• Madhu Kumar Nittala

    On Saturday March 12 the Schulich School of Business was informed of the sudden and unexpected passing of Madhu Kumar Nittala. Madhu was studying in his first year of the MBA Program as part of the MBA in India cohort. He was engaged with the community, built strong friendships and was well respected by instructors.

    Described by his family as very passionate and dedicated to his learning, Madhu had high aspirations for his future. Exceptional in academics, Madhu earned many achievements throughout his academic journey. A highlight of his distinguished achievements academically and in his work provides a glimpse into his drive and success.

    From a young age, Madhu was performing at the top of his class in academic. In 2004 he received an impressive score in the Visakhapatnam District on the Class Common Entrance Examination, a state (province) level competitive exam for students of Grade 7 with engineering and medical career aspirations. In 2006, Madhu continued to show his high aptitude in Science, receiving a high rank of 975 in the SLSTSE and again in 2007 when he secured a rank of 187 at the State Board of Technical Education and Training (SBTET)! In 2009, Madhu had an impressive performance (Rank: 3179) on the EAMCET, a competitive exam to gain entrance into top engineering schools. In 2010, Madhu scored highly (All India Rank: 325) on the BITSAT, a competitive exam to secure admission at Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), one of the top engineering colleges in India. In 2015, Madhu was certified Six Sigma Green Belt Holder by Honeywell for process improvement and cycle time reduction. In 2017, he was recognized by Honeywell with a Bravo Award for teamwork, collaboration and creativity. His accomplishments are many and speak to the ambitious and well-respected individual he was.

    Madhu always had a smile on his face. A sports enthusiast, Madhu was a huge fan of cricket and football. He enjoyed being active and loved to give back to the community. As a volunteer with Action Aid India, Madhu supported under privileged and disabled children by teaching academic classes and organizing indoor and outdoor sports.

    Madhu was loved by so many in the community and he will be sorely missed. On behalf of the entire Schulich community, we extend our deepest sympathies to Madhu’s family, friends and all those that knew Madhu.

    This virtual memorial board has been set up for community members to share and remember Madhu. We know his family and friends back home are very interested in hearing stories and seeing photos about his time studying at Schulich. 

    Please note that we encourage anyone who needs support to reach out to services available in the York community including Student Counselling, Health & Well-Being and the Employee & Family Assistance Program.


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  • MBA student Madhu Kumar Nittala