My Journey

Aim for the sky, but move slowly, enjoying every step along the way. It is all those little steps that make the journey.

Global IT leader and well-known entrepreneur Bikram Dasgupta touches lives through socially and culturally relevant sustainable platforms in his bid to ‘Give Back to Society.’ BDG’s phenomenal journey from IIT to working with top IT giants to turning into a global entrepreneur building a business empire, was not by sheer luck. Rather, he kept moving, like the floating clouds, discovering new horizons. His journey is inspirational for the youths of today and he enjoys every bit of it, as he embarks on a new trajectory of his philanthropic mission. He chose a new chapter, for Life is Transient and BDG teaches all ‘How to Be the Change’ yourself.

Legends Never Die

  • “When you were down in spirits, lost for the next step, and submerged in your sorrow and misfortune, you just had to pick up your phone and connect with Bikram.”

    N.R. Narayana Murthy

    (Padma Vibhushan and Padma Shri Awardee, Founder and Ex-Chairman Infosys)

    If there is one person that exuded confidence, joy and hope while carrying the huge burden of the Indian IT hardware industry during its formative years, it has to be my friend Bikram Dasgupta. When you were down in spirits, lost for the next step, and submerged in your sorrow and misfortune, you just had to pick up your phone and connect with Bikram. You would emerge from that conversation smiling, confident about the future and ready to conquer the world. Bikram and his wonderful family are lighting up Kolkata’s IT scene with their dedication to IT professionals and their charity. I wish the old, the middle-aged and the young members of Bikram Dasgupta’s family the best of everything.

  • “Bikram loves to live on the edge and thrives on solving seemingly impossible problems”

    Vijay K. Thadani

    (Director and co-founder, NIIT Technologies)

    A salute to Bikram from a fellow BAIT er… Lots of sweet memories of working together… managing the complex relationship between MAIT, NASSCOM and Business India in IT Asia days… rallying the industry buddies together at BAIT… being ever ready to help a friend in need. Bikram loves to love on the edge and thrives on solving seemingly impossible problems. He is an aggressive salesman, yet his customers love him, he is a strong negotiator, yet closes with a touch of magnanimity. Indeed a ‘Limited Edition,’ he builds lasting relationships stamped with his inimitable blend of genuine concern, affection and trust.

BDG Diary

Blogs that inspire. From the pages of BDG’s Daily Diary

  • My Journey to the Infinite

    I Gave Up My Fears, Can you?

    My journey of life has always opened up new dimensions, teaching me to accept, learn and
    grow. It is simply fascinating. Many times, we are so engrossed in our own fixed thinking of right and wrong, that we even doubt our own growth potential….

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  • Create Equitable Society

    Through continuous innovations

    I can only speak for myself, but I believe most of us, with similar background and experiences might reach similar conclusions in life. Once you have invested all your time, energy and experience, over a large number of years, say, 30+ into your entrepreneurial journey…

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  • Ambiguity – Thy Name is Enigma

    Tolerate it, Embrace it, Learn From It

    “Sorry, I didn’t think of it THAT way…..
    For me ambiguity is always enigma. All plausible interpretations are highly welcome, more is merrier. So how do you look at it? As a stimulus? A neutral learning curve or a threat?

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  • My Journey to the Infinite

    I Gave Up My Fears, Can you?

    My journey of life has always opened up new dimensions, teaching me to accept, learn and grow. It is simply fascinating. Many times, we are so engrossed in our own fixed thinking of right and wrong, that we even doubt our own growth potential....

    Learn More
  • Create Equitable Society

    Through continuous innovations

    I can only speak for myself, but I believe most of us, with similar background and experiences might reach similar conclusions in life. Once you have invested all your time, energy and experience, over a large number of years, say, 30+ into your entrepreneurial journey...

    Learn More
  • Ambiguity - Thy Name is Enigma

    Tolerate it, Embrace it, Learn From It

    “Sorry, I didn’t think of it THAT way..... For me ambiguity is always enigma. All plausible interpretations are highly welcome, more is merrier. So how do you look at it? As a stimulus? A neutral learning curve or a threat?

    Learn More

Off Route

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference

After a successful professional journey, BDG changes trajectory and treads the Road Not Taken. He wants to give back to the society through sustainable unique models like Calcutta Broadway, Kalyani Foundation and Social Capital.
  • Kalyani Foundation – Touching Human Lives

    Kalyani - a Bikram Dasgupta initiative is a revolutionary concept in Old age care Kolkata and Care for the Mentally Challenged, designed to create a more equitable social fabric around us. The BDG Foundation has been named after BDG's mother Kalyani - one who has been the biggest source of inspiration in his life. He has picked up areas very close to his heart in an endeavour to fulfil the needs of people whose lives are less fortunate than ours. Charity including the popular 'Feed The Poor' scheme fed thousands of migrant labourers in South India during COVID-19 Lockdown.

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    www.kalyani.foundation

  • Calcutta Broadway – Philanthropy in the realm of Performing Arts

    Calcutta Broadway is a unique platform where Bikram Dasgupta brings in a Unique form of Philanthropy in the realm of Music, Theatre and Performing arts. A realm where cultural heritage of Bengal blends with contemporary fusion music, theatre and art along with BDG's wish to bring to a larger audience the budding artistes as part of Youth Channelization Kolkata. The free BROADWAY HEALTH CARD looks after the medical needs of the artistes and their families.

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    www.calcuttabroadway.com

  • BDG Angels –Investment Philosophy

    Bikram Dasgupta believes that technology plays a disruptive role in how we interact with the world, produce products or services, transact and drive efficiencies. Hence, he invests both actively and passively during various phases of a start up's lifecycle, those that are innovative, technology driven, product or service and are looking for investors. BDG Angels plays a lead role in Youth Channelisation Kolkata and Young Leaders Startup Mentoring Kolkata.

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    www.bdgangels.fund

Unique tale of BDG Philanthropy

Health Insurance Card
looking after the needs of budding artists

Bikram Dasgupta knows where it pinches to be alive for budding artists who are not paid high and regular salaries. What happens when they or any member of their family falls ill?

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Supporting Folk Artistes
Taking care of 144 needy Baul families of Santiniketan

BDG Foundation has extended support to 144 Baul families of Santiniketan. These folk artistes have been living in penury, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Supporting Backstage Technicians During COVID-19 through ‘Maa Ashbei’

Calcutta Broadway presented the first ‘Broadway’ show in Bengal, Maa Ashbei online and got overwhelming response from across the globe.

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My Story

I Did It My Way…. Real Life Stories

Bikram Dasgupta has always done it his way. Instead of following others, he created stories through his real-life that can inspire a whole new generation to follow him. These are also tales that he himself experienced first-hand that had a deep impact on laying his foundation as an entrepreneur. He is now here to share those life’s lessons, his real-life stories that could help you frame your own unique stories.

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Inspiring the Youth

BDG Speaks

Bikram Dasgupta has been a mentor to thousands of youngsters who have waited to hear him out. He loves teaching, going back to classrooms, sharing his knowledge with the new kids on the block. For that’s how technology moves ahead, into a new world. His life since the days of IIT to turning into a global entrepreneur has been inspiring and stimulating, showing a direction to young entrepreneurs. Hear him speak…

BDG – the IT Leader

Bikram Dasgupta had sown the seeds of IT revolution in India, long before anyone had even dreamt of it. With the creation of the concept of Intelligent Buildings, he had defined way back in 1996, that ‘Offshore’ Software development was the future. He set up the first fully automated SMT or Surface Mount Technology plant of India at Okhla, that produced 10,000 motherboards for Dell. The $50m 100% export order for Computer Mother boards for DELL Computers, was the first of its kind in India. He had conceived, developed, delivered single handedly the entire set up of the Dell Factory. For BDG always had been a man of vision and could think of emerging and future trends of the IT Industry much in advance.

About Globsyn

Founder – Bikram Dasgupta

Bikram Dasgupta started Globsyn with a vision to make a difference for the youth in the IT Industry and show them the way forward. By then he had been the co-Founder of PCL, that went on to become one of the largest PC companies of India, competing with HCL and WIPRO. BDG took PCL to the public investors and it was oversubscribed 48 times! It had 44 Offices, 1600+ employees in 1984 and a Factory in Noida. Armed with this experience of running PCL, BDG started thinking of setting up a Company with a difference. Thus, Globsyn was born on principles of building Institution and Infrastructure (I&I model). Globsyn Finishing School, Globsyn Business School, Infinity and Globsyn Crystals ensured youngsters from colleges would get into GFS or GBS, for their training and work in a Company housed at Infinity. BDG’s baby Globsyn is today a successful international giant.

Author BDG

Putting thoughts to words

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    I Did It My Way

    The Story Of A Middle Class Boy Whose Impatience Led To His Success

    Rupa Publications India, 2018

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    Minds on Fire

    An Infotech Entrepreneur's Vision

    Global Synergies Limited, 1999

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    The Game Changers

    20 extra ordinary success stories of entrepreneurs from IIT Kharagpur

    Random House India, 2012

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    Bait

    The Beer drinkers Association of Information Technology

    BAIT, 2017

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BDG & Media

Interviewed on several occasions by national and international media, Bikram Dasgupta has always shared his experiences that could be a learning lesson for all. Excerpts from the media coverages to give a peek into BDG’s work life and style.