Bennett University’s International Advisory Council to hold its first meeting

Bennett University’s International Advisory
Council (IAC) is to hold its inaugural meeting in Mumbai on 15 January.
With its vision to create a world-class institution of learning & discovery
in India, Bennett University has constituted the IAC, comprising leading global
educationists and industry leaders, who will strive to advance Bennett’s
academic and research excellence. They will be responsible for strengthening
relationships with partners, shaping and guiding new research agendas,
envisioning new educational initiatives, developing fellowships and creating
sustainable funding models, apart from mentoring Bennett University leadership.

The IAC attendees will be:

· Dr.
Wiliam Boulding, Dean, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

· Dr.
S P Kothari, Deputy Dean, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute
of Technology

· Dr.
Jagdish Sheth, Professor of Marketing, Goizueta Business School, Emory
University

· Ashok
Vemuri, Board Member, CapGemini, Ex-CEO, iGate

· Dr.
Anant Agrawal, CEO edX and Professor, Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology

Dr
Deepak Khazanchi, Associate Dean/Professor of Information Systems and
Quantitative Analysis at University of Nebraska at Omaha will join as a special
invitee.

Attending the council on behalf of
Times Group / Bennett University will be
Mr. Vineet Jain, Chancellor Designate,
Bennett University, Dr Yaj Medury, V-C Designate, Bennett University and Mr.
Shrijeet Mishra, CEO Education, Times Group.

The members of the IAC will share
their perspectives on their association with Bennett University, their thoughts
on the trends in international higher education, and how they see a role for
Indian universities / Bennett besides the need for a comprehensive education
curriculum keeping in mind the changing job market, and how they see Bennett
University delivering on this.

About Bennett
University
:

Bennett
University, promoted by the Times Group, is a state private university in Uttar
Pradesh that will provide quality professional education to students making
them ‘career ready’.

Bennett
University is being set up at Greater Noida and will start operations in July
2016, initially with the B.Tech. and MBA programs. With a focus on giving
students a premium learning experience, in an immersive environment at a campus
designed by internationally renowned architects, RSP Architects, coupled with
enhanced use of technology to meet students aspirations, the University aims to
create a learning atmosphere conducive to both research and practical &
entrepreneurial applications.

Bennett
University when fully operational will offer programs at undergraduate,
postgraduate and doctoral level in Engineering, Applied Sciences, Management,
Media, Liberal Arts, Law, Design and Public Policy besides enhancing the
existing skills through its centers for entrepreneurship and executive
training.

About Times Group:

The
Times Group is a long standing leader in the print business, as well as an
emerging leader in all other forms of media, including radio, TV, magazines,
out of home, and more. The Group’s key brands include The Times of India, the
world’s largest broadsheet English daily; The Economic Times, India’s largest
(and the world’s second largest) financial daily; Femina, India’s largest
women’s magazine; Filmfare, India’s largest English film magazine; Radio
Mirchi
, India’s largest FM radio network; Times Now and ET Now, India’s leading
English news and business news channels and Zoom, a leading general
entertainment channel.

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