Inside Amplify Mindware

Amplify Initiatives

Student Mentoring | Method of Instruction | CSR: Village economy, NGO, Micro & Macro Governance | Industry Partnerships | Career Impact
Academic & Professional Tie-ups
National Tie-ups | International Tie-ups

Leadership Team

Amplify is managed by people with diverse professional experience & qualifications, in areas such as pure technology research, strategy and IT consulting.

Vijay Kaushik - Chairman

An innovative entrepreneur and inspiring leader, Vijay Kaushik has been defining the vision for, and charting the course of, Amplify over the last six years. A telecommunication engineer by training, he has extensive experience in the design, deployment and management of fixed and mobile communication systems. Noted for his creativity and spirit of enterprise, he has made successful forays into land acquisition and infrastructure development.
A committed educationist with an insatiable passion for excellence, Vijay brings to Amplify a rich panoply of human resource management and team-building skills, honed over his four decade stint with the Indian Army. Vijay specializes in the areas of mind-management, stress-management and senior management interventions.

Joy Basu - Director

A serial entrepreneur with prior entrepreneurial experience in IT, Consulting, Education, Online space since last 16 years. He has Travelled and worked in about 20 countries and have consulted with clients including Daimler Chrysler, WJ Towell, IBM, Kinetic Engineering, Munich Airport Automation across the globe. His first start-up InfoTek went on to become the hottest startup in the year 2000 -2001 as per NASSCOM. He has thereafter incorporated 3 companies in Germany, USA and India in IT, Online and Consulting space. He has personally been involved in VC- PE funding, Sale & Merger of his start-up with world's one of the largest manufacturing company. Joy Brings with him vast experience of founding an organization, putting a team together and working on organization valuation process. His expertise in creation in business plans, Business Idea Generation, identifying market space for launch of new product and services and interacting with Venture Capitalists, Private Equity Funds etc. comes in handy during workshops. He has delivered workshops across many institutions, organizations across India, USA, Germany, Brazil and China. He is also a member of World Entrepreneurship Forum, Lyon - France.

R. Manoharan - COO

He has more than 41 years of experience with Indian Army in the Corps of Signals and Corporate sector. He has been the Head of Department, Telematics in Military College of Telecommunication Engineering and Training Head of Military Technical Training Regiments. He has done B.Tech (E&TC), M.Tech(CS), PGD (SDM). He has also served for the Indian Army as Interviewing Officer (IO) in Services Selection Boards. After Army, he took over as Vice President HR for country’s one of the largest BPO units and managed training, Quality initiatives apart from laying down lean HR practices. He has been actively managing Public Relations, Brand building and Media services at Amplify. He specializes in Planning, Execution and Implementation of ISO 9001:2000 and BS 7799 certification activities for range of industry domains.


Ajay Nagre, Director Academics & HOD IBM/HRM

He is an alumnus of the IIFT, Delhi. He has comprehensive experience, in industry and academics of over 30 years. Prior to his current assignment, he was working at Institute of Management Development & Research (IMDR), Pune, as Director, where he headed the academic and the administrative functions.
He has been working in the field of education and training since 1989 and has worked in various capacities. He has taught as visiting faculty at prestigious management institutes in Pune like IMDR, Symbiosis, and PUMBA. He has also chaired the Paper Setting and Evaluation Committees for the Pune University. In particular, he has been teaching International Trade / International Business courses since 1991, and has been closely associated with curriculum design and development of the PGDIT program at IMDR.
Since 2005, he works as a Corporate Trainer and has conducted training in management subjects and Cross-Culture across India for employees of leading Software, BPO, KPO & manufacturing companies.

R Subramaniam, SME - Technology

An M. Tech in Communication and Radar Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Brig Subramaniam possess vast and varied experience spanning over 34 years in setting up, maintaining and exploiting the entire gamut of communication systems - both fixed and mobile - in all types of terrain; and under both peace-time and operational conditions.
He also has rich faculty and training expertise in the fields of telecommunication and Information Technology, and has demonstrated leadership and man-management in large and complex projects for the Army.

N. Hariharan, SME Finance

N. Hariharan is Professor and Head of Department,Finance and Accounts at Amplify Mindware Academy for Development of Education and Research [AMADER], Pune, Maharashtra. He was former Vice-Principal, Shree Chandraprabhu Jain College, Chennai, Tamilnadu. He has worked in various capacities at various institutes. He obtained his Masters Degree [Rank Holder] from St. Joseph’s College, Trichy and Master of Philosophy from Loyola College, Chennai, Tamilnadu. He has attended and presented papers at various state and national level seminars. He has presented a proposed research paper to Cambridge University, UK. He has been teaching Income Tax, Finance and Accountancy papers for more than 15 years at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is a visiting faculty at Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Southern India Regional Council, Chennai, Tamilnadu. He is member board of studies/examiner in various institutes/autonomous colleges and professional bodies. He specializes in the field of Taxation, Finance and Accountancy and is a prolific author on these subjects. He has written books on Income Tax Law & Practice for Tata McGraw-Hill Publications. Books on Cost accounting and Management accounting are to be published shortly.

Jamshed Khursigara, SME - Human Resourse

Jamshed Khursigara is a Commerce graduate from St. Xavier’s college - Kolkata in 1969 and completed his MBA from XLRI - Jamshedpur in 1973. He has 36 years of rich professional experience in the field of Human Resources with TATA MOTORS LTD. He is having expertise knowledge in Manpower Planning, Recruitment, Training and Development, Performance Management, IR, Payroll Management and Administration.
He has been actively involved & streamlined HR operations at Commercial Vehicle manufacturing unit, Passenger Car Business manufacturing Division and Daimler-Benz-Tata Motors joint venture at Pune. He is founder member of National HRD network, Pune Chapter, and also represented TATA MOTORS at CII – H.R. Forum, Pune. He was also associated with various reputed educational institutions such as Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies and Balaji Institute of Modern Management at Pune.

S Bhatnagar, SME - Technology

An engineering post graduate, Sudhir Bhatnagar, a veteran of 1971 Bangladesh war and 1999 Kargil war has over 30 years of experience in planning and executing telecom projects across the country including difficult & hostile terrains of North East (Nagaland) and North West (Kashmir valley) sectors as well as the vast areas of Southern Command of the Indian army.
A decorated soldier, Sudhir Bhatnagar, after his release from the Army in 2000, conceived and established an IT company to provide online support to an American company in graphic designing, web designing, variable print layouts, mailing lists processing, etc. The company was subsequently acquired by US clients in 2006.
He joined the Amplify team as a permanent member on 02 Aug 2010 and brings along with him rich practical experience in entrepreneurship and telecom related matters.

Anjan Bhattacharya, Advisor & Psychology Expert

With academic background in engineering, psychology, systems neuroscience and computer sciences (with special emphasis on Artificial Intelligence), he devoted his entire career in the understanding and embodiment of mind. Ex-Commissioner of Hospitals, New York City.