Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Though very curious with India trip, in the beginning as to what possibly could have been changed in past few years. I guess I was surprised in many ways. Humongous infrastructure hosting hundreds of thousands of employees working for organizations around the world with support available in many shifts almost 24X7. Visible infrastructure development projects for e.g. roads, metro etc., throughout the city of Chennai helping to make it one of the best interconnected cities for business development for many organizations.
Out of 5 company visits, Cognizant and L&T were IT focused which is my area of expertise. It was very insightful to get first hand understanding of their Business model and future outlook for the company. Although, we learnt 60% of L&T revenue comes from infrastructure projects, it was appreciable to see their focus on Information Technology as well, with the similar dedication. It was my first and indeed great experience to witness in person the production assembly line of Renault Nissan cars who aim to be the top 3 leaders in a span of next 2-3 years in Indian market. Like many others, in our group, my favorite pick of all company visits was Sankara Nethralaya, a leader and innovation in eye care industry. If only words could describe the amazing organization, very well managed research & development facility, and quality of service they provide to community. We understood from one of our cohort about the state of art medical equipment they use in comparison to some NY State medical facilities, to perform their surgeries is just exceptional.
Gurgaon (Delhi) is the city that barely existed two decades ago, had now approx. more than 2 dozen shopping malls, half a dozen golf courses and luxury shops selling all high end named brands. Apartment towers are sprouting like concrete weeds, and a futuristic commercial hub called Cyber City houses, many of the world’s most respected corporations, and Airtel being one of them.  Airtel was our last and final destination for company visits, provided up with great insights of company organization structures.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank NMS admin for being a great host and would also like to share my thanks to all NMS students for being such a wonderful classmates.
Thanks Sanjay for the spices! I ended with loading up approx. 10+ kg of different kinds.
Although, I missed Agra visit with my group, it was surely memorable visit to India and I come back to US with a different positive forward looking view of Incredible India!

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