Usha
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Biography

Usha has experienced three distinct aspects in her professional journey – teacher, entrepreneur, and corporate leader, enabling her to realize a panoramic view of any responsibility she undertakes. She holds a double master’s degree in Computer Science and Information Systems from Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, India. Usha has over 24 years of teaching and training experience in computer science and leadership skills. Prior to joining MIIT, she was Senior Vice-President and Head of Learning & Development at Mphasis Ltd., India.

Her primary interest is in the area of assessments. She brings along a plethora of experience in the area of assessments from her experiments in her previous roles. 

Usha is an avid long-distance runner, has participated in 20+ half marathon races, and has won prizes in her age category. Her hobbies include listening to different genres of music, appreciating meaningful movies, following varied sports, reading fiction, embroidering, and knitting. People who have had a profound impact on her life are Dhirubhai Ambani, J. K. Rowling and Nelson Mandela.

Education

  • Master of Science (Software Systems), Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India (1993)
  • Master of Vocational Studies (Computer Operations and Applications), Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India (1991)
  • Bachelor of Commerce, St. Francis College for Women, Hyderabad, India (1981)

Selcted Publications

  • Subramanian, U. V. (2012). Success Story: How MphasiS L&D Team Adds Value to Business. Paper presented at the Skillsoft Learning Summit, Bangalore, India.
  • Subramanian, U. V. (1999).  An event-, activity- and process-based methodology for requirements elicitation and its application to an educational information system. Paper presented at the Sixth Asia Pacific Software Engineering Conference, Takamatsu, Japan.
  • Subramanian, U. V. (1996). Introduction to Computers and Programming. EDD (Educational Development Department), BITS, Pilani.

Experience

  • August 2017 – Present: Professor at Myanmar Institute of Information Technology, Mandalay, Myanmar
  • January 2007 – April 2017: Senior Vice President at Mphasis Ltd., Bangalore, India
  • May 2000 – December 2006: President (Learning Solutions) at Ascendum Systems Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India
  • May 2000 – December 2006: Represented BITS as an adjunct faculty by participating in their university-industry linkage program, teaching computer science courses for IT organizations such as Tata Elxsi, Wipro, IBM, Dell, and HCL.
  • January 1989 – April 2000: Administrator, Chief Coordinator of Center for Software Development, and Teaching Faculty at Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, BITS, Pilani, India

Honours & Accolades

  • CEO Award for Exceptional Leadership in 2014 Annual Reward and Recognition programme at Mphasis Ltd.
  • Certified trainer in 2012 in Franklin Covey’s flagship program, called ‘Four Disciplines of Execution’
  • Certified coach by Results Coaching Systems in 2007, enabling her to coach senior leaders in Mphasis Ltd.
  • Gold Medalist in 1994 for securing a CGPA of 10 on a scale of 10 in M.S. (Software Systems) at BITS, Pilani, India

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