Starting with molecular orbital computation in the 1970s, he discovered that the structure of organic molecules determine their function more than the constituent atoms (Crystal structure sensitivity of the band structure of organic semiconductors. Since the 1970s, Sugata's work has resulted in training and development of perhaps a million young Indians, among them some of the poorest children in the world.
The resultant changes in the lives of people and the economy of the country can only be guessed at.
Visitors would “hear” exhibits describe themselves as they are approached.
Currently deployed at Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India and at the Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi, India.1999: Minimally Invasive Education A set of experiments that set out to investigate the processes by which children self-instruct each other in skill areas.
1987-1990: Director, Publishing Systems, United Database (India) Ltd., then India’s largest telephone directory publishing company.
Heading all technical functions including research and development.
During this period, the company turnover increased from INR 10 million to INR 30 million.
1982-1983: Manager, Product Development, National Institute of Information Technology.1990 - 2006: Chief Scientist, NIIT Ltd., India’s largest multinational training and software services company.Heading the R&D Centre of the company and responsible for all innovations in computer applications, media and communications technology.1983-1987: Head, Technology Division, United India Periodicals Pvt. Responsible for all digital technology including research and development.Activities included management, research, teaching, writing and systems development.I am interested in self organising systems, particularly for primary education.