Bikram Dasgupta is the Founder and Executive Chairman, Globsyn Group, with interests in Information Technology, Education and Technology Training. An alumnus of Harvard Business School and Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Bikram Dasgupta is among the early pioneers of the Indian Information Technology Industry and has witnessed the emergence of the Indian IT Industry from garage start-ups to billion-dollar behemoths.
A technologist, innovator, visionary and a passionate speaker, Bikram was among the core group of professionals who joined HCL in its infancy and his contributions, as one of the key Market Development Managers, have gone a long way in establishing the market presence that HCL commands today. An out-of-the-box thinker, who strongly believes in ‘ordinary people can do extraordinary things…’whetted his formative entrepreneurial zeal by helping build Pertech Computers Limited (PCL).
As the Promoter-Director, he steered the company through the initial difficult years and took a leading role in managing a diverse set of functions ranging from Sales & Marketing, to International Business Development and new strategic projects, elevating the company to the position of No.1 PC manufacturer in India. He single-handedly won the single largest (US$ 50 million) export manufacturing contract from Dell Computer, USA, for computer motherboards, which is still rated as the largest single contract in the computer hardware industry. He also set up India’s first motherboard manufacturing unit and ramped it up to 10,000 motherboards/month production in 1994.
With the fast-changing IT landscape Bikram foresaw the need for a business model built around the fundamental concepts of Infrastructure and Institution to service the knowledge economy and in 1997 conceptualised Globsyn as a group of companies, which embodied that vision. To realise his vision of building an IT infrastructure of global standards in India, Bikram conceptualized and implemented, India’s first truly intelligent ‘Plug n Play’ infrastructure – ‘Infinity’, the model around which Software Parks have been developed in the country. On the institution building front, it has been Bikram’s lifelong zeal to develop young minds to enable them to face the challenges of the modern workplace and be productive from day one. It is in this mission that he conceptualised and pioneered the Knowledge Finishing SchoolTM (KFS) System which bridges the growing gap between academics and industry through industry relevant programs in a world class infrastructural setting. This, early innovator approach and concept, found expression through Software Finishing School programs at TECHNOCAMPUS in 1997, the then IBM Centre for Excellence. Over the years, 180000+ engineers have been trained in high-demand technology domains through the Software Finishing School programs.
Today under Bikram’s tutelage Globsyn 3rd.Life has grown to be one of the largest IT companies set up in Bengal, with over 1000+ executives working in the domains of FinTech and Artificial Intelligence. Bikram’s venture into management education saw him setup Globsyn Business School (GBS) as India’s First Corporate B-School. Driven by Bikram’s vision of continuous innovation in management education for nearly two decades, the 3500+ alumni of GBS are currently working in mid to senior management roles in organizations across the globe.
As Bikram Dasgupta transits from a momentous and frenzied phase and embarks upon a new journey in his life, he is driven by an aspiration to build a more equitable social fabric through his foundation, which works in two distinct verticals – philanthropic activities for the underprivileged through Kalyani and benefactor to the people working behind the scenes in the areas of music, theatre and dance under the brand Calcutta Broadway.
Ranjana Dasgupta is the Managing Trustee of Kalyani – a Bikram Dasgupta Foundation and is actively involved in the operations of each of the Globsyn Group verticals. Ranjana brings to the Board her sharp insights on the people front. An avid contributor to the growth story of Globsyn she has been associated as a Director with several companies for the last 10 years, and has played a vital role in their management.
Mr. Rahul Dasgupta is an alumnus of Durham Business School, UK. He has also participated in Executive Senior Management Programmes from IIM – Ahmedabad and Wharton Business School. Mr.Dasgupta leads the marketing and business functions for the group’s forays in management education (Globsyn Business School) and technology training (Globsyn Finishing School).
A 2nd generation entrepreneur with keen interest in studying learning patterns and teaching pedagogy, he is extremely passionate about education of the youth in our country. He is the chief architect behind the pedagogical change in the academic delivery system of Globsyn Business School (GBS), which merges industry requirements with academic curriculum to build industry-relevant managers.
Built on a sprawling 8-acre campus and having its flagship Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) programme approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA), Mr. Dasgupta has been instrumental in guiding and growing GBS as India’s only ‘Corporate B-School’. In line with the vision to amalgamate corporate ethics and human values for the holistic development of the students, he drives the ‘Beyond Education’ elements of GBS, which include care for society activities, live projects, entrepreneurship development and management conferences. He also leads the international relationships for Globsyn’s Corporate Relationship Program to ensure the students of GBS get a good start to their career and focuses on developing the alumni network of GBS, which included 3000+ alumni.
Mr. Rahul Dasgupta has had a successful industry stint prior to joining Globsyn and has worked for Fortune 500 companies like Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. and Deloitte & Touche and was also a part of the latter’s special committee team sent to India to set-up their Forensic Practice. He has recently been awarded the “Young Entrepreneur Award” in the field of education by the “Indian Achievers Foundation” at the National Seminar on best CSR Practices held in New Delhi.
Currently the Joint Managing Director of Globsyn Group, Romit has brought in a fresh breath of energy into the operations at Globsyn Business School (GBS) – Globsyn’s education vertical that he spearheads. Incepted in 2002, with a 3000+ strong alumni base, Romit has played a pivotal role in piloting GBS to be among the top 3 business schools in Eastern India, with its new fully residential campus slated to cater to a pan-India student base apart from attracting students from Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka etc. It is under Romit’s leadership that GBS has emerged among the most technology-savvy Business Schools in India.
Romit also looks after the Corporate Finance and Strategic Investment functions of the Group and has been instrumental in bringing in fiscal discipline into the system.
Romit has been a speaker at various seminars and forums including TiE, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce and the House of Commons (UK). His team building and people skills have seen him taking up leadership position in several youth organizations. Recently, Romit served as the Chairman of CII-Young Indians (Kolkata, India), the Youth wing of Confederation of Indian Industries, the largest Industry body in India.
Romit has done his MBA from Imperial College London, London UK, and Masters in Family Business Management from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research. Romit completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Syracuse University, USA.
Prof. Bhattacharya is a Metallurgist by profession and an MBA from Cranfield Business School, UK. Prof. Bhattacharya has also completed a programme on “Strategic Thinking and Management” from Wharton Business School, U.S.
Prof. Bhattacharya has been teaching Marketing, Industrial Marketing, Marketing of services, Strategic Marketing, Strategic Management and other topics as visiting Professor in many renowned business schools. He has been a visiting professor at IIM-Calcutta for about 20 years. He has conducted more than 30 Management Development Programs and has published and presented a number of papers in India and abroad. He has first hand experience in Strategic Alliances, Brand Building in Industrial Markets, Corporate Marketing, Relationship Marketing, Loyalty Building etc.