Fireside Chat with Rajat Gupta

AAIP IIT Delhi organised a fireside chat with Alumnus Mr. Rajat Gupta (BTech Mechanical Engineering  1971) moderated by Director IITD Prof V Ramgopal Rao. Rajat Gupta was the global head of McKinsey and Co. He was a part of the board of directors for multiple high-profile companies such as Goldman Sachs, P&G, AA, etc. Rajat Gupta established ISB as a breakthrough for management studies in India and PHFI(Public Health Foundation of India). Rajat Gupta was recognized by the Economic Times Corporate Excellence Award as the Global Indian of the Year in 2007. In 2005, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed Rajat Gupta as a special assistant for Management Reform.

Prof. R.C. Malhotra, former Professor, Mechanical Dept, IIT Delhi, former head of IDDC, and former director of IIT Kanpur, gave a heartwarming introduction to Rajat Gupta and insights into his life at IIT D. Then the audience welcomed Rajat Gupta on stage to narrate firsthand his experiences, being at the very top and the error in judgement that cost him his career. He described his five years at IIT to be the most character shaping, personality building and temperament moulding period in his life. The Director Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao indulged in an interesting fireside chat with Mr. Rajat Gupta.