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August 25, 2015

Quick 13 with Shekhar A Bhattacharjee

Interview by Zaral Shah. Photographs by Tejal Pandey (Mumbai), Manpreet Singh (Delhi), Selvaprakash L (Bengaluru), Devraj Chalia (Guwahati). Illustrations by Farzana Cooper. Conceptualised and Executed by Ashima Gupta. Styling by Priyanka Monga. Make-Up by Charmaine Rao for Guerlain; Hair by Sareena Acharya, Mallika Pirani, Harish Ratan Singh For L’oreal Professional (Mumbai)

For attempting to infuse Indian education with strategic innovation and expansion


So far
Have experienced and learnt the art of building, advising and helping create institutes of global standards; have established SkillTree  Great Place to Study.

Career choice
There were issues that made me think of getting into education; I thrive to scale, sustain and earn a reputation in the sector of higher education.

Biggest inspiration
My belief that India can also become a global destination for education.

Reason for starting Skilltree
I established SkillTree Knowledge Consortium to address the needs, raise the curtain, solve issues and bring about the required change.

Three favourite apps
McKinsey Insights, Zomato, SoundCloud.

You as a student
On Sunday afternoons I’d put up a stall outside my house with a signage to exchange toys for a week.

Favourite reads
Freedom at Midnight by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins, Vision 2020 by Dr. APJ Kalam, The Rediscovery of India by Meghnad Desai.

Currently reading
The Story of Philosophy by Will Durant.

Your favourite quote
‘Know something, know everything of that something.’

Creating instrumentals (drums and percussion), writing and reading, playing with my cats.

Success to you is
Knowing that my contributions positively impacted my aim.

Upcoming projects
The bag is full of surprises!


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