

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