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Top 10 Institution
in 10 Years

Prof. Uday B. Desai, Former Director, IIT Hyderabad
Hosted by Dr. Santanu Paul, Founder and CEO, TalentSprint


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DeepTalk with Prof. Uday B. Desai, Former Director, IIT Hyderabad
A Special Invite-Only Event, exclusively for Top Management of TalentSprint CoE Members

Meet and interact with Prof. Uday B. Desai, former director, IIT Hyderabad in the upcoming DeepTalk Episode 7. The session will offer exclusive insights into how IIT Hyderabad became a leading institution in a short span of just 10 years (#7 ranked NIRF ranking).

Hosted by Dr. Santanu Paul, Founder, and CEO of TalentSprint, Prof. Desai will share insights from his journey of elevating IIT Hyderabad as an elite institution and discuss how other institutions can lead their way up to the top.

This DeepTalk episode assumes significance in the backdrop of the growing demand from corporate recruiters for exceptional talent and the need for academic institutions to nurture their students to meet this.

Key discussion topics include:

  • Significance of Ranking (NIRF)
  • IIT Hyderabad's Journey to Reach Top Rankings
  • Strategies for Improving Rankings
  • Adapting to the New Normal



Prof. Uday B. Desai
Former Director, IIT Hyderabad

Prof. Uday B. Desai is an Indian academician and the founding director of the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad. He served as the director of IIT Hyderabad from June 2009 to July 2019 and is credited for taking the institute among the top 10 engineering colleges in India in the NIRF engineering ranking. He was also the mentor director of IIT Bhilai from August 2016 to January 2017 and present mentor director for IIIT Chittoor. Currently, he is Professor Emeritus in Electrical Engineering and head of operations at the Center for Healthcare Entrepreneurship (CfHE) at IIT Hyderabad.


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Dr. Santanu Paul
Founder and CEO, TalentSprint
(Ex Virtusa, IBM, Open Pages)

Dr. Paul leads the evolution of TalentSprint, an exciting ed-tech firm, which operates high-end deep tech learning programs and smart digital platforms. He serves as an Independent Director on the board of NPCI and other organizations that use disruptive technologies as their engine of growth. Under his leadership, TalentSprint has emerged as India's leading youth career accelerator and technology platform to upskill young job seekers for the knowledge sector.

About TalentSprint Centre of Excellence (CoE)

TS CoE is a platform that brings unique programs in partnership with leading global corporations to empower students with the necessary skills and certification. Its vast experience in deep technology training with a strong industry network will give students the edge they need for securing their career in this VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) world. For more details, visit https://talentsprint.com/tscoe.dpl

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