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For IIM candidates
Mr. R. C. Bhargava, President and CEO, RCB Consulting Pvt. Ltd.

Mr R. C. Bhargava, stood 1st in the civil services batch of 1956 and had a distinguished career in civil services. He has held several senior positions with the Government of India (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Joint Secretary in Cabinet Secretariat) and Public Sector Undertakings (Director- Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, CMD - Maruti Udyog Limited). He retired as CMD of Maruti Udyog Limited in 1997 and is presently on the Board of many reputed companies viz. IL&FS Limited, Maruti Udyog Limited, Grasim Industries Limited, Ultra Tech Cement Company Limited, Lord Krishna Bank Limited and Polaris Software Lab Limited. At present he is the President and CEO of RCB Consulting Pvt. Ltd, a firm engaged in management and human resource consultancy.

Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan, Executive Director, Tata Sons Ltd

Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan is executive director of Tata Sons, Chairman of Rallis India and Vice-Chairman of Tata Chemicals. He is a director of several Tata Group companies such as Tata Motors, Tata Power and Tata Internet Services. He also serves on the board of two non-Tata companies, ICI and Castrol India.

Mr Gopalakrishnan joined Hindustan Lever (HLL) as a management trainee in 1967. In 1987, he joined HLL's management committee as executive director of exports. In 1991, he was appointed Chairman of Unilever Arabia, based in Jeddah, to establish and manage Unilever's consumer products business in Arab countries. On his return to India in 1995, he was appointed managing director of Brooke Bond Lipton. After the company's merger with HLL, he was designated vice Chairman of Hindustan Lever. After 31 years with HLL, Mr Gopalakrishnan joined Tata Sons in August, 1998.

A graduate in physics from Calcutta University, Mr Gopalakrishnan also has a degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

Ms. Vineeta Rai
, Ex-Revenue Secretary

Ms. Vineeta Rai is a 1968 batch IAS officer, has served the Government at various positions. She was the secretary (Bank and Insurance), Ministry of Finance, special secretary, Ministry of Urban Development and Director, Ministry of Home Affairs (Delhi Division). She also served as the Chairperson and MD of Delhi Tourism Development Corporation, and directors on the boards of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and National Building Construction Corporation. She was also the government nominee director to several Public Sector corporations such as SBI and LIC.

Prof. Bibek Debroy, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation

Bibek Debroy is Director (Research) at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi. He is a professional economist and was educated in Presidency College (Calcutta), Delhi School of Economics and Trinity College (Cambridge). He has worked at Presidency College (Calcutta), Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (Pune), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (Delhi), National Council of Applied Economic Research (Delhi) and as Consultant, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. He was also the Director of a project known as LARGE, set up by the Ministry of Finance and UNDP to examine legal reforms. He is the author of several books, papers and popular articles and is also Consulting Editor with Business Standard.

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For IIT candidates
Professor S. Bhattacharya, Director, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Professor S. Bhattacharya received his undergraduate education at Presidency College, Calcutta, and at Delhi University, and his PhD at Northwestern University, US. He has worked at the University of Rhode Island, MIT Francis Bitter magnet lab, Argonne National Laboratory, the University of Chicago and the Exxon Corporate Research Lab.

In November, 2002 he left the NEC Research Institute, where he was a Fellow in the science division, and assumed charge as Director, TIFR. Professor Bhattacharya is an experimentalist working in the area of condensed matter physics. His work focuses on dynamics of condensed matter systems with emphasis on partially ordered and disordered systems.

Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, Director General, CSIR and Secretary, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India

Dr. R.A. Mashelkar is the Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the largest chain of publicly funded industrial research and development institutions in the world, with thirty-eight laboratories and about 22,000 employees.

He is also the President of Indian National Science Academy (INSA). He is the third Indian engineer to have been elected as Fellow of Royal Society (FRS), London in the twentieth century. He was elected Foreign Fellow of US National Academy of Science (2005), being only the eighth Indian to have been elected after 1863. He was also elected Foreign Fellow of US National Academy of Engineering (2003), Fellow of Third World Academy of Engineering, U.K. (1996), and Fellow of World Academy of Art & Science, USA (2000). Twenty universities have honoured him with honorary doctorates, which include the Universities of London, Salford, Pretoria, Wisconsin, and Delhi.

The President of India honoured Dr. Mashelkar with Padmashri (1991) and with Padmabhushan (2000) two of the highest civilian honours in recognition of his contribution to nation building.

Dr. Guillermo Wille, Managing Director, John F. Welch Technology Centre

Dr. Wille is the Director of the John F. Welch Technology Centre (JFWTC), Bangalore. Prior to this, he was General Manager of New Product Introduction (NPI) for GE Industrial Systems.

He was born in Bolivia, South America and is a citizen of Germany. He has spent a considerable amount of time in global assignments, in positions within GE Industrial Systems and GE Motors (formerly a stand-alone General Electric (GE) business). As Global NPI Leader, Guillermo was responsible for setting up the India Design Centre (a joint venture between Satyam Computer Systems & GE) in Hyderabad.

Prior to joining GE, Guillermo taught Electrical Engineering at the University of Aachen and worked for Robert Bosch (Germany) in the development of inverters and drives. He holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D in Power Electronics - both received from the University of Aachen in Germany.

Dr.Wille also takes an active part in various social service activities as the Chairman of the GE Elfun, Bangalore chapter which is currently involved with 14 community projects, that includes schools for the under privileged, institutes for the visually challenged/impaired, old age homes, orphanages etc.

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