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Coming Full Circle: Demystifying Bharat Desai

Student Alumni Relations Cell IIT Bombay was pleased to welcome back and play host to one of our key Distinguished Alumnus, Mr Bharat Desai (C’75, B.Tech, Electrical Engg) co-founder of Syntel as part of the 'Coming Full Circle’ initiative.

He returned to IIT Bombay to speak with students and alumni about his journey – from the hallowed corridors of IITB to leading various global multi-billion dollar companies.

Apart from co-founding Syntel, Mr Desai is currently the Chairman of the company's Board. He has been named the ‘Entrepreneur of the year’ by the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business and awarded the ‘IIT Alumnus of the year’. Bharat Desai is the recipient of the Michigan Entrepreneur Award from the Harvard Business School and recognized as Entrepreneur of the year by NASDAQ and USA Today. Apart from this, he is also a board member of many educational institutions, including the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.