Samantak, Millennium Fellow 2015-2016
Quod, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune
Samantak Bhadra is an exjournalist, a social entrepreneur, a writer, a musician, a software engineer and a public speaking trainer. He was a guest speaker at the Cognizant Innovation Summit 2012 and was one of the youngest trainers at the Bangalore office of Cognizant Technology Solutions. His writings have been published 25 times in journals from countries like the USA, India, Canada, Romania, France, Ireland, Turkey and Pakistan. He has also founded two poetry movements called Let Poetry Be and The Sound Of Poetry in the cities of Bangalore & Pune respectively. He is currently pursuing an MBA degree from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune. He founded Quod, the debating & quizzing society, of the institute which currently organizes events with an aim of sensitizing and empowering individuals and to create opinionated leaders of tomorrow. Quod plans to make an impact in the local communities surrounding the campus by initiating dialogues between the students and the members of the communities and by utilizing the skills and capabilities of the students to drive positive social change in the communities.