Vice Chairman Chakravarthi Mittapalli started his journey as an entrepreneur in 2002 when he established his first venture, an IT Consulting Company named S&C Staffing Inc. However, his true entrepreneurial journey began when he, having studied and worked in India and abroad, decided to return and solve the challenge of the lack of educational facilities in his home town, Narasaraopet.
Mr Chakravarthi Mittapalli received his Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Computer Science from SRM Engineering College, Chennai, in 1996 and Master of Science (MS) in Computers from a college in Oklahoma, USA, in 1998. After a brief period, he resumed his pursuit of knowledge and joined executive MBA at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad.
He pursued professional courses from the world’s top business schools such as Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and Kellogg’s Business School, Northwestern University, Chicago.
Because of his experience, the vice chairman understands the significance of education amid evolving societal challenges. The roots of his ambition to tackle the challenges in Narasaraopet by empowering education can be found in Nelson Mandela’s famous quote – Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.
Mr Mittapalli believes that in order to realise the dream of NEC competing with the existing leaders in education, it needs to produce engineers of high calibre. He also envisions NEC becoming a centre of excellence in higher technical education with a fleet of highly trained faculty and staff supporting it.
Vice Chairman Chakravarthi Mittapalli also derives his inspiration from the words of the acclaimed educationist, management consultant and author of the book Future Shock, Alvin Toffler, “The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.”