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Dr. Sandhya Pentareddy

Executive Director

Dr. Sandhya has given more than 27 years to product development, engineering management and higher education administration at USA and India.

Dr. Sandhya brings over 30 years of experience from product development, engineering management and higher education administration from USA and India. She is a Master in Computer Science Engineering from RIT, USA and a Ph.D in Management Sciences from CoE, Guindy, Anna University. She has contributed to research in Business Management through her work on complexity of leadership.

With a penchant for quality of products and people’s work life, she successfully directed large scale software product development. She contributed to Yodlee, USA in growing it from 15 to 350 employees. She was part of the team that did pioneering work in aggregation of data, business intelligence and building financial applications on top of the anonymized data. She developed and led the E-Commerce engineering group which provided the technology behind Walmart.com that made it the No. 2 E-Commerce player in the USA, in early 2000s. She was part of the leadership team that setup the Intuit India Development Center and built high performance software development teams and managed product development of QuickBooks, Intuit Payroll etc.

She had also headed the Department of Computer Applications at VIT and worked as Special Officer, when it was known as Vellore Engineering College in the later part of 90s, and has introduced the first entrance examinations in the institution. Later, she had served the VIT group in various roles. She was part of the core group that has established the VIT-AP University from ground up. She contributes to building the new VIT campuses. She takes pride in enhancing the higher education offerings and improving the quality of the institutions. She firmly believes in the group’s vision to transform life itself through excellence in education and research.
She values taking pride in one’s work, making learning a joy, compassion and continuous improvement.

Dr. Sandhya Pentareddy
Executive Director
Vellore Institute of Technology
Email: sandhya.office@vit.ac.in
Website: https://drsandhya.org/

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