Chairman of Cyient - Dr. B.V.R. Mohan Reddy

From a sapling to a tree, ENGINEERED IN INDIA is the story of how Cyient came into being.

Penned by the iconic founder Chairman of Cyient - Dr. B.V.R. Mohan Reddy, this memoir traces the background, the setting up, scaling, growth, and expansion phases of Cyient as a world-class organization.

This book also gives readers an immediate insight into what is expected from an entrepreneurial journey. It allows them to see human truths up and close and the tools that can be used to make sense of the many experiments along the way.

In a nation brimming with aspiring youth, this book is a blueprint that can help turn their entrepreneurial ambitions into an enduring triumph.


Mohan’s autobiography is a heart-warming success story of an indomitable The young man who has risen from modest beginnings to become one of India’s first generation IT billionaires through sheer determination and hard work. He is one of the pioneers of the Indian IT industry, and his remarkable life is worthy of emulation.

Prof. Raj Reddy
Prof. Raj Reddy Winner of the ACM A.M. Turing Award (Nobel Prize in computing)

It is instructive that Mohan recognized his purpose early in life and got into the The habit of asking himself at every turn—Does this support my dream? He firmly stood by his convictions and chose trajectories that aligned with his purpose, leading to the launch of Cyient, which today is a billion-dollar multinational. Even more inspiring, Mohan has demonstrated that entrepreneurship is about profit-making and giving back to society. Engineered in India faithfully captures Mohan’s journey and contains some of the finest business lessons.

Anand Mahindra
Anand Mahindra Chairman, Mahindra Group

I have known Mohan for over thirty years now. This book brings the distilled wisdom from his experiences and successes as an entrepreneur, a happy family man, an angel investor, and a generous philanthropist. It brings out the DNA of his personality—leadership, courage, determination, honesty, integrity, simplicity, conviviality, and concern for the less fortunate. Business leaders would benefit much from this book.

N. Narayana Murthy
N. Narayana Murthy Co-founder, Infosys Limited

India’s demographic dividend, being a young country in an aging world, is the greatest opportunity to cement its rise. The dividend, however, will realize its potential only if we equip and enable the hundreds of millions of students and working adults with entrepreneurial skills to create jobs and participate in the economy. Engineered in India brilliantly scripts Mohan’s steadfastness of purpose in motivating the nation’s youth to entrepreneurship through his experiences of building a successful multinational from India. This evocative memoir is surfeited with entrepreneurial wisdom that an aspiring youngster will find indispensable to translate their dream into reality!

Nandan Nilekani
Nandan Nilekani Chairman and co-founder, Infosys, and founding Chairman, UIDAI (Aadhaar)

Digitalization and innovation are accelerating the transitioning of the old economy into a more open and dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem. Engineered in India is replete with Mohan’s experiences of experimenting with risk-taking and continuous reinvention to perpetuate innovation, the foundation for the knowledge-intensive new economy. While nurturing the collaborative spirit, his stewardship of industry bodies such as NASSCOM and CII also demonstrated that an entrepreneur’s vision must go beyond the enterprise. This memoir makes a delightful read for every management enthusiast.

Kris Gopalakrishnan
Kris Gopalakrishnan Co-founder, Infosys, and Chairman, Axilor Ventures

Dr. Mohan Reddy has accomplished more than most, building one of the Most successful ER&D firms. And as the founder and Director of T-Hub and Chairman of IIT Hyderabad left hits mark in creating a vibrant innovation and entrepreneurship culture in Hyderabad. Engineered in India puts all his achievements in perspective. By narrating facts and giving glimpses of his state of mind during difficult and sensitive situations, he helps the readers understand the importance and economics of strong convictions and even stronger values. By sharing his unfiltered past, Mohan Reddy encourages today’s entrepreneurs to see a limitless future.

K.T. Rama Rao
K.T. Rama Rao Cabinet minister for information technology, electronics and communications, and industries and commerce departments, Government of Telangana

Engineered in India is an amalgamation of innovation, differentiation, entrepreneurial spirit, and the foresight that goes into building people and enterprises. Today, India’s technology landscape has transcended boundaries, created records, and emerged as the world’s third-largest start-up ecosystem. Our pioneering initiatives, such as Digital India, Start-up India, etc., coupled with the unparalleled contribution of companies such as Cyient, have made India a formidable technology ecosystem. I am confident this book will prove to be a truly motivational and hard-hitting read for all those who continue redefining the boundaries of innovation.

Amitabh Kant
Amitabh Kant CEO, NITI Aayog

BVR Mohan Reddy is one of those rare pioneers who translated his engineering passion for creating an entirely new industry sector. Mohan Reddy has been deeply involved in CII and held several leadership positions over the years. His extensive knowledge, management expertise, and solution-oriented approach have guided CII’s work, and we greatly value his support over the years. This book would resonate with those passionate about promoting innovation and entrepreneurship and creating the right mindset required to make India a thriving entrepreneurial hub.

Chandrajit Banerjee
Chandrajit Banerjee Director general, CII

Today’s India, as a global technology powerhouse, was fostered by determined evangelists like Mohan Reddy. Cyient’s evolution mirrors not only the journey of India’s economic liberalization and its coming of age but also the origins and growth of the ER&D sector, which is now a $36 billion sector. As Indian technology companies continue to create solutions at scale, the next crop of business leaders is poised to transform India into a global hub of unicorns. This book will hopefully become the “North Star” for every entrepreneur to dream, evangelize uncharted opportunities, experiment, fail and bounce back, and create world-class organizations and, more importantly, contribute back to the country. The story of Cyient’s journey is an absolute must-read.

Debjani Ghosh
Debjani Ghosh President, NASSCOM

Mohan Reddy is an iconic changemaker who checks every box that characterizes entrepreneurship. Mohan wears multiple hats and yet gives his fullest to every role he takes. The most striking aspect about him is that despite all he achieved in his incredible journey, he is humble and remains incessantly hungry to learn. Engineered in India will take Mohan’s legacy beyond Cyient and commit his entrepreneurial journey for posterity.

Sangita Reddy
Sangita Reddy Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals, and former President, FICCI

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