Shiv Nadar University Chennai, on Mar 3 announced the appointment of Prof. Sriman Kumar Bhattacharyya as the University’s Founding Vice Chancellor. Prof. Bhattacharyya is a widely acclaimed academician and was previously the Director (officiating) at IIT Kharagpur. In a career spanning over three decades, Prof. Bhattacharyya has demonstrated outstanding scholarship in his field, rigor for academic excellence and support for the faculty’s role in achieving this, driving pedagogical redesign as well as commitment to teaching and research. He has also been the Director of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) – Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) in Roorkee.
Speaking on the appointment, Prof. Bhattacharyya said, “Excellence in education is the bedrock of a nation’s prosperity. It is an exciting time for university education in our country as the National Education Policy promises to usher in transformations enabling a more global approach for institutions of higher education. The Shiv Nadar Foundation has established itself as a pioneer of world class education and I am excited to lead its youngest initiative – the Shiv Nadar University Chennai – which has been modeled on global best standards with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research.”
Shiv Nadar University, Chennai was launched in October 2020 as the first private University to be legislated in Tamil Nadu after 90 years.