Digital education for a strong recovery: A forward look


Dr. BVR Mohan Reddy

Confederation of Indian Industries - Education Council, India



Dr. BVR Mohan Reddy is a visionary who firmly placed India on the global engineering, research and development (ER&D) services map by establishing Cyient (formerly Infotech Enterprises) in 1991. His efforts led Cyient to contribute more than $5 billion in cumulative exports from India to several global clients, including many Fortune 100 companies. His efforts led to the creation of jobs for engineering professionals across 14 countries. Dr. Reddy served as the Chairman of NASSCOM (National Association of Software & Service Companies) during 2015-16. He served as the Chairman of CII, Southern Region (2008-2009), and currently the Chairman of CII Education Council. Dr. Reddy is also the Founding Director of T-Hub, the largest start-up incubation center in the country. Dr. Reddy took up several leadership positions to promote higher education in the country. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIT-Hyderabad and also IIT-Roorkee, is a member of the Leadership Advisory Board (LAB) at the University of Michigan College of Engineering, USA, and a member of the Court of Governors of Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI). Dr. Reddy has Chaired the Evaluation Committee of Atal Ranking of Institutions of Innovation Achievements 2019 (ARIIA) constituted by Ministry of HRD. Dr. Reddy received India’s fourth-highest civilian award—the Padma Shri—in 2017 for his contribution to trade and industry. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Leadership Award of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (CIE Division). He was conferred Lifetime Achievement Awards from Hyderabad Management Association (HMA), Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association (HySEA) and the Centre for Organization Development (COD) recognizing his industry leadership, corporate excellence, and institution building. He is the recipient of Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT, Kanpur and is a fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India). Dr. Reddy holds postgraduate degrees from IIT-Kanpur, and University of Michigan, USA. He is also the recipient of four honorary doctorates.