After completing his bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the National University of Singapore, Mr. Aditya joined the prestigious Management Associate Program with Citi Singapore. While leading enterprise innovation initiatives at the firm, he understood that the financial sector was making a transition from a competitive to a co-creative space in which incumbents collaborate with external parties, both individuals and other firms, to create superior marketplace offerings.
Inspired by this industrial trend, he wished to explore the potential for instituting a robust innovation pipeline that leverages external synergies for superior value creation. This led him to explore the innovation ecosystem in India. While working with different stakeholders of the innovation process viz. organizations, colleges, and governments, he understood that the best way to reinvigorate this pipeline is to in still a strong problem-solving mindset amongst college students through an industry-relevant learning program that will equip them with the needed managerial acumen and technical skills required to excel in today’s competitive business landscape.
This finding gave birth to InLustro – an ed-tech firm established by Mr. Aditya along with his school friend Mr. Niwin Santosh. As a way of creating a bridge between the industry and academia, InLustro offers a comprehensive, holistic and customized program that teaches state-of-the-art industry practices and platforms to boost the employability of college students. The program has been met with great reception from his institutional clients who’ve found it to be extremely effective in improving placement rates and the quality of research work. Unlike other upskilling programs, In Lustro offers a distinct learning pathway for different careers, allowing students to take up specialized roles in line with their aspirations. Through corporate partnerships to facilitate internship and placement opportunities, Mr. Aditya aims to facilitate economic inclusion and unparalleled access to the global employment market for those trapped at the bottom of the income pyramid.
He takes his late grandmother for his inspiration. To him, she was an enigma, who taught him to value kindness and compassion above all else in life. In spite of her many personal struggles and upheavals, her unwavering commitment to making education accessible to everyone through the family-run school is the one that strongly influenced him since childhood, inspiring him to dedicate himself entirely to the very same cause.
When asked about his motivation to start this enterprise in India, he quotes Thomas Gray—
“Full many a gem of purest ray serene
The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear: Full many a flower is born to blush unseen And waste its sweetness on the desert air”
He asserts that these poignant lines are a vivid reminder of the untapped reservoir of talent in India, seeking a substratum for growth. The possibility of being able to unleash the biggest untapped potential of human capital gives him the greatest sense of fulfillment , knowing that one-day these students will step out of the shadows and march ahead with their heads held high, their trailblazing contributions serving as the torchlight that guides society to a new reality.
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