ASET Colloquium

Building high-quality institutions in higher education

by Dr. Pramath Raj Sinha (Founding Dean, Indian School of Business Founder & Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Ashoka University)

Friday, November 25, 2022 from to (Asia/Kolkata)
at Hybrid ( )
AG-66, TIFR, Mumbai
This talk will focus on what it takes to build universities in higher education from the ground up. Drawing on his experiences in being part of the founding teams of the Indian School of Business (ISB) and Ashoka University, the speaker will focus on the critical aspects of vision and governance, teaching and research, and administration and culture. The talk will highlight the key decision points and trade-offs involved in building higher educational institutions. Using the case studies of ISB and Ashoka, the speaker will illustrate how these ideas have played out in real life as well as discuss existing and future challenges. 

About the Speaker:
Pramath is a pioneering force in Indian higher education. He is the Founding Dean of the Indian School of Business, which rapidly became one of the top 20 business schools in the world. He is the Founder & Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the acclaimed Ashoka University, a liberal arts university that launched the popular Young India Fellowship. He is also the Founder and Chairman of the online learning institution, Harappa (now part of upGrad). Pramath has been instrumental in setting up a wide spectrum of change-based higher education initiatives. He has also been a media entrepreneur, education consultant, and management advisor at the 9.9 Group, which he founded, and a Partner at McKinsey and Company. Pramath received a Ph.D. and an MSE from the University of Pennsylvania and a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, where he was honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2018.
Organised by Dr. Satyanarayana Bheesette