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Seminar Talk: Mr. Kalyan Banerjee, Head of Learning, MindTree

Seminar-Kalyan_BanerjeeTopic: An Interactive Session with Mr. Kalyan Banerjee

Date: January 25, 2012

Speaker Profile :

Mr. Kalyan Banerjee graduated in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi, and did his master’s in Computer Science in IIT Kanpur. He started life working in operating systems and currently is responsible for Learning at MindTree India.


Mr. Kalyan Banerjee interacted with the students of School of Management on the eve of Republic Day – on which day the company laid its foundation stone for its new office in Bhubaneswar, MindTree Kalinga. In the interactive session, Mr. Banerjee spoke about how the rules of success have undergone a paradigm shift over the last few decades. In the 1990s, it was crucial that one be well-versed in the English language to get jobs; by 2000, a professional not fluent in English was unheard of. The knowledge of IT has taken the sacrosanct place held by the English language. In the 1990s, students had very limited options in their professional career whereas a student now has an overwhelming number of options across vastly different fields. But this “era of abundance” is not necessarily a good thing, according to Mr. Banerjee. With this new decade, there are not only new opportunities but also new problems that aspiring professionals must overcome in order to be successful.