Being a mentor, thinker, and a visionary, he has the ability to see things beyond ordinary; he can analyze issues, and see them from many different perspectives. His experience in life has been full of diversity and challenges. His professional experiences range from being a physicist to a fashion designer to an environmentalist, a corporate trainer, a mentor of national repute, who is now pursuing research in palaeogeography (a combination of palaeontology, stratigraphy, structural geology, petrology, crystallography, mineralogy, meteorology, oceanography, geology and geomorphology) and Perception management.

As a Mentor

He has over 20 years experience in teaching Earth Sciences, Life Sciences and Behavioural traits in India’s topmost institutes, and 15 years experience in training students for Civil Services. He has had a hand in mentoring 1482 students for IAS, IFS, IPS, IRS and other Civil Services in the past 18 years (www.ensemble.net.in). He has managed and chaired one of the largest career solution programmes in India. He was the Chief Mentor of this venture. He has also been an an Esteemed Academic Advisor of Educomp-Pearson led India’s first VSAT based training and also the Advisor of a Civil Services oriented training along with the former Election Commissioner, Sri T.N. Sheshan.

  • As an Author As an author, he has authored 40 books on Geology, Meteorology, Oceanography, Environmental Sciences, Human Geography, International Relations, History and Culture (www.ksiddhartha.com).

  • As an International Speaker As an International Speaker he has attended and lectured in seminars in Frankfurt, London, and Bucharest, on Geopolitics, Branding India, Hazard perception, and Perception management.

  • As an Earth Scientist As an Earth Scientist, apart from pursuing his research in Paleogeographic reconstruction of the whole world, he is in a process of completing the model for replicating the entire of Planet Earth in India in its complete entity (Project Vasundhara: The Mini Planet).

  • As an educationist presently working on two spheres Establishing a repository of online knowledge by conversion of his 1500+ articles into a digital form with the use of animation, Virtual reality, Augmented reality, and Immersive technology, to be presented in a documentary form. Establishing an offline university, which introduces the concept of how a career can be assured by mentoringstudents, by reforming their attitudinal and personality traits for India’s only Career Security Programme, (www.weinterconnect.org). This acts as a precursor to opening an University.

Dr. S. Mukherjee is the director of ENSEMBLE IAS Academy. ENSEMBLE IAS Academy has been one of the four topmost institutes for civil services aptitude test classes in Delhi. Before getting herself involved in the McMillan projects of completing 60 books on geography, she has authored some of the best selling books on Geography that include Geography Volume-I, and Volume-II, Cities Urbanisation and Urban Systems, Economic Geography, Indian Industry, Basic Geography, and A Modern Dictionary of Geography.

She has been a counselor and is an architect of Career Security programme for Girls. She is the best known face for teaching Geography and guiding students to acquire writing skills par excellence. She is an epitome of simplicity, a teacher by heart and a true geographer. ENSEMBLE would never have reached the position where it is now without her contribution.

She is now working on the digitization of knowledge and digitization of the entire of books published under Ensemble. This is an international project, which converts chapters into animation and for making them simpler and simpler.