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Sugata Mitra

company executive

Sugata Mitra, Indian training company executive, software company executive. National Science Talent scholar, 1969-1978, National Merit scholar, Government India, 1969, Indo-Austrian Research scholar, 1980-1981; recipient Dewang Mehta award Government India, 2005.


Mitra, Sugata was born on February 12, 1952 in Calcutta, India. Son of Shib Kumar and Sati (Biswas) Mitra.


Bachelor of Science in Physics, Jadapur University, Calcutta, 1973. Master of Science, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 1978.


Research associate Indian Institute of Technology, 1979-1980, senior science officer, 1981-1982. Manager product development National Institute Information Technology, Delhi, 1982-1983. Head. technical division United India Periodicals Private Ltd., 1983-1987.

Director public system United Database (India) Ltd., 1987-1990. Senior vice president Research and development National Institute of Information Technology Ltd., since 1990. Research fellow Technology University Vienna, Austria, 1980-1981.

United Nations Development Programme consultant Indira Gandhi Center Arts, India. Consultant Volt-Autologic Proprietary Ltd., Australia, Telephone Enterprises, United States.


Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, All India Association Educational technology (vice president), New York Academy of Sciences, Press Club India, Planetart Society.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, writing, teaching children, media, science fiction.


Married Sushmita Ghosh, November 25, 1978. 1 child, Shounak.

Shib Kumar Mitra

Sati (Biswas) Mitra

Sushmita Ghosh

Shounak Mitra