Mr. Lalit Suresh Kathpalia Director BE(Electronics), DORM, MBS, Ph.D (Pursuing)

Dr. Lalit S Kathpalia is an Educator, Technologist and Management professional with 27 years of experience both in India and abroad in software development, education, training, program management and project management over varied platforms and diverse software. He is a recipient of the prestigious IBM Faculty Award of 2012.

Lalit has done his Ph. D in the area of “Developing a System Dynamics Simulation Model for the Indian IT Industry” under the Faculty of Computer Studies, Symbiosis International University.

Lalit has done his Masters in Business Studies (MBS) from Pune University and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Operations Research for Management from the Bombay University.He has done his Bachelor’s in Electronics Engineering from Bombay University. He started his career in the IT industry with Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd in Mumbai and then worked in several companies including Infosys Technologies, Cambridge Technology Partners (CTP), Larsen & Toubro Ltd, HSBC Global Technology Centre and Computer Horizons. Lalit is on the board of the System Dynamics Society, India Chapter. Lalit has Internal Technical Certifications on Java/J2EE, Quality and Internet at companies worked namely Infosys Technologies and Cambridge Technology Partners. Lalit is also a Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt and a member of the International Institute of Business Analysts.

Lalit has a proven track record of program and project experience, client engagement and leading organizations in accomplishing mission objectives. Lalit has a strong background in client engagement and account development, project management, software development methodologies, technical knowledge, large-scale systems/applications development and integration supported by an excellent educational background, influencing and relationship building skills.

Before joining Symbiosis, Lalit Kathpalia was the Chief Delivery Officer for CELTEM Knowledge Solutions and Delivery Anchor for the Banking Unit, APAC of Infosys Technologies. His primary objectives of joining SICSR are to enhance its relationship with the Industry, and to utilize his passion for teaching to help students.