Probably the first to begin an independent OD consulting practice in India in 1980, Sushanta worked in the Indian Space Research Organization and taught at ASCI, Hyderabad from 1972 to 1980. He has been at the forefront of developing the Applied Behavioural Sciences field in India and has been consulted by over a hundred organizations from the Corporate Sector, Banks, the Catholic Church and elite educational institutions. He combines Western and Eastern perspectives and knowledge to develop practical contemporary insights into group and individual behaviour. He has also taught at IIM-A as visiting faculty since 1973, as well as at several other institutions including a group of senior professors of Ivy League colleges of USA. He is an accredited trainer with the YPO. He is one of the earliest in the world to have proposed and developed the concept of Organization Identity. He is a co-founder of Sumedhas, the Academy for Human Context, an institution that trains applied behavioural scientists in India. He founded Samuday Psycon in 1995.
Sushanta’s work is aimed at fostering solutions to the everlasting debate between stability and change. Having had the benefit of formal education in the western scientific and empirical tradition he gives himself the freedom to be eclectic with the social, human,economic, ecological and spiritual sciences drawing from Eastern as well as Western sources. The byline of his work is “change by choice”. The bulk of his work with organisations has been with leadership teams as well as individuals helping navigate through changes in leadership, expansions, organisation building and change, and of course organisation identity.