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K Ramachandran

Head, Macro Initiatives & Strategy, 361 Degree Minds

K Ramachandran (or KRC as he is popularly known) leads macro initiatives and strategy at 361 Degree Minds, a technology and research oriented learning and education company, in Chennai.

KRC has over 25 years of experience in journalism, communications and marketing, having straddled the domains of media, information technology and education. Starting off his careers as a trainee journalist with India's national daily, The Hindu, KRC grew in the ranks to become the City Editor and Chief Reporter of the newspaper's flagship edition in Chennai.

In his 17 year career in journalism, KRC has covered the Education and Urban Development domains, providing in-depth news, views and insights to lay audience, as also subject matter experts in the domains.

In 2007, he shifted careers to lead industry - academia interface program at a leading IT and Consulting Services company. He was involved also in curriculum making committees on many occasions of universities, colleges and industry forums like Nasscom and the CII.

From 2014, he has been an entrepreneur concentrating on using technology for improving and making learning more engaging and contextual.

KRC is a graduate in Commerce from Madras University, holds a PG Diploma in journalism and communications and is also a certified Corporate Coach; he takes keen interest in studying social media trends, contemporary world history and music.