Cyient’s Founder BVR Mohan Reddy’s Debut Book Is An Inspiring Entrepreneurial Rollercoaster Ride
Penguin India is delighted to announce the publication of Engineered in India: From
dreams to billion-dollar CYIENT by BVR Mohan Reddy.
This is the story of a young man who steps out of the precincts of IIT Kanpur in 1974 with a
dream in his heart – to become an entrepreneur and contribute to nation-building. Undaunted
by the dearth of experience and means to capital in pre-Liberalization India, B.V.R Mohan
Reddy’s enterprising spirit takes the long and winding road, never losing sight of his ambition.
He gains overseas education on scholarship and dons multiple hats for eighteen long years
before embarking on his life’s mission at forty.
A mission that propels the company he incorporated, Cyient, to pioneer and excel in outsourced engineering services and introduce
the brand ‘Engineered in India’.
Engineered in India takes readers on an entrepreneurial rollercoaster ride, allowing them to
see human truths with tools that let them breathe life into their business aspirations and
Announcing the release, the author said, “Engineered in India gives experiential evidence
of what it takes to ideate and scale a global enterprise. It also addresses the intangible
dimensions of being an entrepreneur in India as well as offers practical lessons in customer
centricity, people management and crisis management. My hope is to inspire the next
generation of entrepreneurs to learn from my journey, dream even bigger and engineer their
B.V.R. Mohan Reddy is an Indian entrepreneur and founder-chairman of Cyient, a global
technology solutions company. By pioneering outsourced engineering services from India in
1991, Mohan led Cyient to contribute over $5 billion in cumulative exports, firmly placing India
on the global engineering, research and development (ER&D) services map.
The author spearheaded several industry bodies and served as the chairman of NASSCOM
and chairman of CII, Southern Region. He is also the founding director of T-Hub, India’s
largest start-up incubation centre. He took up several leadership positions to promote higher
education. He is the chairman of the Board of Governors of IIT Hyderabad and IIT Roorkee, a
member of the Leadership Advisory Board (LAB) at the University of Michigan College of
Engineering, the USA, and a member of the Court of Governors of Administrative Staff
College of India (ASCI). He was the recipient of India’s fourth-highest civilian award, the
Padma Shri, in 2017 for his contribution to trade and industry.
Price: INR 699 / Format: Hardback / Pages.: 320 / Publisher: Penguin India
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
‘Contains some of the finest business lessons’
―Anand Mahindra, chairman, Mahindra Group
‘Mohan’s biography is a heart-warming story of an indomitable young man who has risen
from modest beginnings to become one of India’s first-generation IT billionaires’
―Professor Raj Reddy, winner of the ACM A.M. Turing Award
‘This book brings out the DNA of Mohan’s personality- leadership, courage, determination,
honesty, integrity, simplicity, conviviality and concern for the less fortunate’
―N.Narayana Murthy, co-founder, Infosys Limited