A multi-disciplinary university, NIIT University (NU) envisages a systemic, technology-driven overhaul of higher education in the country. Driven by the idea of education aligned to the needs of industry, which promotes research, discovery and entrepreneurship, the university has striven to stretch academic horizons, ably guided by its Advisory Boards.
Board of Advisors
Hari S Bhartia
Dr Arun Kapur
Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Dr Gurcharan Das
Prof Sugata Mitra
Dr Omkar Goswami
Dr Naresh Trehan
Prof Sudhir Jain
Prof Rajeev Sangal
Industry Advisory Board
IABs are innovative forums that can create new mechanisms to help students have a deeper interaction with industry.
Industry Advisory Boards (IABs) ensure that industry is an equal partner in the university’s academic endeavours. The IABs advise the NU leadership on industry trends and directions. By involving industry in relevant processes and functions of the university, NU puts its core principle of providing an education aligned with industry trends and needs into action.
There are IABs for each academic programme, and its members participate in the entire spectrum of activities from admissions to placements. By participating in academic functions and working with faculty on research projects, IABs help in narrowing the gulf that exists between academia and industry.
IAB support for NU includes:
- Programme design
- Curriculum design and content
- Identifying adjunct faculty from industry
- Selection process for high-calibre students
- Identifying research projects
- Processes and facilitation for Industrial Practice and other internships
- Establishing innovation centres
Dr VK Vinayak
Dr SV Ramakrishna
Dr Dinesh K Paliwal
Dr Suman PS Khanuja FNASc, FNAAS
Computer Science & Engineering
K Nageshwara Rao
Dr Ajay Bakre
Research Advisory Board
The RAB helps strengthen NU’s research orientation, so it evolves into a leading hub of innovation.