A national merit scholar, Mr. Achyut S. Godbole stood 16th in the SSC Board Examination and won first prize in the state of Maharashtra both in Maths and Arithmetic. He did his B.Tech from IIT Bombay in Chemical Engineering in 1972.
He has worked for over 26 years in the software industry in India, UK and USA. Mr. Godbole was instrumental in building two companies viz., PCS and Syntel from their original small strengths to about 600 each. He has been involved in software marketing worldwide.
He is currently the Chief Executive of L&T Information Technology Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of L& T Ltd. Mr. Godbole has transformed it from a cost centre to a profit centre. The professional strength of LTITL has increased from 500 to 800 and the company’s sales turnover has grown to Rs. 91 crores from Rs. 54 crores within a year of his entry.
He has written a book on Operating Systems, and is in the process of writing two others on “Data Communications and Networking” and on “ERP”. To popularize science and computers, Mr. Godbole has lectured extensively on different platforms including in Marathi. He has also been writing poplar science columns in leading newspapers.
Mr. Godbole has received many awards and honours including “Kumar Gandharwa Award” for his contribution in music and computers; Business Excellence Award from International Business council for the excellence in the field of IT and during his stint as an executive in IBM he has won Excellent Performance Award for designing/ managing soft- ware development projects.