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Sandy Chandra:
Chairman & CEO

Sandy K. Chandra, became the Non-Executive Chairman of the Company in June 2001 and became Executive Chairman in June 2004. As Chairman, he is credited with several strategic initiatives being undertaken, such as acquisitions and fund raisings. He obtained his B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 1973, and an MBA from Rutgers University, US in 1976. He worked for ABB Lummus Crest for 18 years in various capacities eventually heading operations in India. He has been appointed as Executive Chairman & CEO for a period of 5 years with effect from June 30, 2004 with the Central Government’s approval.

Nandu Thondavadi:

Dr. Nandu Thondavadi holds an extensive proven record of success in establishing and growing successful technology businesses and operations, increasing revenues, and leading international programs.

As the CEO of MGL, Thondavadi grew the business from zero to $250M in annual revenue, acquiring major accounts, expanding the business through penetration of new verticals and by acquiring nine additional companies. In addition, he took the company public and created a profitable software development joint venture with MasterCard International. Through his innovative, effective leadership, the company earned awards and recognition from Ernst & Young, Deloitte & Touche, Crain Chicago, and Diversity Magazine.

Prior to launching Mascon Global, Mr. Thondavadi served as Vice President for Coleman Cable Systems, where he increased productivity by introducing new processes and technologies, and by implementing a specialized MRP system for production control. He also reduced inventory by migrating the company to a Lean / Just in Time methodology suite. Through Thondavadi’s dynamic leadership as Director of the Corporate Technology Center, Square D Company / Groupe Schneider dramatically increased profitability by introducing new product costing methods and eliminating many unprofitable products in one of their divisions. Mr. Thondavadi’s earlier success includes a position as a Professor of Operations Management at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and an award-winning turn as a Senior Engineer Consultant at Electronic Data Systems (EDS).

A resident of Illinois, Thondavadi is the author of the highly-acclaimed book, “Offshore Outsourcing: A Path to New Efficiencies in Information Technology and Business Processes,” and he has served on the boards of globally-listed technology companies and charitable organizations. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

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Greetings from MGL!

With the exams over, a question that you will undoubtedly ask yourself is whether you are skilled enough to take up the industry challenges that will be subjected on you at your job.

Doubt no more. Equip yourself with the best industry knowledge at MGL. Utilize your vacation time to enhance your skills and get direct exposure to the corporate world.

MGL is organizing seminars/workshops as your industry partner. The goal of the workshop is to throw light on industry relevant life sciences, particularly in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, trends and technologies imparting paradigm shifts. Our state-of-the-art training includes sequence analysis, structural bioinformatics, chemoinformatics, drug designing, data analysis and various programming languages like Perl, Python and their applications. Solve real life industry problems through world class patented products used by the life sciences industry.

Workshop Titles

  • Fundamentals of software engineering in Life Sciences
  • Introduction to Machine leaning: Techniques & Applications
  • Drug discovery & Clinical trials
  • In-Silico drug designing
  • Handling Omics data : Genotype to Phenotype
  • Evolution of DNA Bar-Coding: Phylogeny
  • Era of open source software in Life Sciences : Tools and database
  • ABC of Molecular DOCKING
  • Microarrays: Concept, Data Analysis & Applications
  • Know what to do with your Genome Sequence
  • Scripting and programming languages for Bio-IT applications


3 days seminar/workshops. Fresh batches start from 15th December 2009 to March 2010. Sessions repeat every 15 days


  • Option to choose on-campus location
  • Option to choose from three training tracks – SILVER* (Basic), GOLD* (Advance) and PLATINUM* (Corporate)
  • Additional free session on “Corporate Etiquettes” with every workshop
  • Case study driven approaches to apply theoretical concepts to scientific problems

* Different fee structures apply for Silver, Gold and Platinum training levels


MGL – Health Care & Life Sciences Division,

758, Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon, INDIA

Contact Details:

Dr. Chitra Gupta, Senior Computational Biologist and Training coordinator

Health Care & Life Sciences Division,

Phone: 0124-4505301, 0124-4505308

Mail id: training.gurgaon@mgl.com

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