Satyanand Mukund graduated from NIT Jalandhar with a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked with HCL Infosystems for a brief period of 6 months after which he joined Tata Consultancy services Ltd. He has been a software engineer with TCS Ltd for the past 8 years working on various assignments in India, Australia, England and Scotland.
Satyanand has always believed in inclusive growth. The lack of equal opportunities in basic areas of human development like education, healthcare, employment and housing have troubled him in the past. “In order to achieve sustainable growth in both urban and rural areas, it is critical to ensure that opportunities are available all across the country. Can India ignore such growing disparities? History is replete with examples where such situations have led to large scale destruction in the form of either wars or revolutions.”
It was this concern that convinced him to take a one year sabbatical from work and pursue the SBI Youth for India Fellowship programme. Satya, with complete honesty, acknowledges that the Fellowship may not be the best idea from a career point of view. However, he hopes that this programme will “skill him for life by affording him a better understanding of our society.”
Satya quotes the famous adage that “an unexamined life is not worth living.” He continually strives to question his beliefs and actions, which helps him to stay open to new ideas and challenges. He hopes to become a well-rounded person by the rich learning and experience of this programme.