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Indian Institute of Information Technology, Lucknow
भारतीय सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, लखनऊ
(An Institute of National Importance by the Act of Parliament)

kaustav@iiitl.ac.in

Shri Kaustav Majumdar

Visiting Faculty

Summary

Kaustav teaches in various institutions in India and abroad. He teaches extensively in: Entrepreneurship (especially Idea to Business, Business Models, Go-to-Market Strategies, Hiring Right, Funding), Marketing (especially new age Digital areas, Consumer Behaviour & Customer Management) and Behaviour & Communication (Various aspects of Communication, Interview Skills, Conflicts and Team Efficacy). He also assists Academia in establishing Entrepreneurship Cells, Corporate Communications & Branding. Industry-Institute Partnering activities, Interviews & structuring MDP programs.

Kaustav has been part of consulting assignments as well as conducted workshops and 1on1 sessions to deal with latent but powerful issues. He coaches young minds (at times not so young ones) in dealing with pressure, accepting-embracing-benefitting from change & strengthening overall thinking abilities.

He has worked with well over 70,000 learners spanning industries & educational institutes in the areas of technology, business & developmental skills. He has facilitated, trained & spoken numerous conferences & professional workshops.

In addition, Kaustav spends his time with various businesses and not for profit entities where he offers strategic advice, marketplace & financial support.

With 26 years of experience, 24 of which as an entrepreneur, Kaustav has been involved in businesses in India, UK, USA, Ireland, Russia, Singapore and Bangladesh.

Area of Interest/Teaching

  • Behavioural Skills including Emotional/Social Intelligence & Thinking Skills
  • Digital Strategies – Helping brands develop and leverage the dynamic world of Internet
  • Customer Engagement/Relations including Consumer Behaviour & Managing Expectations
  • Team Building & Young Leader Programs and building a collaborative yet competitive culture
  • Communication (Interview Skills & Group Discussions, Conflict Management, Critical & Creative Thinking)
  • Entrepreneurship and its many nuances – can this really be taught, lessons from failures, is there a common code amongst entrepreneurs from different parts of the world

Academic Background

  • M.Sc. (London Business School, UK)
  • Certificate in Psychometrics (University of Cambridge & BPS)
  • BSc. BEng Computer Science Engineer (University of Southampton, UK )

Experience

Designation

University

Date

Entrepreneur-in-residence, Mentor & Advisor

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park, India

2019-current

Mentor & Advisor

Southampton University Social Impact Lab, UK

2020-current

Mentor, Advisor & Adjunct Faculty

MICA, Ahmedabad, India

2021-current

Mentor & Advisor

SPPU University of Pune, Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Enterprise, India

2021-current

Mentor & Advisor

IIIT Lucknow, India

2021-current

Member Academic Board, Mentor & Advisor

Haldia Institute of Technology & ICARE

2019-current

Guest Faculty

SPJIMR (Mumbai), Globsyn (Kolkata)

 

 

 

Designation

Organization

Date

CEO

ILS Network, Start-ups, Digital Branding, L&D Advisory, India, UK, Singapore

2004-current

Advisor

Data Science Foundation, Data Standards & Ecosystem of Data Scientists, Global

2019-current

Director

T5, Early-stage Strategy, Operations & Investments Consulting outfit, India, USA & Singapore

2019-current

Partner

Entrepreneurs Creed, a unique Incubator& Fund of high Social Impact Startups, India

2021-current

Director

Tech24x7, Suite of Digital Media Products & Services, India & Singapore

2021-current

Director

ScArt (Pixel Grand), a Virtual & Augmented Reality and Unreal Programming Start-up, India

2018-current

Director

iSoUK, International Student ecosystem & FinTech Start-up, UK & Singapore

2017-current

Mentor& Advisor

, NSHM Knowledge Campus, India

2019-current

Advisor

e-Intellisense, Digital Marketing Specialists, India, UK, USA

2011-current

Advisor

Sicora Technologies, a Nanotechnology Startup with solutions for Healthcare & Security industries

2019-current

Advisor

Sundew Solutions, Web Technology & Applications Specialists, India, Switzerland, UK

2019-current

Advisor

Y-East, Aggregation Platform for Social & Environmental Organisations, India

2020-current

Consultant

MSMEx, Platform for Learning & Consulting for MSME organizations across India, India

2021-onwards

Consultant

AL Circle, Media & Business Platforms for the Aluminium Ecosystem, Singapore & India

2021-onwards

 

Earlier

  • Advisor & Expert Member, Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry (2020-2021)
  • Head, Start-ups & Incubation, SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, India (2018-2020)
  • Advisor, ICARE, a non-profit body with 12 Academic & Research Institutions in India (2009-2011)
  • Member, IWEE, UNESCO & GTZ special cell to promote Entrepreneurship Education (2007-2008)
  • Director, Indicon Management, ICT Implementations & Management, India (1998-2004)

L&D Engagements

  • Entrepreneurship – “how not to do business” – is an area of focus for Kaustav and he delivers this across the world – hopes to come up with a disruptive way of reaching young entrepreneurs, quicker, faster & cheaper
  • The world of Internet – Digital Branding & Marketing, Using Analytics and how we can use the Internet to our advantage – especially for businesses and organizations who have traditional ways and means
  • Behaviour and Team Dynamics – in office as well as outbound programs (within & outside India)
  • Effective Communications workshops with focus on “How Thinking affects our Communication”
  • Behavioural Interviewing Techniques for Recruiters & Line Function Managers
  • Bespoke Training of Trainers programs to help develop in-house trainers

Some of the projects that had significant impact on him

  • Assisting the state of West Bengal in India in preparing / updating a citizen’s database and help manage a DFID funded Below Poverty Line survey of 90 million citizens across the entire state
  • Assisting the Indian Army, Eastern Command in designing their Security Systems
  • Structuring a Competency Mapping & Assessment Drive for 6000 employees for one of India’s largest Infrastructure majors
  • Formulating/Implementing a Digital Strategies Roadmap to help a 100-year-old transnational legal powerhouse embrace the world of Internet to reach and offer better services to their clientele
  • Setting up & managing a 2000 seat Learning Centre for one of the largest IT companies in the world

Outreach Engagements

  • Helping one of India’s oldest & most prestigious healthcare majors rebrand – online & offline – as well as restructure their customer services management processes
  • Strategize an international recruitment plan for one of SE Asia’s largest construction majors
  • Planning/Executing a campaign to promote/build strategic partnerships & research collaborations for a major UK University
  • Support one of India’s largest women’s wear manufacturers including their 50,000 dealers and distributors embrace digital media and launch their online outlets to sell globally

Contact

Department of Management & Humanities,
Indian Institute of Information Technology,
Lucknow, India.
kaustav@iiitl.ac.in

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