Dr. Sunil Patil’s Invited Talk

“Corporate scenario and Entrepreneurship”

MIT School of Telecom management (MTSOT) Pune organized an invited talk by Dr. Sunil Patil on 14 th of September 2017 for the students of Batch 2017-19.Profile of Dr. Sunil Patil –

Prof. Sunil Patil is a former Director of Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM). Before joining Symbiosis, he has worked in various capacities at numerous esteemed organizations like Cognizant Technology Solutions, and BMC Software. He has worked with the International Institute of Information Technology (I 2 IT) as Professor in Advanced Networking & Telecom, Dean (Academics), & Vice President for International Relations. Presently, he is associated with Indus Valley Technologies as a founder and engaged in mentoring startups. Indus Valley Technologies focuses on consulting and education. He has got an international exposure as he worked at AT&T Bell Labs and Lucent Technologies in New Jersey, USA for 20 years. He was Director of Wireless
Networks Group in Bell Labs in Lucent Technologies. He was a key member in the Bell Labs
working on various analog and digital wireless technologies and integrated circuits.
He was awarded PhD by the Faculty of Management, Symbiosis International University in Pune, India. He has obtained MBA from Miller School of Business of Ball State University, Indiana, USA, MSEE with specialization in Communications Engineering from Charles Scheafer School of Engineering and Science of Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA, MASc with specialization in Digital Signal Processing from University of Windsor, Canada, and ME with specialization in Power Electronics from Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute (VJTI), Bombay. He obtained BSEE from Nagpur University, India. His areas of interest are Wireless Communications, Rural Telephony, Signal Processing, Strategic Outsourcing, and Entrepreneurship. He has several publications in National and International journals. He is a member of IEEE Communications society and also a member of SIG for Telecom created by NASSCOM. He is also a member of several groups in CII.

Summary of a talk on “Corporate Scenario & Entrepreneurship”

Dr. Patil addressed a gathering of more than 70 students of MITSOT (Batch-2017-19) at seminar hall on a theme titled ‘Corporate Scenario & Entrepreneurship’ from 11 am- 1:00pm. Dr. Milind Pande welcomed him and shared the objectives of the invited talk. Prof. Sangeeta Dokey introduced the speaker to the audience. In his address Dr. Patil mentioned that the budding managers should focus on academics as many graduates are graduating in the coming years that will enhance competition for the employment. In such competitive scenarios the intrinsic motivation, sound conceptual knowledge and awareness about the practical aspects of business environment would carve a path for budding mangers by enhancing their skills. These unique aspects would help them in standout from the crowd. He mentioned about the difference between overseas education and Indian education systems. The overseas students pay their fees whereas in India students seek support from parents. In such scenarios seeking knowledge becomes important as it is a return on Investment made by the parents.. Dr. Patil mentioned that companies are continuously raising their expectations and preferring candidates who live up to the expectations. He explained that conceptual clarity, active participation and sincerity enhance probability of getting shortlisted. He emphasized that analyzing case studies, working on the industry projects /research projects would help the students in getting clarity about business scenarios. According to him, studying company details, dealing with the stakeholders of business, prepare good presentations, acquiring additional skills, writing white papers and acquiring additional relevant certification are the certain best practices which would help students to justify their employability. He also insisted that good ideas bring in lot of funding even from the government agencies and the young minds need to grab such opportunities by starting own ventures. IN such exercises even they fail they will learn. The session was followed by Question and Answers and formally concluded by Ms. Prachi Rajadnya who proposed the vote of thanks.