Alumni–Mr. Varun Mankodi 12-14 Batch

Varun Mankodi


  1. Tell us something about yourself

I am a person with good interpersonal skills and get along well with people. I have done my schooling from Saraswati Vidya mandir from Rajkot, Gujarat and B. Tech in Computer Engineering from Nirma University, Ahmedabad. I worked as a consultant in Capgemini before perusing MBA from SCIT. I love reading, travelling, visiting new places and meeting new people. I believe “Learning is a continuous process and I love to learn new things.”


  1. Your journey at SCIT

In one word, its “roller-coaster” ride!! Experience @ SCIT is just amazing. Words are not enough to describe it. This is one of the experiences I would love to cherish forever. SCIT gave me immense opportunities, exposure, learning avenues and lot more! The cultural diversity, the “feel of Symbiosis” is just awesome! I met lots of people and some of them have become by best friends! Samarambh, iTELF, guest lectures, Graffiti, Sprout IT, State of IT Seminar was perfect mixture for academia and MRA(favourite of all SCITians J ), Outbound program, celebration of all cultural festival was rejuvenating experience for all of us. Mighty Mighty, SCIT!

  1. Please tell about your current company and role

I am working with WIPRO Technologies Pune as a Business Analyst. I am part of Performance Engineering practice. My role includes technical pre-sales activity and Consulting in area of Performance Engineering and Testing services provided to clients by Wipro across the globe.

  1. Please provide some Information about  your current domain

I am a part of Performance Engineering Practice which covers various verticals (Domains). So for me it’s more of techno-business practice rather than any specific domain. Performance Engineering encompasses set of activities across the SDLC to ensure that the software meets the defined performance requirements in the production environment. Performance Testing is part of Performance Engineering and involves validation of parameters such as system responsiveness, stability under workload, scalability, reliability, resilience and resource usage.

  1. Please elaborate some Required skill set for above domain

The knowledge of system and business process is the key. You also need to have good experience in software development and testing to understand Performance Engineering well. It aligns with SCIT’s specialization of System and Software Solutions Management.

  1. Could you tell us about Roadblocks ahead and solutions when working in above domain

I have almost 3 years of experience in IT services industry and have done my internship in Cummins in area of Software Performance Engineering which helps me a lot to learn the basics of Performance Engineering quickly. Fortunately I have good excellent team which helps me a lot whenever I face any roadblocks. Moreover, while doing MBA in SCIT, I have developed effective ways to handle business problems. “Experience” is the greatest teacher though!!

  1. Your journey at Reflections

I really enjoyed working with Reflection team, my seniors, my batch mates and my juniors. The guidance of Dr Raman Sir and Sadhana ma’am helped us a lot to enhance “Reflections” magazine. Alumni and students also came up with good no. of ideas which actually helped us growing further.

  1. Your expectations from the new Reflections team

Keep up good work! J. We have Angelina ma’am helping and co-ordinating and I am sure that your collaborative approach will take Reflections to new heights!

  1. Message to current batch

Well, as your friend, I would just like to tell you that enjoy your 2 years @ SCIT but ensure that you achieve you objective what you have set and keep on learning new things. Wish you all the very best friends!!