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Rahul Bhattacharya


Interests Software Development, Internet Technologies, and Multimedia.


Work Experience

(Full Time)  


since August 2000: Fidelity Investments (FIRSCO)

Software Engineer/Developer

November 1999 to August 2000: Granitar Systems

Software Engineer

  • Worked with J2EE, IPS (Internet Publishing Systems), Content Server and XML to create E Commerce solutions for clients. Projects include,,
  • Met with client companies to help design Internet strategies for "brick and mortar" businesses and for start- up web based companies.
  • Created in-house Intranet applications for training of new employees. 
  February 1998 to July 1998: Software Technology Parks of India (Govt. of India)

Member of Software Development Team

  • Worked with C++ to develop software solutions for international clients.
  • Worked with Java and Visual Basic for the company's interactive web-site to regulate import and export of software among registered companies in Bangalore, India.
  January 1997 to January 1998: Kirloskar Multimedia 

Member of Projects Group

  • Designed and created interactive interfaces for multimedia products.
  • Multimedia programming using Macromedia Director.
  • Worked as Media Coordinator in charge of audio production.
  • Conducted training programs for new employees.


Work Experience

(Part Time)


May 1999 to Oct 1999: Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • Worked with Prof. Isabel Cruz of the CS Department to bring out an annual CD ROM with an online edition ; DiSC for the ACM-SIGMOD (Association for Computing Machinery- Special Interest Group on Management of Data) ( )
  • Received certificate of commendation from ACM for work done.
December 1996 to May 1997

Helped start up and run amateur multimedia development company. 


January 1999 to May 2000: Worcester Polytechnic Institute

MS Computer Science. 

Courses and projects include

  • Human Computer Interaction: Developed a working interface for a web-based ATM machine using Java.
  • Design of Software Systems: Planned and designed a time and defect management software used for the Personal Software Process using Visual Basic.
  • E Commerce: Designed a prototype for a viable E Business using Java and DHTML.
  • Independent Study: Worked on and extended an existing project dealing with a web based recommendation system using HTML, VB and Active Server Pages (ASP).

Other Subjects: Data Structures, Introduction to LANs and WANs, High Performance Networking, Information and Decision Support Systems and Database Management Systems. 

July 1998 to December 1998: TA Pai Management Institute

MBA (Partially Complete)

  • Completed 18 credits of a Masters Program in Business Administration.

(Courses completed: Finance, Marketing, Economics, Management of Information Systems, Organizational Planning, Accounting)  

1992 to 1996: SJCE Engineering College 

Bachelor of Engineering.

  • Graduate Engineer in the field of Mechanical Engineering.
  • Final Year Project in Measurement of Machining Parameters using Computer Aided Design (Auto CAD).
  • Summer project in CAD on the ALH at the Helicopter Division of HAL Aeronautics Company.
Computer Experience

Worked with C, C++, Java, Servlets, Java Beans, JSP, VB, ASP, Dynamic HTML, XML, Java Scripts, SQL, Internet Publishing Systems, Content Server, Macromedia, J2EE. 


Extra Curricular and Community Activities

  • Individual First Place in Inter Management College Advertising Campaign Design (1998) competition organized by the Indian Institute of Management.
  • First Place in State level Karate tournament and selected to represent India in the South Asian Karate Championships.
  • Elected to the College Students' Governing Body at JCE.
  • Organized intercollegiate cultural programs. 
  • Elected Director of Interact Club ( Affiliated to Rotary), conducted fund raising charity drives and Polio education and eradication program.